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GMC Wrecker
Debut Series 1-75
Produced 1987-2011 (Original)
2014-Present (Retool)
Number MB188
Scale 1:72
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Model History[]

The model was originally issued with a metal base, which was changed to plastic fairly early on.

In 2014 the GMC Wrecker was modified. The hook is now molded as part of the boom, rather than being a separate piece.

Card description[]

  • Red alert! A car is broken down in the carpool lane and traffic is getting heavy! No problem! The GMC Wrecker has the strength to tow up to 2 tons. It can haul the car to safety and prevent the freeway from coming to a complete standstill-until rush hour, that is!
    -From the 2010 and 2011 City Action cards

Versions[]

The GMC Wrecker has come out in the following 1/72 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Wheel Type Toy Number(s) Country Notes / Variations Photo
MB21 (USA)
MB71 (ROW)
1987 1988 1-75 White Orange & Red stripes, Frank's, Getty, 24HR Towing, 557-1117 Unpaited / Metal Amber 8-Spoke Industrial - 4740cf.jpg Macau 1987 USA only MB188 - GMC Wrecker - 1987-1988 1-75 (Metal Base).jpg
1989 Chrome / Plastic MB188 - GMC Wrecker - 1-75 (Plastic Base).jpg
1990 China
1991 Thailand
1992 Orange & Red stripes, Frank's, Getty, 24HR Towing MB188 - GMC Wrecker - 1992-1993 1-75.jpg
1993 1994 Red stripes only, Frank's, Getty, 24HR Towing GMC Wrecker MB21-F8.JPG
N/A 1993 5-Pack: Emergency White METRO, POLICE, EMERGENCY Chrome / Plastic Amber 8-Spoke Industrial - 4740cf.jpg Thailand Image Not Available.jpg
N/A 1993 Indy 500 Black OFFICIAL WRECKER INDY 500 Chrome / Plastic Amber 8-Spoke Industrial - 4740cf.jpg Thailand USA only MB188 - GMC Wrecker - 1993 Indy500 USA.jpg
#12 1994 Collector's Choice Red RON'S TOWING on white background Chrome / Plastic Amber 8-Spoke Industrial - 4740cf.jpg Thailand USA only MB188 - GMC Wrecker - 1994 Collector's Choice USA.jpg
N/A 1994 Formula 1 Gift Set White 3, RESCUE, checkers, wrench design Chrome / Plastic Amber 8-Spoke Industrial - 4740cf.jpg Thailand MB188 - GMC Wrecker - 1994-1997 Formula 1 Gift Set ROW (China Base).jpg
1997 China
N/A 1995 5-Pack: Police Black White doors, UNIT 4, POLICE EMERGENCY Chrome / Plastic Amber 8-Spoke Industrial - 4740cf.jpg Thailand GMC Tow Truck (1995 5 Set).jpg
MB21 (USA)
MB71 (ROW)
1995 1-75 Dark Purple Yellow stripes, PARKHILL TOWING / 24 HOUR Chrome / Plastic Amber 8-Spoke Industrial - 4740cf.jpg Thailand MB188 - GMC Wrecker - 1995 1-75.jpg
1996 Yellow stripes, PARKHILL TOWING / 24 HOUR, w/o hood design GMC Wrecker (1995).jpg
China
MB21 (USA) 1997 1-100 Red Yellow and White tampo, MATCHBOX, 24 HOUR TOWING Chrome / Plastic Amber 8-Spoke Industrial - 4740cf.jpg China US Only GMC Wrecker (1997 USA).jpg
MB71 (ROW) 1997 1-75 Orange PARKHILL TOWING,  24 HOUR TOWING Chrome / Plastic Amber 8-Spoke Industrial - 4740cf.jpg China RoW only GMC Wrecker (1997 RoW).jpg
21 1997 75 Challenge Gold None Chrome / Plastic Amber 8-Spoke Industrial - 4740cf.jpg China GMC Wrecker (1997 75 Challenge).jpg
N/A 1997 5-Pack: City Life White MATCHBOX, 24 HOUR TOWING with Black design tampo Black / Plastic Frosted Clear 8-Spoke Industrial - 4740cf.jpg China S mb188-23.jpg
MB63 1998 1-75/100: Motor Sports 3/5 Black MATCHBOX, 24 HOUR TOWING with Lemon and White tampo Chrome / Plastic Amber 8-Spoke Industrial - 4740cf.jpg 33863 China GMC Wrecker (1998 Core).jpg
MB14 (USA) 1999 1-100: Highway Haulers 4/5 Red Ron's Chrome / Plastic Amber 8-Spoke Industrial - 4740cf.jpg 36423 China 014 GMC Wrecker.jpg
MB14 (ROW) 1999 1-75 Red Service, GMC, T-89, tow truck tampos Chrome / Plastic Amber 8-Spoke Industrial - 4740cf.jpg 37170 37444 (INT) China GMC on card GMC red.jpg
