Got a couple of great times recently to add to the collection.
This 1/64 set is slightly different than the other ones I have. The other set with the same four vehicles has the General Lee and Boss Hogg's Caddy in the opposite positions. This one is about as beat up as the ones I have, but I got it for a really good price and it's different, so I had to pick it up.
The General has the orange stickers for the 01s and the flag. Our resident 1/64 expert, Sam, can fill me in on which General this is, and where it was made. It is weird that some of these original Boss Hogg Caddys have the words "Boss Hogg" on them and some don't.
The Caddy's in the playsets do not have the text on the car, while the double and single carded ones do. I wonder why.
I also picked up the Daisy Dukes Underoos. I didn't realize that the shirt I bought in July was from this set. These are really rare and hard to come by in the package. This one is still sealed in plastic.
They only cost a buck when they were new. Crazy.
I got the General Lee set all the way back in April of 2012. I now have two of the three Underoos sets. Got to find that Bo and Luke set.
And the biggest score is the White Lightning version of the new 1/18 Rosco Patrol Car from Johnny Lightning. I did a full review of this car here.
The aspect that makes this car a WL is the classic white rubber wheels.
The rims are also gold, though it is kind of hard to see the color in these pictures from my Droid camera. The rumor is that there are only 100 WL versions of this car. So I am very lucky to have found one. A few went on ebay for quite a bit more than I wanted to pay. I was fortunate to find one at a reasonable "buy it now" price and I grabbed it right away. The thing about these White Lightnings is they only exist to make the online retailers extra money. Most of the cars aren't sold in standard stores, so a buyer can't usually find one on the shelf. But with a product with such a small target audience as diecast cars, maybe these are seen as bonuses for the retailers who keep the hobby alive. I am still on the look out for the WL 00 Mustang.
While watching Sunday Night Football last night, I was floored when the General Lee's buddy KITT showed up on TV to say hello. If you are familiar with my blog, you know that I also love Knight Rider. Seeing the original KITT talk about smart trains was surprising but really cool. Check out the commercial from youtube:
I know it does't look perfectly formatted to the side of the blog, but who wants to watch it any smaller? GE owns NBC and Universal who owns Knight Rider, so that is how this all goes together. It is a really cool that they are advertising their brilliant machines by using one of TV's brilliant machines. And hearing William Daniels as KITT again is so cool. (He'll always be KITT to me, not Mr. Feeny) While searching for this video on youtube, I found another similar video that GE made that I haven't spotted on TV yet:
Jeff will love the end of it. It is another great commercial. I expected Arnold as the T-800 to show up. KITT and Johnny-5 together is awesome.