Corgi announces Stingray diecast model for show’s 60th anniversary, and a return to Star Trek

Corgi Die-Cast - 60th Anniversary Stingray Model

Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s early series, Stingray, celebrates its 60th anniversary next year, the first Supermarionation show made in colour – and Corgi Die-Cast have revealed they’ll be celebrating with the release of a new die-cast model of the WASP super-sub.

News of the new diecast model came alongside a number of other teaser announcements, including a The Great Escape TR6 motorbike, which was driven by Steve McQueen in the film, the Q glider from the James Bond film No Time to Die, new Wallace & Gromit cars, new Star Trek models – and licensed items created in partnership with heavy metal bands Iron Maiden and Motorhead.

  • Corgi Die-Cast - James Bond Q6 Glider from "No Time to Die"
  • Corgi Die-Cast - The Great Escape TR6
  • Two of the options for new Corgi Die-Cast - Wallace & Gromit models in the works

The Stingray model will come with rotating propeller, firing sting missiles, and display stand, and a prototype of this model was featured in a recent video prsented by Corgi’s Head of Brand, David Mather, announcing new additions for the Corgi for the first quarter of 2023.

The Official Gerry Anderson Store will be carrying the Corgi Stingray model (and the recently-revealed Scalextric Thunderbirds FAB 1 slot car), when it’s released.

David Mather was a guest on the latest Gerry Anderson Podcast (and returns next week, on 23rd January, and he revealed a long love of Anderson, the result of seeing the 1990s broadcasts of the classic shows, including the fact that he was given much praise at school for his papier-mâché Tracy Island creation.

“It suddenly became omnipresent somehow,” he recalls of the Thunderbirds revival, “because it just hit at exactly the right age and it was just suddenly everywhere… the inventiveness is what really got us.”

There will be more about the new Stingray model from David in the next Gerry Anderson Podcast next week.

Check out the Gerry Anderson Podcast 240 here

• Head to corgi.co.uk to read more about the new releases here, or download the January – April 2023 Catalogue here (PDF)

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. 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 "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.



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