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... Mangodance's MAISTO Diecast Volkswagen Guide (also includes those lines manufactured by Maisto but released as different lines such as Road & Track, Speed Wheels, Tonka, etc.)


KID CONNECTION 10-packs (Maisto, 2000)

This line is produced by Maisto but there is no mention of them on the box. Blister plastic is over the cars in the bottom of a blue, open-window box. The 10 packs retail for $5.00. This line is manufactured exclusively for Wal Mart stores.

MODEL

RELEASE

COLOR & PKG

WHEELS

NOTES

1300 Beetle

WM 2000-1

Metallic blue with thin silver stripe and cream interior. Silver base. Black plastic tires on silver hubs. Car is also in "VeeDubs 5-pack. This is the only VW in this particular 10-pack. UPC is 090159121640.
New Beetle

WM 2000-1

Metallic dark blue with dark-tinted windows, and a black plastic base. Headlights and tailights are painted. Black plastic tires on grey 6-spoke hubs.  

MAISTO Christmas Collection (1999)

This line was only sold through Volkswagen Dealers. Each has Santa driving with Rudolf in the passenger seat. The scale is 1/36. There is a top-eye in Santa's right arm with a gold cord loop for hanging.

MODEL

RELEASE

COLOR & PKG

WHEELS

NOTES

Beetle, 1303 Cabriolet

61602

Lime-greenwith beige interior. Window-box is maroon and green plaid. Black rubber tires on silver wheels. UPC is 090159616023. Made in China.
Beetle, 1303 Cabriolet

61602

Red with beige interior. Window-box is maroon and green plaid. Black rubber tires on silver wheels. UPC is 090159616023. Made in China.
Beetle, 1303 Cabriolet

61602

Silver with beige interior. Window-box is maroon and green plaid. Black rubber tires on silver wheels. UPC is 090159616023. Made in China.
Beetle, 1303 Cabriolet

61602

Yellow with beige interior. Window-box is maroon and green plaid. Black rubber tires on silver wheels. UPC is 090159616023. Made in China.

MAISTO 1/36 Scale Christmas Collection (2000)

This line was only sold through Wal Mart. Each has Santa driving with Rudolf in the passenger seat. There is a top-eye in Santa's right arm with a gold cord loop for hanging. These are basically the same as the 1999 VW releases except that it isn't in one of the originally released colors.

MODEL

RELEASE

COLOR & PKG

WHEELS

NOTES

Beetle, 1303 Cabriolet, loose

64600

Green with beige interior. Window-box is maroon and green plaid. Black rubber tires on silver wheels. UPC is 090159646006. Made in China.

MAISTO 1/64 Scale Christmas Collection (2000)

This line was only sold through Wal Mart. Various cars were produced but there was only one VW. There is a top-eye in the roof with a gold cord loop for hanging. They come in small maroon & green plaid window boxes.

MODEL

RELEASE

COLOR & PKG

WHEELS

NOTES

1300 Beetle

64500

Black with white interior, silver base, and gold Christmas Holly tampos on sides and hood. Black plastic tires on silver hubs. Retail price was $1.97.

POCKET POWER RACER: 2 TO GO: (Maisto, 2001)

Is this line was only sold through Wal Mart? These 1/64 scale pullback cars come two cars on a blister-pack and come with two traffic cones.

MODEL

RELEASE

COLOR & PKG

WHEELS

NOTES

New Beetle

15158

Golden-yellow with orange and red graphic tampos on sides, hood, & roof. Black tires on grey 5-spoke rims. Packaged with green Mustang. "Competition Series"

POC-KITS (MAISTO, 2001)

This line of 1/64 scale cars was only sold through Wal Mart. Various cars were produced but there was only one VW. Packaging is excessive. Each kit contains a base, body, a set of front wheels & axle, a rear set of wheels attached to a small plastic pullback motor, screws for holding body to base, and a small phillips screwdriver. They're packed in a small clear plastic insert, housed in a colored plastic box (shown open) and surrounded by a vinyl sleeve with hook. Inside the top of the colored box is a label that is also a sticker sheet. There is also a backer card in the reverse of the package.

