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 G.M.F.G.I, C.P.G What do they stand for?

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PostSubject: G.M.F.G.I, C.P.G What do they stand for?   G.M.F.G.I,   C.P.G   What do they stand for? I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 05, 2011 4:47 pm

Quick question T.I.G members,

The copyright info stamps on figures have a series of letters also, what do they stand for, I did read it somewhere on the net ages ago, but one, I cant remember, and two I'm damned if I can find the site where I read it. Naturally I remembered L.F.L stands for Lucas Film LTD. The others though, C.P.G and G.M.F.G.I I'm damned if I can remember or re-find out!

Any help please :scratch:
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C.P.G i'm not sure on but the G.M.F.G.I. is General Mills Fun Group Incorperated
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Cheers Chris,
Kind of seems obvious now you've said it, but I can honestly say I have been scratching my head for a while and would have definately been scratching a bit longer!
Wasn't General Mills German?
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PostSubject: Re: G.M.F.G.I, C.P.G What do they stand for?   G.M.F.G.I,   C.P.G   What do they stand for? I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 05, 2011 5:14 pm

General Mills was / is actually an American super company that bought up lot's of smaller companies during the 80's, the were in charge of everything. Kenner designed and made the toys, the other companies just distributed them but GM were the big mac daddies.

Edit- I remember seeing the CPG on some Vintage figure patents, so it could be copyright markings but I vaguely remember it meaning something like consumer packaged or commercial products? Can't remember where I have seen it explained.

(More info here - http://trilogo.info/intro-history/european-countries-companies/)
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Cheers Joe,
Don't know why I thought German, just remember seeing some German carded figure with General Mills written on it or something, not sure, I don't collect carded stuff. C.P.G is the stamp on Boba Fett, not sure if it's on any other figures.
Cheers again.
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PostSubject: Re: G.M.F.G.I, C.P.G What do they stand for?   G.M.F.G.I,   C.P.G   What do they stand for? I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 06, 2011 2:53 am

C.P.G. stands for Consumer Product Group.

It's a sub-category of the GM's branchs; Food, clothes, toys were all "Consumer Pruducts". GM was also involved in Financials, Building, Real Estate, Restaurants, etc...

General Mills Inc.--->General Mills Products Corporation-->Consumer Product Group--->General Mills Fun Group--->Kenner and all toy companies)...
These sub-categories changed all the time during the toy era, merging one goup with another and re-organizing the company activity.

In 1985, General Mills spins off its Toy and Fashion divisions.

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Cheers JC,
I think that clears it all up nicely. Very Happy
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