|Empire Strikes Back 31-Back Hoth Stormtrooper Carded Quality Control Sample|
|This ESB 31-Back Hoth Stormtrooper is referred to as a Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) sample. Carded figures of this nature
are utilized for approval to determine if the final product meets specific criteria in terms of packaging quality, etc.
The card front contains an number of written details including signatures of the appropriate individuals. Astute eyes will notice the
name "Kadar" located to the left of the ESB logo. This name refers to one of the specific toy manufacturing
companies in the Orient.
Above we see a picture of the cardback which is designated as an ESB31A. No sign-off information is present on the back of the card. QA/QC labels are sometimes affixed to the front or rear of the card. Signatures and/or information may be written on items ranging from specifically formatted labels, formatted index cards, simple nondescript labels like the one found on this Bossk QC sample, or directly on the card, as is the case here.
|Description by:||Michael G. Mensinger|
|Photo:||Michael G. Mensinger|
|From the collection of:||Michael G. Mensinger|
|Film:||Empire Strikes Back|
|Category:||Prototypes / Action Figure Related|