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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S F MOVIE SELECTION PREMIUM PACK SPACE 1999$80.99
Stingray Atomic Sub Figures Product$149.00
VINTAGE 50 S MULTIPLE STEVE ZODIAC S 20 INCH9 bid(s)ends in 49 min.$213.40
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
MPC 1960 S GERRY ANDERSON TV SHOW FIREBALL XL$300.00
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
AOSHIMA CHOGOKIN SGM 16 FIREBALL XL5 NEW$379.00
1963 FIREBALL XL5 MAGNETIC DART GAME METAL$1,000.00
Fireball XL5 1964 Little Golden Book 29ends in 16h$9.99
Rare Whitemetal Reproductions of Fireball XL5$29.99
Aoshima Chogokin Fireball XL5 Diecast model$198.80
XL 5 Fireball Rocket Anderson XL5 Airplane$108.95
6 Coasters Stingray Joe 90 Capt Scarlet$3.50
Fireball XL5 1964 Lunchbox Thermos$300.00
VINTAGE 1964 FIREBALL XL5 LUNCHBOX NO THERMOS$24.95
Vintage 1964 Fireball XL5 Thermos FREE$22.00
Vintage 1964 Thermos Brand Fireball XL5 Lunch$250.00
FIREBALL XL5 LUNCHBOX THERMOS BOOK Lot of$36.99
VINTAGE 1964 FIREBALL XL5 LUNCHBOX NO THERMOS1 bid(s)$15.00
VINTAGE OLD NICE VERY RARE 1964 FIREBALL XL5$232.88
1964 Vintage King Seeley FIREBALL XL5 Metal$75.00
Fireball XL5 metal thermos$100.00
1964 FIREBALL XL5 LUNCHBOX THERMOS$210.00
Vintage Fireball XL5 Lunchbox matching3 bid(s)$20.50
Fireball Xl5 1955 King Seeley Thermos Co$61.15
Fireball XL5 metal lunchbox$75.00