Thunderbirds and Natural History Museum join Bachmann Europe’s hobbyist portfolio

Published on: 8th March 2021

The European hobby specialist, Bachmann Europe, has detailed a slew of new licensed releases with the launch of its Spring catalogue that includes buildable models from the classic Anderson Entertainment IP, Thunderbirds, and a new Natural History Museum range of dinosaurs.

Headlining the announcement, Bachmann has unveiled a range of Thunderbirds plastic kits produced under its Adventures in Plastic banner. Comprising 11 different kits across a number of scales, hobbyists can construct detailed models of vehicles from the original TV series.

All five Thunderbird aircraft and underwater craft feature, as well as Fireflash, The Mole, and Lady Penelope’s iconic car FAB 1.

The deal follows a slate of recent licensing activity for Thunderbirds’ IP owners, ITV Studios, who over the last month has secured an extended partnership with the streaming service BritBox to air classic Thunderbirds, a series that made its UK debut in 1965.

Prices on the new range start at £29.99 and each of the 11 kits is ready to be dispatched to Bachmann stockists from next week.

Additionally, and as part of its Spring 2021 MCC Announcements, Bachmann has partnered with the Natural History Museum to launch a licensed Dinosaur Collection.

Now available with new packaging that incorporates a fun and educational fact sheet, the range has been developed under the guidance of the Natural History Museum’s researcher, Dr Paul Barrett. The range includes eight sets to choose from and are available from Bachmann stockists now.

The two new ranges have been introduced as part of Bachmann’s first Model, Collect, Create branding announcements. A new mode of communicating its portfolio to customers, Bachmann will provide quarterly MCC updates on new plastic kits, toys, and collectables in the UK and around the world.

As with its successful 2020 British Railway Announcements, new items unveiled in the MCC Announcements are due to  arrive with Bachmann stockists over the course of the next three months.


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