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Matchbox Mega Rig Set

Updated on January 29, 2012
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Modular Fun

The Matchbox Mega-Rig series includes several play sets with interchangeable modular pieces. Each set can be rearranged into several types of vehicles, and together the possibilities are endless. The ultra-fun Shark Ship is the perfect example of how one set can bring imagination and creativity into a toy without feeling too much like like a learning toy. You child will choose this toy, and create different vehicles, boats, etc. The parts are easy to connect and disconnect, even for a small child. The pieces are durable, and this quality toy is filled with small details not immediately noticeable.

Mattel Matchbox Mega Rig Shark Adventure

Mattel Matchbox Mega Rig Shark Adventure
Mattel Matchbox Mega Rig Shark Adventure

Mattel Matchbox Mega Rig Shark Adventure

This is the toy you want. As far as I am concerned, the other sets are all accessories to this one, (but the submarine is great as well). Even without using the shark, this toy is amazing. With so many possible variations that can be formed from the pieces, this is is such imaginative set. Given these pieces, a child can take the upper deck off and use it as its own smaller boat, making this a toy that multiple kids can have with at once.

The Mega Rig Squid Sub

Face it, some kids are just drawn to cars, planes, trains, and trucks more than blocks or puzzles. With these sets, they can use the vehicle pieces to develop the same types of creative and problem solving skills as they would with puzzles and blocks. They learn to assemble the ship or submarine, like a puzzle, and then use the pieces like building blocks to build many other vehicles.

And, does your kid have a great submarine set already? This is something a little different.

Auctions for Mega Rigs

Auctions are often the cheapest ways to get mega rigs. Additional modules can be a fun additions to your mega rig, and often incomplete sets are available at amazing prices.

Matchbox Mega Rig Construction

Matchbox Mega Rig Construction
Matchbox Mega Rig Construction
Tough jobs get done when you have 20 trucks in one! The Wrecking Rig! Pieces combine and recombine so you can build all kind of construction equipment. Plus, you can transform into a mega-high wrecking crane with a ball that really swings and makes sound on impact! Include Matchbox man. Part of the Mega Rig? system, combines with any other Mega Rig? Set. Ages 4 and over. Not for use with some Matchbox sets.

By Land or By Water

Several of these sets have the ability to go in the water. However, they are equally fun to play with on the floor. Since even the boat has wheels on the bottom, a pool or a tub is not at all needed. Your child will want to play as soon as you open the box!

Matchbox Mega Rig Space Shuttle

Matchbox Mega Rig Space Shuttle
Matchbox Mega Rig Space Shuttle
Since part of the fun is in thinking up ways to build a spacecraft from the many different parts, this Mega Rig set is ready to go without any difficult or time-consuming set-up. The set includes simple, illustrated instructions that will help you and your child build a large space shuttle with an exterior fuel tank and an all-terrain vehicle base that can be used as a launching site. The instructions include photos of other possible configurations and illustrations showing important details such as how to launch missiles, lock the shuttle's arm in place for space walks, and the many ways to combine Mega Rig wheels.

Mega Rig Tricera Stop

Mega Rig Tricera Stop
Mega Rig Tricera Stop
Go on a dinosaur safari with this Mega Rig exploration vehicle that can be transformed into other vehicles. Adventure set includes a triceratops dinosaur with sounds and head-ramming action, and a Matchbox action figure too! Kids combine and transform with over ten action pieces. Not for use with some Matchbox sets. Colors and decorations may vary.

Matchbox Mega Rig Adventure Pack: Terrorddactyl Trap

Polar Bear Scare Mega Rig Matchbox Playset

- Matchbox Mega Rig Adventure - Polar Bear Scare with Retractable Capture Rope, Tundra Tent, Matchbox Man, Ice Plow, Net Launcher, Polar Bear, Capture Collar and Baby Penguin
- Matchbox Mega Rig Adventure - Polar Bear Scare with Retractable Capture Rope, Tundra Tent, Matchbox Man, Ice Plow, Net Launcher, Polar Bear, Capture Collar and Baby Penguin
I'm not really certain of the point to this toy. I like the cool little vehicle, but does a kid really need a polar bear with a weapon strapped on its back? No way am I giving that polar bear to my kid.

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