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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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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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Miniatures

2007 : Matchbox Miniatures

There were 2 types of packaging used :

Long Card Short Card
Matchbox 2007 Long Card Matchbox 2007 Short Card

 

No. Description <click to enlarge>
01 2004 Bentley Continental GT Coupe MB727-01 : Bentley Continental GT MB727-02 : Bentley Continental GT Matchbox - New Model
02 Mitsubishi Eclipse
03 Porsche 911 GT3 Matchbox MB729 : Porsche 911 GT3 Matchbox - New Model
04 Volvo C-30 Matchbox - New Model
05 Volkswagen Golf Gti (2006) Matchbox MB684 : Volkswagen Golf V Gti Matchbox MB684 : Volkswagen Golf V GtiMatchbox MB684 : Volkswagen Golf V Gti
06 Mini Cooper S Matchbox MB579-15 : Mini Cooper S
07 Toyota Scion xB
08 Dodge Magnum
09 Audi RS6 Avant MB696-05 Audi RS6 Avant © John LambertMB696-06 Audi RS6 Avant © John Lambert
10 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Matchbox MB423 : Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
11 Ford Shelby Cobra Concept
12 Lotus Exige (2005) Matchbox - New Model
13 Ford GT Matchbox MB671 : 2005 Ford GTMatchbox MB671 : 2005 Ford GT
14 Audi R8 Matchbox MB726-01 : Audi R8Matchbox MB726-02 : Audi R8 Matchbox - New Model
15 Nissan Z
16 Ford Mustang GT Concept
17 Dodge Viper GTS-R
18 Chevrolet SSR
19 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG
20 Mercedes Benz CLS 500
21 Jaguar XK Coupe
22 Chevrolet Corvette C6
23 Lexus GS 430 (2006) Matchbox - New Model
24 Volvo XC90
25 Porsche Cayenne S
26 Range Rover Sport
27 1957 Ford Thunderbird Matchbox MB042-36 : 1957 Ford Thunderbird
28 1961 Jaguar E Type Coupe Matchbox MB688 : 1961 Jaguar E Type CoupeMatchbox MB688 : 1961 Jaguar E Type Coupe
29 1962 Volkswagen Beetle MB363-35 : 1962 Volkswagen Beetle
30 Cadillac Hearse
31 1965 Austin Mini Van MB713-01 - 1965 Austin Mini VanMB713-04 : 1965 Austin Mini Van Matchbox - New Model
32 1967 Alfa Romeo GTV Giulia Matchbox MB715 : Alfa Romeo Guila Sprint GTA Matchbox - New Model
33 London Taxi
34 AEC Routemaster Bus
35 City Bus Matchbox MB662-11 : City BusMatchbox MB662-16 : City Bus
36 Volkswagen Delivery Van Matchbox MB405-27 : Volkswagen Delivery Van
37 Ford Transit (2006)
38 International Armored Car MB446-20 : International Armored Car
39 MBX Tanker MB695-03 : MBX Tanker
40 Chevrolet Van (Modified) Matchbox Matchbox MB709-A-02 : Chevy Van Matchbox - New Model
41 Trash King
42 Tow Truck
43 Delivery Truck Matchbox - New Model
44 Chevrolet Highway Maintenance Truck (without Plow) Matchbox - New Model
45 Power Lift MB704-02 : Power Lift Matchbox - New Model
46 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U300 MB728-01 : Mercedes-Benz Unimog U300 © David TilleyMB728-02 : Mercedes-Benz Unimog U300 © David Tilley Matchbox - New Model
47 Cement Mixer
48 Ground Breaker MB707-01 : Ground Breaker Matchbox - New Model
49 2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police MB689-08 : 2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police MB689-07 : 2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police
50 Dodge Charger R/T
51 Flame Tamer Matchbox MB698 : Flame Tamer
52 Fire Ladder Truck
53 Ambulance MB679-07 : Ambulance
54 Tractor MB703-01 : TractorMB703-02 : Tractor Matchbox - New Model
55 Tractor Plow MB686-07 : Tractor Plow MB686-06 : Tractor Plow MB686-05 : Tractor Plow
56 1956 Ford F-100 Pick Up (Plastic Base) Matchbox MB300-30 : 1956 Ford F-100 Pick-Up
57 Honda Ridgeline Matchbox - New Model
58 1972 Bronco 4×4 Matchbox MB720-A-01 : 1972 Ford Bronco 4x4 Matchbox MB720-A-02 : 1972 Ford Bronco 4x4 Matchbox - New Model
59 Baja Bandit MB731-03 : Baja Bandit MB731-02 : Baja Bandit Matchbox - New Model
60 International CXT MB687-04 : International CXT
61 Volkswagen Beetle 4×4 Matchbox MB723-01 : Volkswagen Beetle 4x4 Matchbox - New Model
62 Ridge Raider MB716-01 : Ridge RaiderMB716-02 : Ridge RaiderMB716-03 : Ridge Raider Matchbox - New Model
63 Desert Thunder V16 Matchbox MB712-A-01 : Desert Thunder V16 Matchbox MB712-A-02 : Desert Thunder V16Matchbox MB712-A-10 : Desert Thunder V16Matchbox MB712-A-09 : Desert Thunder V16 Matchbox - New Model
64 Dune Buggy
65 Land Rover Defender 110 (1997) Matchbox MB697 : Land Rover Defender 110
66 Jeep Hurricane Matchbox MB670 : Jeep Hurricane
67 Jeep Rescue
68 Chevrolet Silverado SS
69 Land Rover SVX
70 Rock Crawler
71 Jeep Wrangler
72 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe
73 Hummer H3 Matchbox MB666 : Hummer H3 Matchbox MB666 : Hummer H3
74 Chevrolet Blazer MB129-35 : 4x4 Chevrolet Blazer
75 GMC Bucket Truck

