Shall we play a game, my friends? Ju-Chin tells me that this is/was a traditional game in Taiwan; I have seen other representations of this game, with various motifs. This particular motif features characters from a cartoon known in the US as Battle of the Planets, or sometimes G-force and has been on the air in various incarnations and overdubs here since 1978, with a movie planned for 2010. Its first incarnation was produced in Japan in 1972 as Science Ninja Team Gatchaman; it became popular in Taiwan in 1977 as Scientific Flying Fantasy Warriors (Ke Xuei Xiao Fei Xia).
The original game board is obviously much larger than postcard-size; Ju-Chin writes that each of the grids has a “different prizes such as candy (or) chewing gum”.
Isn’t the back of the card just as cool as the front? Not only is the Gatchaman artwork reproduced, but there’s also a very unique stampbox as well (which Ju-Chin was kind enough to leave uncovered for me).
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