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Old 18-08-2015, 08:01 PM   #1
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Default Corgi are teasing Thunderbirds diecasts

http://www.corgi.co.uk/news/5_4_3_2_1/

further info on the 30th Sept - I'm thinking in stores for Christmas???

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Old 18-08-2015, 11:19 PM   #2
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http://www.corgi.co.uk/news/5_4_3_2_1/

further info on the 30th Sept - I'm thinking in stores for Christmas???

Jim
Cheers for link Jim, at least they all appear to be the classics and not the CGI nonsense. I hope this materialises.
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Old 19-08-2015, 04:14 PM   #3
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That the FAB 1 is in colour suggests a re-release of the 40th anniversary version.
I'm hoping for a decent size of Thunderbird 1 and 3 and 4, the Matchbox Thunderbird 1 and 3 from the 90's were so tiny

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Old 20-08-2015, 05:22 AM   #4
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I'd like diecasts of the new Thunderbirds to be honest even if the show has issues. You can pick up plenty of old T Bird diecasts. There's loads of them whilst the new T Birds are very thin on the ground.

I want the new Fab 1 for a start.
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Old 20-08-2015, 02:21 PM   #5
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The new FAB-1 and TB-4 are the only ones from the new series I would want.
I have styrene versions of the other classics, I may get the Corgi Diecast if they are exceptrional
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Old 20-08-2015, 08:11 PM   #6
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I'd like diecasts of the new Thunderbirds to be honest even if the show has issues. You can pick up plenty of old T Bird diecasts. There's loads of them whilst the new T Birds are very thin on the ground.

I want the new Fab 1 for a start.
Check out the Tomy thread for a range of small diecasts from the new show, inc FAB 1

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Old 20-08-2015, 11:29 PM   #7
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I will never be sad enough to purchase a single piece of merchandise from the "new show". Granted...it's not quite as bad as the Frakes nightmare, but still not for me sorry. When this forum started many years ago it was about proper skilled model makers. I dont need the CGI, I worship the works of Mr Meddings. I understand that many do like the new series, but each to their own choices which I respect, bit its just NOT the same for me.

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Old 21-08-2015, 12:06 PM   #8
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I agree with you Slate about TAG, its definately not for me but as you said it does have its fans.
I don't own any toys from any version of Thunderbirds apart from what I've built myself mostly because I'm not a collector of anything.
When the second series is aired I will have a look to see if they have taken any comments on board though I imagine it will be just the same. I much prefer the Clangers.
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Old 21-08-2015, 07:25 PM   #9
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Cheers for link Jim, at least they all appear to be the classics and not the CGI nonsense. I hope this materialises.
You took the words right out of my mouth.
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Old 25-08-2015, 12:06 PM   #10
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I will never be sad enough to purchase a single piece of merchandise from the "new show". Granted...it's not quite as bad as the Frakes nightmare, but still not for me sorry. When this forum started many years ago it was about proper skilled model makers. I dont need the CGI, I worship the works of Mr Meddings. I understand that many do like the new series, but each to their own choices which I respect, bit its just NOT the same for me.
Just for the record,I'll second that.
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:29 AM   #11
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Second that: Lets hope for a nice size die-cast Thunderbird 1.

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That the FAB 1 is in colour suggests a re-release of the 40th anniversary version.
I'm hoping for a decent size of Thunderbird 1 and 3 and 4, the Matchbox Thunderbird 1 and 3 from the 90's were so tiny

Jim
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Old 02-09-2015, 11:30 PM   #12
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Let's just hoper that Corgi will make these Classic Thunderbirds closely
accurate to the originals and to do them justice to the quality that they
deserve to have.
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Old 03-09-2015, 05:30 AM   #13
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I can't really see much Corgi could add to T Birds diecasts. There's quit a few around already or in plastic. I've got the small Aoshima diecasts and they're quite nice [ except for TB2 ]. I'd prefer they did other Gerry Anderson if they're not doing the ones off the new series even if it's flawed. It would be nice to have new proper diecasts of Strakers car or Macs car from Joe 90 etc than just more original T Birds. There's loads of them about.
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I can't really see much Corgi could add to T Birds diecasts. There's quit a few around already or in plastic. I've got the small Aoshima diecasts and they're quite nice [ except for TB2 ]. I'd prefer they did other Gerry Anderson if they're not doing the ones off the new series even if it's flawed. It would be nice to have new proper diecasts of Strakers car or Macs car from Joe 90 etc than just more original T Birds. There's loads of them about.
Yes, I wouldn't be too surprised if Corgi don't just modify and improve upon the old Matchbox die-casts (as they already did with TB 2), mind, they could be decent upgrades - better mouldings and colour choices

Agreed on the UFO suggestions.... I'd like to see a good Straker's car, and maybe if they could manage it, and update to the classic Dinky Interceptor and Mobile would be nice

Oh well... wishful thinking i look forward to seeing what they do with the Thunderbirds range
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How's about making them fully accurate to the original tv versions by
caring enough to put their hearts and souls into them.
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Old 30-09-2015, 04:07 PM   #16
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Old 30-09-2015, 04:51 PM   #17
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Looks like the pages have been updated: http://www.corgi.co.uk/thunderbirds-1-and-3.html and http://www.corgi.co.uk/thunderbirds-2-and-4.html and of course http://www.corgi.co.uk/thunderbirds-fab1.html all available to pre-order
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Old 30-09-2015, 05:45 PM   #18
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That TB1 is the exact same size and shape as the Mbox diecast. Looks like a more accurate paint job.

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Old 30-09-2015, 05:55 PM   #19
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Yeah, size wise TB1 and TB3 are same size as 1993 Matchbox/Tyco versions. I'm guessing TB2 and FAB1 will be same version as previous corgi release in 2004 (?)

Not due til 18th Jan 2016! That's not far off 4 months away. Mehh.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:47 PM   #20
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From the Corgi website, regarding TB1 and TB3:

"With a number of existing Thunderbird collectibles already in the market, the team decided to reverse engineer their new models to fit with the Tracy Island diorama set, that is already owned by so many collectors of the series. This means that the new models are not engineered to a specific scale, but rather produced to a design scale."

I had been hoping that the TB1 might be about 1.5 x the matchbox scale.
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