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1-75 series[]

1-75 series models were marketed under the "Matchbox 75" name in 1972.[1]

Model No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Special Features Color Photo
1 Dodge Challenger 1976 Dodge Red 7601 Dodge Challenger R.JPG
2 Hovercraft 1976 Generic Light green 7602 Hovercraft.JPG
3 Monteverdi Hai 1973 Monteverdi Opening doors Orange 7303 Monteverdi Hai.JPG
4 Pontiac Firebird 1975 Pontiac Blue 7504 Pontiac Firebird.JPG
5 Seafire 1975 Generic White & blue 7505 Seafire Boat.JPG
6 Mercedes Tourer 1974 Mercedes-Benz Yellow w/Black top 7606 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL.JPG
7 V.W. Golf 1976 Volkswagen removable surf boards Green 7607 V.W. Golf R.JPG
8 De Tomaso Pantera 1975 De Tomaso White 7508 De Tomaso Pantera.JPG
9 AMX Javelin 1972 AMC Opening doors Light green 7209 AMX Javelin R.JPG
10 Piston Popper 1973 Ford Rolamatic - pistons move up and down Blue 7310 Piston Popper R.JPG
11 Flying Bug 1972 Volkswagen Red 11b.jpg
12 Big Bull 1975 Generic Tow hook Orange and Green Big Bull Black Tread 20120602 JSCC.jpg
13 Snorkel 1977 GMC Boom elevates & rotates Red with yellow boom 7713 Snorkel Fire Engine L.JPG
14 Mini Ha Ha 1975 Mini Red 7514 Mini Ha Ha R.JPG
15 Fork Lift Truck 1972 Lansing Bagnell Fork can be raised Red 7215 Fork lift Truck R.JPG
16 Badger 1974 Generic Rolamatic - radar dish spins Bronze 7416 Badger.JPG
17 The Londoner 1972 Daimler Red 7217 The Londoner L.JPG
18 Hondarora 1975 Honda Handle bars pivot Red Hondarora (2722) MX L1200992.JPG
19 Cement Truck 1976 Generic Mixing drum spins and tips Red Cement Truck (MB19).jpg
20 Police Patrol 1975 Range Rover Rolamatic - light bubble spins when rolled White 20b1.jpg
21 Rod Roller 1973 Generic Front roller steers with steering stick Yellow 7321 Rod Roller.JPG
22 Blaze Buster 1975 Generic Red 7522 Blaze Buster ChrtL.JPG
23 Atlas 1975 Generic Blue 7522 Atlas R.JPG
24 Team "MATCHBOX" 1973 Generic Dark red 7324 Team Matchbox.JPG
25 Mod Tractor 1972 Generic Tow hook Pink 7225 Mod Tractor.JPG
26 Site Dumper 1976 Generic Bed dumps Yellow DSC06339.jpg
27 Lamborghini Countach 1973 Lamborghini Engine cover opens Red Count3.jpg
28 Stoat 1974 Generic Rolamatic - soldier spins Metalflake Gold 7428 Stoat R.JPG
29 Tractor Shovel 1976 Muir-Hill Bucket can be raised Yellow with red bucket 7629 Tractor Shovel.JPG
30 Swamp Rat 1976 Generic Propeller spins, soldier rotates Olive green 7630 Swamp Rat.JPG
31 Volks-Dragon 1971 Volkswagen Red 31b.jpg
32 Maserati Bora 1972 Maserati Opening doors Pink MATCHBOX-LESNEY SUPERFAST -32 MASERATI BORA 1972 ENGLAND (2).jpg
33 Datsun 126X 1973 Datsun Opening engine cover Yellow 33b8.jpg
34 Vantastic 1975 Ford Orange 7534 Vantastic R.JPG
35 Fandango 1975 Generic Rolamatic - fan spins White 7735 Fandango.JPG
36 Formula 5000 1975 Generic Orange 36c.jpg
