I flicked through this issue in WH Smiths earlier, though didn't realise it was a new issue. The Boulder toy is quite nice, definitely pound shop class material that will break easily, but should sell a few issues. I also quite like the stickers that come with it.
Have they always used the same paper for the internal pages of this comic? It feels so cheap and nasty - the type that could leave your fingers covered in ink when you handle it.
They have used the same paper stock - but this is the so called higher grade paper - remember #309? This paper is cheaper but higher grade & print is better. Also it makes it easy to do the colouring in than on gloss paper.
Fantastic Funworld (also published by Signature) features a Rescue Bots playkit cover gift this month, containing a fire engine (it's like a Heat Wave, burning in my heart), a second vehicle I can't recall (Possibly Chase, the police car), traffic cones and bits of cardboard road.
You've got the better chance of wining the lottery than finding the issues - unless they are on ebay. No comics shops stock them unless you find where the unsold mags go - some markets do have old comcis at £1 each but they are rare now.
Pretty much for all the time that it's been available, the only shop around here that stocks it - and the other Transformers title - is Asda. (There was a period when one or both was in the hospital shop.) Lately, though, I've found issues in the local co-op, too, which was handy because I've had trouble getting them during the pandemic. I think I missed an issue, maybe two, of one or the other - it/they must be the only UK comics I've missed since Fleetway's Generation 2! (Stupid covid!)