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Johnny Lightning 1976 Dodge Aspen

You're looking at the Johnny Lightning Dodge Aspen which was only produced for two years between 2011 and 2012.  Only three model colours were ever issued:   black in 2011, white and blue in 2012.  The model featured here is the only one with plastic wheels.  The two other cars came with rubber tires.  This one has a diecast body on a plastic chassis with opening hood.  Fit, finish and detailing of this model is excellent as evidenced by the pictures here.  I think Johnny Lightning is the only die-cast maker of a Dodge Aspen model.

Brand: Johnny Lightning
Series: Forever 64 Release 24
Model:  1976 Dodge Aspen R/T
Casting: 621
Year Issued: 2012
Scale: 1/64

New 2013 Matchbox Double Decker Bus

Let's review the new 2013 Double Decker bus casting from the Matchbox MBX Adventure City series. Whereas the older london bus was metal, this new casting has a metal base and plastic body.  I like the gold and white colour scheme pared nicely with the gold spoke wheels.  It's adorned with modern MBX Bus and flying crown tampos.  The roof has a skylight but not sure if that is really representative on a 1:1 scale modern double decker bus.  The rear of the vehicle is pretty non-descript without any tallight or licence plate details.  The front of the bus has a giant 2 storey windshield and the headlights are molded into the body but not tampo'd or detailed like similar matchbox models.  Surprisingly, the interior is quite detailed and shows the seating on first and second floors.  The only downer is when you look through the front windshield, you see this GIANT peg that holds the vehicle together.  Anyways, I'm sure Matchbox is going to reuse this casting a lot so if you haven't found this one yet, there will be plenty more to come.  Don't forget to click on the pics to look at the larger images.

Brand:  Matchbox
Series:  MBX Adventure City
Model:  Double Decker Bus
Year Issued: 2013
Scale:  definitely not 1:64 scale, i'd put it closer to 1:80 scale.