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Meatball on the side, big engine - looks like a spoiler to me.
Cal, from what I gather, there is some discrepancy in the numbers between the older and newer spoilers that LC messed up, but what the numbering standards are, and what the numbers are supposed to be, I haven't a clue. Maybe the newer ones were grown from giant seed pods that fell from space.

I'm sorta glad that I'm not the only one who can't spot a fake though. But did you know that in the original novel (which of course came before the movies, but was also a rip off of Puppet-masters) of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," the pods could duplicate anything they landed next to, animate, or inanimate. The first duplication to take place was an ax handle and a can of peaches before the pods discovered the dominant species on the planet. Kinda makes these fake spoilers a little bit scary, don't it?
 

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So, if it has a plastic base, is it not a white?

If it has a plastic base with White Lightning traits......it's a generic White Lightning.

I have some generic White Lightnings in my collection Craig, but I'm not sure if I will keep them.
 

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The first "real" Spoilers were Hot Wheels. So does that make all the J.L.s fakes and the newer ones double fakes? I'm really confused and need a drink now.
 

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The first "real" Spoilers were Hot Wheels. So does that make all the J.L.s fakes and the newer ones double fakes? I'm really confused and need a drink now.

I think you could call the JL Spoilers copycats Al, and the newer JL Spoilers generic copycats.

You have the right idea Al......time for a drink. :drunk:
 

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Aaaaahhhh I see, it's a matter of base material. So the plastic based cars are now fake or generic versions of their metal based ancestors? I prefer the metal bases because it makes it a heavier car but other than that does it really matter? It's not like the weight is in scale.
 

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Aaaaahhhh I see, it's a matter of base material. So the plastic based cars are now fake or generic versions of their metal based ancestors? I prefer the metal bases because it makes it a heavier car but other than that does it really matter? It's not like the weight is in scale.

I prefer metal bases, but I still buy JL cars with plastic bases. When I talk to diecast friends on the phone and they say they found a generic White Lightning, I know it's a White Lightning with a plastic base, and not a 2.0 White Lightning with a metal base.

Is El Cheapo a better name? We like generic better.
 

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Is El Cheapo a better name? We like generic better.
I agree Generic sounds better than El Cheapo and the more I look at it from a price point it fits better too. But I do not agree with calling them fake, they are real, just a cheaper version of the original.
 

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If it has a plastic base instead of a metal base......it isn't a REAL Spoiler.
This.

Once again, for all of you who have not been paying attention :cool:, real JL Spoilers are only found in the 2.0 line and they will always have a metal base. Accept no substitutes.

To make it easy on you, this was the last real Spoiler:


(Thank you Wyatt for the pic.)


Therefore the next real Spoiler will be number "42"

:wave:
 

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This.

Once again, for all of you who have not been paying attention :cool:, real JL Spoilers are only found in the 2.0 line and they will always have a metal base. Accept no substitutes.
Soooo, do you deny the very existence of the plastic based spoilers, chalking it off as myth like bigfoot, the abominable snowman and the g-spot or do you know they do exist and just choose not to recognize them as such?
 

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Instead of Generic I think Second Generation sounds better, and is a good definition of the newer Spoilers.
 

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Nice score. I also prefer metal, as I relate that to JL since they used to pretty much all have metal chassis/base.
 
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