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
MPC FIREBALL XL5 Playset Spaceman Spacemen$3.34
Circa 1962 Boxed Quercetti Plastic Fireball$579.91
COMMANDER ZERO VENUS 1 FIREBALL XL5 SPACE$50.00
1962 Boxed Cecil Coleman Fireball XL5 Venus$386.61
1962 QUERCETTI FIREBALL XL5 ROCKET SPACESHIP$249.99
Gerry ANDERSON FIREBALL XL5 KONAMI High$44.99
VINTAGE 1960 s MPC STEVE ZODIAC XL5 FIREBALL$44.99
Museum Quality Fireball XL5 TV Style Sticker$19.95
SF Movie Selection Premium Pack S I D And$19.95
Museum Quality Reproduction MPC Fireball XL5$19.95
Gerry Anderson UFO S I D FIREBALL XL5 SET$44.99
Fireball XL5 MPC Box Art Poster$40.00
SID XL5 Konami SF Movie Selection Premium$30.00
Comet Steve Zodiac FIREBALL XL5 Vintageends in 1h$199.99
FIREBALL XL5 PIN BUTTON SET Vintage Lunchbox$3.99
1964 Multiple Toy Makers Steve Zodiacs$2,412.09
MPC 1960 S GERRY ANDERSON FIREBALL XL 5 VENUS$99.99
MPC 1960 S GERRY ANDERSON TV SHOW FIREBALL XL$300.00
GERRY ANDERSON FIREBALL XL5 1960S TV$168.07
Fireball XL5 Zoonie 54m m Metal Miniature$11.75
Aoshima FIREBALL XL5 Chogokin Diecast figure$212.96
Old MPC Plastic TV Space Series Fireball XL3 bid(s)$33.06
1963 FIREBALL XL5 MAGNETIC DART GAME METAL$1,000.00
FIREBALL XL5 20s SWEET CIGARETTE BOX BY COMO$15.11
Konami S I D UFO S H A D O FIREBALL XL5$41.49
KONAMI UFO S I D FIREBALL XL5 SET Candy Toy$29.90
AOSHIMA CHOGOKIN SGM 16 FIREBALL XL5 NEW$379.00
Commander Zero figure from Fireball XL5 Set$16.79
FIREBALL XL5 JIGSAW PUZZLE MADE IN$92.45