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Truck Series

Series 1 – Walmart Exclusive

MB1206 : Nissan Hardbody Matchbox MB1206 : 1995 Nissan Hardbody Matchbox MB1206 : 1995 Nissan Hardbody
MB1188 : Subaru Sambar Matchbox MB1188 : Subaru Sambar Truck  Matchbox MB1188 : Subaru Sambar Truck 
MB991 : Chevy Stepside Matchbox MB991 : 1975 Chevrolet Stepside Matchbox MB991 : 1975 Chevrolet Stepside
MB1078 : Chevy Colorado Matchbox MB1078 : Chevy Colorado Matchbox MB1078 : Chevy Colorado
MB1174 : ’35 Ford Pickup Matchbox MB1174 : ’35 Ford Pickup Matchbox MB1174 : '35 Ford Pickup
MB807 : Holden VE Ute Matchbox MB807 : 2010 Holden VE Ute SSV Matchbox MB807 : 2010 Holden VE Ute SSV

 

Series 2 – Walmart Exclusive

MB955 : Jeep Willys Pickup 4×4 Matchbox MB955 : Jeep Willys Pickup 4x4
MB1041 : ’62 Nissan Junior Blue
MB1206 : Nissan Hardbody Black
70 Chevy El Camino Red
2017 Ford Skyjacker Superduty F-350 White
57 GMC Stepside National Parks Mint Green
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UK Collection

In 2021 Matchbox released some country specific ranges, such as this one for the UK and for other countries like Germany, France & Russia

MB1086 : Scania P360 Fire Engine Matchbox MB1086 : Scania P360 Fire Engine Matchbox MB1086 : Scania P360 Fire Engine
MB1167 : Mini Cooper Countryman Matchbox MB1167 : Mini Cooper Countryman Matchbox MB1167 : Mini Cooper Countryman
MB966 : BMW M5 Police Matchbox MB966 : BMW M5 Police Matchbox MB966 : BMW M5 Police
MB706 : Lotus Exige Matchbox MB706 : Lotus Exige Matchbox MB706 : Lotus Exige
MB975 : Jaguar F-Type Matchbox MB975 : Jaguar F-type Matchbox MB975 : Jaguar F-type
MB1184 : Land Rover Series II Safari Matchbox MB1184 : 1965 Land Rover Gen II Matchbox MB1184 : 1965 Land Rover Gen II
MB765 : 1964 Austin Mini Cooper Matchbox MB765 : 1964 Austin Mini Cooper Matchbox MB765 : 1964 Austin Mini Cooper
MB688 : Jaguar E-Type Matchbox MB688 : 1961 Jaguar E Type Coupe Matchbox MB688 : 1961 Jaguar E Type Coupe
MB1213 : 1971 MGB Coupe Matchbox MB1213 : 1971 MGB Coupe Matchbox MB1213 : 1971 MGB Coupe
MB838-A : Land Rover Defender 110 Matchbox MB838-A : Land Rover Defender 110 Matchbox MB838-A : Land Rover Defender 110
MB1208 : LEVC LX Taxi Matchbox MB1208 : LEVC TX Taxi Matchbox MB1208 : LEVC LX Taxi
MB761 : Lotus Europa Matchbox MB761 : 1972 Lotus Europa Special Matchbox MB761 : 1972 Lotus Europa Special
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Superfast – NEW

In 2004 the ”Superfast” brand was revived to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the brand as a premium range of vehicles.  Each of the yearly ranges is listed below.

2004 Matchbox Superfast 35th Anniversary
2005 Matchbox Superfast 2016
2006 Matchbox Superfast 2006
2008 Matchbox Superfast 2006
2009
2019 Matchbox Superfast 50th Anniversary
2020 Matchbox Superfast 2020

 

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Stars of Germany

In 2002 a new range titled the ”Stars of Germany” was created and released specifically for Germany.  All the models in the range were German designed vehicles like the VW or Porsches.

2002 , 2003

 

2002
Model <click to enlarge>
01 MB356 Porsche Boxter
02 MB363 : 1962 Volkswagen Beetle Matchbox MB363-19 : 1962 Volkswagen Beetle
03 MB380 Mercedes-Benz A Class
04 MB400 Mercedes-Benz CLK Convertible
05 MB405 : VW Delivery Van Matchbox MB405-12 : Volkswagen Delivery Van
06 MB427 Mercedes-Benz ML430
07 MB434 Mercedes-Benz S 500
08 MB451 BMW 3 Series Coupe
09 MB532 BMW Z8
10 MB534 BMW 3 Series Cabrio
11 MB539 BMW X5
12 MB544 Porsche 911 Turbo

 

Matchbox Stars of Germany 2002 Matchbox Stars of Germany 2002

 

2003
Model <click to enlarge>
Smart Cabrio
MB423 : Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Matchbox MB423 : Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Volkswagen W12 Concept
Opel Speedster
Mercedes-Benz Taxi
Mercedes-Benz E420 Polizei
1962 Volkswagen Kafer
Audi TT Roadster
Porsche 911 GT1
Volkswagen Concept 1
BMW X 5 – Notzart
Mercedes-Benz ML430

 

Matchbox Stars of Germany 2003 Matchbox Stars of Germany 2003

 

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Stars of Cars

In 2004 a new range titled the ”Stars of Cars” was created and released throughout Europe. With the success of the ”Stars of Germany” range this allowed a wider variety in the models available for the series.

