Tuesday, 28 January 2020
THUNDERBIRDS OUTFIT FROM THE '60s...
Here's a photograph I 'borrowed' from ebay, simply because I'd have killed for a THUNDERBIRDS outfit like this when I was a kid. Only thing that lets him down is his gun, which looks like a LONE STAR cowboy pistol, instead of the official INTERNATIONAL RESCUE sidearm that the TRACY brothers were issued with. I've got the hat and water pistol version of the gun from the '60s, all I need now is the rest of the cozzie. (Adult size, of course.)
Going from the house seen across the road, the photo looks as if it could've been taken in a new development (well, it was new in the '60s) on the other side of a field at the bottom of the street from where I lived at the time. (I'm not suggesting that it was, merely that there's a similarity.) It would be great if the adult version of the kid in the pic got to see this and left a comment - or even someone who knows him.
Did any of you have a Thunderbirds outfit, Crivs, and what are your memories of gadding about as one of the Tracys back in the swinging '60s? And below, just for you, are the replacements for my original hat and gun, which I've had for far longer than their predecessors. It would be great if I could acquire a life-size TB2 to go with them, but I suppose that's too much to hope for.
Talking of GERRY ANDERSON outfits, a girl who lived next door to me (in a previous house) in 1965 told me one day that her mother was making a STEVE ZODIAC outfit for me - and I believed her. Turned out it was a product of her imagination, as I found to my great disappointment when, after about a week, I chapped their front door and asked the mother how it was coming along. Of course, she hadn't a clue what I was on about, much to my embarrassment. Bah! Females - never trusted one since! (Sexist? Never!)
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, January 28, 2020