Friday, January 9, 2015

Thunderbirds 50th Anniversary!


     The year 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of what is arguably Gerry Anderson's finest television series; Thunderbirds.  It's certainly my favorite Supermarionation series.  The show followed the adventures of the Tracy family and their top secret organization International Rescue.  International Rescue used their fantastic fleet of  vehicles and aircraft, known as the Thunderbirds; to save people from accidents and disasters that couldn't be overcome by conventional means.  This 1965 show featured advanced marionette puppetry and dazzling miniature effects that thrilled viewers around the world.  It's still extremely popular today.  In fact, the world will be introduced to a brand new Thunderbirds series in April of this year!
     To celebrate 2015, I'll be posting every piece of Thunderbirds merchandise in my collection.  This month we'll spend some time talking about Thunderbird 5; International Rescue's eyes and ears on the world.  I hope you'll stick around for that.


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