Stamp collecting and Transformers don’t typically go hand-in-hand, but the Royal Mail is giving us a reason to take up the hobby.
The Royal Mail offers pre-orders for a stamp sheet featuring the G1 Dinobots. The stamps are “canceled” via a postmark (see the images below). The set includes a silver-plated medal featuring Grimlock. The sheet of stamps showcases all five prehistoric Transformers: Slag (called Slug here), Grimlock, Swoop, Sludge, and Snarl. This collection is priced at £19.99 and is limited to 5,000 pieces. Each medal cover is individually numbered. Click here to pre-order yours. Yes, you can order them if you’re in the US.
Includes an exclusive silver-plated medal, colour printed with Grimlock, leader of the Dinobots, and the distinctive logo on the reverse. The stamps are cancelled with a special postmark for this medal cover, incorporating a quote from Slug and the location of Grimley, Worcester in reference to Grimlock. The illustrated pack, with words from writer James Roberts, looks in more detail at the battle-hardened characters which make up the Dinobots faction.
The Dinobots aren’t the only Transformers available in stamp form. The Royal Mail is also taking pre-orders for an Optimus Prime Fan Sheet! For only £7.00, you get a stamp set featuring a reproduction of the 100th issue of the classic Transformers comic book. The three included stamps are all of Optimus Prime wielding his energon ax. Like the Dinobot collection, this is limited to 5,000 pieces.
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A fan sheet featuring a vintage reproduction of the comic book cover for issue 100 of The Transformers from 1987, showing Optimus Prime battling Megatron. Includes three Optimus Prime First Class Special Stamps perforated into the sheet.