When I first discovered Johnny Lightnings, I couldn't believe my eyes. They looked just like the Hot Wheels I used to play with as a kid. They had the signature redline wheels but upon closer inspection, these cars had great details and paint! Some of my first cars were from the muscle cars and mopar muscle series. The ones shown are from the Playing Mantis era, all metal body and chassis. They still have opening hoods just like the old Hot Wheels used to. Shown above is a 1967 blue Ford Thunderbird, a tan coloured 1964 Pontiac GTO, a pair of 68 Mercury Cougars and a red 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.