| CARE | Concept | Memorabilia | Photos | Facts |
The New Thunderbird
2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005
issued since 2001
|These pages are lists of items
& photos found from 1999 to the current time all dealing with the new
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:
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
|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.|
|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
|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
|Thailand||2002||1:18||Red, black, yellow and Thunderbird blue - with removeable hardtop.
Interior, shelf, boot, engine
|.||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
|Plastic, red with black interior; topless; needs assembly; comes with decals for detailing; seatbelts; gas flap opens;|
Ford Thunderbird convertible
|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
|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
|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||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
|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
|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"|
|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
|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||.||.||.||.|
|.||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"
|Red, looks the same as Toy Max's "Mighty Mo" from the concept list; found in Canada|
|Schuco||.||see High Speed||.||.||.||see High Speed|
Tack Chering Pl. Mfy.Ltd
|2000 Ford Thunderbird.Keychain
|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)|
||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.
|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.
|1/24||26 teams represented in their colors & logos; limited to 1000 each team|
|White Rose Collectibles||Collegiate Series||China||Oct.
|1/24||Various - 25 different teams represented in their school colors & logos; limited to 1000 each school; nose has flames|
|China||2004||1/43||Desert Sky Blue - black interior with painted silver center
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)
|China||2004||1/43||Desert Sky Blue -black interior with painted silver center
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.|
|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|
|Customs - remakes of standard models|
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.
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