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collectible of the day: The Italian Job stickers

The Italian Job oval sticker

The Italian Job window sticker

The Italian Job (2003) opened on this day seven years ago.  In addition to a few human celebrities, the action film starred three MINIs: an Indi Blue MINI Cooper, a Chili Red MINI Cooper S, and a Pepper White MINI Cooper.

During the week before the official opening, MINI owners in major cities were given the chance to preview the movie including a huge premiere party in Los Angeles (see photo below).  Some movie promotional items given out at that time included the previously-featured The Italian Job antenna balls and the three stickers shown here.

The Italian Job window cling

The Italian Job premiere in Los Angeles


collectible of the day: Johnny Lightning The Italian Job die-cast MINIs

Soon after the launch of the MINI, there were many die-cast cars produced.  But probably none more sought-after as these Johnny Lightning models for The Italian Job movie.  They were part of Johnny Lightning’s “Hollywood on Wheels” series and consisted of an Indi Blue MINI Cooper, Chili Red MINI Cooper S, and Pepper White MINI Cooper.  One could buy two sets: one “clean” and one “dirty”.