For ages, despite having seen these kits advertised as "also available" — but without an illustration — on the back of contemporaneous ranges such as 'World in Action Transfers', we had no idea what they might be. Finally, after over ten years, one turned up & we were surprised & gratified to find out they were something out of the ordinary, while still remaining definitely Letraset transfers.
As a bonus, they show Letraset finally taking up one of Patrick Tilley's original ideas from 1965. You can see his original mock-up at the bottom of the main Busy Bees Page.
I'm showing the leading from the front for best effect, although as the instructions make clear, the transfers should be applied to the back. In case it isn't obvious, this sheet is make of transparent plastic, printed over in black.
The frames are as basic as they could possibly be (shown here overlapping, to save space):
And finally, here are the transfer sheets both with & without their tissue paper. I hope you can spot the point of interest, which is that one sheet is printed on Ashford thin glossy plastic, & the other on Sodecor thick matte plastic. Why? — Who can say! Perhaps it was convenience; perhaps some kind of printing technology test. It would have been the right time for it — just before Letraset's Action Transfers came under the Thomas Salter brand.
Picture Credit: The SPLAT Scan Archives
© Tom Vinelott 2023