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     Diecast Timeline.  First concept models released Jan 8, 1999.  First "2002" models released in 2001.  Generally speaking, concept models do not have the 3rd brakelight and side marker lights, however, later on, some of those molds were used to represent the production models.  Most production (2002-2005) scale models are recognized by the 3rd brakelight and how the interior is painted.  Concept models appeared in a light yellow with black and yellow interior, red with black interior and black with all red interior, and no 3rd brakelight.

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The following is an alphabetical listing by Manufacturer or Distributor of the Retro Ford T-bird models released from 1999 to present.  Some are Diecast and some are from other materials.

 

A-D E-G H I-L M N-R S-Z-unmarked brands FAB1
Manufacturer, brand or distributer / Origin Photos Model Name Scale Concept or Production Year Intro Description
AGGLO Corp, ltd /
China
 Speed Wheel 1.5" prod. 2005 New Mold! cheaply made and crudely cast. porthole on one side, none on the other; no supplemental parking lights. There is a large (for it's scale) hoodscoop. And it's the "flat" look similar to the Phat Boys models. Found in package of 3 models for 99 cents. "Flatz Cars" copyright 2004
Beanstalk Group / China . 007 Ford Thunderbird 2003 Special Edition #10040 1/18 prod. 2003 Coral with White removeable top; NM wheels; full accent white interior; no V8 on fenders. Limited to 5000.
2003 Ford Thunderbird #10017 1/18 prod. 2003 Desert Sky Blue with matching removable hardtop; partial white interior; chrome NM wheels; no V8 emblem on fenders though - you'll have to add it on.
2003 Ford Thunderbird #10019 1/18 prod. 2003 Mt. Shadow Grey w/partial saddle interior with full saddle seats; chrome NM wheels; grey removeable hardtop; no V8 on fenders
2004 Ford Thunderbird
#10016
1/18 prod. 2004 Vintage Mint Green - partial white interior, chrome NM wheels; VMG hardtop
. 2004 Ford Thunderbird 1/18 prod. 2004 Merlot - sand interior
Bumi by Hongwell / China . See Hongwell / Cararama for Bumi 1/72 . . .
Cararama . See Hongwell 1/72 . . .
CARBOX
by High Speed
. Ford Thunderbird 1/43 . . Light Yellow, clear plastic windshield trim, topless
Creative Master International for Beanstalk Group / China James Bond Ford 007 2002** Thunderbird #10013 1/18 prod. 2002 Diecast; red orange "coral" (salmon) with same color hardtop. 21-spoke Chrome Wheels (NM-style)*  full white accent interior with full white seats
James Bond Ford 007 2002** Thunderbird #20013 1/18 prod. 2002 Model Kit of the model above
DeAgostini / China . see HighSpeed for Grani & Partners 1/43 . . red
Diecast Replicas . See MotorMax below
E-G
Manufacturer, brand or distributer / Origin Photos Model Name Scale Concept or Production Year Intro Description
Ertl / China Little Muscle "Tiffany"
Little Muscle "Tommy"
3"
7.5cm
prod. 2001 Tiffany is Red, hardtop; 21 "spoke" wheels;*  chunky style - marketed for kids.  play website at "Little Muscle". Sad to say. Website has been taken off.


Tommy never made it to market but Ertl did make the 5 2002 colors in a very limited quantity for Ford. Only the red made it to store shelves.
Hometown Roadway "2003" Thunderbird 1/43 prod. 2002 WOOD; Desert Sky blue (pearl), similar style as the Ertl Little Muscle model; magnet on front & back end to use with Hometown Roadway playset & the Thomas the Tank play series for young children.
Ford / USA? . Concept Thunderbird Model 1/18 Concept 1999 Pewter, one of a kind;auctioned at Woodward Dream Cruise, August 1999, by Ford Motor Company; *unknown artist; sold for $2000
Frits Creations 
using Beanstalk Model (China) / Netherlands

Code 3 models with permission, interiors painted according to customer desires. Automotive paint with correct, authentic Ford Thunderbird paint codes.
Editons sold out

