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PostSubject: ROTJ Vader MIM   ROTJ Vader MIM I_icon_minitimeSun May 15, 2011 8:29 pm

I recently acquired another ROTJ Vader. It's on a 65-D card, and based on the saber, is obviously a MIM LL Vader. I can't look at the cardback, since the 65-D is covered by the Anakin Offer sticker. I now have MIM Vaders on 65-D and 65-B cardbacks, both with the pointing photo front.

So how many card backs does the MIM Vader appear on? I've been looking, and can't seem to find anything. Also, did the MIM Vader also appear on cards with the original photo front?

Any help in answering this, or pointing me in the right direction, would be greatly appreciated.

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PostSubject: Re: ROTJ Vader MIM   ROTJ Vader MIM I_icon_minitimeSun May 15, 2011 9:29 pm

As far as I know that's it. They really are the same cardback just one has a sticker, if you look behind the figure on the D you'll probably see the 'breather' hole.
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PostSubject: Re: ROTJ Vader MIM   ROTJ Vader MIM I_icon_minitimeSun May 15, 2011 9:41 pm

I believe you can also find MIM Vaders on 77 card backs, so you should be able to add 77a and 77b to the list. I've never seen one with the original photo though.
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PostSubject: Re: ROTJ Vader MIM   ROTJ Vader MIM I_icon_minitimeSun May 15, 2011 10:13 pm

Yep, 77A matt & gloss : http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=3376530&page=&view=&sb=5&o=&fpart=1&vc=1
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PostSubject: Re: ROTJ Vader MIM   ROTJ Vader MIM I_icon_minitimeSun May 15, 2011 10:33 pm

@aussiejames wrote:
Yep, 77A matt & gloss : http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=3376530&page=&view=&sb=5&o=&fpart=1&vc=1

Man, I was drooling over Luis' collection this morning, and I didn't notice that! Thanks!

Also, I can't see any hole behind the figure from the front, but I can feel a small bump in the sticker on the back, so I'm assuming the hole is there. But I also noticed that both of my MIM Vaders have a clear plastic sheet behind the figure. Is this only on MIM figures? Are there MIM Vaders without the plastic sheet? You can see it in the pic below.

I just thought it was weird, because everything I've heard about the MIM figures having the hole in the card has said it was done at the factory to allow air and prevent mold. But it seems like the little plastic sleeve would undermine the little hole allowing airflow.

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PostSubject: Re: ROTJ Vader MIM   ROTJ Vader MIM I_icon_minitimeMon May 16, 2011 3:22 am

I had a Nien Numb MIM that did not have the air hole , but was on a plastic sheet . It said MIM on the cardback
So your Vader could be MIM Smile

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PostSubject: Re: ROTJ Vader MIM   ROTJ Vader MIM I_icon_minitimeMon May 16, 2011 6:26 am

hi budddy i have a 77 back mim vader and there is plastic sheet at the back of the figure and allso the hole is there hope thi0s helps mate Wink

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PostSubject: Re: ROTJ Vader MIM   ROTJ Vader MIM I_icon_minitimeMon May 16, 2011 10:20 am

@jason11272stacey wrote:
hi budddy i have a 77 back mim vader and there is plastic sheet at the back of the figure and allso the hole is there hope thi0s helps mate Wink

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Cool. So does anyone know what the plastic is for? ANd is it on any other figures, or just Vaders?

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PostSubject: Re: ROTJ Vader MIM   ROTJ Vader MIM I_icon_minitimeMon May 16, 2011 10:32 am

plastic is to stop the vinyl cape from sticking to the cardback &/or colour transfer.
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PostSubject: Re: ROTJ Vader MIM   ROTJ Vader MIM I_icon_minitimeMon May 16, 2011 10:35 am

It's just an assumption but the plastic could be there to prevent the cardback from heaving up from heat and discoloring the cape

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PostSubject: Re: ROTJ Vader MIM   ROTJ Vader MIM I_icon_minitimeMon May 16, 2011 11:18 am

I have an offerless mim vader 77 back a with THE pointing pic afa graded.
THE plastic sheet is rather thick,even thicker then THE bubble.
There are some pics in my limelight if it helpster Wink
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PostSubject: Re: ROTJ Vader MIM   ROTJ Vader MIM I_icon_minitimeMon May 16, 2011 12:24 pm

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Cool. So does anyone know what the plastic is for? ANd is it on any other figures, or just Vaders?

Tad

As i said i had an Nien Numb on a plastic sheet so there are others Smile
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PostSubject: Re: ROTJ Vader MIM   ROTJ Vader MIM I_icon_minitimeTue May 17, 2011 7:25 am

@soren wrote:
I had a Nien Numb MIM that did not have the air hole , but was on a plastic sheet .

Soren

same as this Biker Scout
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PostSubject: RTOJ MIM Vader   ROTJ Vader MIM I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 04, 2011 1:12 pm

I have a Vader It also has the plastic sheet but it does not have the breather hole
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PostSubject: Re: ROTJ Vader MIM   ROTJ Vader MIM I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 14, 2011 4:31 pm

So, I was looking at the 2 65-D Made in Mexico Vaders I have, because I was thinking of getting rid of one to move into other Vader goodness, and I noticed they have another difference. One is the standard card, and the other has the black sticker in the upper left corner on the front of the card. I know I've seen this somewhere before. But I'm curious if anyone has any more info on it.

Here they are together.

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Here's the "normal" one.

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And here's the one with the black sticker in the corner.

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What was the purpose of this sticker? And I don't see it on any of the ROTJ US Cards I have, but I'm wondering if they're out there as well. Are there other cardbacks that have this black sticker in the corner?

I'm especially interested to find out if there are other Vader cards that have this sticker, but US and/or MIM.

Thoughts?
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PostSubject: Re: ROTJ Vader MIM   ROTJ Vader MIM I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 14, 2011 5:03 pm

The sticker was just a quick fix to change the assortment number Tad Smile Kenner changed a few figures assortment numbers during production, no idea why but again many of these small production changes are just the way things are when you are cranking out a product- they weren't always done with us in mind to fathom the changes 30 years later Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: ROTJ Vader MIM   ROTJ Vader MIM I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 14, 2011 6:00 pm

Thanks, Joe! DO you happen to know if there is a list anywhere of which figures and which card backs this came on? And since it's a transitional sticker on the 65 back, is it safe to assume that there shouldn't be any of these in later cards like 77 or 79?

If there isn't a list going, maybe I'll start a thread to poll how many people have this black sticker, and see if I can start a little database. If there are enough, it might be kind of a fun mini focus to work on!
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PostSubject: Re: ROTJ Vader MIM   ROTJ Vader MIM I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 14, 2011 6:17 pm

I believe it's a ROTJ thing only so at least you don't have to worry about earlier cards.

As for which characters, I have seen a few on various figures but I have never made a list or know of one, I strictly
know about 8D8 as I tracked down all the Kenner releases.

There is a thread on RS that I posted in here - Wow this thread took me AGES to find!!

Hope that helps and good luck on a list Smile
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