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Matchbox Routemaster Bus

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Matchbox Routemaster Bus

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This bus is a perfect delight! It’s hard not to notice a double-decker Routemaster™ when you see one in person, but especially when you see our must-have Matchbox® release of the Routemaster™ Bus. This majestic piece makes a remarkable return with this highly detailed special edition – the very first of a new collectible series! – exclusively available through the Matchbox® Collector site.

Though horse-drawn double-decker busses had appeared in the 1800s, the first engine-powered version appeared in London in the early 1920s. Appearing in other places, it is usually most closely associated with England in the public conscious. But the Routemaster™ itself first emerged in the 1950s, becoming the most iconic of double-decker busses. They were discontinued in 2005, but newer versions of double-decker busses based on the Routemaster still operate today!

The Matchbox® Routemaster™ piece first appeared in 1966, released through 1969. A fan favorite, it was slightly modified and returned in 2006 to an enthusiastic world. It was last seen in 2016 – until now! This classic edition features vintage deco, transporting you to another time and place – not just to Piccadilly Square. It features “True Grip” steelie wheels, and it’s encased in an acrylic case with authentic environment backdrop imagery, all packed in a sturdy box. It’s a smile on wheels, it is. Climb up the stairs and have a seat – or better still, seat it in your collection!

Specs:

  • Body Color: Red and off white
  • Deco: Vintage era-styled logos and banners
  • Body Type: Metal
  • Wheels: “True Grip” steelie wheels
  • Base: Silver VUM
  • Window Color: Smoke-tinted
  • Interior Color: Silver VUM
  • 1:64th scale

Packaging:

  • Packaged in an acrylic case with environment-themed panorama background in a sturdy box

Availability:

  • Anyone (until sold out): Thursday, 7/29/21 at 9:00 a.m. PT

Pricing and Purchase Limits:

  • Priced at $25.00 plus shipping and processing each; extra charges may apply for express shipping or special handling (customers shipping to Canada may be required to pay additional shipping charges or taxes)
  • Refunds only, no exchanges
SKU#: GRJ31