I've always loved stickers. When I was a kid I covered my bike in cool metallic ones [but what where they?] and my books in a range of glossy, puffed-up and Letraset stickers. Is it a lost art form I wonder? Well, I've recently come across a few interesting stickers online for this blog, kicking off with some vintage THUNDERBIRDS sets from Japan pictured above. Some of the images seem to be taken from either the TV shows or TV21 - can anyone tell? I particularly like the Zero-X, which is again of a very particular style. Is it a TV or comic version? [image coutesy of Yahoo Japan].
As I've said many times one of my favourite SWORD box art covers is Rollout by Robert McCall on the lid of the Cape Kennedy Set. So I was chuffed when I came across these old Kennedy Space Centre stickers online and especially the top right graphic of a moonlit Saturn V leaving the Vehicle Assembly Biulding one dark night. The inclusion of a boat on water is another attractive and unusual feature [is that realistic?] [picture courtesy of Ebay USA].
Here's the C21 boxart compared to the above Saturn V - VAB sticker placed side by side for easier viewing.
Yet another sticker depicting the Saturn V and the VAB is this beautiful picture below. The sun is shining, the sky's blue and the gulls are flying. It's such a gorgeous image I reckon it would have been a fine replacement for McCall's Rollout on the C21 box. The sticker appears via Flickr with kind permission from Jason Liebig. Jason has a cool photostream of amazing vintage packaging and was an X-Men artist over at Marvel no less. FOOM!
This final sticker has appeared before on the blog via Wotan. Made by Letraset it features a whole fleet of NASA vehicles. The two which really caught my eye are the moon car in the botton right corner, which, with its lampshade wheels is clearly related to the SpaceX toy Moon Buggy. Less obvious is the moon bus-type vehicle just above it. It appears to have bendix wheels like the SpaceX MEV2. Is it a real NASA concept I wonder?
So SWORDIES, anymore stickers that you'd like to share with us would be most welcome. Thanks.