Return of the Jedi 65-Back Yoda with Trilogo bubble
Meccano blister cards are worldwidely known for their square card formats released during the SW and ESB lines.

The rectangular format was also used at the early beginning for the first 12 figures on a 12-back card, and was switched back to rectangular starting with ROTJ line to meet the standard used by all the other licensees.

This ROTJ Meccano Yoda is really interesting; those who are familiar with Meccano ROTJ cards will spot the OVERsized bubble; several of these oversize bubble yodas have surfaced over the years...

This card could be a source of discussion between collectors as it can NOT be taken for a "real" (1983) Meccano card. The bubble used is the famous bubble shape used on TRILOGO miscards.

Around the end of the Trilogo line, circa late 1986, the Meccano factory packaged the card/figures stock leftover with what was remaining. This gave birth to card/figure combinations which follows the same now defined patterns. In the process, some figures made it onto their correct cardback;

But the leftover also contained some meccano ROTJ cards which allowed some of them being packaged with Trilogo miscard bubble as well.

At the time of this article, the Yoda is the only card known to be packaged correctly, among "Meccano Trilogo miscards" ; other examples includes the very famous Luke Jedi on Han Solo card, as well as Rebel Soldier on Luke Bespin card.

Bottom line, technically, this card is not the real Meccano thing, but more some kind of oddity - a "1986 Meccano ROTJ card" which of course doesn't make sense..

Description by: Stephane Faucourt
Photo: Jason Jeffers
From the collection of: Jason Jeffers
Film:Return of the Jedi
Category:Toys / Action Figure Related / Small Action Figures (Licensed)


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