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MI 029 Muir Hill TRACTOR SHOVEL
(USA/ROW #29 1983-1997, USA/ROW #13 1998,
USA/ROW #28 1999, Germany #8 1999,
USA #94 2000, ROW #74 2000,
Japan #43 1984-1987, USA ASAP/CCI 1998-2003)

Variation numbers are based on Charlie Mack's Matchbox 1-75 Catalog 1969-date.

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MI029-real.jpg
the real vehicle
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MI029-0010a.jpg
0010/0050 yellow
blk. stripes outward
black shovel
#29
1983-1991
MI029-0030a.jpg
0030/0060 yellow
blk. stripes inward
black shovel
#29
1983-1991
MI029-0070a.jpg
0070 yellow
black stripes
red shovel
TC-3
1988
MI029-0080a.jpg
0080 purple
lime & orng. design
black shovel
Roadblasters
1987
MI029-0090a.jpg
0090/0100 dk. yellow
Mucosolvan
black shovel
D promotional
1989
MI029-0110a.jpg
0110 orange
Mucosolvan
black shovel
D promotional
1989
MI029-0120a.jpg
0120-0140 lt. yellow
Mucosolvan
black shovel
D promotional
1990-1993
MI029-0150a.jpg
0150-0180 lt. yellow
Mucosolvan S
black shovel
D promotional
1992-1997
MI029-0190a.jpg
0190 pink-red
Mucosolvan S
black shovel
D promotional
1997
MI029-0200a.jpg
0200 green
Mucosolvan S
black shovel
D promotional
1998
MI029-0210a.jpg
0210-0230 blue
Mucosolvan
black shovel
D promotional
1992-1997
MI029-0240a.jpg
0240 blue
green stripes
red shovel
My First Matchbox
1989
MI029-0250a.jpg
0250/0270/0280/0300
yel., red str. outward
red shovel
#29
1992-1994
MI029-0260a.jpg
0260/0290/0310
yel., red str. inward
red shovel
#29
1992-1994
MI029-0320a.jpg
0320 fluor. orange
no tampo
black shovel
USA 5p Construction
1995
MI029-0340a.jpg
0340 orange
black stripes
sil.-gray shovel
#29
1995
MI029-0360a.jpg
0360/0370 orange
no tampo
sil.-gray shovel
#29
1996
MI029-0380a.jpg
0380 fluor. orange
no tampo
sil.-gray shovel
5p Construction
1996
MI029-0390a.jpg
0390 pumpkin
no tampo
sil.-gray shovel
5p Construction
1997
MI029-0400a.jpg
0400 met. gold
no tampo
black shovel
USA 75 Challenge
1997
MI029-0410a.jpg
0410 red
no tampo
sil.-gray shovel
#29
1997
MI029-0420a.jpg
0420 white
no tampo
sil.-gray shovel
#13
1998
MI029-0430a.jpg
0430 pumpkin
no tampo
gray shovel
USA ASAP/CCI blank
1998-2003
MI029-0440a.jpg
0440/0460 beige
3-MB34
sil.-gray shovel
#28
1999
MI029-0450a.jpg
0450 gray-beige
3-MB34
sil.-gray shovel
#28
pic Matchboxmania
MI029-0470a.jpg
0470/0480 orange
white roof
black shovel
D #8
1999
MI029-0490a.jpg
0490 dull gold
no tampo
black shovel
D promotional
1998
MI029-0500a.jpg
0500 met. tan
no tampo
black shovel
D promotional
1998
MI029-0510a.jpg
0510 matt green
3-MB34, with MB2000
gray shovel
USA #94
2000
MI029-0520a.jpg
0520/0530 matt green
3-MB34
gray shovel
USA #94, ROW #74
2000

Code 2 issues:

MI029-2010a.jpg
2010 pumpkin
ADOT
gray shovel
USA ASAP
pic from eBay
MI029-2020a.jpg
2020 pumpkin
APAC
gray shovel
USA ASAP
pic from eBay
MI029-2030a.jpg
2030 pumpkin
B&A
gray shovel
USA ASAP
pic from eBay
MI029-2040a.jpg
2040 pumpkin
Beers Skanska
gray shovel
USA ASAP
pic from eBay
MI029-2050a.jpg
2050 pumpkin
black Beers
gray shovel
USA ASAP
pic from eBay
MI029-2060a.jpg
2060 pumpkin
blue Beers
gray shovel
USA ASAP
pic from eBay
MI029-2090a.jpg
2090 pumpkin
Delta Companies
gray shovel
USA ASAP
pic from eBay
MI029-2100a.jpg
2100 pumpkin
Eagle
gray shovel
USA ASAP
pic from eBay
MI029-2120a.jpg
2120 pumpkin
GCA
gray shovel
USA ASAP
pic from eBay
MI029-2130a.jpg
2130 pumpkin
Gnyada
gray shovel
USA ASAP
pic from eBay
MI029-2150a.jpg
2150 pumpkin
HS
gray shovel
USA ASAP
pic from eBay
MI029-2160a.jpg
2160 pumpkin
JLC
gray shovel
USA ASAP
pic from eBay
MI029-2170a.jpg
2170 pumpkin
Nicor
gray shovel
USA ASAP
pic from eBay
MI029-2180a.jpg
2180 pumpkin
Parkside Elem.
gray shovel
USA ASAP
pic from eBay
MI029-2200a.jpg
2200 pumpkin
RT
gray shovel
USA ASAP
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MI029-2210a.jpg
2210 pumpkin
SC Inc
gray shovel
USA ASAP
pic from eBay
MI029-2220a.jpg
2220 pumpkin
The St Paul
gray shovel
USA ASAP
pic from eBay
MI029-2230a.jpg
2230 pumpkin
3 lines in circle
gray shovel
USA ASAP
pic from eBay
MI029-2240a.jpg
2240 pumpkin
UPMC
gray shovel
USA ASAP
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MI029-2250a.jpg
2250 pumpkin
URS
gray shovel
USA ASAP
pic from eBay
MI029-2260a.jpg
2260 pumpkin
W
gray shovel
USA ASAP
pic from eBay
MI029-2270a.jpg
2270 pumpkin
waves & dot in circle
gray shovel
USA ASAP
pic from eBay
MI029-2280a.jpg
2280 pumpkin
William Osler
gray shovel
USA ASAP
pic from eBay

