- What does FAB stand for?
- How can I submit my script, story or idea?
- Can you tell me more about the Space 2099 project?
- Can you tell me more about the UFO reboot?
- Where did Thunderbirds get its name?
- Where can I buy the three new Thunderbirds episodes? (Thunderbirds 1965)
- Where can I buy Thunderbird 2 toys?
What does FAB stand for?
This has got to be one of the most asked questions: What does FAB stand for in Thunderbirds? Well here’s the answer in one simple word: Nothing! In the 60’s the buzz-word was “fabulous”. This was shortened to FAB and used simply as a call sign like ‘Roger’ or ‘Ten-Four’ to acknowledge received instructions. If it was an acronym, then the best suggestion we’ve heard for a potential meaning is “Fully Acknowledged Broadcast”. So now, next time someone asks you what FAB stands for, you can give them the authoritative answer: nothing!
How can I submit my script, story or idea?
Anderson Entertainment does not accept unsolicited script submission. There are a number of potential legal consequences which can result from reading unsolicited material which may turn out to be similar to a project we are developing or may develop. Accordingly, the general policy of Anderson Entertainment is to not read or consider unsolicited material, ideas or suggestions of any nature whatsoever.
Can you tell me more about the Space 2099 project?
We’ve received a lot of e-mails recently about Space 2099 – a reboot of Space:1999. We cannot give you any information because the Gerry Anderson Estate is not involved in the project in any way. We have not been approached by anyone associated with the production and therefore cannot give you any information about it. The best thing we can recommend is that you look for the Space 2099 page on Facebook and get updates from there.
Can you tell me more about the UFO reboot?
We’ve received a lot of e-mails recently about the new UFO reboot that has been talked about for some time. At the moment the Gerry Anderson Estate and Anderson Entertainment are not involved with the production in any way so we cannot give you any information about the project.
Where did Thunderbirds get its name?
For many years we believed that Thunderbirds was named after ‘Thunderbird Field’ in Arizona – a base where Gerry Anderson’s brother trained during the Second World War.
However, during extensive research for a book on Lionel Anderson’s life, we discovered that this fact had been mis-remembered by Gerry. The truth is much more exciting and intriguing.
You can read the full story about how Thunderbirds got its name here.
Where can I buy the three new Thunderbirds episodes? (Thunderbirds 1965)
Thunderbirds 1965 was a project undertaken by POD 4 Films in 2015 for the 50th anniversary of Thunderbirds. The project produced three new half-hour episodes of classic Thunderbirds using the original Supermarionation techniques and was funded via Kickstarter.
As stated by the producers – the episodes were only ever to be released to Kickstarter backers as a special celebration.
At this point, there are (as far as we know) no plans for a public release. The episodes were only available to Kickstarter backers and it is not possible to buy them. The episodes turn up from time to time on eBay but have not been publicly released.
If any plans for a public release are announced then they will be covered on the news page and this FAQ answer will be amended. But if you’re reading this, then the three new Thunderbirds episodes are not currently available for purchase.
Where can I buy Thunderbird 2 toys?
So you want to get some Thunderbird 2 toys? Good old Thunderbird 2. Everyone knows it. The giant green transporter with the little backwards wings has been adored by Thunderbirds fans since it was first unveiled in September 1965.
As a result, Thunderbird 2 toys have long been the favourite of Thunderbirds fans. Always in high demand, and always absolutely FAB, Thunderbird 2 remains a fan favourite across the globe.
Thunderbird 2 toys can be purchased from the Official Gerry Anderson Store. New variants are being licensed and released all the time, including a range of very cool Japanese Thunderbird 2 toys and models.
If you’re looking for older versions like the Dinky Thunderbird 2 (even the blue one) then your best bet is to search on eBay. But remember – original 60s toys in mint condition, and especially those in their original boxes are going to be on the expensive side!
If you’d like to know more about Thunderbirds merchandise in general that you can look at the Thunderbirds merchandise Wikipedia page or consult a number of merchandise guides that have been produced over the years.