Playing Mantis

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Company to resurrect Topper's Johnny Lightning.

In 1993 Thomas Lowe secured the trademark rights to the Johnny Lightning name for his Playing Mantis company. Playing Mantis produced recreations of the original toy cars under the Johnny Lightning brand name from 1994 to June 2004.

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Company to resurrect Topper's Johnny Lightning.

In 1993 Thomas Lowe secured the trademark rights to the Johnny Lightning name for his Playing Mantis company. Playing Mantis produced recreations of the original toy cars under the Johnny Lightning brand name from 1994 to June 2004.

At that time Playing Mantis (including the Johnny Lightning brand) was bought by RC2 Corp.

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