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Mr Palitoy's Cardback Guide


SW 12A Cardback

SW 12B Cardback

SW 12C Cardback

SW 20 Cardback

ESB 30A Cardback

ESB 30B Cardback

ESB 41A Cardback

ESB 41B Cardback

ESB 41C Cardback

ESB 45A Cardback

ESB 45B Cardback

ROTJ 45C Cardback

ROTJ 65A Cardback

ROTJ 65B Cardback

ROTJ 65C Cardback

ROTJ 65D Cardback

ROTJ/TL 70A Cardback

TL 70B Cardback

TL 70C Cardback

TL 70D Cardback

ESB GM45A Cardback

ESB GM45B Cardback

ROTJ GM45C Cardback

ESB CL45 Cardback

ESB KPS45A Cardback

ESB KPS47A Cardback

ESB KPS48B Cardback

ESB KPS48C Cardback

ROTJ KPS48D Cardback

ROTJ KPS48E Cardback

ROTJ KPS48F Cardback

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Following on from the release of the first 12 figures were another 8 figures with the Star Wars logo and all 20 figures listed on the back of the card. This is the 20 cardback and since there is only one variation with this number of figures listed on the back there is no additional variation letter. These cards were released in 1978 and featured additional characters from the Star Wars film plus the first figure to be released again in a different costume, Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot. None of the original 12 figures were re-releasd on this card. The Palitoy logo on the front of the card is a little smaller than the one on the 12-back. The back of the card also features the cardboard Palitoy Death Star playset. This card variation, and all card variations up until 30B were manufactured in Hong Kong at the Kader Industries factory by the Palitoy (Far East) Company Ltd and then shipped back assembled to the Coalville factory in the UK. You can see it says Manufactured in Hong Kong for Palitoy Division of General Mills Fun Group Inc Coalville, Leicester, England on the bottom line on the back of the card.

The Palitoy logo on R5-D4 is centered in the middle of the card instead of being on the right hand side like all the other 20-back cards. This matches where the Kenner logo is placed on R5-D4 on the Kenner version of the card which would suggest that the Kenner template was used to produce the Palitoy card by overlaying the Palitoy logo over the Kenner one. Also, on some of the Palitoy 12-back cards you can make out a faint black square in the top left hand corner where the white square for the price tag on the Kenner card used to be.

Palitoy cards were resold in the German market, some of which had a blue General Mills sticker with the German company address on them. This sticker is quite rare on Palitoy cards.

Palitoy cards were also resold on the Spanish market. The yellow Spanish sticker on the front of the card is the same as is seen on Spanish PBP cards. It says 1 Figura Gratis Mira Las Instrucciones Al Dorso which translated into English says 1 Figure Free See Instructions on Back. This sticker is also quite rare on Palitoy cards.

All bubble types on this variation are single stemmed with a footplate. Power Droid has an oversized bubble to accommodate the figure and does not fit in the standard acrylic case used by AFA and requires a bigger sized one. It is over twice the height of a standard bubble.

The are 2 different single stemmed bubble types used on this card for Walrus Man. The first one has a shorter bubble with longer stem, whereas as the second one has a longer bubble with shorter square stem. Greedo also uses the second bubble type only.

Kenner released Boba Fett on a Star Wars logo as a mail away offer as a 21-back. I have seen recards of this Kenner card with a Palitoy logo superimposed over the Kenner logo. Again, any card claiming to be an original with this set up is a fake. Boba Fett debuted on a 30-back with Palitoy.

Another common collecting goal is to collect the second set of 8 figures MOC after collecting the first set of 12. Power Droid is considered the most difficult of these to obtain. R5-D4 is the next most difficult to find. Then Greedo, Hammerhead, Walrus Man and Death Star Droid are the next followed by Snaggletooth and Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot.