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    Matchbox Die Cast Cars
    According to the word on the street, the Matchbox Superfast 2006 line will be the last of this series of die cast toys from Mattel. The Matchbox 35th Anniversary and Matchbox 2005 sets have been great and I have picked up all waves from A to G in both series to get all 75 cars. I recently picked up the Autobahn and SUV series too. I am still on the fence as to whether I should get the 2006 series. They are underway already. There are only 15,500 castings being made of the Superfast Series 3 line.

    The waves began naming with H, seemingly picking up from Wave G at the end of the Matchbox 2005 series. The wave names come from the box designation: G5550-H is called wave H. The Superfast 2005 series started with G5550-A. Although, Mattel appears to have skipped over Wave I and has released Wave J on the heels of the Wave H. That is because the box would be G5550-I which could be mis-identified as G5550-1. The Wave O will also probably be labeled wave P because of this.

    Matchbox Streakers were new in the 1975 catalog. They were especially decaled and their boxes had the word Streakers in special type. This type has been recreated for some special Streakers models for the 2006 series. There will probably be two Streakers models in each wave of twelve, and one in the final wave for a total of thirteen. There will be probably two chase cars in each wave. Chase cars are split 7,750 each in their run of 15,500 with two different color/wheel combinations. For example, in Wave H the Scion xB will have either White or Dark green paint.

    More models with 5 spoke wheels (5SW) appear; these are my favorites.

    Wave H
    #3 1956 Cadillac El Dorado (Black & Grey)
    #8 1965 Ford Mustang GT (White) (Streakers)
    #23 Dodge Viper GTS (metallic red)
    #26 1956 Ford F-100 (metallic purple)
    #31 Ambulance (White)
    #32 Lincoln Navigator (bluish Grey)
    #38 Volvo XC90 (Black)
    #45 Ford Sunliner (Black & White)
    #56 Porsche Boxter (Metallic Silver or Metallic red chase car)
    #64 Scion xB (White or Green chase car)

    Wave H ships with two models duplicated for 10 unique models in total. This wave was supposed to have the Ford GT, but it was moved to Wave J. Also the Tractor Cab was supposed to appear. A package change caused the models to be held out.

    Wave I was skipped in the naming convention

    Wave J
    #2 2004 Ford F150 Lightning SVT (white chase car)
    #16 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 SC (red chase car) with 5SW
    #20 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo (white)
    #28 1999 Ford Falcon Police (black and white)
    #29 1998 Jeep Wrangler with Equipment (gold with black top)
    #34 2003 Nissan 350Z (burnt gold)
    #39 1987 GMC Wrecker (Silver/Black)
    #41 2004 Ford GT (red Streaker)
    #44 976 Corvette T Top (red Streaker)
    #51 Land Rover Discovery (black)
    #55 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse (white Streaker)
    #69 London Taxi with 5SW (grey with black roofline)

    There are three Streakers in this wave. The Mercury cougar and Chevy Van were preliminarily scheduled for this wave, but were replaced by the Mitsubishi Eclipse and Ford GT. Also apparently with the London taxi, there are two runs of different wheel/color combinations of 7,750 each, making it the chase car. Dealers are calling the SVT and Shelby chase cars, I am not sure this is the case. Check out the box for the 55 Eclipse to see if it printed as a reverse image!

    Here are the preliminarily scheduled other waves and their models:

    Wave K
    Porsche 959
    Porsche Cayenne
    70 Cuda Hemi Silver
    Chevy Silverado SS
    BMW 3 Series Cabrio
    Lincoln Premiere
    1970 El Camino
    GMC Bucket Truck
    City Bus
    Transporter Vehicle Rocket
    Ford Focus
    Chevrolet Corvette C6

    Wave L
    1957 Ford Thunderbird
    VW GTI
    1967 VW Transporter Bus
    Extending Ladder Fire Truck
    BMW X5
    Checker Cab
    1971 Chevy Camaro Z-28
    Chevrolet SSR
    Land Rover Ninety
    Mercedes SL55 AMG
    1969 Camaro SS
    Refuse Truck

    Wave M
    Pontiac Solstice
    1971 Chevelle SS
    Dirt Hauler
    Ford Model A
    1961 Dodge Dart Phoenix
    Hummer H3
    1968 Ford Mustang 428
    Chevy Blazer 4x4
    Chevy K-1500 Pick up
    Ford GT
    Mini Cooper S
    Mercedes Benz E-Class Taxi

    Wave N
    Jeep Liberty
    Ford Mustang GT Concept
    4x4 Chevy Van
    Jeep 4x4
    To Be Determined
    Jeep Hurricane
    Dodge Charger
    Mercedes Benz CLS
    To Be Determined
    06 VW Golf GTI
    BMW Z8
    Ford Explorer Sport Trac

    Wave O (Possibly called Wave P)
    2006 Crown Victoria
    Range Rover Sport
    Mitsubishi Eclipse

    (along with any others missed like the two in wave A)

    See also these other Group29.com articles about Matchbox Superfast new releases from 2004 and 2005 (35th anniversary and Series 2).

    The Group29 Matchbox Die Cast cars topic


    Superfast 2006 Autobahn set


    Matchbox Superfast for 2005


    Matchbox Superfast 35th anniversary (2004)



      
    Posted on Friday, July 07, 2006 @ 13:48:58 UTC by BB
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    Wave K (Score: 1)
    by BB on Thursday, November 16, 2006 @ 07:34:56 UTC
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    Wave K is only shipping with ten different models it appears. The twelve car case is filled out with two duplicates.
    Wave K
    Expected:
    #74 2004 Porsche Cayenne turbo - black with silver trim
    #4  70 Plymouth Cuda Hemi Silver - green and black (the one Streaker model)
    #13 2004 Chevy Silverado SS - black
    #25 BMW Z3 Series Cabrio - Grey or Yellow (One of the chase cars)
    #50 1957 Lincoln Premiere - red convertible
    #24 2003 Chevrolet Corvette C6 - yellow
    #63 1999 Ford Focus - silver

    Different:
    #11 Mercedes Benz E class taxi -black
    #12 2002 BMW Mini Cooper S - green with white roof
    #52 1968 Ford Mustang Cobra - White with black hood


    Did not make it:

    Porsche 959
    1970 El Camino
    GMC Bucket Truck
    City Bus
    Transporter Vehicle Rocket





    Wave L (Score: 1)
    by BB on Tuesday, January 09, 2007 @ 10:24:17 UTC
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    Wave L looks like it came out late December 2006 with only eight models

    1 1957 Ford Thunderbird - White
    10 Fire Truck (extending ladder) - White and Red
    14 BMW X5 - dark blue
    17 Volkswagen Transporter Bus - blue with white trim
    18 Land Rover Defender 90 (ninety) - black
    21 Chevrolet SSR Concept - metallic violet
    22 Refuse Truck - green body with white cab (Waste Management WM)
    33 Checker Cab - cream with olive trim


    Expected but missing:
    VW GTI
    1971 Chevy Camaro Z-28
    Mercedes SL55 AMG
    1969 Camaro SS



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