Here you can find such treasures as Super Action Transfers, Patterson Blick Instant Picture Books, Waddingtons Panoramas, Busy Bee Instant Picture Packs, Super Action Heroes, Kalkitos, Action Replay, PrestoMagiX, Thomas Salter, cereal & comic Free Gifts (or 'premiums', for US visitors) & endless varieties of dry rub-down, rub-on, or rub-off transfers. We even have some tattoos, water-slide & iron-on transfers, & following great public demand, our own online
Action Transfers games.
'Browse' section makes an excellent place to begin. Or, if you are here with questions, we have a couple of suggestions:
What Are Transfers?
"What Are Transfers?" is a series of ten interlinked articles which cover everything you might like to know. But to find out about the history of Letraset, or about transfer printing, or to go on a tour & see transfers being produced, try this set of three articles:
A Brief History of Letraset & Action Transfers
We also have a chronological list of every known Letraset-related transfer. If you're interested in finding a particular item, or just in learning, this is an amazing resource, & is the result of many years of research:
We've been adding tens of thousands of images from the SPLAT Scan Archives (which in their raw form occupy well over a terabyte), plus huge amounts of information to accompany the images. You will be able to find this inside, under the 'Articles' menu.
Since this website is still growing, you may not find the best stuff immediately. Keep coming back, because we will be adding to it as quickly as we can. And by the way, we can do 'requests'!
Finally, we are gradually replacing the images inherited from "7 Wonders" with larger, clearer versions. It's worth checking items you've already visited, to see if they've been updated.
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September 28th: The Contact Page & the SPLAT Page — updated with new information & contact details..
August 24th: Alan Lythgoe's Trans-Action Products page — updated with Bowyers Action Sport '75 & more.
August 18th: Letraset Stationery — updated with Superman, in the World's Second Worst Comic!
August 17th: The Wall's / Look-In Star Wars page: updated with new images & new twists to the mystery!
August 16th: Lots of pages updated — Browse, Index, Serials, Printing, History, Chronology, Contact, SPLAT, etc.
July 22nd: Busy Bees No.5 Picture Puzzle Stories — a major update: you can now view this set for the first time!
July 22nd: Busy Bees — a minor update.
July 18th: Letraset's Presses — a third NEW article, including photos of Action Transfers being printed!
July 18th: Dates & Serial Numbers — NEW article to accompany the 'Brief History'.
July 18th: A Brief History of Letraset & Action Transfers — NEW article.
July 9th: Batman Instant Pictures Panorama — updated with better images.
April 11th: "Wicket the Ewok: Ewoks at Home" — a hitherto unknown set added to the Thomas Salter range.
April 8th: PrestoMagiX "The Empire Strikes Back" — seven brand new pages. The final Star Wars update!
April 7th: PrestoMagiX "Return of the Jedi" — six brand new pages.
April 5th: Thomas Salter "Return of the Jedi" — seven brand new pages.
April 1st: Busy Bee No.4 "Build Your Own Pictures" — important new addition!
March 31st: The Sci-Fi TV & Film Page — & the Star Wars Page — both completely revamped.
March 30th: The Wimpy Star Wars Promotion — just one tiny page.
March 29th: Star Wars — ten pages featuring the ten small sets, L48.
March 28th: Letraset Stationery — featuring Super Heroes, Star Wars, Thelwell, etc.; & the World's Worst Comic!
March 27th: Star Wars — three pages featuring the three large sets.
March 26th: Ewoks in Marvel UK Return of the Jedi. All new images & text.
March 26th: Spider-man in Marvel UK. A minor update.
March 25th: The Shreddies "Star Wars" Battlescapes cereal promotion. The first of many new Star Wars articles…
March 24th: Colourpatch. They're uncanny.
March 23rd: Next stop — Paddington! Another single-page, this time featuring the famous bear.
March 22nd: Mini Marvels! Just one page of these, but I think you'll be amused by their presumption.
March 2nd: Mini-Toons are here at last! Ten pages of Letraset's most popular success.
January 28th: Universal Task Force — substantial update for all eight pages, with plenty of new images
January 25th: Make Your Own Cartoons by Patrick Tilley — three more Action Transfers Online Games!
January 23rd: The Wall's / Look-In Star Wars page: also updated with new & better images.
January 22nd: The Dairylea Star Wars page: updated with new, better images, & our Action Transfers Online Game.