37 Skip Truck 1976 Generic Dumpster unloads with pivoting arms Red 7637 Skip Truck R.JPG
38 Armoured Jeep 1976 Jeep Gun rotates Olive green Armoured Jeep (MB38).JPG
39 Clipper 1973 Generic Rolamatic - exhaust tips move up and down Pink 7339 Clipper R.JPG
40 Vauxhall Guildsman 1971 Vauxhall 40a7.jpg
41 Siva Spyder 1972 Siva Blue Spider10.jpg
42 Tyre Fryer 1972 Generic Blue Tyre1.jpg
43 Dragon Wheels 1972 Volkswagen Body lifts up Light green 7243 Dragon Wheels R.JPG
44 Boss Mustang 1972 Ford Opening hood Yellow with black hood 7244 Boss Mustang R.JPG
45 BMW 3.0 CSL 1976 BMW Opening doors Orange 7645 BMW 3.0 CSL R.JPG
46 Stretcha Fetcha 1972 Generic Opening rear door White 7746 Stretcha Fetcha.JPG
47 Beach Hopper 1974 Generic Rolamatic - driver bounces Blue 7447 Beach Hopper.JPG
48 Sambron Jacklift 1977 Sambron Yellow Sambron Jacklift 20120618 JSCC.jpg
49 Crane Truck 1976 Generic Crane cab & boom rotates, boom raises and extends Yellow Crane Truck 20120602 JSCC.jpg
50 Articulated Truck 1973 Generic Pivoting removable trailer Yellow cab with light blue trailer 7350 Articulated Truck.JPG
51 Citroen S.M. 1972 Citroen Opening doors Blue & red Citroen sm-1976.jpg
52 Police Launch 1976 Generic White with blue hull 7552 Police Launch.JPG
53 Tanzara 1972 Leyland White 53b (1).jpg
54 Personnel Carrier 1976 Generic Gun rotates Olive green 7654 Personnel Carrier.JPG
55 Hellraiser 1975 Generic White 7555 Hellraiser L.JPG
56 Hi-Tailer 1974 Generic White 7456 Hi-Tailer.JPG
57 Wildlife Truck 1973 Ford Rolamatic - lion in back spins Yellow 7357 Wild Life Truck.JPG
58 Faun Dump Truck 1976 Faun Tipping dump bed Yellow Faun Dump 20120602 JSCC.jpg
59 Planet Scout 1975 Generic Green 7559 Planet Scout.JPG
60 Lotus Super Seven 1971 Lotus Yellow 60b.jpg
61 Blue Shark 1971 Generic Blue 7161 Blue Shark.JPG
62 Renault 17TL 1974 Renault Doors open Red 7462 Renault 17TL R.JPG
63 Freeway Gas Tanker 1973 Generic Pivoting removable trailer Red with white plastic trailer 7363 Freeway Gas Tanker 2.JPG
64 Fire Chief Car 1976 Generic Red 7664 Fire Chief.JPG
65 Saab Sonnet 1973 Saab Rear hatch opens Blue 7365 Saab Sonett.JPG
66 Mazda RX 500 1972 Mazda Engine cover opens Red MATCHBOX-LESNEY SUPERFAST -66 MAZDA RX 500 1971 ENGLAND (2).jpg
67 Hot Rocker 1973 Ford Rolamatic - engine rocks Red Hotrock1.jpg
68 Cosmobile 1975 Generic Blue 7568 Cosmobile R.JPG
69 Turbo Fury 1973 Generic Rolamatic - Rear fans rotate Dark red 7369 Turbo Fury.JPG
70 S.P. Gun 1976 Generic Rolamatic - gun recoils Olive green SP Gun L.JPG
71 Cattle Truck 1976 Dodge Two removable black bulls Orange & yellow Cattle Truck 77.jpg
72 Hovercraft SRN 6 1972 Saunders-Roe White 7272 SRN6 Hovercraft.JPG
73 Weasel 1974 Generic Light Green 7473 Weasel.JPG
74 Toe Joe 1972 Generic Pivoting booms & hooks Light green 7274Toe Joe.JPG
75 Seasprite Helicopter 1977 Kaman Main rotar rotates White Helicopter MB-75.jpg

