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Join International Rescue, avert disasters, and foil the Hood’s evil scheme in THUNDERBIRDS, the new co-op game from Matt Leacock
Join International Rescue, avert disasters, and foil the Hood’s evil scheme in THUNDERBIRDS, the new co-op game from Matt Leacock
Join International Rescue, avert disasters, and foil the Hood’s evil scheme in THUNDERBIRDS, the new co-op game from Matt Leacock
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Final Shipment Preparation & Expansion Parts Videos!

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Hi everyone we're working on final preparation for the next shipment of Thunderbirds now so if you have changed your address please update your Backerkit Account no later than 1st February, or send it to Rita at Modiphius dot com. This is really important!

The rulebooks are printed and the factory just sent us the final production components so Zarina made some quick videos for you to check out below. Final assembly of the shipments is taking place now and the ships are due to leave China next week. It's later than we hoped but Matt Leacock, Rob and I are all really pleased with the final state of the rules, and the quality of production which is excellent. We really appreciate all your patience, you'll see the wait has been worthwhile when you receive your final packages and the constant glowing reviews show that the love and time poured in to this game has been well worthwhile. 

The Australia shipment should arrive mid Feb and start distribution out to Australian, New Zealand and Asian backers around 3rd week of Feb. North America will be arriving end of Feb so distribution will start to USA & Canadian backers around the 2nd week of March to allow for internal freight across the USA. Finally the UK shipment will arrive mid March and so shipments will be going out across the UK, Europe and rest of the world before the end of March (hopefully sooner but we'd rather be realistic about the dates). 

Here are the videos are for the Expansions in reverse order:  The Hood

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 Above & Beyond

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 Tracy Island

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Finally here's a quick video from me about that International Rescue ID Badge Holder - it's only in Backer's copies of Tracy Island, not the retail copies. It will give you tasty discounts when you bring it along to Modiphius convention stands at places like Essen, Gen Con, Dragonmeet and UK Games Expo!

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Backers who are waiting on just one shipment will get everything packed inside the core box. For those just waiting on the expansions they will be shipped inside a simple cardboard box along with any extras you might have ordered. 

Enjoy!

Chris, Modiphius

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    1. Robert Mills
      Superbacker
      on February 9, 2016

      I rather fancy a proper box option for my expansions [unless it all fits easily in core box]. Maybe get the alt art box from the copy i got via KS

      totally understand reasons but you should be more clear up front to avoid the odd KS rant

      great vids - thanks

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      Michael Taylor
      Superbacker
      on January 27, 2016

      I am ridiculously excited about getting my International Rescue ID!

    3. Chris Birch, Modiphius 5-time creator on January 24, 2016

      @adrian yes you can arrange a pickup but less us know asap as we're building the fulfilment data at the moment

    4. Adrian Smith on January 22, 2016

      Is the option to collect these from your office still available?

    5. Michael Botterill on January 21, 2016

      The RPG is coming as well, awesome that is a nice surprise

    6. Jedra7609
      Superbacker
      on January 21, 2016

      Extra dice with the RPG? Lovely jubley!

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      Louis Counter on January 21, 2016

      I wasn't aware we wouldn't be getting retail boxes until this posted but I can see the sense in not waiting until October for them to turn up. Pleased that you're sorting out the shipping company.

    8. Steven Maier
      Superbacker
      on January 21, 2016

      @Paul
      I'm quite happy that they are not shipipng us retail boxes for the expensions. I already have the core box from the first KS shipment, and I can tell you that there is more then enough room for another 10 expensions if need be. Individual expension boxes would require more storage space, higher production costs, delays and more waste if you decide to throw them away because of all that. One big box which fits everything inside is much nicer, cleaner and better to keep everything together, and has my preference!

      @Chris Birch,
      Many thanks for the update, and all the components of the expensions look amazing! Thanks for supplying us with the rules beforehand, it has me even more exicted about the expensions! The models look great, and will really enhance the overall experience of playing the game! We absolutely love playing the game, and diving back into our childhood memories!

      Really good job on every front of this KS and the Thunderbirds game development!!

