Happy Holidays from Maisto! PDF Print E-mail
Written by CASTRO   
Friday, 13 December 2013 22:15

Watch our first ever Video Holiday Greeting below from Maisto and the May Cheong Group!

Maisto looks to the Moon with 1:8 scale Jade Rabbit PDF Print E-mail
Written by CASTRO   
Friday, 13 December 2013 20:15



HONG KONG,  (DECEMBER 2013)‹ Maisto, a leading replica and radio control

brand of the May Cheong Group, recently unveiled their exclusive version

of Yutu, or The Jade Rabbit, the first lunar rover to be developed and

deployed by the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP). The 1:8 scale

replica is the most detailed piece ever developed by MCG, and will be

distributed throughout China.

The Chang'e 3 lunar lander was launched via rockets on December 2nd. It is

scheduled to land on the northern region of the moon in the middle of

December, and upon landing China will become the 3rd country, after the

U.S.A. and the former U.S.S.R. to successfully land a rover on the moon.

The feat is especially remarkable given China's relatively short, 10 year

space exploration history.

Last month, during a Chinese Defense Technical and Scientific Buresau news

conference to announce the naming of Chang¹e 3 Lunar Rover as Jade Rabbit,

the Space Technical and Scientific Company presented two sets of the 1:8

scale Jade Rabbit to the Beijing Planetarium.  The Planetarium will hold a

Chang-e 3 exhibit sometime after the mission is completed,  and the

replica from Maisto will be part of the exhibit.

MCG worked closely with CLEP and developed three different versions of the

Jade Rabbit. The first is a highly detailed 1:8 scale with opening solar

panels, 6 wheels, moveable antennas and retracting transmitters,  and

comes beautifully packaged in a unique, collectible gift box. A second,

premium collector¹s version of the 1:8 scale comes with certificates of

authenticity, authorization, and quality from CLEP, various certificates

of identification, has gold and silver components, and features lights and

motion detected movement. The set will also include 50 mailable stamps

featuring the lunar rover, and will be sold via TV programming. The third

version, of which only 20 were made, is a 1:1 scale replica of the rover

and will be used by the government in China  for educational and

promotional purposes.


The MAY CHEONG GROUP is a collection of affiliated companies working

together to create innovative toy and replica products. The Maisto brand

name was registered in 1990 by May Cheong, a vertically integrated

manufacturer based in Hong Kong. The company employs over 7,500 employees

worldwide and maintains their own manufacturing facilities covering over

2,000,000 square feet. For more information, visit them at www.maisto.com,

www.facebook.com/maistotoys, and follow them at www.twitter.com/maistotoys.

Watch the awesome unboxing of the collector's version here!

Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013 22:25
Maisto 1:18 Stingray on New York Daily News Gift List PDF Print E-mail
Written by charlesmaisto   
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 20:42

The New York Daily News auto section, Driver's Dashboard, has a selection of 18 auto-related gifts in their December 10 edition. The Maisto item is the 1:18 scale 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe, SKU 31182, in Laguna Blue. See the gift guide here: http://tinyurl.com/nsxhpcb

Nick Kurczewski, Autos Editor, wrote "Maisto models also happened to be my favorite when I was a kid!"

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 21:43
It's here! The all new 2015 Ford Mustang. PDF Print E-mail
Written by CASTRO   
Thursday, 05 December 2013 19:00

She has finally arrived.
She is beautiful.
She is sexy.
And she is really a technological marvel.
The 2015 Ford Mustang.
Coming Q2 2014 from Maisto in 1:18, 1:24, 4.5", and 1:64 die-cast replicas.
We can't wait.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 December 2013 19:07
Los Angeles Auto Show -- Maisto visit, part 4 PDF Print E-mail
Written by charlesmaisto   
Thursday, 05 December 2013 18:16

Here's our fourth and final installment of Maisto staffers picks at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It's Rick's turn today.

Car of the show: Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

Concept car of the show: Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo

Car that Maisto should make: Nissan GT-R Nismo

Car that I could see myself owning: Mercedes-Benz CLA or Audi A3 coupe  (Mercedes-Benz and Audi photos)

That's it for this year's show. It looks like the only category that all four of us agreed on was the concept car Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo.

To finish things off, here's a zombie car from Hyundai that was at the entrance to the show.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 December 2013 18:18
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