Free Gift Transfers in Food Promotions

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Findus Crispy Pancakes: "The Black Hole" [LP112] (1979)

This was one of the first promotions to be covered by SPLAT, many centuries ago, & yet we still haven't completed our coverage. There were five Scenes on the backs of the promotional packets, & five transfer sheets given away inside the packets, although the sheets don't match the Scenes, as you can see from the evidence below as to which transfers occur applied to which Scene by their original owners.

We can only show you used versions of packet Scenes 2, 3 & 5, & transfer sheets 1 & 4 are sorely lacking in the quality department.

In the interests of research, I watched the film last night & I can say without fear of contradiction that this promotion takes a few liberties with the characters & set design; these sorts of glitches are only to be expected!


The Packets

Roland Kirkby posted his photos of his own packet featuring Scene 1 in a Facebook Group, & everyone messaged me all at once to let me know about it. I contacted him, & he very kindly sent me his original photos, which are edited here:

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Photo by Roland Kirkby

"Collect all 5 exciting Scenes from other Findus Crispy Pancakes. 1: Ante-chamber — 2: Central Control Room — 3: Close to the Edge — 4: Running Battle — 5: Escape"

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Photo by Roland Kirkby

Most of the other packet Scenes are used, & were scanned by Craig Spivey (apart from Scene 4; see below).

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Scan by Craig Spivey

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Scan by Craig Spivey

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Because I obtained the above packet back featuring Scene 4 myself, I was able to perform my patented ILLEGAL SURGERY on it in order to show you the original cleaned-up version:

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Scan by Craig Spivey

Scenes 2 & 4 did turn up unused a few years ago being auctioned by Paul Hart, but somehow we failed to spot them in time:

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Photos courtesy of Paul Hart


The Transfer Sheets

We've only had proper access to three of the five sheets, so please excuse the poor quality of sheets 1 & 4.

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Photocopy by Wayne Ratcliffe

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Scan by Craig Spivey

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Scan by Mark Howard

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Photo by Paul Hart (enlargement — & at original size!)

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Scan by Craig Spivey

We have a good success rate at finding stuff once the lack has been noted online, so hopefully someone will come up with upgrades for the three used packet backs & two poor quality sheets very soon!

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Picture Credit: The SPLAT Scan Archives — Craig Spivey — Paul Hart — Mark Howard — Roland Kirkby