THUNDERBIRDS!

SgtFang

Sr Member
Gone but not forgotten.
Did Bandai or anyone ever make decent size kits of the vehicles from the recent movie?

I finally got around to renting it a few days ago, and I think I've watched it at least once a day since.

I was scared to death it was going to just be a "Spy Kids" knock off, but it's plain to see that Frakes, Paxton, Edwards, and everyone else in that age bracket really put a lot of love into this flick. :)

The CGI never completely beat you over the head, the kids never "quite" crossed into "annoying territory", and when they came close, the scenes with the ships and older actors quickly pulled it back to being fun.

Hehe, I actually got a little bit misty eyed, watching T-2 roll down the palm tree alley for launch. :$

-Sarge
 

Galactifan

Sr Member
I actually liked the new Thunderbirds movie, too... Very enjoyable and the extra features on the DVD were pretty cool.
 

SgtFang

Sr Member
Gone but not forgotten.
Originally posted by Galactifan@Apr 30 2005, 12:46 AM
I actually liked the new Thunderbirds movie, too... Very enjoyable and the extra features on the DVD were pretty cool.
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Heh, did you catch that quick shot they snuck in, when the kids are taking off in TB1, where the hand on the right comes down on the throttle, and has strings on it? :lol

-Sarge
 

Galactifan

Sr Member
Originally posted by SgtFang@Apr 30 2005, 01:00 AM

Heh, did you catch that quick shot they snuck in, when the kids are taking off in TB1, where the hand on the right comes down on the throttle, and has strings on it?  :lol

-Sarge
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Yup, I played the DVD back a few times and realized they were paying a tribute to the super-marionettes from the original series.
 

KrokoHunter

Sr Member
Bandai did make som kits of TB1, TB2 and TB3. Very small though.

I have them at home, and I'm afraid it's going to be one of those neverending projects, because I've tried to superdetail them, drilling out the windows and holes in the supportbeams, and so on.

/Niels
 

TK-855

New Member
I remember seeing some mini-kits at a comic book show back in February, but I have a reissue set of the Matchbox models, TB 1-2-3-4 and Lady Penelope's car. Also an unassembled TB-3 model from the 1980's in a box somewhere.
 
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