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The Vault | August 9, 2018

When The Transformers Went 8-Bit

There are many things for me from my childhood that lend to moments of nostalgia, however the two main ones are The Transformers (obviously) and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. So for me way back in 1986 it was divine that these two loves crossed paths the way they did, or was it.

The Vault | January 16, 2018

Tie in Merchandise: Books Full of Colour

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 […]

The Vault | January 16, 2018

Tie in Merchandise Adverts: A Tale of Ladybirds & Pancakes

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 […]

The Vault | January 14, 2018

Blackthorne Publishing

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

The Vault | October 19, 2015

Plesy—A Childs Design Remembered

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 […]

The Vault | September 9, 2015

The Pride of your Display

Quite a while ago, well about 12 years to be exact, a company called Retrobilia Industries Ltd sent out solicitations for a product under Pride Displays heading (fully endorsed by […]