MB131 : Jeep 4X4

This casting was originally designed by the team at Kenner as the ”Gravel Grinder” and was retooled before being released by Matchbox as the Jeep 4×4

First Released as Matchbox casting : 1984
Scale : 1/58

Issue <click to enlarge> Year Released Body Chassis Interior Wheels Roll Cage Antenna Tampo Baseplate Release
01 Matchbox MB131-01 : Jeep 4X4 1984 Black Pearly Silver Metal Black Matchbox Wheels : Maltese Cross - Chrome Black White Orange, Red & Yellow ©1983 Matchbox Int’l Ltd Macau 1-75
02 Matchbox MB131-02 : Jeep 4X4 1985 Black Pearly Silver Metal Black Matchbox Wheels : Maltese Cross - Chrome Black White Orange, Red & Yellow ©1983 Matchbox Int’l Ltd China 1985

1986

03 Matchbox MB131-03 : Jeep 4X4 1987 White Pearly Silver Metal Black Matchbox Wheels : Maltese Cross - Chrome Black White Orange, Red & Yellow ©1983 Matchbox Int’l Ltd Macau 1987

1988

04 Matchbox MB131-04 : Jeep 4X4 1987 White Pearly Silver Metal Black Matchbox Wheels : Maltese Cross - Chrome Black White Orange, Red & Yellow ©1983 Matchbox Int’l Ltd China 1989

1990

05 Matchbox MB131-05 : Jeep 4X4 1991 White Grey Plastic Black Matchbox Wheels : Maltese Cross - Chrome Black White Orange, Red & Yellow ©1983 Matchbox Int’l Ltd Macau 1991

1992

06 Matchbox MB131-06 : Jeep 4X4 1993 White Grey Plastic Black Matchbox Wheels : Maltese Cross - Chrome Black White Orange, Red & Yellow ©1983 Matchbox Int’l Ltd China 1-75
07 Matchbox MB131-07 : Jeep 4X4 1994 White Grey Plastic Black Matchbox Wheels : Maltese Cross - Chrome Black White Orange, Red & Yellow ©1983 Matchbox Int’l Ltd Thailand 1-75
08 Matchbox MB131-08 : Jeep 4X4 1995 Dark Fluorescent Orange Grey Plastic Black Matchbox Wheels : Maltese Cross - Chrome Black White Cool Mud & Black Bonnet Design ©1983 Mattel, Inc.
Matchbox China
1-75
09 Matchbox MB131-09 : Jeep 4X4 1995 Dark Fluorescent Orange Grey Plastic Black Matchbox Wheels : Maltese Cross - Chrome Black White Cool Mud ©1983 Mattel, Inc.
Matchbox China
1-75
10 Matchbox MB131-10 : Jeep 4X4 1996 Metallic Red Grey Plastic Black Matchbox Wheels : Maltese Cross - Chrome Black White ©1983 Mattel, Inc.
Matchbox China
5 Pack : Off Road
11 Matchbox MB131-11 : Jeep 4X4 1996 Pink Grey Plastic Black Matchbox Wheels : Maltese Cross - Chrome Black White Cool Mud ©1983 Mattel, Inc.
Matchbox China
1-75
12 Matchbox MB131-12 : Jeep 4X4 1997 Metallic Gold Black Plastic Black Matchbox Wheels : Maltese Cross - Chrome Black White ©1983 Mattel, Inc.
Matchbox China
75 Challenge
13 Matchbox MB131-13 : Jeep 4X4 1997 Beige Dark Grey Black Matchbox Wheels : Maltese Cross - Chrome Black Black Green Stripes ©1983 Mattel, Inc.
Matchbox China
Action System : Safari Pack
14 Matchbox MB131-14 : Jeep 4X4 1997 Metallic Blue Dark Grey Black Matchbox Wheels : Maltese Cross - Chrome Black White Orange Flames ©1983 Mattel, Inc.
Matchbox China
5 Pack : Rugged Riders
15 Matchbox MB131-15 : Jeep 4X4 1997 Silver/Grey Black Plastic Black Matchbox Wheels : Maltese Cross - Chrome Black Black Purple & Dark Pink Flames ©1983 Mattel, Inc.
Matchbox China
Action System : Hang Glider
16 Matchbox MB131-16 : Jeep 4X4 1997 Light Blue Dark Grey Black Matchbox Wheels : Maltese Cross - Chrome Black White Cool Mud & Black Design ©1983 Mattel, Inc.
Matchbox China
1-75
17 Matchbox MB131-17 : Jeep 4X4 1998 Yellow Dark Grey Black Matchbox Wheels : Maltese Cross - Chrome Black White Red Flames ©1983 Mattel, Inc.
Matchbox China
5 Pack : Rugged Riders
18 Matchbox MB131-18 : Jeep 4X4 1998 Blue Dark Grey Black Matchbox Wheels : Maltese Cross - Chrome Black White White Splash ©1983 Mattel, Inc.
Matchbox China
1-75 #52
19 Matchbox MB131-19 : Jeep 4X4 1999 Metallic Red Black Silver/Grey Matchbox Wheels : Maltese Cross - Chrome Silver/Grey White ©1983 Mattel, Inc.
Matchbox China
1-75 #57 (Germany)
20 Matchbox MB131-20 : Jeep 4X4 1999 Orange/Yellow Grey Black Matchbox Wheels : Maltese Cross - Chrome Blue White Blue & Red Circle Design ©1983 Mattel, Inc.
Matchbox China
5 Pack : Wilderness
21 Matchbox MB131-21 : Jeep 4X4 1999 Orange/Yellow Grey Black Matchbox Wheels : Maltese Cross - Chrome Blue White Wilderness Tours ©1983 Mattel, Inc.
Matchbox China
5 Pack : Wilderness
22 Matchbox MB131-22 : Jeep 4X4 2000 Lime Brown Black Matchbox Wheels : Maltese Cross - Brown/Camouflage Pea Green Black Jeep & Mud Spatter ©1983 Mattel, Inc.
Matchbox China
5 Pack : Camp Jeep
23 Matchbox MB131-23 : Jeep 4X4 2006 Black Grey Black Matchbox Wheels : Cog - Chrome Dark Grey Grey Jeep ©1983 Mattel, Inc. Thailand Superfast
24 Matchbox MB131-24 : Jeep 4X4 2007 Olive Green Grey Black Matchbox Wheels : Cog - Chrome Black Grey Scooby Doo Safari Camp ©1983 Mattel, Inc. Thailand 5 Pack : Scooby Doo #2
25 Matchbox MB131-25 : Jeep 4X4 2008 Light Blue Grey Black Matchbox Wheels : Cog - Chrome Black Grey Detailed Trim ©1983 Mattel, Inc. Thailand 1-100 #82
26 Matchbox MB131-26 : Jeep 4X4 2009 Matt Black Grey Black Matchbox Cog Wheel - White Red Grey D.E.R 24 ©1983 Mattel, Inc. Thailand 1-100 #87
27 Matchbox MB131-27 : Jeep 4X4 2009 Yellow Black Black Matchbox Wheels : Cog - Chrome Black Grey Black stripes ©1983 Mattel, Inc. Thailand 5 Pack : Desert Adventure

20 Pack

28 Matchbox MB131-28 : Jeep 4X4 2009 Yellow Black Black Matchbox Wheels : 5 Spoke Oval - Chrome Black Grey Black stripes ©1983 Mattel, Inc. Thailand 5 Pack : Desert Adventure

After 2009 the casting would not reappear in the range until it was retooled and re-released as MB878 in 2013

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