Cardback - Mailaway Medal Numbers

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Re: Cardback - Mailaway Medal Numbers

Postby Jimbo1979 » 24 Jun 2015 13:56

Were those two ever planned to be released on cards but them pulled and bundled in with vehicles? It would be an elegant solution.
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Re: Cardback - Mailaway Medal Numbers

Postby The Baron » 24 Jun 2015 16:12

They would still have production reference numbers as figures so I think it probably is!
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Re: Cardback - Mailaway Medal Numbers

Postby Hopper » 24 Jun 2015 16:36

But wouldn't the same apply to Steeler, Hunter, etc?
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Re: Cardback - Mailaway Medal Numbers

Postby Quickfire » 24 Jun 2015 17:40

Incorporating :wheels: :vulture: :hotjets: would kick everything out of sync after #20 as three more figures arrive in the next wave :beaver: :wolf: :moondancer:

The Wave 1 "B" production numbers and iterations of Wave 2 sub-phase alone suggest a highly specific allocation of medal numbers related to all carded production phases up to end of Wave 3. To have six figures with unallocated medal numbers would perhaps suggest no such system was in place.

Even if there were originally some unused 'spare' numbers from wave 2 - maybe the :hawkwind: and :shark: duplicates absorbed two of them - the system in place seems to have been adhered to throughout production, perhaps making the missing Wave 2 numbers somewhat more mysterious.

Could be one :space: wave 2 and one :space: wave 3 or two :space: wave 2.

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Re: Cardback - Mailaway Medal Numbers

Postby Hopper » 28 Jun 2015 11:40

Cheers for the interest fellas, and thanks to those looking - the rest of you buggers need to get looking!

Interestingly, there are only 15 Series 1 figures on card backs, yet 20 have been assigned. So there are 5 unassigned.
Of course, they may have arbitrarily assigned a block of 20 numbers for Series 1 - makes sense. Except that No. 19 is used (SAS Frogman), so we know it's not the last 5 numbers.
So, somewhere between 10 and 17 there are 5 numbers unused.
Were these too unreleased figures... or something else entirely?

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Re: Cardback - Mailaway Medal Numbers

Postby steve » 28 Jun 2015 12:15

Were the medals on the original action force vehicles numbered? I've done some googling and found pics showing the medals on AF7 box but sadly the quality isn't good enough to make it out.
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Re: Cardback - Mailaway Medal Numbers

Postby Hopper » 28 Jun 2015 12:24

steve wrote:Were the medals on the original action force vehicles numbered? I've done some googling and found pics showing the medals on AF7 box but sadly the quality isn't good enough to make it out.

Interesting.
It never occurred to me to check that. Bugger!
Well, according to the archives, AF3 didn't, but there are no pictures of the backs of the others. AF9 would be a possibility though.
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Re: Cardback - Mailaway Medal Numbers

Postby steve » 28 Jun 2015 12:30

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Re: Cardback - Mailaway Medal Numbers

Postby Hopper » 28 Jun 2015 13:00

Steve, you're a star!
Bloody resolution!
AF7 has two medals - great start - just not sure of their numbers!

AF5 doesn't have medals - so it's just AF9 that might
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Re: Cardback - Mailaway Medal Numbers

Postby steve » 28 Jun 2015 13:30

Glad to help
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