Thunderbird Model News - 012 - New T-Birds from Matchbox, Hot wheels and Brooklin


Matchbox News

The good news is that a Limited Edition of 200 sets was issued at the 17th UK MICA convention in 2002, consisting of a 1955 Ford Thunderbird and a 1930 Ford Model A Van.
Set Number is M15 it is based on the DYGO8/B version
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The bad news is that with an edition of 200 to dedicated collectors they are going to be TOUGH to find, not to mention pricey. Only one I have seen is on offer in c9.5+ condition at 175+S&H ($275+S&H), if you are interested, you know my mail address!

Johnny Lightning News

Thunderbirds Release 3 - ?
Holiday Classics 2002 - ?
JL insist they have delivered to shops, but no-one has them?

Hot Wheels News

New Military Rod from KB Toys 1957 HT with Port Hole and Real RidersPicture

Brooklin News

A 1959 open top version created for the San Francisco Bay Brooklin Club as their 2002 special for members only. Shows car in Chinese New Year Parade with "Princess" and Photographer - only 200 made.

Dinky News

The November 2002& Issue of "Model Collector" has a 3 page Article by Nigel Mynheer on the Dinky #555 1960 Thunderbird made in France and South Africa, transpires there are 4 colors of the South African version including a Cream colour that he values at 2,800, that's US$4,400 so I guess I'll have to wait a while.

eBay News
The Matchbox railroad set with the Turquoise 1957 failed to hit it's reserve, Bidding stopped at $152.50.
New on

Not a lot published, next up will be the complete(?) listing of the Matchbox 1:63 1957 releases

Good Hunting

Sent: 23 September 2002
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