Matchbox 2004 Stars of Cars Matchbox 2007 Stars of Cars

 

The series ran in 2004 , 2005 , 2006 & 2007

 

2004

Model <click to enlarge>
01 Lotus Elise
02 Ferrari 360 Spider
03 Ferrari F50
04 BMW X5
05 BMW 328i
06 Mercedes-Benz E420
07 VW Microbus
08 VW Concept  Cabrio
09 Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabrio
10 VW Concept 1

 

2005

Some of the models had the brand ”Dinky” tampo printed on the base in white, this was a ploy by Mattel to ensure they protected the copyright by using the brand so its lack of use didnt mean the copyright would fall into another companies possession.

Model <click to enlarge>
01 Dennis Sabre
02 Mercedes-Benz E430
03 BMW 3 Series
04 MB662 : City Bus Matchbox MB662-04 : City Bus Matchbox MB662-03 : City Bus
05 Mercedes-Benz S500
06 VW Transporter
07 MB180 : Land Rover Defender 90 Matchbox MB180 : Land Rover Defender 90
08 Porsche 911 Turbo
09 Opel Speedster
10 MB579 : Mini Cooper S Matchbox MB579-12 : Mini Cooper S
11 Smart Fortwo Cabrio
12 Mercedes-Benz ML430

 

2006

Model <click to enlarge>
01 MB476 Mercedes Benz E430 Estate
02 MB596 BMW X5 Police Car
03 MB363 : 1962 Volkswagen Beetle MB363-33 : 1962 Volkswagen Beetle
04 MB671 : Ford GT Matchbox MB671 : 2005 Ford GT
05 MB674 Volvo XC90
06 MB683 Mercedes Benz CLS 500
07 MB438 Concept 1 Beetle Cabriolet
08 MB673 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG
09 MB678 Trash King
10 MB423 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Matchbox MB423 : Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
11 MB688 : 1961 Jaguar E-Type Coupe Matchbox MB688 : 1961 Jaguar E Type Coupe Matchbox MB688 : 1961 Jaguar E Type Coupe
12 MB675 Porsche Cayenne S

 

2007

Some of the models had the brand ”Dinky” tampo printed on the base in white, this was a ploy by Mattel to ensure they protected the copyright by using the brand so its lack of use didnt mean the copyright would fall into another companies possession.

Model <click to enlarge>
01 MB149 : Mercedes Benz G Wagon
02 MB390 : Volkswagen Split Screen Transporter
03 MB538 : BMW Z3
04 MB634 : Ford GT Matchbox MB634-06 : Ford GT
05 MB683 : Mercedes Benz CLS 500
06 MB684 : Volkswagen Golf Gti Matchbox MB684 : Volkswagen Golf V Gti
07 MB691 : Range Rover Sport
08 MB692 : Jaguar XK Coupe
09 MB693 : Ford Transit
10 MB695 : MBX Tanker MB695-02 : MBX Tanker
11 MB696 : Audi RS6 Avant MB696-03 Audi RS6 Avant © John Lambert
12 MB698 : Flame Tamer Matchbox MB698 : Flame Tamer

 

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Matchbox Originals

In 1993 to celebrate the 40th anniversary; 10 Matchbox classics were recreated in every detail.

Number Series Original Box Number Description <click to enlarge>
MX-101 1 1 Road Roller
MX-102 1 4 Massey-Harris Tractor
MX-103 1 5 London Bus
MX-104 1 7 Milk Float
MX-105 1 9 Dennis Fire Engine
MX-106 2 6 Quarry Truck
MX-107 2 13 Wreck Truck
MX-108 2 19 MGA
MX-109 2 26 ERF Cement Truck
MX-110 2 32 Jaguar XK140
MX-111 3 11 Road Tanker
MX-112 3 12 Land Rover
MX-113 3 12 Removals Van
MX-114 3 18 Caterpillar Bulldozer
MX-115 3 52 Maserati Racer

 

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Live N Learn

In 1991 a new series of brightly coloured vehicles were released.  These new vehicles were aimed at a younger audience as an introduction to the world of Matchbox.

 

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11 Lincoln Town Car
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Laser Wheels

 

Watch the laser wheel discs flash brilliant, different colours as they reflect the light, on these extra fast miniatures. They’re light years in front!

