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Matchbox 75Edit

Model No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Special Features Color Photo
1 Dodge Challenger 1976 Dodge Red & white 7601 Dodge Challenger R
2 Hovercraft 1976 Generic Light green 7602 Hovercraft
3 Porsche Turbo 1978 Porsche opening doors Grey Mb003-04
4 '57 Chevy 1979 Chevrolet opening bonnet Pink 7904 57 Chevy R
5 U.S. Mail Truck 1978 Jeep removable top Blue with white top 7805 Mail Truck L
6 Mercedes Tourer 1974 Mercedes-Benz Yellow with black top 7606 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL
7 V.W. Golf 1976 Volkswagen removable surf boards Green 7607 V.W. Golf R
8 De Tomaso Pantera 1976 De Tomaso White MATCHBOX-LESNEY SUPERFAST -8 DE TOMASO PANTERA 1975 ENGLAND (2)
9 Ford Escort RS2000 1978 Ford White 7809 Ford Escort RS 2000 R
10 Plymouth Gran Fury Police Car 1979 Plymouth White and black 7910 Plymouth Gran Fury
11 Car Transporter 1976 Bedford Orange & cream 7611 Car Transporter
12 Citroen CX 1979 Citroen opening tailgate Light blue 7912 Citroen CX
13 Snorkel 1977 GMC moveable boom Red 7713 Snorkel Fire Engine L
14 Mini Ha Ha 1975 Mini Red 7514 Mini Ha Ha R
15 Fork Lift Truck 1972 Lansing Bagnall moveable forks Red 7215 Fork lift Truck R
16 Badger 1974 Generic Red 7416 Badger
17 The Londoner 1972 Generic Red 7217 The Londoner L
18 Hondarora 1975 Honda handle bar pivots Red Hondarora red
19 Cement Truck 1976 Generic mixing drum rotates and tips Red & yellow 7619 Cement Truck
20 Police Patrol 1975 Range Rover Rola-matics light bubble spins when rolled White & orange Range Rover 20120720 JSCC
21 Renault 5TL 1978 Renault opening rear hatch Yellow 7821 Renault 5TL L
22 Blaze Buster 1975 Generic Red 7522 Blaze Buster ChrtL
23 Atlas 1975 Generic Blue & orange 7522 Atlas R
24 Shunter 1978 Generic Yellow Shunter 1979
25 Flat Car & Container 1978 Generic removeable container Black with tan & red container MB-25 Container
26 Site Dumper 1976 Generic bed dumps Yellow with red dumper 7626 Site Dumper R
27 Lamborghini Countach 1974 Lamborghini Streakers opening rear engine cover Red MATCHBOX-LESNEY SUPERFAST -27 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH 1973 ENGLAND (2)
28 Lincoln Continental Mk. V 1979 Lincoln Red with white top MB-28 Lincoln
29 Tractor Shovel 1976 Muir-Hill bucket arms pivot Yellow with red bucket 7629 Tractor Shovel
30 Swamp Rat 1976 Generic propeller spins, soldier rotates Olive green 7630 Swamp Rat
31 Caravan 1977 Generic left side door opens White 7731 Caravan R
32 Field Gun 1978 Generic fires shells Olive green Field Gun
33 Police Motorcycle 1977 Honda removable rider White MB-33 Policemoto
34 Vantastic 1975 Ford Orange 7534 Vantastic R
35 Fandango 1975 Generic Rola-matics fan spins when rolled Red 7735 Fandango
36 Formula 5000 1975 Generic Red 7736 Formula 5000
37 Skip Truck 1976 Generic separate dumpster unloads with pivoting arms Red 7637 Skip Truck R
38 Armoured Jeep 1976 Jeep moveable gun Olive Green Armoured Jeep (MB38)
39 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II 1979 Rolls Royce opening doors Silver 7939 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow L
40 Horse-Box 1972 Bedford opening side door & removeable horses Orange & cream Horsebox MB-40
41 Ambulance 1978 Chevrolet opening rear doors White 41-C EMS Sticker
42 Mercedes-Benz Container Truck 1977 Mercedes-Benz removeable container Red & brown 7642 Mercedes Container Truck
43 0-4-0 Steam Loco 1978 Generic Black and red MB-43 Steam Loco
44 Passenger Coach 1978 Generic Black, white and red MB-44 Coach
45 B.M.W. 3.0 1976 B.M.W. opening doors Orange 7645 BMW 3.0 CSL R
46 Ford Tractor and Harrow 1978 Ford removable yellow plastic cultivator Blue 7846 Ford Tractor L
47 Pannier Tank Loco 1979 GWR Swindon Works Green MB-47 Painer Loco
48 Sambron Jacklift 1977 Sambron Moveable forks Yellow 7748 Sambron Jacklift L
49 Crane Truck 1976 Generic booth rotates, pivots and extends, hook pivots Yellow 7649 Crane Truck R
50 Articulated Truck 1973 Generic pivoting removable trailer Yellow cab with light blue trailer 7350 Articulated Truck
51 Combine Harvester 1978 Generic barrell rotates, chute rotates Red 7851 Combine Harvester R
52 Police Launch 1976 Generic White with blue hull 7552 Police Launch
53 Jeep CJ6 1977 Jeep fixed top Red & tan Jeep CJ6 R
54 Personnel Carrier 1976 Generic gun rotates Olive green 7654 Personnel Carrier
55 Ford Cortina 1979 Ford opening doors Light green 7955 Ford Cortina R
56 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 1979 Mercedes-Benz opening doors Blue Mercedes 450 SEL MB-56
57 Wildlife Truck 1973 Ford Rola-matic Lion in back spins when rolled Yellow 7357 Wild Life Truck
58 Faun Dump Truck 1976 Faun dump tray dumps Yellow 7658 Faun Dump Truck L
59 Planet Scout 1975 Generic Green 7559 Planet Scout
60 Holden Pickup 1977 Holden Red 7760 Holden Pickup L
61 Wreck Truck 1978 Ford booms pivot Red Wreck Truck 1979
62 Chevrolet Corvette 1979 Chevrolet Red 62d
63 Freeway Gas Tanker 1973 Generic pivoting removable trailer White & yellow Freeway Gas Tanker (1979-81 Sheel)
64 Caterpillar D9 Tractor 1979 Caterpillar removeable roof Yellow with tan removable top 7964 Caterpillar D9 Tractor L
65 Airport Coach 1977 Generic Blue and white 7765 Airport Coach
66 Ford Transit 1977 Ford removable tan pallet load Orange 7766 Ford Transit R
67 Datsun 260 Z 2+2 1978 Datsun doors open Pink Datsun 260 Z 2+2
68 Chevy Van 1979 Chevrolet Orange 7968 Chevy Van L
69 Armoured Truck 1978 Generic Red 7869 Armoured Truck R
70 S.P. Gun 1976 Generic Olive green MB-70
71 Cattle Truck 1976 Dodge removable cattle Bronze & yellow Cattle Truck 77
72 Bomag Road Roller 1979 Bomag Yellow Bomag Road Roller L
73 Model A Ford 1979 Ford Cream with green fenders 7973 Ford Model A
74 Cougar Villager 1978 Mercury tailgate opens Light green 7874 Cougar Villager
75 Seasprite Helicopter 1977 Kaman rotor moves White 7775 Seasprite Helicopter R