2005 Ford Thunderbird 1/18 prod. 2009 Inca Gold ; partial white interior; IG hardtop; NM wheels; 50th Anniversary spear; limited edition of 10; first of series of colors unavailable from manufacturers. Customized from 2004 VMG models;
. 2005 Ford Thunderbird  1/18 prod. 2009 Cashmere;  NM wheels; 50th Anniversary spear; limited edition of 12; Code 3 customized from 2004 VMG Beanstalk models;
. 2005 Ford Thunderbird 1/18 Prod. 2010 Medium Steel Blue;  1 of 15
. 2004 Ford Thunderbird 1/18 Prod. 2010 Pacific Coast Roadster;  1 of 15; signed by Frits
2005 Ford Thunderbird  1/18 Prod. 2010 Platinum silver;  steel blue seat inserts and top of steering wheel and shift knob. 2005 Thunderbird Platinum Silver base plate.  Code 3,  NM wheels; 50th Anniversary spear; signed by Frits. 1 of 15 2004 to 2005 Platinum Silver models. 
. 2004 Ford Thunderbird  1/18 Prod. 2010 Platinum Silver base plate.  Code 3,  NM wheels;  signed by Frits. 1 of 15 2004-2005 Platinum Silver models.
. 2002 or 2003 Ford Thunderbird 1/18 Prod. 2011 Whisper White; 1 of 15; customized interior to match owner's tbird if requested; code 3
. 2004 Ford Thunderbird 1/18 Prod. 2011 Light Ice Blue; 1 of 15; customized interior to match owner's tbird if requested; code 3
. 2004 Ford Thunderbird 1/18 Prod. 2011 Merlot; 1 of 15; customized interior to match owner's tbird if requested; code 3
. 2005 Ford Thunderbird 1/18 Prod. 2011 Bronze; 1 of 15; customized interior to match owner's tbird if requested; code 3
fB Models / 
Germany / Netherlands
photo by Frits Beenhakker 2002-2005 Ford Thunderbirds 1/43 Prod. 2011 White Metal; Topless;
Torch Red, Evening Black, Platinum Silver, Merlot, Thunderbird Blue and Whisper White
Limited Edition of 25 each color.  Handmade
Photo by Frits Beehakker 2002-2005 Ford Thunderbirds 1/43 Prod. 2011 White Metal; Hardtop model:
Torch Red, Evening Black, Platinum Silver, Merlot, Thunderbird Blue and Whisper White. 
Limited Edition of 25 each color. Handmade
Photo by Frits Beenhakker 2002-2005 Ford Thunderbird 1/18 . 2011 Cast Pewter/Resin; polished; topless; limited edition of 30
Geico  Geico Gecko in 2002-2005 Ford Thunderbird ? ? ? Red Resin Cast; sales incentive?
Grani & Partners  . See High Speed 1/43 . . red
H
Manufacturer, brand or distributer / Origin Photos Model
Name
Scale Concept or Production? Year 
Intro
Description
Hallmark 
Cards Inc.
/ China
2005 50th Anniversary Special Edition 
Thunderbird #QX16172/1670
1/43 Prod. 2005 Cashmere, topless, cashmere & black interior; 16 spoke wheels;
in set of 2 ornaments: Thunderbird 50th Anniversary with 1955 red
T-bird in black box with clasp.
Heavy Metal . See High Speed 1/87 Prod. . coral
High Speed for Power Motors / China 2003/2004 Thunderbird 1/87 Prod. 2004 NEW MOLD!  colors of Aqua, Red, or Silver; topless; come in 
display box.
High Speed for Schuco / China 2004/2005 Thunderbird 1/87 Prod. 2004 Silver, topless; marked on chassis with Schuco and China
Ford Thunderbird 1/87 Prod. 2009 Black with full brown/saddle interior reminiscent of the 2003 partial
saddle interior; painted delux 02/03wheels
in display box; marked on chassis with Schuco and China
High Speed for 
Malibu International / China
2003 Ford Thunderbird 1/87 Prod. 2005 BLACK or bright turquoise; topless; black interior; silver
painted 21 spoke deluxe wheels.  Marked "made in China" 
and "Malibu, Int" on the black chassis.  comes in display box.
2003 -2004 Ford Thunderbird 1/87 Prod. 2006 Red, topless, black interior; comes in 5 pak with other cars
2006 Ford thunderbird 1/87 Prod. 2006 Dark Blue, topless, black interior; comes in 5 pak with other cars (this was supposed to be one of the colors for 2006 on the real car)
2003-2005 Ford Thunderbird 1/87 Prod. 2006 Dark Green; topless, black interior, in single pack on stand
2003 Ford Thunderbird 1/87 Prod. 2006 Yellow; topless; black interior, in 5 pak with other cars
High Speed for Einsiedler Brauhaus 2003 Ford Thunderbird 1/87 Prod. 2008 Bright Blue, topless, black interior, chrome NM wheels,
tail lights not painted, clear windshield, no trim around windshield
, clear visors; on card with yellow Alpha Romeo.  Produced
as a beer promo for Einsiedler Brauhaus of Germany.
High Speed for Malibu International
Ford Thunderbird  1/87 Prod. 2006 Silver, red, topless, black interior; comes with "caravan",  a 
house trailer, painted cream and matching color. Other colors may be found but they are "put togethers" using other color caravans from other model sets to match a color wanted.
High Speed Color Test Model 1/87 TEST ? White test model; w/Clear Windshield Surround and Black Mirrors; grey painted wheels.      not available retail   (P. Thomas)
High Speed 2003 Ford Thunderbird
64KFB10S
1/64 Prod. 2005 Coral Red metallic, new mold. windshield trim painted silver;
headlamps have graphic tampo to resemble the real car; plastic
tires, silver delux wheels, blacked out between spokes; wheels
larger than the wheels on the Malibu model below.. 
HS 43006 
High Speed for Malibu International 2003 Ford Thunderbird
#00210
