More Nostalgic Minicars: Maisto Fifty-5s


For a car, a diecast replica is the equivalent of having a bronze bust in the shape of your grinning head sitting in a museum. So when John posted Maisto‘s new Fifty-5s, it was further proof that the 1972 Datsun 510 and 1975 Datsun 620 have staked their place in automotive history. The 510 has already been honored in recent years, but as far as we know this is a first for the 620. And dare we say it looks better than the 510 in BRE livery?

The Fifty-5s lineup, new for 2010, also includes a 1995 Toyota SR5 pickup, Nissan 370Z, Scion xB, and 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, all shod with Watanabe-ish wheels. Does the existence of more diecast nostalgics mean that the real ones are finally getting some respect?

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9 Responses to More Nostalgic Minicars: Maisto Fifty-5s

  1. Dan said:

    The 370Z looks like ass, but these two look pretty sweet w/ the exaggerated proportions.

  2. Sr-FairladyZ said:

    Aw man, you’re not kidding. That Z34 shouldn’t have seen the light of day.

  3. Brad D. (TSiSS350) said:

    620 was relased as a slot car body by Aurora AF/x back in the 70′s http://slotcarcollectibles2.homestead.com/files/AFX_bl211_Datsun_pickup2.JPG
    I have one of them, pretty detailed considering the era.

  4. E-AT_me said:

    it was also available through ABC hobby, i believe, for the M chassis cars.

  5. bert said:

    These are cool, but if they had a Cressida wagon of ohhh around 86-87 vintage with the wats and chin spoiler, I think we all know who’d be snappin those babies up like Zuzu Pets on black friday!!

  6. Sarcasmo said:

    Those 510s are KICKASS :)

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