Matchbox Collectors Routemaster Bus Exclusive - GRJ31
Matchbox Collectors Exclusive for Mattel Matchbox Members
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 this 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!
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!
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
Considered Limited and Rare adult collectible
Packaged in an acrylic case with environment-themed panorama background in a sturdy box
Packaged and Shipped with Love :)
All new Collectible Vehicles will be shipped in a box, never shipped in a padded envelope
Due to the rarity and price of this collectible we suggest and have selected USPS Priority shipping
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