This is the first annual produced by Egmont UK Ltd and it is The Rupert Annual No 72. The size has been reduced from the annuals that have been produced over the past years, and it is now slightly smaller than those of the 1980's (285x216mm). The covers and endpapers are beautifully drawn yet again by John Harrold and coloured by Gina Hart. The cover shows our favourite bear as always, with Mr Chimp in the shop, Bill Badger, Willie Mouse, Gregory guinea pig and his Mum and even two rarely seen 'Railies' coming up from underground. The annual contains the story 'Rupert and The Metal Horse', which has never appeared in The Rupert Annual before.