    9. Chris Birch, Modiphius 5-time creator on January 21, 2016

      @Dim yes the rpg is complete and shipping as well - we have added a bonus set of dice to every rpg :-)

      @Jeremy - yes there are separate printed rule books for each expansion which list their components

    10. lj on January 20, 2016

      I do recall Chris mentioning that we would not receive the expansion boxes at some point earlier. I was disappointed at the time not to have known this during the campaign but I do understand their point about further delays and especially about shipping costs. As long as the core box and all the components arrive in new condition I don't really mind.

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      Greg Maynard on January 20, 2016

      Hi Chris. Just wanted to say thanks for the great job you have done. You always keep us up to date and have gone above and beyond when delays crept in. Your comments about the boxes and packaging make perfect sense.

      The videos are cool. I had a little chuckle with Expansion 2. All the disaster vehicles are nicely laid out - except for the poor Sidewinder which is lying on its back! Oh well I suppose that's appropriate. That's how it was for most of the episode. Can't see its arms but maybe its back to front as well. Doesn't matter, the models all look great anyway.

    12. Jeremy Commandeur
      Superbacker
      on January 20, 2016

      I'm curious, does each expansion have separate rules or did you revise/expand the rulebook for the core game?

    13. Ben McKenzie on January 20, 2016

      So exciting! Thanks for the update and all your hard work, I can't wait to play it - and it should arrive well in time for my birthday! (I backed it as a birthday present to myself. ;)

    14. Jedra7609
      Superbacker
      on January 20, 2016

      To add an argument to the contrary, if all the expansions fit in the base box then I have no issue with not receiving retail packaging for them. It will save me an immediate trip to the loft, and in the longer term, the local recycling site. I only keep expansion boxes if I absolutely need them to store bits in.

    15. Chris Lank on January 20, 2016

      This looks great - so much cool stuff!! Can't wait to play with everything, thanks for the update!

    16. Dim sum Dad on January 20, 2016

      Just watched the videos, not the rpg. Is the rpg complete and shipping also?

    17. Dim sum Dad on January 20, 2016

      Are one of these the rpg? Sorry I'm out of the loop, is the rpg add on also ready and shipping?

    18. Chris Birch, Modiphius 5-time creator on January 20, 2016

      @Paul you are getting the Thunderbirds game full of all the expansions just like everyone else. Those people with one shipment are getting it all packed nicely inside the core box as promised. Others are getting them inside a cardboard box because they decided to have the base game shipped earlier. The expansion packaging is not being produced for another couple of months and is not available in some cases until October this year when the Hood launches in retail. Providing expansions in the final boxes would have delayed delivery by another 3-4 months and increased the shipping cost for everyone which wasn't acceptable.

      @Louis we are resolving the problems with the shipping company and taking steps to ensure the correct packaging is used for the next shipment

    19. Paul Davies on January 20, 2016

      So instead of retail boxes that will look nice on a shelf and show off your collection we get a cardboard box of bits? Thanks, that's a cheap ass move that really and truely sucks.

    20. Cornelius - Wanderer of the Ringtail Fox on January 20, 2016

      And this is not the first time this is mentioned.

    21. Cornelius - Wanderer of the Ringtail Fox on January 20, 2016

      Regarding the boxes. It's nice to have all the proper boxes, but I find it handy to have everything in the same box, takes a lot less space.

    22. Darren Green on January 20, 2016

      Wow! Can't believe we get all this stuff. Awesome. I'm happy to pick this up at UK Games Expo if it saves any time/money.

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      Louis Counter on January 20, 2016

      Are you using a different company for shipping out the expansion sets? The quality of the packaging in the original game was awful.

      As others have said if I've read this right I'm a bit disappointed that you're not shipping us retail copies of the expansions.

    24. Derek Mayne
      Superbacker
      on January 20, 2016

      Looks fantastic - and I'm more than happy that its all going in my main box - particularly intrigued by the exquisitely described "hour glass thingy"... Bring it on!

    25. Alex on January 20, 2016

      So they're not coming in the retail boxes :( that seems pretty terrible to me. I like to have the boxes for a game when I buy it and to have the option of not having to keep every expansion if I don't want too. Very disappointed that backers don't get the full version :(

    26. Alex on January 20, 2016

      It says the expansions are just coming in a cardboard box? Are they not coming in their expansions boxes or am I just reading it wrong?

    27. Jedra7609
      Superbacker
      on January 20, 2016

      It all looks lovely! Looking forward to March! Thanks for the update - much appreciated!