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Superfast – NEW

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

 

2004 – Superfast

Released in 2004, each model was limited to just 10,000 or 15,000 models dependent upon variation; it was marked on the front of the packaging as to which was which variation.

No. Description <click to enlarge> <click to enlarge> 
01 MB557 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C (Drivers Windscreen Only)
02 MB663 : Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Pick Up Matchbox MB663-01 : Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Pick Up Matchbox MB663-01 : Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Pick Up
03 MB501 1956 Cadillac Eldorado
04 MB546 Chevrolet Avalanche
05 MB616 : 1970 Plymouth Barracuda MB616-01 : 1970 Plymouth Cuda Matchbox MB616-01 : 1970 Plymouth Cuda
06 MB609 Ford Mustang GT Concept
07 MB629 1969 Chevrolet Camaro (Open Headlights)
08 MB342 : 1965 Ford Mustang Matchbox MB342-07 : ´65 Ford Mustang GT Matchbox MB342-07 : ´65 Ford Mustang GT
09 MB610 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle
10 MB580 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible
11 MB567 Cadillac Escalade
12 MB579 : Mini Cooper S Matchbox MB579-05 : Mini Cooper S Matchbox Matchbox MB579-05 : Mini Cooper S
13 MB327 : Ford Coupe 1933 Hot Rod Matchbox MB508-14 : 33 Ford Coupe Matchbox MB327-14 : 33 Ford Coupe
14 MB539 BMW X5 (Closed Doors)
15 MB363 : 1962 Volkswagen Beetle MB363-25 : 1962 Volkswagen Beetle Matchbox MB363-25 : 1962 Volkswagen Beetle
16 MB587 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C (Full Size Windscreen)
17 MB390 1967 Volkswagen Split Screen Transporter
18 MB289 1970 Pontiac GTO
19 MB336 1971 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28
20 MB544 Porsche 911 Turbo
21 MB550 Chevrolet SSR
22 MB438 Concept 1 Beetle Cabriolet
23 MB585 Pontiac Vibe GT-R
24 MB630 Chevrolet Corvette C6
25 MB500 : 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood MB500-04 : 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood Matchbox MB500-04 : 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood
26 MB300 : 1956 Ford F-100 Pick Up (Plastic Base) Matchbox MB300-23 : 1956 Ford F-100 Pick-Up Matchbox MB300-23 : 1956 Ford F-100 Pick-Up
27 MB558 Dodge Dart Phoenix
28 MB322 1970 Boss Mustang
29 MB328 : 1970 Chevrolet El Camino MB328-21 : 1970 Chevrolet El Camino Matchbox Superfast 35th Anniversary
30 MB366 1999 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible
31 MB552 Volkswagen Microbus Concept
32 MB645 Lincoln Navigator
33 MB517 Dodge Viper GTS-R
34 MB611 Nissan Z
35 MB595 TVR Tuscan S
36 MB423 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
37 MB321 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop
38 MB362 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
39 MB637 1968 Mercury Cougar (with Bonnet Scoop)
40 MB302 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS-396
41 MB634 : Ford GT Matchbox MB634-01 : Ford GT Matchbox MB634-01 : Ford GT
42 MB440 Lotus Elise
43 MB526 : Hummer H2 SUV Concept MB526-03 : Hummer H2 SUV Concept Matchbox MB526-03 : Hummer H2 SUV Concept
44 MB632 Honda Element
45 MB516 Chrysler Panel Cruiser
46 MB515 Chevrolet Corvette 2000 Convertible
47 MB368 1999 Mustang Convertible
48 MB287 Volkswagen Beetle Concept 1
49 MB358 Chevrolet Bel Air 1955 Hardtop
50 MB559 1957 Lincoln Premiere
51 MB521 Ford Falcon
52 MB298 1968 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet
53 MB505 Willys Jeep
54 MB405 : Volkswagen Delivery Van Matchbox MB405-20 : Volkswagen Delivery Van Matchbox MB405-20 : Volkswagen Delivery Van
55 MB608 1969 Chevrolet Camaro (Closed Headlights)
56 MB356 Porsche Boxster
57 MB369 Jeep Wrangler
58 MB280 Plymouth Prowler
59 MB532 BMW Z8
60 MB434 Mercedes Benz S500
61 MB320 Chevrolet Bel Air 1957 Convertible
62 MB636 1968 Mercury Cougar (without Bonnet Scoop)
63 MB463 Ford Focus
64 MB471 Jeep Grand Cherokee (no Raft)
65 MB260 Dodge Viper RT/10
66 MB277 Mustang Cobra
67 MB400 Mercedes Benz CLK Convertible
68 MB361 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Hardtop
69 MB332 Jaguar XK8 Convertible 
70 MB335 Porsche 911 GT1
71 MB451 BMW 3 Series Coupe
72 MB232 Lamborghini Diablo
73 MB149 Mercedes Benz G Wagon
74 MB324 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe
75 MB326 1997 Ford F-150 Pickup

 

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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

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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

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 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
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
11 MB688 1961 Jaguar E-Type Coupe
12 MB675 Porsche Cayenne S

 

2007

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
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

 

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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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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
2008    
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
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
2017 MB702-A : 1972 Ford Bronco 4×4 Matchbox MB720-A-22 : 1972 Ford Bronco 4x4
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

 

Lincoln Town Car
MB042 : 1957 Ford Thunderbird Matchbox MB042-16 : 1957 Ford Thunderbird

 

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Euro Editions

 

2008

Model <click to enlarge>
01 MB742 : Trash King MB742-06 : Garbage King
02 MB728 : Mercedes-Benz Unimog U300 MB728-04 : Mercedes-Benz Unimog U300 © jtl46
03 MB704 : Power Lift MB704-08 : Power Lift
04 MB695 : MBX Tanker MB695-15 : MBX Tanker
05 MB588 Dennis Sabre
06 MB693 Ford Transit
07 MB703 : Torque King MB703-07 : Tractor
08 MB737 Quarry King
09 MB707 Ground Breaker MB707-06 : Ground Breaker
10 MB702 DAF XF95 Space Cab
11 MB708 Delivery Truck
12 MB439 BMW 328i Police Car

 

 

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Dream Machines

Dream Machines were a 3 pack of selected vehicles released in 1992 & again in 1993.  With their brightly coloured packaging and designs it was aimed at drawing little girls into the world of diecast cars.

 

1992
MB197 : Lincoln Town Car MB197-04 Lincoln Town Car
’87 Corvette
Isuzu Amigo

 

1993
4×4 Jeep
Ferrari 308 GTB
Jaguar XK120