The double-decker Routemaster is just about as iconic as London’s Big Ben. It is kind of a London thing and an important part of public transportation’s history of dear old England.
Fast forward to 2021, Matchbox is bringing it back, this time as a classic edition featuring vintage era-styled logos and banners on its red and off white, metal double-decker bus body.
This 1/64 scale collectible further features “True Grip” steelie wheels, smoke-tinted window, and a silver VUM interior.
Each delightful Matchbox Routemaster Bus will come packed in an acrylic case with environment-themed panorama background.
I’d say it is a must-have for public transportation aficionados and die-cast model collectors. And if you are a collector/fan, July 29, 2021 is the day you want to take as note as it will go on sale on this day at 9AM Pacific Time.
The asking price is US$25 plus shipping and handling.
The new Matchbox Routemaster is the very first of a new collectible series from Matchbox and it will be available exclusively through the Matchbox Collector site on the said day.