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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Fireball XL5 Die Cast Vehicle World Space$662.97
Space 1999 Eagle Transporter Diecast Metal$397.88
circa 1967 Ledy FIREBALL XL 5 Playset from$289.50
COMMANDER ZERO VENUS 1 FIREBALL XL5 SPACE$45.00
Circa 1962 Boxed Quercetti Plastic Fireball$587.95
1962 Boxed Cecil Coleman Fireball XL5 Venus$391.97
1962 QUERCETTI FIREBALL XL5 ROCKET SPACESHIP$249.99
Gerry Anderson FIREBALL XL 5 Diecast Model$219.99
Museum Quality Fireball XL5 TV Style Sticker$19.95
VINTAGE MPC GERRY ANDERSON FIREBALL XL 5$60.00
Fireball XL5 Robot 54m m Metal Miniature$10.21
Museum Quality Reproduction MPC Fireball XL5$19.95
1960 S VINTAGE FIREBALL XL5 CREW STEVE ZODIAC$99.99
MPC 1960 S GERRY ANDERSON FIREBALL XL 5 VENUS$99.99
MPC 1960 S GERRY ANDERSON TV SHOW FIREBALL XL$300.00
VINTAGE 1960 s MPC STEVE ZODIAC XL5 FIREBALL$44.99
Fireball XL5 Comet Miniature kit Gerry$102.23
1964 Multiple Toy Makers Steve Zodiacs$2,445.53
RARE Vintage FIREBALL XL5 BOARD GAME 1964$72.00
GERRY ANDERSON FIREBALL XL5 1960S TV$170.40
Konami SF Movie Selection Premium Pack UFO$47.70
Original Vintage Magazine Article Making of$6.80
AOSHIMA CHOGOKIN SGM 16 FIREBALL XL5 NEWends in 6h$379.00
6 sottobicchieri Stingray Joe 90 Capt$3.30
1963 FIREBALL XL5 MAGNETIC DART GAME METAL$1,000.00
FIREBALL XL5 CLASSIC STEVE ZODIAC SPACE HOVER$6.80
Konami FIREBALL XL5 MINT From Premium Pack$13.45
VINATGE 1964 MILTON BRADLEY FIREBALL XL5$99.99
FIREBALL XL5 JIGSAW PUZZLE MADE IN$93.73
6 Sous verres Stingray Joe 90 Capt$3.31
Konami S I D UFO S H A D O FIREBALL XL5$40.38
6 Getränkeuntersetzer Stingray Joe 90$3.31
XL 5 Fireball Rocket Anderson XL5 Airplane$108.95
6 Coasters Stingray Joe 90 Capt Scarlet$3.32