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

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 or by calling 01952 884804.

Shout! Factory to release Gerry Anderson series on DVD

Fireball XL5 - The Complete Series

Shout! Factory has revealed that they will be re-releasing the complete series of Fireball XL5, Stingray and Captain Scarlet for the US and Canadian market in early 2015. Scheduled for release between January and March next year, each series can be pre-ordered at a discount from the Shout! website:


Stringray - The Complete SeriesThe series can also be pre-ordered on, which states the extras that have so far been confirmed for each release:

Fireball XL5

  • Commentary with director Alan Patillo and voice artist David Graham
  • Documentary The Noble Art of Fireball XL5


  • Audio Commentary on select episodes
  • Gerry Anderson Biography
  • Making of Featurette: The Thing About Stingray…

Captain Scarlet - The Complete Series

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

  • Audio Commentary on “The Mysterons” and “Attack on Cloudbase”
  • Gerry Anderson Biography and Filmography

Accelerate to rate 6 with FAB 79!

Fab 79

The latest issue of FAB magazine is now out, and Fanderson club members will start to receive their copy in the next few days! Read below to find out what we have in store for you in this issue, and why you don’t want to throw away the mailing envelope that your FAB is delivered in!

As you can see, the front cover boasts a specially-commissioned and stunning piece of  artwork from Steve Kyte to celebrate  50 years of Stingray.

The other delights of FAB 79 include:

  • Latest news – from Thunderbirds Are Go!, to Firestorm and The Last Station, there’s so much for fans to look forward to in 2015
  • 50 years of Stingray – we accelerate to rate 6 and celebrate all 39 episodes of the series in style!
  • Mike Noble – Recall to Service – we catch up with the illustrious TV Century 21 artist
  • Unfilmed Doppelganger – we reveal the contents of the original Century 21 feature film ‘Journey to the Far Side of the Sun’

…and much, much more!

FAB 79 will also hold the key to a special competition to win an exclusive Thunderbird 1 bag that celebrates the upcoming ITV series.

2014 Fanderson survey

The 2014 survey is now open for Fanderson members to complete, and will stay open until the end of this year.

Find out more about the Fanderson survey

Andrew Skilleter Thunderbirds artwork on sale

Andrew Skilleter Thunderbirds artwork on saleProfessional Gerry Anderson artist Andrew Skilleter is offering six new Anderson art prints of Thunderbirds 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 for sale. The famous craft are accompanied by their Tracy brother pilots, together with FAB1 and Lady Penelope. The print range has also recently been expanded to include Stingray and Captain Scarlet.

These prints are privately published and are only available direct from the artist. For images and full details on how to buy, plus his Gerry Anderson magazine artwork, check out Andrew’s Facebook page.

Fantastic Expect the Unexpected prize raffle

Expect the Unexpected

Have you ever dreamt of picking up Atlanta Shore at a party or owning a Terrorfish? Well, two lucky attendees at Fanderson’s Terrahawks 30th anniversary event in October will get the chance to do just that…

As part of the programme for Expect the Unexpected, Fanderson will be holding a raffle where the top prizes are special limited edition figurines from Stingray, courtesy of Robert Harrop.

photo (11) Atlanta Shore - Robert Harrop figurineStrictly limited to just 250, the Robert Harrop Atlanta Shore and Titan Terrorfish figurines have been produced in beautifully hand painted ceramic, are individually numbered and come with their own special presentation box.

So, don’t miss out on the Expect the Unexpected prize raffle !

Just to illustrate what an amazing prize this is, it’s worth pointing out that limited edition figurines of Brains and Parker that were sold at Fanderson’s TV21 convention in 2010 are now reaching up to £700 on Ebay!

Other raffle prizes include a funky  ‘I’ve got Brains’ sweatshirt and baseball shirt and a special prize connected with the new TV21 reprint book, scheduled for release by Egmont this autumn.

Have you booked your ticket yet?

If not – don’t delay! There’s still time to register for Expect the UnexpectedThe event be held at the Holiday Inn Maidenhead on Saturday 12th October. Tickets are available for both club members and non-members and cost £65 per person. Your ticket will include an evening meal and give you the chance to rub shoulders with the cast and crew from the series!

