Keep calm and colour in! (updated 30th March)

With so many of us in social isolation and/or lockdown, it’s important to keep occupied with a variety of activities.

We’ve dug through the Fanderson Archive to the early 90s, when we offered a series of colouring books with illustrations by club member Jonathan Baxter. They were designed for our young Fanderson Junior members, so none of us should find them too taxing!

Have fun colouring in, and don’t feel you have to stick to the known colours for each series. Play around, imagine you’ve only ever seen them in black and white(!) and let your imagination run riot!

Just click on the link for the page you want – we’re adding more every day (pages added 30th March in bold).

Once you’re done, share your artistry on our Facebook page for everyone to enjoy.

 

Supercar: The marvel of the age and the Black Rock team

Fireball XL5: Venus and Zoonie

Stingray: Stingray in pen, The Ghost ShipPhones, Star Of The East, X20, The Ghost Of The SeaLoch Ness Monster, Troy and PhonesTitanMarinaMarinevilleTroy underwater, Stingray passes LemoyMarineville Control Tower, Stingray and Mechanical Fish

Thunderbirds: Lady Penelope and Parker, Gordon and Thunderbird 4Scott and Thunderbird 1Terror In New York City, ParkerJohn and Thunderbird 5, Skyship One, Thunderbird 3 dockingAlan and Thunderbird 3Trapped In The Sky, Thunderbird 3, Path Of Destruction,  Virgil and Thunderbird 2, Desperate Intruder

Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: Cloudbase briefingSPV and Angel Interceptor

Joe 90: Joe and the BIG RATTest Flight

Doppelgänger: Glenn Ross and the Doppelgängers

UFO: StrakerSHADO Interceptors

Space:1999Eagle Transporters

UFO soundtrack – pre-order now open (with March offer)

Fanderson is delighted to announce that its latest soundtrack is now available to pre-order.

The new 4-disc set of music from UFO is the most extensive from this series that the club has produced.

To celebrate, our March offer of the month is 25% off the Ed Bishop: Identified audio archive disc, if you buy in the same transaction as the UFO soundtrack and use coupon code UFO50 at checkout. You can only use the coupon once, the offer is only valid whilst stocks last (we therefore reserve the right to end the offer before 31st March) and no substitutions/alternatives are available.

We’re expecting deliveries of UFO by 1st April, and your Ed Bishop disc with be mailed together with the soundtrack.

As with all Fanderson merchandise, the UFO soundtrack has been produced by fans, for fans. It’s a strictly limited edition.

If you’re not already a club member, join up now to buy and enjoy some of Barry Gray’s finest.

Thunderbirds Are Go’s finale – The Long Reach part two – premieres this Saturday, 22nd February

The final Thunderbirds Are Go episode, The Long Reach part two premieres at 8:30am this Saturday, 22nd February, on ITV and CITV, repeated Sunday at 5:55pm on CITV or catch up afterwards on the ITV Hub.

International Rescue attempt their most difficult mission ever while defending Tracy Island from a dangerous assault.

Easter Eggs: A dialogue reference to needing to ‘wear the hat’ is a nod to the original uniform hats from Thunderbirds.

Thunderbirds Aren’t (Le)Go!

Sadly, it doesn’t look like Thunderbirds will be go in Lego form, at least not any time soon!

You may remember that last May Fanderson members rallied to get Andrew Clark’s Thunderbirds Are Go Lego Ideas project over the 10,000 supporter line. This qualified it to be part of Lego’s official project review, and the results were announced live on Facebook today.

Eleven projects were considered in this review:

  • Thunderbirds Are Go by AndrewClark2 (click on ‘Updates’ on the page to see the Thunderbirds version)

 

plus Medieval Blacksmith by Namirob and Winnie the Pooh by benlouisa which will go forward to become official Lego sets.

Check out the Lego Ideas site for more amazing Anderson-inspired designs.

Thunderbirds Are Go: Firebreak premieres this Saturday, 8th February

The latest Thunderbirds Are Go episode, Firebreak premieres at 8:30am this Saturday, 8th February, on ITV and CITV, repeated Sunday at 5:55pm on CITV or catch up afterwards on the ITV Hub.

All five Tracy Brothers unite to stop a raging forest fire.

Easter Eggs: Brains reveals for the first time that the new version of the Zero-X will be called the Zero-XL. The Crablogger is featured, which was a vehicle from Thunderbirds Path of Destruction.

Offer Of The Month – February

Hot on the heels of our fantastic soundtrack sale, we’ve got some deep discounts for February (as always, stock permitting).

You’ll love our series of FAB Book Of…. focussing on Anderson sweet cigarette cards:

  • volume 1 looks at Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons
  • volume 2 features The Secret Service, UFO and Space:1999
  • volume 3 rounds off the set with Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray and Joe 90

And, if you’re just starting your collection, remember there are FAB Books of Playing Cards and Bubblegum Cards , plus a fab binder to keep them all in too!

Thunderbirds Are Go: Buried Treasure premieres this Saturday, 25th January

The latest Thunderbirds Are Go episode, Buried Treasure premieres at 8:30am this Saturday 25th January on ITV and CITV, repeated Sunday at 5:55pm on CITV or catch up afterwards on the ITV Hub.

Virgil and Gordon must rescue a trapped urban-explorer in a trash mine while Brains attempts a risky mission.

Easter Eggs: The Groundskeeper is humming the Fireball XL5 theme song, and this is reflected in episode’s music.