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Baja Bandit
Debut Series 1-75: MBX Metal
Produced 2007-Present
Number MB731
Scale Unlisted


  • It's the year 1965 and you are on the sunny warm beach having fun with your baja bandit in the sand. The big rear tires provide plenty of traction in the soft sand and the small 36 horsepower engine is enough to have some retro fun. Oh no! there is a steep climb! no worries the baja bandit is very light weight so you can climb up. There is also a roll cage for your protection and when it gets dark the headlights will light your way.
  • Dust is flying, rocks are tumbling and there have been reports of hidden booby-traps on this treacherous course. OH NO! A giant pothole concealed with leaves causes you to tumble - NEVER FEAR! The Baja Bandit with its awesome all-terrain suspension and sturdy roll cage can handle the flip and get you back on track to race to the finish line!
    —From the 2010 Outdoor Sportsman card
  • The Baja Bandit appears to be based off the Meyers Manx.


The Baja Bandit has come out in the following versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Interior Color Front Wheel Type Rear Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
MB59 2007 1-75: MBX Metal Metalflake Purple Black, White and Yellow flames, "Baja Bandit" Black / Plastic Gray M007 - 6909bf.jpg Ringed Gear Rivited.jpg K7492 (USA) L0347 (ROW) Thailand BajaBanditmetallicpurple.jpg
MB59 2007 1-75: MBX Metal Satin Green Black hood stripes, "3", "Baja Bandit" Black / Plastic Black M007 - 6909bf.jpg Ringed Gear Rivited.jpg L5046 (USA) L0419 (ROW) Thailand MB731 - 2007 1-75 - recoulor.jpg
N/A 2007 10-Pack Deep Red White upper section, Black racing stripe, Gold 29 Black / Plastic Gray 6SpokeUtilityWhite.jpg RingedGearRivitedWhite.jpg L2620 Thailand BajaBanditdeepred.jpg
MB90 (USA) MB24 (ROW) 2008 1-100: All Terrain 3/13 Metalflake Green Yellow and Black checkers, White "26" Black / Plastic Tan M007 - 6909bf.jpg Ringed Gear Rivited.jpg M5347 (USA) M7426 (ROW) Thailand 0890BajaBandit.jpg
N/A 2008 10-Pack: Adventure Yellow Black and White stripes, 3, leopard spots Black / Plastic Copper 6SpokeUtilityWhite.jpg RingedGearRivitedWhite.jpg M6402 Thailand BajaBandityellow.jpg
N/A 2008 5-Pack: Scooby-Doo Royal Blue Scooby-Doo (character and text) Black / Plastic Silver 6SpokeUtilityWhite.jpg RingedGearRivitedWhite.jpg M0166 Thailand BajaBanditScoobyDoodarkblue.jpg
N/A 2008 Superfast Copper Black and Mustard design Gray / Plastic Black WhiteOpenDot10Spoke.jpg RingedGearRivitedWhite.jpg Thailand Baja Bandit (Superfast).jpg
MB80 2009 1-100: Desert Adventure 6/14 White Red, Blue and Light Blue stripes on top Black / Plastic Black 6SpokeUtility(Red).jpg RingedGearRivited(Red).jpg P2976 Thailand USA only,
Base Code(s): B29
N/A 2009 5-Pack: Beach Patrol Metalflake Blue Orange and Black stripes with Beach Patrol logo, Orange stripes on sides Black / Plastic Black M007 - 6909bf.jpg Ringed Gear Rivited.jpg N9641 Thailand Base Code(s): B12 BajaBanditBeachPatroldarkblue.jpg
N/A 2010 5-Pack: SpongeBob SquarePants Light Green SpongeBob's eyes Black / Plastic Yellow Ringed Gear.jpg Ringed Gear Rivited.jpg R0610 Thailand Base Code(s): B52 MB731 - 2010 5-Pack USA-SpongBob.jpg
MB80 (USA)
2010 1-100: Outdoor Sportsman 7/10 Flat Brown Black and Green camouflage, Sportsman XRT300 Black / Plastic Dark Gray 6SpokeUtilityGunmetal.jpg Ringed Gear Rivited.jpg R5012 Thailand Base Code(s): C13, C14, C16 Outdoor Sportsman Baja Bandit.jpg
N/A 2010 10-Pack:
Off-Road Adventure
Teal 3, Adventure Race, tire marks, Yellow highlights Black / Plastic Black Ringed Gear.jpg Ringed Gear Rivited.jpg R0621 Thailand Exclusive.
