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Double Decker
Debut Series 1-75
Produced 2006 to 2016
Number MB694
Scale 1∶108
MB RMB 2013 60th Anniversary Chase front.jpg


Model History[]

The Double Decker is a casting by Matchbox; a bus model is based off of the iconic AEC Routemaster, that debuted for the 2006 mainline.

The casting has a number of MB694 and originally produced from 2006 to 2016 when it was discontinued.

The Double-Decker is given out to every single person who holds the title of Matchbox Ambassador To Collectors, a program that started in 2006 until it was discontinued after 2016.

This is a large model for the mainline series, at 1 58″ tall and 3 116″ long long. The body consists of two metal castings, at the expense of an interior; the steps seen at the rear of the bus are part of the base. A single piece of plastic accounts for all of the windows.

Versions[]

The Double Decker has been issued in the following scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color/ Type Window Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
MB56 2006 1-75: MBX Metal Red The British Invasion Continues Black / Plastic Smoke Cut Tri-Spoke (Black) - 2851df.jpg J2382 (USA) J6341 (ROW) Thailand MB RMB 2006 Basic.jpg
MB34 2007 1-75: MBX Metal Blue "Matchbox" Toys, Tottenham Ct Rd STN, No.5 Black / Plastic Smoke M001f.jpg K9489 (USA) L0379 (ROW) Thailand MB RMB 2007 Basic.jpg
BB09 2007 Best of British Red MATCHBOX Best of British, 12 Oxford Circuss, Double Decker Bus Tour Black / Plastic Clear SuperfastSmall.jpg red L1852 Thailand MB RMB 2007 Best of British.jpg
N/A 2007 Matchbox Gathering of Friends Dealer exclusive White / Red MBX logo, 5th MCCH Gathering Black / Plastic Dark smoke tint SuperfastSmall.jpg black Thailand Limited to 300 pieces. MB RMB 2007 Matchbox Gathering Dealer exclusive side.jpg
MB53 2008 1-100: City Action 9/12 Metalflake Tan Union Jack with "55+ Years of Quality and Heritage" and Red, White and Black Matchbox logo on sides Black / Plastic Smoke Cut Tri-Spoke (Black) - 2851df.jpg M5338 (USA) M7412 (ROW) Thailand Routemaster Bus on card MB RMB 2008 Basic.jpg
BB10 2008 Best of British Green High Wycombe, Buckinhamshire, Union Jack, 363 Black / Plastic Smoke Cut Tri-Spoke (Black) - 2851df.jpg M4608 Thailand Routemaster Bus on card MB RMB 2008 Best of British.jpg
N/A 2008 Dream Halloween Metalflake Purple 13 PYSCHIC ENCOUNTERS, Stripes White / Plastic Green tint M001f.jpg copper Thailand Charity event exclusive MB RMB 2008 Dream Halloween.jpg
MB52 2009 1-100: City Action 12/13

Dark Grass Green

Black, White, Yellow, and Gold "The Matchbox Transport Sightseeing Tours" on sides Black / Plastic Smoke M001f.jpg white P2960 (USA) P6421 (ROW) Thailand Routemaster Bus on card. Base code(s): B24, B32 MB RMB 2009 Basic.jpg
N/A 2009 Best of British White / Red Black / Plastic Smoke Cut Tri-Spoke (Black) - 2851df.jpg Thailand MB RMB 2009 Best of British.jpg
MB71 2010 1-100
(City Action)
Red Union Jack, "Adventures don't just happen, What's your adventure?" banner Black / Plastic Dark smoke tint Cut Tri-Spoke (Black) - 2851df.jpg R4996 (USA) R5090 (ROW) Thailand Double Decker on base. Routemaster Bus on card

Base code(s): C07

MB RMB 2010 Basic.jpg
N/A 2013 Toy Fair Gold Chrome New Matchbox logo on side, Union Jack on roof, Matchbox Vehicles and Brown tampos on side, 60th Anniversary logo on rear, detailed headlights and tailights. Black / Plastic Smoke M001f.jpg gold Thailand MB RMB 2013 Toy Fair.jpg
N/A 2013 Matchbox Gathering Dinner model Black / Plastic Smoke Ringed Disc - 1288cf.jpg gold Dinner exclusive, limited to 75 each MB RMB 2013 Matchbox Gathering Dinner models.jpg
N/A 2013 Matchbox 60th Anniversary 4/24 Red Matchbox 60th Anniversary on Union flag backdrop Black / Plastic Smoke Ringed Disc - 1288cf.jpg Y5336 Thailand Base Code(s): F12 MB RMB 2013 60th Anniversary.jpg
N/A 2013 Matchbox 60th Anniversary 25/24 Metalflake Red Matchbox 60th Anniversary ads, bus routes, detailed tampos Black / Plastic Smoke M001f.jpg gold Thailand Also known as the "Chase Model"
Base Code(s): F12
MB RMB 2013 60th Anniversary Chase.jpg
N/A 2016 Best of Matchbox Gold Routemaster Bus No. 28 Black / Plastic Smoke Rubber Tires DKC92 Thailand Base Code(s): H49, J22 MB694-OVP-2016-Best of Matchbox.jpg

See Also[]

For other London buses, see London Bus (disambiguation)

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