MB973 : Runway Wrangler

First Released: 2015
Scale: Generic

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Matchbox MB973 : Runway Wrangler Matchbox MB973 : Runway Wrangler
Released: 2015
Body: White
Cab: Orange
Chassis: Black
Wheels: 8 Dot Dual Ring (Orange)
Tampo: 101206 MBX
Baseplate: ©2014 Mattel Thailand
Released: 2016 & 2021
Body: Blue
Cab: White
Chassis: White
Wheels: 8 Dot Dual Ring (Chrome)
Tampo: Airporter
Baseplate: ©2014 Mattel Thailand
1-100 #07 1-100 #20

9 Pack

2021: 5 Pack


5 Pack : 2021 #11 – MBX Airport

MB867 : Lamborghini Gallardo Police Matchbox MB867 : Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia
MB1025 : Toyota Prius Matchbox MB1025 : 2009 Toyota Prius Taxi
MB1016 : Swift Shuttle Matchbox MB1016 : Swift Shuttle
MB695 : Petrol Pumper Matchbox MB695 : MBX Tanker
MB973 : Runway Wrangler Matchbox MB973 : Runway Wrangler

9 Pack : 2016 #06

MB805 : Toyota 4Runner (Exclusive Vehicle) Matchbox MB805 : Toyota 4Runner
MB1007 : Sea Hunter Matchbox MB1007-01 : Sea Hunter
MB895 : Road Raider MB895-05 : Road Raider
MB916 : Dirt Smasher Matchbox MB916-03 : Dirt Smasher
MB789 : Skidster MB789-11 : Skidster
MB979 : Porsche Cayman Matchbox MB979-02 : Porsche Cayman
MB973 : Runway Wrangler Matchbox MB973 : Runway Wrangler
Miniatures Skybusters

Matchbox Generic Models

Over the years many original designs or generic models have been released by Matchbox this is to help reduce costs and thus improve the profits of the range.  Many designs lend themselves really well to this concept like road rollers or graders as most children will not know (or care) about branding and licensed models.  Here is a list of all those models :

