Friday, August 3, 2018

Toy Review: Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 5020 from Matchbox: Jurassic World by Mattel

    Today I'm serving up another review of a vehicle from the Matchbox: Jurassic World line of miniature vehicles from the Jurassic Park film series. Today I'm checking out the Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 5020, a vehicle that appears in some way in both Jurassic World and Fallen Kingdom and has one of the longest names for a toy car I've ever heard. Mercedes-Benz Unimog trucks appeared in Jurassic World but this specific model seems to be from Fallen Kingdom as it is the truck that Claire, Owen, and Franklin use to drive onboard the mercenary boat. This is part of the second series of vehicles that began showing up after the film's release at the end of June. I'm really impressed with how many vehicles Mattel has offered up in this line and I hope we get some more Legacy Collection vehicles in the future. For now, let's check out this cool, covered truck after the break...

 The Facts:

Model Number: FMX09

Length: 2 3/4ths inches

Non-Scalper Price: $1.25
 The Positives:

* The front of the truck might be a bit plane but I do like the detail and the rugged look of this vehicle. It seems pretty roadworthy and designed for durability.

* The bed of the truck has a removable top that gives it the appearance of a covered cargo truck. The top is made from plastic and can slide off fairly easily to give you a few different looks for the vehicle.

* I really like the inside of the truck bed. You have four seats as well as some various supplies scattered around such as a pick axe, something round, and maybe a tool box or a flashlight of some sort. I love little details like this even though they're not the most intricate sculpts you'll find.
  The Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 5020 is a very cool truck. Whether you're a Jurassic Park fan, a Matchbox collector, or maybe even an enthusiast for military styled vehicles, this has a lot to offer for only around a buck and some change. The removable covering is a cool feature and adds a bit more playability to the toy. It's a Great miniature and while it isn't as visually striking or as easily recognizable as a Jurassic Park vehicle, it is quite a cool vehicle.

For more Matchbox: Jurassic World vehicles, check out the following:
'10 Textron Tiger (Green)
'93 Jeep Wrangler #9
Armored Action Transporter
Armored Action Truck
Island Transport Team 
Off-Road Rescue Rig 


  1. Definitely my favorite of the Fallen Kingdom vehicles so far. I love Unimogs. :)

  2. Oh, and the Unimog mobile vet unit used in the previous film was a U 4000. The U 5020 is a much more recent model (obviously). I'd also love it if they did the U 1300 with the scissor lift observation platform and the U 2450 crew cab Unimog, both from The Lost World.

  3. It appears there’s a few currently unaccounted for cars in Matchbox’s Jurassic World line, which, according to their individual cardbacks, number eighteen:

    1. Off-Road Rescue Rig
    2. Armored Action Truck
    3. '14 Mercedes-Benz G 550
    4. Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 5020
    5. '10 Textron Tiger (green)
    6. ?
    7. ?
    8. ?
    9. ?
    10. Deep-Dive Submarine
    11. ?
    12. ?
    13. Armored Action Transporter
    14. ?
    15. ?
    16. Gyrosphere
    17. '93 Jeep Wrangler #9
    18. '10 Textron Tiger (tan)

    I wonder what what vehicles 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14 and 15 will be…?

    1. I got my answer. According to a recent 5-pack called "Land Rescue Convoy," we're also getting:

      '93 Ford Explorer #4
      '93 Jeep Wrangler #29
      '14 Mercedes-Benz G 550 (colored black; another "concept" vehicle with no existing onscreen counterpart)
      AM General HMMWV M1025 (the InGen one that comes ashore with the Tiger in JW)
      Kawasaki Teryx4

      Someone also mentioned we're getting Claire's Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé.

    2. Interesting? Mattel/ Matchbox is going surprisingly deep with this little subline.

    3. I know, and I'm loving it! :D

      That still leaves three slots unaccounted for. I wonder what they'll do to round it out? Hopefully the G 63 AMG, considering they have the mold for it.

    4. Just found the Land Rescue Convoy set last night. Working on a review of it right now. I also saw a set called All-Terrain Fleet that includes 5 rereleases of various trucks. I think the only difference from the single packed vehicles is a minor color swap on one of the trucks. Maybe the Unimog?

    5. The Unimog from the All-Terrain Fleet is gray with a gray canvas top vs. the single release which is olive drab with a tan canvas top.

  4. Ah, it seems I made a mistake. Upon closer inspection under better lighting, the differences between the two Unimogs are:

    Single Release - Olive drab body and a tan canvas.
    All-Terrain Fleet Release - Gray body and a GREEN canvas, not a tan one as I'd previously thought.


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