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Johnny Lightning 1969 AMC AMX!


Today, I'm sharing one of my favourite Johnny Lightning castings, it's the 1969 AMC AMX.  This model features a bright yellow paint job with black racing stripes running down the centre of the vehicle.

There's some nice detailing on the body such as door handles and badging.  The tail lights look awesome as well.  This casting comes with an opening hood.

Here's the link to other versions of this AMC AMX casting:

My version is from the Forever 64 series, Release 16.  I didn't like the original rims so I replaced them with these blacked out wheels with chromed accent ring.

Johnny Lightning 1969 Ford Torino Talledega

The Johnny Lightning Retro Release series from 2006 consisted of 4 cars:  a Chevy Camaro convertible, an Olds Cutlass, a Pontiac GTO and a Ford Torino Talledega, which is the featured car of today's blog post.

This large 2 door fastback coupe is long and lean.  It has an opening matte black hood that exposes the car's power plant.  Despite it's racing heritage, the production vehicle's engine was limited to a displacement of 305 cubic inches.  Racing models were fitted with the FE 427 engine.

JL did an excellent job on this casting, especially with the detailing on the front and rear of the car.  Side marker lights, license plate, door handles and Ford lettering on the hood round out the exquisite details of the Talledega.  The paint job is a stunning dark cherry red. 

Although it lacks rubber tires, the chrome spoke rims nicely complement the plastic wheels on this model.

Thanks for looking!

Maisto VW Golf GTI Cabriolet

Today's featured car is this navy blue Volkswagen Golf GTI made by Maisto.  It's a 2 door cabriolet model with black soft top.  This is one of the more unique castings in my diecast collection.   It's 1/64 in scale and also came in a bright red colour.  The headlights and emblems are detailed.  Too bad the tail lights didn't get the same treatment.  Enjoy the pics.

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.