Volkswagen Type 181 (1974)
Debut Series Outdoor Adventure
Produced 2008-Present
Number MB738
Scale 1:59
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Creeping through the rainforest in search of a rare new monkey species, you hear the menacing growl of a hungry jaguar. Luckily, your Volkswagen Type 181 with its compact design can reverse unnoticed and then hammer through the jungle terrain before mama jaguar pounces for dinner!
—From 2010 and 2011 Jungle Explorers versions


The Volkswagen Type 181 (1974) has been issued in the following versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
MB76 2008 1-100: Outdoor Adventure 1/12 Yellow Black, White, Silver, Red and Orange tampos Black / Plastic Smoke Black M001f M4382 Thailand "'75 Volkswagen Thing" on card.
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MB93 2009 1-100: Outdoor Sportsman 5/12 Light Blue Silver accents Black / Plastic Smoke White Ringed Disc - 1288cf P2973 P6437 Thailand Base Code(s): B09 0993-VWThingBlue
MB93 2009 1-100: Outdoor Sportsman 5/12 Orange Black stripe on sides and Silver accents Black / Plastic Smoke Black Ringed Disc - 1288cf P6525 Thailand 0993-WVThingOrange
MB98 2010 1-100: Jungle Explorers 4/6 Tan Brown Doors, Dark Green Camo, "Jungle Safari," "Stay In Vehicle" Black / Plastic Smoke Brown Ringed Disc Tan R5009 Thailand Variations: Also available with faint light green camo or gray hubs. MB93-VW Type 181-R5009-A
N/A 2010 Lesney Edition Red Black lower stripe, "The Thing", detailed trim Black / Metal Smoke Black Ringed Disc - 1288cf R1281 Thailand Lesney Edition 74 Volkswagen Type 181
MB98 2011 1-100: Jungle Explorers 4/6 White Black zebra stripes, dual gold lower stripes, "Jungle Thing" between lower stripes, "Base Camp" above rear wheel well Black / Plastic Smoke Maroon WhiteRinged Disc - 1288cf T8971 Thailand Base Code(s): D05 MB98 2011 White
MB738 2011 Volkswagen 5-Pack Pearl White Detailed tampo Black / Plastic Clear Black Ringed Disc - 1288cf V0316 Thailand Base Code(s): D22 2011-5P-VolkswagenType181-White
MB82 2013 1-120: MBX Explorers Metallic Bronze Black stripe on sides and Silver accents Black / Plastic Sky Blue Black Austin Mini Cooper 1275S - IMG 4912-2 Y0871 Thailand Base Code(s): F36, F38 MB-82 Volkswagen Type 181
N/A 2015 5-Pack: Jungle Crew Matte Light Blue Elephant symbol, VW, Silver / Plastic Clear Olive Green 65px-M001f Thailand Base code(s): H45, H46 Volkswagen Type 181 2015 5Pack Jungle
N/A 2015 5-Pack: Jurassic World Desert/Island Maroon D5, JURASSIC WORLD tampo Light Brown / Plastic Blue tint Light Brown Black Rim Ringed Disc Gold Orange CJM07 Thailand Base code(s): H10 Volkswagen Type 181 (2015 Jurassic World)
N/A 2016 5-Pack: Shark Week Gunmetal Blue MAKO, SHARK WEEK tampo Black / Plastic Smoke Black Blue Wheel Thailand Base code(s): J29 Volkswagen Type 181 (2016 Shark Week)
MB75 2019 1-100: MBX Off-Road 2/20 Light Blue Detailed trim Black / Plastic Smoke White Ringed Disc - 1288cf FYR81 GJC08 Thailand Base code(s): L52, M03, M04, M06 Volkswagen Type 181 (2019 RE)
MB33 2020 1-100: MBX Jungle Olive Green Detailed trim & "The Thing" Beige / Plastic Smoke Beige Ringed Disc - 1288cf GKL00 Thailand Base code(s): M39, M42 Volkswagenthing2020


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