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2004

“Tom Turbo” adds turbo-speed and fun to your mail

Pressemeldung from 03.09.2004

The dynamic detective is the fourth Confetti TiVi hero to be featured on a special postage stamp issued by Österreichische Post AG

After Rolf Rüdiger, Mimi, and Confetti himself, the dynamic detective “Tom Turbo” is the fourth hero from the Austrian Broadcasting Company’s kids series “Confetti TiVi” to be featured on a special issue stamp, which went on sale today at Austrian post offices. The stamp’s motif is the result of a competition Österreichische Post AG sponsored together with Confetti TiVi. The winner was seven-year old Andreas Wolkerstorfer from Garsten in Lower Austria. The corresponding postmark was “designed” by six-year old Fabian Rigler from Graz.

“Tom Turbo” makes not only thugs take a run, but adds turbo-speed to mail delivery: the name speaks for itself. In the popular kids TV series, the turbo-super bike with its large glasses and subtle humor solves intricate “crime cases” and brings wrong-doers to justice at turbo-speed - assisted by its inventor Thomas Brezina, who assumes the role of detective. The kids at home in front of the TV can take part in solving the crime in order to guess the top-secrete code word and be promoted “master detective” with a little bit of luck.

Hundreds of “Tom Turbo” fans took part in the artwork competition. Based on a template, the children were to draw or paint “Tom Turbo’s greatest adventure”. A panel including Thomas Brezina then chose the winners. The many colors featured on the “Tom Turbo” special issue reflect the joy and fun children experience when being creative. 600,000 copies of the stamp with a nominal value of Euro Cent 55 are available for sale.

For more information please contact:

Österreichische Post AG
Corporate Communications
Public relations
Michael Homola
Phone: +43 (1) 515 51 - 32010
E-Mail: michael.homola@post.at

Vienna, 03 September, 2004