70C card variation is almost the same as the 70B card variation
with one visible difference on the front of the card. The bubble area
with the coloured paper is slightly bigger on the 70C variation which
makes the border area of the bottom of the bubble half a centimetre
lower than on the 70B card. On the 70B the bubble border is flush with
bottom of the name tag. This has moved the Lucasfilm copyright text so
it is printed in black text on the white border on the bottom of the
bubble instead of being printed in white text on the black background of
the card. The other difference is that the card is of a slightly
thickness than the 70B. This can just about be seen when holding the
cards side on but is more prominent when the cards are waved from side
to side. They give noticeably different sounds when you do this. This
can be the only way of identifying lose cardbacks because when the
bubble is ripped off it tends to rip off the differentiating bubble area
of the card on the thinner 70C card. This card variation was
manufactured in a number of European factories, including the Coalville
factory in the UK.
only a few figures that came out on the 70C variation which makes
them rarer than the more common 70B. Some have only been seen on a
single card, Nikto and 8D8 being examples of this. The two blacked out
figures on the back of the card, Paploo and Lumat, are only seen on this
card variation. These figures were released later than the other
figures on Tri-Logo, making the 70C later than the 70B variation.
are also sub variations of this card where the country of origin is
different from Hong Kong. The 70CC sub variation says Made In China
rather than Made In Hong Kong on the bottom right hand corner on the
front of the card. The figures Han Solo and Luke Skywalker (X-Wing
Pilot) have been seen on this sub variation. The 70CM is Made in Macao
with the addition of a small adhesive label over the original country of
origin text. Various figures have been seen on this sub variation. The
last sub variation 70CX says Made in Mexico. Paploo and Lumat are the
only 2 figures to come on this sub variation.
In the Netherlands this card variation was released with a tearaway mini catalogue on the back of the card.
style bubbles featured on this card variation. The majority of bubbles
seen on this card variation are the short indented bubbles seen on the
70B variation. The Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise) example below
is one of these. The Paploo and Lumat figures came in much smaller
bubbles as can be seen in the Paploo example below.