900 RangeEdit

There were 25 models in the 1979 Matchbox 900 Range.[1]

Model No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Special Features Color Photo
TP-1 Mercedes Truck and Trailer Mercedes-Benz & Mercedes-Benz Image Not Available
TP-2 Police Car and Fire Engine Mercury & Merryweather Image Not Available
TP-3 Javelin and Pony Trailer American Motors & generic AMX Javelin+Pony Trailer (TP-103)
TP-4 Holiday Set Maserati & Eccles Two Pack TP-4(Maserati Bora Caravan)
TP-5 Weekender Ford & Bertram Image Not Available
TP-6 Breakdown Truck and Mini Generic & Mini Image Not Available
TP-7 Jeep and Glider Trailer Jeep & generic Image Not Available
TP-8 Field Car and Honda International & Honda Image Not Available
TP-9 Field Car and Racing Car International & generic Image Not Available
TP-10 Fire Chief and Ambulance Mercury & Mercedes-Benz Image Not Available
TP-11 Tractor and Hay Trailer 1979 Ford & generic Image Not Available
TP-12 Military Ambulance and Field Car Volkswagen & International Image Not Available
TP-13 Military Unimog and Field Gun 1979 Mercedes-Benz & generic Field Gun TP-13
TP-14 Military Staff Car and Ambulance Mercedes-Benz & Mercedes-Benz Image Not Available
TP-15 Military Truck and Trailer Mercedes-Benz & Mercedes-Benz Image Not Available
TP-16 Military Alvis Stalwart and Wreck Truck Alvis & Ford Twin Pack (TP-16)
TP-17 Tanker and Trailer Generic & generic Image Not Available
TP-18 Water Sporter Volkswagen & generic Image Not Available
TP-19 Cattle Truck and Trailer 1979 Dodge & generic Image Not Available
TP-20 Diesel Shunter and Side Tipper 1979 Generic & generic Shunter Two pack
TP-21 Citroen and Motorcycle Trailer 1979 Citroen & generic Image Not Available
TP-22 Long Haul Double Container Truck 1979 Peterbilt Image Not Available
TP-23 Long Haul Covered Container Truck 1979 Peterbilt Image Not Available
TP-24 Long Haul Box Container Truck 1979 Peterbilt Image Not Available
TP-25 Long Haul Truck and Pipe Trailer 1979 Peterbilt Image Not Available

