Topic: Johnny Lightning Diecast Lemons!

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Yes, this is a real thing. Chad from Johnny Lightning says they're fixing to have them on the shelves in the first quarter of 2022, so look for another announcement after New Year.

"Fittingly slotted into Johnny Lightning’s 'Street Freaks' series, the first 24 Hours of Lemons model is Midwest team Stain Your Lane’s cheetah-print Honda Civic, a suitably disreputable way to kick off the collection. New models will be added regularly so you can quickly fill up your display shelf with motorsport mediocrities. (You’re welcome.)"

Full info here: https://24hoursoflemons.com/blog/diecas … lightning/

Eric Rood
Everything Bagel, 24 Hours of Lemons
eric@24hoursoflemons.com

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over/under on how long before a kid does a structural test with a firecracker?

1990 RX7 "Mazdarita"  1964 Sunbeam Imp (IOE 2013 Sears Pointless) 2002 Jaguar x-type (Winner C-Class 2021 Sears Pointless)
Gone bye-bye
1994 Jaguar XJ12 (Winner C-Class 2013 Sears Pointless)  1980 Rover SD1 (I Got Screwed 2014 Return of Lemonites)

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cheseroo wrote:

over/under on how long before a kid does a structural test with a firecracker?

about 10 minutes

1992 Saturn SL2 (retired) - Elmo's Revenge -  Class B winner, Heroic Fix winner x2
1969 Rover P6B 3500S(sold) - Super G-Rover - I.O.E Winner, Class C Winner
1996 Saturn SW2 - Elmo's Revenge (reborn!), Saturn SL1  Dazzleshipm Class C winner
1974 AMC Javelin - Oscar's Trash heap - IOE,”Organizer's Choice" and "I got Screwed" award winner

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Wow, very cool!  Can't wait to see them in the store and what the next cars will be!

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cheseroo wrote:

over/under on how long before a kid does a structural test with a firecracker?

Or a hammer and some snips and sandpaper. Which I may or may not have done to a NASCAR Hot Wheel to make it look more authentic.

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Really interested to see some of these, esp being fairly new to the series I'll have to collect these "classics"

Surely the flying pig will have one?

2021 Gingerman-I:  IOE (Strickland Propane)
2021 Gingerman-II:  20 seconds of footage on the wrap-up!
95 Chevy S-10

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Yes,  but we wont see it til pigs fly, and quit calling me Shirley

Former Captain
1996 Crown Vic. #55
Team Racing Cosmo

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That_Noise_Is_Normal wrote:

Really interested to see some of these, esp being fairly new to the series I'll have to collect these "classics"

Surely the flying pig will have one?

Since y'all hang out on the forums with ALL OF THE INSIDER INFORMATION, here are the general stipulations/parameters we have to work within:

- Johnny Lightning isn't going to make any brand-new molds just for Lemons cars. So what they've made before is what our options are for the cars. They've recently started adding more import molds, which is good, but there are basically no Euro imports right now.

- For the time being, Johnny Lightning aren't able to alter the molds much to include objects outside the stock body line. That was mentioned as a possibility (far) down the line, but expect the first few will be "stock" body configurations with good paint schemes.

- The molds are also subject to approvals from the original OEMs with the license. In other words: The original carmaker has to say "Yes, you can use this mold with the 24 Hours of Lemons" name. Honda is apparently easy to work with. Some of the other OEMs are not and just won't allow any Lemons associations with their name.

- Even if the OEM approves the mold in principal at the start, they still have to approve final artwork, too. Considering these are ultimately toys that kids might end up with, the themes can't be too non-family-friendly, either.

That's a fairly narrow set of parameters, but there is one already approved for the next JL release. I've got a good idea what I want for a third release, but it depends on what else JL is releasing at the same time because they won't want to have a two of the same make/model in a release if they can help it.

So if you've got ideas, take a look at what they've made in the past and see if that's even available as a starting point: http://www.jlcollector.net/

Eric Rood
Everything Bagel, 24 Hours of Lemons
eric@24hoursoflemons.com

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therood wrote:
That_Noise_Is_Normal wrote:

Really interested to see some of these, esp being fairly new to the series I'll have to collect these "classics"

Surely the flying pig will have one?

