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Vintage Fireball XL5
« on: February 17, 2016, 10:42:14 PM »
Here is the vintage What's it? thread.  Post pictures of toys you aren't sure what they are and ask the Army to advise. 
I'll start: 
Who are these guys...??  They may be marked MPC.  I think they may have been stapled to a display card probably with plastic around it...

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Re: VINTAGE What's it ??
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2016, 12:40:01 AM »
Who are these guys...??  They may be marked MPC.  I think they may have been stapled to a display card probably with plastic around it...



MPC Fireball XL5 figures.

http://bigredtoybox.com/cgi-bin/toynfo.pl?fireballindex
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Re: VINTAGE What's it ??
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2016, 12:55:10 AM »
Okay, horrorhunter, Thanks!!  I've owned these three a long time but had no clue what they were... how many were in the group and do you know their names? 

Found this online; a whole world I knew nothing about: 




Post a pic or anybody else! 
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Re: VINTAGE What's it ??
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2016, 06:33:06 AM »
Looks like the little guy has something inappropriate between his legs ☺

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Re: VINTAGE What's it ??
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2016, 09:02:01 AM »
Looks like the little guy has something inappropriate between his legs ☺

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Re: VINTAGE What's it ??
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2016, 10:59:42 AM »



Wow! What a great sci-fi related set! Puts Star Trek stuff to shame. I wonder what one would cost?

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Re: VINTAGE What's it ??
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2016, 04:32:47 PM »
Wow! What a great sci-fi related set! Puts Star Trek stuff to shame. I wonder what one would cost?

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A bunch.

Here's an eBay listing for example: http://www.ebay.com/itm/FireBall-XL5-MIB-Multiple-1965-/322011533004?hash=item4af9620ecc:g:rM8AAOSwWTRWxMgk



This price is extremely excessive, but you get the idea.

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Re: VINTAGE What's it ??
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2016, 07:22:02 PM »
Oh. That's the fellow who specializes in picking up toys for $dozens or even a couple of hundred$ and then listing them indefinitely with an absolutely ridiculous  B.I.N. Unfortunately he can pursue this strategy at negligible cost because Ebay doesn't levy listing fees that vary with the size of the B.I.N. or the length of time a listing is open.

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Re: VINTAGE What's it ??
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2016, 08:39:25 PM »
Oh. That's the fellow who specializes in picking up toys for $dozens or even a couple of hundred$ and then listing them indefinitely with an absolutely ridiculous  B.I.N. Unfortunately he can pursue this strategy at negligible cost because Ebay doesn't levy listing fees that vary with the size of the B.I.N. or the length of time a listing is open.

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Yeah, that was for laughs.

Anyway, here's a Space City that sold for $565. http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-1964-RARE-STEVE-ZODIAC-FIREBALL-XL5-SPACE-CITY-PLAY-SET-COMPLETE-/201472918613?hash=item2ee8b8c455:g:~m0AAOSw7FRWVLJ-

$565 is a really good price for the big set. I've seen it closer to $1K. The smaller sets bring pretty good bank too, and even loose figures have some value.

I had one of the smaller sets with some figures as a child. I sold those to another collector a few years ago for a decent sum. I never tried to collect FBXL5 items because it would take a chunk out of my wallet that I would rather sink into monster/dino stuff. Still, I always have my eye out for a good deal, and wouldn't mind having some if I could capture a bargain.
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Re: VINTAGE What's it ??
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2021, 01:21:29 AM »
Evidently the MPC Big Twenty Inch Long Fireball XL5:





And the Fireball XL5 Galaxy Patrol:



Were combined for the Fireball XL5 Space City set:







Too cool!

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Re: VINTAGE What's it ??
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2021, 10:16:35 AM »
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Re: Vintage Fireball XL5
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2021, 05:33:42 PM »
Standard Plastics Products produced several Fireball XL5 items as well. One was this nifty binder suitable for school or office use:



Plus two different Fireball XL5 wallets. The first was a boys' wallet featuring Steve Zodiac:



The second was a girls' wallet featuring Dr. Venus:





The girls' wallet is perhaps even more appealing to me as an adult enthusiast than is the boys' wallet.

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Re: Vintage Fireball XL5
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2021, 09:31:10 PM »
I wanted the big XL5, but I got the Galaxy Patrol instead.   :laugh:  I also had the lunch box with the great Wally Wood artwork as my lunch box through grade school.

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Re: Vintage Fireball XL5
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2021, 01:24:50 PM »
I also had the lunch box with the great Wally Wood artwork as my lunch box through grade school.

Ahhhhh yes, the fabulous one from King-Seeley in 1964:







 :)

I'd still be carrying a Fireball XL5 lunch box to work if I had one.

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Re: Vintage Fireball XL5
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2021, 02:13:03 PM »
Beautiful Lunch box!
Was Fireball marketed in the US or UK?

 

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