1/64 Prod. 2008 Coral Red metallic; painted headlights, no tbird logo on trunk, 
license plate painted red; small 7 spoke delux wheels not blacked 
out inbetween main spokes; black windshield frame;  was very 
limited at Walmart
High Speed Color Test Model 1/64 TEST ? white test model; w/Clear Windshield Surround and Black Mirrors; chrome wheels
not available retail (G.Townley)
High Speed for Grani & Partners  2003 Ford Thunderbird  Special Edition for DeAgostini 1/43 Prod. 2005 Red, New Mold!, even has a semblance of the V8 emblem on the
front fenders, better on passenger side than driver's side.  black
interior with silvered center stack & glove box.  License plate:
NDA-001A; 21 spoke delux wheels
High Speed  New listing 05/07
Ford Thunderbird
1/43 2006 Metallic Coral, topless, black interior; clear plastic "supplemental
parking lights"; silver painted rear license plate surround; delux silver
painted 02/03 wheels; comes with clear display case. rear plate: 
"NDA-001A"
High Speed for Schuco "Junior Line"
Ford Thunderbird
NR27218
1/43 Prod. 2006 Metallic Coral, topless, black interior; clear plastic "supplemental
parking lights"; silver painted rear license plate surround; delux
silver painted 02/03 wheels; comes in see thru box (no display case).
license plate: NDA-001A      Base
High Speed Color Test model 1/43 TEST ?  white test model; w/Clear Windshield Surround and Black Mirrors;  not available retail. (P. Thomas)
Hongwell / Cararama for Bumi / China Ford Thunderbird 1/72 Prod. 2008 "Thunderbird Blue," metallic aqua, detailed,  painted windshield
frame.  Windshield outlined in black, all black interior; hardtop. 
7 spoke silver painted premium wheels. 3 box styles:
Bumi boxes: with clear plastic display case, without display case, 
plain, without dislay case, graphics back and bottom.
Hongwell /  Cararama / China 2005 Ford Thunderbird 1/72 Prod. 2006 Black with silver hardtop; Black interior; 7 spoke silver
painted wheels
2002 Ford Thunderbird 1/72 Prod. 2006 Black, topless, black interior, 7 spoke premium wheels painted silver
2002 Ford Thunderbird 1/72 Prod. 2006 Bright yellow with an green tint, topless, black interior, 7 spoke
premium wheels painted silver
Hongwell 
/ China
. 2004 Ford Thunderbird 1/72 Prod. 2007 Monterey Mist Green with Ash hardtop; may be a promo; has
not been found on USA market;  photo found on http://www.matchbox.
box.nl/index.php
Hongwell /  Cararama / China 2002 Ford Thunderbird 1/43 Prod. 2006
2007
2008
Bright yellow with a green tint, Hardtop; black interior, 7 spoke
premium wheels painted silver; Finally, these appeared on
the market in early January 2008; yellow license plate with 
Thunderbird script.
2002 Ford Thunderbird 1/43 Prod. 2006
2007
2008
Bright yellow with a green tint; Topless; black interior, 7 spoke
premium wheels painted silver
Hongwell for MTH 2002 Ford Thunderbird  1/43 Prod. 2008  Bright Yellow, (not like the yellow on the Cararama tbird); 
part of Rail Car set from Rail King by MTH #30-76268. 
Set of 4 T-birds on Auto Transport Rail Car; trademark "h" in
script is next to the word 1/43 FORD THUNDERBIRD on
the chassis.
The hardtop is indeed, a different shade of yellow than the 
body, like it was yellow painted over black. It appears to 
have the correct "standard" black interior with the trim on 
doors and dash painted silver but premium style wheels are 
painted silver instead of chrome. License plate says 
"Thunderbird". Chrome around windows is painted silver.
. . . .
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Manufacturer, brand or distributer / Origin Photos Model Name Scale Concept or Production Year Intro Description
Jimmy Flintstone
/ USA
2003 Chopper T'bird NB148 1/24 Prod. 2004 Custom resin cast body for use with Revell's Wheel's of Fire kit. 
Sedan Delivery T'Bird NB127 1/24 Prod. 2003 or 
2004
Custom resin cast body for use with Revell's Wheel's of Fire kit. 
K-Line /
Yat Ming / China
O gauge Great Northern Flat Car 1/43 Concept 2000 Set with flat car and 2 concept T-birds. K661-1591. 2 versions: the first with a red convertible and a yellow hard top, the second with a yellow convertible and a red hard top.  T-birds are by Yat Ming
K-Line / China . Ford Dealership 1/43 Prod. 2007 RailRoad building with 2 revolving turntables and 3 diecast cars including either a Desert Sky blue or a Mountain Shadow Grey/blue, with or without hardtop.  See Yat Ming, for pictures of diecast models.
"Two turntables inside rotate to show off the diecast vehicles. Listen to realistic announcements over the dealerships PA system, customers and sales people haggle over prices in the background. 2 rotating platforms, 3 diecast vehicles (one is a new bird); Interior stream lighting; Removeable roof; Rotating & lighted exterior sign; Realistic showroom sounds; exterior door lighted opening garage door; Dimensions 5 3/4" x 14" w/entryway 3 1/4" x 5 3/4"
K-Line / China . Model with Rotating Platform 1/43 Prod. 2005? Hardtop YatMing Thunderbird; MSG color; packaged with gray rotating platform as accessory to the above Ford Dealership; k-42417P

