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To answer your message Nigel.
The sought after UFO Visual Archives book was donated to the club so we thought it would make a good competition prize for the members.
We thoroughly enjoyed putting together the cereals book partly for the reasons you mentioned. I had it in mind to do some while ago so it has been ongoing in research/getting hold of images etc. We have done similar with the upcoming book on jigsaw puzzles, again it has been a progression over the last few years getting all the details and images together , hopefully that will be just as popular.
Further books in the series are planned and at present are working on a number of ideas.
I agree the UFO annual and SST books do tend to get ‘undersold’ when being spoken about from outside the club although at the recent Cromford exhibition I took along copies of each which were well received by members of the public for their professional look.
Myself, Lynn Simpson, Jackie Dear and Ian Fryer from the club committee will be at Cromford all day.
Between us we will be managing a club table hoping to meet old friends, club members and to encourage new members to join, to that end we have printed special flyers and have made up goody bags for those interested in joining.
We won’t be selling club products at the event due to licensing agreements. We can’t sell to non members.
It should be a good day with club member Tony Freeman selling a range of goodies who will be joined by renowned artist Graham Bleathman who will also have a number of items for sale and will be taking commissions.
then of course there will be all the exhibitors.
Will look forward to seeing everyone there.
It is something we have thought about in the past. It may well be something we can have another look at in the coming months.
Glad you are enjoying the book. There were times when I was researching it I think I could actually taste those Sugar Smacks again!
we used to have one pack a week in our house and can remember the disappointment if the figure, model or badge inside was the same as ‘last week’s’.
look out for more ‘FAB book of’ titles in the coming months.
AND THE WINNER IS::::
All names from this XL5 thread where put in my bespoke Captain Scarlet baseball cap then the winner was drawn out by my other half Lynn.
The winner is KEVIN DILKS
Congratulations Kevin. Over the coming days you will get your prize (in two deliveries as one item is coming from another address)
Thanks to all who took part.
I think the problem with redoing any part sets is that some members might have more of the original cards than others, (depending on when they joined,availability and so on).
Thus this forms part of the problem of how many of the, so far unpublished cards to produce.
The last cards produced where 2002 (coming up for 20 years). Realistically many of the members who were with the club then have left, likewise we’ve had many new members join since then who will have never had the cards.
The numbering system of those produced left it very much open as to how many would have finally made up a set.
it is frustrating for those of us around at the time as believe me, I would love to have seen the set finished too.
the only logical way (as I see it) would be to produce a brand new set incorporating those released before). This in itself would be both time consuming to compile and quite expensive to print in the same format. Of course the additional problem then comes with ‘ I bought/acquired many of these cards 20 years ago why would I then pay for them twice just to complete the set’
At present we have a plethora of projects on the go, its difficult enough to keep up with FABs/membership items let alone all the sales projects of which there are quite a few all of which take a great deal of time and resources.
So indeed it becomes a dilemma , as Nick mentioned, all ideas greatly received, there may, or may not be a realistic answer staring us in the face.
Fanderson Sales and merchandise
Thanks for your enquiry,
There were three fiction magazines in that format in 92,93 and possibly a print run of 150 or so of each. Later, between 1994 and 1997 a further 10 fiction zines were produced. All 10 were pretty much done to order with approx sales of 70 or so of each title. we stopped selling these in 1998 mainly because interest had waned and they were just not cost effective and time consuming to put together.
we would very much like to finish the sets but you are correct, it is a rights issue. Hopefully one day it will all be resolved.
well your name will go in the pot…you never know. as they say on the lottery…’it could be you’
Of course whoever wins it would want to buy a second…just in case.
re the mini competition for forum readers. I will draw all names out of a ‘hat’ on 1st June 2021. As stated anyone who has replied to the Fireball XL5 thread will be eligible up to midnight on 31st May . The winner will recieve
FIREBALL XL5 goodies
sew on patch
Fireball XL5 soundtrack CD
(and a bonus XL5 item)
If anyone has any ideas for future badges from UFO then we will certainly look into it.
it will be a bit smaller than the badge.
We already do smaller IR, SHADO & Alpha Moonbase badges and will eventually do others in a smaller range as per request from several members. We recently found a new supplier who is doing a great job.
As old stock sells out wed will replace some, not all with a new size too.
the same will go for keyrings.
I’m sure Nick will say similar but suffice to say we always encourage input from members on any subject. It will be good to hear from any members and indeed ex members who have any thoughts on Fanderson over the last 40 years whether they are newcomers, returning members or those liker me who have been around almost all of those years.
I suspect something will be going in FAB via letters/articles as well as on the website, Facebook and the Forum,.
We do have a few special items planned specifically for the 40th anniversary but of course it wouldn’t then be a surprise. We also have more in the way of our ‘FAB book of’ series coming up and as I type this we are actively working on editing together the first of those.
s far as anything else…watch this space
It might be worth listing the ones you are missing as from time to time the odd few turn up when having a clear out. That includes both club stock and individual members who might have spares. You never kn ow your luck.
It’s a nice idea but too costly for Fanderson to produce on a part of TV Century 21 that wasn’t the most popular of characters.Admittedly it was in keeping with the background premis of many of the Anderson series but more as a character rather off tangent. It is something we haven’t really thought about too much because Fanderson is all about the TV and film productions of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and in later years just Gerry.