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Diecast, etc...  Classic Ford Thunderbirds
covering models for 1955, 1956, 1957
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The following is a listing of the classic T-bird toy & collector models that have been released in 2018. 
Some will be new models and some will have new paint and graphics & some are just in new packages. 

How to tell the difference between a '55, a '56 and a '57 Thunderbird
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2002-05 NEW
Thunderbird Models

1955 Thunderbird:
Model # ~ Name
Manufacturer / Country Scale Description
.no #, Pull Back Car  / China  1/43  Description compared to the KinsFun t-bird from 2007 which this looks similar to. Found at a Flying Tiger store in N.Y. & described by Steve Legel:  at least ¼ inch shorter and it is shorter in the length of the trunk, same up to rear edge of door and wheel area.  Sold in Denmark.
Flying Tiger has all black interior and trim around windows is all black and not silver chrome.
Flying Tiger has dull silver not shiny chrome for bumpers and hub caps
Flying Tiger has black chevrons not silver
Flying Tiger has NO V8 emblem on front fender and NO crossed flags front hood or rear trunk
Flying Tiger has tiny battery compartment for working head and taillights
Flying Tiger only says made in China on bottom, no other markings,
new listing added to  2016 page . Marilyn Monroe resin cast Sculpture

1956 Thunderbird:
Model # - Name
Manufacturer / Country Scale Description
1956 Ford Thunderbird
newly listed on 2016 page
. .MotorMax 1/43 Red with Black and red interior, convertible; first noticed in December 2018 though box labeled 2016

1957 Thunderbird:
Model # - Name
Manufacturer / Country Scale Description
1957 Ford Thunderbird Mattell/Matchbox / Thailand 1/63 Dark blue metallic, tan interior; chrome and black wheel; black tires; Gray bumpers and continental kit; In 5-pak "Open Road-sters"TM. Also in 9-pak.  [comments: despite the package name there are two hardtops in the 5-pak, police car & a red car;  found by Steve.Legel

If you know of any other models that have been released this year, please e-mail me with a description, model/package #, Manufacturer,  scale, Description including colors available, & anything special about the car.  I will add it to the list

Lists:  1955 A-H 1955 I-M 1955 N-Z ?? 1956 A-F 1956G-J 1956K-N 1956 O-Z + ?? 1957 A-H 1957 I-R 1957 S-Z ?? Model Kits Hot Wheels
released in:  1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
2011 2012  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
AVON Battle Bird,
Hot Wheels
Micro Models
 Racing Champions 

*  Some cars are rather generic for 1955 & 1956 ie. have characteristics of both years.  If you don't see your model listed in the '56 list it may be in the '55 list.  Manufacturer of many of those models is also hard to determine so distributor's name may be listed which is why some models look the same but have different "manufacturers" 

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