M
Manufacturer, brand or distributer / Origin Photos Model Name Scale Concept or Production Year Intro Description
Maisto / 
Thailand 
or China
press kit model given out at introduction
#2 - available march 1999 from Ford Collection; 2nd issue box
#3 box Premiere edition box available at retail outlets in April 1999
#4 box exclusive to Wal-Mart stores in summer 1999
1st box available:  Press Kit Model available from Jan 8, 1999 at a few select new car auto shows, Detroit & Chicago
or
#2 issue box: Ford Promotional
Model first available March 1999 from Ford Collection or thru Ford dealers
or
#3 issue box: Premiere Edition available April 1999.
or
#4 issue box: Road & Track's Collector's Edition - Thunderbird Show Car available summer 1999 at Walmart stores only.
1/18 Concept 1999 Pale yellow diecast w/pale yellow removable porthole hardtop(plastic); diecast body; extra black plastic tonneau cover for displaying w/o top; black detailed interior; Hood, doors & trunk open, steering wheel turns, detailed engine, chassis, & interior;  retail issues #3 & #4 mounted on display stands
Premiere Edition box
or
Road & Track's Collector's Edition box; Thunderbird Show Car
1/18 Concept 1999 RED - with all black interior; 
RED in stereo: (X)or (//)
Maisto / 
Thailand
Special Edition, Thunderbird Show Car 1/18 Concept 1999 Pale yellow or Red?2003; Hood, doors & trunk open, steering wheel turns, detailed engine, chassis, & interior; NO TOP;  No porthole top & no extra tonneau cover; mounted on display stand;
Special Edition, Thunderbird Show Car 1/18 Concept 2000 yellow w/black & yellow interior; as above with yellow porthole top - not removeable. mounted on display stand