January 21st: The Dairylea Star Wars promotion makes our third Action Transfers Online Game — & it's a puzzle!
January 19th: The 1966 Batman Shredded Wheat promotion is now our second Action Transfers Online Game!
January 16th: The Action Transfers Online Game — the one for which you've all been clamouring!
January 5th: "What are Transfers?" — Finally, here it is! The culmination of our 12 Days of Christmas spectacular!
January 4th: More Waterslide Shenanigans — The "What are Transfers?" 11th Day of Christmas
January 3rd: How to Apply a Waterslide Model Kit Transfer — The "What are Transfers?" 10th Day of Christmas
January 2nd: How to Apply a Vintage 1960s Temporary Tattoo — The "What are Transfers?" 9th Day of Christmas
January 1st: How to Apply Vintage 1959 Letraset Waterslide Lettering — The 12 Days of Christmas, Day 8
January 1st: The ORIGINAL Letraset Type Lettering System! — updated for our "12 Days of Christmas" article.
December 31st: How to Apply a Sticker — & Other Treats — The "What are Transfers?" 12 Days of Christmas, Day 7
December 30th: How Dry Rub-Down Transfers Work — The "What are Transfers?" 12 Days of Christmas, Day 6
December 30th: Instant Lettering — updated for our "12 Days of Christmas" article.
December 29th: Stick'N'Lift — The "What are Transfers?" 12 Days of Christmas, Day 5
December 29th: "Simplay — a Fond Memory" — updated for our "12 Days of Christmas" article.
December 28th: Heat Transfers & "How to Apply a Vintage 1970s Iron-On Transfer" — 12 Days of Christmas Day 4
December 27th: Some Lovely Décalcomanies — Day 3 of our "12 Days of Christmas" article, "What are Transfers?"
December 27th: La Vache Qui Rit: "A La Conquête De L'Espace" — updated for our "12 Days of Christmas" article.
December 26th: How to Apply Letraset — Day 2 of our "12 Days of Christmas" article, "What are Transfers?"
December 26th: "Titles for Electronic Equipment" — updated for our "12 Days of Christmas" article.
December 25th: Merry Christmas! "What are Transfers?" — the first of our "12 Days of Christmas" article. Today it's Hasbro, Topps, & Trans-Action!
December 16th: Peter Archer, original creator of Action Transfers, sent us a Christmas card!
November 8th: Wildlife in Danger (Wildlife Survival) — three new pages, concluding the 'Nature' section.
November 6th: NEW PAGES! Birds — three pages of these beautiful sets.
October 20th: The Chronology — substantial update.
October 16th, second of two updates: NEW PAGES! Nature Panoramas — four pages of these extraordinary sets.
October 16th, first of two updates: NEW PAGE! Giant Panoramas — the last Panoramas of the 20th Century.
October 15th: update to the Acorn Printed Products page; four NEW up-to-date images.
October 3rd: fantastic update to the Gulliver's Travels Panorama page; a completely new, unused set — at long last!
October 2nd: update to the Pirate Island Panorama page — a great improvement, with new images.
September 29th: er… another update to the Super Heroes Tattooze page — to show the display box & full artwork.
September 23rd: update to the Super Heroes Tattooze page — now displaying the full range!
August 20th: three pages of Acorn Printed Products — brand NEW!
August 18th: update to the Wall's / Look-In Star Wars Free Gifts page, with a possible opportunity for you…
July 31st: four new pages of Rainbow Toys (Airwolf, Street Hawk, Dempsey & Makepeace) — Completely NEW!
July 30th: UPDATES to three Super Action Heroes sets: Kung Fu, Tarzan/Catmen, & the Joker. New info & images!
July 29th: five new pages of "Kung Fu!" — All NEW images!
July 20th: five new pages of Mini Action Transfers. All NEW images!
July 15th: a complete renovation & update for all fifteen Super Action Heroes pages. All NEW images!
December 25th: Peter Archer, creator of Action Transfers, sent us a Christmas card!
November 24th: Navigation Menu improved. And visit our Facebook page if you'd like to try some beta testing…!
November 14th: MAJOR UPDATE! All Busy Bees updated, with important new material added to the main page.
November 13th: the original test sheets added to Busy Bee No.8: Fairy Tale Pictures.
November 12th: added Patrick Tilley's original sketches to Busy Bee No.5: Picture Puzzle Stories.
