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Posted 15 July 2010 - 03:11 PM

It's a rare diecast that has no issues whatsoever. I am pretty tolerant, and I don't scruple to glue broken mirrors, or even a rear axle. But this is something else.

I just opened a new Gallardo Spyder from Sam's Club, and found...

this:

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(Pardon the hairy knee in the picture.)

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I'm returning this thing to Sam's Club this evening. I hope they have another one.

And no, the wheel is not in the box, or I'd pop it back on.

Edited by mac47, 15 July 2010 - 03:11 PM.


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#2 OFFLINE   spadge1976

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 03:39 PM

A.W.E.S.O.M.E!
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Posted 15 July 2010 - 04:09 PM

And there was no sign of the box having been tampered with?
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Posted 15 July 2010 - 05:11 PM

That's no good Matt. I see though that the Lamborghini rainbow is a priority now. Gallardo Roadster is a little bit soft for a supercar though?

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 05:54 PM

Justin, the box was looking mint. The car was still in its straps -- as you can see from the photos.

All's well that ends well. Sam's took it back and gave me a new one. And I picked up a Maisto Ford F-150 truck for my 4-year-old. Let him bang it around if he wants to.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 07:26 PM

Shave that chit mang!!!   LOL!
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Posted 15 July 2010 - 08:17 PM

That's a beautiful colour.  Sorry about the missing wheel!

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 10:39 PM

Celeste Phoebe is a great colour, suits the Gallardo Spyder very well, all it needs is an orange interior (and a wheel).

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:43 AM

oh that sucks.  maisto's boxes can easily be opened.

from my experience, its usually kids who rip out the wheel or steal the wheel.
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:53 AM

I'd be surprised if it was stolen. When I got a new one with 4 wheels, and tried to remove them to paint the brakes, I had so much trouble I decided not to do it. I'm pretty sure the 3-wheeled car was shipped that way.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 11:41 AM

It's the Superleggera version. They realised that wheels are too heavy.
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 09:32 AM

Good to hear that Sam's Club gave you a new model. This is strange because I've been buying Maisto models for a long time now and never had a missing parts.

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 02:50 PM

Odd you would end up with one like this.  At my Sam's in Michigan USA's Thumb knuckle area, I went through those Maisto clunky display boxes and had to look at at least three of them just like this before I found one that had all four wheels 'n tires ...

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 07:04 PM

Sorry for the frustration, Matt. But, I'm glad everything worked out in the end. Strange though... it must have slipped past QC somehow. Posted Image

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 08:48 PM

that would blow, and cool i got that same one from sams club as well.




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