Ledy Bolidos and The Four Lost Toppers

In 1993, Carter Pennington published a small 21 page booklet describing all of the Topper Johnny Lightning models made for the US market. In his booklet, he describes four models which were obviously designed but never mass produced by Topper. All four are replicas of American made cars, with the Mustang and Camaro being the […]

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Johnny Lightning at 50

Celebrating a half century in 2019, and winning fans with speed and attention to detail!   Johnny Lightning, a die-cast car brand commemorating 50 years in 2019, may have started as a perceived Hot Wheels copycat, but, in later years, would blow the market wide open for nostalgic subjects rendered in die-cast. The brand, launched […]

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1969 – Topper Johnny Lightning Models, The Custom GTO

1969: Custom GTO CASTING VARIATION: The Custom GTO body has two main variations:   Opening Door Sealed Door   PAINT COLORS: The Custom GTO came in a wide variety of colors, some featuring a flat black roof and black grille:   Color Chart in development – TBA   INTERIOR: The interior is a plastic piece. […]

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