Premiere Edition Thunderbird Show Car
or
 

Road & Track (exclusive box for Walmart)

1/18 Concept 2000 BLACK w/ all red interior;  black porthole top; Chrome wheels;  like press kit model otherwise 
Neiman Marcus 2002 Thunderbird  Limited Edition
#33866
1/18 Concept /
Prod.

Aug.
2000
Black w/silver metallic plastic top; hand detailed engine and interior; silver & black interior; tbird emblem on portholes; Neiman Marcus on license plate;same body as press kit model; special limited edition from Ford Collection Catalog; limited to 1000 from what I recall. No 3rd brakelight
Maisto / Thailand Special Edition 2002 Ford Thunderbird. 1/18 Prod. 2001 Black or Torch Red;  interior black with full color accent of red; grey painted wheels; porthole hardtop 
Special Edition 2002 Ford Thunderbird. 1/18 Prod. 2001 Tbird Blue.  interior black with full color accent!! of Thunderbird blue; grey painted wheels; porthole hardtop 
Special Edition 2002 Ford Thunderbird
#31620
1/18 Prod. 2001 Inspiration Yellow; interior black with full color accent of yellow; grey painted wheels; porthole hardtop; low production
2002 Thunderbird 1/18 Prod. Nov. 2001 Whisper White, black interior; 24 spoke gray Concept wheels. concept 3 spoke steering wheel; low production
. 2002 Ford Thunderbird
#31866 
1/18 Prod. 2002 Red, black, yellow and Thunderbird blue, with removeable hardtop. rare
Interior, shelf, boot, engine
. "2002" Thunderbird
2003 Thunderbird
1/18 Prod. 2004 Mountain Shadow Grey - 2003 color; saddle interior; no v8 emblem on side; concept wheels
Maisto / China Thunderbird  #15279 1/64 Prod. 
(concept)
2009 Thunderbird Blue; hardtop, blacked out windows; Double 5-spoke chrome wheels  In 5-pack of cars. "Fresh Metal" #15279; no 3rd brakelight.  Originally designed to be a concept model but not released.  Finally released in 2009 with a production color.
Also in Speed Wheels series:  IX and XIII
Thunderbird  1/64 Prod.
(concept)
2013 Black; hardtop, blacked out windows, Double 5-spoke chrome wheels; In 10-pack "Speed Gear" package; In single pack "Speed Wheels"; No 3rd brakelight (concept mold);
Maisto / Thailand

Road & Track's Collector's Edition,
Thunderbird Show Car (Walmart exclusive)
 
 
 

or
Classic Collection: Thunderbird Show Car

1/43 Concept 1999 Pale yellow; or RED  removable hardtop; Hood,& doors open, detailed engine, chassis, & interior; removeable hardtop w/extra display tonneau cover; display stand; clear plastic box 
Stereo view (//) or (X)
 
