Land Rover Defender 110 (1997)
Debut Series Toy Fair promotional
Produced 2006-2011, 2018-Present (Original)
2012-2016 (First Retool)
2016-2017 (Second Retool)
Number MB697 (Original / Globe Travelers)
MB838 (First & Second Retool)
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Model history[edit | edit source]

The Land Rover Defender 110 (1997) is a casting by Matchbox that debuted for the 2006 Toy Fair as a promotional model. This casting has been produced in three basic versions. The original casting has the cargo on the roof cast as part of the body and the snorkel on the left of the windshield. The casting had a number of MB697 and was originally produced from 2006 to 2011.

The casting returned for the 2012 mainline, retooled. The second version, MB838, has the cargo molded as part of the windows and the snorkel moved to the right side of the windshield. This was produced from 2012 to 2015.

A third version, still designated MB838, has the roof-mounted lights cast as part of the windows. It was produced from 2016 to 2017.

The original MB697 casting returned for the 2018 Globe Trotters series despite it still being designated as MB838.

Description[edit | edit source]

  • Surrounded by wild lions on Africa's Great Plains, the best place to be is behind the driver's seat of your Land Rover Defender 110. With its rugged four-wheel drive and versatile carrying capacity, it can haul you to safety the moment the King of the Jungle gets hungry!
    —From the 2010 Jungle Explorers card
  • Surrounded by a pride of hungry lions, the best place to be is behind the driver's seat of your Land Rover Defender 110. With its rugged four-wheel drive and versatile carrying capacity, it can haul you to safety the moment the King of the Jungle gets hungry!
    —From the 2011 Jungle Explorers card

Versions[edit | edit source]

The Land Rover Defender 110 (1997) 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

MB697

N/A 2007 Toy Fair Matte Green Matte Dark Green camo, MBX Mission, Team Wolf Black / Plastic Smoke Beige M007 - 6909bf.jpg Thailand www.matchwheels.com is not part of tampos. Land Rover Defender 002.jpg
MB55 2006 1-75: MBX Metal Metalflake Emerald Green Headlights, Land Rover logo and "Defender" on spare tire Black / Plastic Clear Black 7SpokeSawblade.jpg J2379 (USA) J6338 (ROW) Thailand Image Not Available.jpg
M007 - 6909bf.jpg MB-55 '97 Land Rover Defender 110.jpg
MB55 2006 1-75: MBX Metal White Headlights, Land Rover logo and "Defender" on spare tire Black / Plastic Clear Black M007 - 6909bf.jpg J2379 Thailand 97 land rover defender 110.jpg
MB65 2007 1-75: MBX Metal Red Land Rover, Defender, GB ADLAR58, Yellow and Black stripes Black / Plastic Clear Black 6SpokeBlack.jpg K9506 (USA) L0372 (ROW) Thailand MB-65 Land Rover Defender 110.jpg
SF06 2007 Superfast Flat Gray Matchbox Adventure, compass, trim details Black / Plastic Smoke Black WhiteOpenDot10Spoke.jpg M2645 Thailand Superfast 97 Land Rover Defender 110.jpg
MB93 (USA) MB70 (ROW) 2008 1-75/100: All Terrain
6/13
Flat Brown Tan mud splash, 22, D.E.R., Land Rover logo on sides Tan / Plastic Smoke Black 6SpokeUtility(Tan).jpg M5351 (USA) M7430 (ROW) Thailand 0893Defender110.jpg
BB08 2008 Best of British Yellow Detailed headlights, Black and White stripe, Defender Black / Plastic Smoke Black 6SpokeUtilityWhite.jpg M3290 Thailand Best of British Land Rover Defender 110.jpg
MB83 2009 1-75/100: Desert Adventure
9/14
Blue Black, Silver, White and Red, Desert Adventure Black / Plastic Smoke Black M007 - 6909bf.jpg P2981 Thailand Base Code(s): B15 MBX '97 Land Rover Defender 110 (2).jpg
BB10 2009 Best of British Black D.E.R., 22, trim details Black / Plastic Clear Gray M007 - 6909bf.jpg P7552 Thailand www.matchwheels.com is not part of tampos. Land Rover Defender 001.jpg
MB100 (USA) MB72 (ROW) 2010 1-75/100: Jungle Explorers
6/6
Orange "Rain Forest Excursions Since 1951," diamond cut metal tampo Black / Plastic Smoke Black 6SpokeUtilityWhite.jpg R5017 (USA) R5117 (ROW) Thailand Base Code(s): C07

