1977

1977 was another pivotal year in the distribution and growth of Matchbox; This was the first year that there would be differences in the 1-75 lineup in some markets.

With the popularity of Matchbox in Germany there were some differences to the lineup available.  These differences are noted in the list below as either Germany for the German only releases or ROW to signify the Rest of the World.

 
Number Description <click to enlarge>  
01 Dodge Challenger    
02 Hovercraft   ***NEW***
03 Monteverdi Hai    
04 Pontiac Firebird    
05 Seafire Boat    
06 Mercedes Benz 350SL Convertible    
07 Volkswagen Golf   ***NEW***
08 De Tomaso Pantera    
09 AMX Javelin    
10 Piston Popper    
11 Car Transporter   ***NEW***
12 Big Bull    
13 Baja Buggy    
14 Mini Ha Ha    
15 Lansing Bagnall Fork Lift Truck    
16 Badger (Communication Truck)    
17 The Londoner    
18 Hondarora Motorcycle    
19 Cement Truck    
20 Range Rover Police Patrol    
21 Road Roller    
22 Blaze Buster Fire Engine    
23 Atlas Dump Truck    
24 Team Matchbox    
25 Mod Tractor    
26 Site Dumper   ***NEW***
27 Lamborghini Countach    
28 Stoat    
29 Tractor Shovel   ***NEW***
30 Swamp Rat   ***NEW***
31 Volksdragon    
32 Maserati Bora    
33 Datsun 126X    
34 Vantastic    
35 Fandango    
36 Formula 5000    
37 Skip Truck   ***NEW***
38 Jeep   ***NEW***
39 Clipper    
40 Vauxhall Guildsman    
41 Siva Spyder    
42 (ROW) Tyre Fryer    
42 (Germany) Mercedes Container Truck   ***NEW***
43 Dragon Wheels    
44 Ford Boss Mustang    
45 BMW 3.0 CSL    
46 Stretcha Fetcha    
47 Beach Hopper    
48 Pi-Eyed Piper    
49 Crane Truck    
50 Articulated Dump Truck    
51 Citroen S.M    
52 Police Launch   ***NEW***
53 Jeep CJ6   ***NEW***
54 Personnel Carrier   ***NEW***
55 Hellraiser    
56 Hi-Tailer    
57 Wildlife Truck    
58 Faun Dump Truck   ***NEW***
59 Planet Scout    
60 Lotus Super Seven    
61 Blue Shark    
62 Renault 17TL    
63 Freeway Gas Tanker    
64 Fire Chief Car    
65 Airport Coach   ***NEW***
66 Ford Transit   ***NEW***
67 Hot Rocker    
68 Cosmobile    
69 Turbo Fury    
70 Self Propelled Gun   ***NEW***
71 Dodge Cattle Truck   ***NEW***
72 Hovercraft SRN6    
73 Weasel Armoured Car    
74 Toe Joe    
75 Seasprite Helicopter   ***NEW***