UK-based toy company Vivid has been named master toy partner in Europe, Australia and New Zealand for Thunderbirds are Go!, the original series remake from ITV Studios, Pukeko Pictures and Weta Workshop that will premiere in 2015.
Vivid will produce a range of branded toys that include figurines and vehicles, play sets, die cast models, role play and dress up toys, construction toys, board games and puzzles. The products will launch in the UK in 2015 alongside the premiere of the new series, 50 years after its first television debut. The products will then move to global markets.
ITV Studios and New Zealand-based Pukeko Pictures, in collaboration with Weta Workshop (Avatar, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings) are co-producing Thunderbirds are Go! (working title), which will debut on ITV and UK’s CITV Channel. The CGI series, which will incorporate live-action model sets, is currently in pre-production.