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.
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.