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    Matchbox Die Cast Cars
    The Matchbox 35th Anniversary Superfast line of Die Cast Toys from Mattel seems to have been a hit for 2005. Seventy-Five models were released in seven waves. They were numbered 1-75 to throw back to the original Lesney Matchbox 1-75 superfast range, which was introduced in 1969. The models were supposed to appear at retail stores, but instead they have been selling by the case to collectors. And they are already commanding 5 times their suggested retail price.

    According to information on the Matchbox Community Forums, and collector web sites, there will be a 2005 series of Matchbox Superfast models! I cannot wait!

    It took until February 2005 to complete all 7 waves of 35th Anniversary Superfast cars. Collectors will refer to them as the 2004 series.

    The initial 35th Anniversary series was available only in the United States. The models for waves A, B, and C were produced in lots of 10,000. Waves D, E, F and G were produced in lots of 15,000. The Honda Element (#44) was produced in two color variations. The Chevrolet Corvette was also produced in two variations, but with only 5,000 of each.

    Now in 2005 there will be a regional US/ROW (Rest Of the World) split. Both regions will get the same numbered models. But the regions may have different colours. The US will receive 15,000 of each model, the ROW will get 7,500.

    The numbers that appear here are called the Manufacturer's numbers.

    Wave A
    42, 1957 Ford Thunderbird
    244, Jaguar XJ6
    369, Jeep Wrangler
    434, Mercedes Benz S500
    588, Dennis Sabre
    240, BMW 850i
    263, Ferrari 456 GT
    524, Land Rover Discovery
    277, Ford Mustang Cobra Convertible
    276, Dodge Viper GTS
    254, 1993 Camaro Z-28 Police
    380, Mercedes-Benz A-class

    Wave B
    423, 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera
    289, 1970 Pontiac GTO
    535, BMW X5
    600, Checker Cab
    420, Chevy Impala Police
    531, Ferrari 360 Spider
    580, Chrysler PT Convertible
    188, GMC Wrecker
    612, Pontiac Solstice
    441, Audi TT Roadster
    232, Lamborghini Diablo
    322, 1970 Ford Boss Mustang

    Wave C
    97, 1976 Chevy Corvette
    280, Plymouth Prowler
    560, 1956 Ford Sunliner
    369, 1998 Jeep Wrangler w/equipment
    328, 1970 Chevy El Camino
    356, Porsche Boxster
    544, Porsche 911 Turbo
    361, 1957 Chevy Corvette Hardtop
    629, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
    500, 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood
    138, Jaguar XK 120
    550, Chevrolet SSR

    Wave D
    558, 1961 Dodge Dart Phoenix
    327, 1933 Ford Coupe Hot Rod
    610, 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle
    663, Ford F-150 Lightning
    611, Nissan Z
    549, VW W12 Concept
    579, Mini Cooper S
    578, VW Beetle Taxi
    616, 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Hemi
    630, Chevrolet Corvette C6
    256, Humvee
    532, BMW Z8

    Wave E
    342, 1965 Ford Mustang GT
    552, VW Microbus
    559, 1957 Lincoln Premiere
    634, Ford GT
    565, Opel Speedster
    668, Mitsubishi Eclipse
    320, 1957 Chevy Bel Air Convertible
    170, Ikarus Coach
    490, Nissan X-Terra
    587, 1965 Shelby Cobra 427SC w/wind
    665, Toyota Scion Xb
    555, GMC Terradyne

    Wave F
    302, 1969 Chevy Camaro SS Convertib
    666, Hummer H3T
    451, BMW 328i Coupe
    298, 1968 Ford Mustang 428
    609, Ford Mustang GT Concept
    336, 1971 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28
    321, 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air Hardtop
    636, 1968 Mercury Cougar
    300, 1956 Ford F-100
    671, Ford GT
    561, Smart Fortwo Cabrio
    667, London Taxi

    Wave G
    673, Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG
    677, Porsche Cayenne S
    675, Dodge Charger Concept


    I am a big fan of the Matchbox trucks and service vehicles. So I am especially looking forward to these models:

    588, Dennis Sabre
    524, Land Rover Discovery

    600, Checker Cab
    420, Chevy Impala Police
    188, GMC Wrecker

    369, 1998 Jeep Wrangler w/equipment
    550, Chevrolet SSR

    663, Ford F-150 Lightning
    578, VW Beetle Taxi
    256, Humvee

    170, Ikarus Coach
    587, 1965 Shelby Cobra 427SC w/wind
    665, Toyota Scion Xb
    555, GMC Terradyne

    666, Hummer H3T
    300, 1956 Ford F-100
    667, London Taxi


    More information can be found in previous articles from Group29:
    Matchbox 35th Anniversary Wave D, E, F update 2005
    Matchbox Superfast 35th Anniversary Wave D, E, F update
    Matchbox Superfast 35th Anniversary toys
      
    Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 @ 10:20:50 UTC by BB
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    Wave A 2005 (Score: 1)
    by BB on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 @ 14:24:08 UTC
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    Here are the model numbers for the Superfast 2005 (Series II) Wave A:

    #1 1957 Ford Thunderbird
    #3 Jeep Wrangler
    #5 Mercedes Benz S500
    #11 Dennis Sabre Fire Engine
    #15 BMW 850
    #17 Ferrari 456 GT, #22 Ford Mustang Cobra
    #23 Dodge Viper GTS
    #30 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 Police Car
    #32 Mercedes-Benz A Class
    #51 Land Rover Discovery
    #57 Jaguar XJ8


    As of March 2005, these are shipping to dealers and appearing on eBay. [www.ebay.com]



    Re: Matchbox Superfast Series for 2005 - Wave A (Score: 1)
    by BB on Saturday, April 16, 2005 @ 20:17:57 UTC
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    I was able to find a complete wave A set at Toys R US for $1.99 a piece!


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