!! MECCANO 20 first figures on 20-backs GUERRE des ETOILES cards !!

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Hi all :p

On this very special date, let's celebrate with a special feature (don't miss out last year feature: Meccano 13 first figures on 12-backs Guerre des Etoiles cards)

For your viewing pleasure, now featuring....
MECCANO 20 first figures on 20-backs Guerre des Etoiles square cards o-o

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Thanks :weeabooface:

Some of the figures were added 2 or 3 times in my collection during the process, but then traded against other Meccano or Trilogo stuff... so I had to search for replacement...

In overall, assembling this run took more than a decade!! what a relief to have this done :weeabooface:

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That's a very cool run. What's the story behind the use of an alternate red Meccano logo on just the Luc Pilote and R5 D4?
 
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Oh wow Stephane, that really is an incredible achievement to put together the first 20 on the square Meccano cards. Not to mention the amazing condition and beautifully taken photo!
 
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That's a very cool run. What's the story behind the use of an alternate red Meccano logo on just the Luc Pilote and R5 D4?

The RED logo was a transition logo for Meccano in 1980. The slogan (each toy a discovery) beneath the logo had been dropped, and the RED was probably chosen because it was also the color of the MIRO games company... which merged with MECCANO under a unique branding.

It was only used during a part of 1980 since the MIRO-MECCANO came late 1980 and widely used from 1981 with the "Miro-Meccano" text mention.

You can read the more details about the story of the entire range of Star Wars vintage French merchandise, and see nearly each single product / advert / catalog released in 'La French Touch 2016 - the Definitive Guide to French vintage SW collectibles' :weeabooface: (follow link HERE)

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The RED logo was a transition logo for Meccano in 1980. The slogan (each toy a discovery) beneath the logo had been dropped, and the RED was probably chosen because it was also the color of the MIRO games company... which merged with MECCANO under a unique branding.

It was only used during a part of 1980 since the MIRO-MECCANO came late 1980 and widely used from 1981 with the "Miro-Meccano" text mention.

You can read the more details about the story of the entire range of Star Wars vintage French merchandise, and see nearly each single product / advert / catalog released in 'La French Touch 2016 - the Definitive Guide to French vintage SW collectibles' :weeabooface: (follow link HERE)

stephane

It's interesting to know the history. Thanks for the info.
 
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