 

Classic Collection display stand has brown marbled "floor"

Maisto / China 2001 Detroit Press Kit Models (five colors) 1/43 Prod. 2001 Black,red, Thunderbird Blue, Inspiration Yellow. have 2-tone interiors - black & red models have black with red seat inserts; others are black & body color; White has all black interior; mounted on frosty plastic circle with Thunderbird emblem; in special display box with Press Kit info.  See memorabilia page for more info; Not common
2002 Ford Thunderbird #31507, Classic Collections 1/43 Prod. 2001 Black, black hardtop, red accent interior, clear side windows, on display stand with gray marbled floor, silver painted concept wheels. Not common
There is also a Neiman Marcus model in this size but don't know of any source for it - update - the NM model may be a MotorCity USA model
2002 Ford Thunderbird Classic Collections 1/43 Prod. 2001 White with white accent*; red with red accent, 02blue with 02 blue accent; yellow with yellow accent; clear side windows, on display stand with grey "marble look", silver painted concept wheels. Not common
Maisto . Test or preproduction 1/43 Test ? white; never made it to retail, models were available to Ford M.C.
*spotted but not authenticated as a factory paint interior
Maisto / Thailand
Special Edition - Thunderbird Show Car
or
 

Road & Track's Collector's Edition,
Thunderbird Show Car

1/25 Concept 1999 Pale yellow OR red; Black interior; NO TOP; Hood,& doors open, steering wheel turns, detailed engine, chassis, & interior; no display stand;
Special Edition Thunderbird Show Car 1/25 Concept 2000 Black w/red interior; NO TOP, Hood,& doors open, steering wheel turns, detailed engine, chassis, & interior;
Road & Track Show Stoppers / #32903
OR
Special Edition Pickup Series
1/25 Concept 2000 Yellow conv't ; black interior; on flat trailer hitched behind yellow F-150 Flairside, Flight Controller;
Road & Track Show Stoppers, Series 2 & Series 3 / #32911
OR
Special Edition Pickup Series
1/25 Concept 2000 Red conv't; black interior; on flat trailer hitched behind red F-150 Flairside SVT Lightning marked Thunder~Lightning;
Maisto / China Special Edition Show Haulers Series 1/25 ? 2001 Red with hardtop; red accent interior; grey 24 spoke wheels; on trailer pulled by F150 pickup truck - Thunder Lightning
Maisto / Thailand Special Edition 2002 Ford Thunderbird 1/25 Prod. 2001 Black, blue, red,  WITH plastic p'h.. hardtop - new for this size Maisto; interior black with full color accent interior (black has red accent); grey painted wheels.
Maisto Thunderbird Collection Set #4 1/25 Prod. 2002 red, white, T-bird blue, yellow, or black; with black interior; topless; grey painted concept wheels; boot is shiny black; special limited edition only  offered to owners with Thunderbird orders thru their dealers as part of the Thunderbird Collection; offer closed in Dec. 2001.
Collection Set continued to be offered as door prizes at Ford and Thunderbird events thru 2005.
Maisto Diecast Set 1/25 Prod. 2002 2002 Tbird blue t-bird with hardtop; with Corvette & Viper
Maisto / Thailand 2002 Ford Thunderbird Hertz Limited Edition
#31966
1/25 Prod 2003 Hertz Yellow with Hertz logos on doors and trunk; Maisto box marked with Hertz logo.
Maisto 2002 Ford Thunderbird "Dealer Track" 1/25 Prod 2003 Thunderbird blue with Dealer Track logo on door. (P. Thomas)
Maisto Model Kits
Maisto / Thailand 2002 Thunderbird
Model Kit
1/25 ? 2001 Black metal body kit in display box; packed w/
 screwdriver; red interior; 2 sets of wheels; painted & chromed
Maisto /  2002 Ford Thunderbird Model Kit #39966 1/25 ? 2002 Black with hardtop; red & black interior; 2 sets of 24-spoke concept wheels - chrome & painted
Maisto-Testors
/ China
Metal Model Kit - Ford Thunderbird 1/25 Concept 1999 Pale yellow; METAL KIT; opening doors & hood; topless; screws & snaps together;  released August, '99
Maisto-Testor 2002 Thunderbird Model Kit.
#440081 Silver Series
1/25 ? 2001 Black, see thru box; 
Malibu International See High Speed 1/87
1/43
Matchbox
Mattel /
China
Motor Trend Collection
2000 Ford T-Bird Concept Hardtop
1/64 Concept 2000 Red diecast w/ plastic hardtop; black interior; hood opens; detailed; on display stand
rare Motor Trend Collection
2000 Ford T-Bird Concept Hardtop
1/64 Concept 2000  yellow diecast w/ plastic hardtop; black interior; hood opens; detailed; on display stand; extremely rare
Motor Trend Collection Ford T-Bird Concept Convertible 1/64 Concept 2000 Yellow; topless; black interior; detailed; on display stand
Matchbox Matchbox preproduction 1/64 Test 2001? clear resin cast of possible model that was never released or produced, design stage.  This would have been in the mainline models, probably no interior?  Hardtop model only.(D. Lang)
Matchbox Matchbox preproduction 1/64 Test 2001? resin cast of possible model that was never released or produced, design stage, painted grey (F.Beenhakker)
Matchbox Matchbox preproduction Test 2001?  resin cast of possible model that was never released or produced, design stage, painted red (wheels added)(F.Beenhakker
Mattel / China Barbie Ford Thunderbird Convertible 18" or 
45cm
Prod. 2002 Plastic, red with black interior; topless; needs assembly; comes with decals for detailing; seatbelts; gas flap opens
Barbie's 
Ford Thunderbird convertible
18" or 
45cm
Prod. 2003 Plastic, Light  blue with cream interior, black seat belts. license plate holder, front and back though photo shows it with front plate off.
2002 Rock 'n Pop Stretch Limo for Polly Pocket dolls
B1251
7" to 11" custom 2002 Plastic, Pink, stylized model that stretches from "sports car" to a "Stretch Limo" with jacuzzi at rear and rear passenger seating for 2 more dolls.  Comes with Polly Pocket doll in blue bikini and other accessories.  Built in silver colored hardtop with flower shaped portholes.  8 spoke "premium" wheels.  Polly had a website at one time by Barbie.com.   pollypocket.everythinggirl.com/home.aspx
2002 Rock 'n Pop Stretch Limo
B1251
7" to 11" custom 2003 Plasitc, Purple, stylized model that stretches from "sports car" to a "Stretch Limo" with jacuzzi at rear and rear passenger seating for 2 more dolls.  Comes with Polly Pocket doll in pink bikini and other accessories.  Built in silver colored hardtop with flower shaped portholes.  8 spoke "premium" wheels.
photo of back of package Radio Controlled Limo 4" custom 2004 plastic, purple; Polly Pocket RC; smaller version of the Polly Pocket limo above with "permanent" Polly Pocket driver, does not stretch.  package shows a pink version too. Wheels painted orange with 8 spoke "petals", floral hub.
Mattel-TYCO
/ China
Thunderbird Radio Control
#95087
1/18+ Prod 2001 red, plastic; radio control unit with batteries; 24 spoke chrome wheel
Mighty Mo . see ToyMax below . . . .
MiniChamps for Paul's Model Arts  / China / Germany Ford 03 Thunderbird"as driven by Jinx"  2002** Thunderbird 1/43 Prod 2002 Diecast, coral with coral hardtop and T-bird emblem in portholes; full accent white interior; also comes in a 3-pak with the Jag and Aston Martin; "The Minichamps Bond Collection"
James Bond / Halle Berry Ford 007
MiniChamps / China 2002 thunderbird 
#400 082131
1/43 Prod 2004 Black with 007 performance white full accent interior; Limited to 1008 pieces; delux wheels (painted silver, not chrome); bird emblem in portholes 
Model Power Mini's / China see High Speed for Power Motors above . . . .
MotorMax 
(Redbox)
(UNMARKED) /
China
2000 Ford Thunderbird
Collection #68069
1/24 Concept 2000 Black, Blue, red or yellow; black interior; door panel on black & yellow model has yellow trim; door panel on blue has matching blue trim; door panel on red has matching red trim; center sack is painted silver; comes w/ plastic removeable porthole top; black plastic tonneau has holes for top; hood & trunk open; steering wheel turns wheels; chassis marked "2000 Ford Thunderbird 1/24 scale"
2000 Ford Thunderbird Collection #68069 1/24 Concept 2000 Black, Blue, red or yellow; black interior; topless version of above; plastic, black tonneau cover; hood & trunk open; steering wheel turns wheels; chassis marked "2000 Ford Thunderbird 1/24 scale"
2000 Ford Thunderbird 1/24 Concept 2001 dark teal; topless; black interior;  [note- MotorMax and RedBox are the same models] 
. 2000 Ford Thunderbird #75230 1/24 Concept 2001 red with black interior; "Duo" packaged with yellow 1956 
. 2000 Ford Thunderbird 1/24 Concept 2001 Red with hardtop; on trailer pulled by red Lincoln Navigator
Concept Thunderbird "Diecast Replicas" 1/24 Concept 2003 cream with or without hardtop; Walmart brand box;  Redbox/MotorMax style model; black interior
Concept Thunderbird "Diecast Replicas" 1/24 Concept 2004 yellower cream than above; hardtop; black & Grey box
PPG Thunderbird 1/24 Concept 2003 Red with black interior;red hardtop;  PPG on doors.  PPG made the windshields for the Retrobird.
(code 2 model).  These were for PPG employees only. (P. Thomas) 
. Crabar///GBF Thunderbird 1/24 Concept ?  Red with black inteior, topless; for Crabar///GBF (code 2 model)
(P. Thomas)
Motor City USA, Ltd.
/ U.S.A.

