Volkswagen (T2) Bus (1970)
Debut Series Outdoor Adventure
Produced 2008-Present
Number MB734
Scale 1:59
Volkswagen T2 Buses - 1289ff

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 M001f M2633 Thailand Volkswagen T2 Bus - 5747df
MB94 2009 Outdoor Sportsman 6/12 Light Green Detailed headlights and taillights White / Plastic Smoke White Ringed Disc - 1288cf P2974 Thailand Base Code(s): B23 Volkswagen T2 Bus - 1286ef
MB94 2009 Outdoor Sportsman 6/12 Red Detailed headlights and taillights White / Plastic Smoke White Ringed Disc - 1288cf P6523 Thailand Base Code(s): B20 Volkswagen T2 Bus - 1287ef
Mail-in Promo 2009 Superfast Metalflake Gold Matchbox 55th Anniversary logo on sides, black roof, detailed headlights Black / Plastic Smoke Black Ringed Disc - 1288cf Thailand Wheel has whitewall. Image Not Available
N/A 2010 Lesney Edition Medium Blue Detailed headlights and taillights, White roof Unpainted / Metal Smoke White Ringed Disc - 1288cf R1291 Thailand Wheel has whitewall Lesney Edition 70 Volkswagen T2 Classic Bus
MB79 2010 Outdoor Sportsman 6/10 Hunter Green Camouflage, Sportsman's lodge White / Plastic Clear White Ringed Disc - 1288cf R5010 Thailand Base Code(s): C40 Outdoor Sportsman Volkswagen T2 Bus green
N/A 2010 Disney 5-Pack Flat Blue Lilo & Stitch graphics on sides, painted windows White / Plastic|White / Plastic Smoke White 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf MB734 Thailand Base Code: C27: Image Not Available
N/A 2010 Off-Road Adventure 10-pack Light Blue Water splashes, Sport Fishing Experience White / Plastic|White / Plastic Clear White RingedDiscWhite R0621 Thailand Base Code(s): C18, C30 VolkswagenT2Bus1970lightblue
MB79 2011 Outdoor Sportsman Indigo Medium blue side, Blue Horse Trainers, other tampos. White / Plastic Light Blue White Blue Ringed Disc - 1288cf T8979 Thailand Base Code(s): D30 BHtrainer
2011 Camping Adventure 5-Pack Orange World Camping Tour, etc. White / Plastic Clear White Ringed Disc - 1288cf Thailand Base Code(s): Image Not Available
MB734 2012 Outdoor Adventure 5-Pack Red Camp Matchbox, Beach Camp, El Segundo, California, Fun time in the summertime! Black / Plastic Clear White Ringed Disc - 1288cf W5188 Thailand Base Code(s): E19 Volkswagen-(T2)-Bus-(1970)
2013 Matchbox 60th Anniversary Black

Detailed tampo with Volkswagen

written on both sides 

Gold / Plastic Clear Gold 483px-Ringed Disc - 1288cf Thailand Base Code(s): E50 DSCN1190
N/A 2013 Mission Force: UFO Crew Black UFO TRACKER, fwsa Silver / Plastic Green Green Green M001f Thailand Volkswagen T2 Bus UFO
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