It may be... if you can handle the size and price.
Johnny is a big boy and he does not come cheap. So if you are a "beginner" with the funds to take a chance on a large toy, I'd say go for it. I do think you are on the right track to be considering such high quality toys, just double check the dimensions before you take the plunge. If you're not sure about the size, you may want to start a bit smaller. The Mustang
is also very popular.