Jungle Crawler
Debut Series 1-100: Desert Adventure
Produced 2009-2014 (Original), 2015-2017 (Retool), 2018-2019 (Color Changers)
Number MB783 (Original ) / MB941 (Retool) / MB1061 (Color Changers)
Scale Unlisted

Model HistoryEdit

The Jungle Cruiser is a casting by Matchbox that debuted for the 2009 mainline. The casting had a number of MB783 and originally produced from 2009 to 2014 when it was discontinued.

A retool was issued in 2015 for easier assembly as the metal fenders became part of the interior assembly. The casting now has a number of MB941 and resumed production from 2015 to 2017 when it was discontinued.

That casting formed the plastic version metal chassis version for the 2018 Color Changers series with a number of MB1061 and produced from 2018 to 2019 when it was discontinued as well.


  • The Jungle Crawler is roughly based on a 1942 Dodge Carryall. Unlike the WWII era vehicle, the Matchbox version does not have a split windshield, the hood is open on the sides, and the rear doors are hinged on the sides (not the bottom).
  • The ultimate test in jungle survival awaits! As a member of the Swamp Tramp team, you are determined to conquer this tropical wilderness! With awesome suspension, gripping tires and room for all your equipment, the Jungle Crawler is the perfect vehicle for any extreme adventure! —From 2010 Jungle Explorers card
  • The Amazon awaits! Climb into your Jungle Crawler and head out for an adventure. Loaded with extreme parts, like stout axles, a tough winch and super-gripping tires, the Jungle Crawler is every adventurer's most trusted rig. —From 2011 Jungle Explorers card


The Jungle Crawler has come out in the following versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color/ Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes /


MB78 2009 Desert Adventure 4/14 Army Green White star and serial number and Black scratches on sides Black / Plastic Smoke Black RingedGearBlack N5451 Thailand Base Code(s): B44 0978JungleCrawler
MB97 2010 Jungle Explorers 3/6 Flat Light Gray Swamp Tramps, 715 Brick Red / Plastic Smoke Black Ringed Gear Brown R5006 Thailand Base Code(s): C30, C32 Jungle Crawler gray
MB97 2010 Jungle Explorers 3/6 Matte Black Dino Explorer, Yellow and Black stripes Gray / Plastic Clear Gray Ringed Gear Gunmetal T1543 Thailand Jungle crwaler blk
N/A 2010 Lesney Edition Matte Beige Black and Gray camouflage, bullet holes Beige / Metal Smoke Silver RingedGearGray R1276 Thailand PMAT1-7254984enh-z6
N/A 2011 5-Pack: Dino Adventure Flat Dark Blue Dino Explorer, Paleontologists Black / Plastic Clear Black WhiteOpenDot10Spoke V0308 Thailand Base Code(s): C50, D03, D09 JungleCrawlermattedarkblue
MB97 2011 Jungle Explorers 1/14 Flat Tan eco VILLAGE, Jungle Trekker, Dark Green door section Olive Green / Plastic Smoke Black RingedGearWhite T8970 Thailand Base Code(s): D20, D23 JungleExpolorersJungleCrawlertan
N/A 2011 5-Pack: Penguins of Madagascar Matte Yellow MOVES YUMMY Dark Blue / Plastic Smoke Blue 65px-Ringed Gear V0698 Thailand Matchbox-penguins-jungle-crawler-4x4-
N/A 2012 5 Pack: Mountain Adventure Orange MOUNTAIN COBRA TOURS, MBX Black / Plastic Yellow Tint Grey WheelRingedGearYellow Thailand Jungle crawler (4703) MX L1200287
N/A 2012 5-Pack: Penguins of Madagascar Light Blue THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Green / Plastic Blue Tint Green 65px-Ringed Gear W9343 Thailand Base Code(s): E12 Penguins Buggy 1
MB103 2012 1-120: Jungle 3/10 Zamac Snake Hunter, S, Black and Green tampos Black / Plastic Green Green RingedGearBlack W4860 Thailand Base Code(s): E29 Jungle Crawler 2012 Jungle
N/A 2013 60th Anniversary Gold Jungle Tours, 783 Black / Plastic Green Tint Silver Ringed Gear Green Thailand Base Code(s): E49, E50 Jungle Crawler (2013 60th Anniversary)
N/A 2013 5 Pack: Jungle Gold Jungle Tours, 783 Black / Plastic Green Tint Silver Ringed Gear Green Thailand Base Code(s): Jungle Crawler (2013 5 Pack)
MB59 2014 1-120: MBX Explorers
5-Pack: Battle Mission
Flat Tan MB783, camouflage tampo Black / Plastic Smoke Black Ringed Gear BDT56 BFM98 Thailand Base Code(s): G39 Jungle Crawler-2014
N/A 2014 Mission Force: Jungle Green ID JNGL3, Camouflage tampo Silver / Plastic Clear Silver Ringed Gear Thailand Base code(s): G20 Jungle Crawler (2014 Jungle)
MB941 Modified Model
N/A 2015 Jurassic World Matte White Black doors, J5 Olive Green / Plastic Clear Black RingedGearWhite Thailand Base code(s): H10, H11 Matchbox 2015 Jurassic World Series 1 Loose Vehicle Jungle Crawler
MB106 2017 1-125: MBX Explorers Flat Gray 'Swamp Tramps', '715' & Brown panel on sides Brown / Plastic Smoke Black RingedGearGunMetal DVL07 DVP14 Thailand Base code(s): K08, K09, K11, K13, K16, K17, K20, K32 Jungle Crawler (2017)
MB1061: Color Changers
N/A 2018 Color Changers Pale Olive (Grey) Star, Camouflage Grey / Metal Clear Grey RingedGearWhite Thailand Base code(s): Jungle Crawler (2018 Color Changers)
N/A 2019 Color Changers: MBX
Grey Star, Camouflage Grey / Metal Clear Grey RingedGearWhite GFX77 Thailand Base code(s): Jungle Crawler (2019 Color Changers)
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