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Royal Mail unveils Transformers stamps with ink that works under UV light

YOU’LL get change from buying this set of Transformers stamps — printed with special ink to reveal features under UV light.

Fans will also be able to watch clips from the original TV series when scanning the stamps with the Royal Mail app.

The Royal Mail is releasing a set of Transformers stamps

The Royal Mail is releasing a set of Transformers stampsCredit: Royal Mail
The stamps are printed with special ink to reveal features under UV light

The stamps are printed with special ink to reveal features under UV lightCredit: Royal Mail

Autobots and Decepticons are in ’80s style and include favourites such as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Megatron.

The release pays tribute to the British contribution to the robot franchise.

The designs were created by UK comic artists Andrew Wildman, Stephen Baskerville and John-Paul Bove.

The stamps have been printed with UV ink, which reveals each of the character’s faction logos and names in the Cybertronian alphabet when shone under UV light.

Collectors will also be able to watch a unique AR animation by scanning the stamps using the Royal Mail app.

They will be able to watch a clip from the original animated Transformers TV series.

Royal Mail’s Matt Parkes said that British writers and artists had made a “substantial” contribution to the Transformers franchise.

He said they “continue to do so and have inspired new artists to do the same”.

He added: “We are delighted to be able to celebrate their work with this stunning set of stamps – which calls back not only to the early comics but also – by using the Royal Mail App to trigger hidden content – the original cartoon series as well.”

The stamps go on general sale on September 1, with the presentation pack containing all 13 stamps priced at £17.50.

Autobots and Decepticons are in ’80s style and include favourites such as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Megatron

Autobots and Decepticons are in ’80s style and include favourites such as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and MegatronCredit: Royal Mail
The stamps have been printed with UV ink which reveals special features when shone under UV light

The stamps have been printed with UV ink which reveals special features when shone under UV lightCredit: Royal Mail
Collectors will also be able to watch a unique AR animation by scanning the stamps using the Riyal Mail app

Collectors will also be able to watch a unique AR animation by scanning the stamps using the Riyal Mail appCredit: Royal Mail
The stamps go on general sale on September 1, with the presentation pack containing all 13 stamps priced at £17.50

The stamps go on general sale on September 1, with the presentation pack containing all 13 stamps priced at £17.50Credit: Royal Mail