The main 'activity' was collecting all the cards & sticking them in the album. The cards came 'free' inside packets of Barratt Candy Sticks (formerly "Sweet Cigarettes").
Last night, I realised I didn't have an image of the sweet packets to show you; in a panic, I contacted Gary Watton (kingofpuzzles) who really helpfully sent me some photos. Here's that rush job:
Thanks again, Gary!
Original photos supplied by kingofpuzzles
It's interesting to note that the closing date for applying for a Super Heroes Activity Album is 31st July 1985; as we'll see below, the 'make up pictures with your transfers' competition — to win one of twelve £5 boxes of sweets — ended over a year earlier.
A big thank-you to Elaine Jones (tikihead000) for providing this photo of the cards:
Original photo supplied by tikihead000
The artwork appears to be mostly, if not all, by Dick Giordano.
I try my best to cover these promotions as fully as possible, & in this case I've come up trumps. — Here's the album!
(Paul Hart sold it to me.)
Okay… so you will have noticed there's nowhere in the album to rub down the transfers. Which is weird. But at any rate, here's the transfer sheet:
As by now you will have predicted, the Barratt sheet is a reprint of this Kalkitos set:
There wasn't a competition entry form in my album, but this one belongs to Tom Doyle — although as you can see, he never sent it off. The closing date was 30th June 1984, so I don't think he'll have much chance of winning unless he gets a move on.
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Picture Credit: The SPLAT Scan Archives — Elaine Jones — Tom Doyle — Gary Watton (kingofpuzzles)
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