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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Mpc fireball XL5 galaxy patrol set 1960 s$250.00
Circa 1967 Ledy FIREBALL XL 5 Playset from$279.50
2 original FIREBALL XL 5 orange playset$22.99
COMMANDER ZERO VENUS 1 FIREBALL XL5 SPACE$40.00
Vintage 1960s MPC Fireball XL5 Galaxy Patrol$75.00
FIREBALL XL5 PIN BUTTON SET Vintage Lunchbox$3.99
MPC 1960 S GERRY ANDERSON TV SHOW FIREBALL XL$300.00
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Fireball XL5 Steve Zodiac s Space City$59.95
Museum Quality Reproduction MPC Fireball XL5$19.95
Museum Quality Fireball XL5 TV Style Sticker$19.95
MPC Fireball XL5 Space Rocket Transporter1 bid(s)$8.00
1963 FIREBALL XL5 MAGNETIC DART GAME METALends in 14h$1,000.00
Gerry ANDERSON FIREBALL XL5 KONAMI High$49.99
Aoshima Chogokin Fireball XL5 Diecast model$198.80
KONAMI THUNDERBIRDS UFO STINGRAY FIREBALL XL5$47.16
RARE Konami SF Movie Selection Premium Packends in 13h$36.99
XL 5 Fireball Rocket Anderson XL5 Airplane$108.95
6 Coasters Stingray Joe 90 Capt Scarlet$3.50
Fireball XL5 Logo 4 Wide Embroidered Patch$7.95
FIREBALL XL5 STINGRAY 1st CENTURY 21 ALBUM$10.99
King Seeley FIREBALL XL5 Metal Lunchbox$65.00
FIREBALL XL5 1964 King Seeley Lunchbox$159.00
Vintage collectible rare lunch box Fireball$225.00