New Thunderbirds and Space:1999 badges release from Anderson Entertainment

Anderson Entertainment has announced the launch of a series of stylish collectors’ pin badge sets and notebooks inspired by founder Gerry Anderson’s iconic properties Thunderbirds and Space:1999.

Thunderbirds Collectors Badge Set [Official & Exclusive]
Space: 1999 Collectors Badge Set [Official & Exclusive]

The badge sets, both of which are limited to 500 worldwide and retail at £39.99, contain 12 exclusive, full-colour hard enamel lapel pins with gold, silver or black colour metal plate and push back fitting. Each pin is approximately 30mm in size.

Both sets are presented in a collectors’ box using the new Anderson Entertainment family of brands packaging style.

An impressive and wide-ranging selection mixes much loved imagery like the International Rescue sash logo and the official Moonbase Alpha symbol with some amazing rarities like the logo of the North Pole Laundry Service (as worn by the villainous Hood) and the patch worn by the Superswift crew in the iconic two-part Space: 1999 story “The Bringers of Wonder”. The company says the collection is ideal for display, cosplay, conventions, or just to show that you’re a true fan!

  • Space: 1999 Collectors Badge Set [Official & Exclusive]

The stylishly presented, rugged and elegant 160-page notebooks are formatted either as International Rescue notebooks (with an International Rescue logo on every page) or as Space: 1999 pilots’ notebooks (with a Moonbase Alpha logo on every page). Retailing at £14.99, these are produced in the UK with debossed cover and colour ribbon.

Both products will be available initially at the official Gerry Anderson online store, where they will target a vast, and still growing, customer community numbering in the tens of thousands.

The launch of these products comes soon after a new agreement with rightsholder ITV Studios which allows Anderson Entertainment to expand its ranges of product derived from its classic brands. This agreement will enable a wide range of new and innovative products inspired by the best-loved creations from Gerry Anderson, the man behind such classics as Thunderbirds, Stingray, Space:1999 and UFO, as well as modern hits like Space Precinct and the 2005 reimagining of Captain Scarlet. The badge sets and the notebooks are official and fully licensed by ITV.

Writer, producer, director, and MD of Anderson Entertainment, Jamie Anderson says: “Amazing imagery and design have always played a major part in making Gerry’s shows so memorable – and the market for collectibles and stylish giftware inspired by his work is stronger than ever. I’m sure Thunderbirds and Space: 1999 fans will be thrilled with these beautifully designed and presented new additions to the Anderson Entertainment product portfolio.”

Check out the Thunderbirds Collectors Badge Collection here

Check out the Space: 1999 Collectors Badge Collection here

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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