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Issue 100 of the mighty Crash magazine for the ZX Spectrum  - Happy Birthday Crash!
Issue 100 of the mighty Crash magazine for the ZX Spectrum - Happy Birthday Crash!
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£25K - A3 folded poster of the Knightlore map inside the annual (Pentagram with Crash Annual 2018 last year)

£35K - 2019 Crash Calendar

£45K - Crash car sticker

£55k - everyone gets a Crash coaster

With issue 99 of Crash Magazine being delivered to the Spectrum loving community in December 2017 in the form of an annual, it would be rude not to take this fantastic publication to Issue 100 in collaboration with Future Publishing, and wish Crash a massive happy 100th birthday! 

The feedback from the 2018 annual was, and continues to be, overwhelming. Many backers received  their publication in the early weeks of December last year; loved ones took the package from the postman, wrapped it up and then put it under the tree to be opened on Christmas morning, warning that peeking was not allowed. A number of annuals were reported missing only to magically re-appear before Christmas lunch on the 25th Dec!

The cover was kept a big surprise. We will try and do that again for issue 100. 

The annual will be hardback and come in at 120 pages and will be in full colour throughout. We have decided to keep the cover a surprise once again so that when the book arrives on your doorstep in early December this year, it will be the first time a reader of the annual will have seen it. 

Roger has agreed to take the helm once more as the editor and Oli will be in charge of the graphical style of the issue as well as creating a brand new cover in the style of the early issues of Crash.  

Lloyd Mangram had nothing better to do, so he has agreed to come on board once again to answer reader's letters and will be encouraging you, the backers, to send them in for him to read and select the best ones that will appear in print. 

Nick Roberts will once again be taking up his old slot of 'Nick Roberts' Playing Tips', this time writing and layout the section out himself. Here is the tips section from the Crash 2018 Annual: 

 Stuart Williams's will be taking up the Adventure Trail section as seen here in the Crash 2018 Annual: 

And Simon Goodwin will now head up the Tech Niche section of the site, just like he did back in the day! 

There will be a brand new JETMAN comic strip - illustrated by Oli with the story written by Roger: 

There will also be over 30 game reviews of all the latest, greatest, and not so greatest games that have appeared on the Spectrum over the last number of years. 

Here are some example layouts that can be found in the new 2019 annual:

OURE

A never-released-anywhere-else Spectrum game written as a passion project by one of the developers behind the PS4 title "Oure". This game is a standalone prequel that features it's own gameplay and narrative unique to Sinclair's 48k machine, and you'll be able to read about the trails and triumphs of how it was made in the development diary appearing inside the pages of Crash 100.

This is the WIP cover - which may change.

Binder

Hall of Slime   

Get your picture into the annual within Lloyd Mangram's Hall of Slime which was a popular spread in the Crash issues - here is how it looked in Crash Annual 2018:

Celebratory Crash Mug - new design for Crash Annual 2019

100th Issue Mug

 Crash T-shirt - new design for Crash Annual Issue 100

Mouse Mat - new design for Crash Annual 2019

 Cover Canvas - 24"x16" - signed by Oli Frey.

CRASH Cover Canvasses - 24"x16" with COA. Select one.

ATIC ATAC Double Canvas - 16"x11"

Aluminium 

10"x7" Aluminium plates with unique rustic sign classic Crash covers. Select one.

CRASH Rucksack

 Coasters

Fusion Retro Books are responsible for producing high quality retro books that follow two distinct series paths.  

The history series comprises of 'The History of Ocean Software' and 'The Story of US Gold' - books that intricately chart the life of the two great companies from their very beginning to the their demise.

And the pixels series: 'The story of the ZX Spectrum in pixels'; 'The story of the Commodore 64 in pixels' and 'The story of the Commodore Amiga in pixels. 

Name : Indie Retro News  
Website : http://www.indieretronews.com 

Name : Retro Games Collector
Website : www.retrogamescollector.com 

Name : Retro Video Gamer
Website : http://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk 

  And on Twitter: @Lord_Arse 

Risks and challenges

The aim is to release the annual in December 2018 - with the experience of producing 'The History of Ocean Software' and 'The story of US Gold' and the series of ZX Spectrum books produced, the task of producing this annual to time, quality and budget should not be an issue.

The task of creating Crash Annual will be costly and time consuming - the cost primarily represents the printing of such a high quality book. We need to produce 2,500 annuals in total - I need therefore to ensure we raise sufficient funds to produce the product.

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    EARLY BIRD

    The glorious 120 page full colour annual + a copy of the Christmas issue of FUSION magazine - see www.fusiongamemag.com

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    The Annual

    The glorious 120 page full colour annual

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    FUSION

    The Crash annual along with the FUSION Christmas issue - 60 pages of gaming printed magazine. Each edition of FUSION comes with a collectible card - backers will get a unique card as a backer of this perk in the campaign.

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    The Mug

    The glorious 120 page full colour annual + a Crash Mug

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    The Mouse Mat

    The glorious 120 page full colour annual + a mouse mat

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    Celebratrory Mug

    The glorious 120 page full colour annual + a celebratory Crash Mug

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    Signed Crash 2019 Annual

    The glorious 120 page full colour annual signed my Roger, Oli and myself.

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    OURE

    A copy of the annual, plus a copy of a brand new ZX Spectrum game sent to in a cassette - rom sent also.

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    The T-Shirt

    The glorious 120 page full colour annual + a Crash T-shirt

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    BINDER

    A CRASH binder to go with your Crash Annual

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    Badge Pack

    Pack from Crash Annual 2018 - hat, 2 badges, calendar and a patch.

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    Rucksack

    The glorious 120 page full colour annual plus a Crash Rucksack to keep your new annual safe in.

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    ALUMINIUM

    The glorious 112 page full colour annual plus a rustic aluminium cover print to hang on your wall. Pick from 1 from 3. Signed by Oli.

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    FANTASY ART

    The glorious 120 page full colour annual plus + a signed copy of The Fantasy Art of Oliver Frey

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    Hall of Slime

    The glorious 120 page full colour annual plus get your picture in the annual on the Hall of Slime.

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    Crash MAG Cover - 16" x 11"

    The glorious 120 page full colour annual plus a canvas of an original Crash Cover - 6 to choose from. Comes with COA.

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    Crash 2018 Package

    The glorious 120 page full colour annual plus Crash Annual 2018 + Calendar 2018 + Crash Badge + Crash Annual 2018 Canvas

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    Signed 2019 and 2018 Annual

    The glorious 120 page full colour annual signed by Roger, Oli and myself + the 2018 signed also.

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    Cover Canvas - 24"x16"

    The glorious 120 page full colour annual plus Oli's new Crash cover on canvas, signed (24"x16").

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    ATIC ATAC Canvases - 24"x16"

    The glorious 120 page full colour annual plus 2 Atic Atac map canvasses with COA.

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    Advert - Inside

    The glorious 120 page full colour annual plus your A4 advert inside the annual.

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    The Review

    Provide a review for one of the games in the annual and get an Oli portrait from Oli that will appear in the review.

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    The ULTIMATE

    Includes:
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    BACK PAGE

    Your advert on the back page - has to be approved by the Crash team.

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