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Another rare “Banned” Action offered for sale, start your bids at £2500

Action Issue 37

There’s another chance for someone with deep pockets to get their hands of a copy of the rare “banned” issue of controversial 1970s comic Action (Issue 37). The starting price this time around, through eBay once more, is £2,500 and it can be found here. Previously offered issues of this rare comic sold for £4110.75 and £2555   Here’s the description of ... Read More »

The Dandy’s Korky the Cat hits, er… the catwalk! Thanks to top fashion designer Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney -2017 Dandy Collection SNIP

The Dandy comic may sadly be long gone but Beano Studios has teamed up with fashion designer Stella McCartney to bring some of its characters back into the public eye for her autumn 2017 collection. Korky the Cat, Dinah Mo and mischievous twins Cuddles and Dimples all feature on the print, which appears in 15 pieces of the designer’s ready-to-wear collection. ... Read More »

One Plastic Carrier Bag, One Careful Star Wars Owner – A Snip at 240 Pounds!

Palitoy Staff Shop Plastic Bag

How many of us have had a grumble at the new 5p carrier bag charge – and that’s for a cheap one? Well, on Wednesday 29th November a vintage carrier bag from the once Palitoy Staff Shop in Coalville went under the hammer at Vectis Auctions and sold for a whopping £240! The “Palitoy “We Care” bag carried logos from ... Read More »

Beano Top Trumps Released, joins massive line of new merchandise in time for Christmas

Beano Merchandise 2016

Beano Studios, the business behind the relaunch of the Beano comic as a global kids’ entertainment network, has launched an awesome new range of products featuring refreshed Beano designs, just in time for Christmas, including a newly-launched Beano Top Trumps game. The collection, available through the online shop at shop.beano.com (with some items on sale from other retailers), includes t-shirts, hoodies, beanies, ... Read More »

Bid to become a Beano character – and support the NSPCC

The Beano Logo 2016

Could you (or your child) be the next Dennis the Menace or Minnie the Minx – and support the NSPCC? Beano Studios is offering the comic’s thousands of fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to star in the world’s most famous weekly comic, including a behind-the-scenes master class at the top-secret Beano Studios HQ. The chance comes as  one ... Read More »

Go Bananas at Bedtime with Bananaman! Plus, Musical News…

Bananaman Bedding

Move over, Superman! The Beano‘s Bananaman is chasing you for cult status and a place in every fans living space, with new Bananaman bedding and cushions now available through Asda. Produced by Bravado, we’re sure this comic development will be of interest to downthetubes readers looking for a Beano-related gift for their children (or themselves or their pet monkey, perhaps)… Eric Wimp and his ... Read More »

VECTIS massive Star Wars toys auction includes early play set building magazine collection

Woman's Day Book of Best-loved Toys and Dolls - Sample Image

On Black Friday – a day of commercial discounting and special offers that originated with Amazon, it’s perhaps worth remembering that once, a long time ago in decades far, far away there were times when toys were expensive and often only bought for special occasions, like birthdays and Christmas. Cast your mind back then, to 1978, when Star Wars was the latest ... Read More »

Lakes Festival art online auction starts on Wednesday – Jordi Bernet, Bryan Lee O’Malley items and more

LICAF Auction art: Poison Ivy by Jordi Bernet

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced its latest online fund-raising art auction will begin on Wednesday – 23rd November 2016. Included in this year’s auction to raise funds for the Festival’s 2017 activities is original artwork produced by no less than Bryan Lee O’Malley, Craig Thompson, Duncan Fegredo, Edmond Baudoin, Emma Vieceli, Hunt Emerson, Ian McQue, Jonathan Edwards, Jordi Bernet, ... Read More »

Lakes international Comic Art Festival announces 2016 online art auction plans

2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival auction art: a homage to Miyazaki by Bryan Lee O’Malley

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced plans for an online fund-raising art auction, which will begin on 23rd November 2016. Full details of the 2016 on-line auction have yet to be announced, but included will be original artwork produced by no less than Bryan Lee O’Malley, Craig Thompson, Duncan Fegredo, Edmond Baudoin, Emma Vieceli, Hunt Emerson, Ian McQue, ... Read More »

Wartime Beano Bonanza, rare Captain America reprint, Mickey Mouse Weekly #1 and more in latest Compal comics auction

Compal Auction - Winter 2016

There’s plenty for the dedicated British comics collector to savour in the latest ComPal comic book auction, with bidding via the-saleroom.com running until 27th November 2016. While there aren’t many art items on offer this time around, there are some fantastic items, including individual Beano comics from 1941 between numbers 128-159, a near full run of Britain’s Mickey Mouse Weekly from Numbers 1-66 and ... Read More »

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