October 7, 2013

Thunderbirds Expo 2013 at Tokyo

On a very hot day this summer, I visited National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) at Tokyo, because Thunderbird Expo 2013 was held from July 10 to September 23 there.

I enjoyed a number of things. The world's first 3D "Thunderbirds" movie, the next generation Cinema 4K system, several display models of the super mechanics and puppets, and the model kit box art by Shigeru Komatsuzaki.

When will the International Rescue come to Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant? Alas, Prime Minister of Japan continues to turn away from the reality.

Tracy Island

Thunderbird 1

Thunderbird 2
There are four types of the studio model.

Early type

Mid-type A

Mid-type B

Late type
Thunderbird 3

Thunderbird 4

Thunderbird 5

The base island created by Toshiba


The Mole

Toshiba exhibited the Cinema 4K system.
It upconverts Blu-ray video to 4K video. The quality is much clearer than full HD.