D C Thomson free gifts - the 1960's

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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?
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Free Gifts 1969

And so we come to the end of the decade. A decade which saw the demise of two titles Adventure and Wizard and the arrival of eight Judy, Victor, Bimbo, Diana, Hornet, Sparky, Mandy and Twinkle alongside seven titles which had ever present status Rover, Dandy, Beano, Topper, Beezer, Bunty and New Hotspur/Hotspur.
In 1969 of the fifteen juvenile titles that were published, accounting for 780 individual issues, at least three gave no gifts at all, Dandy, Beano and Rover & Wizard/Rover ( the Wizard disappearing from the title in August) but, and although it seems unlikely, I also have no records that Bimbo, that most generous of nursery titles to this point, gave away anything either. I'm fairly certain that this would not be the case so if Hen, or anyone else, can provide any missing details that would be brilliant. As it stands at the moment the free gift tally for 1969, without any input from Bimbo, is 25.
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1969

Topper

No 868(20/9/69) The Topper Popper
No 869(27/9/69) The Super Pip-Squeak

Beezer

No 683(15/2/69) Funny Face Balloon Set
No 684(22/2/69) Beezer Buzzer

Bunty

No 615(25/10/69) The Book of Me and My Friends
No 616(1/11/69) The Jolly Dolly

Hotspur

No 520(4/10/69) The Hotspur Football Pull-Out
No 521(11/10/69) The Hotspur Handy Book of Football Club Colours

Judy

No 474(8/2/69) Wristlet Purse
No 475(15/2/69) Two-in-One Bracelet

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Victor

No 417(15/2/69) The Football Pop-Up
No 418(22/2/69) Football Favourites Wall Panel Pt 1
No 419(1/3/69) Football Favourites Wall Panel Pt 2

Diana

No 309(18/1/69) The Modern Miss Comb and Mirror Set
No 310(25/1/69) The Sunshine Bracelet

Hornet

No 313(6/9/69) The Hornet Hi-Speed Glider
No 314(13/9/69) The Hornet Book of Football Facts and Photos

Sparky

No 211(1/2/69) Flip Frog
No 212(8/2/69) The Zoomer Boomerang

Mandy

No 140(13/9/69) The Rainbow Bracelet
No 141(20/9/69) The Sea-Horse Comb

Twinkle

No 54(1/2/69) Stand-up Twinkle Doll with stick on clothes
No 55(8/2/69) Twinkle Club Badge
No 90(11/10/69) Patsy Panda Glove Puppet
No 91(18/10/69) Dainty Ladybird Ring

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Kashgar i dont have any or know about any Bimbo free gifts after 1968.

Topper , Beezer & Sparky free gift 1969
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Hotspur , Victor & Hornet Comic free gifts 1969
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Thanks as always for the illustrations Hen. They have added so much to this thread. Maybe Bimbo didn't free gift in 1969 after all then despite expectations to the contrary. Unless of course someone else out there knows different.

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Bunty , Judy & Mandy Comic , Comics & Free Gifts
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Mandy & Diana Comic , Comics & Free Gifts 1969
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Twinkle Comic 1969 Comics & Free Gifts
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I'd completely forgotten all about the Funny Face sticker / balloon set from 1969! Thanks for showing that.

I rarely had The Beezer as I wasn't keen on most of the characters, (except for the brilliant Colonel Blink) but the free gifts did pull me in now and then.
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Patsy Pandy is perhaps a Bob Dewar job?

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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 well beaten by the girls titles and Bimbo.
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Will we all be meeting up on Free Gifts - the 70s Ray?
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