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  • RCmania.com review of the Maisto Rock Crawler

    "It really tackles terrain that very few toy-class RCs ever made could ever successfully navigate." For more, see their review at http://www.rcmania.com/maisto-rock-crawler/   ...
  • Rock Crawler on My Fox NY

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  • Rock Crawler Hits The Big Time - 15 seconds on The Today Show Black Friday Edition

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  • Huffarama Car Show in Colton, CA Nov. 27

    What a show! Hot rods, low riders, customs, and a few that defy description. This was a fund raiser car show for customizer Bo Huff who has cancer. To see more about him and his cars, go to http://huffarama.net/home1.html...
  • Behind The Scenes: Hong Kong Trip Part 5

    So after the product is created, cast, prepped and painted, it needs to get it's final touches. It goes through the pad printing department to get it's graphics, or manufacturer's emblems printed on it. Then it will go to assembly.  ...
  • Behind The Scenes: Hong Kong Trip Part 4

    Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving day! I did, I think I'm still stuffed from yesterday. Wow. No Black Friday sales for me, thank you, I'm perfectly fine in the warmth of my home. You folks who do battle the crowds and cold to save some dough, you guy...
  • Behind The Scenes: Hong Kong Trip Part 3

    Happy Thanksgiving Day everyone! I hope everyone is having a great day with their friends and families and eating lots of turkey, or if you're a vegetarian some tofurkey, yum! Here are some more photos from my trip through the factory in China. I don't ha...
  • Something new for 2011, part 3

    On our old blog I posted these two photos to see if anyone could guess what our next 1:18 die-cast will be. Guesses ranged from Pontiac Aztek to Cadillac to Cord. None were correct. Here's another photo. When you guess, mention the year and make of c...
  • Behind The Scenes: Hong Kong Trip Part 2

    For part 2, we will take you on a trip through the factory, starting with product development. I've included some promotional photos just so you can get an idea how things work. Although ideas for new products come from both our California (CAPD) and Hong...
  • Behind The Scenes: Hong Kong Trip Part 1

    Hello all, well normally it would be El Señor's blog post today, however he is out of the country at this time. He's probably lounging around on the beach of some posh resort, somewhere exotic in the world. PFFFT.... whatever. He suggested we do a piece ...
  • L.A. Auto Show Sneak Preview Night

    Last night most of CAPD aka Maisto design goon squad headed out to the City of Angels on a black ops mission. Upon arrival at said location we found a care package from Jeep, a Call of Duty Black Ops edition Jeep Wrangler.   they also equipped us wit...
  • WGN 9 Midday Fix - The Toy Insider

    Rock Crawler R/C appears in the WGN 9 segment. ...
  • LA Auto Show/Design Challenge

    Each year for the past seven years, a topical theme is chosen and the major Southern California automotive design studios are invited to compete in the Design Challenge. For the first time studios from Germany and Japan will join the competition adding ...
  • Last Murcielago Rolls Off Lamborghini Assembly Line

    dammit - i was just going to order 1. that's what happens when you procrastinate... here is the press release... One of the most successful super sports cars of all time takes a bow – the last Murciélago to be produced bears the number 4,099 It is...
  • Our Next Motorcycle Will Be...

    the 2011 triumph speed triple? the bmw k1600gt ? or the ducati diavel?   or all 3? maybe, but if i were a betting man, i would say this big bang will be the next motorcycle we make...  ...
  • SEMA show recap (Part II)

    yes it was not all high end exotics. There was quite a bit of good ol' American Made classics! My Favorites! ...
  • Today is the eleventh day of the eleventh month — Veterans Day in the U.S.A.

    Our hats are off to veterans everywhere. Here are a few planes from our G.I. Joe die-cast line from about ten years ago. At the lower right is part of the package from a very limited run of 1/72 planes that we made for Hasbro Collectibles....
  • Inspiration For Me

    Today I am gonna share some images I captured today as inspiration. Many artist I know will research for inspiration in the same category as they wanna create for. I personally find inspiration in very unlikely and unrelated to the subject or project I wi...
  • SEMA show recap

    Hello all, last week we (well a small handful of us) headed out to the far reaches of Sin City for the annual SEMA trade show. B-Rad and I hopped in the G-Ride and went truckin up the highway while RHB aka "El Señor" was hot on our trail (including a few...
  • Parking Lot Pictures- Vegas Edition

    I am not a huge fan of LV, but there sure is some cha-ching here. Witness the parking are of the aria hotel. ...

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