Matchbox Monday looks at the first half of 2022 Batch D basics

This week it is back to normality again. With batches now appearing thick and fast in the basic range, I think we are due to try and catch up again. Batch D is actually fairly small in comparison to others, only sporting 14 models in it. To fill up a case, we did see some older models continue on for more production runs. I guess this is something we will start getting more used to, as they did announce that for 2023, we are going to be moving back to the 4-weekly roll out of new items, which I guess will feature previous batches mixed in to pad them out again. So as of next year, I will likely run through each batch as one, but for this being a group of 14, I have split it in half. There are 7 I am previewing here, and another 7 will feature in an upcoming report. And as always, I am extremely grateful to Wheel Collectors in USA, as they shipped these out to me in the UK to feature on the blog. So time to get stuck in.

Which begins this time out with the MB1239 ’18 Toyota Hilux. For 2022 it comes in green with simple front and rear printing. It is taking the MB40 slot in the basic range.

It is a lovely little casting, and this is its second year of release. I have to admit, I do usually prefer the simple front and rear printed models. Occasionally they may come out with such a cool side design that I just love, but they cannot go wrong with the front and rear detailed look.

These are the nice and simple designs that I feel Matchbox excels at. Sure, we get the old adage of the “rear lights not wrapping around the side” that has often plagued models. It can be quite tough sometimes to get that in with their wafer thin costs versus pricepoint issue. These are small and cheap toys, and they have such a tiny wafer of margin to make a profit on making them, that sometimes a few things that would be nice to do just have to be overlooked or otherwise it would be made at a loss. And what is the point of that? I don’t mind too much, although I know some people get really annoyed with it.

And me being me, I also love this! I showed the long blister, but Wheel Collectors do sell power grab boxes too. And for some reason, the power grab issue for this is coming out in a totally different green.

I mean, that is a serious difference. The long blister is almost a greyish green in comparison to the bright green of the power grab model.

Now I cannot guarantee that all power grabs are like this. The Power Grab here was dated R15 and long blister R18. But they could sport different production codes so good luck if you do want to try and get both variants.

This is year 2 for the casting, as it only debuted last year in red. It was MB13 in 2021.

It came with the same tampo treatment, but obviously the rear wasn’t as noticeable because it was red anyway. But as I said, those sorts of things are not a big thing for me. I like this, and I like the simple front and rear printing. I was unable to find a shade to the debut red. I think I made up for it this year. Ha ha!

This then brings us to a new casting. The MB1286 Tesla Model X. They definitely are throwing a lot of Teslas at us at the moment.

It takes the MB53 slot in the range and comes in a metallic blue with simple front and rear detailing again.

Being a large SUV, I see that Matchbox went with a large panoramic roof section to keep weight down. It is getting quite common on vehicles now.

Oh and this too is sporting a nice shade between Power Grab and blister issues. The Power Grab is a lighter shade of blue. This is proving to be a bit of a fun batch.

The Zero Emissions rear license plate is quite common with Tesla tampo prints too. It is a nice look, and blue does seem to stand out a bit more than some of the others we have seen. It was not white or dark red.

Being a new casting, I show a base shot again. The Power Grab here was dated R14 compared to the R18 of the blister one. I do notice that this time it was not specified as a year. Many models do seem to specify their year, but not this time.

Unlike the previous casting. The MB1142 ’17 Tesla X. That one didn’t have “Model” on it.

Of course that was a Moving Parts model. Originally debuting in the 2019 series, it only came in dark red so far. Although a new black one is coming later this year.

When released 3 years ago, of course the opening feature would be the one that people remember most. The rear gullwing doors. Now it is being added to the basic range, this did mean the whole roof section would need to be rebuilt.

Although when you look at the 2, I think they really just started from scratch again. There are lots of differences between the castings. The interior is a completely different build. The rear is completely different. I think the newer blue one is an updated version of the real vehicle.

You can also see that as part of the build, they used the interior section on the basic range to form the wheel arches. On the Moving Parts version that came from the base section. Of course with the lack of a need for opening strength, any pillars are almost hidden in the window section too.

Even the window wipers moved. Going from body to window. With the large panoramic view inside the blue, you really get to see all the detailing given to the interior. The camera angle doesn’t really show just how different the entire interior build is. The front end is actually pretty similar. But I think in the last few years, Tesla have not really changed it, so logically it would be.

