Dad'sCoronet and I have shared a little secret for some time, that was recently brought to light at Johnny Jam '07.
We've been hitting this quiet little spot in eastern Connecticut for going on two years now. At first, they only had old Johnny Lightning's, but this past year has seen them really step up their ordering of new product, to the point that they were invited to take part in JJ '07 and absolutely wowed everyone.
Jack and Flo are the owners of a little basement type shop in Danielson CT called The Toy Loft, and if you can stand some mustiness (a long standing leaky roof that is now under repair) they are slowly turning this shop into a very nice place to hunt for diecast cars of all types, sizes, and brands.
I recently stopped in to follow up with them on their success at Jam and was told that first of all, they had an absolute ball
with everyone, and they wanted to thank US
for inviting them! Flo also told me they sold a ton of Johnnie's as well. They brought some of the very latest releases, and let us all rip open the inners and score some whites, as well as bringing over a bunch of their older JLs too.
What little was left was brought back to their store and was quickly snapped up!
So if you're in the eastern CT (Danielson) area, stop in and catch the latest Johnnie's at their store and say "Hi, are you the folks from Johnny Jam?". They've got some great stuff, their prices are fair, and they'll put out whatever whites they find. Plus they're nice as hell to talk with
One of the best diecast secrets in al of New England, until now, that is!
(No, I'm not getting a thing for this - they don't even know I'm doing it, as they are "senior citizens" not hip to the computer age
They're just good folks with a great shop that any JL lovers in the area should enjoy