Time for a review for my Maisto 1/18 Mercedes-Benz 5ooK! Here's a little history stolen from Wikipedia:
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, it carried the factory designation W29. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can find it most anywhere online. Nuff said.
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.
Legos in background can be seen on Gorrell's Wonderful World of Bricks!