I have to admit, if the Moving Parts model was not to have been used again, I could see why they added it to the basic range. But now the Moving Parts one is returning again, was there a big need for a basic too? Especially with all the other Teslas in there. I always feel that with only so many slots (100 for basic and 50 for Moving Parts), that gives them the capability of making 150 different vehicles. This one, a bit like the BMW i8, getting both castings, I feel it may be just a loss of a chance for something really different. If that makes sense. I do actually like this basic. But having a Moving Parts one already just makes this perhaps unnecessary.

Getting a run here. After the MB53 slot we move to the MB54 slot in the basic range and year 2 for the MB1238 ’62 Plymouth Savoy.

For 2022 the model comes in white with simple pin striping down the sides.

And a nice simple rear print. The front is left blank as it is mainly used up with the chrome. This is a lovely tampo design, and is “almost” the same as the debut version.

I did say almost, as if you remember last year the model arrived in black as MB12. But there was a tony little error that slipped through.

Because the debut also saw a simple side pin striping detail. But look carefully. Above the stripe on the door in tiny letters was the word Plymouth. But on the driver’s side, they accidentally put the print on backwards. Perfect if you are looking in a mirror, but most people don’t tend to check the models out in mirrors. The passenger side was correctly applied reading normally. For 2022, they have made sure not to duplicate the error.

Because as I said, this model sported the same tampo printing elsewhere. Even down to the license plate, although last year it was silver on red, and this year is black on silver. I do love these simple looks, and consistency.

Where are we? Lets see, MB53, MB54, yes now on MB55. This is the lovely MB1236 ’19 Subaru Forester. I really like this casting, and was really looking forward to getting another.

Now I have to admit, there does appear to be an huge influx of these metallic dark red vehicles lately. But when you check, the Forester comes in crimson red pearl as one of its colour choices. That is basically this colour. So you cannot complain about this basically being a replica of another real look for the car. I do like red. I just see so many coming in red lately that I just wonder if it is perhaps being over-used.

But when you do take it one model at a time, on this it does look lovely. And yes they have managed to just nudge the tampo around the rear. Although it still didn’t quite fit the entire section. I notice these things. Not for complaining, but beating other people to the punch.

And of course, this was the same printing that appeared on the 2021 debut look. And if you remember, this model has flipped with the Toyota shown above. That debuted in dark red and went green, this debuted in green and went dark red.

Although I do notice that the rear lights did fit the side edge detail better last year. But I am still loving this. I can’t wait for more Foresters to arrive.

Oh do I like this, or do I like this? The MB1198 ’94 Chevy Caprice Classic Police. It is taking the MB67 slot for the 2022 range.

It appears in silver with a skybusters Security design on the sides. I love how they utilize some of the logos they already have in the design.

And of course, this is not the first time we have seen this design either.

Because this is a recurring theme. In 2020 they released the MB821 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor in the basic range in the same livery. Although you may notice that was a “police” compared to “security for the Caprice. I think that makes it even cooler, as they took the look and didn’t just duplicate it, but thought about it first.

Of course that did feature a wheel variation during production, as most tended to sport the same disk wheels as the Caprice, but some were found with 6-spokes instead.

Funnily enough, this model has now seen a double release each year. If you remember, it debuted in the 2020 basic range as MB7 in an NYPD livery. Really cool.

It was also added to the MBX Marine Rescue 5-pack that year in blue, which I did notice was prone to a little shading during production.

For 2021, it continued in the basic range in white, but now the MB32 release for the year sported a Royal Canadian Mounted Police livery.

And it also saw its first security themed livery too, as the 9-pack semi-exclusive in white had a Bosque Security livery on the side. Well, on one side.

Because the other side had the design “badly” taken off and a police auction label and taxi sign gaffer taped to the side. Such a cool livery. You do know I will likely show both sides every time I pull that model out again.

And as we have recently seen, it was also a 9-pack exclusive issue this year too. This time in black with a San Luis Obispo livery on the sides.

So this model is getting a double release each year. Will it get 2 outings for 2023 too. We will have to wait to see. Do you notice all 6 have disk wheels, with just the middle disk highlighted? I love consistency.

I can’t believe that until now we had never seen a pink MB765 ’64 Austin Mini Cooper 1275S before. That is a cool and different colour choice. I remember back in the 1970s, many Matchbox models came in pink. Lately we have seen a number of models sporting pink looks again. Still no Cadillac One though. I keep mentioning it, as one day I hope they will hear me and do one.

This model takes the MB78 slot in the basic range for 2022, and has a nice double stripe front end look. It has been a while since we saw this specific look on the casting.

