Explosion Characters On 20-Back Explosion Cardbacks?

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    Explosion Characters On 20-Back Explosion Cardbacks?

    Hey all,

    Just wondering...have any of figures for characters who were concealed with the "explosions" on the backs of the 1983 20-Back "Explosion Back" cards, ever been found mounted on this very same cardback?

    For example: Have the figures Destro, Torpedo, Trip Wire, or Major Bludd ever been found with 20-Explosion Backs?

    Just wondering if anyone has any knowledge or pics of this ever occurring? Thanks for reading and for your replies.

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    Not that I'm aware of -- its just the original 11 plus cc.
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    The only confirmed 1983 "Explosion back" carded characters were the original eleven 1982 characters plus Cobra Commander.

    Much confusion has been created on this topic because of the errors printed in Lee's Toy Guide. Certain characters (such as Gung Ho and Snow Job) are listed as being Explosion backs. To the best of my knowledge, no examples of these have surfaced.

    Destro, Major Bludd, Torpedo, Snow Job, Doc, Tripwire, Gung Ho, and Airborne were originally released on 20-back cards in 1983.

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    I think we should just put our foot down and say Lee's is wrong. We know more about this than they do.

    Daniel, you're the one that confirmed the Cobra Soldier and Cobra Officer explosion backs back in the earlier explosion back thread. They're the only two I've never seen. I asked Tom Derby (Cloud City, AFA, etc) about them at the San Diego Comicon, and he said that he'd never seen them confirmed. Are we sure that they exist?

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    I think this is worth revisiting. I know for a fact that Stalker, Short Fuze, Breaker, CC, Grunt, and Snake Eyes exist. A seller once told me that he had seen a Cobra Soldier, Flash, and Scarlett, but I have no other confirmation of this. I thought I had pics of a Flash but it was a Grunt instead. It would make sense that the original 11 and cc would have them on there given that so many of the first release have them.

    On the 87s, I know I've seen all of them except the Crazylegs and CC Battle Armor versions. I wonder why it's only those 7 figures on the 87 line?
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    There was a Scarlett explosion back on Ebay awhile ago. It was relisted 2 times (I think the seller made extra user names and bid them up hoping to get more money). The third time the seller put it up for auction, it sold. I offered him a little over $300 for it when I figured the buyer didn't pay and he said he'd rather put it up for auction. The bubble was yellowed, was cut/torn and damaged around the feet area. I figured if AFA would grade it, it would grade a 60-70.

    I have a Scarlett explosion back card. The same seller I bought my Scarlett from had a Cobra Officer explosion back plus a few other 1983 explosion backs. The filecards were cutout and the figures were removed and then taped back into place, but there is no denying them as explosion back cards.

    There was a CC Battle Armor on Ebay awhile ago with the bubble slowly separating and the seller claimed AFA checked it out at a show and said it would grade an 85. I think he said that so he'd get more money. It didn't look like an 85 to me.
    Last edited by keg_daddy; 09-25-2005 at 11:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjohnwoo
    Daniel, you're the one that confirmed the Cobra Soldier and Cobra Officer explosion backs back in the earlier explosion back thread. They're the only two I've never seen. I asked Tom Derby (Cloud City, AFA, etc) about them at the San Diego Comicon, and he said that he'd never seen them confirmed. Are we sure that they exist?
    I have seen a Cobra Soldier Explosion back on ebay in the last two or three years.

    I have never personally seen a Cobra Officer Explosion back, but Patrick ("mslumaster") claims to have seen one that was offered up on ebay. He also remembered the aforementioned Cobra Soldier, so I don't think he confused the two.

    For the 1987 line, I have seen a Battle Armor Cobra Commander and recollect a certain member saying that he had an example of a Crazylegs.

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    Okay. Sorry to have doubted.

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    Believe me, I'm keeping my eyes peeled for both explosion backs and 1982 "snap-on, stay-on" text variations so I'll let everybody know if/when I locate these.

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    just felt like rehasing an old thread regarding these just to confirm that the Cobra Officer Explosion back does exist.

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