If you would like to support the Campaign it is requested that you please bare the following points in mind.
1) Please refrain from contacting former cast and crew.
Why? If hundreds of fans being to chase down these people they might in
future decline any official sort of interview for a DVD which some are
striving for at the moment. As with all media productions no one owns or
controls Tugs Fandom, but out of consideration for their right to a
private life we ask for some restraint towards these people that is all.
2) TUGS Rights. It’s fairly universally known that the Tugs
rights are fractured. At this time chasing up buying the rights is not a
real option. What the DVD campaign is trying to do is get the current
rights holders to communicate to get a DVD release or the rights all
consolidated to one holder to aid with the release of said DVD. Right
now bringing back TUGS as a series, is not the intention of the
consolidating the rights .
3) The Thomas connection.
and Thomas shared many things but unfortunately not any more. Fans
suggesting HIT Entertainment has knowledge over props , rights and the
Master Tapes is nonsensical. HIT got any Tugs props still around when
they bought out Britt Allcroft. Any Tugs props that remained were used
on Thomas and became Thomas props, others were thrown away. Puffa
appears to have been cut up and used as scrap so his model most likely
does not exist anymore. Britt Alcroft as a company that was eventually
taken over by HIT Entertainment was an entirely different company to TVS
Television, Clearwater Features and Castle Communications. The
successive takeovers of these companies assets took the ownership rights
to the Tugs TV series in a completely different direction which brings
us back to the issue made in point number 2.
Without the rights to the show any Character merchandise from models to
erasers CANNOT be made. Whenever merchandise is mentioned or asked for
models of the Tugs is repeatedly asked for , this is positive as it
shows a demand for such items. But like with a DVD no rights means no
5) One Name Many Voices speaking together.
the Star Tugs Trust and the Bigg City Port Fansite are looking for when
asking for help with merchandise ideas or support towards a campaign
they are not hundreds of individuals regurgitating old facts, asking
for what can’t be obtained, pestering people etc. We are looking for
constructive ideas and the fandom to unite in one voice. If you have
realistic and viable suggestions great but if its lost within 50
comments asking for Top Hat…it might be missed. What Tugs need is the
fandom united behind one banner so ALL fan voices can be heard clearly
to the powers that be. The Star Tugs Trust's main focus is the models
from the TV Series and promoting them and their heritage as an
attraction. Bigg City Port's main focus is trying to unite people who
would like to see the original 13 episodes released on DVD. By liking
our social media pages you are supporting our efforts to reach our goals
together and create a viable future for Tugs.
6) Bigg City Port
is not a member of the Star Tugs Trust and while it supports the
organisation's work it doesn't speak for them.
7) If you want to keep up to date with the DVD Campaign and the worldwide
network of Tugs fans and even Thomas the Tank Engine please follow the links to one of our social media partner websites.
There is a wealth of information and