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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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Takara Masterpiece MP-14+ Alert Anime Colour Edition

October 23rd, 2016 | posted by Eddie


I must confess to being more than a little bemused as to the reasons for this release, it seems quite superfluous in hindsight. I can only surmise it is an expensive accessory for the upcoming release of MP-33 Inferno, an accessory to compliment an accessory included with Inferno. I of course speak of the torso […]

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Takara Masterpiece MP-03G Starscream Ghost Ver.

September 27th, 2016 | posted by Eddie


I managed to pick up Masterpiece Starscream Ghost Ver. a couple of weeks ago. Since my acquisition, I have been having a jolly old time playing around with him. Now comes the time to put pen to paper and line up the camera for a few tasty shots, will the words come to me ? […]

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