MODEL

RELEASE

COLOR & PKG

WHEELS

NOTES

New Beetle, loose

19227

Red with black, white, & yellow striped tampos. There is no interior and the windows are tinted dark. Black plastic wheels on silver 5-spoke rims. Made in China. Plastic box is yellow.

ROAD & TRACK Die Cast Collection 5-packs (2000)

This line is produced by Maisto and features various 5 packs that retail for $3.96. This line is manufactured exclusively for Wal Mart stores.

MODEL

RELEASE

COLOR & PKG

WHEELS

NOTES

1300 Beetle, loose

12087T

Metallic blue with thin silver stripe and cream interior. Silver base. Black plastic tires on silver hubs. In "VeeDubs 5-pack.
VW Camper bus (raised roof), loose

12087T

White with black striping and tinted windows. Black plastic base. Black plastic tires on silver hubs. In "VeeDubs 5-pack.
New Beetle, loose

12087T

Red with smoke-tinted windows and black plastic base.VW logos front & back. Head and taillights painted. Black plastic tires on grey 6-spoke hubs. In "VeeDubs 5-pack.
Golf GTI, loose

12087T

Black with white striping and white "GTI" tampo. Black interior and black plastic base. Black plastic tires on silver hubs. In "VeeDubs 5-pack.
Baja Bug, loose

12087T

Yellow with black interior. Clear windows & sunroof. Silver exhaust pipes. Black & red striping on hood and roof. Black "41" tampo on roof. Black, red, & blue racing tampos on roof, and sides. Black plastic tires on grey 8-spoke hubs. In "VeeDubs 5-pack.

ROAD & TRACK Show Stoppers: Hot Haulers & Cool Cars, COLLECTION 3 (2000)

This COLLECTION is produced by Maisto and features automobiles hauling trailered cars. The scale of the car being hauled and the car hauling is different. They come in a blistered window-box. This line is manufactured exclusively for Wal Mart stores.

MODEL

RELEASE

COLOR & PKG

WHEELS

NOTES

Two-pack of a split-window Samba bus (1/25) hauling a 1973 Beetle (1/24), in pkg

32913

The van is cream over steel-blue with light grey interior, the Beetle is steel blue with black interior, and the trailer is black with grey highlights. Box is mainly blue. All tires are black rubber. The bus has white rims and silver domed hubs, the beetle grey rims with silver hubs, and the trailer silver rims and hubs. The right half of the barn doors opens 1/2 way, and the back hatch opens on the van. The front hood opens to reveal the spare tire on the beetle. Made in Thailand.  


SPEED WHEELS (1999 - )

This COLLECTION is produced by Maisto and features various automobiles (many painted the exact colors as in other Maisto releases) on 5-5/8"H x 4-3/4"W (14.2cm x 12.1 cm) blister cards. The cards fade from yellow to orange top to bottom and each is marked in a numbered COLLECTION. This line seems to be a Walgreens Drug Store exclusive and are marked $0.69 each, 2/$1.00. All are made in China.

MODEL

RELEASE

COLOR & PKG

WHEELS

NOTES

1300 Beetle, loose

899319

Metallic blue with thin silver stripe and cream interior. Silver base. As in Road & Track VeeDubs 5-pack. Black plastic tires on silver hubs. COLLECTION VII. has elongate punch-hole. Cardback has two group pictures.
Golf GTI, loose

