Return of the Jedi 65-Back Rebel Commando
Here's the Rebel Commando action figure as retailed for the French market in 1983 before globalization of the Trilogos accross Europe.

Although they could seem identical, those are a good example of Meccano production during the short-lived Jedi era:
- The one on the left is a 'MACAU' COO printed cardback, and so the figure inside.
- The one on the right is a 'Made in CHINA' COO mentioned with a sticker over a Macau or HK printed cardback.

Meccano had been using import sticker on vehicles since a few years back, but it was also mandatory (mean by regulations) to provide a clear origin of the toy - hence the stickers on Meccano ROTJ (and early french Trilogo) cardbacks to match the action figure origin sourced from the various vendors in Asia.

Cardbacks printed with MACAU or HONG-KONG also have a slightly different coloration and printing quality, which can be seen a bit on that picture, it is quite obvious when comparing both cardbacks for a same character.

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


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