Although it is rather plain elsewhere. But I don’t mind. It looks so cute in pink.

And this is also proving to be good for shade variations, as the pink itself appears to be coming out quite pale on some.

A very noticeable difference in this one.

The power grab I had was dated R15 in a paler look, but the blistered one didn’t have the date stamped on it. Oops! Somebody forgot. Still, I had the blister still (as I hadn’t tidied up the remains and thrown in the recycling bin yet). That was just reminding us that it was indeed an R18, even if the model didn’t say so.

Now as the oldie in this batch, this does sport quite the rich history. It all started in 2009, when they finally added a classic Mini to the basic range for the first time in standard road going form. The only one before was a racing one, which was then modified into something even weirder too. It was chosen to be a double release for the debut year, and MB2 that year started off in red, which I did notice was good for a shade.

It later turned British Racing Green, and I did get a shade, but it isn’t as noticeable as the red.

It was also one of the promotional issues for the 2009 Gathering in Albuquerque NM. Being the dealer model that year, it came in a dark green with full detailing. Plus a cheeky nod to it being the 50th Anniversary of the Mini too.

2010 saw the model get confused. Or should I say the factory get confused. Walmart had requested something exclusive, and this was before they set up the unique series that would only be found in Walmart stores in USA (although outside USA may be found in other places). But Mattel’s first attempt at something unique was to create 4 unique looks for USA Walmart stores. The plan was that for other stores in USA and in other markets a model would come in 1 look, and Walmart USA would have something different. 3 of the 4 worked out, but the Mini? They made a small mistake. This was supposed to be the non-Walmart USA issue. It was MB19 and came in off white. I did notice some were coming out quite creamy looking. But due to a small blooper, this was only produced on US long blister for non-Walmart stores.

Walmart stores saw this blue release with checks going over the top. Again, I was doing well, finding shades again. But the LAAM and ROW market blisters all saw this look instead of the white one. Oh dear. The 2010 experiment only lasted that 1 year, and they went away and came up with the side-ranges for Walmart instead. For 2023, USA Target stores are looking at getting this type of treatment with some exclusives mixed in with basics. As we know, they too have done this before, and the first year also saw a few blips, but year 2 did work out a little better. Hopefully 2023 will run smoothly. I stay optimistic.

2010 also saw the model appear in the first year of the Lesney Edition series. This was an evolution of the Superfast series which was dropped after 2009, where models would now sport a metal body and metal base. This made them very heavy compared to other issues. I think this might have been the debut for the Lyons Bros livery, which is one of Michael Heralda’s ones.

For 2011, we saw the model stay in the MB19 position for another year. It came in blue with the exact same front end treatment that the new pink one has seen. This is the sort of thing I love. It was about time they repeated this look, as I thought it was so cool. And I love the fact that it now comes in blue and pink.

The model took 2012 off before going a little nuts in 2013. It was MB12 in the basic range, and came in red again. Except this time, instead of a black roof and front details, it came with this very 60s looking side design,

It was also a part of the 60th Anniversary series, where it came in gold with a Union Flag roof. That particular gold paint has always been pretty good for shades.

And it was also a 10-pack exclusive. For this, the model only received the top detail. The whole set of 10-pack exclusives that year followed the same pattern. A single tampo print going over the top of a classic car, which would incorporate the 60th Anniversary logo in it.

After all that activity in 2013, it would be 4 years before we would see it again. It returned to the basic range as MB117 in a very “Bean-like” looking light green with black bonnet (or hood in USA) look, that looked a lot like the vehicle that Mr Bean drove for the majority of his TV series. Of course it wasn’t quite the look, but had a lot of people talking. I did notice the green was a little shady too.

It took another year off before returning in 2019 as MB96 in a rather “out of left field” look. A Taxi livery. Yes, another in the long line of me finding shades on.

Plus we also saw this lovely little seasonal 5-pack release too in red. The Happy Holidays pack appeared for a short while late in the year.

For 2020, Matchbox had secured the Mr Bean license, and the basic range MB30 was an actual replica of his car, which meant a British numberplate on the front for SLW 287R (the plate on the car Mr Bean drove) and the proper yellow-green look for the Mini. As I said, the green from 2017 was not the correct shade. Mr Bean’s is more yellowy.

For 2021, the model turned up in pastel blue with a checkered roof print as MB70.

