Series-18 (SOUTH DAKOTA HIGHWAY PATROL) 1 OF 25,000 (1998)
***MATCHBOX - PREMIERE COLLECTION - WORLD CLASS***
****"STATE POLICE II COLLECTION"****
****"NO LONGER AVAILABLE FROM MATCHBOX"****
***"LIMITED EDITION 1 OF 25,000"***
***PREMIERE COLLECTION MODELS***
*Matchbox introduced the Premiere Collection models in 1996 to replace the World Class Series .
*They are highly detailed cars with clear windows, rubber tires & disc wheels.
*The production of these finest quality and detailed characterized models are limited to 25,000 each. These models are released in blister cards but each model comes with its own collector's box.
*Originally ONLY (3) series Were To Be Released Consisting Of Only (6) models Per series, but with popularity and demand of this series, MATCHBOX/TYCO decided to add (3) Additional series for 1996 and more series for 1997 and the years to come.
*Mattel took this series all the way to 21 by the end of 1998 and with the start of 1999, Matell decided to remove the numbers and assign names. Hence you would see the names as well as numbers for certain cars.
*Please remember that series 4, 5 & 6 include the same models as series 1, 2 & 3 respectively, with different color scheme.
*Some miscellaneous models also fall into this category including the Coke Premiere and Matchbox Collectibles.
*These models are similar to the Gold Collection or Inaugural Collection or Ultra Class Collection.
Asst # 34317