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Re: Thunderbirds Are Go... on the Corgi Website

Marten Richens » Sep 30 '15
Just to let everyone who`s interested know that to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Thunderbirds, Corgi are re-releasing their toys. Here is the link
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Re: Thunderbirds Are Go... on the Corgi Website

Alun » Sep 30 '15
Really probably shouldn`t admit this but Thunderbirds etc always left me cold and was never that bothered by it. Appreciate the models now but still find the puppets creepy to this day.


I will now clean out my desk and leave the building by 5....

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Re: Thunderbirds Are Go... on the Corgi Website

Marten Richens » Oct 1 '15
Well, as this is turning into a confessional, I too am not too much of a Thunderbirds fan. I like the Lady Penelope spy-esque bits, and I love the models, but I find it all to plodding for my tastes. They take so bloody long to get their kit sorted out that the people they are trying to rescue would have been dead a long time. Also they have Norman Bates designing their vehicles as well...


I am much more into Captain Scarlet.

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Re: Thunderbirds Are Go... on the Corgi Website

Gareth James » Oct 1 '15
I`m just gonna squeeze inbetween Alun and Marten here (ohhh Matron..) inside the confessional box and say that Captain Scarlet does it for me. Darker than Thunderbirds and cooler vehicle design. 

Thanks for the link though Marten- may still go for these.

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Re: Thunderbirds Are Go... on the Corgi Website

Malcolm Gibb » Oct 9 '15

Well I have to agree and disagree with you all.

Yes I love the models not only in Thunderbirds but all the Anderson series. I love puppets and still remember watching my first episode and after a short time I forget they are just wood and fibreglass, in fact I think they have more character than many so called stars today.

I can understand about the plodding nature of things but that was the way in those days when may of these programmes were made. Its unfortunate that TV/Filmmakers think we have an attention span of a few seconds and I think some things move along just a tad too fast.

The fact that a programme like Thunderbirds which was initially made for kids has lasted so long and is still watched and fondly remembered today which is more than can be said for many many programmes.

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Re: Thunderbirds Are Go... on the Corgi Website

Marten Richens » Oct 10 '15
I do agree Malcolm, I have just always found TB to be too slow for me. I watched it religiously whenever it was on, but I just have always been more Captain Scarlet inclined. I have to agree with Gareth, CS was just a darker show (my favourite show as a kid was Blakes 7).


I don`t doubt the incredible achievement that TB is; it is rightly considered one of the all time TV greats (not just kids shows).

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