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1962 VW Beetle
Debut Series 1-75 MBX Metal
Produced 1999-2013 (original)
2018-Present (retool)
Number MB363
Scale 1:58
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Vehicle HistoryEdit

This 1/64 replica was introduced for the 1999 mainline and was in production from 1999-2013. A minor tweak was made to remove the working suspension not too long after the castings introduction. The vehicle returned to the Matchbox mainline around 2018, being heavily revised for easier assembly such as a reworked interior and base with a revised copyright date of 2017.

VersionsEdit

The 1962 VW Beetle vehicle has come out in the following 1/58 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy Number(s) Country Notes Photo
MB48 (ROW) MB53 (USA) 1999 Beach 3/5 Black Teal side section Chrome / Plastic Clear Teal Split5spoke 36446 (USA) 37478 (INT) 37270 (INT) China VW Beetle (1999)
N/A 1999 5-Pack: Cars, Cars, Cars Sky Blue White, with VW symbol and Beetle on side Chrome / Plastic Clear White Split5spoke 36816 China 1962 VW Beetle 1999
MB12 2000 1-100: To The Beach 2/5 White Teal side section Chrome / Plastic Smoke Teal Split5spoke 96085 China To The Beach 1962 Volkswagen Beetle
N/A 2000 5-Pack: Storm Trackers Orange XTREME MISSION, 33 Chrome / Plastic Clear Black Split5spoke 96722 China 62 VW Beetle 2000 5P
N/A 2000 4-Pack: FAO Schwarz - "VW Collection" Yellow Silver trim Chrome / Plastic Clear Brown VW Rubber Tires China 362F - 2000 FAO Schwarz USA
N/A 2000 2001 5-Pack: More Cars, Cars, Cars Red Silver trim Chrome / Plastic Smoke Split5spoke 92528 China S mb363-12
N/A 2001 5-Pack: Wings 'n Water Metallic Purple Fish tampo Chrome / Plastic Smoke White Lace 95313 China 62 VW Beetle 2001 5P
N/A 2002 Stars of Germany Orange Black roof Light Gray / Plastic Clear Light Gray Lace 90156 China Stars of Germany 62 VW Bug
N/A 2002 Across America: Massachusetts 6/54 Metalflake Ice Blue Patriot Tea Co., 6 Chrome / Plastic Clear Blue 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf 97525 China 06 62 VW Beetle (Massachusetts)
N/A 2002 Across America Bonus Models: Northeastern Region White Massachusetts Patriots Day, Official Parade Car Blue / Plastic Smoke Blue 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf China 62 VW Beetle (Northeastern Region)
N/A 2002 50th Collection 2/4 Lime Green Matchbox, different sized and colored "50" Gray / Plastic Yellow Gray Lace 97651 (USA) 33500 (INT) China 50th 1962 VW
N/A 2002 5-Pack: Weekend Heroes Red Fishermen, fish Green / Plastic Smoke Blue 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf 97250 (USA) 97344 (ROW) China VW Beetle 2002
N/A 2002 Matchbox Collectibles: 50 Years Wine Red Black / Plastic Clear Tan VW Rubber Tires 96997 China ´362-OVP-2002-Collectibles-50YMB
N/A 2003 SpongeBob SquarePants Lime Green Spongebob (character), Nickelodeon Yellow / Plastic Yellow Yellow 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf C0240 China Matchbox-spongebob-62-vw-beetle
N/A 2003 SpongeBob SquarePants Metalflake Blue Spongebob (character), Nickelodeon Yellow / Plastic Yellow Yellow 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf C0240 China 1299811
N/A 2004 Around the World: Lombard Street 40/45 Turquoise LOMBARD ST. SAN FRANCISCO Purple / Plastic Orange Tint White 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf C4233 China VW Beetle (2004 Around the World)
SF15 2004 Superfast White 137 Chrome / Plastic Clear Off-White SuperfastSmall G7575 China Same livery as the earlier Volkswagen 1500 Saloon Superfast 1962 Volkswagen Beetle
N/A 2005 5-Pack: Burger Zone White BURGER ZONE, Best Buns In Town! Red / Plastic Smoke 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf H3384 Thailand 362D - 2005 5-Pack
MB21 2006 MBX Metal Red White and Silver tampos on hood and trunk Chrome / Plastic Clear White Lace J5577 Thailand MB212006'62VWBeetle2
MB21 2006 MBX Metal Red White and Silver tampos on hood and trunk Chrome / Plastic Clear White Smooth disc J5577 Thailand MB212006'62VWBeetle
N/A 2006 Stars of Cars Black White headlights, Red taillights Chrome / Plastic Clear Red M001f J5566 Thailand "Dinky" on base, "VW Beetle Taxi" on card Stars of Cars MBX Metal VW Beetle Taxi
MB29 2007 MBX Metal Orange Detailed Trim Chrome / Plastic Smoke Black M001f K9469 (USA) L0350 (INT) Thailand MB-29 VW Beetle
N/A 2007 5-Pack: Euro Classics Turquoise Silver trim on hood, detailed headlights, Black sunroof Chrome / Plastic Clear White M001f K9612 Thailand '62VWBeetle20075-Pack
N/A 2007 5-Pack: Scooby-Doo Gold SCOOBY DOO Gray / Plastic Smoke Black 65px-M001f L1574 Thailand 62 VW Beetle (Scooby-Doo)
N/A 2007 10-Pack: MBX Metal Sky Blue Detailed trim Chrome / Plastic Clear Light Gray Smooth disc L2616 Thailand 62VWBeetlelightblue
N/A 2008 Best of International 2/6 Purple Detailed Trim Chrome / Plastic Smoke Tan M001f M4612 Thailand Best of International Volkswagen Beetle
N/A 2008 10-Pack Yellow Detailed headlights Chrome / Plastic Smoke Black M001f Thailand Mb363r
N/A 2009 5-Pack: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Metalflake Red YOU'RE A STAR Gray / Plastic Clear White Ringed Disc - 1288cf N9912 Thailand Mb363ag
N/A 2011 5-Pack: Volkswagen Metalflake Orange Detailed headlights, Tan sunroof Chrome / Plastic Clear Tan Ringed Disc - 1288cf V0316 Thailand Base Code(s): D16, D22, D23 2011-5P-1962VWBeetle-Orange
N/A 2013 Matchbox 60th Anniversary 18/24 Red Detailed headlights, Black sunroof, 60th Anniversary logo Chrome / Plastic Clear Tan Ringed Disc - 1288cf Y5340 Thailand Base Code(s): F05 DSCN1001
Modified Model
MB16 2018 1-125: MBX Road Trip 12/35 Blue Detailed headlights, taillights & rear vent; license plate "BEETLE" Gray / Plastic Clear Gray (cast with base) Ringed Disc - 1288cf FHH65 FHY11 FHK48 Thailand Base Code(s): L02, L03, L04, L05, L07, L09 VW Beetle (2018 Blue)
N/A 2019 5-Pack: MBX Happy Holidays Red White doors, WINTER WONDERLAND White / Plastic Clear Grey Black Rim Ringed Disc - 02156bf Gold GMN02 Thailand Base Code(s): M23 VW Beetle (2019 5 Pack)
MB12 2019 1-100: MBX Road Trip 8/20 Red Detailed headlights and rear Grey / Plastic Clear Grey Ringed Disc - 1288cf FYR64 GCH91 Thailand Base Code(s): M33 Vwbeetle2019

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