Complete List of Known Cardbacks (Now with Photographs!) - UPDATED WITH SERIES 3

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Complete List of Known Cardbacks (Now with Photographs!) - UPDATED WITH SERIES 3

Postby Hopper » 16 Dec 2016 21:16

Evening all

I have been toying with this for some time, and I am last happy with it. I have also linked it to my grand Phasing of Palitoy Action Force release dates, and general geekiness that you have occasionally been witness to!

I should also state that this is a collaborative effort, built on the work of not just me, but everyone on the site - in particular I should mention OllyOrc and Coosbay_pirate, who have done massive work on this. It should also be pointed out that this was all built on SteveD's work on the Variant Mailaway - so any mistakes are squarely his and his alone!

The final matrix is in no way complete - I think it will take many years to complete properly, and even then...
So what you read now is just the bare bones, the full Hopper Matrix and the actual phasing/dates of production will follow soon, and even then it will be subject to change.
So, ladies and gentlemen - the list and description of cardbacks:

Including Series 1, (and excluding Series 3), there are 26 different cardbacks in total.
I have given each a number (Type 1, Type 2, etc.) so that they can be identified easily in the discussions that will inevitably follow:
It also includes the Large Cardbacks that some vehicles came on.

Series 1
Type 1 = English title with English wording in the star (Collect Them All), silver 'scratch' medal number.
Type 2 = English title with English wording in the star (Collect Them All), printed medal number.
Type 2a = Same as Type 2, but with Yellow Spanish language sticker “Puedes ganar otra figura. Pide tu tarjeta. Rasca y gana!
Type 3 = English title with French and Dutch wording in the star (Collectionne les tous, Verzamel alle figuurtjes)
Type 4 = Spanish title with Spanish wording in the star (Collecionalos)
Type 5 = Large cardback - English & Spanish title with English, French, Dutch, Spanish in the star.
Type 6 = Large cardback - English & Spanish title. There is no star.

Series 2
Type 7 = English title with English White Star (Look Out For The Exciting Action Force Comic On Sale). Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Left). Prototype - only 1 known example, variants on back photograph
Type 8 = English title with English White Star (Look Out For The Exciting Action Force Comic On Sale). Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Left)
Type 9 = English title with English Black Star (Free Action Force Comic Inside Battle, Tiger, and Eagle During July and August). Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Left)
Type 10 = English title with English White Star (Free Action Force Comic Inside Battle, Tiger, and Eagle During July and August). Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Left)
Type 11 = English title with English Black Sticker Star (Look Out For New Battle Action Force Comic On Sale Now). Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Right).
Type 12 = French title with French White Star (Des Histoires Fabuleuses Avec Action Force!). Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Right).
Type 13 = Dutch & French title with Dutch & French White Star (Verzamel Alle Teamleden/Collectionne Toutes les Figurines). Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Right).
Type 14 = English title with English Black Stickered Star (Look Out For New Battle Action Force Comic On Sale Now). No bubble feet, Commander offer (Right).
Type 15 = English title with English Black Stickered Star (Look Out For New Battle Action Force Comic On Sale Now). No bubble feet, Commander offer (Right). Single bubble.
Type 16 = English title with English White Star (Look Out For New Battle Action Force Comic On Sale Now). No Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Right). Single bubble.
Type 17 = Dutch & French title with Dutch & French White Star (Verzamel Alle Teamleden/Collectionne Toutes les Figurines). No Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Right).
Type 18 = French title with French White Star (Des Histoires Fabuleuses Avec Action Force!). No Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Right).
Type 19 = English title with English White Star (Look Out For The Exciting Action Force Comic On Sale). No Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Right).
Type 20 = Italian title with Italian White Star (Colleziona Tutti I Personaggi e I Mezzi Delle Action Force!). No Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Right).
Type 21 = English title with English White Star (Look Out For The Exciting Action Force Comic On Sale). No Bubble Feet, Commander offer (Right). Inner tray.
Type 22 = French & Dutch title with French & Dutch Yellow Star (Collectionne Les Tous!/Verzamel Ze Alle Narl!). No Bubble Feet, Skeletron offer (Left).
Type 23 = English & Italian title with English & Italian Yellow Star (Collect Them All!/Collezionali Tutti!). No Bubble Feet, Skeletron offer (Left).
Type 24 = English & Spanish with English & Spanish Yellow Star (Collect Them All! / Coleccionalos Todos!). No Bubble Feet, Skeletron offer (Left).
Type 25 = Large cardback - English, French, Dutch, & German title with White Star in all 4 languages.
Type 26 = Large cardback - English & Spanish title with English & Spanish White Star.


Series 3
Type 27 = English title, English & Italian boxes. Yellow sticker "New action-jointed figure".
Type 28 = English or English & Spanish title, French & Spanish boxes. Yellow sticker "Nouveau entierement articule".
Type 29 = English or English & Finnish title, Swedish & Finish boxes. No sticker.
Type 30 = English title, English & Italian boxes. Single bubble, no sticker.


That's it!
I shall post the actual matrix listing all of the figures and all of the cards they appear on at a later date (I need to work out how to convert it to post it - I may just have to take a screen shot), but if anyone want a copy of the XL spreadsheet, PM me and I'll email it to you.

And as always, if anyone knows anything different from what I have posted, anything new, or anything I have got wrong, let me know. And if anyone has a cardback that is not listed, absolutely post it with photographs!
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Re: Complete List of Known Cardbacks

Postby Newswseller » 17 Dec 2016 11:21

any chance of a picture of each :-)
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Re: Complete List of Known Cardbacks

Postby Hopper » 17 Dec 2016 14:19

I'll get on it asap!
You MOC collectors owe me a bloody pint... taking advantage of a man's OCD like this!
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Type 1

Postby Hopper » 17 Dec 2016 16:44

Type 1 (Phase 1A)
English language, bubble feet, silver ‘Scratch’ number on the back.
Star: English - “Collect Them All”
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Type 1 - Rear.JPG
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Type 2

Postby Hopper » 17 Dec 2016 18:28

Type 2 (Phase 1B)
English language, bubble feet, black printed number on the back.
Star: English - “Collect Them All”
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Type 2a

Postby Hopper » 17 Dec 2016 18:29

Type 2A (Phase 1B)
English language, bubble feet, black printed number on the back.
Star: English - “Collect Them All”
Same as Type 2, but with Yellow Spanish language sticker “Puedes ganar otra figura. Pide tu tarjeta. Rasca y gana!”
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Type 3

Postby Hopper » 17 Dec 2016 18:30

Type 3 (Phase 1B)
English language, bubble feet, black printed number on the back.
Star: French and Dutch - “Collectionne les tous, Verzamelallefiguurtjes”.
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Type 4

Postby Hopper » 17 Dec 2016 18:31

Type 4 (Phase 1B)
Spanish language, bubble feet, black printed number on the back.
Star: Spanish - “Collecionalos”
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Type 5

Postby Hopper » 17 Dec 2016 18:32

Type 5 (Phase 1B)
Large Cardback
English & Spanish title.
Star: English, French, Dutch and Spanish
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Type 6

Postby Hopper » 17 Dec 2016 18:33

Type 6 (Phase 1B)
Large Cardback
English & Spanish title.
Star: No Star
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