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1998 Matchbox Variations
Matchbox Variations Missing from The Encyclopedia of Matchbox Toys, Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition
These Variations were listed in the dated Monthly Update but are now condensed. I personnaly feel that to many Dollors have been invested in collecting variations for these to become a minor variation and not listed in the Revised Book. These are not all the variations that have been left out of the New Book, but a few examples.
MATCHBOX NUMBER UPDATE BOOK DATE DESCRIPTION
AS APPEARING IN MONTHLY UPDATE
MB10-F-22 ? Dodge Viper: Green body, blue base, tan interior, smoke windows, 5SCSW, NONE tempa, CLOSED CAST GRILLE, Thailand casting
AS APPEARING IN NEW BOOK
MB10-F-16 REVISED Dodge Viper: Green body, tan interior,smoke windows, NO tempa, 5SCSW, Thailand casting(NOT WITH OR WITH OUT OPEN OR CAST CLOSED GRILLE
AS APPEARING IN MONTHLY UPDATE
MB15-K- N/A Ford Transit: With Type A & B bases
AS APPEARING IN NEW BOOK
MB15-K- N/A Ford Transit: Eliminated all A & B base type's and consolidated them under(plain)base. Eleminates 1/2 of the variations.
AS APPEARING IN MONTHLY UPDATE
MB26-D- ? Cosmic Blue Hemi: Orange body, 5 arch front & 5 crown rear wheels, black exhausts, HEMI & STRIPES tempa, SMALL 1972 DATE cast, Thailand casting I have left the off the Catalog number on severa of the Cosmic Blues, as they changed frequently and became confusing
MB26-D- Jul 96 Cosmic Blue Hemi: Orange body, 5 arch front & 5 crown rear wheels, black exhausts, HEMI & STRIPES tempa, LARGE 1972 DATE cast, Thailand casting
MB26-D- ? Cosmic Blue Hemi: Orange body, 5 arch front & 5 crown rear wheels, black exhauste, HEMI & STRIPES tempa, SMALL 1972 DATE cast, China casting
MB26-D- ? Cosmic Blues Hemi: Pale orange body, gloss black base, blue windows, 5 arch front & 5 crown rear wheels, black grille/side exhausts, HEMI & STRIPES tempa, SMALL 1972 DATE cast, Thailand casting
MB26-D- Mar 96 Cosmic Blue Hemi: Black body, pearly silver base, blue windows, 5 arch front & 5 crown rear wheels, ORANGE & WHITE FLAMES tempa, gray grille/side exhausts, SMALL 1972 DATE cast, Thailand casting
MB26-D- June 96 Cosmic Blue Hemi: Black body, pearly silver base, blue windows, 5 arch front & 5 crown rear wheels, ORANGE & WHITE FLAMES tempa, gray grille/side exhausts, LARGE 1972 DATE cast, Thailand casting
MB26-D- Apr 96 Cosmic Blue Hemi: Orange red body, black base, blue windows, 5 arch front & 5 crown rear wheels, gray exhausts/grille, DANDELION/DYSLEXICON tempa, SMALL 1972 DATE cast, Thailand casting
MB26-D- June 96 Cosmic Blue Hemi: Orange red body, black base, blue windows, 5 arch front & 5 crown rear wheels, gray exhausts/grille, DANDELION/DYSLEXICON tempa, LARGE 1972 DATE cast, Thailand casting
MB26-D- ? Cosmic Blue Hemi: Metallic green body, 5 arch front & 5 crown rear wheels, black exhausts, ORANGE & WHITE FLAMES tempa, SMALL 1972 DATE cast, Thailand casting
MB26-D-17 Mar 97 Cosmic Blue Hemi: Metallic green body, 5 arch front & 5 crown rear wheels, black exhausts, ORANGE & WHITE FLAMES tempa, LARGE 1972 DATE cast, Thailand casting
MB26-D-18 Mar 97 Cosmic Blue Hemi: Metallic gold body, gloss black base, blue windows, 5 arch front & 5 crown rear wheels, black grille & exhausts, NONE tempa, LARGE 1972 DATE cast, Thailand casting
MB26-D- ? Cosmic Blue Hemi: Metallic gold body, gloss black base, blue windows, 5 arch front & 5 crown rear wheels, black grille & exhausts, NONE tempa, SMALL 1972 DATE cast, Thailand casting
