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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 History[]

A retool was issued in 2015 for easier assembly as the metal fenders became part of the interior assembly. That casting was the basis for the plastic body/metal chassis version for the 2018 Color Changers series.


  • 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 / Variations Photo
MB78 (USA) MB10 (ROW) 2009 1-75/100: Desert Adventure 4/14 Army Green White star and serial number and Black scratches on sides Black / Plastic Smoke Black RingedGearBlack.jpg N5451 (USA) P6433 (ROW) Thailand Base Code(s): B44, B45 0978JungleCrawler.jpg
MB97 (USA) MB62 (ROW) 2010 1-75/100: Jungle Explorers 3/6 Flat Light Gray Swamp Tramps, 715 Brick Red / Plastic Smoke Black Ringed Gear.jpg Brown R5006 (USA) R5106 (ROW) Thailand Base Code(s): C30, C31, C32 Jungle Crawler gray.jpg
MB97 (USA) MB62 (ROW) 2010 1-75/100: Jungle Explorers 3/6 Matte Black Dino Explorer, Yellow and Black stripes Gray / Plastic Clear Gray Ringed Gear.jpg Gunmetal T1543 Thailand Base Code(s): C40 Jungle Crawler (black).jpg
N/A 2010 5-Pack: Medieval Rides Matte Beige 783, bullet holes, lion's head Black / Plastic Smoke Black RingedGearBlack.jpg R0601 Thailand Base Code(s): C04, C07 MB783 - 2010 5-Pack (ringed flower wheels).jpg
CrownBlack.jpg Base Code(s): C27 Image Not Available.jpg
N/A 2010 Lesney Edition Matte Tan Black and Gray camouflage, bullet holes Beige / Metal Smoke Silver RingedGearGray.jpg R1276 Thailand Base Code(s): B51 PMAT1-7254984enh-z6.jpg
N/A 2011 5-Pack: Dino Adventure Flat Dark Blue Dino Explorer, Paleontologists Black / Plastic Smoke Black 65px-Ringed Gear.jpg V0308 Thailand Base Code(s): C50, D03 MB783 - 2011 5-Pack (Ringed flower wheels).jpg
WhiteOpenDot10Spoke.jpg Base Code(s): D09 JungleCrawlermattedarkblue.jpg
MB97 (USA) MB62 (ROW) 2011 1-75/100: Jungle Explorers 1/14 Flat Tan eco VILLAGE, Jungle Trekker, Dark Green door section Olive Green / Plastic Smoke Black RingedGearWhite.jpg T8970 (USA) T9338 (ROW) Thailand Base Code(s): D20, D21, D23 JungleExpolorersJungleCrawlertan.jpg
N/A 2011 5-Pack: The Penguins of Madagascar Matte Yellow MOVES YUMMY Blue / Plastic Smoke Blue 65px-Ringed Gear.jpg V0698 Thailand Base Code(s): C45 Matchbox-penguins-jungle-crawler-4x4-.jpg
N/A 2012 5-Pack: Mountain Adventure Orange MOUNTAIN COBRA TOURS, MBX Black / Plastic Yellow Tint Grey WheelRingedGearYellow.jpg W5179 Thailand Base Code(s): E23, E24 Jungle crawler (4703) MX L1200287.JPG
N/A 2012 5-Pack: Penguins of Madagascar Light Blue THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Green / Plastic Blue Tint Green 65px-Ringed Gear.jpg W9343 Thailand Base Code(s): E07, E12 Penguins Buggy 1.jpg
MB103 2012 1-120: MBX Jungle 3/10 Zamac Snake Hunter, S, Black and Green tampos Black / Plastic Clear Green RingedGearBlack.jpg W4860 (USA) W4987 (ROW) Thailand Base Code(s): E25, E29 Jungle Crawler 2012 Jungle.jpg
N/A 2013 5-Pack: Jungle Gold Jungle Tours, 783 Black / Plastic Green Tint Silver Ringed Gear Green.jpg Y2636 Thailand Base Code(s): E47, E49, E50, E51 Jungle Crawler (2013 5 Pack).jpg
60th Anniversary BDN79
MB59 2014 1-120: MBX Explorers
5-Pack: Battle Mission
Flat Tan MB783, camouflage tampo Black / Plastic Smoke Gray Ringed Gear.jpg BDT56 (USA) BFJ26 (ROW) BFM98 (5P) Thailand Base Code(s): F46, G39 Jungle Crawler-2014.jpg
N/A 2014 Mission Force: Jungle Green ID JNGL3, Camouflage tampo Black / Plastic Smoke Silver Ringed Gear.jpg BFK43 Thailand Base code(s): G20 Jungle Crawler (2014 Jungle).jpg
MB941: Modified Model
N/A 2015 Jurassic World Matte White Black doors, JW, J5 Olive Green / Plastic Smoke Black RingedGearWhite.jpg CJM06 Thailand Base code(s): H10, H11, H12 Matchbox 2015 Jurassic World Series 1 Loose Vehicle Jungle Crawler.jpg
MB106 2017 1-125: MBX Explorers Flat Gray Swamp Tramps, 715, Dark Green doors Brick Red / Plastic Smoke Black RingedGearGunMetal.jpg DVL07 (USA) DVP14 (ROW) DWV06 (PG) Thailand Base code(s): K08, K09, K11, K13, K16, K17, K20, K32 Jungle Crawler (2017).jpg
N/A 2020 5-Pack: MBX Wild II Matte Black DLM, Diecast Liberation Movement, Jungle Renegades Olive Green / Plastic Green Tint Brown RingedGearBlack.jpg GKJ10 Thailand Base Code(s): N23, N24 Matchbox Jungle Crawler 2020 9 Pack.jpg
MB1061: Color Changers
N/A 2018 Color Changers Pale Olive (Grey) Star, camouflage, dirt Unpainted / Metal Smoke Grey RingedGearWhite.jpg DXH96 Thailand Base code(s): K49 Jungle Crawler (2018 Color Changers).jpeg
N/A 2019 Color Changers: MBX
Grey Star, camouflage, dirt Unpainted / Metal Smoke Grey RingedGearWhite.jpg GFX77 Thailand Base code(s): Jungle Crawler (2019 Color Changers).jpeg