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Johnny Lightning Index 
Ad Rods Series 4
American Graffiti
Classic Gold III
Frightning Lightnings
Holiday Classics III
Hot Rods
Lightning Speed
Marvel Comics
Motor Trends
Racing Dreams
Rag Tops
Rock'n'Rollers
Sizzlers
Stock Car Legends
Topper 30th Anniversary
The Challengers 1995
Thunderbirds Series 1
Thunderbirds Series 2
Thunderbirds Series 3
Thunderbirds Series 4
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Johnny Lightning

 

Johnny Lightnings were produced 1969-71 by the Topper Company.

An original Topper Johnny Lightning

 Topper was liquidated in 1971, the Brand was then almost forgotten until 1993 when Tom Lowe, the founder of the Playing Mantis Company, acquired the Brand Name and copyrights.

 Playing Mantis created reproductions of 8 of the original Toppers which were then mass produced in China. These were launched as "The Challengers 1994" in January 1994.
This was followed by another 10 reproductions in "The Challengers 1995" the following year which included the Custom Thunderbird.

Johnny Lightning Series of Interest to T-Bird Collectors
 Release Year  Series Model Years(s)
1995 The Challengers 1995 1968
1996 Frightning Lightnings 1958
1996 Sizzlers 1996
1996 Stock Car Legends 1984
1997 Hot Rods 1962
1998 Racing Dreams 1997
1998 Rock'n'Rollers 1962
1999 Topper 30th Anniversary 1968
2000 Lightning Speed 1962
2001 American Graffiti 1956
2002 Marvel Comics 1959
2002 Thunderbirds Series 1  1956 1958 1959 1961 1967 1968 
2002 Thunderbirds Series 2  1956 1960 1961 1962 1967 1968 
2002 Thunderbirds Series 3  1956 (x2) 1958 1962 1967 1968 
2002 Thunderbirds Series 4 Announced but never released
2002 Ad Rods Series 4  1956
2002 Holiday Classics Series 3  1956
2003 Motor Trends Car of the Year  1958
2003 Classic Gold Series 3  1963
Sets not in bold are not released at update time
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