The company has signed a licensing deal with ITV Ventures Limited to produce a range of high-end collectibles.
Initial product offerings will include highly detailed 1:6 scale character replica figures of the puppets used in the making of the series. Offerings will focus on fan-favourite Thunderbirds, expanding the range with characters from some of Gerry Anderson’s other popular shows including Stingray, Joe 90 and Captain Scarlet.
In addition to the replica figures, Big Chief will also release a range of cross-section vehicle replicas, offering fans an opportunity to collect a range of models with special removable panels that reveal the inner workings, engines and cockpits of the classic vehicles.
Big Chief will begin offering the initial product releases direct to consumers via its dedicated website and through select hobby and specialist retailers.
Big Chief directors, Mark Andrews and Tony Leetham, said: “We’re thrilled to have agreed rights with ITV for such a prestigious and classic range of properties. The world that Gerry Anderson and his team created helped to shape the formative years of millions of young people around the world. Compelling storytelling, aspirational characters and amazing ingenious machines revolutionised children’s television. We cannot wait for fans to see the collection we have planned.”