MB26-D-20 Feb 98 Cosmic Blue Hemi: Red body, chrome base, blue windows, 5 arch front & 5 crown rear wheels, chrome grille/side exhausts, BIG BANGER tempa, SMALL 1972 DATE cast, Thailand casting(PC13-$4.00 cost)
MB26-D-19 Dec 97 Cosmic Blue Hemi: Red body, chrome base, blue windows, 5 arch front & 5 crown rear wheels, chrome grille/side exhausts, BIG BANGER tempa, LARGE 1972 DATE cast, Thailand casting(PC13-$4.00 cost)
AS APPEARING IN NEW BOOK
MB26-D-8 REVISED Cosmic Blue Hemi: Orange body, 5 arch front & 5 crown rear wheels, black exhausts, HEMI & STRIPES tempa, China casting(Left off Small 1972 Date Cast)
MB26-D-9 REVISED Cosmic Blue Hemi: Orange body, 5 arch front & 5 crown rear wheels, black exhausts, HEMI & STRIPES tempa, Thailand casting(Left off Small & Large 1972 Date Cast)
MB26-D-10 REVISED Cosmic Blue Hemi: Black body, pearly silver base, 5 arch front & 5 crown rear wheels, gray exhausts, WHITE & ORANGE FLAMES tempa, Thailand casting(Left off Small & Large 1972 Date cast)
MB26-D-11 REVISED Cosmic Blue Hemi: Orange-Red body, 5 arch front & 5 crown rear wheels, gray exhausts, DANDELION/DSYLEXICON tempa, Thailand casting(Left off Small & Large 1972 date Cast)
MB26-D-13 REVISED Cosmic Blue Hemi: Metallic green body, 5 arch front & 5 crown rear wheels, black exhausts, ORANGE & WHITE FLAMES tempa, Thailand castingLeft off Small & Large 1972 date cast)
MB26-D-14 REVISED Cosmic Blue Hemi: Metallic gold body, 5 arch front & 5 crown rear wheels, black exhausts, NO tempa, Thailand casting(Left off Small & Large 1972 date cast)
MB26-D-15 REVISED Cosmic Blue Hemi: Red body, chrome base, 5 arch front & 5 crown rear wheels, chrome exhausts, BIG BANGER tempa(Left off Small & Large 1972 date cast)
AS APPEARING IN MONTHLY UPDATE
MB38-E- N/A Model A Ford: Listed with A, B & C, D license plate type. K & J Sub bases
AS APPEARING IN NEW BOOK
MB38-E- N/A Model A Ford: Eleminated all seperate licences plates and Sub BasesA loss Official Record of a lot of Collected Variations
AS APPEARING IN MONTHLY UPDATE
MB40-I-1 MAY 95, JAN 96, APR 96 Ford Mondeo: Blue body, tan interior, clear windows, Black(WITH SCALE CAST ON BASE) base, "15 ICS & (BLUE)MONDEO(ON SIDES) tempa, S6SSW, Thailand casting
MB40-I-2 JAN 96 Ford Mondeo: Blue body, tan interior, clear windows, black(WITH SCALE CAST ON BASE)base, "15 & ICS & RED MONDEO ON SIDES("15 IN DIFFERENT PRINT STYLE)tempa, S6SSW, Thailand casting
MB40-I-3 APR 96 Ford Mondeo: Blue body, tan interior, clear windows, black(WITH OUT ON BASE)base, 15 ICS W/RED MONDEO ON SIDES tempa, S6SSW, Thailand casting
MB40-I-4 APR 96 Ford Mondeo: Blue body, tan interior, clear windows, black(WITHOUT SCALE CAST ON BASE)base, 15 ICS W/WLUE MONDEO ON SIDES tempa, Thailand casting
AS APPEARING IN NEW BOOK
MB40-G-1REVISED Ford Mondeo: Blue body, tan interior, S6SSW, 15 ICS W/BLUE MONDEO tempa, Thailand casting(NOT WITH OR WITH OUT SCALE CAST
MB40-G-2REVISED Ford Mondeo: Blue body, tan interior, S6SSW, 15 ICS W/RED MONDEO tmepa, Thailand casting(NOT WITH OR WITH OUT SCALE CAST
AS APPEARING IN MONTHLY UPDATE
MB49-IREVISED VW CONCEPT 1: Orange body, black interior, black roof, 5SCSW, VW tempa, Thailand casting
MB49-IREVISED VW CONCEPT 1: Orange body, black interior, black roof, 5SCSW, INVERTED VW tempa, Thailand casting
AS APPEARING IN NEW BOOK
MB49I-8REVISED VW CONCEPT 1: Orange body, orange base, black interior, clear windows, 5SCSW, BLACK ROOF W/VW EMBLEMS(No Number assigned to the variation with Inverted VW Emblems)Although there is a note making mention of this variation, an intentional or untentionl upside placing of the Emblem should not be considered a minor variation.