Ford Thunderbird 2000
(Concept) #38
1/43 Concept 1999 White metal diecast; Red or Yellow  With hardtop; black interior, limited to 600  Built like  UK Brooklin models. value when new $120

Ford Thunderbird 2000
(Concept) #38
1/43 Concept 1999 White metal diecast; Red or Yellow  Without hardtop; black interior, limited to 600. Built like  UK Brooklin models. value when new $120
Ford Thunderbird 2000
(Concept) #38
1/43 Concept 2000 White metal diecast; Black with red interior with hardtop - limited to 600.  Built like  UK Brooklin models.  value when new $120
Ford Thunderbird 2000
(Concept) #38
1/43 Concept 2000 White metal diecast; Black with red interior without hardtop - limited to 600.  Built like ; UK Brooklin models.  value when new $120
 Thunderbird 2002 Neiman Marcus #38 1/43 Concept 2000 Silver painted interior trim, silver painted Hardtop
the base is not labeled.  5 now known for sure to exist.  Here's the plate.  Have seen a correctly labeled box on ebay.  word is it that they were given out at the introduction dinner party for the Neiman Marcus T-bird at Pebble Beach by Jacques Nassar.
MTH Railking / China . 30-76055 2000 Ford thunderbird 1/43 2002 Two Yellow 02s with hardtops on MTH Railking "Chessie" flat car.  BE "2002 Volume 2"
MTH Railking w Hongwell /
China
. MTH #30-76268 1/43 Jan.
2008
Set of 4 yellow T-birds on Auto Transport Rail Car; trademark "h" in script is next to the word 1/43 FORD THUNDERBIRD on the chassis.  See Hongwell description above
N-R
Manufacturer, brand or distributer / Origin Photos Model Name Scale Concept or Production? Year Intro Description
NKOK Radio Control Sport Roadster 1/16 Concept Oct. 2001 Red with white interior, sloped tonneau cover, topless 
also in black, yellow and Thunderbird Blue, all with white interior
NKOK . Remote Control Thunderbird 1/16 Concept 2003 Plastic; Remote Control; promotional model for Stewart's Rootbeer for latter half of 2003.  Box has Stewart graphics and picture of T-bird.
Parma / USA
lexan body
. 2002-2005 Ford Thunderbird #10121 1/10 Prod. 2003 Lexan Plastic; clear, Body only, for use with radio control chassis
. . . . . . Painted bodies used as promos for the model.
Paul's Model Art . see MiniChamps above  1/43 . . .
Power Motors
(High Speed)
. See High Speed 1/87 . . .
Redbox . See MotorMax above 1/24 . . .
Revell / China Wheels of Fire Model Kit #85-1916 1/25 Concept 2000 Plastic "SnapTite" model kit; molded in RED; w/decals; optional hardtop; released Feb. 2000.  May be used with the "Jimmy Flintstone" models above
2003 Ford Thunderbird, Wheels of Fire, SnapTite Model Kit 85-1924 1/25 Concept/
Prod
2004 Plastic; molded in 007 coral, coral top;  with black interior & chassis (you can paint); 7 blade wheels, grey. May be used with the "Jimmy Flintstone" models above
Road Gear / 
China
Ford T-bird Concept Car 1/24
7.5"
20cm
Concept 2001 Red, looks the same as Toy Max's "Mighty Mo" from the concept list; found in Canada
Road Legends or 
Road Signature 
see Yat Ming below . . . .
Road & Track See Maisto above . . . .
S-Z and Unknown or Unmarked
Manufacturer, brand or distributer / Origin Photos Model Name Scale Concept or Production? Year Intro Description
Schuco . See High Speed above . . . .
TC Toys,
Tack 
Chering Pl.
Mfy.Ltd 
/China
2000 Ford Thunderbird.Keychain
#22503D
1/64 Concept 2001 6 colors: silver, gold(bronze), dark green, dark blue, red; & yellow; flashlight keychain combo; key chain is removeable; headlights light up by pressing on front wheels; (red & yellow are non metallic paints; rest are metallics)
Testors See also  Maisto-Testors above
Testors
/ China
"Hot Metal Bronze Series" Model Kit Thunderbird #610054 1/24 Concept 2002 diecast; Red with hardtop; black interior; grey concept wheels
(these kits are using the Redbox models - unassembled)
Hot Metal Bronze Series" Model Kit Thunderbird #610065 1/24 Concept 2002 Concept Yellow diecast; without hardtop; black interior; grey concept wheels  (these kits are using the Redbox models - unassembled)
ToyMax, Inc.
/ China
Mighty Mo's Ford T-Bird Concept Car / #32033 7.5"
20cm
Concept 2000 Plastic; Red w/T-bird decals; porthole hardtop molded on; black windows w/grey metallic paint around top & sides of windshield; t-bird show-style wheels; comes w/2 batteries that activate "alarm" & "driving" sounds & lights; released April 2000
TYCO . See Mattel-Tyco above . . . .
Universal 
Hobbies
/China

