The rep also told me the main store they are dealing with is TRU.
I learned to never believe what a REP says as they only talk about what they read in flyer pamphlets.... I usually lean towards the Creators & Designers for inside details.
I chatted with the Maisto Crew / Designers at the Diescastspace Super Convention in Las Vegas Feb 22nd to the 26th and they said Maisto MMs will be ready by Summer and will be sold at TRU and Walmart... No Target or KMart as of yet.
Maisto has to get the collectors / buyers back on board with these again so that is why they are dealing with the bigger chain stores. Walmart will be the place to find many of them at the right price as we should all know >> TRU will be much higher in price. TRU may launch them at the correct price at first but TRU will not keep their price the same with Walmart, if this happens it will be the first in a very long time that TRU kept their prices comparable with Walmart.
Maisto owns everything from Action / Motorsports Authentics in castings / tools. So we will see many of the older castings at first, then we will see a few new ones during each run.
I saw-talked to Castro ( Designer ) which I knew from the Jada Toys days and we talked about Maisto bringing back the Rat Rods and his smile gave me hope as he too loves the Rat style Cars. He said they are working on new castings, he didn't say which ones but we will see soon enough. Castro knows what I like and hopefully Maisto will deliver. It's time to bring back some Old Skool Rat Rod style Cars to everyones collection. It was fun back then with Jada and it will be fun today with Maisto with new castings.
If Maisto can make something close to the Rat Fink Style Cars, I'd be a happy fat kid in a candy store... LOL