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The New Thunderbird 

Diecast List for the
2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005
Ford Thunderbird
issued since 2001
These pages are lists of items & photos found from 1999 to the current time all dealing with the new Ford Thunderbird.   Not for sale. The following is an alphabetical listing by Manufacturer or Distributor of the 2002  t 2005 Ford T-bird models released from 2000 to present.  Some are Diecast and some are from other materials.

Click on highlighted words to view pictures of models.

Differences between Concept and the 2002 models:
1- 2002 models generally  have turn signals & side lights  & 3rd brake light, concepts did not.  Concepts were released in 3 colors - light yellow, black with all red interior, and red.
2 - Concept models were released from 1999 to 2000 - some of those castings are still used today with production and fantasy colors

Editor's Comment:
Update 2009:  Maisto has plans to introduce a 3" toy version of the concept  - for children this year.  It's OUT!&  though might be scarce to find - a Wal-Mart 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
Manufacturer Photos Model
Name
Origin Year 
Intro
Scale Description
Maisto Thunderbird #0938 China. 2009 1:64 Thunderbird Blue; hardtop, blacked out windows; Double 5-spoke chrome wheels  In 5-pack of cars. "Fresh Metal" #15279
Maisto 2001 Detroit Press Kit Models (five colors) ? 2001 1/43 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. 
Maisto 2002 Ford Thunderbird #31507, Classic Collections China 2001 1/43 Black, black hardtop, red accent interior, clear side windows, on display stand with gray marbled floor, silver painted concept wheels.
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 Motor City, USA model
Maisto 2002 Ford Thunderbird Classic Collections China 2001 1/43 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.
Maisto 2002 Thunderbird
Model Kit
Thailand 2001 1/25 Black metal body kit in display box; packed w/
 screwdriver; red interior; 2 sets of wheels - painted & chromed.
Maisto Special Edition 2002 Ford Thunderbird Thailand 2001 1:25 Black, blue, red, or yellow - 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-Testor 2002 Thunderbird Model Kit.
#440081 Silver Series
? 2001. 1.25 Black, see thru box; 
Maisto Special Edition Show Haulers Series China 2001 1:25 Red with hardtop; red accent interior; grey 24 spoke wheels; on trailer pulled by F150 pickup truck - Thunder Lightning
Maisto Thunderbird Collection . 2002 1:25 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 . blue t-bird with hardtop; with Corvette & Viper
Maisto 2002 Ford Thunderbird Model Kit #39966 . 2002 1:25 Black with hardtop; red & black interior; 2 sets of 24-spoke concept wheels - chrome & painted
Maisto 2002 Hertz Thunderbird . 2003 1:25 Yellow with Hertz logos on doors and trunk; Maisto box marked with Hertz logo.
Maisto Neiman Marcus 2002 Thunderbird  Edition Thailand 2000 1/18 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.
Maisto Special Edition 2002 Ford Thunderbird. Thailand 2001. 1:18. Black or Torch Red;  interior black with full color accent of red; grey painted wheels; porthole hardtop 
Maisto Specal Edition 2002 Ford Thunderbird. Thailand 2001. 1:18 Tbird Blue.  interior black with full color accent!! of Thunderbird blue; grey painted wheels; porthole hardtop 
Maisto Special Edition 2002 Ford Thunderbird
#31620
Thailand. 2001 1:18 Inspiration Yellow; interior black with full color accent of yellow; grey painted wheels; porthole hardtop; low production
Maisto 2002 Thunderbird . Nov. 2001 1:18 Whisper White, black interior; 24 spoke gray Concept wheels. concept 3 spoke steering wheel; low production
Maisto 2002 Ford Thunderbird
#31866 ?
Thailand 2002 1:18 Red, black, yellow and Thunderbird blue - with removeable hardtop. rare
Interior, shelf, boot, engine
Maisto . "2002" Thunderbird
2003 Thunderbird
. 2004 1:18 Mountain Shadow Grey - 2003 color; saddle interior; no v8 emblem on side; concept wheels
Malibu International . See High Speed . . .  (link corrected)
Mattel Barbie Ford Thunderbird Convertible China 2002 18" or 
45cm
Plastic, red with black interior; topless; needs assembly; comes with decals for detailing; seatbelts; gas flap opens;
Mattel Barbie's 
Ford Thunderbird convertible
China 2003 18" or 
45cm
Light  blue with cream interior, black seat belts. license plate holder, front and back though photo shows it with front plate off.
Mattel 2002 Rock 'n Pop Stretch Limo
B1251
China 2002 7" to 11" 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.  Visit Polly's website
Mattel 2002 Rock 'n Pop Stretch Limo
B1251
China 2003 7" to 11" 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.
Mattel photo of back of package Radio Controlled Limo China 2004 4" 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 Thunderbird Radio Control
#95087
China 2001 1/18+ red, plastic; radio control unit with batteries; 24 spoke chrome wheel
MiniChamps, Paul's Model Art Ford 03 Thunderbird"as driven by Jinx"  2002** Thunderbird China 2002 1/43 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 2002 thunderbird 
#400 082131
China 2004 1:43 Black with 007 performance white full accent interior; Limited to 1008 pieces; delux wheels (painted silver, not chrome); bird emblem in portholes 
MotorMax 2002 Ford Thunderbird China 2001 1/24 dark teal; topless; black interior;  [note- MotorMax and RedBox are the same models] see concept diecast list for description
MotorMax . 2002 Ford Thunderbird #75230 China 2001 or 02 1:24 red with black interior; "Duo" packaged with yellow 1956 
MotorMax . 2002 Ford Thunderbird China 2001 1:24 Red with hardtop; on trailer pulled by red Lincoln Navigator
MotorMax Concept Thunderbird "Diecast Replicas" China 2003 1:24 cream with or without hardtop; Walmart brand box;  Redbox/MotorMax style model; black interior
MotorMax . Concept Thunderbird "Diecast Replicas" China 2004 1/24 yellower cream than above; hardtop; black & Grey box; 
MTH RailKing . 30-76055 2000 Ford thunderbird China 2002 Two Yellow 02s with hardtops on MTH Railking "Chessie" flat car.  BE "2002 Volume 2" 
MTH RailKing
Hongwell
MTH #30-76268 China Jan.
2008
1/43 .  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
NKOK Radio Control Sport Roadster China Oct. 2001 1/16 Red with white interior, sloped tonneau cover, topless 
also in black, yellow and Thunderbird Blue, all with white interior
NKOK . Remote Control Thunderbird China 2003 1/16 Plastic; Remote Control; promotional model for Stewart's Rootbeer for latter half of 2003.  Box has Stewart graphics and picture of T-bird.
Parma lexan body . 2002-2005 Ford Thunderbird #10121  USA 2003 1/10 Lexan Plastic  - clear- Body only - for use with radio control chassis-
Paul's Model Art . see MiniChamps above . . . .
Power Motors
(High Speed)
. See High Speed . . . .
Revell 2003 Ford Thunderbird - Wheels of Fire, SnapTite Model Kit 85-1924  China 2004 1/25 Plastic; coral, coral top;  with black interior & chassis (you can paint); 7 blade wheels - grey.
Road Gear Ford T-bird Concept Car . 2001 7.5"
20cm
Red, looks the same as Toy Max's "Mighty Mo" from the concept list; found in Canada
Schuco . see High Speed . . . see High Speed 
TC Toys,
Tack Chering Pl. Mfy.Ltd
2000 Ford Thunderbird.Keychain
#22503D
China 2001 1/64 6 colors: silver, gold, 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 "Hot Metal Bronze Series" Model Kit Thunderbird #610054 China 2002 1/24 diecast; Red with hardtop; black interior; grey concept wheels
(these kits are using the Redbox models - unassembled)
Testors Hot Metal Bronze Series" Model Kit Thunderbird #610065 China 2002 1/24 Concept Yellow diecast; without hardtop; black interior; grey concept wheels  (these kits are using the Redbox models - unassembled)
Universal Hobbies
007 Ford Thunderbird  China 2007 1/43 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.
White Rose Collectibles Baseball Series China Sept.
2001
1/24 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"
White Rose Collectibles Football Series China Nov.
2001
1/24 26 teams represented in their colors & logos; limited to 1000 each team
White Rose Collectibles Collegiate Series China Oct.
2001
1/24 Various - 25 different teams represented in their school colors & logos; limited to 1000 each school; nose has flames
YatMing
2003 Thunderbird
#94243A
#94226
China 2004 1/43 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)
YatMing
2003 Thunderbird

