• Feb 1st 2009 at 5:49PM
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What we have here is the latest in an occasional series we'll be doing here on Autoblog featuring some smaller cars. Back in November when Ford unveiled the 2010 Mustang at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, everyone in attendance got to take home a pony of their own. These, of course, were 1/18 scale models produced by Maisto especially for the event. The models are part of a limited run of 4,000 examples all finished in the same Candy Red Metallic available on full sized 'Stang. Compared to the 1/64 scale cars produced by Hot Wheels this one certainly incorporates a lot more detail, including opening hood, trunk, and doors.The paint job is also much better than the tiny 99-cent version. Ever since the debut, these cars have been turning up on eBay, with one of them currently listed at $150. There are also numerous examples in other colors at prices in the $20-25 range. It looks like the only thing limited about the one depicted above is its paint color.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Love the interior detail! Much nicer than the mess Hot Wheels came out with. Whats up with them? Thats the toy brand I grew up with but now I go with Burago and Maisto.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Mazda FTW!:

        It's BBurago.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I prefer Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon die-cast NASCAR replicas. They tend to appreciate in value over time.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's is a very nice and detailed model but when I saw there were 56 pictures taken of it all I could think was "Holy Crap!"

      Nonetheless I like it

      P.S. @ Phil: You, my friend, win comment of 2009!
      • 6 Years Ago
      And to think you Americans always moan about not being able to get good small cars over there :p
        • 6 Years Ago
        HAhahhahaahhaahha, good one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Don't like the color. Hope it comes in other colors!
      • 6 Years Ago
      wow....isn't this exciting.....

      • 6 Years Ago
      $150 for something you could get for $10 at Costco?? no thanks. and this still looks pretty cheap, but that's because it's a Maisto... overall it looks good though, so i'll probably wait for a better company like Kyosho to make one... assuming they still replicate American cars...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I've heard you get a free middle aged White Trash Barbie with purchase to complete the attention to detail of this model.
      • 6 Years Ago
      k.w.a. and sandy, regarding the color (as mentioned in the original post): the Candy Apple Red version is only on the limited quantity model given away at the launch. This is the one selling for as much as $150 on ebay.

      The regular production colors for this year are Autumn Gold Metallic (metallic gold) and Torch Red (solid red). These will sell for much less, typically $20-25 (maybe $11 at Costco next year -- this style is not likely to be at Costco this year).
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