Cones and Cars! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Geraldez   
Friday, 30 May 2014 21:39

Whats better than just being Friday?? How about a custom Ice Cream Truck stopping by to give use free ice cream!!!! Good friend of ours and owner of Archies Ice was on his way to the Toby Keith concert to hand out ice cream in the VIP section, but was cool enough to stop at Maisto to say hi and feed us some dessert right after lunch!

Also tomorrow Archies will be throwing their 2nd annual Cars and Cones car show! Maisto was happy to sponsor a few cars for giveaways. So if you are in the area grab a scoop and check out some cars and maybe even win some Maisto product!



Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014 21:52
Fun with Kids: Outdoor Toys PDF Print E-mail
Written by CASTRO   
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 18:48

We're on a roll today, more awesome fun from Woman's Day and the Toy Insider Mom, Laurie Schacht. She talks about our Extreme Beast R/C around the 3:18 mark.

Father's Day Gift Ideas PDF Print E-mail
Written by CASTRO   
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 17:58

Looking for an awesome Father's Day gift for that awesome Dad of yours? Well look no further! Laurie Schacht, the Toy Insider Mom has a great list of gifts posted over at the Huffington Post Blog, including our very own "Extreme Beast R/C".

25 years ago: Maisto 1:18 Mercedes-Benz SL PDF Print E-mail
Written by charlesmaisto   
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 23:44

The first 1:18 car from the company to later be called Maisto arrived twenty-five years ago in 1989.

At the time, collector model die-cast from May Cheong Toy Products Factory (also known as MC Toys) were distributed in North America under the Intex name. This SL was the first one and was quickly followed by others such as the 31802 Porsche 911 Speedster and the 31803 Lamborghini Diablo.

Within a few years the Maisto brand name was adopted and the company established its own office and warehouse in Fontana, California.

75 years ago -- New York World's Fair opened PDF Print E-mail
Written by charlesmaisto   
Thursday, 01 May 2014 23:38

Here's a "what-if" daydream that might be fun to think about.

On April 30, 1939 the New York World's Fair opened. It was a show of how things would be better in the future with exhibits from major manufacturers and nations themselves from around the world. Streamlining was the big thing. Although it had been introduced earlier in the '30s, just about everything at the fair looked swoopy.

What if somebody showed up with a full-size version of the Maisto 1:64 Elite Transport shown above? It's a late-'30s inspired car hauler carrying a slightly customized 1960 Ford Starliner. That Starliner (what a name!) would have looked like something from outer space if it had been seen 21 years sooner at the fair.

To compare to what most people would be used to seeing as a car in 1939, see the ghosted-in image of the Maisto 1:18 1939 Ford Deluxe coupe reduced in size. It's hard to imagine what the reaction would have been in 1939 to the sharp edges, horizontal fins and low roofline of the Starliner. Some of the rocket ships depicted on science fiction magazine covers and in movies of the time would have lent at least some familarity to the style but, really, would folks visiting the fair have liked it?

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014 23:48
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