|Matchbox is well known
for an extensive line of 1/76th scale kits. But the last
kits released by this company were the forerunners of the
Revell AG. line of kits, and were [ostensibly] in 1/72nd
scale. The copyright on these kits is 1994 by Revell AG.,
so Revell owned the molds, but the kits were first
released under the Matchbox label.
Most of the following kits were all later released under the Monogram and Revell labels; all previous Matchbox kits are 1/76th scale. Also produced a line of figures.
|Kit Number||Kit Name||Comments|
|40179||M-1 Abrams||Never released by Revell.|
|40180||Sturmgeschutz IV||See Revell AG.|
|40181||Sherman M4A1 76mm||See Revell AG.|
|40182||Leopard 2 A4||See Revell AG.|
|40183||T-80 B Soviet Main Battle Tank||See Revell AG.|
|Molds now owned by Revell AG. Figures are very small, some are even smaller than 1/76th. Comments are from Ricardo Haddad.|
|Kit Number||Kit Name|
|5001||British Infantry - WW II||1/76th. Very primitive kit and poses. Badly sculpted helmets.|
|5002||German Infantry - WW II||1/76th.
Beginning of the war. Some weapons are strange to me, like the sub-machinegun.
Nicely sculpted Field Marshall
(could be Rommel).
|5003||US Infantry - WW II||1/76th - Nice kit and many poses, nicely sculpted and useful. Good for NW Europe (Summer uniforms).|
|5004||Afrika Korps - WW II||1/76th. Good kit. Some poses nicely detailed. Matches with Airfix kits. Also suitable for Italy. Rommel included.|
|5005||British 8th Army - WW II||1/76th Good kit. Some unusual poses. Includes Scottish infantry and Monty.|
|5006||British Commandos - WW II||1/76th or even smaller. Matches perfectly with Airfix British infantry commandos. Poses are close to airfix BBritish commandos. although small, they are highly detailed figures.|
|5007||Japanese Infantry - WW II||1/76th. The poses are almost the same as Revell's, with the exception of caps/helmets (most were changed). The poses are good, but unfortunately faceless.|
|5008||ANZAC Infantry - WW II||1/76th. Excellent figures. Matches with Airfix Australian. Different poses, including a nice donkey, MGs and mortar.|
|5009||NATO Paratroops - WW II||1/72nd, although the box states 1/76th. One of the best Matchbox sets. Nice for conflicts in the 1970s and early 1980s. Many poses and typical British equipment, weapons and uniforms.|
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