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.
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.
Despite that, the casting has reemerged in 2021 as an exclusive vehicle on the Matchbox® Collector site.
This is a large model for the mainline series, at 1 5⁄8″ tall and 3 1⁄16″ 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.
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||J2382 (USA) J6341 (ROW)||Thailand|
|MB34||2007||1-75: MBX Metal||Blue||"Matchbox" Toys, Tottenham Ct Rd STN, No.5||Black / Plastic||Smoke||K9489 (USA) L0379 (ROW)||Thailand|
|BB09||2007||Best of British||Red||MATCHBOX Best of British, 12 Oxford Circuss, Double Decker Bus Tour||Black / Plastic||Clear||red||L1852||Thailand|
|N/A||2007||Matchbox Gathering of Friends Dealer exclusive||White / Red||MBX logo, 5th MCCH Gathering||Black / Plastic||Dark smoke tint||black||Thailand||Limited to 300 pieces.|
|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||M5338 (USA) M7412 (ROW)||Thailand||Routemaster Bus on card|
|BB10||2008||Best of British||Green||High Wycombe, Buckinhamshire, Union Jack, 363||Black / Plastic||Smoke||M4608||Thailand||Routemaster Bus on card|
|N/A||2008||Dream Halloween||Metalflake Purple||13 PYSCHIC ENCOUNTERS, Stripes||White / Plastic||Green tint||copper||Thailand||Charity event exclusive|
|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||white||P2960 (USA) P6421 (ROW)||Thailand||Routemaster Bus on card. Base code(s): B24, B32|
|N/A||2009||Best of British||White / Red||Black / Plastic||Smoke||Thailand|
|Red||Union Jack, "Adventures don't just happen, What's your adventure?" banner||Black / Plastic||Dark smoke tint||R4996 (USA) R5090 (ROW)||Thailand||Double Decker on base. Routemaster Bus on card
Base code(s): C07
|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||gold||Thailand|
|N/A||2013||Matchbox Gathering Dinner model||Black / Plastic||Smoke||gold||Dinner exclusive, limited to 75 each|
|N/A||2013||Matchbox 60th Anniversary 4/24||Red||Matchbox 60th Anniversary on Union flag backdrop||Black / Plastic||Smoke||Y5336||Thailand||Base Code(s): F12|
|N/A||2013||Matchbox 60th Anniversary 25/24||Metalflake Red||Matchbox 60th Anniversary ads, bus routes, detailed tampos||Black / Plastic||Smoke||gold||Thailand||Also known as the "Chase Model"
Base Code(s): F12
|N/A||2016||Best of Matchbox||Gold||Routemaster Bus No. 28||Black / Plastic||Smoke||Rubber Tires||DKC92||Thailand||Base Code(s): H49, J22|
|2021||Matchbox Collectors (Mattel Creations)||Red and off white||Vintage era-styled logos and banners||Silver / VUM||Smoke-tinted||“True Grip” steelie wheels|
- London Bus (5-A) and London Bus (5-B) – AEC Regent buses (preceded the Routemaster)
- Daimler Bus (1966) and The Londoner – Daimler Fleetline buses (served with the Routemaster)
- Leyland Titan (1982) – similar to the Fleetline (served with the Routemaster)
- Two Story Bus (2013) – a modern double-decker bus.
For other London buses, see London Bus (disambiguation)