Monday, August 24, 2009

Fireball XL-5

Here's a preliminary sketch for Wood's FIREBALL XL-5 lunchbox from the mid-sixties. This was a British puppet show from Gerry Anderson that ran on Saturday mornings here in America. My favorite toys in 1965 were the huge Fireball spaceship and launching pad! Kept it for years! I didn't have enough money to get the lunchbox when I found it (with matching thermos) and recognized Wood's style at a junk shop in the mid-eighties. The whole thing (minus thermos) was re-issued on the collector's market later on.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, if only I'd kept my Fireball XL5 lunchbox. I do have the thermos somewhere, but it's pretty badly corroded inside.