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Thunderbirds Dinky Toys (die-cast) were produced by Meccano Ltd in England from 1966 to 1975. The factory was at Binns Road, Liverpool, England. Arguably, Dinky Toys were the most notable die-cast vehicles ever produced.

Lady Penelope's FAB 1Edit

The Rolls Royce was released in 1966, production lasted eight years, and by 1974 had been produced with several minor changes. Unlike the Thunderbird 2 model released the following year, Dinky kept to the original "Lady Penelope pink" and the only variation to the colour was that some can be found in a deeper "pink".

1st Version No. 100Edit

Fab 1 type 1
  • Release date: 1966
  • Colour "Lady Penelope pink"
  • Roof type: Two pink stripes
  • Wheel type: Flat spun wheels
  • Tyres: Ridged version
  • Interior: Gold
  • Inscribed: "Meccano"
  • Packaging: Box type

2nd Version No. 100Edit

Type 2 fab1
  • Release date: 1967
  • Colour "Lady Penelope pink"
  • Roof type: Two pink stripes
  • Wheel type: Star wheels
  • Tyres: Ordinary version
  • Interior: Gold
  • Inscribed: "Meccano"
  • Packaging: Box type

3rd Version No. 100Edit

Fab type 3
  • Release date: 1968
  • Colour "Lady Penelope pink"
  • Roof type: No stripes
  • Wheel type: Small cast
  • Tyres: Ridged version
  • Interior: Gold
  • Inscribed: "Meccano"
  • Packaging: Box type

4th Version No. 100Edit

Version 4
  • Release date: 1970
  • Colour "Lady Penelope pink"
  • Roof type: No stripes
  • Wheel type: Big cast
  • Tyres: Ordinary version
  • Interior: Brown
  • Inscribed: "Meccano"
  • Packaging: Bubble type

5th Version No: 100Edit

Dinky 5
  • Release date: Unknown, possibly 1966
  • Colour "Deep pink"
  • Roof type: No stripes
  • Wheel type: Flat spun
  • Tyres: Ordinary version
  • Interior: Gold
  • Inscribed: "Meccano"
  • Packaging: Box type

Thunderbird 2Edit

Dinky's Thunderbird 2 was released in 1967, and due to its great popularity, was produced in several different versions until production was stopped in 1975.

It is often thought that the Thunderbird 2 model was produced in many colours other than green because children tended to avoid green things, i.e. vegetables!

1st Version No. 101Edit

Version 1 (a)
  • Release date: 1967
  • Colour Original Thunderbird 2 "green"
  • Body: Solid metal
  • Legs: Thin yellow
  • Inscribed: "Century 21 Toys"
  • Packaging: No "Gerry Anderson" on box
  • Notes: 5 rivets in base (not screws)

2nd Version No. 101Edit

Version 1 (b)
  • Release date: 1967
  • Colour Metallic green
  • Body: Solid metal
  • Legs: Thin yellow
  • Inscribed: "Century 21 Toys"
  • Packaging: "Gerry Anderson" on box
  • Notes: 4 screws and one rivet in base

3rd Version No. 101Edit

Verrsion 1 (b) bubble
  • Release date: 1973
  • Colour Metallic green
  • Body: Solid metal
  • Legs: Thin yellow
  • Inscribed: No "Century 21 Toys"
  • Packaging: Bubble package
  • Notes: 4 screws and one rivet in base

4th Version No. 106Edit

Version 2 (a)
  • Release date: 1974
  • Colour Metallic blue
  • Body: Solid metal
  • Legs: Thick red
  • Inscribed: "Dinky Toys"
  • Packaging: Bubble package
  • Notes: 4 cross head screws and 3 rivets in base

5th Version No. 106Edit

Version 2 106 (b)
  • Release date: 1975
  • Colour Metallic blue
  • Body: Solid metal
  • Legs: Thick yellow
  • Inscribed: "Dinky Toys"
  • Packaging: Bubble package
  • Notes: 4 cross head screws and 3 rivets in base

6th Version No. 106Edit

Version 3 black
  • Release date: 1975
  • Colour Metallic blue
  • Body: Black plastic underside
  • Legs: Thick yellow
  • Inscribed: "Dinky Toys"
  • Packaging: Bubble package
  • Notes: 4 cross head screws and 3 rivets in base

7th Version No. 106Edit

Version 3 black and red legs
  • Release date: 1975
  • Colour Metallic blue
  • Body: Black plastic underside
  • Legs: Thick red
  • Inscribed: "Dinky Toys"
  • Packaging: Bubble package
  • Notes: 4 cross head screws and 3 rivets in base

8th Version No: 106Edit

Version 3 white
  • Release date: 1975
  • Colour Metallic blue
  • Body: White plastic underside
  • Legs: Thick Red
  • Inscribed: "Dinky Toys"
  • Packaging: Window package
  • Notes: 4 cross head screws and 3 rivets in base

Pre-Production Version (a)Edit

Yellow (1)
  • Release date: Unknown
  • Colour Yellow plastic
  • Body: Black plastic underside
  • Legs: Thick yellow
  • Inscribed: "Dinky Toys"
  • Packaging: Unknown
  • Notes: 4 rivets in base


Pre-Production Version (b)Edit

Yellow(2)
  • Release date: Unknown
  • Colour Yellow plastic
  • Body: Black plastic underside
  • Legs: Thick red
  • Inscribed: "Dinky Toys"
  • Packaging: Unknown
  • Notes: 4 rivets in base

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