Model KitsThunderbirds in Plastic and Metal Kits

YEARMANUFACTURERSCALERELEASEDKIT NO.COMMENTS
1955Ideal
AMT
Premier
1:10
1:16
1955
1976
?
?
4802
652-89
 
1956Ideal
Ringo
Premier
Monogram
Monogram
Alloy Forms
Alloy Forms
1:22
1:22
?
1:24
1:24
HO
HO
?
?
?
1977
1982
?
?
?
C-540
668
6101
2289
H-2022
AF-2038
 
Reissue of Ideal kit
 
Metal body
Plastic kit converted from 6101
White metal; 9 pieces; cont'l kit; porthole hdtp; rr kit
White metal; no cont'l kit or portholes; railroad kit
1957AMT
AMT
AMT
AMT
AMT
AMT
AMT/Ertl
AMT
AMT
AMT
AMT/Ertl
Ideal
Renwall
Revell
Revell
Williams Bros.
1:25
1:25
1:25
1:25
1:25
1:25
1:25
1:25
1:25
1:16
1:16
1:64
1:48
1:32
1:32
HO
1962
1966
1967
1969
1974
1979
1969
1962
1968
1976
1987
?
mid '60's
1968
1989
?
2257
2357
3207
T235
T392
3105
6516
J-257
C103
4801
6721
?
149
H-1104
6151
53120
 
Reissue variant of 2257
Elegance Trophy Series
Reissue variant of 2357
Reissue variant of T235
"Vega$" reissue variant of T392
Reissue variant of 3105
Craftsman Series
Reissue of J-257
 
Reissue of 4801
Available from Glencoe Models
Also offered by Revell-AG
Offered by Matchbox in Europe
Reissue of H-1104
Clear plastic; no porthole; railroad hobby kit
1958Monogram
Monogram
Monogram
Monogram
Monogram
1:24
1:24
1:24
1:24
1:24
1964
1974
1987
1988
1989
PC-89
7550
2759
2783
2904
 
Reissue variant of PC-89
Reissue variant of 7550
"Elvira: Mistress of the Dark" reissue variant of 2759
Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" reissue variant of 2783
1959AMT
AMT
1:25
1:25
1959
1959
1THK
1TCK
Hardtop
Convertible
1960AMT
AMT
AMT
Aurora
Aurora
AMT
AMT
AMT
1:25
1:25
1:25
1:32
1:32
1:32
1:32
1:32
1960
1960
1969
1963
1963
?
1965
1967
1260
11260
T-132
520
548
R752
7103
7113
Hardtop
Convertible
"Bird of Paradise", reissue of 1260
Stock
Custom
 
All Star Series
Reissue of 7103
1961AMT
AMT
1:25
1:25
1961
1961
S221
K211
Hardtop
Convertible
1962AMT
AMT
1:25
1:25
1962
1962
S222
K212
Hardtop
Convertible
1963AMT
AMT
AMT
Gunze Sangyo
Gunze Sangyo
Revell
1:25
1:25
1:25
1:32
1:32
1:32
1963
1963
1969
1983
?
1985
6223
06-213
T-139
G162
G176
7274
Hardtop
Convertible
"Tequila Mockingbird"
Convertible
Hardtop
Based on Gunze Sangyo G162
1964AMT
AMT
1:25
1:25
1964
1964
6224
6214
Hardtop
Convertible
1965AMT
AMT
Palmer Plastics
1:25
1:25
1965
1965
6225
6215
Hardtop
Convertible
Hardtop
1966AMT
AMT
AMT
AMT
AMT
AMT/Ertl
AMT
Hasegawa
1:25
1:25
1:25
1:25
1:25
1:25
1:25
1:24
1966
1966
1974
1977
?
1987
1967
1987
6226
6216
T269
2208
7269
6833
4032
CB5
Hardtop
Convertible
Hdtp/Conv reissue variant of 6226
Reissue of T269
Reissue of 2208
Customizing Series, reissue variant of 7269
Craftsman Series
1967AMT1:2519676227Hardtop
1968AMT
AMT
AMT
1:25
1:43
1:43
1968
1968
1968
6228
3518
M798
Hardtop
Mini Collectors Series
Same as 3518
1969AMT
AMT
AMT
1:25
1:25
1:43
1969
1969
1969
Y901
T320
M774
Hardtop
"Allison Thunderland"
Mini Collectors Series
1970AMT1:251970X855Motor City Stokers Series
1971AMT1:251971T118 
1972Otaki1:241973OT3-50Also offered by Arii
1973Palmer1:3219737312 
1978Lindberg1:321978383 
No other years are available until 1987.

Most listings reprinted from Scale Auto Enthusiast, written by Larry A. Greenberg


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