The VW Freebie

The VW Freebie

Everyone wants a special model which can become a show/conversation piece.

Funny how many of these models were given away for FREE! Being at the right place and the right time is another talking point - more of that in a later blog.
The model featured in this blog is coincidentally part of our stock - a model of the "new" VW Beetle in 2000 made by Matchbox.

This model, the VW Concept, has a kind of metal flake red paint finish and packed in a short blister. It was ONLY made exclusively for Target stores in the USA just after the Thanksgiving holiday in November 2000. Each store had a few available for the first 1000 customers who participated in a scratch card competition where you could win either this Matchbox model or if you were really unlucky, a cheap camera.

This model then also came with a $5 Target discount coupon for buying any one of 2 Matchbox play sets, Matchbox Mega Rig Polar Sub or the Matchbox Mountain Play set.


Now for an interesting story: We acquired a couple of these models from a gentleman who visited his family in the USA in 2000. While doing some site seeing they visited a Target store where they took part in the draw and ended up winning 6 VW's and a bag full of cheap cameras. The family then gave these models to him as a souvenir. These are quite rare today just due to the fact that only after the promotion was over, most collectors heard about this and then it was a question of "supply and demand".

There are no certainty about the total cars made but roughly between 5000 and 10 000 were available.

With that being said, never look a "gift horse" (toy car) in the mouth!

Happy Collecting!

PS: If you want to own one of these Target Exclusive VW Concept Beetles, we have a few available.
https://sa-toycartreasures.co.za/matchbox/305-matchbox-vw-concept-target-exclusive.html

2 Comments

    • Avatar
      Jackson
      Oct 14, 2019

      Toy car is most beneficial as a toy car. I ordered for two pieces but I am still waiting. I can’t found my ordered till to now. Get best essay writing service to be a good person in school as I am so curious about my ordered to received it. My cousin’s also used it before using myself.

    • Avatar
      Watson
      Nov 1, 2019

      Games are the beneficial for the children to maintain the fitness and reduce the mental stress. Toy car is best games, I have played casino Golden Tiger which is best betting game so far for me. in this game the there is no danger for baby’s hurt.

Leave a Reply

* Name:
* E-mail: (Not Published)
   Website: (Site url withhttp://)
* Comment:
Type Code