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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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The Pride of your Display

September 9th, 2015 | posted by Eddie

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 Hasbro). The product was the below diorama, based upon the old 80’s Transformers toy adverts, this display would have been measured around a metre in […]

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MP-21R – Bumblebee (Red) Microchange Ver.

August 24th, 2015 | posted by Eddie

Takara have given us a glimpse of their December 2015 Masterpiece release and it’s Red Bumblebee ! What appears to be a homage to Takara’s Microchange release Red Bumblebee will be the third time Takara has used this mold, (still some way to go before it catches up the numerous seeker releases). It’s a logical decision considering […]

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