Esb 45b card back with trilogo bubble

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Esb 45b card back with trilogo bubble

Post by Cardbackkid » Sat May 11, 2019 6:28 pm

Discussion/thoughts

Posted this on a couple of FB groups and thought I’d also post it here .

So I’ve just purchased this card back from another group as I noticed the bubble tear area looked unusual for an ESB card back , to me it looks like a “trilogo “ style bubble was used would you agree ?

This is the first time I’ve come across this type of bubble used on other than a rotj or trilogo has anyone else seen this before ?

So it’s got me thinking is this an early use of the trilogo bubble or late use of the bubble maybe end of line clearing up what ever they had lying around ?

Personally I’m leaning towards early use as reading about the ex palitoy stock find that was bought up by ToyToni ... I think? ( someone correct me if I’m wrong) it had no mention of trilogo bubbles in the find and surly if they had plenty of trilogo bubbles laying around he would of got some amongst that lot ?

I’m interested in hearing your thoughts about this so please comment :)
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Re: Esb 45b card back with trilogo bubble

Post by spoons » Sun May 12, 2019 9:37 am

The ROTJ Palitoy 45s were also packed with tri bubbles. The ESB 45s weren’t issued long before them so I don’t seen any issue with it having a tri bubble.

A lot of Palitoy card backs hung around for a while before being matched with a figure.
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Re: Esb 45b card back with trilogo bubble

Post by Cardbackkid » Sun May 12, 2019 10:44 am

Someone on a FB group suggested it’s a transition bubble from 45b’s to 45c’s which seems very likely and also Jason ( mr palitoy ) said this is the first 45b with what would of been a trilogo bubble he has seen . Pretty cool find .

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Post by edd_jedi » Mon May 13, 2019 11:31 am

Yeah as I said on FB I have never seen an ESB card with a trilogo bubble before, this seems to prove they existed but if anybody has a MOC woul love to see it!

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Re: Esb 45b card back with trilogo bubble

Post by Cardbackkid » Mon May 13, 2019 4:04 pm

I’ve seen a Dutch clipper esb with a trilogo bubble ....did they palitoy factory package clipper mocs ?

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Post by edd_jedi » Mon May 13, 2019 4:14 pm

It is suspected Toy Toni had some Clipper cards as part of his unused cardback haul, so it seems possible that Palitoy could have assembled some. I'd be interested to see it if you have a photo?

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Re: Esb 45b card back with trilogo bubble

Post by Cardbackkid » Mon May 13, 2019 6:58 pm

edd_jedi wrote:It is suspected Toy Toni had some Clipper cards as part of his unused cardback haul, so it seems possible that Palitoy could have assembled some. I'd be interested to see it if you have a photo?

Here they are
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Re: Esb 45b card back with trilogo bubble

Post by edd_jedi » Tue May 14, 2019 10:14 am

Wow that's cool, don't recall seeing one before.

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Re: Esb 45b card back with trilogo bubble

Post by Cardbackkid » Wed May 15, 2019 6:12 am

A couple more to look out for to add to your focus Edd?

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Post by edd_jedi » Wed May 15, 2019 9:13 am

Cardbackkid wrote:A couple more to look out for to add to your focus Edd?
Based on these being the only few I've seen, I would put them down to Palitoy using whatever packaging they had to hand near the end of the line to shift stock rather than a 'legit' packaging variation. I would need to see more of them to start hunting them down.

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Re: Esb 45b card back with trilogo bubble

Post by olisuds » Fri May 17, 2019 12:14 pm

I saw this on facebook and commented. Very cool find. I've never seen a carded 45b with the Tri Logo bubble. So it sounds like left over card stock being used up later on.

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Re: Esb 45b card back with trilogo bubble

Post by Cardbackkid » Fri May 17, 2019 12:58 pm

olisuds wrote:I saw this on facebook and commented. Very cool find. I've never seen a carded 45b with the Tri Logo bubble. So it sounds like left over card stock being used up later on.


Do you think the same for the clipper Vader’s above ?

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Re: Esb 45b card back with trilogo bubble

Post by olisuds » Fri May 17, 2019 5:18 pm

I believe the ESB 45b Palitoy, Clipper and German GM were all carded at the Palitoy factory. No reason why left over card back stock for any of them couldn't have been used later on and Tri Logo bubbles added. But these are the first examples I've come across.

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Re: Esb 45b card back with trilogo bubble

Post by palitoyjunky » Fri May 17, 2019 7:28 pm

V cool to c, am not sure I have seen a Palitoy Empire MOC with a tri bubble b4 either :!: 8)
Looking for mint sealed or unused Palitoy Empire.

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Re: Esb 45b card back with trilogo bubble

Post by Haze » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:42 pm

Cardbackkid wrote:
edd_jedi wrote:It is suspected Toy Toni had some Clipper cards as part of his unused cardback haul, so it seems possible that Palitoy could have assembled some. I'd be interested to see it if you have a photo?

Here they are
I have an ESB Clipper Vader like that as well, with the tri logo bubble. Looking at your pic it could be the actual same moc, looking at the crease on the front.
The pic itself does not look familiar so I would be curious to know where it was posted on FB, perhaps it was a previous owner?
Or I need glasses :)
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