ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has revealed that it is expanding its licensing programme to celebrate the upcoming anniversaries for some of Gerry Anderson’s most famous creations. The new Gerry Anderson product lines, aimed at adult fans and collectors, will span key categories including collectibles, figurines, adult apparel and gifting.
Targeting the collectors market across the UK and Ireland, Robert Harrop will unveil a range of collectibles based Captain Scarlet, Fireball XL5, Joe 90, Space: 1999, Stingray, Supercar and UFO. The lines will feature high-quality bronze figurines, character figures, resin figures, vehicles and pewter figures.
Plastichead will launch a collection of adult apparel, accessories, mugs and mug sets across the UK and Ireland, whilst leading greetings cards publisher, Hype Associates, is also on board for a range of high-end greetings cards, gift wrap and bags.
Anderson Entertainment will showcase a quirky range of limited edition gifts including apparel, replica models, badges, limited edition paintings and posters based on both Classic Thunderbirds and Gerry Anderson properties. Tree Frog will also roll out its line of collectible cards inspired by Classic Thunderbirds and the Gerry Anderson properties Captain Scarlet, Space: 1999, Supercar, Joe 90, Fireball XL5, UFO. The range will launch internationally across key territories including UK and Ireland, United States and Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Japan and European markets France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
Trudi Hayward, SVP, Head of Global Merchandising at ITVS GE said: “As we approach the 50th anniversary of Thunderbirds, it’s important for us to explore the entirety of Gerry Anderson’s extraordinary portfolio and celebrate his incredible skill, determination and diversity through a variety of unique product ranges.”