Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

Review Time!

Time for a review for my Maisto 1/18 Mercedes-Benz 5ooK! Here's a little history stolen from Wikipedia:

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The Mercedes 500K (type W29) is a grand touring car built by Mercedes-Benz between 1934 and 1936. First exhibited at the 1934 Berlin Motor Show,[1] it carried the factory designation W29.[2] Distinguished from the 500 sedan by the "K" for Kompressor (German for supercharger) only fitted to these performance cars, it succeeded the Mercedes-Benz 380 introduced just the previous year. It offered both a larger, more powerful engine and more opulent coachwork to meet customers' demands for greater luxury and performance.

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Accuracy: 7.5/10

First off, the model is stunningly detailed. Everything from the real car is here on this model. But (there's always a but) those details are achieved through copious use of cheap looking and feeling plastic.

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Fit and Finish: 5/10

Again lots of cheap feeling plastic. I'm also very scared the I might accidentally rip the loose bumper off. The plastic chrome wheel sag when not turned or adjusted properly. Also the driver's side hood cover is loose.

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Features: 9/10

It has opening suicide doors, the hood can be opened from either side to see the impeccably detailed engine. AND its got a rumble seat! It also has a spring suspension, but who cares about that when it has a RUMBLE SEAT.

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Value: 8/10

For a total of $40 dollars including shipping, it is a really good value for a display piece. With all the fragile plastic that gives it such good detail, giving it to the kids would be a bad idea.

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Rarity: 1/10

You can find it most anywhere online. Nuff said.

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Total: 30.5/50

Should you get one? Yes if for a display piece or if you have a thing for rumble seats and gorgeous interiors, even if they are made from molded plastic.

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