1/24 Maisto Design: Classic Muscle, The 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28


It’s officially Wednesday and with that we’re taking a quick look at the 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 coming straight from our 1/24th scale Maisto Design: Classic Muscle series! This die-cast metal muscle car reigns from the era where muscle was king, with all the custom paint, wheels and performance upgrades to set them apart from its stock counterpart! Utilizing a set of opening doors as well as an opening hood, you can scope out all of the model’s inner details from behind the dash to the engine itself! In order to find it or any of the other Classic Muscle vehicles on your local retailer’s store shelves, be sure to keep an eye out for our special Maisto Design packaging color-coded Green and labeled MUSCLE!


10 Years Of Fresh Metal!: My Favorite Fresh Metal Casting

This year marks the 10 year anniversary of our initial launch of Fresh Metal! To celebrate, we decided to have some fun and get some insight by asking the design team to help us out by providing us with their favorite Fresh Metal casting, as well as their reasoning for it! Read up on them all below, and feel free to send us in your favorite Fresh Metal casting and why for a chance to be featured here on the blog!


FM Casting: 3″ Porsche 356A

Brad Trimmer: I chose this casting because Maisto nailed this casting right on the head. This is one of my favorite shaped automobiles of all time, and when reproducing a model, it is very easy to miss an important element of design that will absolutely ruin the overall aesthetics of the model. Not the case here. The red paint over this shape is something you have to see in person to appreciate. I hope you find one of these gems in your searches. You won’t be disappointed.


FM Casting: 4×4 Rebels Volkswagen Van “Samba”

Bryce Doerksen: Although it’s tough to pick one, I think my favorite Fresh Metal would have to be the 4×4 Rebels VW Samba. I love quirky cars that have been amped up, and a Microbus rebuilt for serious off-roading is the perfect mashup of exaggerated performance and an iconic fun design. Besides the nice weight, great color combo, and chunky silhouette, it hits home for me having grown up in Oregon where VW van dailies are everywhere. A 1:1 would be the perfect camper!


FM Casting: 3″ Leadslinger

Castro: I chose the Leadslinger because it was one of the first Fresh Metal castings I got to design and it’s got Gatling Guns mounted over the engine, I mean what’s not to love about that? Of course it was inspired by movies like Mad Max, The Road Warrior and Death Race. Witness Me!


FM Casting: 4×4 Rebels 1999 Chevrolet Silverado

Ignacio Arreguin: This is one of my favorite toys because, it was around the time I was starting to grasp the design process here at Maisto.

New Color!: 1/16 Harley-Davidson Custom R/C, The 1964 Chevrolet C-10


We’re officially halfway through the week and we’ve decided to amp it up with a new color option for a vehicle coming from our 1/16th scale Harley-Davidson Custom R/C line-up, the 1964 Chevrolet C-10! That’s right, this larger scale Chevy C-10 has picked up a new look, sporting Harley-Davidson’s iconic colors, Black, Orange and White, as seen above with a set of Silver rims and trim to bring it all together! Its previous color variant can also still be found on store shelves, and just like it, this new one features full function radio control as well as a steering alignment adjustment! When on the lookout at your local retailer, be sure to keep an eye out for our special H-D Custom packaging with the Harley-Davidson logo and colors shown throughout!

Fresh Metal: Desert Rebels, The 1978 Chevrolet Corvette


It’s a brand new week and today we’re back with a brand new piece coming straight from the wasteland itself, the Fresh Metal Desert Rebels 1978 Chevrolet Corvette! Just like the other desert dwellers, this die-cast vehicle is approximately 4.5″ long and features a set of oversized tires as well as a removable plastic armor cage! You also find this ’78 Corvette in two different color options and deco variants, Silver and Metallic Red! When on the lookout for them at your local retailer, be sure to keep an eye out for our Fresh Metal blister card or window box packaging with the Desert Rebels logo!





New Color!: 4×4 Rebels, The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71


It’s a brand new week and today we’re taking a quick look at a new color option for a member of our 4×4 Rebels line-up, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71! That’s right, the Silverado 1500 Z71 can now be found in the color scheme of Red, Yellow and Black with a new set of deco to boot! At approximately 4.5″ long, this 4×4 Rebel features a raised chassis with off-road tires, a set of opening doors, and an opening hood! In order to find it at your local retailer, keep your eyes open for either our Fresh Metal blister-card or window-box packaging labeled 4×4 REBELS!

1/64 Maisto Design: Tow & Go, The 1987 Chevy 1500 w/ Car Trailer


We’re back from the weekend and we’re opening up the week with a quick look at the new Chevy 1500 with Car Trailer combo found in our 1/64th scale Maisto Design: Tow & Go line-up! This die-cast duo sports a variety of colors, with the Chevy 1500 even throwing in a set of whitewall tires to complement the Red rims! When looking for them, or any of our other Tow & Go mash-ups at your local retailer, be sure to keep a look out for our custom Maisto Design window-box or blister-card packaging color-coded Teal and labeled TOW & GO!

New Color!: Fresh Metal 4×4 Rebels, The 1999 Chevrolet Silverado


It’s Tuesday, and today we’re taking a look at one of the many new color options from our 4×4 Rebels series in our Fresh Metal line-up! The 1999 Chevrolet Silverado can now be found in the color combination of Black and Green with some White highlights, as well as its previous White and Black with Red highlight variant! Laid out at approximately 4.5” long, our die-cast 4×4 Rebels feature a raised chassis with off-road tires, along with a set of opening doors and an opening hood or tailgate on most styles! In order to find the ’99 Silverado, or any of our other 4×4 Rebels at your local retailer, keep your eyes open for their blister card or window box Fresh Metal packaging!