Candy and Andy are just like any other children, except that they are
life-size dolls and live with two panda bears called Mr and Mrs Bearanda.
They drive around in a Mini called Stripey. What’s not to like?
This very unusual and mostly forgotten Gerry Anderson project featured
in the comic TV Century 21. Gerry wanted to have a different style of
comic strip, and so decided to have the characters photographed rather
than drawn. Despite its unusual style, and strange characters (with no
explanation of why two dolls were living with Mr and Mrs Bearanda, nor
why they were pandas, nor whether they were adopted parents, guardians,
or captors of the doll children), the Candy and Andy comic (called
simply “Candy”) ran for 154 issues as well as many annuals and story
This Dinky was sourced from a private collection in July 2020.