Cardback - Mailaway Medal Numbers

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Re: Cardback - Mailaway Medal Numbers

Postby LDR » 11 Aug 2015 20:58

The back of a Commando from the same salesman.

Hard to tell but it looks like the number underneath might be different again.
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Re: Cardback - Mailaway Medal Numbers

Postby Quickfire » 11 Aug 2015 21:10

LDR wrote:This is the back of a German Trooper from a Palitoy Salesman.

Notice the medal is actually '9' with silver and a written '8' over the top


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Re: Cardback - Mailaway Medal Numbers

Postby Jimbo1979 » 29 Dec 2015 10:49

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Re: Cardback - Mailaway Medal Numbers

Postby action-figure-supplies » 29 Dec 2015 13:51

My guess is the B numbers are SKUs.
Modern action figures have similar numbers. For example the GI Joe 50th figures:
Classic Clash B4061
Hunt for Cobra Commander B4063
These also have an assortment number (B0053) which relates to how they are packed. So as a retailer I can order case B0053 and know it contains 2 Classic Clash, 2 Hunt for Cobra Commander, etc.).
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Re: Cardback - Mailaway Medal Numbers

Postby Hopper » 29 Dec 2015 19:23

Jimbo1979 wrote:Helicopter Pilot: B1527


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A prince among mere paupers, and will definitely receive the blessings of Ba'shuba, the Balinese goddess of plenty!

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Re: Cardback - Mailaway Medal Numbers

Postby Hopper » 29 Dec 2015 19:32

action-figure-supplies wrote:My guess is the B numbers are SKUs.
Modern action figures have similar numbers. For example the GI Joe 50th figures:
Classic Clash B4061
Hunt for Cobra Commander B4063
These also have an assortment number (B0053) which relates to how they are packed. So as a retailer I can order case B0053 and know it contains 2 Classic Clash, 2 Hunt for Cobra Commander, etc.).



Interesting - I've not seen any Series 1 packing crates to see if that works. Also, in the catalogue the numbers are different. But they may have had an internal system for stock keeping.
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Re: Cardback - Mailaway Medal Numbers

Postby Hopper » 03 Jan 2016 13:02

Quest complete! I've updated the list.
I have a suspicion the scratchcard effect may be related to the early releases on the English Language card only. Any thoughts, anyone?
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Re: Cardback - Mailaway Medal Numbers

Postby OllyOrc » 01 Mar 2017 21:45

Double checking against Louie's eBay Series 1 Card backs shows 2 differences


1 - Frogman (B1500) = New B1093
2 - Australian Jungle Fighter (B1100) = same
3 - Desert Rat (B1099) = same
4 - Commando (B1096) = same / **Update** New B1503 (Louie's MOC without painted green pockets)
5 - British Marine (B1095) = same
6 - SAS (B1098) = same
7 - Ground Assault (B1504) = New B1097
8 - German Stormtrooper (B1501) = New B1094
9 - Mission Pilot (B1091) = same
10 - US Paratrooper
11 - Mountain & Arctic
12 - AF7
13 -
14 - Naval Assault (B1529) = same
15 - Arctic Assault (B1528) = same
16 - Night Patrol (B1530) = same
17 - Helicoptor Pilot (B1527) = same
18 - SAS Frogman (B1526) = same
19 - 2 Para (B1531) = same


1 - Frogman (B1500) = New B1093
FrogmanB1093.jpg

FR2.jpg


7 - Ground Assault (B1504) = New B1097 (just checked my own one which is also B1097)
Ground AssualtB1097.jpg

GA2.jpg


http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/louie0316/m.h ... 7675.l2562

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=15247

Maybe down to different Series 1 card back phases, as described in Hopper's post ->

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=15204#p184511
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Re: Cardback - Mailaway Medal Numbers

Postby Hopper » 03 Mar 2017 17:09

You bugger!

You could have just let it lie, kept quiet, not published.
And all would have been happy and flowers and unicorns and rainbows...

But no, there you go!

Joking aside, this is interesting! So what we have then is 2 different numbers for some figures? This has to be either phase related, or variant related. Difficult to tell with just the cardbacks, but it seems that the earlier numbers (beginning 10xx) would be the Phase 1A and the Type 1 variants, the later (beginning 15xx) being Phase 1B and the Type 2.

So, chaps, the onus is now on you MOC guys to try and track down some more double numbers!

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Re: Cardback - Mailaway Medal Numbers

Postby OllyOrc » 03 Mar 2017 20:00

8 - German Stormtrooper (B1501) = New B1094 with helmet decals & extra inner plastic sheet behind figure

1.jpg


GS2.jpg


plastic sheet
2.jpg



The German Stormtrooper came from LDR's spares, via ex-palitoy employee auction

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=15135#p183650

along with the Commando that has painted green pockets & code B1096
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