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 with Figures by Product$149.00
Supercar Color Version Gerry Anderson$199.00
S F MOVIE SELECTION PREMIUM PACK SPACE 1999$100.00
Space 1999 Eagle Transporter Diecast Metal$397.88
MPC FIREBALL XL5 STEVE ZODIAC JETMOBILE$49.99
circa 1967 Ledy FIREBALL XL 5 Playset from$279.50
MPC FIREBALL XL5 FIREBALL JR for Parts or$59.99
COMMANDER ZERO VENUS 1 FIREBALL XL5 SPACE$40.00
MPC FIREBALL XL5 STEVE AND VENUS FIGURES ON$75.00
Circa 1962 Boxed Quercetti Plastic Fireball$562.73
Plastic Fireball XL5 Spaceship Boxed10 bid(s)$60.35
1962 Boxed Cecil Coleman Fireball XL5 Venus$375.15
Fireball XL5 Steve Zodiac s Space City$59.95
Museum Quality Fireball XL5 TV Style Sticker$19.95
Fireball XL 5 16 Model Kit Gerry Anderson$100.00
Museum Quality Reproduction MPC Fireball XL5$19.95
MPC 1960 S GERRY ANDERSON TV SHOW FIREBALL XL$300.00
Unused 1964 FIREBALL XL5 Metal Thermos For$36.00
FIREBALL XL5 1 200TH SCALE RESIN WHITE$89.69
1964 Fireball XL5 Play City Pieces$19.99
1964 Multiple Toy Makers Steve Zodiacs$2,340.63
Gerry Anderson Licensed FIREBALL XL5 Comet$50.00
GERRY ANDERSON FIREBALL XL5 1960S TV$163.09
Fireball XL5 Venus 54m m Metal Miniature$11.40
Rare Whitemetal Reproductions of Fireball XL5$29.99
RARE Konami SF Movie Selection Premium Pack$27.99
FIREBALL XL5 POSTCARD 1987 GERRY ANDERSON$2.28
Konami S I D UFO S H A D O FIREBALL XL5ends in 12h$38.51
Fireball XL5 Cut Out Coloring book$20.00
AOSHIMA CHOGOKIN SGM 16 FIREBALL XL5 NEW$379.00
1963 FIREBALL XL5 MAGNETIC DART GAME METAL$1,000.00
Fireball XL5 Comet Miniature kit Gerry$81.54