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 The 30B card differs from the 30A variation in 3 ways. The Palitoy logo on the front of the card is larger than that on the 30A, and is of the same size as that on the 12-back. Next, the font used on the Ages 4 and over text on the top right hand corner on the front of the card is different between the 2 variations. Lastly, on the back of the card, it says Made in Hong Kong on the white border in the bottom right hand corner of the card. This card variation, and all card variations up until 45A were manufactured in Hong Kong at the Kader Industries factory by the Palitoy (Far East) Company Ltd and then shipped back assembled to the Coalville factory in the UK.







The original set of 10 ESB figures that appeared on the 30A card can also be found on the 30B variation, along with the second set of 11 ESB figures. This is despite the fact that the figures on the second of ESB figures do not feature on the back of the card! This suggests that the 30B variation came out after the 30A variation. The Dengar figure has still to be seen on this variation. The original set of 12 figures were also released on this card, but are very rare with only 1 or 2 known examples, mostly as opened cardbacks. Sand People is the only figure not seen on this card yet. From the second set of 8 Star Wars figures, Greedo and Snaggletooth are the figures which have not been seen yet. This gives the potential number of figures released on this card to be 41.



Leia Organa Bespin Gown reverts to her familiar full body shot and Luke Skywalker Bespin Outfit reverts to his gun drawn head and upper body shot on the front of the 30B cards. These are the pictures usually seen for these figures unlike on the 30A variation. This is the first card variation to feature the brown hair version of Luke Skywalker Bespin Outfit.



Single stemmed bubbles with a footplate were used on all figures on this card variation. The size of the bubbles varies to accommodate larger figures like IG-88 (Bounty Hunter) to smaller bubbles with a much longer stem like on Yoda.


It is possible to collect the first set of 10 figures that first came out on the 30A card variation on the 30B card variation as MOC and at least one Palitoy collector has achieved this. These figures are rare and expensive and it is another great achievement to have done this.


It is also possible to collect the second set of 10 figures (not including Dengar) as MOC and at least one Palitoy collector has also achieved this. Boba Fett is the rarest and most expensive of this set and it is another great achievement to have done this as well.







 
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