007 Ford Thunderbird 1/43 Prod. 2007 Coral with coral hardtop; chrome NM wheels; cream seats; lower part of dash painted cream. front & rear license plates "ER 634"; chrome wheels.  Come in display case with paper scene from movie 007 movie "Die another Day" which was released in 2002.  On "ice look" display base. Dec 07 late release.
unmarked 
brand
. See MotorMax above
 #68069 on chassis;
1/24 . 2000 to current chassis marked "2000 Ford Thunderbird 1/24 scale"
red, yellow, black, cream, or metallic blue, teal No manufacturer or brand mentioned on chassis.  see MotorMax above
USA . See MotorCity USA above . . . .
White Rose 
Collectibles 
/ China
Baseball Series 1/24 Concept Sept.
2001
Various - 30 teams represented in their colors & logos; limited to 1000 each team Models are from the Redbox mold marked "2000 Ford thunderbird" and #68069 on base plus stamped "White Rose/MLBP 2001".   List of 30 teams represented for the 2001 Sport Season. 
Collegiate Series 1/24 Concept Oct.
2001
Various; 25 different teams represented in their school colors & logos; limited to 1000 each school; nose has flames (Redbox model)
Football Series 1/24 Concept Nov.
2001
31 teams represented in their colors & logo for the 2001 Sport Seasons; limited to 1000 each team (Redbox model). 
Yat Ming /
China
Road Signature
Ford Thunderbird (2000)
1/43 Concept 2000 Red or yellow; topless; black interior; mounted on stand; nicely detailed;
Road Signature 
Ford Thunderbird (2000)
1/43 Concept 2000 Lemon Yellow or Red; plastic porthole hardtop; black interior; mounted on stand; nicely detaile
Road Signature Diecast Metal Collector's Edition #94607G 1/43 Concept 2000 Red, topless; black interior; packaged with a 1955 yellow tbird and a 1966 Black Thunderbird
Yat Ming /
China

2003 Thunderbird
#94243A
#94226
1/43 Prod. 2004 Desert Sky Blue - black  interior with painted silver center stack
Mountain Shadow Grey: has partial saddle interior; with painted silver center stack; with hardtops; both have concept style wheels. Paint has bluish tinge and could be called a dark Medium Steel Blue (05 color)

2003 Thunderbird

#94243A
#94225

1/43 Prod. 2004 Desert Sky Blue -black  interior with painted silver center stack
Mountain Shadow Grey: has partial saddle interior; with painted silver center stack;  Paint has bluish tinge and could be called a dark Medium Steel Blue (05 color)
both have concept style wheels. both topless;
YatMing? . 2003/2004 Thunderbird 1/43 ? ? Black has been reported at close out stores, no pictures. May be the Maisto model?
Other Related Diecast
Manufacturer, brand or distributer / Origin Photos Model Name Scale . Year Intro Description
100 80 310 80 90 40 500
FEVA UK, LTD /China FAB 1 FAB 1 1/64 . 2004  pink; with pink base; packaged with stat card 
Sunstar /China photo by Dino FAB 1 1/18 . 2006  pink, photo by Dino
WT Venture
/China
FAB 1 FAB 1 3 1/4" . 2004 pink with black base; came in cereal box with package label "Honey Monster" distributed in England. promo for Thunderbirds movie debuted July 2004
unknown /China . FAB 1 2 feet . 2004 pink;  remote control 
A-D E-G H I-L M N-R S-unmarked brand-Z Top

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. If you would like to receive an email newsletter that covers any new finds of the Concept Thunderbird (and the classic T-bird), join the Diecast T-bird newsletter email group.
If you've found a new model not listed, please reach me at this link.

* about wheels on diecast models:  Most common wheel found on these models is the Concept 24 spoke style wheel.  In 2003, other wheel styles started appearing..

**  These James Bond 007 models with the coral top are designated as "2002" since that's the actual model year that Ford used in the movie.  The 007 Special Editions with the white tops represent the 2003 Special Edition available from Ford.

Places to find some of these models: Ebay.com, Toys R Us, Walmart, Target, KB Toys, drug stores, Albertsons Grocery store, Big Lots,  Hobby stores.

Had some fun and played with the graphics program.  Wouldn't you like to see Ertl's Tiffany in all the colors? 
Only the red hit the retail market, though all the 2002 colors were spotted at a Ford show display in 2001.
2002 Colors:2002 Inspiration Yellowthunderbird blue 2002evening black 2002 - 2005 Thunderbird2002-2005 Torch Red - the REAL Tiffanywhisper white 2002 2003 Thunderbird
2003 Colors:Desert Sky blue 2003 ThunderbirdMtn Shadow Grey 2003 Thunderbirdcoral 007 Halle Berry James Bond model 2003 Thunderbird

2004 Colors:2004 merlot2004 pacific coast roadster monterey mist2004 - 2005 platinum silver2004 vintage mint green2004 light ice blue
2005 Colors:2005 medium steel blue2005 BronzeInca Gold
Too bad that Ertl didn't make them.  They're really cute little cars


 
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