View Full Version : Thunderbirds by Konami : It's over. Bandaï's next.

10-28-2003, 01:44 PM
With the upcoming Thunderbirds movie. Bandaï just got the license and they will make : Trading kits (gashapon), Candy Toys (same things), Model Kits, figures (3" & 12"), etc...

Here is the txt :

Bandai Acquires Worldwide Master Toy License for Upcoming Film from Universal Pictures and Working Title Films

October 27, 2003 - Bandai Co., Ltd announced today that they have signed a worldwide licensing agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group (USCPG) as the master toy licensee for the upcoming theatrical presentation, Thunderbirds. From Universal Pictures and Working Title Films, Thunderbirds is a live-action feature film based on the hit British television series of the 1960s, which followed the perilous exploits of the Tracy family. Thunderbirds, starring Bill Paxton and Sir Ben Kingsley, is slated for release on August 6, 2004.

Under the agreement, Bandai Co, Ltd. will develop articulated action figures (3” - 12”) with related accessories including toy weapons, playsets, dioramas, roleplay gadgets and vehicles, as well as candy toys, plastic model kits and capsule toys. Additionally, Bandai is licensed to produce stationary items, die cast toys, block toys and prize toys for Japan and Asia Pacific. The products are scheduled to hit shelves by June 2004.

About Thunderbirds

When dangerous situations exceed the limitations or ordinary military and international security forces, the world calls upon the high-tech assistance of International Rescue-a mysterious band of fearless adventurers and their fleet of awesome, imaginatively-engineered vehicles known as: Thunderbirds!

Hidden from the world, Tracy Island, a lush patch of land situated in the remote waters of the South Pacific, is home to brilliant entrepreneur and former astronaut Jeff Tracy (Bill Paxton) and his five sons. It is also the headquarters of Tracy’s top-secret organization, International Rescue - and it is under siege. Master criminal The Hood (Sir Ben Kingsley) has breached island security, intent on commandeering International Rescue’s fleet of five highly-advanced rescue vehicles, each designed to accomplish a specific task. Deploying Jeff and his four eldest sons on a mission, The Hood finds his plans obstructed by Jeff’s youngest son, Alan (Brady Corbet), who will do anything to save the Tracy family and the Thunderbirds.

Directed by Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek: First Contact, Clockstoppers) from a script by William Osborne (The Scorpion King) and Michael McCullers (Austin Powers in Goldmember, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me), Thunderbirds was filmed on location in The Seychelles and the UK.

10-28-2003, 06:42 PM
That's great news, I love the TB's. I'm still trying to get my uncle to give me his vintage TB 1,2,3,4 from Gorgi.