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Garbage Truck (2008) / Garbage King (2019)
Debut Series 1-75 (City Action)
Produced 2008-2012 (original)
2019-Present (retool)
Number MB742
Garbage truck vari.jpg

Model History[]

The Garbage Truck / Garbage King is designed to resemble a real garbage truck. The casting has a number of MB742 and was in production from 2008 to 2012 when it was discontinued. It returned in 2019 now named Garbage King, although retooled as the rear is now plastic and the cab is a separate piece rather than being part of the body. The back no longer opens.

Card descriptions[]

  • The ball is dropping. 3-2-1....HAPPY NEW YEAR! The fireworks explode, the confetti rains down as Times Square erupts in a giant celebration! As this party ends, the night is just beginning for the Garbage Truck! Working well into the early hours, this city hero will be sure to get the streets cleaned up before dawn.
    —From 2010 City Action card (T1540)
  • You and your trusted Garbage Truck have an important mission - you must get the streets of Annapolis, MD in tip-top shape in time for the famous graduation ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy. A true local hero, this Garbage Truck will not stop till America's sailing capital looks its absolute best!
    —From 2010 City Action card (R4982) and 2011 City Action card


The Garbage Truck / Garbage King has been issued in the following versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
MB47 2008 1-75/100: City Action 3/12 White CS Recycle, Recycle for A Better Tomorrow Light Blue / Plastic Smoke Gray M007 - 6909bf.jpg M2631 (USA) M7393 (ROW) Thailand Two type wheels Garbage truck.jpg
Notched 48 Tread.jpg MB742 - 2008 1-75.jpg
MB47 2008 1-75/100: City Action 3/12 Dark Cream Think Green Black / Plastic Smoke Gray M007 - 6909bf.jpg N2517 (USA) N2518 (ROW) Thailand Garbage truck think green beige.jpg
N/A 2008 10-Pack Orange Matchbox Sanitation and Recycling Gray / Plastic Smoke Black M007 - 6909bf.jpg M6403 Thailand 0810packGarbageTruck.jpg
EE01 2008 Euro Edition Orange Blue, White and Black, Pur Gray / Plastic Smoke Black M007 - 6909bf.jpg M0229 Thailand Base Code(s): A43 08EE01GarbageTruck.jpg
MB46 2009 1-100 / 1-75: City Action 6/13 Red Bedolla Eco Resource Processing: Recycling for a Better Tomorrow! Dark Gray / Plastic Smoke Gray Notched 48 Tread.jpg P2944 (USA) P6407 (ROW) Thailand Variations: Gray and Black Interior/Inserts

Base Code(s): B05

Black 20220605 082803.jpg
EE11 2009 Euro Edition Dark Yellow Världens Renaste Sopbil!, Orange dots on cab Orange / Plastic Smoke Black M007 - 6909bf.jpg P9206 Thailand Base Code(s): B10 09EE11TrashKing.jpg
SF14 2009 Superfast White and Green WM Waste Management, Red and White "reflectors" Black / Plastic Smoke Black Notched 48 Tread.jpg P2601 Thailand Base Code(s): B39 Superfast 40th 2008 Garbage Truck.jpg
N/A 2009 5-Pack: City Services Blue Matchbox Valley Disposal & Recycling Gray / Plastic Smoke Black Ringed Gear.jpg N9647 Thailand Base Code(s): B41 MBX Garbage Truck.jpg
MB66 2010 1-75/100: City Action 9/15 White Keep the Bay Clean!, Annapolis, Maryland Department of Public Works Black / Plastic Clear Black M007 - 6909bf.jpg R4982 (USA) R5076 (ROW) Thailand Base Code(s): C05, C06 MB742 - 2010 1-75.jpg
MB66 2010 1-75/100: City Action 9/15 Dark Turquoise MBX Trash Removal, Recycle 4 The Future, Green and Black stripes Black / Plastic Smoke Black RingedGearWhite.jpg T1540 (USA) Thailand Base Code(s): C14, C16, C18 City Action 08 Garbage Truck.jpg
MB66 2011 1-100: City Action 7/14 Light Green McCarthy Industries, Go Green - Live Better In A Clean World Gray / Plastic Smoke Black M007 - 6909bf.jpg T8937 Thailand USA only, Base Code(s): D05, D09 McCarthy Industries.jpg
N/A 2011 5-Pack: City Life White E-Waste Removal tampos Orange / Plastic Clear Orange RingedGearWhite.jpg V0312 Thailand Base Code(s): D36, D38 GarbageTruck.JPG
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N/A 2012 5-Pack: City Works Black Trash Service, 742, etc Orange / Plastic Yellow Tint Orange M007 - 6909bf.jpg W5181 Thailand Base Code(s): E50 Garbage Truck (2012 5 Pack).jpg
Modified Model (Garbage King)
MB91 2019 1-100: MBX Service 15/20 Mint Green National Parks tampo Dark Grey / Plastic Smoke Mint Green M007 - 6909bf.jpg FYR36 (USA) GCF53 (ROW) Thailand Base codes: L51, L52, M03 Garbage Truck (2019 Modified Model).jpg
MB20 2020 1-100: MBX City White MBX City Waste Services, detailed trim Dark Grey / Plastic Blue Tint Navy M007 - 6909bf.jpg GKK72 (USA) GKM06 (ROW) Thailand Base codes: M52, N02, N04, N05 Garbageking2020.jpg
N/A 2020 Gift Set: Thank You Heroes White Thank You Heroes, MB742 Black / Plastic Clear Yellow M007 - 6909bf.jpg Thailand Base Code(s): N36 2020 MB742 Gabage Truck Thank You Heroes.jpg
MB60 2021 1-100: MBX Metro White & Green West Coast - Recycling is Responsibility Gray / Plastic Clear Green M007 - 6909bf.jpg GVX70 (USA) GXM78 (ROW) Thailand Base Code(s): P29, P30, P32 Garbage King.jpg