Since y'all hang out on the forums with ALL OF THE INSIDER INFORMATION, here are the general stipulations/parameters we have to work within:

So if you've got ideas, take a look at what they've made in the past and see if that's even available as a starting point: http://www.jlcollector.net/

They've done a fair number of the old Beetles so the Super Beetle kicking around the Northeast for the past few years would be fair game and doable. I just haven't seen it lately so maybe its not on the list.

1992 Saturn SL2 (retired) - Elmo's Revenge -  Class B winner, Heroic Fix winner x2
1969 Rover P6B 3500S(sold) - Super G-Rover - I.O.E Winner, Class C Winner
1996 Saturn SW2 - Elmo's Revenge (reborn!), Saturn SL1  Dazzleshipm Class C winner
1974 AMC Javelin - Oscar's Trash heap - IOE,”Organizer's Choice" and "I got Screwed" award winner

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therood wrote:

So if you've got ideas, take a look at what they've made in the past and see if that's even available as a starting point: http://www.jlcollector.net/

The "Index by Name" drop-down has all the different models listed out.  Easier to go there than dig through the other drop-downs.

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therood wrote:

So if you've got ideas, take a look at what they've made in the past and see if that's even available as a starting point

Their MGB isn't a rubber-bumper model but it's not like the ZomBee is known for having a front bumper anyway:

http://www.jlcollector.net/091.html

1982 MG Metro 1300: IOE 2015 Pacific Northworst GP, Longest Distance 2010 Cd'L Box Wine Country Classic
1980 KV Mini 1: Worst of Show and Fright Pig Supremo 2009 Concours d'Lemons
1978 H Special: Second-Round Elimination 2010 Lemons Pinewood Derby at Sears Pointless
1967 SAAB 96: IOE 2012 Pacific Northworst GP

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If there is a Speedycop entry (which there definitely should be), I want one!

Captain
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'93 Acura Integra - No VTEC Yo!

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Hmmm, I see they have a New Beetle.  Wonder if they'd do a "Cosmo Beetle"?

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I already see some great ones.
RX-7
Datsun Z
240SX
Integra
NB Miata
HHR
Some heavy 70's iron.
Multiple flavors of Mustang

I look forward to collecting these. And wonder if that Thunderbird stock car is close enough to count.....

Hopefully the proper color car isn't a "Chase Figure"

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88 Thunderbird "THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO!", Ex Astris, Rubigo / Semper Fracti
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2018 Route Sucky-Suck Rally Miata, 2019 World Tour Of Texas 64 Newport

Re: Johnny Lightning Diecast Lemons!

cheseroo wrote:

over/under on how long before a kid does a structural test with a firecracker?

Kids?

Mistake By The Lake Racing (MBTL)
88 Thunderbird "THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO!", Ex Astris, Rubigo / Semper Fracti
A&D: 2014 Sebrings at Sebring (NSF), 2014 NJMP2 Jurassic Park (SpeedyCop), 2012 Summit Point J30 (PiNuts)
2018 Route Sucky-Suck Rally Miata, 2019 World Tour Of Texas 64 Newport

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mharrell wrote:
therood wrote:

So if you've got ideas, take a look at what they've made in the past and see if that's even available as a starting point

Their MGB isn't a rubber-bumper model but it's not like the ZomBee is known for having a front bumper anyway:

http://www.jlcollector.net/091.html

the Zombee is a must.

If at all possible, it needs to be packaged vertically on its nose.

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Stan.  I thought the same thing.  There is no way they will do a Cosmo Tire Beetle.   Lemons is sponsored by Yokohama.   There is no way Jay and Nick will make your car.  On the other hand,,,, there is no reason we cant all buy a few matchbox cars, paint our color schemes on them, and trade, race and collect them at events

Former Captain
1996 Crown Vic. #55
Team Racing Cosmo