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||N5451||Thailand||Base Code(s): B44|
|MB97||2010||Jungle Explorers 3/6||Flat Light Gray||Swamp Tramps, 715||Brick Red / Plastic||Smoke||Black||Brown||R5006||Thailand||Base Code(s): C30, C32|
|MB97||2010||Jungle Explorers 3/6||Matte Black||Dino Explorer, Yellow and Black stripes||Gray / Plastic||Clear||Gray||Gunmetal||T1543||Thailand|
|N/A||2010||Lesney Edition||Matte Beige||Black and Gray camouflage, bullet holes||Beige / Metal||Smoke||Silver||R1276||Thailand|
|N/A||2011||5-Pack: Dino Adventure||Flat Dark Blue||Dino Explorer, Paleontologists||Black / Plastic||Clear||Black||V0308||Thailand||Base Code(s): C50, D03, D09|
|MB97||2011||Jungle Explorers 1/14||Flat Tan||eco VILLAGE, Jungle Trekker, Dark Green door section||Olive Green / Plastic||Smoke||Black||T8970||Thailand||Base Code(s): D20, D23|
|N/A||2011||5-Pack: Penguins of Madagascar||Matte Yellow||MOVES YUMMY||Dark Blue / Plastic||Smoke||Blue||V0698||Thailand|
|N/A||2012||5 Pack: Mountain Adventure||Orange||MOUNTAIN COBRA TOURS, MBX||Black / Plastic||Yellow Tint||Grey||Thailand|
|N/A||2012||5-Pack: Penguins of Madagascar||Light Blue||THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR||Green / Plastic||Blue Tint||Green||W9343||Thailand||Base Code(s): E12|
|MB103||2012||1-120: Jungle 3/10||Zamac||Snake Hunter, S, Black and Green tampos||Black / Plastic||Green||Green||W4860||Thailand||Base Code(s): E29|
|N/A||2013||60th Anniversary||Gold||Jungle Tours, 783||Black / Plastic||Green Tint||Silver||Thailand||Base Code(s): E49, E50|
|N/A||2013||5 Pack: Jungle||Gold||Jungle Tours, 783||Black / Plastic||Green Tint||Silver||Thailand||Base Code(s):|
|MB59||2014||1-120: MBX Explorers|
5-Pack: Battle Mission
|Flat Tan||MB783, camouflage tampo||Black / Plastic||Smoke||Black||BDT56 BFM98||Thailand||Base Code(s): G39|
|N/A||2014||Mission Force: Jungle||Green||ID JNGL3, Camouflage tampo||Silver / Plastic||Clear||Silver||Thailand||Base code(s): G20|
|MB941 Modified Model|
|N/A||2015||Jurassic World||Matte White||Black doors, J5||Olive Green / Plastic||Clear||Black||Thailand||Base code(s): H10, H11|
|MB106||2017||1-125: MBX Explorers||Flat Gray||'Swamp Tramps', '715' & Brown panel on sides||Brown / Plastic||Smoke||Black||DVL07 DVP14||Thailand||Base code(s): K08, K09, K11, K13, K16, K17, K20, K32|
|MB1061: Color Changers|
|N/A||2018||Color Changers||Pale Olive (Grey)||Star, Camouflage||Grey / Metal||Clear||Grey||Thailand||Base code(s):|
|N/A||2019||Color Changers: MBX|
|Grey||Star, Camouflage||Grey / Metal||Clear||Grey||GFX77||Thailand||Base code(s):|