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A Limited Edition of Only 200 Figurines
Introducing our new and highly detailed figurine of The Sidewinder, taken from the classic episode 'The Pit of Peril'.
Each Official Sidewinder Thunderbirds figurine is a Limited Edition of only 200 pieces Worldwide. To mark its provenance, each exclusive piece will be hand numbered on the base with a unique edition number and will be a great addition to any Supermarionation collection!
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The Sidewinder 'Pit of Peril'
The Sidewinder is an all-terrain military vehicle developed by the US Army to help prevent South African ‘brush fire’ wars escalating into larger conflicts.
A uniquely designed vehicle, the Sidewinder resembles a large scorpion with four stilt-like hydraulic legs supporting a long thin body and two giant pincers situated at the end of long segmented arms. At 50 meters in length and weighing in at over 500 tonnes, the Sidewinder is slow and lumbering, yet it’s capable of crossing terrain inaccessible to other land vehicles. The long legs allow it to traverse over the roughest terrain with the extensive reach of the pincers clearing a path by removing more difficult obstacles.
The Sidewinder is heavily armed with gun turrets covering all angles of attack. However, the initial test run in the jungles of Africa was not a complete success as the vehicle accidentally falls into a pit hidden in the sands. The pit is an old open-cast mine subsequently used as a military equipment dump after World War II. The dumped material instantaneously combusts and at 300 feet below ground the fire and extreme heat trap the men inside the vehicle and it is left to International Rescue to save them.
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