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Tie in Merchandise: Books Full of Colour

January 16th, 2018 | posted by Eddie


Another avenue for merchandising during the 80’s was the Colouring Book. Armed with your best felt tip colouring pens*, a bag of crisps and a glass of juice, you laid there on the rug in front of the T.V. and eagerly gave life to the black outlines that adorned the rough pages. * Colouring Pencils were […]

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Tie in Merchandise Adverts: A Tale of Ladybirds & Pancakes

January 16th, 2018 | posted by Eddie


Ladybird Books – The Transformers Ladybird Books are a British publishing company which released several Transformers storybooks and audio cassettes under their “Tell-A-Tale” line from 1985 to 1988 and during this period these titles were all written by John Grant. Existing in their own continuity outside of the then Generation One continuity, the books draw […]

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Blackthorne Publishing

January 14th, 2018 | posted by Eddie


In 1987 Blackthorne Publishing released “The Transformers in 3-D”, a comic book series that ran separately from the Marvel Transformers comic book series.

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Plesy—A Childs Design Remembered

October 19th, 2015 | posted by Eddie


I suppose we’ve all got a tale to tell when it comes to The Transformers, when we first saw them, where we were, what figures we had and what figures we wanted. Some of us we were fortunate enough (or as the years pass by so quickly cringe at how long ago it was) to […]

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New Artwork

September 10th, 2013 | posted by Eddie


with many thanks to Ed Pirrie for supplying us with this awesome artwork, Grimlock……and why the hell not ?

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Argos Catalogue Scans

February 26th, 2013 | posted by Eddie


Some rare material here, catalogue scans from the Argos Catalogue. These scans cover the years from 1984 to 1986, as you will no doubt note some are mis-transformed. Also of note is the US/Asia issue of Ultra Magnus (clearly identified by the paint application to the face plate and rubber tyres). *Also worth a note […]

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