Matchbox MB919 : Acre Maker
Acre Maker
Matchbox Skybusters SB-86 : Airblade Matchbox Skybusters SB-55 : Airliner Matchbox Skybusters SB-62 : Airliner
Airblade Airliner (SB-55) Airliner (SB-62)
Matchbox MB679 : Ambulance Matchbox MB1114 : Armoured Action Truck Matchbox MB510 : Armored Response Vehicle
Ambulance Armoured Action Truck Armored Response Vehicle (MB510)
Matchbox MB606 : Armored Response Vehicle Matchbox MB1191 : MBX Armored Truck Matchbox MB831 : ATV 6x6
Armored Response Vehicle (MB606) Armored Truck ATV 6×6
Matchbox MB732 : Badlander Matchbox MB731 : Baja Bandit
Badlander Baja Bandit
Matchbox MB968 : Bay Brigade Matchbox Skybusters SB-85 : Biplane Matchbox MB842 : Blizzard Buster
Bay Brigade Biplane Blizzard Buster (MB842)
Matchbox MB934 : Blizzard Buster Matchbox MB907 : Blockade Buster
Blizzard Buster (MB934) Blockade Buster
Matchbox MB493 : Bulldozer Matchbox Skybusters SB-156 : Bubble Copter Matchbox MB1084 : Camo Convoy
Bulldozer Bubble Copter Camo Convoy
Matchbox MB1259 : Cement Trailer Matchbox Working Rigs RW040 : Cement Truck
CatCar Cement Trailer Cement Truck
Matchbox MB1250 : Chow Mobile II
Chow Mobile II
Matchbox MB662 : City Bus Matchbox MB992 : City Bus Matchbox MB795 : Cliff Hanger
City Bus (MB662) City Bus (MB992) Cliff Hanger
Matchbox Real Working Rigs RW010 : MBX Crane Truck Matchbox Skybusters SB-154 : MBX Crop Duster Matchbox MB834 : Crop Master
Crane Truck Crop Duster Crop Master
Matchbox Working Rig RW027 : Crop Sprayer Matchbox MB1113 : Deep Diver Submarine Matchbox MB891 : Deep Dive
Crop Sprayer Deep Dive Submarine Deep Diver
Matchbox MB993 : Delivery Service Truck Matchbox MB712-A : Desert Thunder V16 Matchbox MB928 : Desert Thunder V16
Delivery Service Truck Desert Thunder V16 (MB712-A) Desert Thunder V16 (MB928)
Matchbox 01A – Diesel Road Roller Matchbox MB916 : Dirt Smasher Matchbox MB1010 : Dirtstroyer
Diesel Road Roller Dirt Smasher Dirtstroyer
Matchbox MB918 : Drill Digger Matchbox MB710-A : Dump Truck
Drill Digger Dump Truck (MB710-A)
Matchbox Skybusters SB-152 : Enemy Strike Jet Matchbox Working Rigs RW028 : MBX Excavator
Enemy Strike Jet Excavator
Matchbox MB813 : Express Delivery Truck Matchbox MB1243 : MBX Field Car Matchbox MB902 : Field Tripper
Express Delivery Truck Field Car II Field Tripper
Matchbox MB519 : Fire Hovercraft Matchbox MB698 : Flame Tamer
Fire Dasher Fire Hovercraft Flame Tamer (MB698)
Matchbox MB949 : Flame Tamer Matchbox Color Changer MB1065 : Flame Tamer Matchbox MB564 : Foam Fire Truck
Flame Tamer (MB949) Flame Tamer (MB1065) Foam Fire Truck
Matchbox MB889 : Food Truck Matchbox MB999 : Food Truck Matchbox MB847 : Frost Fighter
Food Truck (MB889) Food Truck (MB999) Frost Fighter
Matchbox MB904 : Garbage Gulper Matchbox MB1217 : MBX Garbage Scout Matchbox MB742 : Garbage Truck
Garbage Gulper Garbage Scout Garbage Truck
Matchbox MB1042 : Glass King Matchbox MB640 : Go Rolla
Glass King Go-Rolla
Matchbox MB707 : Ground Breaker Matchbox MB948 : Ground Breaker Matchbox MB886 : Ground Grinder
Ground Breaker (MB707) Ground Breaker (MB948) Ground Grinder
Matchbox MB1048 : Hail Cat Matchbox MB796 : Hazard Squad
Hail Cat Hazard Squad (MB796)
Matchbox MB996 : Hazard Squad Matchbox MB1099 : Hazard Squad Matchbox MB778 : Heritage Ice Cream Truck
Hazard Squad (MB996) Hazard Squad (MB1099) Heritage Ice Cream Truck
Matchbox Skybusters SB-70 : Hypersonic Jet
Hypersonic Jet
Matchbox MB783 : Jungle Crawler Matchbox MB941 : Jungle Crawler
Jungle Crawler (MB783) Jungle Crawler (MB941) Jungle Crawler (MB1061)
Matchbox MB856 : Load Lifter Matchbox MB748 : MBX 4x4 Matchbox MB1176 : MBX Backhoe
Load Lifter MBX 4×4 MBX Backhoe
