Free Gift Transfers in Comics
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It's SPLAT, Everybody!
It just so happens that I did own a copy of this comic supplement, back in 1985. I didn't realise I would be spending all my time curating transfers, or I would have kept mine! This one is courtesy of the ever-helpful phil-comics. (That's his eBay name; add a ".com" for the website!)
As I recall, the contents were basically newspaper strip reprints. The 15p cover price indicates it was sold separately, but I believe it was more often found as a supplement to a newspaper — almost certainly the Guardian, since that's what we subscribed to.
I'm pretty sure the skin transfers are not Letraset-related; too late, for one thing. But since it mentions "SPLAT" so prominently, that alone guarantees it a page of its own.
Also the cartoon on the front page is pretty funny.
Other pages in this article about Free Gift Transfers in Comics:
- Cor!! No.2, 13th June 1970 — Anglo Bell Boy Double Treat — Somportex Combat Bubble Gum →
- Michelino: 1, 2 & 3, 1971-1972 (PR130) →
- Look-In No.8 (of volume 7) week ending 19th February 1977 — Action Transfers (SAT Carnival) →
- Wall's / Look In No.11 (of volume 8), week ending 11th March 1978 — "Star Wars" Transfers Offer →
- TV Comic: 1377 5th May 1978 & 1378 12th May 1978 — Skateboard Iron-On Action Transfers →
- Look-In No.40 (of volume 8) week ending 30th September 1978 — Free Kalkitos Fun Transfer Kit →
- TV Comic Nos.1452 & 1453, 12th & 19th October 1979 — Hanna-Barbera Transfers →
- Whizzer and Chips, Monday 13th October 1979 — Free Gift Kalkitos →
- Marvel UK: Doctor Who Weekly Nos.1-4, October 17th - November 7th 1979 — Transfers by Dave Gibbons →
- Marvel UK: The Empire Strikes Back Weekly No.118, May 29th 1980 / Dairylea — Star Wars Transfers →
- TV Comic: 1530 17th April to 1533 15th May 1981 (4 issues) — Popeye Transfers (LP147) →
- Eagle: 17th December, 23rd December 1983 — Ultraman Poster & Transfer (LP221) →
- Marvel UK: Transformers Nos.1-3, 20th September - 31st October 1984 — Free Action Transfers →
- Marvel UK: Spider-Man No.607, 27th October 1984 — Free Rub Down Spider-Man Transfers →
- Splat Comic No.1, 27th February 1985 — Terrifically Terrible Transfers (Tattooze) — this page; see above ↑
- Marvel UK: Secret Wars No.1, 27th April 1985 — Free Secret Wars Rub Down Transfers →
- Marvel UK: Return of the Jedi Nos.97-99, 27th April - 11th May 1985 — Free Ewok Transfers →
- Marvel UK: The Spider-Man Comic Nos.634-635, 4th-11th May 1985 — Free Action Rub-Down Transfers →
- Katy No.1, 31st October 1986 — Colour Transfers Free Inside →
- Disney Magazine (UK) & Micky Maus (Germany) — 1984-1991 →
Picture Credit: phil-comics