Matchbox unveils its second Mercedes Benz…

You had to figure the Unimog was coming.

When Matchbox let it be known that Mercedes was back, there were two models that seemed fresh for a return.  One is the SLR McLaren, which we hope to see soon.  The other is the fantastic Unimog U300, and sure enough, it is back:

A photo posted by @matchboxworld on May 26, 2016 at 5:55pm PDT


The Jurassic World series is coming soon, and this is the second model we know of, joining the Explorer:


So far, that is a great series.  Makes you wonder if this one has a Jurassic Future:

7 Replies to “Matchbox unveils its second Mercedes Benz…”

  1. Glad to see the Unimog back but not keen on the Jurassic World look. Hopefully it will be issued in the basic range in a plain color scheme with no wacky tampos.

  2. Glad the Unimog is back, but as for JP–not again. I too hope it has a mainline release later on with a normal paint scheme–non JP. The 4×4 Scrambulance was better, as the Unimog in the film was an ambulance, not a pickup.

    The Jurassic Park line in my area is still on the shelves–they can't sell them, no one wants them. In fact, one store replaced 3/4 of their mainline pegs with what didn't sell (which had been on an endcap).

    It would have helped the sales of the line in the first place if the Mercedes license had been secured again back before the line came out, as Mercedes had a huge product placement in the film, and it wouldn't have been a pegwarmer. Hopefully, the Mercedes license helps these models move better.

  3. What’s with the complains about it being a JW vehicle? They are most likely re-use it for something else anyways. You know, it’s not like Matchbox, Hot Wheels etc. release their cars again and again in different colors or something like that.

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