I don’t often check the little diecast section at Hobby Lobby, but when I do, I usually see things there that I don’t see anywhere else. (And by “anywhere else”, I guess I mean WalMart, which is about the only other source for comparable models around here.) They carry mostly Johnny Lightning and Greenlight brands, and most of the items are two-packs, mini-dioramas or vehicle and trailer combinations. I suppose they cater to a different buyer than WalMart does, since most of these items are a bit pricey.
This Johnny Lightning 50 Years Class of 1969 2-pack is an example. I hesitated paying $15 for it, but then my wife reminded me that I could use the 40% off coupon from their website. I hadn’t seen this 2019 release at WalMart. And though most people would snatch it up for the nice metallic blue 1969 Dodge Coronet Convertible, I was after the Hugger orange 1969 Chevy Nova SS 396.
The Class of 1969 series celebrates 50 years of the Johnny Lightning brand by featuring cars from “the heyday of the muscle car”. There are several different castings available individually, but as far as I can tell, this is the only 2-pack that has been released so far. (It would be nice if the official Johnny Lightning website would update its product page – the most recent listings are from 2017!)
I have several other Johnny Lightning third-generation Novas, including the Blacked Out 1968 Nova from the 2017 Street Freaks series, the 2005 Projects in Progress 1969 Nova, and a Zinger-esque 2006 Collector Club Exclusive 1970 Nova.
This JL Nova reminds me of the (mostly) orange 1968 Nova SS that my brother, John, used to have. I took this photo of it back in July of 1986.