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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:
1- 2002 models generally have turn signals & side lights & 3rd brake light, concepts did not. Concepts were released in 3 colors - light yellow, black and red.
2 - Concept models were released from 1999 to 2000 - some of those castings are still used today with production and fantasy colors
Where is Mattel's version?
Another want: quote from another diecast collector:
"I really wish Danbury or Franklin Mint would make a Retrobird diecast so that we would have one highly detailed 1:24th version."
|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
|AGGLO Corp, ltd||Speed Wheel||China||2005||1.5"||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||.||007 Ford Thunderbird 2003 Special Edition #10040||China||2003||1/18||Coral with White removeable top; NM wheels; full accent white interior; no V8 on fenders. Limited to 5000.|
|Beanstalk Group||2003 Ford Thunderbird #10017||China||2003||1/18||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.|
|Beanstalk Group||2003 Ford Thunderbird #10019||China||2003||1/18||Mt. Shadow Grey w/partial saddle interior with full saddle seats; chrome NM wheels; grey removeable hardtop; no V8 on fenders|
|Beanstalk Group||2004 Ford Thunderbird
Vintage Mint Green - partial white interior, chrome NM wheels; VMG hardtop
|Beanstalk Group||.||2004 Ford Thunderbird||China||2004||1/18||Merlot - sand interior|
|Bumi by Hongwell||.||See Hongwell / Cararama for Bumi||China||.||1/72||.|
by High Speed
|.||.||.||.||1/43||Light Yellow, clear plastic windshield trim, topless|
|Creative Master International for Beanstalk Group||James Bond Ford 007 2002** Thunderbird #10013||China||2002||1/18||Diecast; red orange "coral" (salmon) with same color hardtop. 21-spoke Chrome Wheels (NM-style)* full white accent interior with full white seats|
|Creative Master International for Beanstalk Group||James Bond Ford 007 2002** Thunderbird #20013||China||2002||1/18||Model Kit of the model above|
|DeAgostini||.||see HighSpeed for Grani & Partners||.||.||1/43||red|
|Ertl||Little Muscle "Tiffany"
Little Muscle "Tommy"
|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.
|Ertl||Hometown Roadway "2003" Thunderbird||China||2002||1/43||WOOD; Desert Sky blue, 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.|
|Frits Creations using Beanstalk Model||2005 Ford Thunderbird||China/the Netherlands||2009||1/18||Inca Gold ; Code 3 - 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||China / the
|2009||1:18||Cashmere; NM wheels; 50th Anniversary spear - limited edition of 12.- Code 3 customized from 2004 VMG models;|
|.||2005 Ford Thunderbird||China / the Netherlands||2010||1/18||Medium Steel Blue; Code 3 - customized; 1 of 15|
|.||2004 Ford Thunderbird||China / The Netherlands||2010||1/18||Pacific Coast Roadster; Code 3 customized. 1 of 15; signed by Frits|
|2005 Ford Thunderbird||China / The Netherlands||2010||1/18||Platinum silver; Custom with steel blue seat inserts and top of steering wheel and shift knob. 2005 Thunderbird Platinum Silver base plate. signed by Frits. 1 of 15 2004-2005 Platinum Silver models. Code 3, NM wheels; 50th Anniversary spear|
|Hallmark Cards Inc.||2005 50th Anniversary Special Edition Thunderbird #QX16172/1670||China||2005||1/43||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.|
|Grani & Partners||.||See High Speed||.||.||1/43||.|
|Heavy Metal||.||See High Speed||.||.||1/87||coral|
|High Speed for Power Motors||2003/2004 Thunderbird||China||2004||1/87||NEW MOLD! colors of Aqua, Red, or Silver; topless; come in display box.|
|High Speed for Schuco||2004/2005 Thunderbird||China||2004||1/87||Silver, topless; marked on chassis with Schuco and China|
|High Speed for Schuco||Ford Thunderbird||China||2009||1/87||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
|2003 Ford Thunderbird||China||2005||1/87||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.|
|High Speed for Malibu International||2003 -2004 Ford Thunderbird||China||2006||1/87||Red, topless, black interior; comes in 5 pak with other cars|
|High Speed for Malibu International||2006 Ford thunderbird||China||2006||1/87||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)|
|High Speed for Malibu International||2003-2005 Ford Thunderbird||China||2006||1/87||Dark Green; topless, black interior, in single pack on stand|
|High Speed for Malibu International||2003 Ford Thunderbird||China||2006||1/87||Yellow; topless; black interior, in 5 pak with other cars|
|High Speed for Einsiedler Brauhaus||2003 Ford Thunderbird||China||2008||1/87||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||China||2006||1/87||Silver, red or black, topless, black interior; comes with "caravan" - a house trailer - painted cream and matching color|
|High Speed||2003 Ford Thunderbird
|China||2005||1/64||Coral Red metallic, new mold. windshield trim painted silver;
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..
|High Speed for Malibu International||2003 Ford Thunderbird
|China||2008||1/64||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 for Grani & Partners||2003 Ford Thunderbird Special Edition for DeAgostini||China||2005||1/43||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
|China||2006||1/43||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"
|China||2006||1/43||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|
|Hongwell / Cararama for Bumi||Ford Thunderbird||China||2008||1/72||"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||2005 Ford Thunderbird||China||2006||1/72||Black with silver hardtop; Black interior; 7 spoke silver painted wheels|
|Hongwell / Cararama||2002 Ford Thunderbird||China||2006||1/72||Black, topless, black interior, 7 spoke premium wheels painted silver|
|Hongwell / Cararama||2002 Ford Thunderbird||China||2006||1/72||Bright yellow with an green tint, topless, black interior, 7 spoke premium wheels painted silver|
|Hongwell||.||2004 Ford Thunderbird||China||2007||1/72||Monterey Mist Green with Ash hardtop - may be a promo - has not been found on market - photo found on http://www.matchbox.box.nl/index.php|
|Hongwell / Cararama||2002 Ford Thunderbird||China||
|1/43||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.|
|Hongwell / Cararama||2002 Ford Thunderbird||China||
|1/43||Bright yellow with a green tint; Topless; black interior, 7 spoke premium wheels painted silver|
|Hongwell for MTH||2002 Ford Thunderbird||China||2008||1/43|| 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.
|Jimmy Flintstone||2003 Chopper T'bird NB148||USA||2004||1/24||Custom resin cast body for use with Revell's Wheel's of Fire kit.|
|Jimmy Flintstone||Sedan Delivery T'Bird NB127||USA||2003
|1/24||Custom resin cast body for use with Revell's Wheel's of Fire kit.|
|K-Line||.||Ford Dealership||China||2007||1/43||RailRoad building with 2 revolving turntables and 3 diecast cars including
either a Desert Sky blue or a Mountain Shadow Grey, with or without hardtop.
See Yat Ming, next page, 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"
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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.
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