The Volkswagen T2 Bus is based on the 1970 production model of the same name. It was a veritable home on wheels and many free spirits in the 1960's and 1970's drove them and used them as a way of life. A similar model was used in the episode of Futurama entitled "Bendin' In The Wind," to great effect, as the main characters follow a band around and live in the Volkswagen Bus. Think Deadheads.
This vehicle is almost always released with a White plastic base and a White interior, except the Lesney Edition vehicle with a metal base, the 2009 Mail-in Superfast with a black base and interior, and the 2013 60th Anniversary Edition with a gold base and interior.
When the Pacific sun sinks into the sea, it's time for a bonfire and some barbeque action! And when the night stars come out, your Volkswagen T2 Bus doubles as an incredible camper van. Transform your Volkswagen into a cozy sleeper on wheels.
The Volkswagen (T2) Bus (1970) has come out in the following 1/59 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|MB79||2008||Outdoor Adventure 4/12||Orange||Detailed headlights and taillights||White / Plastic||Smoke||White||M2633||Thailand|
|MB94||2009||Outdoor Sportsman 6/12||Light Green||Detailed headlights and taillights||White / Plastic||Smoke||White||P2974||Thailand|
|MB94||2009||Outdoor Sportsman 6/12||Red||Detailed headlights and taillights||White / Plastic||Smoke||White||P6523||Thailand||Base Code(s): B20|
|Mail-in Promo||2009||Superfast||Metalflake Gold||Matchbox 55th Anniversary logo on sides, black roof, detailed headlights||Black / Plastic||Smoke||Black||Thailand||Wheel has whitewall.|
|N/A||2010||Lesney Edition||Medium Blue||Detailed headlights and taillights, White roof||Unpainted / Metal||Smoke||White||R1291||Thailand||Wheel has whitewall|
|MB79||2010||Outdoor Sportsman 6/10||Hunter Green||Camouflage, Sportsman's lodge||White / Plastic||Clear||White||R5010||Thailand||Base Code(s): C40|
|N/A||2010||Disney 5-Pack||Flat Blue||Lilo & Stitch graphics on sides, painted windows||White / Plastic|White / Plastic||Smoke||White||MB734||Thailand||Base Code: C27:|
|N/A||2010||Off-Road Adventure 10-pack||Light Blue||Water splashes, Sport Fishing Experience||White / Plastic|White / Plastic||Clear||White||R0621||Thailand||Base Code(s): C18, C30|
|MB79||2011||Outdoor Sportsman||Indigo||Medium blue side, Blue Horse Trainers, other tampos.||White / Plastic||Light Blue||White||Blue||T8979||Thailand||Base Code(s): D30|
|2011||Camping Adventure 5-Pack||Orange||World Camping Tour, etc.||White / Plastic||Clear||White||Thailand||Base Code(s):|
|MB734||2012||Outdoor Adventure 5-Pack||Red||Camp Matchbox, Beach Camp, El Segundo, California, Fun time in the summertime!||Black / Plastic||Clear||White||W5188||Thailand||Base Code(s): E19|
|2013||Matchbox 60th Anniversary||Black||
Detailed tampo with Volkswagen
written on both sides
|Gold / Plastic||Clear||Gold||Thailand||Base Code(s): E50|
|N/A||2013||Mission Force: UFO Crew||Black||UFO TRACKER, fwsa||Silver / Plastic||Green||Green||Green||Thailand|
|2017||Best of Matchbox 2017||Gray||Matchbox tampo on doors, VW logo and "Service and Parts" on sides with white & blue stripes||White / Plastic||Clear||White||5-spoke white||MB734||Thailand||Base code(s): K32|