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  1:56 Matchbox Element  
Type: Diecast 

Brand: Matchbox 

Date: October 22, 2004 

francis gan (2003, 2004)
Matchbox introduced the Honda Element in approximately 1:56 scale in 2004. The detail is not as good as the Tomica version but definitely much better than prior Matchboxes from a few years ago.  The blister card for the US market is different from the Euro version.

US Packaging - though this also came as part of a 10 car gift set.

Euro Packaging

Newer 2005 Treasure Box blister

20-car Gift set package


The Superfast version in green/beige with different wheels from the regular version.  Supposedly, Mattel originally meant this to be part of the Superfast series but ran into licensing issues and ended up releasing this as a dealer only limited edition version that makes it rarer than the typical Superfast cars. 

A different UPC label was stuck on afterwards.

In 2006, a black version was released with different wheels and more knobby tires.


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