I was discussing this figure with a friend yesterday and he believes that at least one more production 47bk. Zuckuss surfaced after this one. If you click on the picture there appears to be some residue from what looks to be a price sticker in the (our) top right hand corner, just under the age grade. My guess is that there were a very limited number of these produced right before the switch over to the 48 back card.I remember that one being listed on eBay. I'd read before it was unproduced and dismissed it without even opening the listing as being a fake. So obviously real in hindsight!
Interesting that more have been turned up. Makes the ESB 47 run plausible now.
Oli,I've only seen and heard of 2 Kenner 47 back Zuckuss figures and had always assumed it was just a very rare production version since the Zuckuss figure was photographed on the 47 back figure grouping. Of course there are a couple of 45 backs out there too with the darker pre production figure.
Here you go Rob...
I sold this to another collector last year. Perhaps it's hard to tell from the photos but the figure is the same dark grey / black as the first shot pictured below
I would agree with you. I don't know if it's as simple as this but I'd always considered the 47 back to be production simply because Zuckuss appeared in the 47 back figure grouping and not on the 45 back figure grouping
Do you recall where you saw the second 47 back ? In a collection or a sale ?I've only seen and heard of 2 Kenner 47 back Zuckuss figures and had always assumed it was just a very rare production version since the Zuckuss figure was photographed on the 47 back figure grouping. Of course there are a couple of 45 backs out there too with the darker pre production figure.
OK thanks for clarifying. Seems strange to only be one known and especially as it seems store sold. I've not even seen a used cardback turn up.Unfortunately I haven't seen it. I'm going purely by word of mouth some time back and I'd heard someone else say the same thing. I'm trying to recall a thread on Rebelscum where it was mentioned. Of course as is often the case with these things if something exchanges hands one or twice it sometimes looks like more exist than really do. So there could quite possibly be only one.
Very interestingYeah no worries. I didn't want to perpetuate a rumour based on a conversation I can't clearly remember. Maybe some one else will recall and speak up if they remember. Otherwise maybe best to count it as a one of a kind.
There are definitely at least 2 45 back's though.
Yes very odd that a production figure would be one of a kind whilst there are 2 45 backs