Doodles — Page Six of Six Pages

Super Doodles

The logical step after producing transfers without backgrounds was, of course, to produce larger ones for decorative purposes — one picture (plus bits & bobs) per pack. This approach made Super Doodles very similar to Letracraft Decor-Craft; a kind of junior version, in fact. The most obvious difference was down to point of sale & marketing approach, but Decor-Craft were printed on a thicker, matte plastic. Both ranges advised treating the transfers with a coat of clear varnish after application.


You can see from the above that Super Doodles came in the exact same packaging format as Fun Doodles, & also get an idea of the relative scale. The transfer sheet sizes were identical.

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Above: GK141 Tom, GK142 Jerry, GK163 Bugs Bunny, GK165 Basil Brush; GK143 Dougal & GK144 Florence (thanks to eBay member Wynnchris for these last two).

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Above: GK153 Pluto, GK154 Donald Duck, GK155 Mickey Mouse, GK156 Goofy, GK157 Little John, GK158 Dopey, GK159 Pinocchio, GK160 Robin Hood.

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GK164 Pink Panther, & some Wombles: GK203 Tomsk, GK204 Bungo, GK206 Madame Cholet & GK208 Wellington. The Wombles were massively popular at this time.

There were other Super Doodles not illustrated here: GK145 Windy Miller, GK147 Rupert Bear, GK183 Sooty, GK205 Orinoco (The Wombles), GK207 Tobermory (The Wombles), GK209 Uncle Bulgaria (The Wombles), GK213 Barbamama, & GK214 Barbapapa. And we've also seen evidence of some other titles, whose serials we don't know: Parsley (The Herbs), Dylan (Magic Roundabout), Brian (Magic Roundabout), & a Soldier from Trumpton.

It's also reasonable to assume there would have been other characters (from the Sooty range, for example), & there are suitable gaps in the chronology to support this hypothesis.

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Some of the Super Doodles come in two varieties, with names & without, so it is believed the names were added later in case people were uncertain exactly who some of the characters were meant to be. GK148 Bill Badger is used here to illustrate this quirk. The partial uncut sheet GK141 (Tom, of Tom & Jerry) is shown to illustrate that it wasn't always eight characters per uncut sheet, as might otherwise have been supposed.

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Picture Credit: The SPLAT Scan Archives — Wynchris