Super KingsEdit

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
K-1 Hydraulic Excavator 1970 O&K operational boom Red & gray DSC 9052
K-2 Car Recovery Vehicle 1977 Generic & Ford removable dune buggy Green with red buggy
K-3 Mod Tractor and Trailer 1974 Generic removable trailer with dumping bed Metallic blue & yellow Mod Tractor and Trailer (K-3)
K-4 Big Tipper 1974 Generic dumping bed Red with yellow dump bed Big Tipper Super King 1979
K-5 Muir-Hill Tractor and Trailer 1972 Muir-Hill removable trailer with dumping bed Yellow
K-6 Motor Cycle Transporter 1976 Generic & Honda removable Hondarora Metallic blue cab, ed motor cycle Motor Cycle Transporter (Pick-up Truck)
K-7 Racing Car Transporter 1973 Generic opening doors and ramp removable race car Yellow
K-8 Caterpillar Traxcavator 1970 Caterpillar shovel deck raises & lowers Yellow
K-9 Fire Tender 1973 Generic rotating ladder Red
K-10 Car Transporter 1976 Generic removable trailer with operating ramp Red Car Transporter (1976-81 1)
K-11 Pickup Truck 1976 Generic pivoting booms and hooks Yellow
K-12 Herkules Mobile Crane 1975 Generic operational boom Yellow Herkules Mobile Crane (1975-80)
K-13 Aircraft Transporter 1976 Generic & Dornier removable unassembled Jet Red
K-14 Heavy Breakdown Truck 1977 Generic operating boom and hook White and red
K-15 Londoner 1973 Generic Red
K-16 Petrol Tanker 1974 Ford removable trailer Yellow and white with white tanker trailer
K-17 Articulated Container Truck 1974 Scammell removable trailer & containers Red truck & yellow containers
K-18 Articulated Tipper Truck 1974 Ford opening ramps with four removable white horses Red truck with yellow trailer
K-19 Security Truck 1979 Ford White
K-20 Peterbilt Wrecker (K-20) 1979 Peterbilt Red operational booms ang hooks Green with white bed Mbptrbltwrk2
K-21 Ford Transcontinental 1979 Ford two removable Mod Tractors Metallic blue
K-22 SRN6 Hovercraft 1974 Saunders Roe Metallic blue and white
K-23 Lowrider and Bulldozer 1974 Scammell & generic removable trailer and dozer Metallic blue truck with gold trailer and red bulldozer
K-24 Container Truck 1976 Scammell removable container with opening doors Metallic red with white container
K-25 Digger and Plouph 1977 Muir-Hill operatinal digger Red
K-26 Cement Truck 1978 Bedford Yellow
K-27 Powerboat Transporter 1978 Ford White with white trailer
K-28 Skip Truck 1978 Bedford Red and orange
K-29 Ford Delivery Van 1978 Ford Orange with grey box
K-30 Unimog and Compressor 1978 Unimog Tan truck with orange trailer
K-31 Peterbilt Refrigerator Truck 1978 Peterbilt Red truck with red trailer
K-32 Farm Unimog & Trailer 1978 Unimog Olive with olive trailer
K-33 Cargo Hauler 1978 Scammell Yellow with yellow trailer
K-34 Pallet Truck 1979 DAF White
K-35 Massey Ferguson Tractor and Trailer 1979 Massey Ferguson Red and white
K-36 Construction Transporter 1978 Generic Yellow
K-37 Leyland Tipper 1978 Leyland Yellow
K-38 Gus's Gulper 1973 Ford body lifts up Pink
K-40 Blaze Trailer 1973 Generic hatch lifts up Red Shovel Nose closed 20131124 JSCC
K-41 Fuzz Buggy 1973 Generic hatch lifts up White
K-42 Traxcavator, Road Ripper 1979 Caterpillar Yellow
