Welcome to Action Transfers, the home of SPLAT (the Society for the Preservation of Letraset Action Transfers) & the one-stop destination for information, & especially for images, concerning Action Transfers & Instant Pictures.
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.
This website is an ever-growing resource, & we are uploading it in stages. We started by putting up the entire transfers content of StellarX' 7 Wonders website, which until now was the favourite destination for anyone looking for images of Action Transfers.
Accompanying this is 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 recommend using the Chronology for your starting point:
I realise that most visitors would prefer just to look at the pretty pictures, & for those people the 'Browse' section would be a good place to jump in:
We're adding the thousands of other images from the SPLAT Scan Archives (which in their raw form occupy over 800Gb), plus huge amounts of information to accompany the images. You will be able to find this under the 'Articles' menu.
Since this website is growing rapidly, you won't 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 7 Wonders images with larger, clearer versions. It's worth checking items you've already seen, to see if they've been updated.
This website is free to view, but due to its popularity it costs a great deal to keep online. So if you're kind & good, please use this PayPal button. All the money received will go towards hosting & maintaining action-transfers.com. Every donation helps — however small. Keep us alive — thank you!
- If you were associated with Letraset, Patterson Blick, John Waddington Ltd. or any other company working with transfers, & would like to comment, correct or contribute, please use the Contact Page to get in touch. We are very discreet & polite, & will respect your privacy; we promise not to pester you!
- We will soon start reprinting Panoramas. If you are interested in marketing these, please use the Contact Page.
LATEST ADDITIONS & UPDATES:
- 2013 December 25th: Peter Archer, creator of Action Transfers, sent us a Christmas card!
- 2013 November 24th: Navigation Menu improved. And visit our Facebook page if you'd like to try some beta testing…!
- 2013 November 14th: MAJOR UPDATE! All Busy Bees updated, with important new material added to the main page.
- 2013 November 13th: the original test sheets added to Busy Bee No.8: Fairy Tale Pictures.
- 2013 November 12th: added Patrick Tilley's original sketches to Busy Bee No.5: Picture Puzzle Stories.
- 2013 November 11th: added a photo of Bruno Tilley to the Panoramas page!
- 2013 November 7th: the Panoramas page has been completely overhauled, with new information & credits to the designers.
- 2013 September 26th: most Panorama pages have now been updated, plus there's a brand new Nature Panoramas page.
- 2013 August 8th: you can now "Like" or visit our Action Transfers page at Facebook via the box above!
- 2013 May 5th: The Art Sheets article updated with info about Aubrey Rix & Patrick Tilley
- 2013 May 2nd: The SPLAT Forum moves from its old home to action-transfers.com. — Which is logical!
- 2013 January 19th: Parein Cha-Cha-Rama Tintin (updated with new images)
- 2013 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!)
- 2013 January 17th: Tintin Decalco Willeb (update — third set 'Blue Lotus' added; new images)
- 2013 January 16th: Batman Panorama / Shredded Wheat / Vita-Brits (update — now on two pages; lots of new images)
- 2013 January 4th: Busy Bee Instant Picture Pack No.2 — Learn to Count in Pictures (New set!)
- 2012 December 13th: The Chronology — many big changes, including headers for 'titles links' (new feature!)
- 2012 November 28th: another 51Gb of Archive material scanned. You can look forward to some interesting additions…
- 2012 November 15th: lots of changes "under the hood" to make it easier for you to find stuff!
- 2012 August 13th: Shredded Wheat Tarzan 1966 (update — two new images)
- 2012 August 12th: Serial Numbers (New — a tedious set of tables especially for nerds)
- 2012 August 10th: Art Sheets (New)
- 2012 August 10th: Letraset Special Sheets (New)
- 2012 August 10th: Instant Lettering (New)
- 2012 August 10th: Titles for Electronic Equipment (New)
- 2012 August 10th: The ORIGINAL Letraset Type Lettering System! (New)
- 2012 July 10th: Action Replay! (New — twelve crucial pages!)
- 2012 June 27th: Wall's / Look-In "Star Wars" Transfers Offer (update — new images)
- 2012 May 21st: A&BC Footballer (Update: added advert from comics)
- 2012 May 19th: Letracraft Decor-Craft (New: something completely different)
- 2012 May 11th: Thelwell (Update: two new Decor-Craft images added)
- 2012 May 7th: A&BC Footballer Bubble Gum with Action Transfers (New)
- 2012 May 5th: Universal & Galactic Task-Force (Completely revised & updated with unique unseen material)
- 2012 May 2nd: Dargaud: Décotransfert (New — eight pages of booklets)
- 2012 May 1st: Decalco Willeb: Tintin (New — more Tintin)
- 2012 April 29th: Packets & Tattooze (New — & astounding!)
