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
S F MOVIE SELECTION PREMIUM PACK SPACE 1999$100.00
Circa 1967 Ledy FIREBALL XL 5 Playset from$279.50
COMMANDER ZERO VENUS 1 FIREBALL XL5 SPACE$40.00
2 original FIREBALL XL 5 orange playsetends in 6h$22.99
1961 Fireball XL5 Space Station Parts$9.99
MPC 1960 S GERRY ANDERSON TV SHOW FIREBALL XL$300.00
Museum Quality Fireball XL5 TV Style Sticker$19.95
Fireball XL5 Steve Zodiac s Space City$59.95
Museum Quality Reproduction MPC Fireball XL5$19.95
AOSHIMA CHOGOKIN SGM 16 FIREBALL XL5 NEW$379.00
Rare Whitemetal Reproductions of Fireball XL5$29.99
LUNAR MODELS Vacuform FIREBALL XL5 kit Gerry1 bid(s)$39.99
1963 FIREBALL XL5 MAGNETIC DART GAME METAL$1,000.00
XL 5 Fireball Rocket Anderson XL5 Airplane$108.95
Aoshima Chogokin Fireball XL5 Diecast model$198.80
6 Coasters Stingray Joe 90 Capt Scarlet$3.50
Original Fireball XL5 Metal Lunch Box 1964$45.00
Vintage 1964 Fireball XL5 Thermos FREE$22.00
FIREBALL XL5 LUNCHBOX THERMOS BOOK Lot of$36.99
Fireball Xl5 1955 King Seeley Thermos Co$65.75
1964 Vintage King Seeley FIREBALL XL5 Metal$75.00
VINTAGE OLD NICE VERY RARE 1964 FIREBALL XL5$232.88
1964 FIREBALL XL5 LUNCHBOX THERMOS$219.00
Vintage 1964 Fireball XL5 King Seeley Thermosends in 23h$29.00
Fireball XL5 metal thermos$100.00
1964 Fireball XL5 Metal Thermos for Lunchbox$79.99
Fireball XL5 metal lunchbox$75.00
STEVE ZODIAC THE FIREBALL XL 5 TV 1 1964$11.87
Fireball XL5 Lunchbox Thermos 1964 1965$129.99