 

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Miniatures

2006 : Matchbox Miniatures

For the first time in many years there was only one range released worldwide this year.

Long Card Short Card
Matchbox 2006 Long Card Matchbox 2006 Short Card
Matchbox 2006 Long Card

 

No. Description <click to enlarge>
01 Volkswagen Golf Gti (2006) Matchbox MB684 : Volkswagen Golf Gti Matchbox - New Model
02 Mercedes Benz CLS 500 Matchbox - New Model
03 Jaguar XK Coupe Matchbox - New Model
04 1961 Jaguar E Type Coupe Matchbox MB688 : 1961 Jaguar E Type Coupe Matchbox MB688 : 1961 Jaguar E Type Coupe Matchbox - New Model
05 Audi RS6 Avant MB696-01 Audi RS6 Avant © John Lambert Matchbox - New Model
06 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Pick Up Matchbox MB663-08 : Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Pick Up Matchbox MB663-07 : Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Pick Up Matchbox MB663-06 : Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Pick Up
07 Toyota Scion xB
08 Ford Shelby Cobra Concept
09 Ford GT Matchbox MB671 : 2005 Ford GT
10 Chevrolet Silverado SS
11 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG
12 Dodge Charger R/T
13 Mitsubishi Eclipse
14 Pontiac Solstice
15 Audi TT Coupe
16 Opel Speedster
17 Plymouth Prowler
18 1956 Cadillac Eldorado
19 Ford Mustang GT Concept
20 Chevrolet Corvette C6
21 1962 Volkswagen Beetle MB363-29 : 1962 Volkswagen Beetle ©David TilleyMB363-29 : 1962 Volkswagen Beetle
22 Mercedes Benz E430 Estate
23 TVR Tuscan S
24 Jaguar XK8 Convertible
25 Porsche 911 Turbo
26 2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police MB689-01 : 2006 Ford Crown Victoria PoliceMB689-04 : 2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Matchbox - New Model
27 Flame Tamer Matchbox MB698 : Flame Tamer Matchbox - New Model
28 Ford Transit (2006) Matchbox - New Model
29 International CXT MB687-01 : International CXTMB687-02 : International CXT Matchbox - New Model
30 Tractor Plow MB686-01 : Tractor PlowMB686-02 : Tractor Plow Matchbox - New Model
31 Volkswagen Delivery Van Matchbox MB405-25 : Volkswagen Delivery Van
32 Super Dozer Matchbox MB601-06 : Super Dozer
33 City Bus Matchbox MB662-07 : City Bus
34 Tractor Cab
35 London Taxi
36 Trash King Matchbox - New Model
37 Ambulance MB679-03 : Ambulance
38 Dodge Magnum
39 Chevrolet Van 4×4 Matchbox MB102-43 : 4x4 Chevy Van
40 Tractor Shovel
41 Isuzu Delivery Truck
42 Checker Taxi
43 Foam Fire Truck
44 Mission Helicopter
45 Airport Fire Truck
46 Dennis Sabre
47 Faun Dump Truck  MB209-25 : Faun Dump Truck
48 GMC Wrecker Truck
49 Taxi Cab
50 Range Rover Sport Matchbox - New Model
51 Dune Buggy Matchbox - New Model
52 Cement Mixer Matchbox - New Model
53 MBX Tanker MB695-01 : MBX TankerMB695-02 : MBX Tanker Matchbox - New Model
54 Rock Crawler Matchbox - New Model
55 Land Rover Defender 110 (1997) Matchbox MB697 : Land Rover Defender 110 Matchbox MB697 : Land Rover Defender 110Matchbox MB697 : Land Rover Defender 110 Matchbox - New Model
56 AEC Routemaster Bus Matchbox - New Model
57 Cadillac Hearse Matchbox - New Model
58 Jeep Hurricane Matchbox MB670 : Jeep Hurricane
59 Hummer H3 Matchbox MB666 : Hummer H3 Matchbox MB666 : Hummer H3Matchbox MB666 : Hummer H3
60 Volvo XC90
61 Porsche Cayenne S
62 Jeep Rescue
63 Land Rover SVX
64 Volkswagen Beetle 4X4 (Bonnet Cast Shut)
65 Truck Camper
66 1956 Ford F-100 Pick Up (Plastic Base) Matchbox MB300-27 : 1956 Ford F-100 Pick-Up Matchbox MB300-26 : 1956 Ford F-100 Pick-Up
67 Lincoln Navigator
68 Dodge Viper GTS
69 Jeep Liberty 2000
70 Sea Rescue Helicopter
71 Police Car
72 Jeep Compass
73 Ford Expedition
74 Chevrolet Avalanche
75 Hummer H2 SUV Concept MB526-09 : Hummer H2 SUV Concept

