Friday, 25 September 2009


Similar to the Telsada Trans-Continental Express bloglet, this plastic Japanese Amphibious car can be found as the basis of a fire-tender in Thunderbirds (bottom picture). The toy recently featured on Ebay and sold for well over £200 (top 3 pictures), although I am still unsure of the manufacturer or indeed the name of this toy (sight of a box would be truly excellent). The transformation of the toy car, like the Trans-Continental Express, into the Thunderbirds fire-tender, Meddings-style, is once again the subject of the talented Mike Delamar's scratchbiuld thread on the impressive Space 1999 Eagle Transporter Forum. You can view the fire-tender in action at the start of this You Tube clip of the City of Fire episode of Thunderbirds:

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