Lego Thunderbird 2? Just 300 More Supporters Needed!

Lego Ideas was set up so that budding Lego set designers could see their design made into sets that we could all buy.

Lego fans can click to support the designs they like and, if a project gets over 10,000 supporters, it goes on to be assessed by the Lego team as a potential set.

Since Lego Ideas was set up in 2010 (as Lego Cuusoo), 26 sets have been produced on a wide range of topics. Andrew Clark has been luckier than most budding designers, as his Doctor Who and The Flintstones sets were both chosen to become reality.

Andrew’s latest idea is this Thunderbird 2 set, and it needs just 300 more supporters to reach its goal. Now, at first glance some Fanderson members might be put off as it appears the design is of TB2 from the new Thunderbirds Are Go series, but click on the updates tab to see that there’s actually a classic TB2 design from the original Thunderbirds series in the submission too!

You can read more about this Ideas set at Brickset and why not take a look at some of the other Anderson designs whilst you’re on the Lego Ideas site.

NOW ON SALE! Fanderson’s Doppelgänger Soundtrack Album

Doppelganger soundtrack CDUPDATE: Fanderson’s long-awaited album of Barry Gray’s stunning soundtrack to Gerry Anderson’s Doppelgänger is now available to buy online! Go to:

 http://www.fanderson.org.uk/fansales/fansale.html#CD

Yesterday the CD had its world premiere at the UFO convention, SHADO Con 2, and now it’s the turn of all other Fanderson members to get their hands on this stunning release.

The 77-minute CD album contains Barry Gray’s complete stereo score for Doppelgänger (AKA Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun), performed by a 55-piece orchestra with Sylvette Allart on the Ondes Martenot. Composed and recorded for an initial edit of the film, including scenes that were ultimately trimmed from the final cut, it includes cues composed for those scenes that have never been heard before outside the studio.

This is accompanied by a corresponding assembly of mono cues, arranged exactly as heard on screen.

A bonus track included is Threnody For The Victims Of Hiroshima by Krzysztof Penderecki, a short section of which replaced part of Gray’s composition in the final edit of the film – the only piece of library music used.

This latest addition to the critically-acclaimed Fanderson soundtrack library is completed by a 20-page full colour booklet.

Fanderson members had their first chance be able to buy their Doppelgänger soundtrack  at SHADO Con 2, which took place on Saturday 30th June 2018 at Quad, Derby. You can find out more details of the event here.

It now goes on sale from the club website today –  1st July 2018 – the 50th anniversary of the start of principal photography on the feature film.

The Doppelgänger soundtrack is a limited edition release and, like all of Fanderson’s merchandise, is available exclusively to Fanderson club members.

Take a look at Fanderson’s library of amazing soundtrack albums.

Robert Harrop exclusive special offer for Fanderson members

Turata from Stingray - a Supermarionation figurine from Robert Harrop

To mark the launch of their latest Supermarionation figurine (pictured above), Robert Harrop Designs Ltd are offering Fanderson members an exclusive discount code for use on their website www.robertharrop.com.

Until March 31st, Fanderson members will receive an exclusive 15% Discount, plus FREE UK postage, on selected figurines for orders over £100.

The discount code will be emailed to members shortly, so watch your inboxes closely!

Alternatively, please email Robert Harrop directly for details of the offer.

Also, if you register as a Friend of Harrop you will also receive an automatic 10% discount on all new figurines, including the new figurine of Turata, for the first 4 weeks of their release!

Launching on Friday 23rd February, the limited edition figurine of Turata from Centrallius is the latest addition to Robert Harrop’s Supermarionation Collection.

From the Stingray episode ‘Deep Heat’, Turata is a character of unmistakeable style yet one with questionable motives as he attempts to lure Troy and Phones to a fiery demise.

Traditionally hand sculpted by Mike Rogers and made in the UK by Robert Harrop Designs Ltd, each figurine has been individually hand finished and hand painted.

A strict limited edition of 150 figurines worldwide, each Turata figurine will be individually numbered and will include a Certificate of Authenticity to support its provenance.

Packaged in a presentation box and information card, Turata is available for £60 at www.robertharrop.com or by calling 01952 884804.

Andersonic #23 is here

Andersonic logo

Issue 23 of the hit fanzine Andersonic is now available, and it’s packed with a wide range of amazing features that will appeal to Anderson fans of all interests.

  • Ayshea Brough interview – Ayshea talks about her time working on UFO.
  • Archive – In 1993 Chris Drake interviewed Gerry Anderson for his book ‘UFO & Space: 1999’. In the third part of this interview Gerry talked candidly about the making of Captain Scarlet.
  • Alan Shubrook – Alan writes about the recent demolition of the Century 21 studios in Slough and also shares his thoughts on working on Captain Scarlet.
  • Captain Scarlet Comics of the 90s – Graeme Bassett writes about his work on Alan Fennell’s comic revival of the early 1990s .
  • The A-Z of Stingray – Essential marine facts for the aquanaut of tomorrow – today!
  • Space: 1999 – a critique of End of Eternity with the emphasis on Ray Austin’s direction.
  • The Protectors – Mike Coldwell casts an eye over Shadbolt
  • Watching the Watchers – A look at Granada’s Supermarionation transmission history of the 60s and 70s.
  • Captain Scarlet – ‘Point 783’ – two writers slug it out over this popular episode.
  • Merchandise Reviews – we review recent CDs and books. Plus ‘Things You Do (when you’re a fan)’, news of an upcoming UFO convention and some other stuff.