#94243A
#94225

China 2004 1/43 Desert Sky Blue -black  interior with painted silver center stack
Mountain Shadow Grey - has partial saddle interior; with painted silver center stack; both topless;
both have concept style wheels - Paint has bluish tinge and could be called a dark Medium Steel Blue (05 color)
YatMing? . 2003/2004 Thunderbird  China ? 1/43 Black has been reported at close out stores - no pictures - May be the Maisto model?
Unmarked 2000 Ford Thunderbird China 2000 1/24 by MotorMax - manufacturer NOT marked on chassis - comes in colors of red, yellow, dark teal, black; with or without hardtop.  #68069 on chassis; no third brakelight; hood & trunk open - see MotorMax above and on Concept Diecast page.
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Other Related Diecast
WT Venture . FAB 1 China 2004 1/64 pink with black base; came in cereal box with package label "Honey Monster" distributed in England. promo for Thunderbirds movie debuted July 2004
FEVA UK, LTD . FAB 1 China 2004 3 1/4" pink; with pink base; packaged with stat card 
. . FAB 1 China 2004 2ft. pink;  remote control 
Sunstar photo by Dino FAB 1 China 2006 1/18 pink; photo by Dino
Customs - remakes of standard models
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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 - 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.

Here's some "04" and 05  Tiffanys. 

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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