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PostSubject: figures made in mexico question, I might have a recard but not sure   Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:29 pm

Hello and thanks for your help. I purchased two figures on ebay last week and when they arrived in the mail I immediately checked them out and the first one was a normal RTOJ carded General Madine, exactly what I expected. The second one, which is a RTOJ Lando Calrissian skiff guard disguise figure, looked off to me, It looks like brush marks under the edges of the bubble and not the little x's that should be there. Also the bubble looks like no other that I could find on eBay or searching pictures.

I then started my search for answers and found some helpful information on this forum about fakes and I noticed something else about the figure. The card says made in Mexico on the back and it has a small pin hole on the back of the card right where the figures back is. Not sure if you need any more info but if you ask I can answer, Also my girl friend has my digital camera so when she gets home I can try and post pictures, my phones camera stinks.

My question I guess is were the made in Mexico figures bubbles attached any other way that would produce straight lines of glue instead of the normal tiny x's? Could this be fake?

Again sorry if I am not explaining it right but I really dont know anything about recards and I am totally new to Made in Mexico figures.
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PostSubject: Re: figures made in mexico question, I might have a recard but not sure   Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:06 pm

Characteristics of MIM (Made in Mexico cards) - Lower quality of card, bubbles do NOT show signs of the "Waffle Pattern" the seal will show no signs of any pattern, holes in the cards are quite common and appear on probably 8 out of every 10 MIM cards.

Sounds like you have a good one to me.

BTW- Bubbles were not sealed with glue, it was heat + pressure which formed the seal. If you see glue it more than likely means its resealed (save for the 0.1% of foreign cards that may or may not have glue sealed bubbles)
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PostSubject: Re: figures made in mexico question, I might have a recard but not sure   Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:50 am

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Characteristics of MIM (Made in Mexico cards) - Lower quality of card, bubbles do NOT show signs of the "Waffle Pattern" the seal will show no signs of any pattern, holes in the cards are quite common and appear on probably 8 out of every 10 MIM cards.

Sounds like you have a good one to me.

BTW- Bubbles were not sealed with glue, it was heat + pressure which formed the seal. If you see glue it more than likely means its resealed (save for the 0.1% of foreign cards that may or may not have glue sealed bubbles)


Joe_O Thanks a lot for the help. I looked at the bubble more and I guess you are right. I really don't see glue on the edge of the bubble. What seemed to be brush marks on the edge of the bubble are really just lines instead of the waffle pattern.

One more thing, Did the MIM use different bubbles? let me see if I can explain this right. Most of the vintage figures that came with helmets that I see have two separate bubbles, one for the figure and one for the helmet above the figure. Between the two the bubble was flat to the card. This MIM has a raised portion about half the size of the two bubbles that connects the two bubbles.

Thansks again
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