Free Gift Transfers with Confectionery

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Barratt Super Heroes Activity Album [1983]

The main 'activity' was collecting all the cards & sticking them in the album. The cards came 'free' inside packets of Barratt Candy Sticks (formerly "Sweet Cigarettes").

Last night, I realised I didn't have an image of the sweet packets to show you; in a panic, I contacted Gary Watton (kingofpuzzles) who really helpfully sent me some photos. Here's that rush job:

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Thanks again, Gary!

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Original photos supplied by kingofpuzzles

It's interesting to note that the closing date for applying for a Super Heroes Activity Album is 31st July 1985; as we'll see below, the 'make up pictures with your transfers' competition — to win one of twelve £5 boxes of sweets — ended over a year earlier.

A big thank-you to Elaine Jones (tikihead000) for providing this photo of the cards:

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Original photo supplied by tikihead000

The artwork appears to be mostly, if not all, by Dick Giordano.

I try my best to cover these promotions as fully as possible, & in this case I've come up trumps. — Here's the album!
(Paul Hart sold it to me.)

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Okay… so you will have noticed there's nowhere in the album to rub down the transfers. Which is weird. But at any rate, here's the transfer sheet:

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As by now you will have predicted, the Barratt sheet is a reprint of this Kalkitos set:

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There wasn't a competition entry form in my album, but this one belongs to Tom Doyle — although as you can see, he never sent it off. The closing date was 30th June 1984, so I don't think he'll have much chance of winning unless he gets a move on.

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Picture Credit: The SPLAT Scan Archives — Elaine Jones — Tom Doyle — Gary Watton (kingofpuzzles)