This model is also known as Routemaster Bus. It is modeled after a 1963 AEC Routemaster 3 Double Decker Bus. Even though not expressly written as a 1963 AEC RM3 Double Decker Bus this is in fact a licensed model.
The Double-Decker has come out in the following scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|MB56||2006||MBX Metal||Red||The British Invasion Continues||Black /Plastic||Smoke||Black||J2382||Thailand|
|BB09||2007||Best of British||Red||MATCHBOX Best of British, 12 Oxford Circuss, Double Decker Bus Tour, Yellow stripe||Black / Plastic||Clear||Black||Red||L1852||Thailand|
|MB34||2007||MBX Metal||Blue||"Matchbox" Toys, Tottenham Ct Rd STN, No.5||Black / Plastic||Smoke||Black||K9489||Thailand|
|MB34||2007||MBX Metal||Green||High Wycobe , Buchinghamire||Black / Plastic||Smoke||Black|
|BB10||2008||Best of British||Green||High Wycombe, Buckinhamshire, Union Jack, 363||Black / Plastic||Smoke||Black||M4608||Thailand||Routemaster Bus on card|
|MB53||2008||City Action 9/12||Metalflake Tan||Union Jack with "55+ Years of Quality and Heritage" and Red, White and Black Matchbox logo on sides||Black / Plastic||Smoke||Black||M5338||Thailand||Routemaster Bus on card|
|MB52||2009||City Action 12/13||
|Black, White, Yellow, and Gold "The Matchbox Transport Sightseeing Tours" on sides||Black / Plastic||Smoke||Black||White||P2960||Thailand||
Routemaster Bus on card
Base code(s): B24
|Red||Union Jack, "Adventures don't just happen, What's your adventure?" banner||Black / Plastic||Dark smoke tint||Black||R4996||Thailand||
Name on card is "Routemaster"
Base code(s): C07
|N/A||2012||2013 Toy Fair||Gold Chrome||New Matchbox logo on side, Union Jack on roof, Matchbox Vehicles and Brown tampos on side, 60th Anniversary logo on rear, detailed headlights and tailights.||Black???||Smoke||Black||Gold Trispoke||Thailand|
|MB694||2013||Matchbox 60th Anniversary 4/24||Red||Matchbox 60th Anniversary on Union flag backdrop||Black / Plastic||Clear||Black||Y5336||Thailand||Base Code(s): F12|
|MB694||2013||Matchbox 60th Anniversary 25/24||Metallic Red||Matchbox 60th Anniversary ads, bus routes, detailed tampos||Black / Plastic||Clear||Black||Gold||Thailand||Also known as the "Chase Model"|
Base Code(s): F12
This model is given out to every single person who holds the title of Matchbox Ambassador To Collector's. The purpose and intent of The Matchbox Ambassador To Collector's is to deceminate new MBX info and release said info to the public and at the end of their tenure they recieve a MB 693 Routemaster Double Decker Bus in gold plating inside a hard plastic case on a wood plinth and the following people have held the title of Ambassador:
The Matchbox Ambassador To Collector's Series 2006 John Yanouzas. 2007 Jim Gallegos 2008 David Tilley 2009 Terry Ozima 2010 John Nijhuis 2011 Chuck Wiersma 2012 Shabbir Malik
The tenrue for the Ambassador runs Aug 01 1200a MST (-7GMT) and ends July 31 1159p MST (-7GMT) and is announced at the annual Matchbox Toys/Rt. 66 Promotions and The MCCH Presents The Annual Matchbox Collector's Community Hall International Gathering Of Friends event in Albuquerue, New Mexico in either the 2nd or 3rd weekend of July.