Model history[edit | edit source]
The original construction was a metal cab with the rest being plastic. In 2015 it was retooled to become entirely plastic.
This model appears to be based off the Micro Bird by Blue Bird. Although the headlights and warning lights are not painted, the side marker lights are. The door is not part of the body, but part of the clear window glass. Unusually, there is an emergency exit door on the right hand side.
Card descriptions[edit | edit source]
- School's out, but the fun of marine biology camp is about to begin! You're excited to explore the tide pools as the bus takes off towards the coast. With plenty of room for all your belongings and all your buddies, the GMC school bus is the reliable ride to take you on your next adventure!
—From the 2010 City Action card
- You are finally in sunny California on the trip of a lifetime. After a day of sightseeing in Hollywood, it's time to jump into the GMC Bus for a tour of the biggest houses in Beverly Hills! The GMC Bus is the perfect mode of transport, offering good-size windows for taking pictures and plenty of space for all the eager tourists! Time for some serious stargazing!
—From the 2011 City Action card
Versions[edit | edit source]
The GMC School Bus has come out in the following versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|MB42||2009||1-75/100: City Action 2/11||School Bus Yellow||Black "Metro School District" on sides||Unpainted / Metal||Smoke||Black||Black||N5444 (USA) P6402 (ROW)||Thailand||Base Code(s): B27, B39|
|MB62||2010||1-75/100: City Action 5/15||School Bus Yellow||Fort Summer Unified School District, school bus tampos||Black / Metal||Smoke||Black||Black||R4977||Thailand||Base Code(s): C24, C25, C26|
|N/A||2010||5-Pack: City Action||White||Child Care Learning Center, Red & Black tampos||Black / Metal||Smoke||Black||Black||R0605||Thailand||Base Code(s): C39|
|N/A||2010||Promotional Dream Halloween||White||Ghoul Bus, stitches||Unpainted / Metal||Orange||Chrome||Clear||Thailand||Base Code(s): C36|
|MB62 (USA) MB44 (ROW)||2011||1-75/100: City Action 3/14||Metalflake Sky Blue||Stars, #1 Star Home Tours||Unpainted / Metal||Smoke||Gray||T8934 (USA) T9313 (ROW)||Thailand||GMC Bus on card.
Base Code(s): D23
|N/A||2011||5-Pack: City Life||Turquoise||MBX Science Center, Visit the Science Center for Info, Classes available for all ages, etc||Unpainted / Metal||Smoke||Black||V0312||Thailand||Base Code(s): D36|
|MB120||2012||1-120: MBX National Park 10/10||Cream Yellow||National Park Cliff Tours, etc||Unpainted / Metal||Smoke||Black||W4802 (USA) W4922 (ROW)||Thailand||Base Code(s): E20|
|MB39||2013||1-120: MBX Adventure City||Orange||Metro School Bus, Charter District #2||Unpainted / Metal||Smoke||Gray||Y0719 (USA) Y8945 (INT)||Thailand||Base Code(s): E48, E49, F01|
|MB998 - Modified Model|
|N/A||2015||5-Pack: City Adventure||Blue||Get on the fun bus!, SUPER STAR, HOLLYWOOD TOURS||Unpainted / Metal||Yellow Tint||Dark Gray||CJM08||Thailand||Base code(s): H27, H28, H30, H39|
|N/A||2016||5-Pack: City||Silver||City AIRPORT SHUTTLE||Blue / Metal||Smoke||Black||DJY04||Thailand||Base code(s): J13, J20, J33, J34|
|MB18||2018||1-125: MBX Service 5/20||Blue||See a Celebrity!, SUPER STAR, HOLLYWOOD TOURS||Unpainted / Metal||Yellow Tint||Grey||FHH67 (USA) FHK50 (ROW) FHY13 (PG)||Thailand||Base code(s): L23, L32|
|MB97||2019||1-100: MBX Service 1/20||Yellow||Metro School Bus, Charter District #4||Unpainted / Metal||Smoke||Grey||FYR86 (USA) GCJ13 (PG)||Thailand||Base code(s): M32, M33, M37|