B)*** GUIDE TO THE STAR WARS US KENNER 12 BACKS - VARIATIONS CARDBACK, FIGURE STAND / FOOTER, BUBBLE / BLISTER &ACTION FIGURES ***B)
(as at 14 July 2015)
(as at 14 July 2015)
The Cardback variations for the Kenner 12 back line are separated into Print variations and Applied Sticker variations.
There are no significant print differences for the front of the cardback.
The Print variations are all at the back of the cardback. The Print variations gave rise to the 12a, 12b and 12c – the 12a being released first, followed by the 12b and then the 12c.
The said differences are found at the following parts:-
(a) The top picture of the yellow lightsaber located at left side top half of the back of the cardback – just under the header “How to work Light Saber” (“the Lightsaber Pic”);
(b) The number of lines of text just below the Lightsaber Pic (“the Lightsaber Text”) ; and
(c) The text for the mail away offer for the Collector’s Action Figure Stand found in the bottom half of the back of the cardback (“the Mailaway Offer Text”).
· The standard / usual resource used by the earlier generation of collectors (me included) to find out the differences between the 12a, 12b and 12c variations are found at Star Wars Card Back Variations and 12Back Features: Cardbacks
A further Print variation of the Kenner 12 backs is the Country of Origin (“COO”). There are 2 different COOs for the Kenner 12 backs – Made in TAIWAN (“MITW”) and Made in HONG KONG (“MIHK”).
|4.||FIGURE STAND / FOOTER VARIATIONS|
The figure stand / footer is the small cardboard piece underneath the feet of the action figure which is located inside the bubble / blister. The purpose of the figure stand / footer is to support and keep the action figure upright and balanced, without either of its feet falling into stem of the bubble / blister.
There are a total of 4 kinds of figure stand / footer variations – (1) White Figure Stand / Footer; (2) Figure Stand / Footer with SKU number; (3) Inverted V-shaped Figure Stand / Footer; and (4) High / low Inverted V-shaped Figure Stand / Footer.
BUBBLE / BLISTER VARIATIONS
Only the Jawa came with very unique and different bubble / blister variations. There are 4 different bubble / blister variations.
ACTION FIGURE VARIATIONS
There are 2 types of action figure variations – accessory variation and figure variation.
There are 3 accessory variations, namely:-
(1) Double Telescoping Sabers;
(2) Vinyl Cape Jawa; and
(3) Green Crossbow Chewbacca.
There are 4 figure variations, namely:-
(1) Taiwan Glossy Pants Luke Skywalker;
(2) White / Grey Hair Ben Kenobi;
(3) Small / Large Head Han Solo; and
(4) Dark Blue R2-D2.