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!

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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.

BRYCE

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!

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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!

IGGY

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.

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New Color!: Fresh Metal, The Builder Zone Quarry Monsters

On this Wednesday marking the midweek, we’re taking a look at all of the new color options coming from our Builder Zone Quarry Monsters, coming straight from the Fresh Metal series! That’s right. each of the Quarry Monsters have received color and deco updates, including the Tow Truck, Dump Truck, Mixer, Crane, and Ladder Truck, all of which can be seen below! Take a peek and when on the lookout for them on your local retailer’s store shelves, be sure to keep an eye out for either Fresh Metal window box or open touch packaging!

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TOW TRUCK

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CRANE

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Fresh Metal: Desert Rebels, The 1978 Chevrolet Corvette

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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!

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New Color!: Fresh Metal: Desert Rebels, The 2015 Ford Mustang GT

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Earlier this week we talked about and gave a quick peek at the 2015 Ford Mustang GT coming from our Fresh Metal Desert Rebels series. This time we’ve got its alternate color variant, Red, with some Grey wheels and a set of new deco! Just like it’s twin, this die-cast Desert Rebel is approximately 4.5” long and also features a set of oversized tires, along with a removable plastic armor cage! When on the lookout for it or the other die-cast roamers of the wasteland 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!

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Fresh Metal: Desert Rebels, The 2015 Ford Mustang GT

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It’s Wednesday meaning we’re halfway through the week and we’re back with a look at another model coming from our Fresh Metal Desert Rebels series, the 2015 Ford Mustang GT! This die-cast GT can be found the Blue and Orange color variant seen here, as well as a Red and Silver color option! At approximately 4.5″ long, the Desert Rebels feature a set of oversize tires along with a removable plastic armor cage! When looking for the Mustang GT or any of the other 6 die-cast Desert Rebels at your local retailer, be sure to keep your eyes open for either our Fresh Metal blister card or window box packaging with the Desert Rebels logo!

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Fresh Metal: Desert Rebels, The 2006 Dodge Challenger

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It’s Monday and we’re kicking off the week with a quick visit from the wasteland with a new piece from a new line-up in our Fresh Metal Series, the Desert Rebels 2006 Dodge Challenger! When you’re serious about being prepared for just about anything, the Desert Rebels are the vehicles to have! These die-cast cars are approximately 4.5″ long and feature a set of oversize tires and a removable plastic armor cage! Each vehicle is even available in two separate color options, with the Challenger being found in the Green seen here, as well as Yellow! 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 labeled DESERT REBELS!

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New Color!: Fresh Metal Heartland Haulers

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It’s Friday and we’re wrapping up the week by taking a quick look at the new color options coming from our Fresh Metal Highway Haulers! That’s right, our truck and trailer sets got a couple new deco sets, including the Bacon Blaster BBQ livery seen above, and the Heartland Burgers livery seen below! Keep an eye out for them at your local retailer by looking for our Fresh Metal packaging labeled HIGHWAY HAULERS!

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