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PostSubject: Re: Cardback Factory Codes   Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:18 am

Sorry about that Wolff,
i should have been more clear,
i meant could the H in HG, HN etc.. be for Herald.
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PostSubject: Re: Cardback Factory Codes   Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:29 am

I've checked some cardbacks on the web and couldn't find a macao cardback with ME!

The macao cardbacks I found never had a factory code at all.

But (and I'm sorry for complicating) I found some ISP-6 made in Macao which have the factory code MC printed on the box!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Cardback Factory Codes   Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:39 am

pattejan wrote:
I've checked some cardbacks on the web and couldn't find a macao cardback with ME!

The macao cardbacks I found never had a factory code at all.

But (and I'm sorry for complicating) I found some ISP-6 made in Macao which have the factory code MC printed on the box!!!

I haven't found one either....I just collected what was said by other members... Embarassed 
Can someone help??

I will add MC...though... Very Happy

M4K3R1 wrote:
Sorry about that Wolff,
i should have been more clear,
i meant could the H in HG, HN etc.. be for Herald.

I dont think so. It seems that all "Made in Taiwan" factory codes start with a "T", all HK with an "H" and all Macau with a "M"....though to me its clera that the first letter indictaes the "country/location".

...and HG for Kader is confirmed as well as HT for Unitoys! Check the RS links with the pictured shipping boxes.

Herald maybe big, but its one of thousands of plastic prodcuing toy companies in HK alone!!
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PostSubject: Re: Cardback Factory Codes   Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:21 am

...and "smile" is actually Macau??

http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=48491

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PostSubject: Re: Cardback Factory Codes   Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:25 am

"Qualidux" for Macao:
http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=48488

"Qualidux Ind Co Ltd"
was founded and commenced operation in 1964 and has been one of the Hong Kong's leading & largest plastic injection molding factory in the field of plstic toys/household goods for more than 40 years.

http://www.hktdc.com/manufacturers-suppliers/Qualidux-Industrial-Co-Ltd/en/1X00M1Q7/

strange that they are located in HK and China (Dongguan) and not Macau scratch ???



Logo says: "G.M.Products (H.K.) Ltd."
Vendor is "Smile", Macau!!!!
http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=48490




QC Samples signed by Donald P. Huber (Quality/PI Engineer) at Kenner 1980-1990:

Don Huber | LinkedIn

Samples:
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/IMG_7070.jpg
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/esbqc.jpg
http://forum.rebelscum.com/t1093182/
http://forum.rebelscum.com/t942794/

Maybe he can help??
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PostSubject: Re: Cardback Factory Codes   Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:04 am

Interesting read about the leader of Kader and Qualidux:
http://www.colby.edu/colby.mag/issues/87n2/ting/2.html

...and that explains a lot regadring the production in the 80s:
https://www.industryhk.org/english/fp/fp_hki/files/common/HKIFeb11_focus_e.pdf

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PostSubject: Re: Cardback Factory Codes   Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:35 am

okay...the last article mentions "Universal Group" as one of the biggest toy producers and also aquiring L.J.N!

I know of die-cast toys that say:

"UNIVERSAL CITY STUDIOS INC.
L.J.N. TOYS HONG KONG "

So could that be kind of "U.I"?? Universal Inc??

Here is an example:
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTAwWDE2MDA=/z/PYsAAOxycmBS59~V/$_57.JPG

I am confused with the "Universal Group" because it is not well known for producing toys....and I cant find shit of them beeing in HK?!?!?
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PostSubject: Re: Cardback Factory Codes   Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:50 am

[quote="wbobafett"]

2. 41 backs - 48 backs:
Factory Codes present next to the pop:
[quote]

This Stormtrooper 48 back has the factory code after the Kenner address.

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PostSubject: Re: Cardback Factory Codes   Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:53 am

Sad Sad Sad ....I give up!!!  :I am stupid: :I am stupid: :I am stupid: 

 drinking2 drinking2 drinking2 

 lol! lol! lol!

...maybe someone with the cards at han and knowledge should do that??


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PostSubject: Re: Cardback Factory Codes   Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:04 am

btw: I haven't seen a few of those

Can anyone confirm each code on "FIGURE" MOCs (no vehicles, Jabbas or creatures)???

K (confirmed on figure MOC)
U (confirmed on figure MOC)
U.I. ???
S

TJ (confirmed on figure MOC)
TW
TC

HN (confirmed on figure MOC)
HT (confirmed on figure MOC)
HG (confirmed on figure MOC)

ME
MC

Pictures??Thoughts??


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PostSubject: Re: Cardback Factory Codes   Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:05 am

NORMALLY the Factory can be found next to the pop, but can be found elsewhere on the back.

Leia Bespin 41B - "U" code next to Greedo on the left of the card:



Stormie Smiley 


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PostSubject: Re: Cardback Factory Codes   Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:14 am

...I am loosing it a bit to be honest!

