I passed on this a while back (I think I already had a number of “gotta have ‘em” diecast in my hand at the time), but kind of regretted it. Got another crack at it yesterday, so I grabbed it. Because Elky.
Overall, some minor QC issues, but nothing that’s a make or break deal. Otherwise, pretty decent model.
Fit and finish between the different components of the Elky is so-so and some of the inside window edges are rough (which just seems to be a thing with Maisto 1:64), but the paint is very nice and the tampos are crisp.
I’ve gone on record before as not caring for when Maisto chromes up the engine bay. Oh well, the hood’s gonna be closed anyway.
Comically oversized hitch is comical.
Looks like it would be easy enough to swap the hitch onto another car if I felt like it. Also, you can clearly see the skinny in the front, fat in the back tires (just like God intended).
I dunno if this is a real trailer or not (Traveler is about the most generic name you can give to a trailer and I don’t care enough to spend more than 2 minutes on the question with the Google), but it’s realistic enough, so I’m not gonna complain. It’s hefty and decently detailed.
Another rough edge, and a paint flaw.
Gold Sharpie isn’t a perfect match, but close enough. This also shows how the wheelbase is kind of weirdly narrow given the fenders.
There’s a little wheel on the front for when the trailer isn’t hitched up.
Another pic of the Elky just for good measure.