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Vintage GEMINI SPACE CAPSULE 1965 Lone Star Parachute Rocket Toy

This really is an out of this world historic space toy produced to coincide with the first manned Gemini flights in 1965 over 50 years ago. Parachute designed to return toy gently to the ground and capsule designed to violently eject the astronaut on impact


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Cool silver age space art

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Complex instructions for rocket scientists
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In presentation style box

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Original mint pieces

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On top of the world

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Parachute Capsule Space set comes with:

  • Gemini Capsule
  • Astronaut Figure
  • Parachute
  • String
  • Adhesive Stickers
  • Made by Lone Star 1965

This historic vintage Gemini Space Capsule can currently be found with many other cool Sci Fi, TV, movie, vintage and fun collectables on ZapWow

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Fireball XL5 Gerry Anderson Sci Fi Annual 1966

Colonel Steve Zodiac flew around the universe in Fireball XL5 with star dust in his eyes and Venus at his side. All that eye-rubbing and nose blowing must have been slightly distracting. This excellent annual was published 1966 for 1967 by Collins

Fireball XL5 Gerry Anderson Sci Fi Annual 1966

Fireball XL5 Gerry Anderson Sci Fi Annual 1966

Fireball XL5 Gerry Anderson Sci Fi Annual 1966

Fireball XL5 Gerry Anderson Sci Fi Annual 1966

Fireball XL5 Gerry Anderson Sci Fi Annual 1966

Fireball XL5 Gerry Anderson Sci Fi Annual 1966

Fireball XL5 Gerry Anderson Sci Fi Annual 1966

Fireball XL5
Gerry and Sylvia Anderson produced almost 40 episodes of Steve’s adventures with Venus. She was the daughter of the actual Commander of the World Space Patrol … and Steve’s girlfriend.

These gripping sci fi episodes ran between 1962 and 1963. Steve not only had a cool Zen-like AI robot (inexplicably named Robbie), a mighty XL5 space ship and a beautiful girlfriend … but the whole of space was his playground!

Absolutely charming mid-century sci fi artwork and stories set in 2062. We sold this 92 page book of vintage space excitement from our eBay listings in 2014 for just £30!
Description: cover and pages in excellent condition with no damage or tears. A little normal yellowing to the pages but no foxing – a couple of the activities carefully completed and previous owner’s name written inside

What does Wikipedia know?
First transmitted on ATV on Sunday 28 October 1962. While developing his new show, Anderson thought a brand of motor oil—Castrol XL—had an interesting sound. A phonetic change created the name “Fireball XL”, with the “-5” added as the title seemed a bit flat without the numeral

The show featured the Andersons’ Supermarionation, a form of puppetry first introduced in Four Feather Falls (1960) and Supercar (1961) and used again in their subsequent productions such as Stingray and Captain Scarlet. Thirty-nine black and white half-hour episodes of Fireball XL5 were made on 35mm film: all future Anderson series were produced in colour