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PostSubject: Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards   Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 18, 2010 7:03 pm

Hey guys - curious if anyone knows why all Ledy and MIM carded figures come with a small hole in the cardback right behind the figure?

I've got about 4 examples now, and they all have this hole. I'm now thinking its normal rather than a tiny flaw I choose to ignore Smile

Anyone know why this was done?
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PostSubject: Re: Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards   Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 18, 2010 7:38 pm

I've heard rumours that the hole was to allow the figure to 'breath' due to Mexico's weather & tacky paint- not sure how true this is. It is false that all MIM cards have the hole- I have 2 squids & 3 gam guards without the hole.
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PostSubject: Re: Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards   Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 18, 2010 9:13 pm

I've heard the same thing.The Ledy cardback's have the hole in back to breath?I'd like to hear Wolff's theory.Chime in bud.

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PostSubject: Re: Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards   Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 19, 2010 2:45 am

@aussiejames wrote:
I've heard rumours that the hole was to allow the figure to 'breath' due to Mexico's weather & tacky paint- not sure how true this is. It is false that all MIM cards have the hole- I have 2 squids & 3 gam guards without the hole.

That was my theorie too! I think in later periods they noticed that the color stays or maybe gets (this is chemical also possible due flexibilizers in the plastics....this is what smells Smile ) tacky. The hole should make it breath. I didnt work much....some are still tacky!

I never saw one without hole! James are you sure these MIM cards have Ledy figures in it???

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PostSubject: Re: Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards   Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 19, 2010 4:20 am

@wbobafett wrote:

I never saw one without hole! James are you sure these MIM cards have Ledy figures in it???

Wolff
not 100% sure without opening them Wink I'm just saying a lot of made in mexico cards do not have holes in them. One of my Squids 'fell out' of his bubble & it has a LL belt, the Gam Guards have the short axe, none have the hole.
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PostSubject: Re: Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards   Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 19, 2010 4:43 am

I always thought all MIM cardbacks have a hole (in the cardboard behind the bubble) because the atmospheric preasure change during a plane transport would blow up the bubble.

To avoid this they made a small hole behind the figure.

James are you sure that your cardbacks don't have this hole?

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PostSubject: Re: Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards   Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 19, 2010 5:01 am

@Idefix13 wrote:


James are you sure that your cardbacks don't have this hole?

Uli
100% Yes. I even have a Ledy card without the hole (& I do have MIM cards & Ledy cards with the hole as well.)
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PostSubject: Re: Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards   Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 19, 2010 9:05 am

I heard the same about the figure breathing, but the Biker Scout I got from John in the raffle doesn't have a hole either.
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PostSubject: Re: Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards   Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 19, 2010 10:23 am

@aussiejames wrote:
I've heard rumours that the hole was to allow the figure to 'breath' due to Mexico's weather & tacky paint- not sure how true this is. It is false that all MIM cards have the hole- I have 2 squids & 3 gam guards without the hole.

You are right !!! also because of the bubbles lifted by themselves with the air that stayed inside the bubble ....

Not all MIM and Ledy´s have that hole ! , I have plenty of Ledy´s and MIM´s without it!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards   Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 19, 2010 3:04 pm

Yo Chris do you wanna sell your MIM/LEDY carded Bikerscout?It has the dark grey Ledy gun with "D" on it?

Dan. cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards   Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 19, 2010 3:14 pm

If I do, Jimmy's got first dibs on it. I promised him when the raffle was going he had first shot at it.
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PostSubject: Re: Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards   Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 19, 2010 3:32 pm

Ok i understand Chris,everyone has dib's,Wolff,Jimmy,i'm alway's second place. Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

It's cool i'll keep on truckin'

Little Dan. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards   Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 19, 2010 3:46 pm

little Dan needs a hug???

common over here: BIG HUG! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards   Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 19, 2010 4:08 pm

@Idefix13 wrote:
I always thought all MIM cardbacks have a hole (in the cardboard behind the bubble) because the atmospheric preasure change during a plane transport would blow up the bubble.

To avoid this they made a small hole behind the figure.

James are you sure that your cardbacks don't have this hole?

Uli

Do we know that the MIM figures were carded in Mexico? I remember a thread, which I'll see if I can dig up, where Tom N mentioned the weapons all being in a pile at Kenner and that is why some MIM figures have Kenner weapons instead of Ledy.

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PostSubject: Re: Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards   Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 19, 2010 6:25 pm

@wbobafett wrote:
little Dan needs a hug???

common over here: BIG HUG! Very Happy

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Sorry Dan, couldn't help it. Very Happy Jimmy ask if I would be interested in a trade during the raffle or after it and I told him if/when I decided to get rid of it, I would trade with him.
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PostSubject: Re: Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards   Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 19, 2010 6:30 pm

Guys this is a great thread!

I got to say that whatever the cause or reason for the hole on these fuckers have been bounced round in planes by collectors for years and i aint seen any bubbles explode or fall off lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards   Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 19, 2010 8:45 pm

@jaymassive619 wrote:
Guys this is a great thread!

I got to say that whatever the cause or reason for the hole on these fuckers have been bounced round in planes by collectors for years and i aint seen any bubbles explode or fall off lol!

lol! lol! lol! lol! ....explode ..... lol! lol!

JAY...... Andres and Oscar told me that most of the Ledy MOC ( we didn´t talk about MIM´s) have a lifted bubble in one of their sides (LOL.... they don´t explode but one side often manages to lift , ), like 1 month ago, I don´t remember who asked me if my MOC Ledy´s had a lifted bubble from one of the sides, because 2 of his MOC LEDY had that!

Also like month ago culpa sell a lot of MOC ledy with the same detail....Here are the samples:
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PostSubject: Re: Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards   Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 19, 2010 9:41 pm

good debate guys and thanks for all the input...so we don't really know what the hole is for and it didn't happen to all of them...pretty hard question to answer 30 odd years after the fact I guess Razz

so for the hardcore variation hunters out there, now you need two sets of LL cards - 1 with the hole and one without it lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards   Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 19, 2010 9:52 pm

@b4nth4 wrote:

so for the hardcore variation hunters out there, now you need two sets of LL cards - 1 with the hole and one without it lol! lol!
nah go for 4 sets with bubble variations & neg/pos backs Laughing I can't even imagine 1 full set (no reseals) let alone more Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards   Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 20, 2010 12:49 am

Some guy's like em carded i like em loose.So i can handle them. Ok Ok i admit i play with them a little bit. lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards   Hole in back of Ledy/MIM cards I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 20, 2010 7:42 am

@vintageSWfan wrote:
Some guy's like em carded i like em loose.So i can handle them. Ok Ok i admit i play with them a little bit. lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

I prefer mine tight. lol! Oh, we're still talking about Ledy's? Laughing I'd like to have some MOC's one day, but loose is fine.
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