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... Mangodance's Matchbox/Lesney Volkswagen Toy Car Guide

Welcome to my Matchbox/Lesney Volkswagen Toy Car Guide. Like most areas on my page, there is a lot of construction yet to do. Updates happen often, please pardon the dust! You can see a picture of each model by clicking on the name (still under construction). Also, in the PROMO section (already partially built and coming soon) , you can click on the link in the notes section to take you to the source where I got mine.

5 Pack Gift Sets

MODEL

RELEASE

COLOR & PKG

WHEELS

NOTES

'62 Beetle (released in 1999)

36816

Light blue with black "cloth" sunroof, white interior, tinted green windows, and a silver base. Car has white VW-man and "Beetle" tampo on each side. Hanger box is orange and open on front and back to reveal plastic insert with all 5 cars. black plastic wheels on STAR with 5 SPOKE wheels (Mattel calls these wheels PR-5s) Beetle is in the "Cars, Cars, Cars" 5 pack. 1/58 scale. Made in China.
'62 Beetle (released in 1999)   Light blue with black "cloth" sunroof, white interior, tinted green windows, and a silver base. Car has white VW-man and "Beetle" tampo on each side. Packaged in plastic tube with orange endcaps. black plastic wheels on STAR with 5 SPOKE wheels (Mattel calls these wheels PR-5s) Beetle is in the "Cars, Cars, Cars" 5 pack. 1/58 scale. Made in China. Tube packaging only seen at Target Stores.
         

10 Pack Starter Sets (2000)

MODEL

RELEASE

COLOR & PKG

WHEELS

NOTES

VW Transporter

96637

"Richie's Pizza"    
VW Concept One 96637 Black with yellow tampo.    
         

Matchbox Books (Mattel & Pleasant Company Publications)

MODEL

RELEASE

COLOR & PKG

WHEELS

NOTES

New Beetle, prelim photo shows front, back and car closeup ISBN:

1-58485-217-8
light metallic green, in small blister formed to a tab on a children's book black plastic wheels on STAR with 5 SPOKE wheels (Mattel calls these wheels PR-5s) Book and vehicle made in China. Book is entitled "WASH ME". It has 2 UPC codes: 723232052172 and 9781584852179. In addition to the ISBN, there is the following number: 0001020304HH54321
New Beetle, prelim photo shows front, back and car closeup   light metallic green, in small blister formed to a tab on a children's book black plastic wheels on STAR with 5 SPOKE wheels (Mattel calls these wheels PR-5s) As above. This title also came packed in a 3-pack of MatchboxBoard Books (Safari and Dive!). They were packaged in an open topped box, shrinkwrapped and stickers applied. Box (under shrinkwrap) suggests retail is $17.85, but SAMS Club price was $8.98. Sticker UPC says "SWC # 804074", and UPC "723232001880".


Series Cars (1999-)

These regular series cars are packaged in small hanger window boxes. Assortment 33500.

MODEL

RELEASE

COLOR & PKG

WHEELS

NOTES

         
VW Concept One (#34)

96199

Green with black interior. black plastic wheels on STAR with 5 SPOKE wheels (Mattel calls these wheels PR-5s)  
1967 Delivery Van (#52)

96218

Silvery light blue with black and white motorcycle rider & "TNT Tour" tampo, tinted windows & white interior. black plastic wheels on STAR with 5 SPOKE wheels (Mattel calls these wheels PR-5s)  
1967 Transporter (#59)

37489

White over red with tinted widows, black & white UFO, alien and space tampos, and a red interior. black plastic wheels on STAR with 5 SPOKE wheels (Mattel calls these wheels PR-5s)  
Concept 1 Beetle Cabrio (#61)

96291

White with tan interior, black base. black plastic wheels on STAR with 5 SPOKE wheels (Mattel calls these wheels PR-5s)  
Concept 1 Beetle Convertible (#61)

96228

Metal flake blue, beige interior, and a black base. black plastic wheels on STAR with 5 SPOKE wheels (Mattel calls these wheels PR-5s)  
Sand Speeder

37562

Blue with black caging, black & white stripe & mountain tampo, grey seats and engine.    



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