Fireball XL5 toys & history
Fireball XL5 was a 1962 UK sci-fi television serial for children produced for ITC Entertainment in Slough, Buckinghamshire by Gerry & Sylvia Anderson through their company APF (in association with ATV).
The serial featured Andersons' Supermarionation marionettes, which is a form of puppetry first introduced in Four Feather Falls (1960), and used again in their subsequent series such as Supercar (1961-1962), Stingray (1964-1965), Thunderbirds (1965-1966), Captain Scarlet (1967-1968), Joe 90 (1968-1969) and The Secret Service (1969). Special effects in the Fireball XL5 episodes were made by Derek Meddings, music by Barry Gray.
Thirty-nine black & white half-hour episodes of Fireball XL5 were made on 35mm celluloid; all other Anderson series would be produced in colour.
A similar program (often confused with Fireball XL5) is Space Patrol (also known as Planet Patrol in the USA) due to a number of settings & similarities.
The Fireball XL5 show was a major success for the Andersons, being the first of their marionette shows to be sold to a USA Television network (NBC), which was pretty rare for British programmes at the time.
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Supercar Color Version Gerry Anderson$249.95
Stingray Atomic Sub with Figures by Product$149.00
Fireball XL5 Space City Playset 1964 90$599.00
circa 1967 Ledy FIREBALL XL 5 Playset from$289.50
VTG Lot of 12 1960s Multiple MPC Fireball XL$15.00
COMMANDER ZERO VENUS 1 FIREBALL XL5 SPACEends in 3h$50.00
Circa 1962 Boxed Quercetti Plastic Fireball$580.41
1962 Boxed Cecil Coleman Fireball XL5 Venus$386.94
1962 QUERCETTI FIREBALL XL5 ROCKET SPACESHIP$249.99
Museum Quality Reproduction MPC Fireball XL5$19.95
Fireball XL5 MPC Box Art Poster$40.00
VINTAGE 1960 s MPC STEVE ZODIAC XL5 FIREBALL$44.99
Gerry ANDERSON FIREBALL XL5 KONAMI High$44.99
Gerry Anderson UFO S I D FIREBALL XL5 SET$39.99
Museum Quality Fireball XL5 TV Style Sticker$19.95
FIREBALL XL5 PIN BUTTON SET Vintage Lunchbox$3.99
MPC 1960 S GERRY ANDERSON TV SHOW FIREBALL XL$300.00
SID XL5 Konami SF Movie Selection Premium$30.00
Konami FIREBALL XL5 MINT From Premium Pack1 bid(s)$13.78
1964 Multiple Toy Makers Steve Zodiacs$2,414.17
MPC 1960 S GERRY ANDERSON FIREBALL XL 5 VENUS$99.99
FIREBALL XL5 Melodisc 45 Barry Gray$49.99
GERRY ANDERSON FIREBALL XL5 1960S TV$168.22
Aoshima FIREBALL XL5 Chogokin Diecast figure$212.96
COMET GERRY ANDERSON S FIREBALL XL5$75.69
1963 FIREBALL XL5 MAGNETIC DART GAME METAL$1,000.00
Commander Zero figure from Fireball XL5 Set$16.81
FIREBALL XL5 20s SWEET CIGARETTE BOX BY COMO$15.12
FIREBALL XL5 JIGSAW PUZZLE MADE IN$92.53
FIREBALL XL5 BOARD GAME EXTREMELY RARE 1964$280.00
Steve Zodiac Figure from Fireball XL5 Set$42.04
AOSHIMA CHOGOKIN SGM 16 FIREBALL XL5 NEW$379.00
XL 5 Fireball Rocket Anderson XL5 Airplane$108.95
Professor Matthew Matic Figure from Fireball$42.04