70B card variation is the first card to feature the now familiar ROTJ
logo in English, Spanish and French on the front of the card. This card
and further variations 70C and 70D are known as Tri-Logo cards. The 70B
is the first of the 2 standard variations of the Tri-Logo card. To the
left of the tiered logo at the top of the card is the text Ages 4 and up
in English, German, Dutch, Spanish, French and Italian. The name tag
has moved from the upper middle of the card to the bottom right hand
corner and is much bigger than previous card variations. The names used
for figures on Tri-Logo cards tend to differ from the ones used on
previous cards. Also, the character pictures used tend to be different
too. The bubble area is also much larger than before. The bottom left
hand corner has the Lucasfilm copyright text and year in white text on
the black border beneath the bubble. This area differs on the 70C card
variation. The back of the card is the same as the 70A variation and
features 70 figures. The punch is either perforated or unperforated
on this card variation. This card variation was manufactured in a
number of European factories, including the Coalville factory in the UK.
the figures shown on the back of the card with the exception of Death
Squad Commander were available on this card variation. The 70C is much
less common and has been seen with much fewer figures. The fact that
they have different character pictures, different figure variations and
were manufactured and sold Europe wide and sold later in America at
discount giving them a wide audience has made them popular with
collectors. Collecting a full set of Tri-Logo figures MOC is quite a
challenge as some of the figures are very rare. General Madine is the
rarest, followed by Boba Fett, Jawa and Emporer's Royal Guard. The
Hybrid 70A cards can be tricky too, with Cloud Car Pilot being the
Towards the end of the production cycle of Tri-Logos,
figures that were similar were mixed and matched with their cardbacks.
These are known as miscards. The most common one is normal Klaatu
figures on Klaatu (Skiff Guard Disguise) cards. Weequays on Barada
cards, Han Solo and Han Solo Bespin on Han Solo Hoth cards and Imperial
figures on AT-ST cards are the other common ones. There are many rarer
ones too which can make collecting miscards a focus in itself.
hole punch on the card can have a larger circular hole on some cards
rather than the regular punch seen on all the other cards. This is a
Meccano style hole punch.
are sub variations of this card where there is a different country of
origin than the standard Hong Kong. The 70BC says Made in China rather
than Made in Hong Kong on the bottom right hand corner on the front of
the card. The figures Luke Skywalker, Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi, Han Solo and
Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot) have been seen on this sub variation. The
70BW says Made in Taiwan and has only been seen on the Jawa figure. The
70BX says Made in Mexico and has only been seen on the Lumat figure.
The 70BM says Fabrique a Macao, but this has been done by placing a
small black adhesive sticker with white text over the original country
of origin text. This sticker can also be found in black text on a white
background. There are quite a few figures that have this variation.
Cards with this variation also have the circular hole punch and are
early Tri-Logos made for and sold on the French market. The 70BE says
Fabrique en Espagne with a white sticker with black text and was sold on
the Spanish market. The 70BI says Fabrique a Taiwan using a black
sticker with white text. This has only been found on the Wicket W.
Warrick figure so far. The 70BH has a Made in Hong Kong sticker with
white text on black background covering over Made in Taiwan or Made in
China printed on the card. This has only been seen on the Jawa and Luke
Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot) figures.
cards were also manufactured by PBP in Spain. The initial card they
released has the standard Tri-Logo card front and the PBP card back they
used on their 65 back cards. This card is referred to as a Hybrid PBP
Tri-Logo. This variation is known as 70BP on the matrix. The punch used
was a standard punch rather than the Meccano style one. Only 8 figures
have been confirmed on this card variation. These are Wicket W. Warrick,
Teebo, Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot), Rancor Keeper, 8D8, Nikto, B-Wing
Pilot and Zuckuss.
second card they released has the standard Tri-Logo card front and back
and the Meccano style hole punch. This is not shown as a variation on
The last card PBP released updated
the addresses on the back of the card. On this release of the card Lumat
and Paploo were also released on cards that had the background picture
for Wicket on them. These are not miscards as the correct name for the
figure is printed on the card. This variation is known as 70BK on the
matrix. These cards also have the Meccano style punch on them too. 13
figures have been confirmed on this variation. These are Princess Leia
Organa (In Combat Poncho), 8D8, Nikto, Teebo, Lumat, Paploo, Wicket W.
Warrick, Paploo (With Wicket Picture), Lumat (With Wicket Picture),
Klaatu (Skiff Guard Outfit), Prune Face, AT-ST Driver and Han Solo (In
Spanish address was updated on the back of this card from Rodgau BRD,
PBP, S.A. Spain to Rodgau BRD, GMJ, S.A. Spain. And the Meccano address
was updated from Miro Meccano S.A., 118-130 Ave. Jean Jaures, 75019
Paris to Miro-Meccano, Tour Essor 93, 14 Rue Scandicci, 93500 Pantin,
were a few figure variations that only appeared on this card. Yoda with
orange and green snake instead of the usual brown. And Luke Skywalker
(Jedi Knight Outfit) with a blue saber rather than the usual green.
are a few different bubble types that appeared on Tri-Logo cards. The
most common bubble type has etched corners that ident inwards on the
four corners of the bubbles. There are short indented bubbles where the
ident does not extend to the front of the bubble as can be seen on the
B-Wing Pilot below. The other type is the long indented bubble where the
indent extends all the way to the front of the bubble as can be seen on
the Klaatu (Skiff Guard Outfit) below. The next most common bubble is
the standard Tri-Logo bubble with rounded corners seen on 45C, 65A, 65B,
65C and 65D variations. This can be seen on the 8D8 example below. Much
harder to find outside of Spain are PBP bubbles which have rounded
corners where the bubble attaches to the card instead of square corners
like the two last bubble types. This can be seen on the R5D4 example
below. Lastly are Meccano bubbles which are much harder to find outside
of France. The bubble is much more rigid and has square corner edges.
The bubble also has rounded corners where the bubble attaches to the
card. An example Meccano bubble can be seen on the Luke Skywalker (Jedi
Knight Outfit) example above. There is normally a gap above the bubble
where the backing card bubble is visible due the snug fitting size of
this bubble. All of the bubbles can come in a variety of sizes to
accommodate the figure like with the Yoda example above.