Not sure if any of the Thunderbirds episodes had a bridge building machine like the one on You Tube but Century 21 Toys certainly did. They released a tank that could build bridges, The Mobile Bridge and Combat Tank.
It first came to my attention when the blog was launched in 2008 with this single picture appearing on Ebay [with what we now know to be an unusual remote control unit and one attached to other toys at the time]
Next up came our very own Bill's picture of his incomplete turret from when he was a kid!
This was followed a few years ago by this seller's pictures on Ebay again. Even after 5 or 6 years we still hadn't seen the toy with all its parts in place. We would have to wait till 2014 for that.
But boy was it worth the wait as collector Ferryman treated us to his customary finesse with the camera and pictures to die for this time last year [top pic is mine, a sort of title!]. I want one, I want one!
FEATURING THE CENTURY 21 MOBILE BRIDGE AND COMBAT TANK CIRCA 1967 AND THE VERY SIMILAR WHITE MARX SPACE TANK FROM THE FERRYMAN COLLECTION.