Super Kings[]

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Photo
K-1 Hydraulic Excavator 1970 O&K operational boom Hydraulic Excavator (K-1).jpg
K-2 Car Recovery Vehicle 1977 Generic removable dune buggy Car Recovery Vehicle (1977 K-2).jpg
K-3 Mod Tractor and Trailer 1974 Generic removable trailer with dumping bed Mod Tractor and Trailer (K-3).jpg
K-4 Big Tipper 1974 Generic dumping bed Big Tipper (Red).jpg
K-5 Muir-Hill Tractor & Trailer 1972 Muir-Hill removable trailer with dumping bed Muir-Hill Tractor & Trailer (1972-80).jpg
K-6 Motor Cycle Transporter 1976 Generic removable Hondarora 7606 Motorcycle Transporter EngL.JPG
K-7 Racing Car Transporter 1973 Generic opening doors and ramp removable race car Racing Car Transporter (Yellow).jpg
K-8 Caterpillar Traxcavator 1970 Caterpillar shovel deck raises & lowers Caterpillar Traxcavator (1971-79).jpg
K-9 Fire Tender 1973 Generic rotating ladder Fire Tender (K-9 DENVER).jpg
K-10 Car Transporter 1976 Generic removable trailer with operating ramp Car Transporter (1976-81 2).jpg
K-11 Pickup Truck 1976 Generic pivoting booms and hooks Pick-Up Truck (1976-78).jpg
K-12 Herkules Mobile Crane 1975 Generic operational boom Herkules Mobile Crane (1975-80).jpg
K-13 Aircraft Transporter 1976 Generic removable unassembled Jet Aircraft Transporter (1976-81 K-13).jpg
K-14 Heavy Breakdown Truck 1977 Generic operating boom and hook Heavy Breakdown Truck (1977).jpg
K-15 The Londoner 1973 Daimler The Londoner (1973 1976).jpg
K-16 Petrol Tanker 1974 Ford removable trailer Articulated Petrol Tanker (1974 TEXACO).jpg
K-17 Articulated Container Truck 1974 Scammell removable trailer & containers Articulated Container Truck (K-17 GENTRANSCO).jpg
K-18 Articulated Tipper 1974 Ford opening ramps with four removable white horses Articulated Tipper (1976-81).jpeg
K-19 Scammell Tipper Truck 1967 Scammell dumping bed Scammell Tipper Truck (1973-78).jpg
K-20 Cargo Hauler 1973 DAF removable pallets with lift truck and ramp 7320 Cargo Hauler L.JPG
K-21 Tractor Transporter 1974 Generic two removable Mod Tractors Tractor Transporter (1974-1978).jpg
K-22 Hovercraft 1974 Saunders-Roe SRN6 Hovercraft (1975-1978).jpg
K-23 Low Loader and Bulldozer 1974 Scammell removable trailer and dozer Low Loader and Bulldozer (1974-78).jpg
K-24 Container Truck 1976 Scammell removable container with opening doors Scammell Container Truck (1979 Michelin).jpg
K-25 Digger and Plough 1977 Muir-Hill operational digger Digger and Plough (1977-80).jpg

Speed Kings[]

To allow the Super Kings series to expand past twenty models, the Speed Kings were renumbered for 1977, with model numbers now starting at K-30. Some, but not all models received new numbers, and the Mercedes Benz Ambulance received its third model number (K-63, previously K-26, originally K-6).