899319

Black with white striping and white "GTI" tampo. Black interior and black plastic base. As in Road & Track VeeDubs 5-pack. Black plastic tires on silver hubs.  COLLECTION VIII. has elongate punch-hole. Cardback has two group pictures.
Beetle, convertible, loose 858797 Golden-yellow with white interior and convertible top (open). Bumpers, sideboards, and base are black plastic.  Black plastic tires on silver hubs. COLLECTION IX. Has j-hook. Carback has one group picture. Car bottom says "WELLY" and "NO. 8367".
VCamper bus (raised roof), loose 858797 White with black striping and tinted windows. Black plastic base. As in Road & Track VeeDubs 5-pack.  Black plastic tires on silver hubs. COLLECTION IX. Has j-hook. Carback has two group pictures. Model base says "VW CHAMPER".
New Beetle, loose 858797 Reflex green with smoke-tinted windows and black plastic base.VW logos front & back. Head and taillights painted. Black plastic tires on silver 6-spoke hubs.  COLLECTION IX. Has j-hook. Carback has two group pictures.
Sand Rail, loose 858797 Orange with black tiger striping. White "MR. GASKET CO." tampo. Silver engine/interior.   COLLECTION IX. Has j-hook. Carback has two group pictures.
         

TONKA Die Cast Collection

These 1/64 diecast cars are manufactured by Maisto for distribution under the Tonka brand (owned by Hasbro). They are released in a series of 50 cars with a #51 "Collectors Search Vehicle". Collection 1 and 2 were released in calendar year 2000. There was a blister card size reduction between the 1st and 2nd Collection. Collection 1 cardbacks were 4.5" x 7" (115mm x 177mm) while Collection 2 were 4.25" x 6.5" (109mm x 164mm). Both collection's cardfronts show a 1:1 Silverado truck 4WD with Tonka tampo. Bases are marked "Maisto".

MODEL

RELEASE

COLOR & PKG

WHEELS

NOTES

Baja Bug (#15), loose

15130

Silver with black panels on hood, blue tinted windows & sunroof, and black interior. Black flame tampo on sides, with Black, white & yellow "Tonka", "5", and racing tampos. Black plastic tires on grey 8-spoke hubs. COLLECTION 1.
Dune Buggy (#24), loose

15130

    COLLECTION 2.
New Beetle (#35), loose

15130

Yellow with dark grey windows. Black and red "Bonzai" & "Tonka" tampos on the side and hood. Black "Bud Bonzai" portrait tampo on roof. Black & silver VW logos on front & back. Front and rear lights are painted silver & red respectively. Black plastic tires on silver 6-spoke hubs. COLLECTION 2.

TURBO TREAD (1996)

This line is produced by Maisto and featured 48 different cars. They retailed for $0.99. This line is was sold in various dollar type stores and Value City.

MODEL

RELEASE

COLOR & PKG

WHEELS

NOTES

1300 Beetle (#8731), loose

15001

Metallic blue with thin silver stripe and cream interior. Silver base. Black plastic tires on silver hubs. In "VeeDubs 5-pack. Has small oval gold "Made in China" sticker on base.
Golf GTI (#8446), loose

15001

Black with white striping and white "GTI" tampo. Black interior and black plastic base. Black plastic tires on silver hubs. In "VeeDubs 5-pack. Has small oval gold "Made in China" sticker on base.
"Volkswagen" (#8740), loose

15001

Car listed on cardback but I've never seen them. Do these exist?    
VW NR 1060 (#9007), loose

15001

Car listed on cardback but I've never seen them. Do these exist?    

ASSEMBLY LINE DIECAST MODELS (Maisto, 2001)

Is this line was only sold through Wal Mart? These cars are basically 1:18, 1:24 & 1:25 scale diecast-body models. They're in window boxes that feature two sets of rims (standard & custom). They come with a small phillips screwdriver that one uses to assemble the parts.

MODEL

RELEASE

COLOR & PKG

WHEELS

NOTES

New Beetle, loose

39065

Orange with blue & white water tampos on sides & hood, a black interior and a black plastic base. Black tires on grey 5-spoke rims. Can put on silver 10 spoke rims. Thailand. "Colorshop Edition"
New Beetle, loose

39065

Black with grey plastic interior, and a black plastic base. Black tires on grey 5-spoke rims. Can put on silver 10 spoke rims.  
         
         
         

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