2008

informationThis year Matchbox actually have 3 different basic ranges for 2008. For USA/Canada/Australia and New Zealand markets (hereafter called the US range), the range will expand to 100 models. However, this will not be listed on this site.

The second of these is for Latin America (hereafter known as LAAM). The idea is that certain vehicles would not sell too well in LAAM, mainly the city service style vehicles. This range will consist of 75 models.

The ROW range (Rest of World) will cover the UK. These are the small blister communities (mainly Europe and the UK). As with the LAAM range, the ROW range will only consist of 75 models, again with 23 of them receiving a 2nd colour, totaling 98 models. However, the changes for the ROW range mainly incorporate the removal of various US muscle, SUV and pick up style vehicles that would not be as popular outside of the US market.

(Adapted from December 2008 Ambassador report by David Tilley)

Additional photographs by Dan Zsebehazy.

Model No.
Model Name
Brand
Image
MB1
New Casting for 2008
1968 Citroën DS
Photo: David Tilley
MB2
New Casting for 2008
1969 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
Photo: David Tilley
MB3
Photo: David Tilley
MB4
Photo: David Tilley
MB5
New Casting for 2008
Motor Home Toy Box
Photo: David Tilley
MB6
Photo: David Tilley
MB7
Photo: David Tilley
MB8
New Casting for 2008
1975 Chevy Stepside
Photo: David Tilley
MB9
New Casting for 2008
2008 Chevy Corvette ZR1
Photo: David Tilley
MB10
New Casting for 2008
2008 Lotus Evora
Photo: David Tilley
MB11
New Casting for 2008
2007 Shelby GT500 Convertible
Photo: David Tilley
MB12
New Casting for 2008
Morgan Aeromax
Photo: David Tilley
MB13
Photo: David Tilley
MB14
Photo: David Tilley
MB15
Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB16
New Casting for 2008
1974 Volkswagen Type 181
Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB17
Photo: David Tilley
MB18
Photo: David Tilley
MB19
Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB20
Photo: David Tilley
MB21
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MB22
Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB23
Photo: David Tilley
MB24
Baja Bandit
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MB25
Photo: David Tilley
MB26
New Casting for 2008
Honda Civic Type R
Photo: David Tilley
MB27
New Casting for 2008
Mazda 2
Photo: David Tilley
MB28
Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB29
Photo: David Tilley
MB30
Photo: David Tilley
MB31
Photo: David Tilley
MB32
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MB33
Photo: David Tilley
MB34
Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB35
Photo: David Tilley
MB36
Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB37
Photo: David Tilley
MB38
Photo: David Tilley
MB39
Photo: David Tilley
MB40
Photo: David Tilley
MB41
Ridge Raider
2008_41
MB42
Photo: David Tilley
MB43
Photo: David Tilley
MB44
Off Road Rider
Photo: David Tilley
MB45
New Casting for 2008
Subaru Impreza Police
Photo: David Tilley
MB46

New Casting for 2008
2006 Volkswagen Caddy

Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB47
New Casting for 2008
Garbage Truck
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MB48
Highway Hauler
Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB49
Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB50
City Bus
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MB51
Photo: David Tilley
MB52
Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB53
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MB54
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MB55
New Casting for 2008
Volkswagen T2 Bus
Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB56
Desert Thunder V16
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MB57
New Casting for 2008
Quarry King
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MB58
New Casting for 2008
Scraper
Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB59
Ground Breaker
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MB60
Power Lift
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MB61
Photo: David Tilley
MB62
New Casting for 2008
Rock Crawler II
Photo: David Tilley
MB63
Dirt Hauler
Photo: David Tilley
MB64
New Casting for 2008
Ford F-100 Panel Delivery
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MB65
Tractor
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MB66
Tractor Plow
2008_66
MB67
Guzzler
2008_67
MB68
Photo: David Tilley
MB69
Photo: David Tilley
MB70
Photo: David Tilley
MB71
Photo: David Tilley
MB72
Photo: David Tilley
MB73
Ladder Truck
2008_73
MB74
Photo: David Tilley
MB75
New Casting for 2008
Pierce Fire Engine
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