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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Stingray Atomic Sub Figures Product$149.00
Supercar Color Version Gerry Anderson$199.00
MPC Steve Zodiac Fireball XL 5 Play Set3 bid(s)ends in 23h$10.49
Circa 1967 Ledy FIREBALL XL 5 Playset from$279.50
COMMANDER ZERO VENUS 1 FIREBALL XL5 SPACE$40.00
MPC FIREBALL XL5 STEVE VENUS FIGURES ON$75.00
Circa 1962 Boxed Quercetti Plastic Fireball$560.33
1962 Boxed Cecil Coleman Fireball XL5 Venus$373.55
Rare Product Enterprise Gerry Anderson$178.66
Fireball XL 5 16 Model Kit Gerry Anderson$100.00
Fireball XL5 Box only3 bid(s)$77.00
MPC 1960 S GERRY ANDERSON TV SHOW FIREBALL XL$300.00
FIREBALL XL5 1 200TH SCALE RESIN WHITE$89.31
Museum Quality Fireball XL5 TV Style Sticker$19.95
Quercetti Fireball XL5 Spaceship 1960 s$225.00
Museum Quality Reproduction MPC Fireball XL5$19.95
1964 Multiple Toy Makers Steve Zodiacs$2,330.66
Fireball XL5 Steve Zodiac s Space City$59.95
GERRY ANDERSON FIREBALL XL5 1960S TV$162.40
AOSHIMA CHOGOKIN SGM 16 FIREBALL XL5 NEW$379.00
Fireball XL5 Comet Miniature kit Gerry$73.09
Rare Whitemetal Reproductions of Fireball XL5$29.99
1963 FIREBALL XL5 MAGNETIC DART GAME METAL$1,000.00
Konami PREMIUM PACK 1x S I D UFO S H A D O$38.05
VINATGE 1964 MILTON BRADLEY FIREBALL XL5$99.99
Comet Miniatures Mini Metal Fireball XL5$40.60
FIREBALL XL5 CLASSIC STEVE ZODIAC SPACE HOVER$6.48
FIREBALL XL5 JIGSAW PUZZLE MADE IN$89.33
Gerry ANDERSON FIREBALL XL5 KONAMI High$44.99
FIREBALL XL5 20s SWEET CIGARETTE BOX COMO$14.60