1/24 Assembly Line, The Audi R8 V10 Plus


It’s Monday and that means we’re back in the office with something new to share with you! This time we’re taking a quick look at the Audi R8 V10 Plus found as in our 1/24th scale Assembly Line series! This die-cast R8 kit comes with everything you need to piece it together already found inside the box, even the screwdriver, with no additional paint or glue needed! Once completed, you’ll find that your new Audi model will feature a set of opening doors as well as an opening engine compartment! When looking for it or any of our other Assembly Line models at your local retailer, be sure to keep an eye out for our Assembly Line packaging color-coded Dark Blue!



New Color!: 1/24 Special Edition, The Audi R8


It’s a brand new week and today we’re taking a quick peek at a brand new color option coming from our 1/24th scale Special Edition line, more specifically one for the Audi R8! That’s right, this die-cast Audi R8 has a new color variant out in the wild, Dull Black as seen above, as well as its previous Metallic Blue color option! A set of opening doors along with an opening engine compartment grants you an even better view at the model’s interior details, and when you’re looking for it at your local retailer, be sure to keep an eye out for our standard Maisto packaging, color-coded Blue and labeled SPECIAL EDITION!

1/18 Exclusive, The Audi R8 V10 Plus


We’re opening up this new week that transitions into February with a quick look at the Audi R8 V10 Plus that’s a recently new addition to our 1/18th scale Exclusive series line! This higher detail die-cast Audi for the discerning collector features all sorts of upgrades from our Premiere and Special edition lines, such as higher detailed/ higher pieced engines, additional details to wheels and badging, and a more authentic higher coat of paint, tucked neatly in a unique foam shell collector’s box! You’ll even find that the model utilizes full function steering at the turn of the steering wheel, 4-wheel spring suspension, as well as an opening set of doors, hood, and engine compartment! When looking for the R8 V10 Plus or any of other vehicles currently found in our Exclusive series line-up, be sure to keep an eye out for our special closed box packaging, colored Black and Red, and labeled EXCLUSIVE!



1/24 Special Edition, The Audi R8 Spyder


We’re halfway through the week and with it comes yet another model from our 1/24th scale Special Edition line, the Audi R8 Spyder! This sleek little die-cast convertible can be found in two separate color options as of our 2016 Catalog, Metallic Brown, or White! Including having an open top, the R8 Spyder also features a set of opening doors, as well as an opening engine compartment granting you access to all of its inner details and workings! When looking for this Audi, or any of the other vehicles that are a part of our Special Edition line-up, keep your eyes open for our standard Maisto packaging color-coded Blue and labeled SPECIAL EDITION!

On The Road in Hong Kong

i promise this is the last of the pics i have from my trip to hong kong. and it is of an item we are not even making.

yes, we are producing a 1:10 R/C Audi R8, and it looks sweeeeet. but then walking around the cubies in hong kong, i spotted this version. apparently they had someone try this out to see what it would look like – the look is unreal, but so is the cost, unfortunately. so no go, but a few fotos for your viewing pleasure.

International Durastar Rd.2

For those of you keeping track, here is the complete 2010 release of the 1:64 Elite Transport International Durastar flatbed. Thank you for following this tool from beginning to end here on the Maisto DD. If you missed it, here is the original post showing the tooling model.

International Durastar with the Hummer Hx

International Durastar with the 50 Merc

International Durastar with the Audi R8

International Durastar with the 29 Ford

International Durastar with the ’57 Chevy Bel Air

International Durastar with the ’64 Ford Galaxie 500

The 2011 release are already being produced so stay tuned for that, of course we’ll be posting those pics when those arrive!

r h b on the road: next stop – hong kong

that’s right, once again i am on the road, this time making a stop at hq before heading out to europe for some face time with our licensers. one thing is for sure, if i were here full time, we would never have a shortage of post topics.

our showroom here is very, very nice. and they made it even sweeter since i was here last in april. they decided to rearrange things and build a wall of die-cast, complete with metal siding and lighted window-boxes

i think it looks pretty classy, and is an awesome way to show off some special 1:18 products

and of course, there is plenty of product to hilight

whoa – hold on there son. i get the lamborghini gallardo superleggera, the audi r8, the datsun 240z, and the m-b sls. but that last one, we don’t know nothing about a porsche panamera. do we? charles, can i tell ’em? huh – please? this isn’t the answer to your last post, is it? let me know if i won, k?