In the Stores: Johnny Lightning (Apr/May 2010)
Here’s a look at some of the latest Johnny Lightning products that will be appearing in stores and online.* Found anything that isn’t on the list? Please submit it via the contact page and we’ll update the list to your credit!
Forever 64 – Release ‘5’ includes: a ’71 Chevy Camaro Z-28; a ’71 Chevy Vega (project); a ’59 Chevy Impala (Big Lou graphics); a ’08 Dodge Viper SRT-10; a ’69 Chevy Camaro RS/SS 396; a ’87 Chevy Monte Carlo SS; a ’50 Chevy Panel Truck; a ’92 GMC Typhoon; a ’68 Shelby GT500; a ’69 AMC AMX; a ’03 Ford Focus (race); a ’75 Chevy Corvette.
Johnny Lightning has also announced a Hobby line coming in 2010 called “JL 2.0”. These cars are believed to be for Hobby exclusive distribution. A 1/64th scale car with metal bodies and chassis, rubber wheels, and exclusive color and design. This will be their answer to what they feel collectors are looking for. Watch for these coming soon.
The 1964 Impala SS was a car that brought luxury and affordability together. Now Johnny Lightning is reproducing that car with all the attention to detail and lavish styling of the original. From the windshield wipers down to the gearshift—but no seatbelts, which were optional at the time—this 1:24 casting perfectly replicates the most minute aspects of the Impala.
* – Please note that this list was compiled based on information gathered by collectors from online research and personal finds at retail locations. The ability to find select pieces will vary based on geographic location and the frequency that your local retailer refreshes their stock.
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