As Steve Jarratt told us back in 2013, Future Publishing made their fortune from covermounting stuff onto their magazines. What made CF as immediately succesful as it became was the Power Pack games tape each month – but occasionally there was other stuff, too. CF
Not many of these seem to have survived. A Commodore Format badge, from christmas 1990 (CF4). PHOTO CREDIT: Frank Gasking.
Ruining school ties and jackets forever…a UBI Soft pin badge from Christmas 1990 (CF4). PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen Stuttard.
Andy Roberts’ Action Replay pokes booklet (CF7). DO NOT USE A PAPERCLIP, etc. Note the nifty inclusion of a Creatures “baddie” in the bottom right of the front page. PHOTO CREDIT: Frank Gasking.
Ah, Imageworks. Turtles? Meh. Speedball 2? Yes please. Cisco Heat and Robozone? We hate you so much (CF13). PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen Stuttard.
Heroquest hologram stickers from CF15, to tie in with the review of a long-awaited C64 version. Which Gremlin did a pretty neat job of.
…and here’s a bit inside the mag about the holograms. Never have so many words been spent on a couple of free stickers.
It was bad enough trying to get the Power Pack off the front without ripping the cover. But a badge? Damn you, Gremlin. (From CF19) PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen Stuttard.
…some readers got this Addams Family badge with CF19 instead.
CF20. An Indiana Jones and the Fate Of Atlantis hanger is on the cover! Because with this on your bedroom door, Mum definitely won’t come in. PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen Stuttard.
A Steg The Slug score card from CF21. Rebadged versions of this also appeared on the front of Your Sinclair. But they still forgot the apostrophe in “week’s”. Facepalm! PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen Stuttard.
CF38 was the one with the unusually minimalist “100%” Mayhem In Monsterland cover. Which they then smacked a bunch of Alien 3 stickers over the top of. Bet Ollie Alderton was thrilled. PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen Stuttard.
Alien stickers – back
Alien stickers – side