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  • #16
    Originally posted by MeltedPintoMan View Post
    I don’t think anyone else remembers this is one of the trucks from the beginning of the Back to the Future movie.
    This one?
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    • #17
      Originally posted by 6A13TT99 View Post

      This one?
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      Yes, that’s the one!
      PintoMan (pīntô-man) n.
      A hybrid between a man, an upright beagle masquerading as a vulture, and a subcompact car prone to spontaneous combustion.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by MeltedPintoMan View Post

        Yes, that’s the one!
        It looks good!
        2012 Ford Explorer
        The Car
        Collector/designer
        West Dayton, Ohio
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        • #19
          I've been no stranger to the Ranger....had an 86 extended cab with dual tanks (used to drive up and down the AlCan highway couple times a year and gas prices in Canada were about what they are HERE in Idaho today ($3+ now....and about that back in the 80s....so the dual tanks were a time/money saver.) Now I'm driving my '92 extended cab 4x4 and still love it. I have had a hankering for a true 1/64 Ranger...got a pull-back Russian Ranger fire rig in about 1/36 last year and it was the first Ranger model I ever found.

          Can't wait to see this one on pegs, if it ever shows up in Hobby Lobby or WalMart. And I hope they also make an extended cab variation in my Ford blue...

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          • #20
            Originally posted by jedimario View Post
            I like it! With the separate bed piece...maybe they are planning variations there? Extended cab? Maybe even a Bronco II?
            I could see a long bed version being a reality later in 2021 or sometime in 2022.

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            • #21
              In the early 90s my dad bought a silver '91 Ranger XLT single cab that later was traded in for a new green '96 XLT extended cab that lasted over 200,000 miles on the original 2.3 liter with 5 speed stick. He currently has a burnt orange '11 XLT extended cab with 3.0 V-6. I'm so glad JL is doing a danger ranger. These are still popular for off roaders, customizers, restorers and compact truck derby classes. Every once in a while I see a lifted custom at a car show. With Greenlight giving us an 80s Chevy S-10 maybe we'll get an 80s Dodge Dakota from someone in 1/64 soon. Matchbox has one they issued new which was nice for the time period but a collector grade one would complete the domestic compact truck market in true 1/64 scale for the 1980s. Maybe the diecast companies could also issue the S-10 derived Blazer and the Bronco II as Rob suggested. The time is right for 80s models with people my age( gen x/MTV era) taking an interest in models that aren't too costly to apprehend and somewhat easy to get parts.

              I've written off Johnny Lightning and had been disgruntled as Round 2 kept them alive albeit with no new castings in the line. I've been wrong before and I'm not afraid to admit it. This would be one of those times. The last new castings from JL I think date to around 2012 or so. Correct me if I'm wrong. If they spread the wealth around JL and AW with new castings or significantly revise the older ones to true 1/64 then I think that's a positive development for an ever increasing competitive market.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by craftymore View Post
                In the early 90s my dad bought a silver '91 Ranger XLT single cab that later was traded in for a new green '96 XLT extended cab that lasted over 200,000 miles on the original 2.3 liter with 5 speed stick. He currently has a burnt orange '11 XLT extended cab with 3.0 V-6. I'm so glad JL is doing a danger ranger. These are still popular for off roaders, customizers, restorers and compact truck derby classes. Every once in a while I see a lifted custom at a car show. With Greenlight giving us an 80s Chevy S-10 maybe we'll get an 80s Dodge Dakota from someone in 1/64 soon. Matchbox has one they issued new which was nice for the time period but a collector grade one would complete the domestic compact truck market in true 1/64 scale for the 1980s. Maybe the diecast companies could also issue the S-10 derived Blazer and the Bronco II as Rob suggested. The time is right for 80s models with people my age( gen x/MTV era) taking an interest in models that aren't too costly to apprehend and somewhat easy to get parts.

                I've written off Johnny Lightning and had been disgruntled as Round 2 kept them alive albeit with no new castings in the line. I've been wrong before and I'm not afraid to admit it. This would be one of those times. The last new castings from JL I think date to around 2012 or so. Correct me if I'm wrong. If they spread the wealth around JL and AW with new castings or significantly revise the older ones to true 1/64 then I think that's a positive development for an ever increasing competitive market.
                Don’t forget the Dodge Ram 50 as well as Toyotas and Datsuns. The Dodge was also sold as the Plymouth Arrow and the Mitsubishi Mighty Max. Any vehicle with a name like ‘Mighty Max’ deserves to be made in this scale.
                PintoMan (pīntô-man) n.
                A hybrid between a man, an upright beagle masquerading as a vulture, and a subcompact car prone to spontaneous combustion.

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                • #23
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                  • #24
                    Well, I hope this JL reaches HL or some other chain that still carries even the tiny inventory of JL models available around here.

                    I sure miss K-B Toys and TRU...down to two chains that stock any JL castings at all, and those 'pickings' are very very slim...

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by 2012 Ford Explorer View Post

                      REALLY? I THOUGHT WAIT YEAH IT WAS A BLACK TRUCK RIGHT? IF IT WAS THEN YEAH I KNOW IT!!!!
                      I think that was a Toyota 4x4! - (Hot Wheels put one out a couple of years ago)

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                      Mr. Bowtie
                      Past President of the Diecast Liberation Movement & maybe possibly a member of the "Black With Flames" Classification Committee (if such an entity exists and has a classification committee) Which I deny ever being part of.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by 6A13TT99 View Post

                        This one?
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                        Memo to myself - Read rest of posting before answering !!!
                        Mr. Bowtie
                        Past President of the Diecast Liberation Movement & maybe possibly a member of the "Black With Flames" Classification Committee (if such an entity exists and has a classification committee) Which I deny ever being part of.

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