Matchbox MB1215 : MBX Cycle Trailer Matchbox MB1074 : MBX Flatbed King
MBX Cycle Trailer MBX Flatbed King
Matchbox MB1150 : MBX Rig I Cabover Matchbox MB695 : MBX Tanker
MBX Rig I Cabover MBX Tanker
Matchbox MB1018 : MBXcavator Matchbox MB978 : Meter Made
MBXcavator Meter Made
Matchbox MB1249 : MBX Mini Cargo Truck Matchbox MB917 : Mini Dozer
Mini Cargo Truck Mini Dozer
Matchbox MB1189 : MBX Mini Swisher Matchbox Skybusters SB-64 : Mission Chopper Matchbox Off-Road Rescue Rig
Mini Swisher Mission Chopper Off-Road Rescue Rig
Matchbox Pirate Car Matchbox MB1175 : Poop King
Pirate Car Poop King
Matchbox MB370 : Postal Service Delivery Truck Matchbox MB988 : Power Lift Matchbox Skybuster SB148 : MBX Private Jet
Postal Service Delivery Truck Power Lift (MB988) Private Jet
Matchbox Skybuster SB-82 : Pusher Prop Matchbox MB767 : Quick Sander Matchbox MB972 : Rain Maker
Pusher Prop Quick Sander Rain Maker
Matchbox MB909 : Rapids Rescue Matchbox MB541 : Rescue Helicopter
Rapids Rescue Rescue Helicopter (MB541)
Matchbox MB849-A : Rescue Helicopter Matchbox MB984 : Rescue Helicopter Matchbox MB716 : Ridge Raider
Rescue Helicopter (MB849) Rescue Helicopter (MB984) Ridge Raider (MB716)
Matchbox MB1131 : Ridge Raider Matchbox Real Working RIgs RW020 : MBX Road Grader Matchbox MB1004 : Road Mauler
Ridge Raider (MB1131) Road Grader Road Mauler
Matchbox MB895 : Road Raider Matchbox Real Working Rigs RW046 : Road Scraper Matchbox MB1251 : Road Stripe King
Road Raider Road Scraper Road Stripe King
Matchbox MB825 : Road Tripper Matchbox MB1085 : RSQ-18 Tank
Road Tripper RSQ-18 Tank
Matchbox MB973 : Runway Wrangler Matchbox MB910 : Sahara Sweeper
Runway Wrangler Sahara Sweeper
Matchbox MB861 : Sand Shredder Matchbox MB845 : 4x4 Scrambulance Matchbox MB989 : 4x4 Scrambulance
Sand Shredder Scrambulance (MB845) Scrambulance (MB989)
Matchbox Skybusters SB-98 : Sea Arrow Matchbox MB1007 : Sea Hunter Matchbox MB926 : Sea Spy
Sea Arrow Sea Hunter Sea Spy
Matchbox MB1212 : MBX Self Driving Bus Matchbox MB789 : Skidster Matchbox Skybusters SB-100 : Sky Crane
Self Driving Bus Skidster Sky Crane
Matchbox MB1044 : Snow Thrasher
Snow Thrasher
Matchbox MB1058 : Sonora Shredder Matchbox MB37-B : Soopa Coopa Matchbox MB963 : Spark Arrestor
Sonora Shredder Soopa Coopa Spark Arrestor
Matchbox MB1045 : Speed Trapper Matchbox MB601 : Super Dozer Matchbox MB824 : S.W.A.T. Truck
Speed Trapper Super Dozer SWAT Truck (MB824)
Matchbox MB830 : S.W.A.T. Truck Matchbox MB1016 : Swift Shuttle Matchbox MB027 : Swing Wing Jet
SWAT Truck (MB830) Swift Shuttle Swing Wing Jet
Matchbox MB1008 : Tilt N Tip Matchbox MB1047 : Tinforcer Matchbox MB703 : Tractor
Tilt N Tip Tinforcer Tractor
Matchbox MB686 : Tractor Plow Matchbox MB950 : Tractor Plow
Tractor Plow (MB686) Tractor Plow (MB950)
Matchbox MB912 : Trail Tracker Matchbox MB1076 : Trailer Trawler Matchbox MB923 : Travel Tracker
Trail Tracker Trailer Trawler Travel Tracker
Matchbox MB718 : Travel Trailer Matchbox MB747 : Travel Trailer Matchbox MB868 : Travel Trailer
Travel Trailer
(Metal Upper)(MB718)
Travel Trailer
(Plastic Upper)(MB747)
Travel Trailer
Matchbox MB1271 : Travel Trailer II Matchbox MB1043 : Tree Lugger
Travel Trailer II Tree Lugger
Matchbox MB1054 : Tuk Tuk Matchbox Skybusters SB-83 : Twin Boom
Tuk Tuk Twin Boom
Matchbox Skybusters SB-87 : Twin Engine Blaze Buster Matchbox MB839 : Urban Tow Truck Matchbox MB937 : Urban Tow Truck
Twin Engine Blaze Buster Urban Tow Truck (MB839) Urban Tow Truck (MB937)
Matchbox MB840 : Water Hauler Matchbox MB936 : Water Tanker Matchbox MB1034 : Xcanner
Water Hauler (MB840) Water Tanker (MB936) Xcanner