November 11th: added a photo of Bruno Tilley to the Panoramas page!
November 7th: the Panoramas page has been completely overhauled, with new information & credits to the designers.
September 26th: most Panorama pages have now been updated, plus there's a brand new Nature Panoramas page.
August 8th: you can now "Like" or visit our Action Transfers page at Facebook via the box above!
May 5th: The Art Sheets article updated with info about Aubrey Rix & Patrick Tilley
May 2nd: The SPLAT Forum moves from its old home to action-transfers.com. — Which is logical!
Parein Cha-Cha-Rama Tintin (updated with new images) January 18th:
"Packets & Tattooze" Article enhanced in several ways: — 9 Space Monsters added
— 'Savage Age' box added
— 30 Action Man sheets, plus box, added
— NEW PAGE: "Tattooze Multi-Coloured Skin Transfers" added (now eight pages of Packets & Tattooze!)
Tintin Decalco Willeb (update — third set 'Blue Lotus' added; new images) January 16th:
Batman Panorama / Shredded Wheat / Vita-Brits (update — now on two pages; lots of new images) January 4th: Busy Bee Instant Picture Pack No.2 — Learn to Count in Pictures (New set!)
December 13th: The Chronology — many big changes, including headers for 'titles links' (new feature!)
November 28th: another 51Gb of Archive material scanned. You can look forward to some interesting additions…
November 15th: lots of changes "under the hood" to make it easier for you to find stuff!
Shredded Wheat Tarzan 1966 (update — two new images) August 12th:
Serial Numbers (New — a tedious set of tables especially for nerds) August 10th:
Art Sheets (New) August 10th:
Letraset Special Sheets (New) August 10th:
Instant Lettering (New) August 10th:
Titles for Electronic Equipment (New) August 10th:
The ORIGINAL Letraset Type Lettering System! (New) July 10th:
Action Replay! (New — twelve crucial pages!) June 27th:
Wall's / Look-In "Star Wars" Transfers Offer (update — new images) May 21st:
A&BC Footballer (Update: added advert from comics) May 19th: Letracraft Decor-Craft (New: something completely different)
Thelwell (Update: two new Decor-Craft images added) May 7th:
A&BC Footballer Bubble Gum with Action Transfers (New) May 5th:
Universal & Galactic Task-Force (Completely revised & updated with unique unseen material) May 2nd:
Dargaud: Décotransfert (New — eight pages of booklets) May 1st:
Decalco Willeb: Tintin (New — more Tintin) April 29th:
Packets & Tattooze (New — & astounding!) April 28th:
Tintin Promotions (New — & fantastic!) April 24th:
Action Profiles (New — & brilliant!) April 21st:
Joe 90 Magic Instant Picture Books (New) April 18th:
Rub-Ons: Hanna-Barbera & DC Superheroes (New) April 17th:
Thelwell — Holly Hobbie — Sarah Kay (New) April 15th:
Letraset Popstar Watchits from 1975! (New) April 14th:
Six Pages of Doodles! Fun Doodles, Storytime Doodles, Super Doodles, Magicrama, Calcomagic… (New) April 11th:
Action Transfers Competition Prizes (New) February 13th:
Wall's / Look-In "Star Wars" Transfers Offer (update — new images) February 4th:
Patterson Blick Instant Picture Book Promotions (New) February 1st:
Waddington's Magazine & Top Twenty (New) January 30th:
La Vache Qui Rit: "A La Conquête De L'Espace" (New) January 30th:
Marvel UK Transformers (update — new images) January 28th:
Kellogg's Sugar Smacks Star Trek Klingon Invasion (New) January 19th:
PR207 Butterflies (minor update) January 19th:
TV Comic Free Gift Transfers (minor update) January 6th:
Action Transfers Promotion 1969 (added) January 1st:
Free Gifts in Comics (added — Happy New Year!)
December 11th: Grand Official Opening (although Google had already snaffled the hors d'oeuvres).
(Click on each year to view it. Only updates to image galleries are listed here; text-based Articles, etc., are updated too often to list.)
♦ Patterson Blick "Look! 3D Peep Shows"
♦ More Free Gifts & Adverts!
♦ Thomas Salter
♦ Kalkitos & PrestoMagiX
♦ i Trasferelli
♦ Brand new reprints of the original five Panoramas
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