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MB723 Volkswagen Beetle 4x4

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This casting was designed in 2006 by an un-credited MB staff person(s) in 1:57 scale. It debuted in 2007; in the Matchbox 1-75 Metal Series, in the Desert Endurance Segment. As of 2021, it has been released 18 times according to the Fandom current listings.

I picked up my first version of this casting back in 2015. It is from the 2014, 1-120 Metal Series, MBX Explorers Segment and was Toy # BDT60 in the USA and BFJ30 in the ROW. All of these castings have been made in Thailand since 2007. Only one base plate date code has been noted as G43 for this distribution.


2014 Matchbox Volkswagen Beetle 4X4
by Milton Fox, on Flickr


2014 Matchbox Volkswagen Beetle 4X4
by Milton Fox, on Flickr

As always! Feel free to add images and the story behind your own versions of the (2006) Volkswagen Beetle 4x4s. 馃
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MB723. Volkswagen Beetle 4x4. From the 2007 MBX Metal series. Although MB claim a scale of 1:57 I would put it at closer to 1:60. A metal on plastic, 2006 casting produced in Thailand. A generic racing livery. There is a lot going on here. Nudge bar with two spotlights, a sparse interior with medical kit & other bits up on the rear parcel rack. Head & Tail lights detailed. The engine is part of the interior & the window insert goes all the way to the front post. A sunroof to top it off. I like.
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The 2009 Desert Adventure release. All as above other than a new generic racing livery.
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The 2019 No Road No Problem multipack issue in Gulf livery.
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