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There are plenty toys cars for sale, but if you are looking for a specific make and model, such as the Ford Mustang because you want to add it to the collection, it suddenly becomes difficult to find good ones.

Fortunately, there are brands like this Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 from Maisto who make amazingly detailed cars with a very sturdy build. The doors, trunk and hood can all open and everything underneath is beautifully finished.

Fortunately, there are more good brands and in this guide I look at the best Ford Mustang toys and what you should pay attention to when buying.

Best Ford Mustang toy cars

Let's take a quick look at the top options. Then I'll go into more detail about each of these choices.

Overall best Ford Mustang toy car

Maisto1:18 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

A great detail and all doors and trunk and hood can be opened. You rarely see them for this price.

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Best Ford Mustang kit

LEGOCreator Expert Ford Mustang 10265

It is a real Ford Mustang GT from the 60s and the doors of the car really open. The trunk and hood can also be opened.

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Straight out of the movie

Greenlight1967 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 “Eleanor” “Gone in Sixty Seconds 86411

This one is also mainly intended as a collectable but is often used as a toy. Runs well and because nothing can open it is super sturdy.

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Best cheap Ford Mustang toy car

Jada ToysBigtime Muscle 1:24 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Everything can be opened here, from hood to tailgate and it is a sturdy car to be played with.

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Dear RC Ford Mustang

Traxxas4-Tec 2.0 Ford Mustang GT RC

Traxxas is a great brand in the hobby-grade RC world and this Ford Mustang is also beautiful to look at.

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Ford Mustang toy car buying guide

What should you pay attention to when buying Ford Mustang toy cars?

Sustainability

There are quite a few differences in quality between toy car brands. Just look at the difference between Maisto and Jada Toys or Hot Wheels, you can clearly feel the quality.

In any case, almost nothing can go wrong with a complete diecast car. That is what I paid extra attention to when assessing the durability of the cars.

Quality of driving

With toy cars you want them to be able to drive well. Some may be for display only, not for play. But you still want them to roll well.

A few things to watch out for are:

  1. the distance from the wheels to the chassis: some toy cars run into problems so they don't drive very well
  2. the rigidity of the shaft: some toy cars are very wobbly so the wheels can move far in and out, and still rub
  3. the quality of the wheels: is it plastic or are there really rubber wheels on the tires? Rubber rolls a lot better
  4. the weight of the car: you may not realize this right away, but the weight of the car plays a very large role in how well it rolls. A heavier car made of diecast or wood rolls a lot better and further than a plastic car

Replayability

Much of the car's replayability is in how well it drives, but there are other factors that determine how often they return to it.

Age also plays a part. Is it a car that stays on the left after toddlerhood or can it last longer because it is also suitable for older children?

The number of extra functions also plays a role, such as the RC from Traxxas or the Lego bricks with the Ford Mustang.

I rated each of the cars on this list on these parts on a 5-point scale.

Best Ford Mustang toy cars reviewed

Overall best Ford Mustang toy car

Maisto 1:18 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

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8.3
Toy score
To drive
4.4
Replayable
4.1
Sustainability
3.9
Best for
  • Great detail for the price
  • Everything can open
Less good
  • Pricey for a toy car, cheap for a model car

A great detail and all doors and trunk and hood can be opened. You rarely see them for this price.

It is a die-cast car in 1:18 scale. It drives well but could be a bit firmer. Especially if you want to use it as a toy.

It's more of a model car for display than a toy car, although many people give it to preschoolers to play with. In terms of price and detail, it is also a bit in between the two.

Best Ford Mustang kit

LEGO Creator Expert Ford Mustang 10265

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8.9
Toy score
To drive
4.1
Replayable
4.5
Sustainability
4.8
Best for
  • Very very large building set
  • Huge amount of detail in the interior and engine
Less good
  • Very pricey
  • Harder to play with

Although these Lego Creator sets are aimed at adults, teenagers can of course also play with them. With 1471 pieces, it is quite a construction kit that will keep you busy for a while.

The nice thing about Lego is that you can combine it endlessly. This way you can pimp your Ford Mustang with different types of Lego pieces. The possibilities are endless.

Lego has also responded to this by making some adjustments such as the supercharger, ducktail rear spoiler, sturdy exhaust pipes, and nitrous oxide tank.

Make it a post-apocalyptic car with a laser turret, or just give it a wider bumper.

It is a real Ford Mustang GT from the 60s and the doors of the car really open. The trunk and hood can also be opened.

It is also quite large at 10 cm (3″) high, 34 cm (13″) long and 14 cm (5″) wide. He is very expensive though. Part of it is in the amount of Lego pieces, but also partly in the fact that it is an official Ford Mustang.

Playing with it is a bit more difficult than with other cars because you don't want pieces falling off, although it is very solidly built. The pieces on the outside keep the whole thing together very well.

Straight out of the movie

Greenlight 1967 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 “Eleanor” “Gone in Sixty Seconds 86411

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8.8
Toy score
To drive
4.6
Replayable
3.9
Sustainability
4.7
Best for
  • Sturdy die-cast car
  • Perfect for movie fans
Less good
  • Nothing can open

Some are wildly enthusiastic about it and others think it's ok. It's the Eleanor Shelby Mustang from Gone in 60 Seconds.

The outside looks nice, but nothing opens. Not even the doors. That is a bit of a shame for such a die-cast car.

This one is also mainly intended as a collectable but is often used as a toy. It drives well and because nothing can open it is super sturdy. Actually completely die-cast.

Also take a look at these best Ferrari toy cars

Best cheap Ford Mustang toy car

Jada Toys Bigtime Muscle 1:24 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

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8.7
Toy score
To drive
4.5
Replayable
4.3
Sustainability
4.3
Best for
  • Everything can be opened from hood to tailgate
  • Sturdy car for a good price
Less good
  • Interior detail is a bit disappointing

This Jada Toys Ford Mustang has a different approach than that of Greenlight.

Everything can be opened here, from hood to tailgate and it is a sturdy car to be played with.

It's the 500 Shelby GT2020, a true American muscle car in a 1:24 scale. Nice detail are the real rubber tires.

The cheapest on this list but definitely one for display or to play with.

Dear RC Ford Mustang

Traxxas 4-Tec 2.0 Ford Mustang GT RC

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9.2
Toy score
To drive
4.7
Replayable
4.6
Sustainability
4.5
Best for
  • Great RC car
  • Easy to drive
Less good
  • Quite pricey

Traxxas is a great brand in the hobby-grade RC world and this Ford Mustang is also beautiful to look at.

It is an electric brushless car made of sturdy and lightweight aluminum and nylon. Made to last.

It is 4 wheel drive and nice and big with a scale of 1:10.

Traxxas is too one of the best RC cars we've reviewed here

Conclusion

The Ford Mustang is my favorite car and great to look at. With these toy cars you can finally play with your dream car or make your child just as enthusiastic for this model.

Also read: these are the best toy cars for kids

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Speelkeuze.nl is a content marketer, father and loves trying out new toys. As a child he came into contact with everything related to games when his mother started the Tinnen Soldaat in Ede. Now he and his team create helpful blog articles to help loyal readers with fun play ideas.