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Generic Walmart Tractor Trailer

Hey diecast fans, I just got back from Walmart today.  While I was there, I picked up this Kid Connection Walmart Tractor Trailer for $4.   I think it originally cost about $10 when it first came out.

Here's the back of the package.

Ok, let's remove it from the box and see how it looks.

It doesn't look to shabby.  The cab body is diecast, but the chassis and the trailer are entirely plastic.  I tried to detach the trailer from the cab, but still haven't been successful in removing the trailer.

Here's the Walmart truck alongside this Matchbox Dodge Challenger.

A VW beetle next to the truck.  There's lots of details on the cab and lots of chrome too.

The trailer doors haven't been ignored.   Looks pretty realistic back here too.

Final pic:  Here's the scale of the Walmart truck as compared to the Matchbox generic cab and the Toys R Us  Fastlane generic cab.   

Thanks for looking!

Matchbox Audi RS6 Avant Wagon

Hey, so Hot Wheels is coming out with a new Audi Wagon casting for 2018.  But Matchbox came out with the Audi Wagon casting back in 2006. The yellow one featured here is from 2010 with excellent detailling such as the headlights, taillights, front grille and licence plates.   Let's hope the new Hot Wheels version will be as nice as this one.

Johnny Lightning Buick Riviera

Just a quick wheel swap for this Johnny Lightning 1965 Buick Riviera today.  Here's some other models that you may like:

Matchbox International Armored Car

Hi there and welcome back to!  My entire Matchbox diecast collection is probably less than 100 vehicles, but in my collection I have a couple of these International Armored Cars.  

I think I got these from some random toy warehouse many years ago.

I remember that there was this large cardboard box filled with all these loose armored cars.  If I recall correctly, they were priced at 50 cents each.   What's interesting is the white chassis because I don't think this model ever had a white base.

I think they were produced for some kind of company promo and that these were the extras/leftovers.

I would imagine that the company would have put their own logos on these trucks to be used as giveaways or something.   Do you have any of these blank promo cars in your collection?

Johnny Lightning 1975 Chevy Van - Rock Art Release 2

This Johnny Lightning Chevy Van casting originally appeared in the 2002 Boogie Vans series.  It's based on the 1975 G20 Chevy Van.

This version of the Chevy Van comes in a matte gray and black colour scheme.  It's part of the 2008 Rock Art Release 2 five vehicle set.

This particular model is adorned with the Led Zeppelin logos and Zoso designs on the rear and sides of the van.

This casting is all diecast and quite heavy.

The only changes I would make to this casting would be to replace the plastic tires with rubber ones.

On the body, I wish JL had added fender flares, portholes and skylights to the van.  These features were pretty typical of the vans back in the 70s.