A brief history of Thunderbirds’ Tracy Island: the greatest toy ever

Dear Santa...


It is the most FABulous toy of all time. Since Thunderbirds first launched 50 years ago, Tracy Island has been at the top of kids’ Christmas lists. It’s inspired more than a few to make their own (instructions here) and expect parents across the country to be queueing outside toy stores for the new Thunderbirds are Go version this Christmas. But how did it become so popular?