1/18 Harley-Davidson Assembly Line, The 1953 74FL Hydra Glide

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It’s the Thursday before the New Year and we’re taking a last look at the 1953 74FL Hydra Glide that’s not just any model, it happens to be a part of our 1/18th scale Harley-Davidson Assembly Line! This die-cast metal body with plastic parts precision replica kit comes with everything needed to piece together your very own Hydra Glide, even the screwdriver, with no paint or glue needed! Once you’ve gotten everything completely assembled, you’ll find that your new 1/18th scale motorcycle even features a working spring suspension! Keep your eyes open at your local retailer for out H-D Custom packaging to find it, or and of the other bikes found in our Harley-Davidson Assembly Line series!

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Harley-Davidson Cycle Sounds, The 2004 FLSTFI Fat Boy!

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Today we’re taking a quick look at one of the two models currently available in our Harley-Davidson Cycle Sounds line, the 2004 FLSTFI Fat Boy! Cycle Sounds are a set of free-wheeling, light and sound Harley-Davidson motorcycles that feature working headlights and three authentic Harley sounds that can be activated by the push of a button! This model comes in the iconic H-D Orange and Black, with batteries included! You can even find it in a special “Try Me” open package to let you test it out for yourself at your local retailer!

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H-D Custom Pickup W/ Cycle, The 1/24 1942 WLA Flathead + 1948 Ford F-1 Pickup

We’re kicking off the week with a quick look at a couple of pieces from our H-D Custom line, the pairing of the 1942 WLA Flathead and 1948 Ford F-1 Pickup! This die-cast pick-up truck and motorcycle combo comes themed in a military deco, colored in Green and Black with White decals strung about! The pick-up itself even features opening doors, as well as an opening tailgate for loading and unloading the Flathead! To get your hands on this duo, along with our other Harley-Davidson models, keep an eye out for our special H-D Custom box at your local retailer!

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Maisto Out of The Closet!

I was searching last night, you know, googlin and what not. Low and behold I find images of our long lost Stunt Runtz. These things were pretty bad ass for their time. Sure they could have used a little “cool” kick, but they were pretty dope as is. They were characterized stunt riders, busting some wild tricks on their crotch rockets. For the time, I’d say they were pretty amazing.

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When I came to Maisto a few years ago and saw all the cool stuff they had under their belt, I knew this was the place for me. Myself being the figure/character aficionado that I am, saw these and loved them. The names on these however, well, that’s another story. I’m just glad I’m here now, so names like that never, EVER, get used again. EVER!

Freeway Fotos: Something Different

Normally I’m all about the cars, new, old, American muscle,Japanese, and even some exotics you know the usual suspects of awesome. I do love the look and the freedom of motorcycles on the open road. I would love to build a bike one day maybe after the 67 is done, just have to wait and see.

So on the way into CAPD I saw this bike on the 60 and had to snap a few pics of it. I really like the less is more on this bike, and how it’s set up. The rake is just enough not crazy, the bars are totally do able, not like ape hangers over your head. That’s cool for some dudes I’m not a fan but do what you like. The back tire isn’t so wide it looks like it should be on a car, another plus one in my book. No front fender, simple black paint, just enough chrome to pop, you can actually see the cables! It’s a machine and I personally like that you can see that side of it. A real classic look in my opinion, this bike looks great today and will still look great 25 years from now.

Some may find this bike bland and not flashy enough, it’s not hip with the current trends. How many more bikes need realistic flames really???