Yes, I couldn't be bothered to scan it in and just took this with my camera.
You'll notice that none of those things I mentioned turned up. Instead we have:
- Some generic-looking planets with one attempting to be wacky.
- A very generic-looking flying saucer spaceship.
- A green drink that I assume is meant to be a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster but looks so generic it could be anything.
- A cartoon cow that looks in no way alien.
- A sandwich, which is one I could agree with - pity it's so small.
- A number 37 raffle ticket, which I also agree with.
- A pair of generic-looking sunglasses which I presume are meant to be Zaphod's Peril-sensitive pair but which frankly don't appear cool or imaginative in any way.
- A fish bowl with a fish in it. If it had "So Long..." written on it I could accept it. If the fish was a small, yellow, leech-like and very odd Babel Fish instead of a generic goldfish I could accept it. It doesn't and I don't.
- An electric guitar. This one puzzles me the most. The rest I can identify at least, as poorly designed as they are, but I can't think of a single guitar in the whole saga. Can some correct me? Maybe they were thinking of Red Dwarf...
- This one is the real kicker: an analogue watch. This is the one that proves that whoever designed these stickers didn't give a shit about Hitchhiker's Guide. Anyone who's read the first book, listened to the first radio series, or watched the TV series will know that the whole joke here is about digital watches. Whoever pulled these stickers off Clip Art didn't know their Gargle Blasters from their gold brick to the head.
Oh, and there's the small matter of a new book coming out, not by Douglas Adams, which is being released on my birthday. Gee, thanks world.
- Chris "Pissed at Eoin Colfer and SciFiNow" Capel