N/A 2000 Pleasant Book: Crunch! Black Service, GMC, T-89, tow truck tampos Chrome / Plastic Amber 8-Spoke Industrial - 4740cf.jpg China Image Not Available.jpg
7SpokeSawblade.jpg Image Not Available.jpg
MB88 (USA) 2000 1-100: Police Patrol 3/5 Metalflake Green RON'S with Orange and White tampo, 'Matchbox 2000' logo Chrome / Plastic Amber 8-Spoke Industrial - 4740cf.jpg 96384 China USA only GMC Wrecker (2000 USA).jpg
RON'S with Orange and White tampo USA only MB188 - GMC Wrecker - 2000 1-75 USA.jpg
2001 7SpokeSawblade.jpg Image Not Available.jpg
N/A 2002 Playset: Service Station Yellow White and Black design, RAPID RESCUE Black / Plastic Red Tint 7SpokeSawblade.jpg China GMC Wrecker (2002 Playset).jpg
SF39 2005 Superfast Pearl White Superfast 24 HR, Tow Service, Radio Dispatched, checkered rear, White headlights Chrome / Plastic Amber SuperfastSplitSpoke.JPG H7753 China USA Only MB188-GMC Wrecker-OVP-2005-NSF-USA.jpg
SF39 2005 Superfast Metalflake Orange Superfast 24 HR, Tow Service, Radio Dispatched, checkered rear, White headlights Chrome / Plastic Black SuperfastSplitSpoke.JPG H7753 China ROW Only Superfast GMC Wrecker orange.jpg
N/A 2005 Surprise Packs - Egg-Mobiles Black Jimmy Neutron (text and character) Light Blue / Plastic Amber 7SpokeSawblade.jpg China Image Not Available.jpg
MB48 2006 1-75: MBX Metal Orange 188, 24 HR Towing, Collision Specialists, ZENTNER Towing & Recovery, White side stripe Dark Gray / Plastic Frosted Clear 7SpokeSawblade.jpg J2378 (USA) J6337 (ROW) Thailand MB-48 GMC Wrecker.jpg
SF39 2006 Superfast Metalflake Gunmetal Gray Diamond plate side tampo, White headlights, Red taillights, Orange sectional stripe Chrome / Plastic Frosted Yellow 5SpokeSuperfast.jpg Black J6588 Thailand Superfast GMC Wrecker.jpg
N/A 2007 5-Pack: Garage Works Pearl White Wilak's Towing & Salvage Black / Plastic Frosted Orange 7SpokeSawblade.jpg K9619 Thailand MB188 - 2007 5-Pack.jpg
MB51 2008 City Action 7/12 Black Silver, Orange and Red stripes with White "Jesse & Sons Towing & Salvage" Dark Gray / Plastic Amber M001f.jpg M5332 Thailand 0851Wrecker.jpg
N/A 2009 5-Pack: Service Center Metalflake Purple Green, Yellow, Gray and White with "Tow Service" on sides Black / Plastic Dark Tint M001f.jpg N9643 Thailand MBX GMC Wrecker (2).jpg
7SpokeSawblade.jpg MB188 - GMC Wrecker - 2009 5-Pack (sawblade wheels).jpg
MB73 2010 1-75/100: City Action 1/15 Metalflake Burgundy Pacific Wreck & Salvage, Call for Pick-up 24/7, 188 Silver / Plastic Frosted Smoke Ringed Disc - 1288cf.jpg R5024 (USA) R5124 (ROW) Thailand Base Code(s): C18, C24 MB188 - GMC Wrecker - 2010 1-75.jpg
MB73 2010 1-75/100: City Action 1/15 Orange City Towing Service, diamond plating tampo on side Gray / Plastic Frosted Smoke Ringed Disc - 1288cf.jpg T1547 Thailand Base Code(s): C24, C26 MB188 - GMC Wrecker - 2010 1-75 (Recolor).jpg
MB73 2011 City Action 14/14 Metallic Silver Emergency, Highway Service, 1, Call 24/7 Black / Plastic Frosted Orange WhiteOpenDot10Spoke.jpg Orange T8941 Thailand Base Code(s): D30 CityActionGMCWreckermetallicsilver.jpg
Modified Model
N/A 2014 9/10-Packs Yellow MBX TOW CITY, 24/7 Black / Plastic Frosted Smoke 483px-Ringed Disc - 1288cf.jpg BFP81 Thailand Base code(s): G19, G41 Exclusive model GMC Wrecker (2014 9 Pack).jpg
N/A 2016 5-Pack: Police Rescue Black White stripes on sides, NYPD badge & 'NYPD' on sides Black / Plastic Orange Tint 483px-Ringed Disc - 1288cf.jpg DJY03 Thailand Base Code(s): J09, J10, J48 GMC Wrecker (2016 5 pack).jpg
N/A 2019 9-Pack Flat Light Blue Lamley's Leaks, Tire Service, UNIT 02 Red / Plastic Blue Tint 483px-Ringed Disc - 1288cf.jpg White GJG18 Thailand Base code(s): M09 Exclusive model GMC Wrecker (2019 9 Pack Exclusive Model).jpg

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