Dinky Toys 101 Thunderbird 2

Thunderbirds 2 & 4 by Dinky Toys, No. 101. 1st issue. Excellent plus -near mint/boxed. With FRENCH INSTRUCTION LEAFLET. From The Berlin Collection.

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Price: £400.00

Notes

First issue from 1967-73 in all original dark gloss green. The Thunderbird 2 is happily free from the usual little problems that are all too frequent with these early examples i.e. the retractable yellow legs are well-shaped and retract well.

In close to mint condition with a little wear to the paint finish in places. The plated parts are bright. Thunderbird 2 labels are complete throughout. A little wear to the foil label on the fin.
Note too that this example comes complete with the small Thunderbird 4 inside the pod.
The metal pod which has to be slid out has marking which of course is invisible when assembled – and unavoidable as metal slides across metal.

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Dinky toys 101 thunderbird 2 dd926 pod

The attractive inner card stand has lots of great artwork and looks fresh with excellent strong colours. Clean and crisp! Minor wear only. Both tuck-in end flaps are present, intact and firmly attached.
Very light wear.

Dinky toys 101 thunderbird 2 dd926 plinth

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Operating Instructions on the reverse and note this issue was intended for the French market since the leaflet with operating instructions in French are included.

Dinky toys 101 thunderbird 2 dd926 leaflet

The distinctive card outer box presents well and is happily free of the usual discolouration/foxing to the white background. Note the area of surface loss on one side (probably due to a price label removal at some time). Tear to the tuck-in section of one large end flap and very minor wear besides.

Dinky toys 101 thunderbird 2 dd926 box

A great Gerry Anderson model to add to your collection – this early issue is a strong favourite with many collectors. Not often found with the French issue instruction leaflet.

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