Cardback oddities/hybrids?

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Cardback oddities/hybrids?

Postby TK-7785 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:38 am

Hey guys,

I recently acquired these two cardbacks as part of a lot and noticed some unusual details I'd not come across before. It'd be great is anyone can shed some light on these for me.

First up is a Palitoy Greedo cardback with a pre tri-logo front and post tri-logo back. I'm assuming this is some sort of transitional cardback?
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Next up is what looks like a standard Kenner ROTJ 77 back, but the dull nature and print quality of the back itself looks out of place with a standard Kenner 77 back, or any other Kenner back for that matter. Then I noticed the 'Made In Spain' text at the bottom. So where these put together by PBP for the Euro or US Market perhaps? I did also get a Walrus Man in the lot which looks to have the PBP qualities; "white" tusks, darker blue limbs, shiny black boots and the removed COO with remaining '1'. But I couldn't say for certain he came off that cardback.
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Re: Cardback oddities/hybrids?

Postby subzero » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:49 am

There are only theories and nothing concrete about why the hybrids were released, but this explains the theory a little...


I really wish Greedo was released as a proper full trilogo cardback, i'd love one of those in my collection. :(
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Re: Cardback oddities/hybrids?

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:55 am

Greedo is a Tri-logo Hybrid cardback

Walrus man is a kenner cardback made in spain and sold with a PBP figure :wink:

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Re: Cardback oddities/hybrids?

Postby chipsteak » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:27 am

I've seen Kenner Made In Mexico"s with a rough, almost dull, print on the rear too.

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Re: Cardback oddities/hybrids?

Postby retrotoyinfo » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:03 pm

The rough dull backs are completely genuine, only Spain and Mexico cards I have seen this
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