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by AndyThomas
Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Going After Firestorm
Replies: 8
Views: 2435

Re: Going After Firestorm

Ha. Skrill. Funny: http://efc.wikia.com/wiki/Skrill I didn't know about Firestorm, I'd seen the kickstarter mentioned in the Gerry Anderson YouTube channel but hadn't read anything about it as the character designs seemed, well, childish I suppose. I'm surprised the original didn't do better, Anders...
by AndyThomas
Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: X-Bomber the Game
Topic: X-Fighter Design
Replies: 4
Views: 1966

Re: X-Fighter Design

I saw this first time and I thought Star Fury - Thunderbolt upgrade. Shiny! Perhaps it should have a mini death blossom a la Last Starfighter?!
by AndyThomas
Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Other Creative Work
Topic: Thunderbirds Are Go - Low Cost!
Replies: 20
Views: 4845

Re: Thunderbirds Are Go - Low Cost!

Well, Tracy Island did indeed turn up yesterday and after much wrestling with its components I did manage to get it looking about right and up and running eventually - the launch sequence lifts are bloody noisy! It's pretty solid, lots of flashy LEDs and sound effects etc but I can now confirm that ...
by AndyThomas
Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: The Merchandise
Topic: Japanese poster?
Replies: 9
Views: 2859

Re: Japanese poster?

So that's only about twelve pounds then. The English translation is quite entertaining! The style of the inside image reminds me of the French comic books, but equally looks manga - I wonder which came first? Nice front cover too. Is this a typical Japanese auction site then? You have to arrange for...
by AndyThomas
Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: The Merchandise
Topic: Japanese poster?
Replies: 9
Views: 2859

Re: Japanese poster?

I love the fact people are still finding new merchandise 30 odd years on. I think we must hoard as a species. Those are certainly not images I've seen, unless someone with the encyclopedia can set me right. I'll tell you what though - I don't think it's a poster. Look at the sheet with the print on ...
by AndyThomas
Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Other Creative Work
Topic: Thunderbirds Are Go - Low Cost!
Replies: 20
Views: 4845

Re: Thunderbirds Are Go - Low Cost!

Very interesting. My lad and I were in an Entertainer toy shop over the weekend, and were hunting for posters of the Thunderbirds in order to enter a competition. I was casting around for Kayo, who was supposed to be there, and he said to me "Daddy, let's look in the girls area". And he was right, t...
by AndyThomas
Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Other Creative Work
Topic: Thunderbirds Are Go - Low Cost!
Replies: 20
Views: 4845

Re: Thunderbirds Are Go - Low Cost!

I think they've got a challenge that the original didn't - this is strictly a CITV show, really. It's 20 minutes, not 50, so they don't have a lot of time for nuances - but they are there, on occasion, such as when Scott stops Virgil decking someone because "that's not what we do". It reminds me of ...
by AndyThomas
Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Other Creative Work
Topic: Thunderbirds Are Go - Low Cost!
Replies: 20
Views: 4845

Re: Thunderbirds Are Go - Low Cost!

A question my son frequently asks. They did a big catch-up weekend a week or so ago, I think they're drumming up interest for the toy releases that are now happening. They're not bad toys, incidentally, the paintwork isn't brilliant on them all and they're plastic but the sound effects are pretty cl...
by AndyThomas
Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Other Creative Work
Topic: Thunderbirds Are Go - Low Cost!
Replies: 20
Views: 4845

Thunderbirds Are Go - Low Cost!

So it's the holidays, son is dying for the new Tracy Island to hit toy shops. I was commissioned / cajoled into putting this together. God help me when he demands the Thunderbird 2 equivalent!
http://youtu.be/w8ztSMgXv_0
by AndyThomas
Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Other Creative Work
Topic: Dai X Jaeger
Replies: 28
Views: 8173

Re: Dai X Jaeger

Hm. That looks vaguely familiar? Looks a bit like Transformers Beast Wars, the girl is straight out of, well, every anime ever! Reminding me of Astroboy a touch too, quite old school?

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