NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE GERRY ANDERSON PROGRAM “THUNDER BIRDS” IN ANY WAY, this is totally different, cause we put “Fire” in there instead of Thunder. Okay? Glad we’re clear. We have a PodCast! It’s fun, please listen. Check out our Instagram for more stuff like this blog. Get the expanded digital edition of Rack […]
One would be foolish to go up against the Dinky armada in the late 1970s…..
Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds was easily his most toyetic series and that was not lost on the Japanese. Even though the show was 14 years old in 1980, it didn’t stop Popy from creating some incredible diecast toys.
In the early 1980s, ITC Entertainment took their back catalog of (mainly) Gerry Anderson TV programs and edited them into a series of Television movies for the growing Cable TV market. Dubbed “Super Space Theatre” these 14 movies were culled together from episodes of “Space:1999“, “UFO“, “Thunderbirds“, “Stingray“, “Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons” and the […]
Click on the image to Enlarge. Eidai Grip diecast vehicles were produced in Japan during the 1970s and featured many popular TV licences not unlike Dinky and Corgi did in the United Kingdom. In fact, they shared many licenses like Gerry Anderson’s UFO (a personal favourite), Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet. They also (understandably) covered Japanese […]