Konami Thunderbirds Toys
At last! A range of accurate, fully detailed scaled models of Thunderbirds vehicles. No gimmicks, no bad voice impersonations of characters, no corner cutting. These Konami models are the best Thunderbirds models/toys we have seen to date.
They are between 3 and 4.5 inches in length so they won't take up a lot of space but every inch is packed with detail. These 'toys' were produced for the Japanese market. They were sold like trading cards, complete with some candy. Boxes were identical so customers didn't know which model they'd get. One effect of this strategy is that the company could produce equal numbers of each vehicle and guarantee they'd sell equally well. This meant they could make some of the less well known items, like the Helijet and Firefly.
There were two 'volumes' of Thunderbirds candy toys issued in 2002
There have subsequently been several re-releases of the Konami Thunderbirds models.