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Playing Mantis, Inc. 

Playing Mantis is a leader in the development and production of high-quality licensed nostalgia-related toys. Best know for its Johnny Lightning® line of die-cast automobile replicas, Playing Mantis has a growing portfolio of exciting collectible product lines that reflect an enduring commitment to quality and value. Visit our website at


Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town™ Action Figures
A new line of vehicles designed specifically for youths will be releasing in July under the Playing Mantis name. These glow in the dark toys have die-cast chassis and goofy, scary sculpts. Awesome illustrated playing cards with the Creepsters biography and powers on the back of the package add to the collectibility…and fun to play with to! Also, coming in fourth quarter, look for the Skull Hide Out™ and Screamin’ Jaw Jumper Playsets.
New for 2004 Holiday Season, this Action Figure line is based on the Rankin/Bass Animagic holiday special. Kris Kringle and his friends are authentically recreated by the Memory Lane™ Brand as poseable holiday figures and holiday clip-on figurines. A musical North Pole Mail Truck rounds out the collection. These playable action figures and accompanying accessories make for a desirable collection to own for holiday playtime and decorating.
Coke® Delivery Vehicles
New Memory Lane™ Flickers™ Rings use lenticular technology to create a series of progressive images that can be viewed from different angles - when the flicker element is moved a remarkable “transformation” occurs! The rings are collectible, affordable, wearable and feature a broad spectrum of Marvel™ characters.
Johnny Lightning® will be releasing in March an exciting new 12-vehicle series featuring authentic Coca-Cola® graphics on trucks and delivery vehicles in 1:64 scale.

Playing Mantis, Inc.
3618 Grape Road
Mishawaka, IN 46545


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