- 2012 April 28th: Tintin Promotions (New — & fantastic!)
- 2012 April 24th: Action Profiles (New — & brilliant!)
- 2012 April 21st: Joe 90 Magic Instant Picture Books (New)
- 2012 April 18th: Rub-Ons: Hanna-Barbera & DC Superheroes (New)
- 2012 April 17th: Thelwell — Holly Hobbie — Sarah Kay (New)
- 2012 April 15th: Letraset Popstar Watchits from 1975! (New)
- 2012 April 14th: Six Pages of Doodles! Fun Doodles, Storytime Doodles, Super Doodles, Magicrama, Calcomagic, etc. (New)
- 2012 April 11th: Action Transfers Competition Prizes (New)
- 2012 February 13th: Wall's / Look-In "Star Wars" Transfers Offer (update — new images)
- 2012 February 4th: Patterson Blick Instant Picture Book Promotions (New)
- 2012 February 1st: Waddington's Magazine & Top Twenty (New)
- 2012 January 30th: La Vache Qui Rit: "A La Conquête De L'Espace" (New)
- 2012 January 30th: Marvel UK Transformers (update — new images)
- 2012 January 28th: Kellogg's Sugar Smacks Star Trek Klingon Invasion (New)
- 2012 January 19th: PR207 Butterflies (minor update)
- 2012 January 19th: TV Comic Free Gift Transfers (minor update)
- 2012 January 6th: Action Transfers Promotion 1969 (added)
- 2012 January 1st: Free Gifts in Comics (added — Happy New Year!)
- 2011 December 28th: Wall's / Look-In "Star Wars" Transfers Offer (added)
- 2011 December 26th: Kraft Dairylea "The Empire Strikes Back" Transfers Offer (updated)
- 2011 December 19th: 1978 Walt Disney Panoramas (this finally completes the Panoramas!)
- 2011 December 17th: Wayfinders Animal Tracks & Moonshot Shoes (updated & split into 5 pages)
- 2011 December 17th: The Complex History of Panoramas (Panoramas page & Waddington's Games 1966 also updated)
- 2011 December 13th: Veteran Cars — Sutherlands Spreads — Texaco — Mr.Propre — Butterflies
- 2011 December 1st: Wayfinders Animal Tracks & Moonshot Shoes
- 2011 December 1st: Free Gifts & Adverts in Comics (updated)
- 2011 December 1st: Lunar Base Panorama (updated)
- 2011 October 2nd: Gulliver's Travels in Lilliput Panorama
- 2011 October 1st: Fairy Tale Landscape Panorama
- 2011 September 30th: Sea Battle Panorama
- 2011 September 29th: Storming a Fortress Panorama
- 2011 September 28th: Haunted House Panorama (popular favourite!)
- 2011 September 27th: Jungle Panorama
- 2011 September 26th: Ocean Deep Panorama
- 2011 September 24th: Wild West Panorama
- 2011 September 22nd: Bedknobs & Broomsticks Panorama
- 2011 September 22nd: The Aristocats Panorama
- 2011 September 21st: Walt Disney Panorama (plus a minor addition to Jungle Book)
- 2011 September 20th: Jungle Book Panorama
- 2011 September 19th: Grand Prix Panorama
- 2011 September 19th: Modern Airport Panorama
- 2011 September 14th: Tarzan Panorama plus its Shredded Wheat promotion
- 2011 September 9th: Captain Scarlet Panorama
- 2011 September 7th: Doctor Dolittle Panorama
- 2011 September 6th: Batman Panorama plus its Shredded Wheat & Vita-Brits promotions
- 2011 September 2nd: Pirate Island Panorama
- 2011 August 30th: Lunar Base Panorama (All-time Greatest Product)
- 2011 August 26th: Waddington's Games 1966
- 2011 August 23rd: Waddington's Instant Pictures (Busy Bees also revised)
- 2011 July 27th: Busy Bees & Junior Panoramas
- 2010 December 11th: Grand Official Opening (although Google had already snaffled the hors d'oeuvres).
(Only updates to image galleries are listed here; text-based Articles, etc., are updated too often to list.)
- ♦ More Free Gifts & Adverts!
- ♦ Mini-Toons by Letraset, A&BC, PEZ, Topps, Post, & Scanlens
- ♦ Kalkitos & PrestoMagiX
- ♦ Thomas Salter & Rainbow Toys
- ♦ i Trasferelli
This website, the information contained within it, & its arrangement are all © Tom Vinelott 2007-2013; however, the copyrights of all images & articles remain with the accredited authors.