Jungle explorer land rover 110.jpg

MB100 (USA) MB72 (ROW) 2010 1-75/100: Jungle Explorers
6/6
Flat Olive Green Anaconda Recovery & Research, Vehicle #697, snake skin Black / Plastic Smoke Black M007 - 6909bf.jpg Gun Metal T1546 Thailand Base Code(s): C16, C25, C26, C32 Jungle Expolrers Land Rover Defender 110.jpg
N/A 2010 10-Pack: Off-Road Adventure Matte Light Gray D.A.R.T. Desert Adventure Rescue Team, Rescue Black / Plastic Smoke Black M007 - 6909bf.jpg R0621 Thailand Base Code(s): C18, C21, C22, C23 LandRoverDefender110flatgray.jpg
N/A 2010 5-Pack: Mountain Adventure Mint Green FOREST SERVICE, PATROL, 697 Black / Plastic Smoke Black M007 - 6909bf.jpg R0609 Thailand Base code(s): C36 Land Rover Defender 110 Forest Patrol.jpg
MB100 (USA) MB72 (ROW) 2011 1-75/100: Jungle Explorers
6/6
Flat Dark Tan Olive Green camo, Land Rover logo, Defender 110 Black / Plastic Smoke Black 6SpokeUtilityWhite.jpg T8973 (USA) T9335 (ROW) Thailand Base Code(s): D12, D16 MB100 2011 Brown.jpg
MB100 (USA) MB72 (ROW) 2011 1-75/100: Jungle Explorers
6/6
White Defender, Adventure Excursion, Crew 6, Orange and Black stripes Black / Plastic Green Black 6SpokeUtilityWhite.jpg T9004 (USA) T9329 (ROW) Thailand Base Code(s): D27 JungleExplorersLandRoverDefender110white.jpg

MB838 (Modified Model: snorkel moved to the right, equipment now part of the window)

MB104 2012 1-120: MBX Jungle
4/10
Red AMAZON SANCTUARY Black / Plastic Clear Beige WhiteOpenDot10Spoke.jpg W4862 (USA) W4989 (ROW) Thailand Base code(s): E16, E19 Land-rover-defender-110.jpg
N/A 2012 Mission Force: Jungle Adventure Crew Yellow MBX, JUNGLE EXPEDITIONS Black / Plastic Green Black RingedGearPaleYellow.jpg Green Thailand Base Code(s): E32 Land Rover Defender 110 (2012 Jungle Adventure).jpg
MB59 2013 1-120: MBX Explorers Yellow Land Rover logo, Defender Black / Plastic Smoke Black WhiteOpenDot10Spoke.jpg Y0845 (USA) BBL09 (ROW) Thailand Base Code(s): F38, F42 MB-59 Land Rover Defender 110.jpg
N/A 2013 60th Anniversary
13/24
Orange G4 Challenge tampo Black / Plastic Smoke Black WhiteOpenDot10Spoke.jpg Y5338 Thailand Base Code(s): F03, F04, F05, F23 Land Rover Defender 110 Matchbox 60th Anniversary.jpg
N/A 2014 5-Pack: Jungle Recon Olive Green DEFENDER, LAND ROVER, R3CON-838 Black / Plastic Smoke Black WhiteOpenDot10Spoke.jpg Chrome BFN04 Thailand Base code(s): G32, G33 LAND ROVER DEFENDER 110 SET JUNGLE RECON.jpg
MB55 2014 1-120: MBX Explorers Grey Land Rover logo, Defender Black / Plastic Yellow Black WhiteOpenDot10Spoke.jpg BDT50 (USA) BFJ22 (ROW) Thailand Base Code(s): G37, G42, G44, H05 Land Rover Defender 110 2014.jpg
M007 - 6909bf.jpg Yellow Image Not Available.jpg
MB96 2015 1-120: MBX Explorers Flat Dark Tan MBX Swamp Tours, Land Rover logo Black / Plastic Smoke Black M007 - 6909bf.jpg CFW75 (USA) DFL28 (ROW) Thailand Base Code(s): H03, H06, H08, H17, H44 Land Rover Defender 110 2015.jpg
N/A 2016 Best of Matchbox Silver Red stripe, MBX, AMBULANCE, MEDIC VEHICLE Black / Plastic Smoke Black Wheel (Gray 2016 Best of Matchbox).jpg DKC65 Thailand Base code(s): H49, J03, J30 2016 Best of Matchbox Land Rover Defender 110 Ambulance.jpg

Modified Model, lights now part of the window, sizes decreased at 1-0,5 mm

N/A 2016 Land Rover Series and
5-Pack: Land Rover
Green Detailed trim Black / Plastic Smoke Black 6SpokeUtility(Black).jpg DPT05 DPT09 Thailand Base code(s): J17, J21, J25, J36 Land rover series defender 110.jpg
MB110 2016 1-125: MBX Explorers White OFF ROAD, MATCHBOX, 4x4, mountain scenery Black / Plastic Orange Tint Black WhiteOpenDot10Spoke.jpg DJW38 (USA) DMG86 (ROW) Thailand Base code(s): J26, J28, J29 Land Rover Defender 110 (White 2016).jpg
MB84 2017 1-125: MBX Heroic Rescue Matte Black Forest scenery, logo, DEFENDER, EXPLORE YOUR WORLD Black / Plastic Orange Tint Silver WhiteOpenDot10Spoke.jpg DVK94 (USA) DVP01 (ROW) DWT93 Thailand Base code(s): J46, J47, J49, J51, J52, K03 Land Rover Defender 110 (2017 1-125 MBX Explorer).jpg
N/A 2018 Globe Travelers Orange Matchbox World Tour logo, Land Rover, 65th Anniversary logo Black / Plastic Clear Black Image Not Available.jpg FHY83 Thailand MB838 on base, but this model reverts to the original casting.
Base code(s): K44, K49, L01, L02, L07, L18
FHY83 Land Rover Defender 110-1.jpg

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