Maisto vs Bburago
This isn’t an article for collectors, this is an article for parents, grandparents and other people looking for a really cool present for their little ones. I waited for a few years on purpose before writing this article so that I could have experience and proof about the toy cars at hand. These toys don’t come that cheap and I really do not like reviews based on 1-day ownership of a toy. The purpose of this article is to show which 1:24 scale diecast toys are the best buy for kids to play with.
So, which is better? Maisto vs Bburago.
If you’re getting them for a kid with the intention of the kid playing with it… it’s hands down Maisto. Unlike their 1:64 counterpart (check out my best 1:64 diecasts article) the 1:24 models are built to last.
We didn’t need to throw away a single model. A miracle, cause the first die casts he received from that range were in fact Maisto’s. The 1967 Ford is I believe 4 years old and it can still be played with. I mean, it is completely broken down and looks like something from a Mad Max movie but it can still run. In fact… I might consider displaying the toy car somewhere in my house just as a testaments to the durability of the Maisto’s 1:24 models, and also as I’ve said before.. it looks like a Mad Max movie prop :D.
The only thing that can be taken off (broken) easily on the Maisto toys are the rubber tires. They are however quite large and do not constitute a chocking hazard in my opinion. On the other hand the BBurago models do not only loose their tires but also entire wheels as you can clearly see on the attached photos. This happens on all models in this scale because the wheel can be turned left and right, they’re sometimes even connected to the steering wheel which can control the turning of the wheels. This feature looks amazing and any kid above 10 years of age will appreciate it greatly but it’s not that great when you give the toy to a toddler. They’ll break down the toy in no time :(.
What about Welly vs Maisto and Bburago
In all honesty… a picture says a thousand a words.
So here’s the picture:
Look at the photo carefully. There are practically no scratches on the car, this is because the car has been played with for about 2 to 3 weeks. That’s nothing. It completely fell apart; the windshield, head lights, wheels (all 4 of them!!!), the doors, the side rear-view mirrors.. EVERYTHING! The thing however is that the box of this Welly Land Rover car said it was for 8+ year old children and my kid is almost 7 so unlike Bburago they aren’t trying to scam us parents that way. But still, come on!
How Maisto models look after being played with for a long time?
Maisto are just better for little kids
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