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Seven new ads (and one book cover) packed with scintillating sci-fi flavours, a twist of Spider-ery Cap ‘N Crunch breakfast cereal, and some sword and sorcery buffoonery of the highest degree from Groo the Wanderer.

US. Alpha Flight. 1987.

US. Ghostly Haunts. 1976.

France. Pif Gadget. 1980.

UK. Starburst. 1984.

UK. 2000 AD. 1987.

US. X-Factor. 1986.

US. X-Factor. 1987.



Gerry Anderson and Christopher Burr’s Terrahawks was a UK science-fiction television series that ran from 1983 to 1986. Anderson was already well known for his famous Thunderbirds TV series that was created in the 1960s alongside his wife Slyvia. Like Terrahawks, Thunderbirds also employed distinctive model sets with puppets as the cast.

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Creepy-looking android space villain, Zelda, was never short of a few good put-downs for her earthling-adversaries…

Zelda quotes: “Earth-scum!” “Earth-puke!” “Earth-wretches!”

Toy company Bandai made a series of action figures and games to accompany the series.

UK. ROTJ. 1984.

Terrahawks action figures and games. ROTJ. 1984. UK.

Terrahawks toys. Hamleys Christmas Book. 1983. UK.

Terrahawks: The Menace From Mars. Starburst. 1984. UK.

UK. Eagle. 1983.

Terrahawks E-TV. Eagle. 1983. UK.

Philips Video Games Club with Terrahawks game. 1983. UK. Art Frank Langford.