Cardbacks: Beginners Guide
It’s important to note that not everyone agrees on the 4 common cardback designations we are going to cover in this section, experienced collectors will have spotted a lot of different variations that don’t fit with this four card designation system but I still believe it is a good beginners guide to the different cardbacks without getting too technical, it’s easy to follow and because of the above mentioned site and publication it’s also commonly used by collectors.
In reality, due to the amount of companies and countries involved in the distribution of Star Wars figures in Trilogo packaging a designation system like this is just too simple to accurately identify certain figures. There are a lot of country specific differences which can create even more variations and also confuse matters.
This is considered a “hybrid” card, it uses a standard trilogo back design but the front is actually more like an earlier Palitoy cardfront.
A glossy well made card, the 70B is an easy to find variation, many figures were released on this card type, it’s very close in appearance to the 70C.
The 70C appears to be a new design of the 70B , noticeably it has a larger white border around the figure and the trademark information which was previously outside the border in white text is now inside the border in black text. It is a cheaply produced cardback with a thin matte cardstock.
This particular cardback was only used for the POTF (Power of the force) line, it has an added UPC code in the top right hand side.
So there you go! This is pretty basic but many collectors don’t know of the differences, so now when looking at figures you should be able to tell your 70B from your 70C!
If you want even more information on carded Trilogo variations feel free to jump on over to the Advanced guide!