1 st version
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The Dinky Thunderbird 2 has released the pod and is raised up
on it's four retractable legs. In the series there were many
pods available, each containing different vehicles and equipment.
Thunderbird 4 - International Rescue's submarine.
They have :
- bottom with inscribed « Century 21 Toys »
- 5 rivets (a transitional type, issued in later 1972 or early 1973 have 4 x screws in the Base and NOT rivets like version 2 and 3). That base is riveted so when the legs where broke because of the heavy weight of the model the legs could not be replaced as a result Dinky changed the base to screws so you could change.
Need to confirm :
Original Earley MK1 Issue Dinky Thunderbird 2 Produced for 1 year only with the riveted base.
Both deep red thrusters (later they went to a lighter red), all 4 custard yellow legs (later issues went more yellow to orange and where more flimsey).
The Original MK1 Issue Thunderbird 4 The Moler with the bigger 4 on the side, the later issue they put a smaller 4.
- green color (like T.V show)
- 2 versions of boxes with little change :
The boxes is virtually the same, with the exception of the use of “Gerry Anderson” on the box. For example, instead of reading “Straight from ‘THUNDERBIRDS’ ”, reads: “Straight from Gerry Anderson’s ‘THUNDERBIRDS’ “. The Century 21 label on the thin side is also different and reads “Gerry Anderson’s THUNDERBIRD 2 Made by Dinky Toys for CENTURY 21 TOYS LTD. © 1966 A.P. Films LTD. “
The Outter first Issue box made without the wording Illustrate of model may differ in colour, due to the metalic green version introduced .
The original inner Tray is with the original inner package.