Take it from us – it’s 44 pages of Anderson heaven!

Check out www.andersonic.co.uk to buy your copy today!

Model Collector celebrates Scarlet’s 50th anniversary

Model CollectorAnderson fans should look out for the latest issue of Model Collector on Friday 15th September, which contains a special feature on the upcoming 50th anniversary of Captain Scarlet!

Model Collector is THE publication for the die cast model enthusiast in the UK.

As you can see from the cover there should be some great Capatain Scarlet prizes on offer.

Perfect reading matter to get you in the mood for Special Assignment at the end of the month…don’t you think?

 

Limited Edition of Captain Scarlet: The Vault to debut at Special Assignment

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‘Captain Scarlet: The Vault’ is the official hardback guide to the making of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s classic Supermarionation series. The book will be launched at Fanderson’s Special Assignment convention at the end of September – where fans can get their hands on copies for the very first time!

In addition to the standard edition, a strictly limited edition will also be available at the convention. This version features a different dustjacket, with Captain Black on the front cover. Each of the Captain Black editions is numbered, and will be signed by author Chris Bentley. The Captain Black edition will not be available in any shops and is limited to just 100 numbered copies!

Back in May we revealed the book’s beautiful original scarlet cover, but we think the black limited edition is rather fetching!

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: The Vault is published by Signum Books on 6 October, but Chris will be signing advance copies at Special Assignment on 30 September and 1 October.


SIGN UP TODAY – TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!

Tickets to Special Assignment start at just £65 per person for one day, or £110 for the whole weekend. We’ve managed to keep the ticket price the same as The Future Is Fantastic! convention in 2015 because we’re a fan club and no one is taking a salary. Saturday-only or Sunday-only tickets do not include the Saturday evening meal or any other refreshments that are included in the weekend ticket.

Find out more and register now

Space:1999 Eagles come in to land…

Sixteen 12 have revealed some jaw-dropping pictures of their 44 inch studio scale Rescue Eagle replica. A worldwide limited edition of just 100 copies, the replicas have been signed by Nick Tate, who played Captain Alan Carter throughout the series.

All Eagles not only come with a signed plaque of certification, (with “storage containers” support) but also a huge printed 19inch x 45inch red launch pad display to exhibit your prized possession!

Sixteen 12 are also releasing a ‘classic’ Eagle One replica in the same scale, limited to 200 copies worldwide, and a VIP Eagle, limited to just 20 copies! Both are signed by Nick Tate and Brian Johnson, production designer on Space:1999.

Make sure you keep on Sixteen 12’s website, as more images are on the way…

Captain Scarlet book to launch at Special Assignment

Captain Scarlet: The Vault

Special Assignment will see the launch of a lavish new book by former Fanderson chairman Chris Bentley. Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: The Vault celebrates the 50th anniversary of the classic series and is fully authorised by ITV Studios Global Entertainment. We can reveal the cover here for the first time.

Publisher Marcus Hearn was the author of 2015’s Thunderbirds: The Vault. “I see this very much as the follow-up,” he says. “Fanderson’s Mike Jones designed the Thunderbirds book, and I’m pleased to say that he’s working with us on this new project too. Chris Bentley has come up with an amazing amount of material, and we’ve commissioned new photography of the original puppets, studio models and vintage merchandise. We can’t wait to share what we’ve done.”

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: The Vault is published by Signum Books on 6 October, but Chris will be signing advance copies at the Special Assignment convention on 30 September and 1 October.

TICKET PRICES WILL RISE VERY SOON – SO SIGN UP TODAY!

Tickets to Special Assignment start at just £55 per person for one day, or £90 for the whole weekend. We’ve managed to keep the ticket price the same as The Future Is Fantastic! convention in 2015 because we’re a fan club and no one is taking a salary. Note that Saturday-only or Sunday-only tickets do not include the Saturday evening meal or any other refreshments that are included in the weekend ticket.

Find out more and register now

Fanderson releases more Century 21 mini albums!

The Impostors -  Century 21 mini album

Fanderson is delighted to announce the release of our tenth Century 21 mini album set!

The club has been faithfully releasing three-disc CD replicas of the original Century 21 Mini Albums for many years. The latest release features two re-tellings of classic Thunderbirds episodes – Thirty Minutes After Noon and The Impostors – plus a non-Anderson curio: Nursery Rhyme Time.

Each CD comes in its own card sleeve replica of the original record, with the trio then packaged together in a plastic wallet.

30 Minutes Afternoon - Century 21 mini album

Running to approximately 63 minutes, the set is available to order online now at the following prices:

  • UK – £19.50
  • Europe – £21.00
  • Rest of the world – £22.50

Order your mini album set today (scroll down from ‘Audiobooks and Mini Albums’)

 

Nursery Rhyme Time - Century 21 mini album

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Space: 1999 Masterpiece Collection Launched

Space 1999 masterpiece collectionSixteen 12 Collectibles Ltd has officially launched their fully licensed studio scale 44inch Space: 1999 masterpiece collection.

The company’s new website features the tooling models for a 44inch Eagle Transporter, Rescue Eagle, Laboratory Eagle, VIP Eagle Eagle Freighter and Cargo Eagle, as well as a 31inch Hawk!

Just to add to the exclusivity of these superb, museum-quality models, cast members Nick Tate, Prentis Hancock, Ziena Merton and Catherine Schell as well as Eagle designer Brian Johnson are acting as signatories for the range.

If you haven’t yet reserved your edition then don’t delay! You can find out more by visiting www.sixteen12.com