Thunderbirds “Parker” joins BIG Chief Studios collectable International Rescue figures line up

By popular demand, BIG Chief Studios Parker figure, from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s 1960s smash hit Supermarionation show Thunderbirds, will soon be available to order via the company’s Launch Pad platform and specially selected exclusive retail partners. Available as an Exclusive Signature Edition of only 500 worldwide, Parker was Gerry’s favourite character from Thunderbirds. ParkerContinue reading Thunderbirds “Parker” joins BIG Chief Studios collectable International Rescue figures line up

A 1969 Star Trek Sugar Smacks packet, complete with a picture of all the free badges you might find inside

Re-discovering Vintage Cereal Packets, and how one Star Trek memory still plagues my fuzzy brain

This week’s “Rabbit Hole” mission across the web started with memories of  Letraset’s marvellous “Action Transfers” – specifically, Joe 90 “instant transfers” which if memory serves, I acquired through an offer on the back of a cereal packet… and ended up investigating a half-remembered 1960s Star Trek promotion – and a 1950s Weetabix competition inContinue reading Re-discovering Vintage Cereal Packets, and how one Star Trek memory still plagues my fuzzy brain

Supermarionation (and more) celebrated with shows old and new by Century 21 Films

A draughty warehouse on the Slough Trading Estate in the 1960s: what could possibly be so special about such a place? One word: Supermarionation… the term most associated with Gerry Anderson’s many TV shows, and the inspiration for Moon Rangers, recently seen on ITV’s detective series, Endeavour. In Century 21 Slough, the former studios of iconicContinue reading Supermarionation (and more) celebrated with shows old and new by Century 21 Films

Thunderbirds original double-page artworkdrawn, painted and signed by Frank Bellamy for TV Century 21 No 131, 1967. From the Bob Monkhouse Archive. Fearing a rebel attack on the President super-ship Thunderbirds 1 keeps station but a rogue tanker is on collision course… (Bright Pelikan inks on board. 28 x 20 ins)

Compalcomics offers first issue Beano, Black Panther art and more in March auction

Compalcomics has launched its March auction catalogue of British and US comics, and a huge amount of great comic art, including Black Panther art for Marvel UK, Thunderbirds and Garth art by Frank Bellamy and some other rarities from the Bob Monkhouse Archive. The star item on offer has to be a copy The Beano No 1Continue reading Compalcomics offers first issue Beano, Black Panther art and more in March auction

Thrill Power Overload! Complete 1977 – 2018 2000AD collection goes to auction

A complete collection of 2000AD comic books – featuring Prog #1 – #2111 (February 1977 – December 2018) – will go under the hammer on Friday 15th February at Cuttlestones’ Wolverhampton Sale Room.Continue reading Thrill Power Overload! Complete 1977 – 2018 2000AD collection goes to auction