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Abbreviations for the Newbies

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Abbreviations for the Newbies

Postby weasel » Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:42 pm

Thought we could start a thread in here that explains all the abbreviations in the hobby for all those newbies.
I'm assuming they will be able to use google, or the like, to figure out "POTF" etc but possibly not the likes of "MOC" etc etc.


So feel free to add any I miss, my list is only those that I could remember while typing this (ie, not many).


COO - Country Of Origin (A stamp telling you where a figure was made, beloved of variant collectors)
IOP - Imperial Out Post (Another UK forum, sadly very quiet these days)
MIB - Mint In Box
MISB - Mint In Sealed Box (The box has never been opened)
MOC - Mint On Card (Ie not re-sealed..........unless Han's selling it! :wink: :lol: )
MOMC - Mint On Mint Card
RS - Rebel Scum (Probably the biggest, and most anal, Star Wars forum)
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Re: Abbreviations for the Newbies

Postby Ron » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:03 pm

I think that covers everything weasel

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Re: Abbreviations for the Newbies

Postby Bollux » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:53 pm

NRFB - never removed from box
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Re: Abbreviations for the Newbies

Postby Ron » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:57 pm

AFA-- Action Figure Authority

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Re: Abbreviations for the Newbies

Postby plantman » Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:12 pm

Great Idea Weaz

Could we include something that explained what "45 back-B" ie

45 back = cardback type/figures illustrated on reverse of card

It might be useful although its not an abbreviation
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Re: Abbreviations for the Newbies

Postby AndyG » Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:59 pm

Ron wrote:AFA-- Action Figure Authority


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Re: Abbreviations for the Newbies

Postby weasel » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:14 pm

plantman wrote:Great Idea Weaz

Could we include something that explained what "45 back-B" ie

45 back = cardback type/figures illustrated on reverse of card

It might be useful although its not an abbreviation



Yeah sure, I just need someone to fully explain all the 45 back- "A," "B" or "C" stuff to me! :lol: :oops:
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Re: Abbreviations for the Newbies

Postby weasel » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:14 pm

Bollux wrote:WIAT - Weasel is a twat


What's wrong?
All the insults you coulda picked and you went for "twat"? :D :lol:
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Re: Abbreviations for the Newbies

Postby sith-smith » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:46 pm

weasel wrote:
plantman wrote:Great Idea Weaz

Could we include something that explained what "45 back-B" ie

45 back = cardback type/figures illustrated on reverse of card

It might be useful although its not an abbreviation



Yeah sure, I just need someone to fully explain all the 45 back- "A," "B" or "C" stuff to me! :lol: :oops:



It simply implies a later vesion of the same back number of a card.

In simple terms cards are described by the number of figures that appear on the back. Sometimes cards with the same number of figures get re-issued with a slight difference for example....

on a Palitoy 12a it says 'with laser light and sound' later in the run it was reissued without it, hence the 12b

Of course where it gets really complicated is that difference country releases each have distinct card numbers and variations, so for example a Kenner 12a is different to a Palitoy.
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Re: Abbreviations for the Newbies

Postby weasel » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:49 pm

Aye, but how the hell do you tell if its an "A" or "B" etc?
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Re: Abbreviations for the Newbies

Postby sith-smith » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:51 pm

weasel wrote:Aye, but how the hell do you tell if its an "A" or "B" etc?


oh my god, did I not just explain all that? :roll:

You look at the card


In simple terms cards are described by the number of figures that appear on the back



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Re: Abbreviations for the Newbies

Postby plantman » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:55 pm

I think he means how do you tell if it is a, b, c if you dont know what the differences are between the cards in the first place???

i may be wrong though..
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Re: Abbreviations for the Newbies

Postby sith-smith » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:59 pm

plantman wrote:I think he means how do you tell if it is a, b, c if you dont know what the differences are between the cards in the first place???

i may be wrong though..



Well, you don't. It's impossible unless you use a guide that says what is on the card for each variation.

I can tell with palitoy up to a point just by looking at the card, with Kenner....not a hope I'd need a guide.
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Re: Abbreviations for the Newbies

Postby weasel » Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:05 pm

Bingo!

So basically, unless you have an encylopaedic knowledge of SW card backs you haven't a fucking mission of telling if something is an "A" or "B" back! (Assuming you don't use a guide book.)
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Re: Abbreviations for the Newbies

Postby sith-smith » Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:49 pm

weasel wrote:Bingo!

So basically, unless you have an encylopaedic knowledge of SW card backs you haven't a fucking mission of telling if something is an "A" or "B" back! (Assuming you don't use a guide book.)



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