Supercelebration Treasure 6: Stingray style guide, TB3 cut-out, nuclear disposal area 2 and more!

At Fanderson’s Supercelebration convention this September we’ll be raising much-needed funds for our convention charity.

Members who registered for the convention before June have nominated charities that they’d like us to support, and the club committee will be considering all nominees at their July meeting.

Our generous friends, partners, licensees and club members have donated a raft of unusual and rare items which will all be going home with convention delegates as a result of our blind and live auctions, raffles and other activities during the weekend.

If you would like to donate something to raise money for a great cause, please e-mail details (including photos) to us at fanderson.org.uk@outlook.com.

With raffle tickets at just £1 each, everyone, whatever your budget, has a chance of going home with something special and helping a good cause. Keep an eye out for more items in the coming weeks, and start saving your pocket money!

To give you just a taste of the range that will be on offer…

Stingray style guide from Carlton

Thunderbirds cushion covers set

Thunderbirds Are Go TB3 cut out (approximately 90x70cm)

Konami Thunderbirds Collection Volume 1 (available recently from £300 online)

MPC Space:1999 Nuclear Disposal Area 2 model kit (available recently from £95 online)

Thunderbirds Are Go: Signals part two this Saturday

Premieres at 8:00am on Saturday 22nd June on ITV and CITV. Repeated Sunday 6pm on CITV (Freeview 203) and Wednesday 4.30pm on CITV.

To recover a key clue to Jeff Tracy’s fate, International Rescue members split up on missions in space and at the bottom of the ocean. Thunderbird 3 has been stolen by Havoc, so Kayo and Alan must work quickly to re-capture the Thunderbird. Virgil, Scott and Lady Penelope are fighting underwater quicksludge to retrieve the Zero-X capsule. Brains formulates a plan.

Thunderbirds Are Go: Signals part one this Saturday

Premieres at 8:00am on Saturday 15th June on ITV and CITV. Repeated Sunday 6pm on CITV (Freeview 203) and Wednesday 4.30pm on CITV.

To recover a key clue to Jeff Tracy’s fate, International Rescue members split up on missions in space and at the bottom of the ocean. Kayo and Alan tackle a giant laser in a space debris facility while Virgil, Scott and Lady Penelope are fighting underwater quicksludge. The Chaos Crew are causing trouble and even manage to commandeer one of the Thunderbirds…

Easter Eggs:

  1. We will see the final footage of Jeff Tracy from before his disappearance
  2. The clue to Jeff Tracy’s fate involves the Zero-X

Supercelebration Treasure 5: Konami UFO collection, electronic playset, Aquaphibian and more

At Fanderson’s Supercelebration convention this September we’ll be raising much-needed funds for our convention charity.

Members who registered before June were asked to nominate charities that they’d like us to support, and the club committee will be considering all nominees at their July meeting.

Our generous friends, partners, licensees and club members have donated a raft of unusual and rare items which will all be going home with convention delegates as a result of our blind and live auctions, raffles and other activities during the weekend.

If you would like to donate something to raise money for a great cause, please e-mail details (including photos) to us at fanderson.org.uk@outlook.com.

With raffle tickets at just £1 each, everyone, whatever your budget, has a chance of going home with something special and helping a good cause. Keep an eye out for more items in the coming weeks, and start saving your pocket money!

To give you just a taste of the range that will be on offer…

Thunderbird 2 Electronic Playset (available recently from £30 online)

Robert Harrop Aquaphibian (available second-hand recently from £130 online)

Kaiyodo 1/160 Scale Thunderbird 2 model kit

Falcon 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle (available recently from £6 online)

Thunderbirds Are Go TB2 cut out (approximately 90x70cm)

Konami UFO Collection Volume 3

Thunderbirds Are Go: SOS Part Two

Premieres at 8:00am on Saturday 8th June on ITV and CITV

Repeats Sunday 6pm on CITV (Freeview 203) and Wednesday 4.30pm on CITV.

With Braman’s distress call transmitting repeatedly to International Rescue, Gordon attempts to recover the robot from the underwater wreckage of the Calypso, but the Chaos Crew get to it first. Brains makes a startling discovery about the origin of Braman’s distress signal.

FAB 92 is on its way!

FAB 92 is now in the post to all Fanderson members around the world, and in special trial packaging!

