Often known as ‘Action Transfers’, there was Castles and catapults, Racing cars, Moon Exploration transfers, Circus scenes, Football transfers. in the Seventies transfers were big.
Simply you would get a sheet of transfers, and a background scene and place the sheet down and rub the transfer with an old coin or pencil onto the scene, the transfer then stuck to the scene. Once a transfer went down, there was no undo button, so you had to commit once only.
One way rub-on transfers
Nothing was more upseting than realising you had put your transfer in the wrong place. If you tried picking it off it just made a greater mess. This was one of those one way tickets that if it went wrong you often followed with tears.
In effect it was a 1970s Letraset for kids. Rub-on transfers comprised of a sheet of paper with a printed scenary and a transparent sheet of coloured transfers containing themed people, casteles vehicles all sorts of action shots for the background scene.