 

Categories
Miniatures

2005 : Matchbox Miniatures

There are two distinct ranges this year; the USA range and the ROW (Rest of the World) range.     There were 2 types of packaging used :

Long Card Short Code
Matchbox 2005 Long Card Matchbox 2005 Short Card
Matchbox 2005 Long Card

 

USA Range:

No. Description <click to enlarge>
01 Fire Ladder Truck Matchbox - New Model
02 Tow Truck Matchbox - New Model
03 Chevrolet Impala Police Car
04 Checker Taxi
05 Chevrolet Corvette C6
06 Ford Mustang GT Concept
07 Mini Cooper S Matchbox MB579-09 : Mini Cooper S Matchbox MB579-08 : Mini Cooper S Matchbox MB579-07 : Mini Cooper S
08 Lotus Elise
09 Isuzu Delivery Truck
10 Mercedes Benz G Wagon
11 Ford Transit
12 Land Rover SVX
13 Dennis Sabre Fire Engine
14 MB423 : Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Matchbox MB423 : Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
15 Radar Truck
16 Ferrari 360 Spider
17 Opel Frogster
18 City Bus Matchbox MB662-01 : City Bus Matchbox - New Model
19 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Pick Up Matchbox MB663-02 : Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Pick Up
20 Lincoln Navigator
21 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS-396
22 Audi TT Roadster
23 Jeep Compass
24 Toyota Scion xB Matchbox - New Model
25 Hummer H3 Matchbox - New Model
26 BMW Z4
27 Ford Expedition Police
28 Fork Lift
29 Nissan Z Matchbox MB611 : Nissan Z
30 Dodge Magnum Matchbox - New Model
31 Tractor Cab Matchbox - New Model
32 Cadillac Escalade
33 Street Cleaner
34 BMW Z8
35 Hummer H2 SUV Concept MB526-07 : Hummer H2 SUV Concept
36 London Taxi Matchbox - New Model
37 Mitsubishi Eclipse Matchbox - New Model
38 Concept 1 Beetle Cabriolet
39 Ford Dump Truck (with Interior)
40 Chevrolet Suburban (Vee Roof Light) MB477-11 : 2000 Chevrolet Suburban
41 Volkswagen Beetle Taxi
42 Ford Shelby Cobra Concept Matchbox - New Model
43 Jeep Hurricane Matchbox MB670 : Jeep Hurricane Matchbox - New Model
44 School Bus
45 Chevrolet Blazer MB129-33 : 4x4 Chevrolet Blazer
46 Chevrolet Avalanche
47 Honda Element
48 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG Matchbox - New Model
49 Ford GT Matchbox MB671 : 2005 Ford GT Matchbox - New Model
50 Land Rover Discovery
51 Volkswagen Microbus Concept
52 Tractor Shovel
53 Rescue Crane
54 Chevrolet Silverado SS Matchbox - New Model
55 Volvo XC90 Matchbox - New Model
56 Dump Truck
57 Volkswagen W12 Concept
58 International Fire Pumper
59 Dodge Ram SRT-10
60 Porsche Cayenne S Matchbox - New Model
61 Dodge Charger R/T Matchbox - New Model
62 Mercedes Benz CLK Convertible
63 BMW 3 Series Coupe
64 Dodge Viper GTS-R
65 1970 Pontiac GTO
66 Ambulance MB679-01 : Ambulance MB679-02 : Ambulance Matchbox - New Model
67 Jeep Rescue Matchbox - New Model
68 Ford Focus
69 Porsche 911 Turbo
70 Road Roller Paver
71 Mercedes Benz Actros 1857
72 Trash King
73 Rescue Chopper
74 Volkswagen Beetle 4X4 (Bonnet Cast Shut)
75 International Armored Car MB446-13 : International Armored Car