We also saw a few carry forwards. Best of France saw the 2010 white repeated (again in the 2022 Target Retro series, both of which I showed off recently), but the 2021 Best of UK series went one stage further. They brought back the 2020 basic range issue for the series, but added the chair to the roof.

Of course it has Teddy on the chair too, and the new one gets a chair outing too.

Finally, we move to the MB1186 Polaris Slingshot. It appears as MB90 in the basic range in yellow.

It is a more unusual vehicle to appear in the range. Definitely not something that is often seen, or even known about. I do wonder if kids really know what it is. After all, they are the core market. It is a rather unusual looking 3-wheeled vehicle.

But I do think the yellow is perhaps the most eye-catching look to it.

I do wonder though if perhaps it would sell better if it was packaged this way in blisters instead of sideways on. I do think the overhead view is nicer. Yeah I borrowed the Toyota Hilux blister as it was still sitting there waiting to be thrown away and the Polaris fitted inside this way round. Just!

It is actually the 4th outing for the casting in the basic range. It first appeared as MB66 in 2019 in red.

Before this blue MB57 arrived for 2020.

Then we had this 2021 MB90 (yes, the same slot in the range as this year) in black.

I am quite impressed with how they have managed to incorporate a different design to each year. However, you know me, I do wonder if we will see the same design used again.

Wait? Have I done all 7 already? Wow! That flew through. So there we go, one half of batch D. The other half will be coming at some point soon. I will be doing a few other ranges in between though, so it is looking at the end of the month or so. There is just so much currently out that I am overwhelmed with batches of items. I am wondering if at some point I will need to double up on things again as I fear I may be falling too far behind again soon. But that is a thought for another time. For now, I do believe it is dive back time again.

This time I am starting with a classic from Lesney that didn’t get a lot of use. In 1964 Leyland launched the “Ergomatic cab” front end for their trucks, and as they had recently purchased AEC, in 1966 the AEC trucks moved to the Ergomatic Trucks too. The AEC Mantador TG4 was launched in 1966 and was built until 1977, lasting longer than imagined due to issues with the engine causing it to needing a heavy foot on the accelerator to “over-rev” the engine to give it power. Lesney decided to add the Ergomatic cab to the basic range in 1967 with a Pipe Truck, followed by a Tanker in 1968. However, both of those had a Leyland front end. When they created 2 more in 1969, they decided to switch things up a little by tweaking them to have the AEC front end. Alongside a Horsebox came this 8-wheel Tipper. At first it came in orange with a Douglas label on the side, but shortly after production started they switched to yellow with a Pointer label. Pointer was a UK based haulage company based in Norwich at the time.

Transferring over to Superfast wheels in 1970, the model stayed unchanged for the rest of its life. Which was pretty short. Debuting in 1969, discontinued after 1971. Was it down to the immense build? 4 axles?

And a metal dump with a hinged rear opening section that would open up as the rear was lifted up. It had a lot of play value, and a lot of parts.

Although if you were to flip the rear over, it would actually stay in place via a tab to stop it opening when the rear tipped up. Although I think it was likely more for it not slipping inwards during play.

There was not an awful lot to find in the way of variations. MB51-A only came with the one look. I did notice that the yellow would be good for a shade or 2. although I have not seen much in the way of silver shades.

The green background to the Pointer label does vary a little. But trying to get a good photograph of lighter versus darker shades there was proving to be quite tough. There are 2 alternates I am still trying to track down. It is known to exist with no labels. I have not found one without a Pointer label. It is also known to appear late on with a grey base instead of chrome. Again I have been unable to track one down yet. It is also conceivable that both occur together (no label and grey base). I have a feeling that as they were starting to fatten out those wheels at the end of 1971 and into 1972, they looked at this and thought it was a little too difficult to fatten so just dropped it instead.

Time to move into the 1980s, with one of my favourite castings. The MB123 ’83 Chevy Corvette. Wait, ’84 Chevy Corvette. Matchbox had been working closely with Chevy on the development of a model as the real vehicle was being launched. However, it was originally going to be a 1983 model, but Chevy had to delay slightly, and by the time they launched it, the vehicle was officially classified as a 1984. But of all things, Matchbox had actually specified it as a 1983 on the base, and even added ’83 Vette down the sides. Of course, this is not that debut. I had a lovely little prepro in silver and black.

This was how it looked when it arrived in 1983’s basic range. Grey with 83 Vette on the sides. It was either MB14 in the US range or MB69 in the ROW range. As you can see, this was a model that had 2 major painted parts. The upper and lower were split by a middle stripe made from the interior section. However, as was often the case, the upper and lower halves were not very well matched. This is a problem that still plagues them to this day.