K-43 Cambuster 1973 Generic Yellow
K-45 Maurauder 1973 Generic Metallic pink
K-46 Racing Car Pack 1973 Mercury & generic Mercury Commuter with Thunderclap on Trailer Yellow Mercury Commuter / yellow Thunderclap / blue & yellow trailer
K-47 Easy Rider 1973 Generic Blue and red trike with yellow rider
K-48 Mercedes 350 SLC 1973 Mercedes Red
K-49 Ambulance 1973 Generic White
K-50 Street Rod 1973 Generic Green
K-51 Barracuda 1973 Generic Metallic blue
K-52 Datsun 240 Z Rally Car 1974 Datsun opening hood Grey
K-53 Hot Rod Fire Engine 1976 Generic removable ladder Red
K-54 A.M.X. Javelin 1976 American Motors opening doors Red
K-55 Corvette Caper Cart 1976 Chevrolet opening doors Metallic blue
K-56 Maserati Bora 1976 Maserati opening hood Silver
K-57 Javelin Drag Racing Set 1976 American Motors A.M.X. Javelin plus Milligan's Mill on yellow trailer
K-58 Corvette Power Boat Set 1976 Chevrolet Corvette Caper Cart plus Sea Burst Power Boat and Trailer
K-59 Ford Capri II 1976 Ford Opening rear hatch Yellow & black
K-60 Ford Mustang II 1977 Ford White Ford Mustang Mk.II (1978-80)
K-61 Mercedes Police Car 1977 Mercedes-Benz opening hood and doors White
K-62 Doctors Car 1977 Citroen opening doors White
K-63 Mercedes Benz Ambulance 1977 Mercedes-Benz opening doors White Mercede-Benz Binz Ambulance (King Size)
K-64 Range Rover Fire Engine 1978 Range Rover Red
K-65 Plymouth Trail Duster 1979 Plymouth Red
K-66 Jaguar XJ12 Police Set 1979 Jaguar, Honda & Honda White
K-67 Dodge Monaco Fire Chief 1979 Dodge Opening rear doors Red 7967 Dodge Monaco Fire Chief Car R
K-68 Dodge Monaco and Trailer 1979 Dodge Yellow
K-69 Caravan and Jaguar XJ12 1979 Jaguar White & brown caravan with blue Jaguar
K-70 Porsche Turbo 1979 Porsche Opening doors & hood Metallic green Porsche Turbo (K-70, green)
K-71 Porsche Polizei Set 1979 Porsche White & green
K-72 Brabham Formula 1 1979 Brabham Red
K-73 Surtees Formula 1 1979 Surtees White & red
K-74 Volvo Estate 1979 Volvo Red
K-75 Airport Fire Tender 1979 Plymouth White & black
K-76 Rally Set 1979 Volvo & Datsun White Volvo & blue Datsun
K-77 Highway Rescue 1979 Plymouth White
K-78 US Police 1979 Plymouth Black & white
K-79 US Taxi 1979 Plymouth Yellow

Battle KingsEdit

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
K-101 Sherman Tank 1974 Tan
K-102 A2 Tank 1974 Olive green
K-103 Chieftan Tank 1974 Olive green
K-104 King Tiger Tank 1974 Grey
K-105 Hover-Raider 1974 Olive green
K-106 Tank Transporter 1974 Light green truck and trailer with tan A2 Tank
K-107 155 mm Self Propelled Howitzer 1974 Olive green
K-108 M3A1 Half Track A.P.C. 1974 Olive green
K-109 Sheridan Tank 1976 Olive green
K-110 Recovery Vehicle 1976 Light green
K-111 Missile Launcher 1976 Olive green
K-112 DAF Ambulance 1977 DAF Light green DAF Ambulance (1979 K-112)
K-113 Military Crane Truck 1975 Olive green
K-114 Army Aircraft Transporter 1976 removable unassembled Jet Olive green
K-115 ArmyPetrol Tanker 1974 Ford removable trailer Olive green
K-116 Troop Carrier and Howitzer 1973 opening doors and ramp removable howitzer Olive green
K-117 Rocket Launcher 1977 removable red rockets Olive green and tan
K-118 Army Helicopter 1979 Olive green

