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10-Dec-2016 2016 All Issues Completed

5-Pack Catalog 1993-2015 5 packs till 2004 5 packs 2004 - 2014

2016 Regular Issues

September 21, Sender Unknown
Here is pictures of two different wheel variations of the #5 Desert five pack, found at Walmart.

#1 Fire
December 2015
DJX98
   
MB821 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor MB871 Highway Rescue Fire Truck
   
MB866 Flame Smasher MB949 2006 Fire Engine MB912 Trail Tracker

#2 Jungle
December 2015
DJX99
MB831 ATV 6x6  MB738 1974 VW Type 181 Thing 
MB831 ATV 6x6 MB738 1974 VW Type 181 Thing
MB942 Sahara Survivor  MB961 Mauler Hauler  MB923 Travel Tracker 
MB942 Sahara Survivor MB961 Mauler Hauler MB923 Travel Tracker

#3 Construction Zone
January 2016
DJY00
   
MB917 Mini Dozer MB856 Load Lifter
     
MB948 Ground Breaker MB886 Ground Grinder MB931 3-axle Dump Truck

#4 Exotic Cars
January 2016
DJY01
   
MB669 Ford Shelby Cobra Concept MB671 2005 Ford GT
     
MB750 Lotus Evora MB544 Porsche 911 Turbo MB749 Chevy Corvette ZR-1

#5 Desert
March 2016
DJY02
MB731 Baja Bandit  MB827 VW Saveiro Cross 
MB731 Baja Bandit MB827 VW Saveiro Cross
MB819 Coyote 500  MB854 Sand Speeder  MB833 Terrain Trouncer 
MB819 Coyote 500 MB854 Sand Speeder MB833 Terrain Trouncer

#6 Police Rescue
May 2015
DJY03
   
MB978 Meter Made MB857 Chevy Suburban
     
MB568 Sport SUV MB933 Dodge Charger Pursuit MB188 GMC Wrecker

#7 City
June 2015
DJY04
   
MB752 Mazda 2 MB901 2006 Ford Crown Victorie Taxi
     
MB372 Chevy Transport Bus MB537 Limousine MB586 Billboard Truck

#8 Military
July 2016
DJY05
MB880 Mission Helicopter MB784 Jeep Willys
MB880 Mission Helicopter MB784 Jeep Willys
MB983 Hummer MB910 Sahara Sweeper MB888 International MXT
MB983 Hummer MB910 Sahara Sweeper MB888 International MXT

2016 Themed Five Packs


Mattel issued in August a Special Jeep 5 pack. Models are from the limited 2016 Jeep 5 issues. 

The individual pictures (including the one missing in the five pack) can be found
by: Clicking Here


#1 Jeep released August 2016

Mattel issued in August a Special Land Rover 5 pack. Models are from the limited 2016 Land Rover 6 issues.

The individual pictures (including the one missing in the five pack) can be found
by: Clicking Here


#2 Land Rover released August 2016


#3 Shark Week
September 2016
MB731 Baja Bandit MB826 Rescue Boat
MB738 1974 VW Typ 181 Thing MB980 Checker Cab MB709 Chevy Van

#4 Monster Week
September 2016
MB852 Trail Tipper MB901 2006 ford Crown Victoria Police
MB953 Chevy K-1500 Pick-up 4x4 MB865 Torque Titan MB850 Garbage Grinder

#4 Shark Week #4 Monster Week

Special Five Packs

October 15,  John Nijhuis
Before Mattel issued the special five packs in the Netherlands at a retail shop named Kruidvat, there was the most curious one I have ever seen bij another retail chain named Trekpleister during 2011.
   
Mattel put in this pack 2 Marvel models (mainly Spiderman), 2 left over Matchbox models of the Hitch and Haule series of a couple of years ago and one 1:50 scale Hotwheel!!!
The Matchbox models were mainly:
  • MB406 Land Rover Freelander
  • MB661 2005 Tow Truck of the Hitch and Haule series
  • MB681 Excavator in two versions from the Hitch and Haule series
Unfortunately I was too busy during those days to picture the models and I totally forgot them .
The 406 was a surprise. It looked like the model as issued before in the Hitch and Haule series but after looking more carefully you could see that the model is white in stead of pearly white, the base plate is from China and not from Macau and the printing is missing two colors.

The packaging of the five pack was made especially to fit those models.
 
MB406 Land Rover Freelander MB406 Land Rover Freelander
Pictures show the two different versions.

    Februari 27,  John Nijhuis
Mattel issued a number of special five packs in the Netherlands at a retail shop named Kruidvat.

Mattel took the 2014 Battle Mission Force Five Pack (BFM98), changed it a little and filled it with a range of models from the Battle King Series during 2006 and 2007. The 5 pack still caries the BFM98 item number on the back. Mattel filled the 5 pack with more or less the same models as the 2014 models. Seems that Mattel used the Netherlands again as a dumping site for redundant models in the past.

At the left you see the 2014 Five pack Battle Mission. Below the adapted version. Packaging is the same except it has the title Battle Mission at the bottom of the front. The back side of the packaging is completely different. Although bith have the BFM98 serial number. The 2016 new five packed has as patent date 2013 in stead of the reqiured 2015. I did find several combinations of Battle King Models.

For more information click
here.
 
Below you find a number of variations I did find so far.
The most exiting car is the model #506 Police Hummer as I have never seen it so far. Certainly npot in the Battle King Series. I could not find anything on the Internet so far on this model.

Who can help us here!!!!