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by alanultron5
23 Jun 2016, 10:06
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: DC Thomson - `Fun` title free gifts - the 70s.
Replies: 51
Views: 15438

Re: DC Thomson - `Fun` title free gifts - the 70s.

Very nice to see photo of `Punchy Pete` Thanks Hen! I have the `rub-a -dub` balloon. Have to say-not the most inspired gift in my opinion!
by alanultron5
22 Jun 2016, 13:26
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: D C Thomson Free Gifts - the 1970's
Replies: 13
Views: 5478

Re: D C Thomson Free Gifts - the 1970's

I've put up the 1972 `Fun` title gifts in the other thread!
by alanultron5
22 Jun 2016, 13:26
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: DC Thomson - `Fun` title free gifts - the 70s.
Replies: 51
Views: 15438

Re: DC Thomson - `Fun` title free gifts - the 70s.

Right! its 1972 now; and only `Beezer` and `Sparky` of the `Fun five` gave gifts this year! BEEZER No 838 (29 Jan) The Big-Bang No 839 (5 Feb) The Hi-Flyer SPARKY No 403 (7 Oct) `Wot-A-Rackett` No 404 (14 Oct) `Punchy Pet` (Biff Balloon) I hope Hen might put a picture up of `Pete` as he's a gift I n...
by alanultron5
22 Jun 2016, 10:39
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: D C Thomson Free Gifts - the 1970's
Replies: 13
Views: 5478

Re: D C Thomson Free Gifts - the 1970's

I'll carry on in the `Fun` titles thread Ray! Won't take long!
by alanultron5
22 Jun 2016, 10:25
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: DC Thomson - `Fun` title free gifts - the 70s.
Replies: 51
Views: 15438

Re: DC Thomson - `Fun` title free gifts - the 70s.

Thanks for that bit of data Digi! Lovely pictures -again-from Hen! Just superb! I'll wait a little to see if Ray/Kashgar adds any of the other titles gifts before I list the `Fun` titles offerings for 1972!
by alanultron5
21 Jun 2016, 14:51
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: DC Thomson - `Fun` title free gifts - the 70s.
Replies: 51
Views: 15438

Re: DC Thomson - `Fun` title free gifts - the 70s.

Thanks for contributions folks! Especially Kashgar & hen! Moving on to 1971 for the `Fun Five` , and this was the first time since 1960 that `Dandy` & `Beano` gave gifts! Dandy expanded to 20 pages in its re-vamp but I don't know if Beano did the same! All five `Fun` titles gave gifts in 71! DANDY N...
by alanultron5
21 Jun 2016, 10:10
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Thomson Comic Free Gifts - The 1930's
Replies: 8
Views: 3157

Re: Thomson Comic Free Gifts - The 1930's

Phil Shrimpton has got the wrapper from the `Sugar Button` sweets! His `Jump Froggy Jump` article carries some lovely photos- but I can't transfer them!
by alanultron5
20 Jun 2016, 14:36
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic Mergers
Replies: 21
Views: 7556

Re: Comic Mergers

When `Beezer` incorporated `Cracker` in late 1976, there were no free gifts given! Was this a first?
by alanultron5
20 Jun 2016, 14:34
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: DC Thomson - `Fun` title free gifts - the 70s.
Replies: 51
Views: 15438

DC Thomson - `Fun` title free gifts - the 70s.

As Ray is not sure about continuing gifts into the 70s; I can at least list those from the five DCT `Fun` titles: namely, `Dandy` `Beano` `Topper` `Beezer` and `Sparky` Maybe, Ray or Phoenix -or hen, might have list of Girl/Adventure/Nursery gifts for that decade! Here goes! 1970, and the decades fi...
by alanultron5
20 Jun 2016, 09:10
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: D C Thomson free gifts - the 1960's
Replies: 184
Views: 39964

Re: D C Thomson free gifts - the 1960's

Ray! I have list of Beano & Dandy gifts from Phil Shrimpton! I can always cover the five `fun` titles from the 70s if you like!
by alanultron5
18 Jun 2016, 10:13
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: D C Thomson free gifts - the 1960's
Replies: 184
Views: 39964

Re: D C Thomson free gifts - the 1960's

I hadn't realised that! What if you segregated them? E.G first do `Fun Title gifts of the `70s` Then Girls titles gifts- then `Adventure` titles and finally the junior titles such as Bimbo & Twinkle? I also wondered why you didn't have a 1930s section Ray. I think Dandy gave nine gifts 1937-39 and B...
by alanultron5
17 Jun 2016, 14:50
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: D C Thomson free gifts - the 1960's
Replies: 184
Views: 39964

Re: D C Thomson free gifts - the 1960's

Will we all be meeting up on Free Gifts - the 70s Ray?
by alanultron5
17 Jun 2016, 14:48
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: D C Thomson free gifts - the 1960's
Replies: 184
Views: 39964

Re: D C Thomson free gifts - the 1960's

The Sparky gifts were part of another huge overhaul with another nine new strips in. It changed quite a bit from its 1965 style! Surprised there were no gifts from Bimbo- that title really showered readers with gifts. Though Sparky was the most prolific of the five `fun` titles for gifts, it was wel...
by alanultron5
17 Jun 2016, 10:19
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic Mergers
Replies: 21
Views: 7556

Re: Comic Mergers

On the comics Brittania documentaries, it stated IPCs method was "Hatch, Match & Dispatch" Very apt I thought!
by alanultron5
17 Jun 2016, 10:16
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: D C Thomson free gifts - the 1960's
Replies: 184
Views: 39964

Re: D C Thomson free gifts - the 1960's

I got in touch with him! seems he's a big fan of "Mystery & Imagination" Wonder why my PMs not accepting. Can Al (Admin) help please?