Thomas E. Lowe is a busy man. In additon to owning Auto World and recently resurrecting the Johnny Lightning brand, his company, Round2, has also brought back Racing Champions diecast collectibles. While I understand new castings are in the works, Racing Champions Mint brings back some of our old favorites. I found my red 1960 Chevy Impala at a WalMart, but the cars are also available at Target, ToysRUs and Meijer (according to the very minimal Racing Champions website).
UPDATE: I recently found the blue variation at Target (see below).
2016 | Racing Champions Mint R1 | 1960 Chevy Impala (Version B) | red with white top
2016 | Racing Champions Mint R1 | 1960 Chevy Impala (Version A) | blue with white top
While running errands today, my wife suggested we check out the Village Flea Market, a place I haven’t been in quite awhile. There were three booths that had a decent selection of diecast cars, and at one of these I found this magenta Hot Wheels Classics that I was missing from my collection of ’68 Chevy Novas.
L0749 | 2007 Hot Wheels Classics #21 | ’68 Chevy Nova | spectraflame magenta with pink & white trim | RL5SP
My friend Joel recently posted a couple of his Hot Wheels tanks, so I was inspired to show my Hot Wheels Big Bertha. Originally called Tough Customer when it was first released in 1975, the casting has seen about 10 different variations up to 1996. My tan variation is from the 1988 Action Command series.1988 | 9372 | Big Bertha | tan with green and white camo | MY | small rollers
The other Hot Wheels tank that I have – a different casting entirely – is the Command Tank from 1996.