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Photo / Color
K-30 Mercedes C111 1972 Mercedes opening rear hatch Mercedes C.111 (Blue).jpg
K-31 Bertone Runabout 1972 Bertone Bertone Runabout (K-31).jpeg
K-32 Shovel Nose 1972 Generic opening hatch Shovel Nose (K-32).jpg
K-33 Citroen S.M. 1972 Citroen opening doors Citroen S.M. (1972-76).jpg
K-34 Thunderclap 1972 Generic Thunderclap (1976-77).jpg
K-35 Lightning 1972 Generic Lightning (1976-79).jpg
K-36 Bandolero 1972 Generic 7236K Bandalero R.JPG
K-37 Sandcat 1973 Generic Sand Cat (1972-76).jpg
K-38 Gus's Gulper 1973 Ford body lifts up Gus's Gulper (K-38).jpg
K-40 Blaze Trailer 1973 Generic hatch lifts up K-32/40 Super Kings Shovel Nose, in fire chief livery. Josiah Carberry Collection.
K-41 Brabham F1 1976 Brabham Brabham F1 (1977-78).jpg
K-42 Nissan 270X 1973 Nissan hatch lifts up Nissan 270 X (1974-77).jpg
K-43 Cambuster 1973 Generic CAMBUSTER (1973-1979 Yellow).jpg
K-44 Surtees F.1 1977 Generic Surtees F.1 (K-44 77-78).jpeg
K-45 Marauder 1973 Generic Marauder (K-45 Yellow Airfoil).jpg
K-46 Racing Car Pack 1973 Mercury Image Not Available.jpg
K-47 Easy Rider 1973 Generic Easy Rider (1973-80).jpg
K-48 Mercedes 350 SLC 1973 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes 350 SLC (K-48).jpg
K-49 Ambulance 1973 Generic Ambulance (1973).jpg
K-50 Street Rod 1973 Generic Street Rod (K-50).jpeg
K-51 Barracuda 1973 Generic Barracuda (1973-77).jpg
K-52 Datsun 240 Z Rally Car 1974 Datsun opening hood Datsun 240 Z Rally Car (Silver).jpeg
K-53 Hot Rod Fire Engine 1976 Generic removable ladder Hot Fire Engine (1976-81).jpg
K-54 A.M.X. Javelin 1976 AMC opening doors AMX Javelin (1976-77).jpeg
K-55 Corvette Caper Cart 1976 Chevrolet opening doors Corvette Caper Cart (1976 77).jpg
K-56 Maserati Bora 1976 Maserati opening hood Maserati Bora (1976 Silver).jpg
K-57 Javelin Drag Racing Set 1976 AMC & Ford Javelin Drag Race Pack (K-57 in Box).jpg
K-58 Corvette Power Boat Set 1976 Chevrolet Corvette´Power Boat´Pack (1976-1978).jpg
K-59 Ford Capri II 1977 Ford Opening rear hatch Ford Capri II (Speed King).jpg
K-60 Mustang 1977 Ford Ford Mustang (K-60 Blue)..jpg
K-61 Mercedes Police Car 1977 Mercedes-Benz opening hood and doors Mercedes 350 SLC (K61 Police).jpg
K-62 Doctor's Emergency Car 1977 Citroen opening doors Doctor's Emergency Car Citroen S.M.jpg
K-63 Mercedes Benz "Binz" Ambulance 1967 Mercedes-Benz opening doors Mercedes Benz Ambulance (K-26).jpg

Battle Kings[]

The following models were available in the Battle Kings range for 1977.

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Photo
K-101 Sherman Tank 1974 Sherman Sherman Tank (1974-77).jpeg
K-102 A2 Tank 1974 A2 M48-A2 (1974-77).jpg
K-103 Chieftan Tank 1974 Chieftain Chieftain (1974-77).jpeg
K-104 King Tiger Tank 1974 King Tiger King Tiger Tank (1974-77).jpeg
K-105 Hover-Raider 1974 Saunders-Roe Hover Raider (1979-80 Olive Green).jpg
K-106 Tank Transporter 1974 Generic Tank Transporter (1974-77).jpg
K-107 155 mm Self Propelled Howitzer 1974 Generic 155mm.S.P. Howitzer (1975-78 K-107).jpg
K-108 M3A1 Half Track A.P.C. 1974 M3A M3 A1 Half Track APC (1974-77).jpg
K-109 M-551 Sheridan 1976 Sheridan 1976-78 GB Battle Kings K-109 M-551 Sheridan.JPG
K-110 Recovery Vehicle 1976 Generic Recovery Vehicle (1976-78).jpg
K-111 Missile Launcher 1976 Generic Missile Launcher (1979 K-111).jpg
K-112 DAF Ambulance 1977 DAF DAF Ambulance (1979 K-112).jpg
K-113 Military Crane Truck 1975 Generic Herkules Mobile Crane (Military Crane).jpg
K-114 Army Aircraft Transporter 1976 Generic removable unassembled Jet Army Aircraft Transporter (K-114).jpg
K-115 Army Petrol Tanker 1974 Ford removable trailer Articulated Army Petrol Tanker (1975).jpg
K-116 Artillery Truck & Field Gun 1977 Generic Removable howitzer Artillery Truck & Field Gun (1977-81).jpg
K-117 SP Hawk Launcher 1977 Generic removable red rockets Image Not Available.jpg

Sea Kings[]

The following models were available in the Sea Kings range for 1977.

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Photo
K-301 Frigate 1976 Generic Frigate (1976-80 K-301).jpeg
K-302 Corvette 1976 Generic Corvette (Sea Kings-302).jpg
K-303 Battleship 1976 Generic K-303 BATTLE SHIP.jpeg
K-304 Aircraft Carrier 1976 Generic Aircraft Carrier (1976-77 K-304).jpeg
K-305 Subchaser 1976 Generic Image Not Available.jpg
K-306 Convoy Escort 1976 Generic Convoy Escort (1976-80-K-306).jpeg
K-307 Helicopter Carrier 1976 Generic Helicopter Carrier (1977-80 K-307).jpg
K-308 Guided Missile Destroyer 1976 Generic K-308.jpg

Adventure 2000[]

The following models were available in the Adventure 2000 range for 1977.

