Same here, but usually just stick to State Trooper versions. Or certain City Police and Sheriff. I don't buy them all. lolMy guess is someone who doesn't frequent that K-mart stumbled on them finally. Police vehicles is a popular collecting focus. I tend to pick up most police vehicles myself.
I usually pick up most police vehicles and any Subaru WRX. There was a release not too long ago of a Japanese police WRX. You know I picked up multiples of that one. LOL!
the blue Willy's pick-up was part of a 5 pack that came with the Jeep Gladiator and came with a VW Bug/Dunebuggy, and 2 other Jeep vehicles as well. The Rubicon is nice (although needs more detailing). The Color Changer one you have is basically the same modelI really want that green Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and the blue Willys pickup.
Thank You Kind Sir! It's much appreciated. I call it Toy Therapy... this is my way to unwind after a stressful day of work. There's a small park behind my house that offers lots of interesting locations to shoot these miniature beauties in.I love your photography of the cars out and about in the dirt and woods. Reminds me of playing with my Matchbox and Hot Wheels in the yard as a kid.
The only Johnny Lightning I have is a 1980 Chevrolet Malibu:
I also have a Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 416 made by Roco MiniTanks:
Yeah, I buy way more Matchbox than I do Hot Wheels... which is frustrating as almost every Walmart and Target I go to stocks more of the former than the latter. Especially the Walmart here where I live.
They have pegs and pegs of Hot Wheels, including an entire endcap, but one small Matchbox section that they're always very slow to restock, and, worse, they keep restocking the same things. They kept restocking the Jeep and Chevrolet anniversary series for a year after they debuted, never had the Land Rover one at all, breezed through and never (that I can remember) restocked the Mercedes one, and are now currently obsessively restocking the Ford series in lieu of the main line, resulting in a ton of empty pegs. I like most of the employees at this Walmart, as I visit it often, but whoever actually runs the toy section (or whoever it is makes the decisions on what to stock there and when to stock it) is an idiot. Their M.O. is "stock it, and when it sells through, don't stock the next wave/series, stock what already sold," and then, of course, nobody buys that because the majority of the customers are repeat customers from the surrounding apartment complexes (it isn't a very built-up area with a lot to offer). The majority of the people coming in looking for die cast vehicles consequently have already gotten or passed on what this particular Walmart's toy section keeps restocking, and so it just sits and collects dust, selling through very, very, very slowly.
And as for Target? While every Target I've been in doesn't have as big of a Hot Wheels selection as Walmart, the amount of Hot Wheels they offer still outnumbers what Matchboxes they have. Target's Matchbox offerings are even more pitiful than Walmart's.
A shame, as I think Matchbox are better. Hot Wheels seems to want to make every car a race car for some reason...
Thanks Mate... I have more shots to take and want to try and add effects to some of the shots as well.Nice shots, especially the Willys Jeep Station Wagon. It was one of my most anticipated models of this year. But has anyone seen the green version? I've only seen, and bought, the maroon one. But apparently there's also a green one. Will there be a running change?
That Dodge pickup with the huge wheels looks awesome, as well, and the gray (silver?) Volkswagen van, and I do believe Johnny Lightning has made the best die cast Jeep Cherokee in this scale.