And you would find during this year of production, the shade of grey would vary quite a bit. It is quite significant between darker and lighter shades.

And of course, the new concave 8-dot wheels that had launched during 1983 made random appearances. I would say that more would sport the dot-dash wheels that had been around since the mid 1970s.

In 1984, they changed the upper half and removed any reference to 83 on the model. The base was re-engraved with 84, and the side tampo was removed. It was now a red upper, so no need to try and colour match. Again the shade of red was good for a shade or 2.

And yes, they still were unsure on which wheels to use. However, I would say the newer 8-dot wheels this time were a little more common. There is a 5-arch wheel variant out there too, but that is pretty rare and I am still hunting it down. This look ran until 1987 at which time the casting was dropped. For 1988 the US range replaced it with a newer MB204 convertible casting which ran until 1997, but the ROW range just did not bother (apart from a random 1-off showing in 1990). The Convertible is a model for another dive back.

But this was not all that the MB123 casting saw. In 1986 it was added to the Superfast range as SF-13, where it too ran until 1987, replaced in 1988 by the updated casting.

1987 saw Laser Wheels launched worldwide (Superfast was USA only), and this was one of only a few models in the series that was identical between the 2 ranges except for the wheels. LW-13 had disk wheels, instead of starburst.

In 1987 it saw its one and only promotional issue. This was for Chef Boyardee, and was one of a few models that saw a Chef Boyardee label added over a part of the model. This covered up the 7 on the front of the model, but you can just see the bottom edge of it poking out. They did not added the orange striping over the front, but carried on with the red. I am not sure why. I am sure it would have been easier to just not bother at all.

An alternate design was also made for a rush Dinky job. This was because they had purchased the rights to use the Dinky name, but due to regulations, only had so long to release something with the Dinky name or it would go back to the public domain again. Their plan for Dinky was running behind, so they grabbed 6 miniatures, painted them in new designs, packaged them up in Dinky blistercards and sent them to a local store to sell. Legally, this was enough to allow them to keep the license, and the new Dinky series arrived in 1988. The 6 miniatures were not large production runs and are pretty tough to find now. There is another model. A heavily modified Corvette was added to Road Blasters. That was the last run of the casting, as due to the change in casting to a convertible, the heavily modified model couldn’t be altered and ran into 1988 before being dropped from the series. As I said, the convertible took over in 1988, and I will dive into that at a later date.

Time for a look at a 1990s model. This was a very short lived one. It actually dates back to the end of the Lesney era, where they created a casting of the Volvo F-series of trucks. That first year, they created both a cable and a zoo rear end and released both in the ROW range. In 1984 the cable rear was dropped in favour of a container truck. A new tilt truck casting was also added. Both container and tilt did see outings in the US range, and with zoo finishing after 1984 too, these 2 kept the F-series going well into the 1990s. As Mattel took over, we saw them come up with a couple of new alternative looks. A stake truck and a tank truck. Both had very short lives as the casting was getting close to retirement. This time we look at the MB315 Volvo Stake Truck. It officially saw 2 outings. In 1997 it was launched in the Construction Adventure Pack. This was basically the Hitch & Haul series we know now, but a number of new tweaks to some models saw levers attached to the side to allow for ease of lifting. But the Volvo wasn’t simply a level added to something, the whole rear end was new.

Raising the rear with the lever would empty off the contents, which were a set of 4 internal wall pieces. These would actually slot together and make a square, or zigzag if you did them differently.

As you can see from this close up of the pieces. You could slot them in either way so the other end has the grooves facing inwards or outwards. This pack ran for 2 years, but there was an overflow of this casting.

And some were found in Hero City two-packs in the early 2000s, as part of the Chinese factory clear out. However, because the stake section did feature a lever on the side, they snapped it off to enable it to be fitted inside the packs. It also did not come with any of the extra pieces.

Adventure packs did continue into 1999 too. A new range of packs arrived, and the Volvo Stake Truck was added to a Farming set. The cab was still blue, but now the stake rear was brown and the casting featured some bales of hay.

These bales of hay were re-used from the Farming series in 1993.

Although are a lot darker than they were in the 1993 releases. After this, they dropped all the Volvo F-series related castings and by the end of 2000 none were made any more.

The Stake Truck casting only got 2 uses. A bit of a shame really. I think it had a lot of potential. Especially if it was to come in something that was not blue.

