MB493 : Bulldozer

First Released : 2001
Scale : Generic

Issue <click to enlarge> Year Released Body Chassis Shovel Wheels Treads Motor Tampo Baseplate Released
01 Matchbox MB493-01 : Bulldozer 2001 Red Maroon Yellow Grey Black Grey Matchbox 48 ©2000 Mattel, Inc.
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1-75 #37
02 Matchbox MB493-02 : Bulldozer 2002 Blue Blue Yellow Grey Black Grey Matchbox 48 ©2000 Mattel, Inc.
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1-75 #19
03 Matchbox MB493-03 : Bulldozer 2002 Blue Blue Yellow Grey Black Grey Matchbox 48 & 50th Anniversary logo ©2000 Mattel, Inc.
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1-75 #19
04 Matchbox MB493-04 : Bulldozer 2002 White White White Black Black White ©2000 Mattel, Inc.
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Blank provided to Code 2 authorised companies
05 Matchbox MB493-05 : Bulldozer 2002 Dark Yellow Lemon Yellow Red Grey Black Grey 42 & Steer Head ©2000 Mattel, Inc.
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5 Pack : Build ‘n’ Bash
06 Matchbox MB493-06 : Bulldozer 2003 Orange/Yellow Yellow Black Orange Black Orange MHC67 ©2000 Mattel, Inc.
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1-75 #67
07 Matchbox MB493-07 : Bulldozer 2003 Orange/Yellow Yellow Black Orange Black Orange MHC67 & Hero City Logo ©2000 Mattel, Inc.
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1-75 #67

In late 2003 the casting was changed to have four small black wheels instead of the separate rubber track mounted on rollers which was now cast into the base itself.  This updated version was released in 2004 as MB601

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