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    Hey, so I'm surprised this subject hasn't come up here before, but there are apparently new selections of Auto World "Deluxe" models showing up at select Target stores now.

    I haven't seen them anywhere myself, so I have no photos to share, but there are 4-packs and 2-packs going for premium cash on oFas.

    These are the old Deluxe castings, some of which are now being converted to Johnny Lightning duty, plus some Funny Cars for some reason.

    Sellers are claiming the 4-packs are a "rare, cancelled release", but I have my doubts. Seems more like hype to extract maximum early money.

    The 2-packs may hit more widely, but according to Wyatt these will be pretty rare compared to other recent releases at 6668 for each color.

    2PK001A (awcollector.com)

    2PK001A (awcollector.com)

    6668 is more than the ridiculously low volume AW and JL models in the last days of Toys R Us, but it is still only a half to a third the number of recent AW and JL single releases.

    Has anyone seen these in the wild yet?

  • #2
    This sounds interesting, but let me be the first to ask the big question....what do they cost?

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    • #3
      I haven't but have seen them on eBay and they aren't cheap.
      Due to the recent budget cuts,
      the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
      current state of the economy, the light at the end
      of the tunnel has been turned off.

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      • #4
        Since I have yet to see any Auto World models in the Target stores I have been to - I am guessing I won't be seeing these.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ivantt View Post
          This sounds interesting, but let me be the first to ask the big question....what do they cost?
          That is a good question. I don’t know the MSRP. I was hoping someone here might have seen these and shared that info with us.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by pjedsel View Post
            Since I have yet to see any Auto World models in the Target stores I have been to - I am guessing I won't be seeing these.
            the same for me.

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            • #7
              OK… So my curiosity piqued (and I needed coffee, milk, half and half, etc.) so I made a quick run to Target

              I found singles for sale -and- new pegs for what I am assuming are the 2-packs and 4-packs.

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              The peg for the singles:

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              The peg I suspect is for the new 2-packs:

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              The peg likely intended for the 4-packs:

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              So the good news is these may be coming to my store. The bad news is these will be more expensive than they should be.

              Photos of the AutoWorld Deluxe Castings in this group show the same wheels from the original series, which likely also means they will have the original plastic bases (not the metal bases of the same castings now being offered as Johnny Lightning models).

              On the one hand I think these are a tad overpriced. On the other hand the scarcity will probably make that point moot.

              What we don’t have yet is how many of the 4-packs they are making so it is impossible to predict if they will sell like hotcakes or end up lingering like these 2010 Johnny Lightning 4-packs at Toys R Us:



              They lingered because you could find people that wanted one or two of the models, but not for the price of all 4. There was a lot of buy-and-switch with these earlier 4-packs. Hopefully that won’t be the case with the new ones.

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              • #8
                Shocking - a Target that has Matchbox on the pegs.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Lane1through75 View Post
                  OK… So my curiosity piqued (and I needed coffee, milk, half and half, etc.) so I made a quick run to Target

                  I found singles for sale -and- new pegs for what I am assuming are the 2-packs and 4-packs.

                  So the good news is these may be coming to my store. The bad news is these will be more expensive than they should be.

                  Photos of the AutoWorld Deluxe Castings in this group show the same wheels from the original series, which likely also means they will have the original plastic bases (not the metal bases of the same castings now being offered as Johnny Lightning models).

                  On the one hand I think these are a tad overpriced. On the other hand the scarcity will probably make that point moot.

                  What we don’t have yet is how many of the 4-packs they are making so it is impossible to predict if they will sell like hotcakes or end up lingering like these 2010 Johnny Lightning 4-packs at Toys R Us:



                  They lingered because you could find people that wanted one or two of the models, but not for the price of all 4. There was a lot of buy-and-switch with these earlier 4-packs. Hopefully that won’t be the case with the new ones.
                  I agree for the old basic AW cars that were around $2.49 apiece or less when they first came out, they are a bit over-priced. Sadly with the crazy inflation these days, it is somewhat understandable. Funny thing about the wheels, I think the original AW wheels look much better than a lot of the real-rider JL wheels/tires the converted cars have received (particularly the Camaro convertible tin car). I think they have a good choice of castings that are nicely done. If I can find them, I will probably pick them up at those prices- but distribution at Target stores of anything other than Hot Wheels mainlines seems to be hit or miss. At less than 7K produced, these are not going to be everywhere.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by pjedsel View Post
                    Since I have yet to see any Auto World models in the Target stores I have been to - I am guessing I won't be seeing these.
                    I've seen AW in many Targets - usually the Dodge Stealth (which also warms pages at Walmart) and '64 Nova wagon. Give it time and you should see these at least eventually...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JBH6666 View Post
                      I agree for the old basic AW cars that were around $2.49 apiece or less when they first came out, they are a bit over-priced.
                      I agree the $2.49 price point from 2014/'15 cannot be expected in 2022. However, at $10.99 for a 2-pack that is roughly $5.50 per car... when the current full-feature mainline AutoWorlds sell at Target for $5.99.

                      The Deluxe models are cheaper to make with their plastic bases and low-feature wheels... plus AutoWorld gets an additional economic benefit from putting two cars on only -one- blister card. With that in mind I think in 2022 $7.99 would be a more appropriate price for these 2-packs ($4 per car).

                      Originally posted by JBH6666 View Post
                      Funny thing about the wheels, I think the original AW wheels look much better than a lot of the real-rider JL wheels/tires the converted cars have received (particularly the Camaro convertible tin car).
                      I agree. The Camaro convertible you mention looks silly with those earlier-generation, smaller diameter wheels on it. I don't know what they were thinking.

                      I also rolled my eyes when they specifically tooled up new wheels for the Mustang SVO casting... and then stuck Chevy Citation X11 alloys on the SVO anyway!

                      Wyatt's (jlcollector.net) JL SVO

                      Originally posted by JBH6666 View Post
                      I think they have a good choice of castings that are nicely done. If I can find them, I will probably pick them up at those prices- but distribution at Target stores of anything other than Hot Wheels mainlines seems to be hit or miss. At less than 7K produced, these are not going to be everywhere.
                      Agreed. I'd like to pick up the Mustang/Cougar and Viper/Firebird sets. At this price I'll leave the Corvette sets behind.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by pjedsel View Post
                        Shocking - a Target that has Matchbox on the pegs.
                        We have them here Pastor John.
                        Due to the recent budget cuts,
                        the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                        current state of the economy, the light at the end
                        of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Lane1through75 View Post
                          I agree. The Camaro convertible you mention looks silly with those earlier-generation, smaller diameter wheels on it. I don't know what they were thinking.

                          I also rolled my eyes when they specifically tooled up new wheels for the Mustang SVO casting... and then stuck Chevy Citation X11 alloys on the SVO anyway!
                          How about the previous 1967 Mustang release with those circa-1986 Monte Carlo SS alloy wheels too? I would've bought both colors but the wheels bothered me enough. Yes, I can swap them but shouldn't have to on what is supposed to be a premium product. At least the latest pair of 1967 Mustangs released have proper wheels - those I did buy.

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                          • #14
                            Saw these today at my local Target.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by MKZ View Post
                              Saw these today at my local Target.
                              I saw these at my Target too. I only liked one model from each of the 4-packs…

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