2016 : Matchbox Miniatures

There were 3 types of packaging used :

Long Card Short Code Power Grab
Matchbox 2016 Basic Range Long Card Matchbox 2016 Basic Range Short Card Matchbox 2015 Basic Range Power Grab
New Design New Design 2015 Design


No. Description <click to enlarge>
01 Heavy Freighter Matchbox - New Model
02 ’14 Ford Transit News Van Matchbox - New Model
03 ’15 Mazda MX-5 Miata Matchbox MB1012 : 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Matchbox - New Model
04 ’15 Chrysler 300 MB1033-01 : 2015 Chrysler 300 ©John Lambert Matchbox - New Model
05 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-X Matchbox MB1022-01 : 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000 GTX Matchbox - New Model
06 Swift Shuttle Matchbox MB1016 : Swift Shuttle Matchbox - New Model
07 Zamboni Ice Resurfacing Machine Matchbox - New Model
08 Volvo V60 Wagon Matchbox MB1020-01 : Volvo V60 Wagon Matchbox - New Model
09 MB774 : Toyota Prius Taxi Matchbox MB774 : 2009 Toyota Prius
10 Cadillac One Matchbox MB974 : Cadillac One
11 MBX V.A.N. MB999-01 : Food Truck Matchbox - New ModelRe-Tooled version of MB889
12 BMW 1M
13 Urban Tow Truck Matchbox MB937-03 : Urban Tow Truck
14 Garbage Gulper MB904-03 : Garbage Gulper
15 Jaguar F-Type Matchbox MB975-02 : Jaguar F-type
16 Meter Made MB978-03 : Meter Made
17 International Armored Truck MB873-02 : International Armored Car Design taken from the original release of this casting MB446-01
18 Whiplash
19 Cadillac CTS Coupe Matchbox MB815 : Cadillac CTS Coupe
20 Runway Wrangler
21 Express Delivery MB813-05 : Express Delivery Truck
22 City Bus
23 Porsche Cayman Matchbox MB979-02 : Porsche Cayman
24 Tesla Model S MB903-02 : Tesla Model S
25 Turn Tamer
26 Alfa Romeo 4c Matchbox MB905 : Alfa Romeo 4C
27 Range Rover Evoque  Matchbox MB896-01 : 2014 Range Rover Evoque Matchbox - New Model
28 MBX Street Cleaner
29 Karmann Ghia Convertible
30 Aqua King
31 MBX Coupe
32 Infiniti G37 Coupe Matchbox MB809 : Infiniti G37 Coupe
33 MBX Moving Van
34 ’13 Ford Cargo MB977-02 : 2013 Ford Cargo
35 Tilt´n´Tip  MB1008-01 : Tilt N Tip Matchbox - New Model
36 Dirtstroyer  MB1010-01 : Dirtstroyer Matchbox - New Model
37 MBXcavator  MB1018-01 : MBXcavator Matchbox - New Model
38 ´15 Ford F-150 Contractors Truck Matchbox MB970 : 2015 Ford F-150 Contractor Truck
39 ’66 Dodge A-100 Matchbox MB862-07 : MB862 : ´66 Dodge A100 Pickup
40 Road Roller
41 Drill Digger MB918-03 : Drill Digger
42 Rain Maker MB972-03 : Rain Maker
43 Scraper
44 Dirt Smasher Matchbox MB916-03 : Dirt Smasher
45 Ground Grabber
46 Turf Tilter
47 Tractor Plow MB950-03 : Tractor Plow
48 Mountain Mover
49 Trail Tipper
50 Skidster MB789-11 : Skidster
51 Ford F-350 Stake Bed MB920-03 : Ford F-350 Stake Bed
52 Power Lift MB988-02 : Power Lift
53 Acre Maker MB919-04 : Acre Maker
