I always collected Hotwheels. I guess it's because I grew up with them in the 60's. I knew about Johnny Lightnings but could not justify collecting another line. That has all changed. I am HOOKED on Lightnings. Instead of worrying about how much is this worth and oh look this car is missing something so it must be valuable I can collect cars that are realistic and well made. Yes they cost more but I would rather have a few great cars than bins and bins of mediocre ones. Most Lightning collectors are not afraid to open their cars and show them off. I am not quitting Hotwheels completely. I am tracking down a lot of their 100% stuff which was very well detailed. I am glad I have found my way. Better late than never.