Base Code(s): C18
N/A 2010 5-Pack: Camping Adventure Mint Green Camp Ranger; Green, White and Orange stripes Black / Plastic White RingedGearWhite.jpg RingedGearRivitedWhite.jpg R0604 Thailand Base Code(s): C31, C32, C43, C44 Baja Bandit mint.jpg
N/A 2011 5-Pack: Camping Adventure Red WORLD CAMPING TOURS Black / Plastic White 6SpokeUtilityWhite.jpg RingedGearRivitedWhite.jpg V0311 Thailand Base Code(s): D24 Baja Bandit (2011-Red).jpg
N/A 2011 5-Pack: Go, Diego, Go! White Cartoon character, dinosaurs, "Go Diego Go" Black / Plastic Bright Green M007 - 6909bf.jpg Ringed Gear Rivited.jpg V0695 Thailand Base Code(s): D36 Image Not Available.jpg
MB60 2012 1-120: MBX Mountain 10/10 Light Blue GRIZZLY BEAR Trail Riders Black / Plastic White 6SpokeUtilityWhite.jpg RingedGearRivitedWhite.jpg W4868 Thailand USA only, Base Code(s): E45 Baja Bandit 2012 Mountain.jpg
N/A 2012 5-Pack: SpongeBob SquarePants Metalflake Yellow-Green SpongeBob Wild One design on hood Gray / Plastic White 6SpokeUtility(Gold).jpg RingedGearRivitedGold.jpg W9346 Thailand USA only, Base Code(s): E07 Image Not Available.jpg
MB33 2013 1-120: MBX Explorers and 5-Pack: Beach Rescue Maroon 3, White and Blue stripes Black / Plastic Black 6SpokeUtilityWhite.jpg RingedGearRivitedWhite.jpg Y0715 (USA) BBK65 (ROW) Y2631 (5P) Thailand Base code(s): E51, F17, F30 Baja Bandit 2013.jpg
N/A 2013 3-Pack: Jake and the Never Land Pirates Red JAKE Black / Plastic White M007 - 6909bf.jpg Ringed Gear Rivited.jpg Y2970 Thailand Base Code(s): E44 Baja Bandit (2013 3 Pack).jpg
N/A 2015 Jurassic World:
5-Pack: Desert/Island
Metallic Tan Jurassic World logo Black / Plastic Brown Wheels Malibu M.jpg Wheel 4x4 (Chrome rims).jpg CJM07 Thailand Base code(s): H09, H10 Matchbox 2015 Jurassic World Series 1 Loose Vehicle Baja Bandit.jpg
N/A 2016 5-Pack: Desert Yellow Baja Bandit, Black tampo Gray / Plastic Black Orangesixspoke.png RingedGearRivitedOrange.jpg DJY02 Thailand Base code(s): J07, J09 Baja Bandit (2016 5 Pack).jpg
2016 9/10-Pack 6SpokeUtility(Gold).jpg RingedGearRivitedGold.jpg DYW97 Base code(s): Image Not Available.jpg
N/A 2016 5-Pack: Shark Week Matte Orange Shark Week logo Black / Plastic Grey 6SpokeUtility(Red).jpg Wheel Off Road orange R.jpg DVG50 Thailand Base Code(s): J29 Baja Bandit (Shark Week 2016).jpg
MB104 2017 1-125: MBX Explorers Orange BAJA BANDIT Black / Plastic Grey M007 - 6909bf.jpg Ringed Gear Rivited.jpg DVL05 (USA) DVP12 (ROW) DWV04 Thailand Base code(s): J49, K01, K02, K08, K09 Baja Bandit (2017 MBX Explorers).jpg
MB71 2019 1-100: MBX Off-Road 15/20 Aqua "Grizzly Bear Trail Riders" on front Black / Plastic White 6SpokeUtilityWhite.jpg RingedGearRivitedWhite.jpg FYR79 (USA) GCF74 (ROW) GCJ06 Thailand Base code(s): L37, L38, L43, L44 Baja Bandit (2019).jpg
N/A 2019 5-Pack: MBX To The Rescue Pink OUTBACK BUGGYS, TOURS, RENTALS, 12 Grey / Plastic Black 6SpokeUtilityWhite.jpg RingedGearRivitedWhite.jpg GBJ76 Thailand Base Code(s): M19, M30, M35 Baja Bandit (2020 5 Pack).jpg
2020 9/10-Pack GKR46 Base Code(s): N09, N11
N/A 2020 5-Pack: MBX Marine Rescue Blue MBX Marine Park Gray / Plastic Gray 65px-M007 - 6909bf.jpg Ringed Gear Rivited.jpg GKJ11 Thailand Base Code(s): N29 MB731 - 2020 5-Pack.jpg
N/A 2021 5-Pack: Off Road Rally Yellow Matchbox Beach Rally 2021, 11 Red / Plastic Black 6SpokeUtilityWhite.jpg RingedGearRivitedWhite.jpg GVY41 Thailand Base Code(s): N40 OffRoad Rally (GVY41) - Baja Bandit.jpg
N/A 2021 Hitch & Haul: Roadside Assistance
Yellow Matchbox Beach Rally 2021, 11 Red / Plastic Black 6SpokeUtilityWhite.jpg RingedGearRivitedWhite.jpg GWM63 Thailand Base Code(s): N51, N52 2021 Roadside Assistance - MB731 Baja Bandit.jpg