Special Bonus White Lightning Coin
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Special Bonus White Lightning Coin 3 years, 2 months ago #1

Fresh Boarder
Hi all - New to the forum. So far looks like a GREAT site. Question. Can anyone tell me the significance of the Johnny Lightning Special Bonus White Lightning silver coins? Thanks.


Greg

Re: Special Bonus White Lightning Coin 3 years, 2 months ago #2

Platinum Boarder
Welcome to the site. I have a couple of white lightning cars but can't help with the coin. Maybe if you collect a few you get a car???
Pop over to the introduce yourself thread and tell us a bit about you and what you collect.
Cheers from Beautiful British Columbia, Canada

Re: Special Bonus White Lightning Coin 3 years, 2 months ago #3

Fresh Boarder
Thanks for your reply. I'll do that now.

Re: Special Bonus White Lightning Coin 3 years, 2 months ago #4

Platinum Boarder
It seems to be a good marketing gimmick, the gold one is more obvious (30 Years)


"Make it and they will collect" 
Last Edit: 3 years, 2 months ago by Dinkydi.

Re: Special Bonus White Lightning Coin 3 years, 2 months ago #5

Fresh Boarder
K...thanks for your reply. Are you saying the "gold" one signifies 30 years? 30 year anniversary of casting car or something else?

Re: Special Bonus White Lightning Coin 3 years, 2 months ago #6

Platinum Boarder
I think it is 30 years of J.L.



Re: Special Bonus White Lightning Coin 3 years, 2 months ago #7

Platinum Boarder
From Wiki.......


In 1969, Topper Toys introduced Johnny Lightning cars and track sets in response to the growing 1/64th-scale diecast market. New Jersey inventor and author Henry Orenstein owned Topper toys and is responsible for their creation.[1] Johnny Lightning introduced 11 cars and several hard plastic sets that year. Topper based all but one car, the Custom Turbine, on real cars of the period. Flexible plastic track was also sold, as well as accessories like a loop-the-loop and curved sections. In addition, Topper sold a Johnny Lightning helmet and carrying case.


 


So the gold coin would be from 1999.

Re: Special Bonus White Lightning Coin 3 years, 2 months ago #8

Fresh Boarder
Thank you for both of your replies. Good information.
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