November '04 News
11/30/04 - Hollywood on
Wheels 6 Revealed!
I received my e-mail newsletter from
Collectors Net USA which included some exciting news. The
newsletter included a photo of Hollywood on Wheels 6 from Johnny Lightning.
The set is due in January 2005. The cars that make up this assortment
2 Fast 2
Furious Nissan Skyline Custom
2 Fast 2 Furious Nissan 350Z
Vanishing Point 1970 Dodge Challenger
Charlie's Angels 1969 Camaro SS Convertible
Smokey & The Bandit 1977 Pontiac Trans Am
Dukes of Hazzard 1969 Dodge Charger
Dukes of Hazzard 1972 Plymouth Road Runner
Dukes of Hazzard Daisy's Jeep CJ-5
Gone in 60 Seconds 1973 Mustang Mach 1
The Italian Job 1969 Yenko Nova
and Herbie The Love Bug (x 2)
The newsletter also
included a photo and info about Johnny Lightning's Star Trek line.
The set is due in November, which means it's behind schedule, but due any
day now. Collectors Net USA is taking pre-orders on three different
releases of Star Trek vehicles. The vehicles are plastic, but the
display stands are die-cast. Release one (pictured above) will
U.S.S. Enterprise™ NCC-1701
Romulan Bird of Prey
Klingon™ D7 Battlecruiser
U.S.S. Reliant NCC-1864
11/23/04 - JL Bond
I saw these over at the
Hobby Talk BB.
Gold versions of 8 different Johnny Lightning cars from the James Bond
films. According to one post by Scott:
"I've only seen one
other set like these. They were on the wall in display cases at PM
Headquarters. I saw them back in 2003 the day before LF. I asked about them
and was told that there were three sets made to display at some of the trade
shows and that they were not mass produced. Darn ! I really wanted the
Mustangs. Hope this info helps."
And then Phil posted:
"I remember a guy
on Ebay, who was gold plating JL. He wanted me to send him the cars, then we
would spilt the profit. I never did, but they looks just like his work."
Whatever the story is, they sure are
pretty to look at. Check out the full set at:
11/12/04 - E-Mail Problems
Lately, I've been having major
problems with my server One2Host. For anyone looking for a web host,
avoid these guys at all costs. Whenever there are problems, they are
totally unresponsive. That is why you haven't seen many updates
lately. Not only has my site been down a LOT, now I'm having trouble
receiving e-mails addressed to
I am going to temporarily accept
e-mails sent to
until I get this problem resolved.
I apologize for not being able to respond to any e-mails sent during the
past few weeks.
It seems the problem has been fixed. Feel free to use
my normal e-mail:
11/11/04 - Shipping in
2005 from Diamond
I picked up the latest edition of
Previews, offering items to be shipped in the early part of 2005. Here
are a few interesting items:
- Hot Wheels
Limited Edition Battle Damaged Movie Batmobile
A re-release of their earlier 1:18 scale offering, but this time, it
apparently has some street grime. Shipping in Feb. at a SRP of $59.99
- James Bond 1:18
Scale Die-Casts (RC2)
Two cars from the film Die Another Day: The Aston Martin Vanquish V-12
and the Jaguar XKR Roadster. Shipping in Feb. at a SRP of $42.00 each.
- Christine 1:18
Scale Die-Cast (RC2)
The much-anticipated 1:18 '58 Plymouth "Fury" with black tinted windows will
ship in January at a SRP of $42.00. I am really looking forward to
adding this one to my collection!