New Color!: MaistoTECH R/C Off-Road Series: Desert Rebels, The 1967 Ford Mustang GT


The Desert Rebels have taken it upon themselves to dawn some new paint as well as raise a new flag to traverse the badlands, and we’re taking a quick look at the 1967 Ford Mustang GT! This desert dwelling monstrosity can now be found in Yellow with its very own extra body details to boot! Featuring full-function radio control, and a lightweight but tough vac-formed body, the Mustang GT runs on 6 AA batteries, along with 2 AAA batteries for the controller, and can be found on two separate channels allowing you to run up to any two Desert Rebels at a time! In order to find it or any of the other desert lurkers in our catalog, keep an eye out for our MaistoTECH R/C window-box packaging with the Desert Rebels in full view! Also be sure to check out our video for the Desert Rebels below!

MaistoTECH R/C Off-Road Series, The Dirt Demon


Today we’re taking a look at a new member of our 1/16th scale Off-Road Series line-up, the Dirt Demon! This smaller size Off-Road R/C from our 2017 Catalog can be found in two separate color combo options, Orange with Yellow tires, and Green with Orange tires, both with their very own liveries! The Dirt Demon, just like our other 1/16th scale Off-Road R/Cs, features a set of big off-road tires and a steering alignment adjustment found on the bottom of the vehicle! In order to find them at your local retailer, keep an eye out for our latest MaistoTECH R/C packaging with the Off-Road Series in full view on all sides!


New Color!: MaistoTECH R/C Off-Road Series, The Rock Crawler


It’s Monday and we’re opening up the week with a look at a couple new color variants for the original member of the Rock Crawler Family, the MaistoTECH R/C Rock Crawler! That’s right, the Rock Crawler now has two new available colors to choose from with new liveries to boot, a Black and Green version, as well as an Orange and Black variant! Still laid out at 12 ½” long, the MaistoTECH R/C Rock Crawler features a front and rear suspension, 3 motors, and comes paired with our tri-channel transmitter to allow up to three vehicles to run at any given place and time! Find them at your local retailer by checking for our latest MaistoTECH R/C packaging with the Rock Crawler found in full view on all sides!


New Color!: MaistoTECH R/C Off-Road Series, The Rock Crawler Extreme


It’s Friday and we’re closing out the week with a quick look at a new color option for a member of the MaistoTECH R/C Rock Crawler Family, the Rock Crawler Extreme! That’s right, the Rock Crawler Extreme can now be found in Black with a brand new livery and some Yellow tires for some added spark! Laid out at 12 ½” long, this off-road r/c utilizes front and rear spring suspension, three motors, a lightweight but tough vac-formed body, and comes paired with our tri-channel transmitter so that three vehicles can be ran in the same place at once! To find it at your local retailer, keep your eyes open for our new MaistoTECH R/C packaging with the Rock Crawler Extreme in clear view!

MaistoTECH R/C Off-Road Series: Off-Road Fighter


It’s the first Tuesday of the New Year and with it we’re taking a look at the Off-Road Fighter R/C that’s one of our new residents in the MaistoTECH R/C Off-Road Series line-up! This huge R/C Off-Road Racer is approximately 27” long and utilizes a lightweight but tough vac-formed body and 2.4GHz radio control signal to a Pro-Style controller with proportional speed control for top performance! Up to 8 Off-Road Fighters can be driven at a time for up to a 164 Foot (50 Meter) range! Both batteries for the vehicle and its remote are included in the box, as well as a rapid electric battery charger for the vehicle’s rechargeable pack! Keep your eyes open for our new MaistoTECH R/C packaging when on the lookout for the Off-Road Fighter or any of our other MaistoTECH R/C vehicles!


Rock Crawler Makes It’s TV Debut!

ok, ok, let’s not all get too excited. you know how it is when you are starting off  – you have to work some ensemble pieces before you get a shot to hit the big time. so it is with Rock Crawler, our new RC item from Maisto TECH.

we got  little play on the fox NY affiliate, as they had a feature on summer toys on their good day ny show. the anchors got a little carried away with some super soaker stuff, and they don’t really get a chance to show the best feature of the rock climber, which is it’s ability to, um, climb rocks (we spent a TON in research to come up with the name, btw), but like we say, you gotta start somewhere.

see rock crawler at 2:22 of the clip below

and special thanks to laurie of for including us.

Press Release: Rock Crawler

check it out…


Fontana, CA. (July, 2010)

Maisto International, a worldwide leader in vehicle replicas in the toy and hobby industries, announced the initial shipments of ROCK CRAWLER, the latest title from their Maisto Tech line of radio controlled toys.

Rock Crawler features a sleek off-road body sitting on top of a massive chassis with enormous, rugged deep tread off road tires. Articulated front and rear axles keep the tires in contact with all sorts of rough terrain, even while climbing seemingly impossible ascents. The coil springs at each wheel assist in the shock absorption. The vehicle is powered by three different motors and also features tri-channel support, so three vehicles can be operated in the same area at the same time.

“This title is going to be a major breakthrough for us in the Radio Control category,” said Rick Berman, Director of International Licensing/Marketing/Design for Maisto International. “Our plan was to take a hobby-grade play pattern and make it for the masses. We were excited to see the prototype. We were thrilled with the functionality in the pre-production stage. And the final outcome is absolutely awesome and even better than we had hoped for. Retailers, who have already given us significant support for Rock Crawler, will be thrilled with the shipped product.”

Berman continued, “In addition to an outstanding product, we are looking forward to delivering our current fan-base as well as new customers the opportunity to enter-and-win several exciting prize packages from Maisto and other promotional partners during this holiday season via an on-line promotion. We will have a lot of information on this contest shortly, and will be posting it on our website as well as on Facebook and Twitter. Rock Crawler will also be promoted in the annual TOY INSIDER™ holiday gift guide that will appear in the November issue of Woman’s Day magazine delivering over 10 million consumer impressions during the holiday season.”

About Maisto
The Maisto brand name was registered in 1990 by May Cheong, a vertically integrated manufacturer based in Hong Kong. The company has been manufacturing die cast replicas for over 40 years, employs over 11,000 employees worldwide and and maintains their own manufacturing facilities covering over 2,000,000 square feet. For more information, visit them at,, and follow them at

For more information concerning this release,  contact Rick Berman at

not sure who this berman guy is, but he sounds like a tool… anyway, another action shot of the RC R.C.:

and one of our fave videos…