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Photo
K-2001 Raider Command 1977 Generic 2 piece scout truck Raider Command (1977-79 Adventure 2000).jpeg
K-2002 Flight Hunter 1977 Generic retractable wings and opening doors K-2002 Flight Hunter.jpeg
K-2003 Crusader 1977 Generic pivoting gun turret Crusader (1977-79).jpeg

Sky Busters[]

The following models were available in the Sky Busters range for 1977.

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Photo
SB-1 Lear Jet 1973 Lear Learjet (SB-1 England).jpeg
SB-2 Corsair A7D 1973 Ling-Temco-Vought Image Not Available.jpg
SB-3 A 300B 1973 Airbus Image Not Available.jpg
SB-4 Mirage F1 1973 Dassault Aviation Image Not Available.jpg
SB-5 Starfighter F-104 1973 Lockheed Starfighter F-104 (SB5).jpg
SB-6 MIG 21 1973 Mikoyan MIG 21 (1975 SB-6).jpg
SB-7 Junkers 87B 1973 Junkers Image Not Available.jpg
SB-8 Spitfire 1973 Supermarine Image Not Available.jpg
SB-9 Cessna 402 1973 Cessna Image Not Available.jpg
SB-10 Boeing 747 1973 Boeing Image Not Available.jpg
SB-11 Alpha Jet 1973 Dornier and Dassault-Breguet (joint) Alpha Jet (SB-11, Red & white).JPG
SB-12 Skyhawk A-4F 1973 Douglas, later McDonnell-Douglas Image Not Available.jpg
SB-13 DC10 1973 McDonnell-Douglas Image Not Available.jpg
SB-14 Cessna 210G 1973 Cessna Image Not Available.jpg
SB-15 Phantom F4E 1973 McDonnell, later McDonnell-Douglas Image Not Available.jpg
SB-16 Corsair F4U-4 1973 Vought SB-16 Corsair MatchBox 1973.jpg
SB-17 Ramrod 1976 Generic Image Not Available.jpg
SB-18 Wild Wind 1976 Generic Image Not Available.jpg
SB-19 Piper Commanche 1977 Piper Image Not Available.jpg
SB-20 Army Police Helicopter 1977 Generic Image Not Available.jpg
SB-21 Lightning 1977 English-Electric Image Not Available.jpg
SB-22 Tornado 1977 Panavia Image Not Available.jpg

Two Packs[]

Models of Yesteryear[]

The following models were available in the Models of Yesteryear range for 1977.

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Photo
Y-1 1936 SS 100 Jaguar 1977 Jaguar Image Not Available.jpg
Y-2 1914 Prince Henry Vauxhaul 1971 Vauxhall 1914 Prince Henry Vauxhall (Y-2, Blue).JPG
Y-3 1934 Riley MPH 1973 Riley 1934 Riley M.P.H. (Y-3, red).JPG
Y-4 1930 Model J Duesenberg Town Car 1976 Duesenberg Image Not Available.jpg
Y-5 1907 Peugeot 1969 Peugeot Image Not Available.jpg
Y-6 1913 Cadillac 1967 Cadillac 1913 Cadillac A.jpg
Y-7 1912 Rolls-Royce 1968 Rolls-Royce Image Not Available.jpg
Y-8 1914 Stutz 1969 Stutz Image Not Available.jpg
Y-9 1912 Simplex 1968 Simplex Image Not Available.jpg
Y-10 1906 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 1969 Rolls-Royce Image Not Available.jpg
Y-11 1938 Lagonda Drophead 1973 Lagonda Image Not Available.jpg
Y-12 1909 Thomas Flyabout 1967 Thomas Image Not Available.jpg
Y-13 1918 Crossley RAF Tender 1973 Crossley Image Not Available.jpg
Y-14 1931 Stutz Bearcat 1973 Stutz 1931 Stutz Bearcat (1974-78).jpg
Y-15 1930 Packard Victoria 1969 Packard Image Not Available.jpg
Y-16 1928 Mercedes SS 1972 Mercedes Image Not Available.jpg
Y-17 1938 Hispano Suiza 1973 Hispano Suiza 1938 Hispano Souza (Y-17) 1973.jpg


  1. Matchbox 1977 Catalogue, UK edition

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