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

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.

Description[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

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 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1-75 Series White Frank's, Getty, 24HR Towing Chrome / Plastic Amber 8-Spoke Industrial - 4740cf.jpg Macau China Thailand 1987 USA only GMC Wrecker MB21-F8.JPG
N/A 1995 5-Pack: Emergency White METRO, POLICE, EMERGENCY Chrome / Plastic Amber 8-Spoke Industrial - 4740cf.jpg Thailand Image Not Available.jpg
MB21 MB71 1995 1996 1-75 Series Dark Purple Yellow stripes, PARKHILL TOWING, 24 HOUR Chrome / Plastic Amber 8-Spoke Industrial - 4740cf.jpg Thailand GMC Wrecker (1995).jpg
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) 1997 1-100 Series 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 Series Orange PARKHILL TOWING,  24 HOUR TOWING Chrome / Plastic Amber 8-Spoke Industrial - 4740cf.jpg China RoW only GMC Wrecker (1997 RoW).jpg
N/A 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: 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 1-75: 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
MB88 (USA) 2000 1-100: Police Patrol 3/5 Metallic Green RON'S with Orange and White tampo Chrome / Plastic Amber 8-Spoke Industrial - 4740cf.jpg 96384 China USA Only GMC Wrecker (2000 USA).jpg
N/A 2000 Book Series: Crunch! Black Service, GMC, T-89, tow truck tampos Chrome / Plastic Amber 8-Spoke Industrial - 4740cf.jpg7SpokeSawblade.jpg China 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 Image Not Available.jpg
SF39 2005 Superfast Metallic 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
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 Image Not Available.jpg
MB51 2008 City Action 7/12 Black Silver, Orange and Red stripes with White "Jesse & Sons Towing & Salvage" on sides 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.jpg7SpokeSawblade.jpg N9643 Thailand Two wheel types MBX GMC Wrecker (2).jpg
MB73 2010 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 Thailand Base Code(s): C18, C24 City Action GMC Wrecker burgundy.jpg
MB73 2010 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 City Action GMC Wrecker orange.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 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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