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Ford Panel Van
Debut Series 1-75: Space Explorer
Produced 2000-2010 (Original with roof accessories)
2001-2009 (Lightbar)
2003-2012 (Stock)
2017-Present (Retool)
Number MB444 (Original with roof accessories / Retool)
MB474 (Lightbar)
MB479 (Stock)
Scale 1:80
Ford Panel Van (Versions).jpg

Model History[]

The Ford Panel Van is a casting that debuted for the 2000 mainline. The casting came in 3 variations, one with roof accessories, a light bar version, and a stock version. The casting itself has no interior due to the window assembly holding down the base. In 2007, side mirrors were added to the casting.

The casting returned for the 2017 mainline, retooled for easier assembly. The body and base were reworked and a light bar was added to the window assembly. The casting number was reverted back to the original MB444.


The Ford Panel Van has come out in the following 1/80 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1999 lime green Easter Bunny and Eggs at side, white eggs deco at roof Blue / Plastic Orange China MB479 1999 Ford Panel Van MB479 Easter.jpg
MB38 2000 Space Explorer 3/5 White Mission 1 Base Shuttle, globe with space shuttle Silver / Plastic Black Split5spoke.jpg 96325 China MB444 Ford Panel Van (MB444, Mission 1).JPG
N/A 2001 5-Pack: Airspeed Dark Green M-FORCE AIRSHOW Gray / Plastic Blue 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf.jpg 95386 (USA) 95411 (INT) China MB474, Amber Roof Light Ford Panel Van Airspeed.jpg
MB52 2002 1-75: Hammer and Nails 4/4 Gray For all your Plumbing Needs, 24-Hour, H+N Emergency Service Black / Plastic Frosted Smoke 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf.jpg 95271 China MB444 Ford Panel Van.jpg
N/A 2003 5-Pack: On the Jobs Blue 24/7, 555-2134 Gray / Plastic Blue 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf.jpg C1889 China MB479 Ford Panel Van 2003.jpg
N/A 2003 Around the World: Hong Kong 20/45 Red Dragon, Chinese symbols, Hong Kong New Year Green / Plastic Yellow 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf.jpg C0750 China MB479 Ford Panel Van (Around the World).jpg
N/A 2006 5-Pack: Fire Red Paramedic tampos Chrome / Plastic Smoke M003f.jpg J4678 Thailand MB474, Blue lightbar on top FordPanelVanFire5Packred.jpg
N/A 2007 5-Pack: Garage Works Beige BF Goodrich, 444 Black / Plastic Smoke Cut Tri-Spoke (Black) - 2851df.jpg K9619 Thailand MB444 112D - 2007 5-Pack.jpg
N/A 2007 5-Pack: Go, Diego, Go! Brown Stamps, Señor and Señora Marquez Black / Plastic Yellow M001f.jpg L1575 Thailand MB444 112C - 2007 5-Pack USA.jpg
N/A 2007 3-Pack: Kung Fu Panda Red Kung Fu Panda, characters Black / Plastic Frosted Orange 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf.jpg M0168 Thailand MB444, Ladder and Pipes on roof FordPanelVanKungFuPandared.jpg
N/A 2008 5-Pack: Haunted House Matte Red Ghost & Goblin Exterminator, ghosts Silver / Plastic Smoke M003f.jpg M0147 Thailand MB444 on base FordPanelVanHauntedHousemattered.jpg
N/A 2009 5-Pack: Police White Red, Black and Gold "Matchbox County Sheriff Traffic Unit," Yellow and Black side stripes Black / Plastic Smoke M003f.jpg N9646 Thailand MB474, Red light bar on top 09PoliceVan.jpg
N/A 2009 5-Pack: Scooby Doo Orange Scooby-Doo graphics on sides Black / Plastic Smoke Ringed Disc - 1288cf.jpg N9918 Thailand MB479;
Base Code(s): B27
N/A 2010 5-Pack: Police Squad Black Police tampos, SWAT Silver / Plastic Smoke Ringed Disc - 1288cf.jpg R0607 Thailand MB479, Base Code(s): C41, D03 FordPanelVanblack.jpg
N/A 2010 10-Pack: Collector Pack Black White doors, Police, S.W.A.T, 444 Silver / Plastic Smoke
N/A 2010 5-Pack: Handy Manny Yellow Fix It Power Crew Black / Plastic Smoke Ringed Disc - 1288cf.jpg R0618 Thailand MB444 112J - 2010 5-Pack USA.jpg
N/A 2011 5-Pack: Service Center Metalflake Orange Diecast Service Center, Parts & Delivery, 444 Gray / Plastic Smoke Ringed Disc - 1288cf.jpg V0313 Thailand MB479, Base Code(s): C43, C50 Ford Panel Van (2011 5 pack).jpg
N/A 2012 5-Pack: Batman Matte Pearl Lime Green Batman, comic Black / Plastic Opaque Green Ringed Disc - 1288cf.jpg Green W9345 Thailand Base Code(s): E37 Image Not Available.jpg
MB444 (Modified Model, Lightbar part of the windows)
N/A 2017 5-Pack: Police White Gold and Blue stripes, POLICE, DIAL 911, 9151 Gray / Plastic Blue Tint Ringed Disc Blue.jpg DWR80 Thailand Base code(s): K29, L01 Ford Panel Van (2017 Police).jpg
MB69 2018 1-125: MBX Service 15/20 White SXP, SPEEDY X-PRESS Gray / Plastic Black Black Rim Ringed Disc - 02156bf.jpg FHH78 (USA) FHK61 (ROW) FHY24 (PG) Thailand Base code(s): L03, L06, L09, L44 (9 Pack) Ford Panel Van (2018 SXP).jpg
N/A 2021 9/10-Pack White ABQ Rooter Gray / Plastic Blue Tint M001f.jpg GVY63


Thailand Base code(s): N42 MB444 - 2021 9-Pack.jpg