ERTL, who were well known for making models of TUGS' sister series, Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends and Theodore Tugboat, also released diecast models of Ten Cents and Sunshine from TUGS, which are now discontinued. These two models have become increasingly rare and are valued among collectors.
- Only Ten Cents and Sunshine were released commercially by ERTL. Claims have been made to prototype models of the other characters, they, however, have never been confirmed.
- The 1990 versions have no date on the hull.