"Thunderbirds" Tracy Island

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  1. Gummitale

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    I just recently came across this picture of what is apparently a Japanese card model kit of Tracy Island from "Thunderbirds." It's some 20 inches wide, and it also comes with paper Thunderbird vehicles. Supposedly, it's due out at the end of July. That's all I know about it. Does anyone out there know anything about this kit?

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  2. zathros

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    I wonder what part of the Island did Tin Tin do those selfies in! Boy, she grew up fast.

    Your posting of it is the first I've heard. It will probably cost a fortune, and it's availability in the U.S. dubious. We just don't count for anything but protecting the world from itself anymore, (along with numerous other countries, who populous does not seem to be able to get these models either).
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    That would look amazing, with TB 1-5, (ok, 5 might be a bit of a problem :)) in various stages of launch! If you're not expecting it in the US the chances of it coming to SA are below 0.... :(
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    never really got to see the thunderbirds when growing up, or the new movie. I would like to start in on this, along with Gary Pilsworth's models of them. it looks kinda neat.
  5. Marco Scheloske

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    Way cool! I definitely want one!!! But where will these be sold? Any idea about an online shop source?
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    OK, gang! I've finally got some more information about this papercraft 'Tracy Island.' It appears to be a Japanese card-modeling book of some 72 pages. It includes the entire island and base, all three main buildings (the Tracy Villa, the Cliff House and the Round House), all five Thunderbird vehicles, and even miniature launch-bay interiors. It's now on sale at eBay US with an expected release date of July 31st. Retails at just under $57 US, plus shipping.
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  7. Marco Scheloske

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    Thanks for that info! I just ordered one.
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    I would love one, but the USD-ZAR exchange rate is not good. Currently 13-1, wait, 14-1. Wait, 15-1.... you get the idea.... :sadno::sadno:
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    Please, if you build it, make a thread on it. I'd love to see what the book offers. :)
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  10. Marco Scheloske

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    Of course!
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  11. Cybergrinder

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    Me too!

    Edit: Woohoo! 500th post!
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Don't forget to scan it, and build the scan. No need in destroying a possible "collector" book. You could also upload it to one of those pirate sites that none of us visit, so we couldn't get a copy.
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    Of course, none of us visit those.... ;)
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    What - what - what??? What's going on here? :eek: Do you really force me to become a Moderator now??? :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
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  16. Cybergrinder

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    @Revell-Fan; in the words of Mr. Cheeky, (Monty Python), "No, no, no, no! ....YES!"
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    That is brilliant! Next you'll be using Daniel Bryant's "Yes!" lock ;)
  19. Marco Scheloske

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    Just a little update: Got an email that the model is on its way to me.
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    YAY! I'm so looking forward to seeing the quality and the mini TBs. :)