Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
June 27, 2017
Photos By: GreenLight Collectibles

In order to provide accurate reproductions of your favorite brands, iconic vehicles, and more products that are manufactured require licenses to be able to do so. This licensing ensures that the products you’re buying are authentic and meet the stringent approval of the license grantor. From basics like color and logo fonts to more stringent things like correct model years and options, having a license approval means the reproduction is correct and an extension of the license grantor’s brand.

GreenLight Collectibles, a leader in diecast vehicle reproductions from your favorite movies and TV shows, holds many licenses and thankfully goes to great lengths to ensure those license partners provide GreenLight with all the details and nuances that make their diecasts sought out by collectors everywhere.

The latest is an extension of an existing license. GreenLight has announced a new agreement with Sony Pictures Television. This collaboration not only includes an extension of the current properties Breaking Bad, Charlie’s Angels and Starsky & Hutch, but two new hit shows have also been added to the mix including Married with Children and Sanford and Son. We’ve already seen Mustang IIs from Charlie’s Angels and now we’re going to soon have the awesome 1952 F-1 pickup from Sanford and Sons in 1:18 scale, as well as the 1976 Gran Torino—aka the Striped Tomato—from Starsky & Hutch in 1:64 and 1:24 scales too!

We know a few Fords have played important roles in Married with Children, including Al’s 1965 Mustang restoration project, the 1988 Mustang LX 5.0L convertible he tried to purchase with his “shoebox money” and of course the 1996 Mustang “Testica 2000.” We can only hope these are coming down the line later from our friends at GreenLight as well.

GreenLight will also be adding the 1976 Ford Mustang Cobra II from Charlie’s Angels in 1:43 scale rolling out in December of 2017. “We’re going to be releasing a lot of great items with this renewal and we can’t wait to see how collectors respond to them all once they’re in stores,” said Director of Licensing and Product Development Nick Radivan.