In the early 2000s, Mattel were figuring out how to differentiate Matchbox from their other brand, and as such were slowly moving to what eventually became Hero City. As part of this thought process, they felt that a lot of non-road vehicles were required. Yeah, not the best of ideas. Non-road vehicles don’t tend to sell as well. But they tried. One of the castings they came up with was the MB551 Ice Breaker. It was launched as MB61 in the 2002 basic range, and the red hull had a depiction on the side of what the boat was for. Icebreakers have been around for a long time. The first recorded icebreaker was made in Belgium in 1383! These are specialist boats with strengthened hulls, and lots of power to allow them to cut through the ice. So it was quite a cool little vehicle to attempt. But this was at a time where tampo designs were starting to become a little OTT.

The 2002 debut look was the only one that really conveyed what the model was. Of course, it was a logo year, and the first 10,000 produced had a 50 logo on the side at the rear.

And as was the case with a number of the boats they created at the time, you could open up the compartment to see the engine.

And the model did have wheels. They were tiny ones that would barely be noticed unless flipping over. After 2002’s debut, the casting was given a range of unusual looks.

Because in 2003, they didn’t include it in the basic range. Instead, we had a few other issues. One was in a launcher set. A Desert launcher set. Because, as we know, there is a lot of ice that needs breaking in deserts. I told you this went weird. It even had a rhino and paw prints on the side, because these are identifiable with water.

It was also included in 2 different licensed 5-packs. One was a Nickelodeon pack, and the model did feature a SpongeBob SquarePants themed design. Well, at least it was water. Not frozen water, but it was close. The other was a Clifford the Big Red Dog pack release. Not the most logical, but at least they tried a bit with this one. They had Clifford on a treasure hunt and a lighthouse in the distance. Having never seen the show, I couldn’t say if this was something that was actually in the series. Or did they just make it up to try and make it plausible? At least it was better than a rhino, in the desert!

In 2004 it returned to the basic range. MB38 that year, it came with a Hero City Hydro Unit side design. Not ice related, as there was also a wave logo included. You don’t get many waves on ice.

After that, with the change of direction for 2005, we only got one more outing. This was part of the Nickelodeon themed Easter Egg releases, where this purple boat saw a SpongeBob SquarePants design again.

I always felt that as a casting, it was pretty good. I am not a boat fan, but the idea of an icebreaker was something a little out of the box. But as I said, after that initial release that showed what it was for, I felt they never really utilized it correctly. So maybe it was right that they let it sink. Huh? Me? Stupid pun?

Although I am now going to finish off with a casting I wonder whether they just forgot about it? The MB1075 Arctic Thunder.

Having had a Desert Thunder casting running for a long time, I thought this was sort of the opposite. Yes, I know, it is a Matchbox originals casting. I know many do not like them. But it wasn’t a bad one. I felt it had possibilities. It debuted as MB95 in the 2018 basic range in white, with an MOA Arctic Exploration theme. And that’s it. There has been nothing since. Not even a National Parks release. Don’t they have parks in Alaska?

I do own 2 of them. I found the thickness of the white paint to vary giving a slightly different hue to the model. I would like to see another at some point. As I said, National Parks would work on this. I just don’t want it to be a 1-and-done.

And on that note, I think I am done with another report. 4 US vehicles.

As well as 2 Japanese and a British one. As I mentioned, the other half to this batch is a few weeks away. I am doing other ranges in the interim to mix things up.

So there will be a wait for the other half. I hope you enjoyed this report. Have a safe week.

And don’t forget Dirk’s Auction C is still ongoing until Saturday October 15. You can still bid (if you are reading this before October 15).

5 Replies to “Matchbox Monday looks at the first half of 2022 Batch D basics”

  1. “It is a more unusual vehicle to appear in the range. Definitely not something that is often seen, or even known about. I do wonder if kids really know what it is.”

    Here in the southeastern United States, I’ve seen at least ten of these on the street. There’s also a state club of Polaris Slingshot owners that drives them in local parades. My children would certainly recognize it.

  2. I see a lot of polaris hanging on the pegs, black or red you choose, but i guess kids have better taste than this !Some model are being born to be a peg warmers, polaris is one of tchem,along with mini cargo truck, self driving bus and the trailers i forgot their names.

  3. trailer trawler and speed traper are no longer part of line-up. Get rid of mbx mini cargo truck,self driving bus any polaris garbage.

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