 

Rest of World (ROW) Range:

No. Description <click to enlarge>
01 Fire Ladder Truck Matchbox - New Model
02 Tow Truck Matchbox - New Model
03 Chevrolet Impala Police Car
04 Checker Taxi
05 Chevrolet Corvette C6
06 Ford Mustang GT Concept
07 Mini Cooper S Matchbox MB579-09 : Mini Cooper S Matchbox MB579-08 : Mini Cooper S Matchbox MB579-07 : Mini Cooper S
08 Lotus Elise
09 Isuzu Delivery Truck
10 Mercedes Benz G Wagon
11 Ford Transit
12 Land Rover SVX
13 Dennis Sabre Fire Engine
14 MB423 : Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Matchbox MB423 : Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
15 Radar Truck
16 Ferrari 360 Spider
17 Opel Frogster
18 City Bus Matchbox MB662-01 : City Bus Matchbox - New Model
19 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Pick Up
20 BMW 328i Police Car
21 Smart Cabrio
22 Audi TT Roadster
23 Jeep Compass
24 Toyota Scion xB Matchbox - New Model
25 Hummer H3 Matchbox - New Model
26 BMW Z4
27 Ford Expedition Police
28 Fork Lift
29 Nissan Z Matchbox MB611 : Nissan Z
30 Dodge Magnum Matchbox - New Model
31 Tractor Cab Matchbox - New Model
32 Mercedes Benz A Class
33 Street Cleaner
34 BMW Z8
35 Hummer H2 SUV Concept
36 London Taxi Matchbox - New Model
37 Mitsubishi Eclipse Matchbox - New Model
38 Concept 1 Beetle Cabriolet
39 Ford Dump Truck (with Interior)
40 Chevrolet Suburban (Vee Roof Light)
41 Volkswagen Beetle Taxi
42 Ford Shelby Cobra Concept Matchbox - New Model
43 Jeep Hurricane Matchbox MB670 : Jeep Hurricane Matchbox - New Model
44 School Bus
45 Chevrolet Blazer MB129-33 : 4x4 Chevrolet Blazer
46 Opel Speedster
47 Honda Element
48 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG Matchbox - New Model
49 Ford GT Matchbox MB671 : 2005 Ford GT Matchbox - New Model
50 Land Rover Discovery
51 Volkswagen Microbus Concept
52 Tractor Shovel
53 Rescue Crane
54 Mercedes Benz S500
55 Volvo XC90 Matchbox - New Model
56 Dump Truck
57 Volkswagen W12 Concept
58 International Fire Pumper
59 BMW X5 Police Car
60 Porsche Cayenne S Matchbox - New Model
61 Dodge Charger R/T Matchbox - New Model
62 Mercedes Benz CLK Convertible
63 BMW 3 Series Coupe
64 Dodge Viper GTS-R
65 Porsche Boxster
66 Ambulance MB679-01 : Ambulance MB679-02 : Ambulance Matchbox - New Model
67 Jeep Rescue Matchbox - New Model
68 Ford Focus
69 Porsche 911 Turbo
70 Road Roller Paver
71 Mercedes Benz Actros 1857
72 Trash King
73 Rescue Chopper
74 Volkswagen Beetle 4X4 (Bonnet Cast Shut)
75 International Armoured MB446-13 : International Armored Car