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Matchbox Toys

Toy Land Rovers. A partial list, part eight - Matchbox Toys - Superfast

After years of continuous growth, Matchbox faced serious competition from Mattel.s .Hot Wheels. toys. Matchbox responded to this competition in 1969 with their .Superfast. wheels.

Superfast Wheels
MB12 Land Rover Safari
1. Gold (only Superfast wheels on this version)
2. Blue (Superfast and older style wheels) \

MB16 Land Rover 90
a. blue . .Land Rover.
b. green - .Land Rover.
c. dark blue . .RN.
d. red . .Land Rover.
e. white . .Land Rover.
f. black with camouflage
g. yellow . .Park Ranger. (1991)
h. blue . .British Airways.
i. white and blue . .KLM.
j. white and green . .Alitalia.
k. white and blue . .SAS.
l. white . .Bacardi.
m. white .Police Rescue.
n. white (Graffic Traffic)
o. white . .Circus.
p. red and white . .Red Arrows.
q. white and green . .Garden Festival.
r. orange and black . .Safari Park.
s. white . .Rijkspolite 55.
t. white, pink, yellow

MB57 Land Rover Fire Truck
a. red . .Kent Fire Brigade. It came with both black and grey bases.

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Reprinted from the OVLR Newsletter, Dec 1998

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