Adventure 2000Edit

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
K-2001 Flight Hunter 1977 retractable wings and opening doors Metallic light green
K-2002 Raider Command 1977 2 piece scout truck Metallic light green
K-2003 Crusader 1977 pivoting gun turret Metallic light green

Sea KingsEdit

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
K-301 Frigate 1976 Red and grey
K-302 Corvette 1976 Black and grey
K-303 Battleship 1976 Brown and grey
K-304 Aircraft Carrier 1976 Blue and grey
K-305 Submarine Chaser 1976 Red and grey
K-306 Convoy Escort 1976 Black and tan
K-307 Helicopter Carrier 1976 Blue and brown
K-308 Guided Missile Destroyer 1976 Blue and grey

Models of YesteryearEdit

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
Y-1 1911 Model T Ford 1966 Ford Red and white
Y-2 1914 Prince Henry Vauxhaul 1971 Vauxhall Metallic blue
Y-3 1934 Riley MPH 1973 Riley Red
Y-4 1909 Opel Coupe 1967 Opel White
Y-5 1907 Peugeot 1969 Peugeot Metallic orange
Y-6 1913 Cadillac 1967 Cadillac Metallic green
Y-7 Rolls-Royce 1968 Rolls-Royce Yellow & black 1912 Rolls-Royce (1979-83 Y-7)
Y-8 1914 Stutz 1969 Stutz Metallic blue
Y-9 1912 Simplex 1968 Simplex Red
Y-10 1906 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver
Y-11 1938 Lagonda Drophead 1973 Lagonda Red & gold
Y-12 1909 Thomas Flyabout 1967 Thomas Red
Y-13 1918 Crossley RAF Tender 1973 Crossley Blue with tan top
Y-14 1931 Stutz Bearcat 1973 Stutz Red & white
Y-15 1930 Packard Victoria 1969 Packard Gold
Y-16 1928 Mercedes SS 1972 Mercedes Metallic green
Y-17 1938 Hispano Suiza 1973 Hispano Suiza Red and black

Sky BustersEdit

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
SB-1 Lear Jet 1973 Lear Yellow and white
SB-2 Corsair A7D 1973 Ling-Temco-Vought Green and white
SB-3 A 300B 1973 Airbus Silver and white
SB-4 Mirage F1 1973 Dassault Aviation Tan
SB-5 Starfighter F-104 1973 Lockheed Canadian roundels Red & grey
SB-6 MIG 21 1973 Mikoyan-Gurevich Red star Blue MIG 21 (1975 SB-6)
SB-7 Junkers 87B 1973 Junkers Green
SB-8 Spitfire 1973 Supermarine Green
SB-9 Cessna 402 1973 Cessna Gold and white
SB-10 Boeing 747 1973 Boeing Silver and white
SB-11 Alpha Jet 1973 Dornier and Dassault-Breguet  (joint) White
SB-12 Skyhawk A4F 1973 Douglas, later McDonnell-Douglas White and blue
SB-13 DC10 1973 McDonnell-Douglas White and silver
SB-14 Cessna 210 1973 Cessna White and red
SB-15 Phantom F4E 1973 McDonnell, later McDonnell-Douglas White
SB-16 Corsair F4U-4 1973 Vought Blue
SB-17 Ram Rod 1976 Generic White and red
SB-18 Wild Wind 1976 Generic Light green and white
SB-19 Piper Commanche 1977 Piper Yellow and red
SB-20 Army Police Helicopter 1977 Generic Olive green
SB-21 Lightning 1977 English-Electric Gold
SB-22 Tornado (M.R.C.A.) 1977 Panavia White
SB-23 Supersonic Airliner [1] 1979 Generic White


ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Matchbox Catalogue 1979/80 (International edition)
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