Johnny Lightning

Johnny Lightning models

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In January 2016, three years after its second disappearance from the market, the Johnny Lightning die-cast brand was relaunched once again by Thomas Lowe and his Round 2 toy company which also produces the Auto World and Racing Champions brands of die-cast cars.[10] Although Johnny Lightning cars are now made by Round 2 (under license from TOMY International), the Playing Mantis logo returned to the front of Johnny Lightning packaging for continuity with the previously produced Playing Mantis Johnny Lightning cars. In addition, Tom Lowe hired four original Playing Mantis designers[10] to work on the Johnny Lightning line: Tony Karamitsos, Mike Groothuis, Mac Ragan, and Scott Johnson (of Pitcock Design).

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Johnny Lightning models

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Families with collectors and 1:64 models are familiar with Johnny Lightning.

Their history dates back to the early 1970s, during which time their aim was to distribute dimension-sized production and curiosity models. Unfortunately, they have described their operation as a serious roller coaster and have ceased production until 2005.

The new owner of the company is RC2 who has tried to reform the production and distribution. As a result, the production of TOMY and JOHNNY LIGHTNING were again abolished.

In 2013, the RC2 Group announced the revival of JOHNNY LIGHTNING models.

The models are manufactured by TOMY INTERNATIONAL INC.

He began again. It took nearly 2 to 2.5 years to fully revive the brand and to provide stable production!

"We would note as distributors that we can not import enough for the

JOHNNY LIGHTNING 1:64 models of demand"

The first appearances appeared after the most recent reboot in January 2016 and were put into store shelves.
With the well-known US Muscle Cars, Classic Gold, Street Freaks and many other sets, last September,
it was announced that nearly 40-42 new models will be available to the collectors in 2017.