Number Description <click to enlarge>
LW-1 Police Car
LW-2 1982 Firebird
LW-3 Porsche 928
LW-4 Daytona Turbo Z
LW-5 AMG Mercedes
LW6 Porsche 935
LW-7 Sierra XR4
LW-8 1962 Corvette
LW-9 Datsun 280ZX Turbo
LW-10 Turbo Corvette
LW-11 Ferrari 308 GTB
LW-12 Chevy Stock Car
LW-13 1984 Corvette
LW-14 BMW Cabriolet 323i
LW-15 Escort Cabriolet XR3i
LW-16 Sauber Group C Racer
LW-17 Lamborghini Countach LP500S
LW-18 Firebird Racer
LW-19 Fiero Racer
LW-20 Nissan 300ZX Turbo
LW-21 Camaro IROC-Z
LW-22 Toyota MR2
LW-23 Ferrari Testarossa
LW-24 Quasar
LW-25 Buick Le Sabre
LW-26 Cadillac Allante
LW-27 Saab 9000
LW-28 Rover Sterling
LW-29 T-Bird Coupe
LW-30 Volvo 480ES

 

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International Gathering of Friends

 

The International Gathering of Friends is held annually in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Beginning in 2003 and now sponsored by Mattel, Inc. the owners of the Matchbox brand the event has some exclusive models made each year. You can see what goes on at these events by viewing the 17th Annual Matchbox Gathering Agenda

Year Model <click to enlarge>
2003 MB405 :  VW Delivery Van Matchbox MB405-C2-24 : Volkswagen Delivery Van Matchbox MB405-C2-23 : Volkswagen Delivery Van
2004    
2005    
2006 MB689 : 2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police MB689-02 : 2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police
2007 MB713 : 1965 Austin Mini Van MB713-03 : 1965 Austin Mini Van
2007 MB715 : Alfa Romeo Guila Sprint GTA
(Dinner Model)
Matchbox MB715 : Alfa Romeo Guila Sprint GTA
2008 MB739 : 1969 Cadillac Sedan DeVille (Early Registration Model) Matchbox MB739 : 1969 Cadillac Sedan Deville
2008 MB739 : 1969 Cadillac Sedan DeVille (Dealer Model) Matchbox MB739 : 1969 Cadillac Sedan Deville
2009 MB765 : 1969 Austin Mini Cooper 1275S MB765-02 : Austin Mini Cooper 1275S
MB761 : 1972 Lotus Europa Special MB761-02 : 1972 Lotus Europa Special
MB755 : Pierce Dash Fire Engine Dinner Model – 1 of 125 Matchbox MB755-05 : Pierce Dash Fire Engine
MB755 : Pierce Dash Fire Engine Dinner Model – 1 of 75 Matchbox MB755-06 : Pierce Dash Fire Engine
2010 MB736 : 1975 Chevrolet Stepside MB736-09 : 1975 Chevrolet Stepside MB736-08 : 1975 Chevrolet Stepside
2010 MB785 : ’71 Porsche 914 Matchbox MB785 : ’71 Porsche 914
2011 MB741 : 2006 Volkswagen Caddy MB741-c2-03 : 2006 Volkswagen Caddy MB741-c2-02 : 2006 Volkswagen Caddy MB741-c2-01 : 2006 Volkswagen Caddy
MB812 : ’68 Ford Mustang GT CS Dinner Model (First 75) Matchbox MB812-02 : ´68 Ford Mustang GT CS
MB812 : ’68 Ford Mustang GT CS Dinner Model Matchbox MB812-03 : ´68 Ford Mustang GT CS
2012 MB843 : Seagrave Fire Engine MB843-02 : Seagrave Fire Engine
2013    
2014 MB933 : Dodge Charger Pursuit MB933-02 : Dodge Charger Pursuit
2015    
2016 MB862 : ’66 Dodge A100 Pickup (Dealer Model) Matchbox MB862-06 : MB862 : ´66 Dodge A100 Pickup
MB1012 : 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Matchbox MB1012 : 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Matchbox MB1012 : 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2017 MB702-A : 1972 Ford Bronco 4×4 Matchbox MB720-A-22 : 1972 Ford Bronco 4x4
MB1013 : VW Transporter Crew Cab Matchbox MB1013 : VW Transporter Crew Cab Matchbox MB1013 : VW Transporter Crew Cab
MB1022 : 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000 GTX Matchbox MB1022-03 : 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000 GTX
Matchbox MB1022-04 : 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000 GTX
2018 MB1023 : 1970 Datsun 510 Rally MB1023-04 : ´70 Datsun 510 Rally
MB1027 : 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty MB1027-02 : 2017 Ford f-350 Superduty
2019 MB1089 : GMC Scenic Cruiser (Dealer Model) MB1089-03 : GMC Scenicruiser
MB1169 : 1980 Mercedes-Benz W 123 Wagon  Dinner Model (First 75) Matchbox MB1169-03 : 1980 Mercedes-Benz W 123 Wagon
MB1169 : 1980 Mercedes-Benz W 123 Wagon  Dinner Model Matchbox MB1169-02 : 1980 Mercedes-Benz W 123 Wagon
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Gold Collection

A selection of highly detailed miniatures, each car came with a gold coin and was a limited production of just 5000 pieces.

Matchbox Gold Collection package Matchbox Gold Collection package

 

MB042 : 1957 Ford Thunderbird Matchbox MB042-16 : 1957 Ford Thunderbird
MB197 : Lincoln Town Car
MB260 : Dodge Viper RT/10 Matchbox MB260 : Dodge Viper RT/10