Pre-productions:

MI029-9210a.jpg
9210 blue Mucosolvan
black lettering
black shovel
1992
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MI029-9250a.jpg
9250 yellow
red stripes
red painted shovel
pic Matchboxmania
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MI029-9330a.jpg
9330 orange
black stripes
silver painted shovel
pic Matchboxmania
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MI029-9400a.jpg
9400 plain gold
black shovel
pic by Alan Wank
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MI029-9610a.jpg
9610 pink
sil.-gray shovel
pic Matchboxmania
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MI029-9620a.jpg
9620 dk. gray
sil.-gray shovel
pic Matchboxmania
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MI029-9630a.jpg
9630 pale gray
sil.-gray shovel
pic Matchboxmania
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MI029-prCraya.jpg
9640 yellow & green
Crayola
1995
pic by Alan Wank
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MI029-9650a.jpg
9650 yellow & black
Crayola
1995
pic by Alan Wank
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Comparison pictures:

LS29c-MI029.jpg
shades of yellow
Lesney vs.
MB Toys
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MI029-0010-0030.jpg
yellow
black shovel
black stripes
outward & inward
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MI029-0010-0070.jpg
yellow
black stripes
black & red
shovels
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MI029-0070-0250.jpg
yellow
red shovel
black & red
stripes
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MI029-0250-0260.jpg
yellow
red shovel
red stripes
outward & inward
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MI029-0250-0280.jpg
yellow
red shovel
red stripes
without & with
tow hook
MI029-0110-0090-0120.jpg
orange,
dk. & lt. yellow
Mucosolvan
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MI029-0130-0150.jpg
lt. yellow
Mucosolvan &
Mucosolvan S
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MI029-0130-0140.jpg
lt. yellow
Mucosolvan
without & with
tow hook
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MI029-0150-0180.jpg
lt. yellow
Mucosolvan S
without & with
tow hook
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MI029-9210-0210.jpg
blue
Mucosolvan
black & white
lettering
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MI029-0210-0220.jpg
blue
Mucosolvan
without & with
tow hook
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MI029-0180-0200-0190.jpg
lt. yellow, green &
pink-red
Mucosolvan S
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MI029-0320-0380.jpg
fluor. orange
no tampo
black & sil.-gray
shovels
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MI029-0350-0340.jpg
orange
sil.-gray shovel
narrow & wide
black stripes
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MI029-0340-0360.jpg
orange
sil.-gray shovel
with & without
black stripes
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MI029-0370-0380-0390.jpg
orange,
fluor. orange & pumpkin
no tampo
sil.-gray shovel
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MI029-0400-0490.jpg
met. gold &
dull gold
no tampo
black shovel
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MI029-0490-0500.jpg
dull gold &
met. tan
no tampo
black shovel
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MI029-0510-0520.jpg
matt green
gray shovel
with & without
MB2000 logo
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MI029-MI312.jpg
yellow
two types
of shovels
MI 029 & MI 312
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MI029-MI237-MI312.jpg
red
three types
of shovels
MI 029, MI 237 &
MI 312
LS29c-MI029-bpl.jpg
black bases
Lesney vs.
MB Toys
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MI029-0240bpl.jpg
black
Macau bases
unpainted & blue
rivets
pic by André Tischer
MI029-bpla.jpg
black
Macau & Thailand
bases
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MI029-bplb.jpg
black Thailand
bases
without & with
rivet circle
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MI029-bplc.jpg
black
Thailand & China
bases
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MI029-bpld.jpg
black China
bases
with Superfast
without & with
batch number
MI029-bple.jpg
black China
bases
with batch number
with & without
Superfast
MI029-bplf.jpg
sil.-gray China
bases
with batch number
with & without
Superfast
MI029-bplg.jpg
sil.-gray China
bases
without Superfast
without & with
batch number
MI029-bata.jpg
black China
bases
without Superfast
diff. batch number
locations
MI029-batb.jpg
sil.-gray China
bases
without Superfast
diff. batch number
locations
MI029-MW029-bpl.jpg
bases
MB Toys vs.
Mattel
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Variation listing (MS Word)

Models with Mattel bases are beyond the scope of this website.

Lesney Superfast variations (LS 29-C)

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