Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

Johnny Lightning and Racing Champions Mint showcase

Thought that I should show off some recent Premium detailed diecast purchases, If you follow my Instagram (@6a13tt99) you probably have seen these two vehicles already.

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The first Vehicle I will be showing is the Johnny Lightning 1979 International Scout II from CLASSIC GOLD 2017 release 1A.

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It’s a really nice representation of the real vehicle, and unlike a lot of Johnny Lightning toolings it doesn’t seem to suffer too much from stance or proportion issues. shows you what a little Round 2 treatment can do to an older tooling from 2008. Definitely would recommend this tooling to a fellow collector especially if he or she is into off road vehicles.

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The second vehicle is the Racing Champions Mint 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 from 2016 release 2 version D.

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For a tooling that was released around 1999 (dam it’s as old as me) this tooling is really really nice.

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Here’s how well both models compare (size wise) to some Auto World toolings and a Biante VC Commodore.

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So far I would say both toolings are really close to being scale accurate.

I would definitely be wanting more variations of both toolings. I can see why Auto World hasn’t done a International scout yet as the Johnny Lightning is so well done especially with those wheels.

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