Thunderbirds Action Figures
Thunderbirds is a vintage British science fiction television series. The series was originally produced in the mid 1960s, but in recent years it has been revived through two feature length film sequels, a live action film adaptation and a new TV series called Thunderbirds Are Go. The original and updated versions of Thunderbirds have created a market for a variety of Thunderbirds action figures.
Vintage Thunderbirds action figures
Following the success of the Thunderbirds TV series in the 1960s, Dinky and Corgi began producing Thunderbirds toys under license. Many of these vintage toys are now rare and original Thunderbirds action figures from this era are considered as collectables.
Thunderbirds has remained popular with children since it began and over the years many Thunderbirds toys have been released by different manufacturers.
Vivid Imaginations Thunderbirds action figures
In 1999, toy producer, Vivid Imaginations released a 12 inch Thunderbirds action figure of the lead character Scott Tracy. The Vivid Imaginations Scott Tracy Thunderbirds action figure repeats one of five different phrases when a button is pressed on his chest. He is dressed in a Thunderbirds uniform and includes a Thunder Stun Gun, communicator and pistol.
Matchbox Thunderbirds action figures
There is a series of ten Matchbox Thunderbirds action figures which are made in good, but not entirely accurate detail. They stand at 3 ¾ inches (9.5 cm), have joints at the legs, shoulders and heads and are sold with their very own accessories.
Bandai Thunderbirds action figures
Toy maker Bandai has also released Thunderbirds action figures of the five main Thunderbirds pilots. Bandai Thunderbirds action figures stand at 5 inches (12.7 cm) tall. They have swivelling waists, heads and shoulders. Their faces and uniforms are accurate to those seen in the TV show.
Bandai 9 inch Thunderbird action figures are made from vinyl and have a very good likeness to the show characters.
Thunderbirds Are Go action figures
The new TV series, Thunderbirds Are Go action figures are a series of toys with the updated look of the characters from the show. Thunderbirds Are Go action figures are articulated and stand at 3 ¾ inches (9.5 cm). These Thunderbirds action figure are sold with a series of accessories, for example, the Scott Tracey figure has a helmet and a jetpack.