Truck and trailer double packs seem to be really hot right now. Greenlight and Johnny Lightning both have several variation of trucks with trailers, carrying everything from tiny houses to movie cars. I’ve bought a few of the Greenlight releases, but hadn’t added any of the Johnny Lightning trailer releases until I saw this red, white, and blue beauty: a very bicentennial looking 1979 International Scout II with a matching boat and trailer.

This thing just oozes cool to me. The vintage red/blue striping, white off-road style mag wheels and white letter Goodyears really make this truck stand out on the pegs. And how cool is that card art? This thing screams summer vacation.

I have a few open Greenlight truck and trailer packs and wanted to compare some of the trailer features between the two. The JL trailer fits in great with the International and looks to be scaled just right.

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The boat and trailer is attached via a plastic trailer hitch on the back of the International. The hitch has a little lip at the top which allows the trailer to “snap” into place.

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The trailer has four pegs to keep the boat in place during “travel” and is painted a nicely matching blue color. It also has a adjustable wheel stand assembly that can hold the trailer up while it’s disconnected from the truck.

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The boat itself is very nicely detailed. It has several seats to aid in fishing duties and an adjustable outboard motor that tilts up and down. I thought that was a really cool little feature and am glad JL included it.

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Out on the “water” the boat looks even better! The red, white, and blue theme really pops on the blue lake water.

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The boat is made of metal is has some weight to it making the $12.99 price tag easier to justify.

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But to me the star of the pack is the Scout. The detail of the model is amazing and the hood even opens like a real Scout hood. Under the hood lies a correctly colored red/orange engine block.

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The headlight and taillight detailing is nice, and the car has amber and red turn signals and side marker lights. That grill detailing is spot-on too.

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JL included IH side badges as well along with nice lower molding trim.

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I love the super crisp tampos on the tailgate. The license plate and International badges look fantastic.

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I really love what JL has done with this casting and am glad I added it to my collection. So get out and get you some of this super-fly Johnny Lighting Gone Fishing action before this release heads up stream!

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