Plastic protects your club magazine better through the post than a paper envelope, but can damage the environment. That’s why we’re trying a number of ‘green’ alternatives to plastic mailing bags. The wrapper for the FAB 92 mailing is 100% compostable, as it’s made from potato and maize starch. Don’t throw it in your bin, but instead:

  1. put it in your home composter
  2. put it in with your garden waste, or
  3. use it to line your food waste caddy

Once your FAB’s arrived, let us know what think of this wrapper at fanderson.org.uk@outlook.com

Within its 64 pages FAB 92 includes:

  • members’ views of Stingray Plant Of Doom, plus an exclusive Marineville cutaway illustration, in our regular Timelash feature
  • tributes to actor/writer Shane Rimmer, production manager Ken Holt and Century 21 Merchandising supremo Keith Shackleton
  • a look at Interster, South Africa’s sci-fi puppet series
  • an interview with Thunderbirds Are Go‘s animation supervisor Chad Moffitt
  • part four of our exclusive Thunderbird 6 photo-strip
  • news, FAB Mail and more

We’re sorry, but production problems mean that this year’s membership gift, The Secret Service Close Up, isn’t yet ready for mailing. We didn’t want to keep FAB 92 from you any longer so we’ll mail The Secret Service Close Up just as soon as we can.

How to get FAB magazine? Join Fanderson!

FAB magazine is available exclusively to Fanderson club members – we deliver three times a year, and we do our very best to make each issue a joy to read for every fan – regardless of your favourite series!

Thunderbirds Are Go: SOS Part One

Premieres at 8:00am on Saturday 1st June on ITV and CITV

Repeats Sunday 6pm on CITV (Freeview 203) and Wednesday 4.30pm on CITV.

International Rescue discovers that an unknown space vessel is on a collision course straight for Earth. Episode features Nina Sosanya as Asher and Laurel Lefkow as Finn, two astronauts trained by Jeff Tracy, who have been in deep sleep for around 8 years on their mission.

Easter Eggs:

  1. Braman (the robot) is based on Braman the robot from the original Classic series
  2. Finn is named for Christine Finn, voice of Tin-Tin and Grandma Tracy in the original Classic series
  3. Asher is a nod to Asher in the classic Thunderbirds episode Sun Probe
  4. There is a sample of the lightning from the title sequence of the original series used in the episode

Supercelebration Treasure 4: Cushion covers, bag, blueprint and more

At Fanderson’s Supercelebration convention this September we’ll be raising much-needed funds for our convention charity*.

Our generous friends, partners, licensees and club members have donated a raft of unusual and rare items which will all be going home with convention delegates as a result of our blind and live auctions, raffles and other activities during the weekend.

If you would like to donate something to raise money for a great cause, please e-mail details (including photos) to us at fanderson.org.uk@outlook.com.

With raffle tickets at just £1 each, everyone, whatever your budget, has a chance of going home with something special and helping a good cause. To give you just a taste of the range that will be on offer…

Imai Zero-X model kit

Thunderbird 2 tote bag

Robert Harrop Eagle Transporter. A limited edition model of just 250 pieces, and long-since sold out (available second-hand recently from £175 online).

Haynes Thunderbirds T-Shirt

Captain Scarlet Cushion Covers Set

ThunderbirdsAre Go blueprint, produced as part of the series’ advance publicity campaign.

Keep an eye out for more items in the coming weeks, and start saving your pocket money!

*Delegates have until 1st June 2019 to suggest which charity we’ll support when they book their place.

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.

Thunderbirds Are Go: Endgame on ITV/CITV This Saturday

Premieres at 8:00am on Saturday 25th May on ITV and CITV.

Repeats Sunday 6pm on CITV (Freeview 203) and Wednesday 4.30pm on CITV.

The Chaos Crew break into a holographic game park, based on one of Alan’s favourite games ‘Cavern Quest’, to steal a piece of technology. Kayo and Alan must play through the game along with Aezethril the Wizard to stop them.

Episode features Sylvester McCoy as the wonderfully whacky Aezethril the Wizard, the brain behind holographic game ‘Cavern Quest’.

Easter Eggs:

  1. Look out for the Holotrix – it might remind you of something!
  2. Aezethril reveals his real name at the end – a nod to the actor that plays him
  3. The names of the weapons available for Cavern Quest players may sound familiar to fans of the series…