1/24 Maisto Design: Authority, The 2009 Nissan GT-R (R35)

07.17.17We’re opening up the week with a quick look at a model from our 1/24th scale Maisto Design: Authority line-up, the 2009 Nissan GT-R (R35)! That’s right, the Nissan GT-R joins the ranks of the officer sporting Black and White colors, police badging, aftermarket wheels and tires, a custom engine, and features a set of opening doors as well as an opening hood! In order to find it or any of our other 1/24th scale die-cast Authority models, be sure to look for our custom Maisto Design packaging seen above, color-coded Blue and labeled AUTHORITY!07.17.17(1)

Maisto Collector: John Brugger

We recently received some pics from John Brugger sharing his latest additions to his die-cast collection. A Nissan GT-R, Lamborghini Diablo, and Ferrari Enzo. John detailed the wheels of his Ferrari with a black sharpie, not too shabby! I’ve done that several times myself!  Thanks for sharing the pics John those are some nice pieces! We read all the messages sent here to the daily dose. If we don’t reply or you don’t see your collection posted right away, don’t worry, we get pretty busy over here, but we do read every message and try our best to respond in some way.


1:24 Nissan GT-R pre-production samples

We’ve had some trouble getting the bulges on the hood to look correct but now we’re sure that we’ve got it! Here are the pre-production samples for the Need For Speed: Undercover (blue/white police car) and the Special Edition (pearl white and red) that we’ve just received from our tooling department. We’ll send them to Nissan for review. Upon their approval we’ll begin production.


This is the latest in a series of posts following the making of this die-cast model car from the beginning. Here are some of the earlier posts (in order from the beginning):

2009 Nissan GT-R: And So It Begins

2009 Nissan GT-R: It’s Tooling Model Time

2009 Nissan GT-R: (A Closer Look)

2009 Nissan GT-R: First Photos

2009 Nissan GT-R: Step By Step

Posts of the Year

Happy New Year to all. Seems like there are about 4 people on the office today as almost of all the sales slugs are on there way to Hong Kong. I am heading there tomorrow, and will be in the factory again next Friday. Hope to get some good new factory photos for you then.

We thought it might be cool to look back on the most popular posts we have had for the last year, or at least since we started. not suprisingly, the most popular series is the one we did on the nissan gt-r – we actually had thought of this series when we started the blog, and it was really eye-opening to see what gets the most views. here is the top 10, with links:

1. 2009 Nissan GT-R: And So It Begins


2. 1:18th Scale Hummer HX Concept

3. 2010 Ford Mustang GT Conv. – One More Thing


4. 187 Models-But Not From Maisto

5. 2009 Nissan GT-R: A Closer Look

6. 2009 Nissan GT-R: Its Tooling Model Time

7. 124 Nissan GT-R: First Photos

8. Allstars Red 100: Pure Yumminess In 1:64 Scale


9. New Lambos Spotted In Showroom

10. Come Over To The Dark Custom Side

Hope you all enjoyed reading the 2008 blog as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you. there should be a TON more stuff in the coming weeks, so keep checking back. Enjoy!

The Nissan GT-R still on track…

we just got in some more samples of the much anticipated Nissan GT-R. the first one is small in stature but huge in anticipation –  it is the unveiling of our 1:64 Nissan GT-R Police version from our Need For Speed Undercover line. this baby is due out in early spring, 2009.


why don’t they make cop cars like these? don’t you think we would obey the law just a little more if we knew the authority figure behind us could do 193 mph and packed 480 hp.

on a more “realistic” note, we have 2 stock 1:43 scale samples from the Bburago line – red and white. these are not fully approved yet, but we’ll share just a taste of them with you anyway. enjoy!