Gatchaman

G-force transform!

Postcard Friendship Friday (PFF)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).

If you can read this, you might be Chinese

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9 Responses

  1. Sheila says:

    A truly unique card – I’ve never seen anything like it. The stamp box wouldn’t be a prepaid amount up to a certain level? I have no idea, just a thought.

  2. michelle says:

    Had to show this one to my son. He loves Anime and thought this was “cool”

  3. Terry says:

    Wow this is really a great blog.
    I am so glad you stopped by mine and left a comment today . Thank you vey kindly !
    I am new to the whole blog thing as well as computer.
    My son thought it would be good for me to venture out into the real world.
    I love it out here. It is such a fun place to explore.
    Thank you for sharing the great Postcard and filling in so much background information. Really cool card.
    Happy Postcard Friendship Friday.
    Have a great weekend.

  4. Marie says:

    This is such a FUN card! I’d do just about anything for candy (or) gum! :) Happy PFF!

  5. Again a great post. Fascinating design of the card. And I like the stamp – and the way it’s placed – too. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Pearl says:

    You’re right…
    a unique stampbox,
    and a unique postcard…
    I especially like the bright, primary colors…
    Hope all’s going well in your Magical world…
    Enjoy the weekend!

    ~blessings~
    Pearl

  7. Müge says:

    An extraordinary card indeed! Thank you for sharing. Have a nice weekend! :-)

  8. This is a great follow-up to the games postcard posted by Lay a few week ago.
    Evelyn in Montreal

  9. I knew I had seen something similar lately. Thanks for reminding me where.

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