Have you ever performed a broad search on Ebay, just to see what is out there? I have, and the results always surprise me!
Like my recent search for ‘Yoshi’, the Nintendo character best known for his adventures with cookies, Mario and recently kart racing.
In amongst the usual merchandise was an unexpected find – a Yoshi’s Story 1:64 scale die-cast stock car.
Intrigued, I did a little research and found a whole range of cars from the Johnny Lightning “Racing Dreams (The Greatest Race Cars That Never Were!)” label. Everything from McDonald’s to Zelda, with James Bond, KISS and Starfox models in-between.
In the one-off production runs, dated from the mid to late 90’s, there were only 4 Nintendo designs in the “Racing Dreams” label. They are all very nice and easily my favourites from those available.
Johnny Lightning for the win!
Whilst browsing the Johnny Lightning Collector website I was pleased to find that they have also used other Nintendo properties. Including this fetching 1999 design for Super Smash Brothers:
If you’re enjoying these die-cast models, we have lots of posts about Hot Wheels.