New Color!: 1/64 Maisto Design: Elite Transport, The Porsche Cayenne & Porsche 918 Spyder


We’re closing out the week with a quick look at a new color option in our longest running die-cast line-up, 1/64th scale Maisto Design: Elite Transport! The 1-2 Porsche combo of the Cayenne pulling the 918 Spyder has been updated with a fresh coat of White, Black and Red paint! With these colors of course, the 918 Spyder takes on a new form in that of the Weissach #3! In order to find them, as well as the other vehicles in our Elite Transport line-up, keep an eye out for our custom Maisto Design packaging, color-coded Yellow and labeled TRANSPORT!

What kind of Porsche are you?

just curious – what kind of Porsche guy are you?

are you a 2010 911 GT3 RS?

or are you more of a 2011 911 GT2 RS type?

i know where i am – how ’bout you? feel free to comment…

oh, btw, you know how CH is always telling you that we never lead on to what we might Be making in the future? well that is the case with this – please dOn’T read anytHing into it…

A Free Porsche!!

Well, kinda. These things aren’t free to make…but if you happen to make it by the Maisto booth at the Nuremburg Germany or New York toy fairs this year, you may find one in your bag!! [Sorry collectors, the toy fairs are only open to the trade but maybe you can sweet-talk your local die-cast shop owner into getting one for you. — Charles. These are a limited run of 2,010 pieces.]

Come by and say hi!

Maisto 2010 Toy Fair souvenir car and package

Added Jan. 12: We might, repeat might, have some to give away at the Diecast Super Convention in Las Vegas in February — see for convention details.

Freeway Fotos – The Series

i drive a lot. 130 miles round trip everyday. my carbon footprint is massive. i am sorry for that. but i had this idea. it came to me after i saw this on my way home one day…


first off, i was kind of impressed with my photog skillz taking this thru the passenger window while i was driving in rush hour traffic on the 210w. and with my bb bold 2 megapixel. the second thing i thought of was man, what a great way to pass the time on my commute. and last, of course, i thought my friends at the double d would like it. so here we go…

i went out to dinner on saturday. to phoenix. i live in northridge ca, so it was about 6 hours to get to the restaurant. but it was for my primos 50th, so what the hell. and on the way, i saw this motoring on the 10 east…


what the hell was that? it looked kind of citroen-ish, but the size of a mini cooper. it was wierd, but fun.


nah, i couldn’t have planned that maricopa county sign in there – just dumb luck.

well, after dinner, we stayed overnight in a motel. it was a little wierd, the motel, kind of like a motel 6 but cooler. checking out in the am, we saw this beautiful caddy in the parking lot:


sweeeeeeeeeet. before we hit the road again, i was on the lookout for a bagel. couldn’t find one, but saw this on the road…


now i like old porsches, so i shot it. and the wife, who had been tolerant up to this point, is starting to get annoyed. but we find a place to get a coffee and a muffin, and after a long wait in line, and a screwed up order, we walk outside and see this:


we had walked straight into a porsche club gathering – sure enough, the car we saw on the road was there, and about 30 of his friends…



and that was about it. we hit the road, saw a crapload of dune buggies that i couldn’t get good pics of, but had a nice road trip never-the-less. before we got home, though, we were in the san fernando valley, and strolled into some historic house they were selling for 2,000,000. sorry – we ain’t buying. but i did love the car they had parked out front…


and that’s how we started the series freeway fotos. can’t wait for the NEXT installment. enjoy.