News from Expect the Unexpected

BritSciFi3 to pay tribute to Gerry Anderson

Britscifi3 will pay tribute to Thunderbirds creator Gerry AndersonThis year’s BritSciFi event will celebrate the life and work of Gerry Anderson.

The event will take place at the National Space Centre in Leicester over the weekend of the 9th and 10th of March, and a central feature will be ‘Anderson Alley’ – an area dedicated to the genius behind Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Space:1999.

Malika Andress of the National Space Centre said: “With the sad news in January that our hero and friend, Gerry Anderson, passed away, this event will be dedicated to him and his amazing legacy.”

Thanks to the help of private collectors, prop builders and fans, BritSciFi3 will allow visitors to:

  • Meet Parker, Penelope and the Angels close up
  • Blast off with their favourite Thunderbird
  • See Stingray, Fireball XL5 and FAB1
  • Explore a full-sized recreation of the Moonbase Control Centre from Space:1999

In memory of Gerry, funds will be raised for the Alzheimer’s Society during the event. Gerry’s son Jamie Anderson will be attending throughout the weekend and will host  a panel discussion featuring a number of colleagues of Gerry’s on Saturday 9th.

Find out more about BritSciFi3 and book your ticket


And the winner is…

Robert Harrop - Santa Phones from StingrayThe winner of our special Robert Harrop competition can now be revealed!

Long-standing member Martin Ackroyd from Manchester is now the proud owner of a beautiful ceramic resin figurine of Phones, in full Santa outfit, from a classic Stingray episode.

The question was:

What kind of dressing is prepared for the meal in A Christmas To Remember?

The answer is, of course, chestnut stuffing.

Well done Martin, Christmas comes late for you! Watch this web space and FAB for further competitions coming up…

A Christmas to Remember…

Robert Harrop - Santa Phones from Stingray…and this one really will be memorable Christmas for one lucky Fanderson member, as we are running a special competition to win a new limited edition model courtesy of Robert Harrop! The figurine, featuring Phones in his full Santa outfit from A Christmas to Remember – the Stingray Christmas episode – has been hand-painted in ceramic resin and perfectly captures the comic moment when he is mistaken for an intruder by Troy Tempest!

The prize will be individually numbered on the base, will come packaged in a presentation box and be accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity.

To enter, all you need to do is correctly answer this simple question:

What kind of dressing is prepared for the meal in A Christmas To Remember?

Send your answer to: with ‘Robert Harrop Competition’ in the subject line, quoting your full name and Fanderson membership number. Alternatively, you can mail your answer to Fanderson Committee, PO Box 12, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD10 0YE, again quoting ‘Robery Harrop Competition’ in the address.

The closing date for entries is 24th December.

Take a look at Robert Harrop’s other Gerry Anderson-themed collectables.

FAB 73

FAB 73Issue 73 of FAB, Fanderson’s flagship club magazine, was mailed to members last week.

Within these pages, we take a whistle stop tour of Joe 90 and examine everything from the music, to the influence of Mike Trim and the incredible, or at least indelible, jokes of Sam Loover. Stephen Baxter continues his potted history of the Fleetway publications of the 1990s with a look at the Stingray comic that coincided with the revival of the show on BBC2. Stingray fans can rejoice even further with this issue’s Midas Touch feature, in which Jordan Drakes reminisces about his fascination with a classic mini-album adventure.

But if you think this issue is only about Gerry Anderson’s Supermarionation productions, then think again! We’ve also got the first part of a special feature on Thunderbirds: 2068, the largely forgotten and rather tenuous Japanese cell animation reboot of the puppet series, plus retrospectives on the classic New Captain Scarlet episode Rat Trap and the last part of the Moonbase Alpha Personnel files.

FAB is available exclusively to Fanderson members, and joining is easy!

As well as receiving FAB, an annual membership gives you access to an exclusive range of merchandise that you won’t find in any high street shop or online retailer, plus reduced rates on Fanderson events and full access to the Fanderson forum.

Join Fanderson today