Found this Maisto International Durastar Flatbed with VW Beetle Cabriolet recently, and couldn’t resist. Somebody else here posted one of these sets the other day, and made the argument that the International wasn’t a good representation. I would mostly agree, but I think in this example its cartoonisheness is not necessarily a negative. I especially like the too-big wheels, which I normally hate, but in this case the over the top-ness works well…especially the serious deep dishes on the rear of the truck.


The Bug is especially nice, especially for a Maisto. Opening rear engine cover, some details in the interior…for a 6 or 7 dollar set (don’t recall exactly what I paid) I’m very happy with it, and it displays well. Occasionally, Maisto kills it…and I think they did here.

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