54 Torque Titan
55 Pit King
56 Mound Mover
57 Seed Shaker
58 Quarry King
59 ´14 Chevy Silverado 1500 Matchbox MB924-04 : ´14 Chevy Silverado 1500
60 Freightliner M2 106 MB1003-01 : Freightliner Business Class M2 106 Matchbox - New Model
61 ’15 Ram 1500 Police Matchbox MB1021 : ’15 Dodge RAM 1500 Police Matchbox - New Model
62 Sea Hunter Matchbox MB1007-01 : Sea Hunter Matchbox - New Model
63 ’15 Corvette Stingray  MB1014-01 : 2015 Corvette Stingray Matchbox - New Model
64 Wheelin’ Wrecker Matchbox - New Model
65 Xcanner  MB1034-01 : Xcanner Matchbox - New Model
66 ’93 Ford Mustang Police Car Matchbox MB969-02 : 1993 Ford Mustang Police car
67 Bay Brigade MB968-02 : Bay Brigade
68 BMW M5 Police MB966-02 : BMW M5 Police
69 Spark Arrester MB963-02 : Spark Arrestor
70 Seagrave Fire Engine MB843-06 : Seagrave Fire Engine
71 Hardnoze
72 Attack Track
73 Ford F-350 Superlift Matchbox MB938 : Superlift Ford F-350 Super Duty
74 Ford E-350 Ambulance
75 Toyota Tacoma
76 Blaze Blitzer
77 Pierce Dash Fire Engine Matchbox MB755-23 : Pierce Dash Fire Engine Matchbox MB755-22 : Pierce Dash Fire Engine
78 S.W.A.T. Truck MB830-08 : S.W.A.T. Truck
79 GHE-O Rescue Matchbox MB976-03 : Ghe-O Rescue
80 Ford Explorer MB860-08 : Ford Explorer Interceptor
81 4×4 Scrambulance MB989-03 : 4x4 Scrambulance
82 Blockade Buster Matchbox MB907-05 : Blockade Buster
83 BMW R1200 RT-P
84 Crime Crusher
85 Road Raider MB895-05 : Road Raider
86 Dodge Charger Police Pursuit MB933-06 : Dodge Charger Pursuit
87 Hazard Squad MB796-13 : Hazard Squad
88 ´63 Cadillac Ambulance Matchbox MB994 : 1963 Cadillac Ambulance
89 Ford F-550 Super Duty MB817-10 : Seagrave Fire Engine
90 Rapid Rescue MB909-02 : Rapids Rescue
91 Amphi Flyer
92 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia Matchbox MB867-05 : Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Police
93 Wing Chiller Matchbox - New Model
94 Custom ’68 Mustang Mudstanger Matchbox MB1009-01 : Custom ’68 Mustang “Mudstanger” Matchbox - New Model
95 Volkswagen Transporter Cab Matchbox MB1013 : VW Transporter Crew Cab Matchbox MB1013 : VW Transporter Crew Cab Matchbox - New Model
96 Travel Trecker Matchbox - New Model
97 Four X Force Matchbox - New Model
98 Road Mauler Matchbox MB1004-01 : Road Mauler Matchbox - New Model
99 Swamp Commander Matchbox - New Model
100 Hydro Cruiser Matchbox - New Model
101 Lamborghini LM002 Matchbox MB956-03 : Lamborghini LM002
102 ´14 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
103 Vantom
104 Blizzard Buster MB934-04 : Blizzard Buster
105 Rumble Raider
106 Frost Fighter MB847-06 : Frost Fighter
107 Malibu Marauder
108 Terrainiac
109 Desert Thunder V16 Matchbox MB928-03 : Desert Thunder V16
110 Land Rover Defender 110 Matchbox MB838-A : Land Rover Defender 110
111 Moto Tracker
112 Swamp Raider
113 Deep Diver