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The Return of the MYSTERY BOX - Can we do it? What are your thoughts????

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August 20, 2011, 08:21 AM
Kevin F
The Return of the MYSTERY BOX - Can we do it? What are your thoughts????
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Originally posted by geoffbovey:
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Originally posted by wolfie:
F.A.B.


......as in......"fabulous"??
Showing my age a bit here but no not 'fabulous'. 'Fab' was a term used a lot in the Sixties. Just as things that are really good these days are referred to as 'bad' back then something good was 'fab'. When Gerry Anderson created Thunderbirds he wanted them to have a catchy call sign/sign off, so took 'fab' and simply spelled it out as 'F', 'A', 'B'. The letters didn't actually stand for anything though several people have tried to come up with something.

The sign offs for some of his other series did mean something. 'P.W.O.R.' in Stingray was 'Proceed/Proceeding With Orders Received' and 'S.I.G.' in Captain Scarlet was 'Spectrum Is Green'. I can't remember what the equivalents were for Fireball XL5, Supercar or UFO.

Footnote: I'm fairly sure a Lady Penelope comic around in the Sixties was also called FAB.
August 21, 2011, 10:25 AM
Soul-on-Fire
A return of the Mystery Box would be nice, as long as the postage is managable.

A promobox would also be cool.
August 21, 2011, 11:41 AM
hammer
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Originally posted by Kevin F:

Footnote: I'm fairly sure a Lady Penelope comic around in the Sixties was also called FAB.


And the FAB Ice lolly Smile
August 21, 2011, 03:38 PM
wolfie
The FAB ice lolly came with cards.

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August 21, 2011, 04:20 PM
Firebird
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Originally posted by Kevin F:
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Originally posted by geoffbovey:
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Originally posted by wolfie:
F.A.B.


......as in......"fabulous"??
Showing my age a bit here but no not 'fabulous'. 'Fab' was a term used a lot in the Sixties. Just as things that are really good these days are referred to as 'bad' back then something good was 'fab'.


so to anyone born after the 80's that means "cool" Big Grin Razz
August 21, 2011, 06:43 PM
blackholeman
I'm trying to bring back "swell" myself....

And glad to hear the box is still a go! That's just swell!! Wave

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August 25, 2011, 08:25 AM
geoffbovey
I've started a NEW thread and poll regarding the Mystery Boxes. It's called "The Return of the MYSTERY BOX - PART II". This link will take you there right away:

The Return of the MYSTERY BOX - PART II