Maisto Tailwinds, Gone?

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Re: Maisto Tailwinds, Gone?

Postby MichaelB » Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:27 am

No...but...the 777 now comes in American Airlines colors! That's new and it's the first "real" airline colors for the 777. Prior we have only seen orange and blue on that one. That's a big step forward!
However - not on the shelves at the stores!
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Re: Maisto Tailwinds, Gone?

Postby Aeronaut » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:07 am

I missed one new casting!! A Zivco Edge 540! :D
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Re: Maisto Tailwinds, Gone?

Postby MichaelB » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:24 pm

Indeed...I saw that and wasn't sure what to think!
Again...I don't think we'll see it in the stores...
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Re: Maisto Tailwinds, Gone?

Postby Aeronaut » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:41 pm

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Re: Maisto Tailwinds, Gone?

Postby MichaelB » Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:49 pm

Here are the two issues in question. I wonder what the asterisk means? Probably - new metal. Again, I hope they make it into the stores.
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Re: Maisto Tailwinds, Gone?

Postby Aeronaut » Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:28 pm

The asterisk means "Styles & Colors subject to change". It can be barely seen at the bottom of the page...
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Re: Maisto Tailwinds, Gone?

Postby kickoff877 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:19 pm

I just read through all of the Tailwinds boards I found in here. Anyway, I have a collection of Maisto Tailwinds planes from any of their iterations, Kid Connection, Adventure Wheels, Motor Works, you name it. I picked up my first 6 in those black boxes with the cutouts at a Kay-Bee outlet store in Palmdale, CA, now I'm at around 190 or so. Just FYI, I'm 38, I'm in the Navy in aviation and I've been collecting and scouring places since about 2001 or 2002.

Here is a link to my collection if you want/have time to look at it:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id= ... sp=sharing

So, so far, not including that American Airlines 777, and I believe it was you that mentioned a United 777, the list below is what I am missing of what I know exists. Here's a link to my missing links...
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id= ... sp=sharing


AH-64 Sky Squad
AV-8 Sky Squad
B-17 Captain America
B-25 Invaders
F-18E Elektra
F-35 Spider-Man
F-4 Sky Squad - Waiting for package
F4U Sky Squad
GeeBee Spider-Man
MH-53 Sky Squad - Waiting for package
P-47 Captain America
P-61 Red Skull
SU-47 Spider-Man
Zivko Red
Zivko Green
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Re: Maisto Tailwinds, Gone?

Postby kickoff877 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:21 pm

Aeronaut wrote:You can get them in India.... :o

http://www.hobbytoys.co/collections/die ... 1512522820




I tried to buy them from there. They won't take international cards or deliver outside of India. There is another site in Turkey too but same thing. In Latin America they use an ebay clone called mercadolibre.com.
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Re: Maisto Tailwinds, Gone?

Postby MichaelB » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:39 pm

What an awesome collection! Congratulations! Personally, I never made an effort to collect the "toy" painted version but I was glad to see the "Nazi" P-47, the natural metal F-18, the green w/honomarus Zero and several others.
It's especially difficult to see them gone from the general merchandise area as they were the last with anything like "real" toy model airplanes. The local WalMart seemed to always sell all they had, so...what's the problem?
The only thing I see in the stores today are the Disney Planes and Matchbox. The current Matchbox planes are all fictional and/or toy painted. I don't need them.
Do you have any of the original Mighty Motors Sky Masters from KMart? The old 747 and A300 were only in that line; both in AA colors.
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Re: Maisto Tailwinds, Gone?

Postby Aeronaut » Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:13 am

Muy Buena tu collection Kiko! Excellent collection Kiko! There are a few more out there such as a Swiss Air Force F-18 that I got from Switzerland many years ago. My latest acquisition is this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321954824278?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT :D :D :D
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