Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Instant Rub-Down Picture Transfers (1981)

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Wicked. These appear to be Trampier’s and Sutherland’s illustrations from the original Monster Manual (1977). And they’ve been marked down to 25 cents each!

Images are via the brilliant Monster Brains. Go there to see all of the transfers and other killer stuff.

4 Responses to “<em>Advanced Dungeons & Dragons</em> Instant Rub-Down Picture Transfers (1981)”

  1. 1 Hobgoblin238 April 3, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I had these as a kid as well. Simply awesome! Why don’t they make stuff like this for kids anymore?

  2. 2 2W2N April 4, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Kids have apps now. The real thing takes time and imagination, and your hands get all dirty. Yuck.

  3. 3 mike6075 April 5, 2013 at 6:11 am

    I went back a few years ago and purchased the classic versions of the old hardcover D&D books from Amazon, just to have them. I played a lot of D&D back in the early eighties. It was a great experience as myself and my best friend at the time got involved in a long running campaign with some older guys. One of the guys, named Glenn was a devoted dungeon master who really set up a great game. We played for months on the same same campaigns and really developed an attachment to our characters. He and his brother Warren’s house had a great finished basement where we would play for hours. They had everything, including the small lead figures that Glen painted himself. You really had to use your imagination when we were kids. I have worked hard with my kids to try to give them an appreciation of some of the things we had in our youth that they will never have today. It was a much simpler time, and in my opinion, the best time to be a kid.

    I said it in another post earlier today, but I wanted to say gain that this is a great blog. I would love to do something like this, but I just do not have the time. I hope to be involved through posts like these. I would love to post pics of some of the stuff I have if you are interested.

  4. 4 2W2N April 5, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    It’s great to hear stories like these, Mike, and thanks again for the kind words. Be sure to check for classic D&D books and modules. Most of them are online now at a good price.

    I would LOVE to post pics from readers and get the story behind them. You can email me at

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