Remus was the toy division of Mars, the confectionery manufacturers. Evidently they thought transfer sets would make a good addition to their varied line of toys.
The address on the first set is given as: "Remus Play-Kits, PO Box No. I6, Halifax, Yorks, England"; on the others, it is "Remus Play-Kits, P.O. Box 47, Slough, SL1 4LS, England".
The 1975 run of six titles had transfer sheets that were cut-down reprints of earlier Super Action Transfer sheets — with the bottom pair (including the serial number) of the six panels originally provided on the sheet, trimmed off. The full sheets would have been too many transfers for the shorter Picturama backgrounds.
As you can imagine, Peter Archer was not too happy about this botched re-use of his artwork. One can't help wondering, by the way, what happened to all those transfer sheet remnants!
However, Remus got their act together the next year, & those six sets are original.
Caution: the links on the left take you to the Remus Picturama set, as you'd expect, but the darker links on the right take you to the sets from which their transfers were derived.
We haven't seen anything of No.3 "The Alamo", so its image doesn't appear below & we haven't given it a page.
Picture Credit: SPLAT Scan Archives
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