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More Thunderbirds Are Go Licenses Announced, show launch just one week away

The new-look Tracy Brothers of International Rescue - Scott, Virgil, Alan, Gordon and John. Photo © ITV

  With the first episode of the new Thunderbirds Are Go set to debut with next Saturday (4th April) a special one hour episode on ITV and CITV, ITV Studios Global Entertainment have announced more tie-in licensing deals for the show. Global Solutions for Clothing are to launch a range of children’s hanging dress-up costumes inspired by the new series. The range will ... Read More »

Who Remembers Letratone?

Letratone Image

… Because if you do, then there’s a special clearance offer for the Letraset-produced screen tone paper being sold on ebay – over £1360 worth of screen tone paper, starting bid 99p. No reserve! Letratone, produced by Letraset from 1966 onwards (the company is still going – they still create Transfer Lettering but “Action Transfers” are a thing of the past), is a ... Read More »

ITV announces new Gerry Anderson merchandise plans based on Captain Scarlet, UFO, Stingray

The Robert Harrop Designs limited edition SPV from Captain Scarlet is already on sale - but more designs are to come

  ITV Studios Global Entertainment has announced it is to expand the licensing programme for its Gerry Anderson portfolio, introducing new merchandise based on almost all his shows such as Captain Scarlet, Stingray, Joe 90 and Space:1999. The plan is no doubt in response to the success of its Classic Thunderbirds licensed merchandise. The new lines, initially aimed at adult fans and collectors in the ... Read More »

ComPalComics offers Dalek Playsuit, Dandy Number One in latest auction

Dalek Pencil Sharpener (1965) BBC TV with 8 Dalek Swapits (1965) Cherilea Toys.

  The latest Compalcomics March catalogue closes on on Sunday 8th March 2015 starting at 2.00pm, featuring a huge number of both early and modern Dandy comics, artwork including “Oor Wullie” and various IPC/Fleetway covers – and a rare Dalek Playsuit! There’s also some Dan Dare original two page artwork by Frank Hampson for Eagle, which is expected to sell fro at ... Read More »

Royal Mail Launches Alice In Wonderland Stamps

Alice in Wonderland Stamps - 2015

    The Royal Mail has just launched its Alice In Wonderland Stamps, the work of artist Grahame Baker-Smith, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s Classic Tale – and, for the first time ever the company has collaborated with a children’s book publisher, Walker Books, to create a book based on the stamp artwork.     The ... Read More »

Second Rare Star Wars Figures Auction Stirs Fan Excitement, first auction raised £40,000

Star Wars FX-7 Figure

  Auction house Vectis have released details of the second auction of mint on card Star Wars figures, owned by the former Club Chairman of  the UK Star Wars Fan Club, Craig Stevens, which takes place next week – and there has been a buzz of excitement among collectors since the full details were posted. The second half of the Craig Stevens Palitoy Figure Collection at Vectis Auctioneers takes place ... Read More »

New Zealand Mint releases first in series of Thunderbirds 50th anniversary coins

Thunderbirds 50 Years Anniversary Coin

The New Zealand Mint has released the  first of six  Thunderbirds 50 Years 1oz silver coins to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic show created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, soon to be revived with new show Thunderbirds Are Go! Delivered in a Thunderbirds-themed coin case, the highly collectible coin featuring a gold-plated Thunderbirds 50th Anniversary logo has a Limited Mintage of only 5,000 coins and ... Read More »

LEGO Doctor Who Set to Materialise Later This Year

Doctor Who LEGO

  Doctor Who and LEGO fans around the world are celebrating the news that The LEGO Group will be producing a LEGO Doctor Who set. The concept for a Doctor Who set came from the LEGO IDEAS  (,  a crowdsourcing community where LEGO fans can submit their own ideas for new LEGO products, and vote for other members’ ideas. Members collect votes for ... Read More »

Kev F Sutherland helps promote new Rubies Beano range at Spring Fair

Now where oh where is that @Rubies_UK stand? I’ve got faces to draw #springfair @BeanoComic — Kev F Comic Artist (@KevFComicArtist) February 2, 2015 DC Thomson Consumer Products has announced several new products and partners in  the gifting and homewares categories for The Beano and its stars Dennis the Menace and Gnasher at this year’s licensing Spring Fair at the NEC Birmingham. • ... Read More »

New Classic Thunderbirds licenses announced

  ITV Studios Global Entertainment has detailed new developments for its Classic Thunderbirds gifting category as it celebrates the brand’s 50th anniversary ahead of this year’s licensing Spring Fair in Birmingham next week. These include a special range of 50th anniversary products and limited editions based on new artwork, targeting the adult retro and nostalgic market, that will be available at retail outlets ... Read More »

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