The MB 38 Ford Model A Van Thread

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Re: The MB 38 Ford Model A Van Thread

Postby toysnz » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:10 am

Don't have any idea of the casting numbers as don't have Charlie Mack's book (and I've only just found Christian Falkensteiner's listing of castings)
MB 38 Ford Model A Van - Isle of Man TT Set 1992 (other photos at http://toysnz.com/Matchbox_MB38_FordMod ... mo-1992Set)

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Re: The MB 38 Ford Model A Van Thread

Postby toysnz » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:45 am

Another from my collection...
MB38 Ford Model A Van - Matchbox USA Club 1992 - Code2 - KG 6567 - Matchbox Int'l - Macau
(more photos at http://toysnz.com/Matchbox_MB38_FordMod ... 1992-Code2) Limited Edition # 352 of 750

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Re: The MB 38 Ford Model A Van Thread

Postby toysnz » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:51 am

Another promo
MB38 Ford Model A Johnnie Walker Promo - KG 6567 - Matchbox int'l - Thailand
(more photos at http://toysnz.com/MB38_FordModelA_JohnnieWalkerPromo) - released in conjunction with Duty Free Shops and johnny Walker.

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Re: The MB 38 Ford Model A Van Thread

Postby Kooshmeister » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:34 pm

Ah, an oldie but a goodie. I had one as one of my earliest Matchboxes. I had either the Pepsi or Rice Krispies version. Later I also got the yellow one that said "Matchbox" Series and "Model 'A' Ford Van" on the side with a picture of the van rendered in red. I remember it came in a gift pack I got from somewhere, likely Walmart or K-Mart.

It often played a role in my movie chase re-enactments. I used it/them as both the Ford Model T truck from the beginning of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (with the red Jaguar SS100 in place of Panama Hat's Saxon convertible), and as the Hatay Citroën troop carriers used in the same movie's tank chase.

In a pinch, it could also double in play for the Mercedes cargo truck from Raiders of the Lost Ark, although I generally liked using the Peterbilt Tanker Truck (the Getty version) because it was a three-axle truck like the one in the movie, and I could use a child's imagination to pretend the tank on the back was an enclosed cargo area instead.


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