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
2008_1
MB2
New Casting for 2008
1969 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
2008_2
MB3
2008_3
MB4
2008_4
MB5
New Casting for 2008
Motor Home Toy Box
2008_5
MB6
2008_6
MB7
2008_7
MB8
New Casting for 2008
1975 Chevy Stepside
2008_8
MB9
New Casting for 2008
2008 Chevy Corvette ZR1
2008_9
MB10
New Casting for 2008
2008 Lotus Evora
2008_10
MB11
New Casting for 2008
2007 Shelby GT500 Convertible
2008_11
MB12
New Casting for 2008
Morgan Aeromax
2008_12
MB13
2008_13
MB14
2008_14
MB15
Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB16
New Casting for 2008
1974 Volkswagen Type 181
Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB17
2008_17
MB18
2008_18
MB19
Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB20
2008_20
MB21
2008_21
MB22
Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB23
2008_23
MB24
Baja Bandit
2008_24
MB25
2008_25
MB26
New Casting for 2008
Honda Civic Type R
2008_26
MB27
New Casting for 2008
Mazda 2
2008_27
MB28
Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB29
2008_29
MB30
2008_30
MB31
2008_31
MB32
2008_32
MB33
2008_33
MB34
Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB35
2008_35
MB36
Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB37
2008_37
MB38
2008_38
MB39
2008_39
MB40
2008_40
MB41
Ridge Raider
2008_41
MB42
2008_42
MB43
2008_43
MB44
Off Road Rider
2008_44
MB45
New Casting for 2008
Subaru Impreza Police
2008_45
MB46

New Casting for 2008
2006 Volkswagen Caddy

Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB47
New Casting for 2008
Garbage Truck
2008_47
MB48
Highway Hauler
Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB49
Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB50
City Bus
2008_50
MB51
2008_51
MB52
Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB53
2008_53
MB54
2008_54
MB55
New Casting for 2008
Volkswagen T2 Bus
Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB56
Desert Thunder V16
2008_56
MB57
New Casting for 2008
Quarry King
2008_57
MB58
New Casting for 2008
Scraper
Photo: David Tilley
Photo: David Tilley
MB59
Ground Breaker
2008_59
MB60
Power Lift
2008_60
MB61
2008_61
MB62
New Casting for 2008
Rock Crawler II
2008_62
MB63
Dirt Hauler
2008_63
MB64
New Casting for 2008
Ford F-100 Panel Delivery
2008_64
MB65
Tractor
2008_65
MB66
Tractor Plow
2008_66
MB67
Guzzler
2008_67
MB68
2008_68
MB69
2008_69
MB70
2008_70
MB71
2008_71
MB72
2008_72
MB73
Ladder Truck
2008_73
MB74
2008_74
MB75
New Casting for 2008
Pierce Fire Engine
2008_75