LaLD 2020 - Malibu 1:64 New VW Beetle RSI

Dungbeetle perhaps? No sir. This brown rocket is no turd.

Diecast company Malibu International made some really really cool gems. I was online window shopping some of the cars they have released over the years and this dark brown Beetle RSI caught my eye. Since I am such a huge fan of small cars, you would think that I would have oodles of Beetles in my collection. Nope. I decided to rectify that by getting a proper "New" Beetle wedged into my collection and boy this Malibu version hardly disappoints.

Truth be told, the New Beetle didn't blow me away when it came out. But, it has grown on me over the years. I've grown to appreciate the style of the car and the quirks. Will I ever own a 1:1? Probably not. But if I did... it sure as hell would be pretty similar to this bonkers brown RSI.

This is my first Malibu car. Really tempted to pick up the Tommy Boy Plymouth GTX. Definitely stalking that fine ride on eBay. Lol

I'm really looking forward to all the cool cars for LaLD Car Week 2020!!!!!

Happy Holidays!

Looooove the wings on this car.

Looooove the wings on this car.

Wheels and tires are excellent proportion and nicely fit together.

Wheels and tires are excellent proportion and nicely fit together.

Headlights are derp derp derp.

Headlights are derp derp derp.

Only major flaw is a tilted left taillight that is not set correctly :(

Only major flaw is a tilted left taillight that is not set correctly :(

Winnnnngs!!!!

Winnnnngs!!!!

Details on the bottom are pretty nice!

Details on the bottom are pretty nice!

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Comments (2)

  • Call me weird, but I really want to find myself one of these now. The 1/64 version by Autoart is too pricey for me.

      2 months ago
  • Idea: customize and rebuild it until it becomes the rallycross Beetle that Tanner Foust ran some time ago.

      2 months ago
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