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

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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 first year saw just `Topper` and `Sparky` giving gifts!

TOPPER

No 923 (10 Oct) `The Twin Spin`
No 924 (17 Oct) `The Topper Glow Mask` (I had this- it was "Splodge the Goblin" ) scared my sister with it!

SPARKY

No 261 (17 Jan) `Rub-A-Dub-Dub` Balloon
No 262 (24 Jan) `Flicker Pics` (In my opinion, the `Pics` were Sparky's finest ever gift and rather unique as I have never heard of another gift similar in any other comics!.

Will do 1971 tomorrow!
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Here's an advert for the 'Splodge' mask!
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Free Gifts 1970 (other than the fun titles gifts already listed by Alan)

Diana

No 360(10/1/70) Dainty Wrist Purse
No 361(17/1/70) The Pretty Mermaid Party Ring

Victor

No 365(17/1/70) The Week by Week Record of all Football Leagues
No 366(24/1/70) The Victor Album of Big Football Dates

Twinkle

No 105(24/1/70) Twinkle Nurse Nancy Outfit
No 106(31/1/70) Twinkle Patch-a-Picture Book
No 146(7/11/70) Nurses Outfit
No 147(14/11/70) Patsy Panda Stick-On Badge

Judy

No 526(7/2/70) The Judy Beauty Bracelet
No 527(14/2/70) The Judy Photo Wallet
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Free Gifts 1970 (cont)

Wizard

No 1(14/2/70) The Sure-Shot Shooter
N0 2(21/2/70) The Great Stars of Football 1970 Wallet + 8 glossy colour photos
No 3(28/2/70) 8 more glossy photos
No 4(7/3/70) Super Squirt Ring
No 13(9/5/70) The Team That Won the World Cup Booklet
No 14(16/5/70) The World Cup Scorebook

Hornet

No 353(13/6/70) Hornet World Cup Stars 1970 Wallet + 10 colour photos
No 354(20/6/70) 8 more colour photos
No 355(27/6/70) 10 more colour photos
No 356(4/7/70) 8 more colour photos
No 373(31/10/70) Hornet Pop Pistol
No 374(7/11/70) The Hornet Boomerang

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Free Gifts 1970 (cont)

Hotspur

No 556(13/6/70) Hotspur World Cup Stars 1970 Wallet + 10 colour photos
No 557(20/6/70) 8 more colour photos
No 558(27/6/70) 10 more colour photos
No 559(4/7/70) 8 more colour photos
No 568(5/9/70) 12 Stand-Up Footballers
No 569(12/9/70) 12 Stand-Up Footballers

Bunty

No 661(12/9/70) The Keep You Tidy Kit
No 662(19/9/70) Two Tip-Top-Knots Hair Ties

Mandy

No 196(10/10/70) The Ring of Charm
No 197(17/10/70) Mandy's Super Book of Stars

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In 1970, with the arrival of the revamped Wizard, Thomsons were publishing 16 different juvenile titles of which four failed to give a free gift, Dandy, Beano, Rover and once again, it seems, Bimbo. The other 12 between them gave away 40 gifts and the individual issues of juvenile titles for the year was 826.

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Topper , Beezer & Sparky free gifts 1970
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Topper  #923 & #924  -  1970.JPG
Beezer  #738 & #739  -  1970.JPG
Sparky  #261 & #262  -  1970.JPG

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Hotspur & Victor Comics Free Gifts 1970
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Hotspur #555  &  Hornet #352  -  1970.JPG
Hotspur  #568 & #569  -  1970.JPG
Victor  #465 & #466  -  1970.JPG

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Hornet Comic Free Gifts 1970
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Hotspur #555  &  Hornet #352  -  1970.JPG
hornet comic #373 - 31.10.70.jpg
hornet #374 - 07.11.70.jpg

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Wizard Comic Free Gifts 1970 - #1
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Wizard  #1 & #4  -  1970.JPG
wizard #2 - 21.02.70.jpg
wizard #3 - 28.02.70.jpg

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Wizard Comic Free Gifts 1970 - #2
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wizard #3 - cards 2.jpg
Wizard  #13 & #14  -  1970.JPG
Wizard  #34 & #35  -  1970.JPG

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Diana & Twinkle Comics & Free Gifts 1970
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Diana  #360 & #361  -  1970.JPG
twinkle #105  - 24.01.70.jpg
Twinkle Comic#106 & #147  -  1970.JPG

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Bunty , Judy & Mandy Comics & Free Gifts 1970
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Bunty Comic  #661 & ~662  -  1970.JPG
Judy  #526 & #527  -  1970.JPG
Mandy  #195 & #196  -  1970.JPG

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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

No 1529 (13 March) `Dandy Thunderbang` (I have this gift in great condition!)
No 1530 (20 March) `Red Racketty`

BEANO

No 1522 (18 Sept) `The Flying Fizzer`
No 1523 (25 Sept) `The Humming Birdee`


TOPPER

No 979 (6 Nov) `Moon Glow Mask`
No 980 (13 Nov) `Red Tornado`


BEEZER

No 788 (20 Feb) `The Flying Fizzer`
No 789 (27 Feb) `The Super Skimmer`


SPARKY

No 315 (30 Jan)`The Sky Squeaker`
No 316 (6 Feb) `Whoopee Whistle` (Bag states `Lug Buster`) The last Sparky gifts I got as by June 71, stopped getting comic!
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Nice to have a comrade in arms Alan and thanks as always for your invaluable input Hen.

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