Only three "HK" codes but assumed factories are 5 or more:

Kader, Smile, Unitoys, Qualidux and Jetta.

On the other hand QC samples show that Smile and Qualidux are specified as "Macau" whereas they are located in HK and Ch!!! WTH???

And why can't be ANYTHING found on the Taiwan factories???
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PostSubject: Re: Cardback Factory Codes   Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:17 am

wbobafett wrote:
btw: I haven't seen a few of those

Can anyone confirm each code on "FIGURE" MOCs (no vehicles, Jabbas or creatures)???

K (confirmed on figure MOC)
U (confirmed on figure MOC)
U.I. ???
S

TJ (confirmed on figure MOC)
TW
TC

HN (confirmed on figure MOC)
HT (confirmed on figure MOC)
HG (confirmed on figure MOC)

ME
MC

Pictures??Thoughts??

Leia Bespin bits:



K Confirmed on 41D



U Confirmed on 41D



HN Confirmed on 48D



HG Confirmed on 65B




I have seen an S in pictures for a 45 back Leia, but I don't own one to confirm - my loose card back has the pop cut so that doesn't help.

So, U,K,HN & HG confirmed here.

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PostSubject: Re: Cardback Factory Codes   Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:28 am

At least if people know the factory codes can be found else where on some cardbacks, with examples where the pop has been removed it may still be possible to assign them to a specific factory.  Wink 

I'll check my moc's & loose cardbacks for the other codes.
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PostSubject: Re: Cardback Factory Codes   Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:36 am

If anyone has a 45A, check that back as the ones I am finding out there have the 'S' code.

This is a picture from 12back.com for their example 45A showing 'S'.

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PostSubject: Cardback Factory Codes   Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:46 am

Ugnaught Palitoy 41 back with 'K'

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PostSubject: Re: Cardback Factory Codes   Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:19 am

It may be best to focus on one cardback 'group' at a time. ie. 41B&C  ,  41D&E etc.
anyway: factory 'codes' HT, HG etc. are found up to 79 backs


made in Macau is ME


'S' in 2 different places, one with 'K' at the bottom


early cards (pre 41) without 'codes' have different punches- there may be a pattern?


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PostSubject: Re: Cardback Factory Codes   Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:08 pm

Thanks guys...updated list:


K (confirmed on figure MOC)
U (confirmed on figure MOC)
S (confirmed on figure MOC)
U.I. (only on QC Samples??)

TJ (confirmed on figure MOC)
TW
TC

HN (confirmed on figure MOC)
HT (confirmed on figure MOC)
HG (confirmed on figure MOC)

ME(confirmed on figure MOC)
MC

Still would like to have TW, TC and MC confirmed on figure MOCs...anyone??
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PostSubject: Re: Cardback Factory Codes   Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:13 pm

I've checked my Taiwan moc's & loose cardbacks, & they are all 'TJ'.
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PostSubject: Re: Cardback Factory Codes   Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:58 pm

...thought so...hmmm?!?!? Who mentioned them....was it Jay??


I btw edited the first post! HUGE summarize...I hope you like it...more to follow! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Cardback Factory Codes   Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:30 pm

Great summary Wolff.
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PostSubject: Re: Cardback Factory Codes   Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:45 pm

Wow awesome thread wolf!

I didn't see this on Friday (too busy posting coins for sale Wink )

As you know I focused on the Luke Jedi

What I can tell you on that is both HN and HT Lukes were phased out at 77 backs whilst the TJ went on to produce 79 and POTF

What happened to HT did their Luke Jedi moulds get sent to Lili ledy?

What happened to HN I saw some where that some believed it was sent yo Macau
But I have no proof.

TJ however definately took over the production of all Luke Jedis even baggies in latter 3 packs and 8 packs where the catalogue inside advertised 79 figures

Great research wolf
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PostSubject: Re: Cardback Factory Codes   Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:26 am

"Well we can asume for now that i.e. Kader (located in HK) produced some of the "raised bar China" figures and the cardbacks say: "Made in China"."

My China cards are HG.
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PostSubject: Re: Cardback Factory Codes   Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:44 am

Prior to 41 backs the lack of factory codes IMO does NOT mean there was not more than one factory.  I was looking at some debut 31 backs.  Han Hoth stood out ( it's easy to tell the mould family even when MOC ) There are 2 types of punches- again perforated vs smooth.  Moulded leg Han ( 6 sided belt buckle, smooth punch ), perforated punch has 'small thumb' Han.

edit: 3 punch holes- smooth speed bump vs half circle
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PostSubject: Re: Cardback Factory Codes   Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:49 am

41E Dengar various 'codes'

K on left


S near POP



S near POP different punch!!


K near POP


U near POP
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