1985 Cardbacks

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The 1985 G.I. Joe cardbacks only featured the "Classic" RAH design, but could feature multiple configureations depenting on weather the figure was from the 85 or 86 lines and what promotions were being used.

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Standard Cardbacks

An example of a 1985 G.I.Joe cardback with swivel arm battle grip label.

Standard 1985 Cardbacks will feature the 1982 1/2 "Swivel Arm Battle Grip" lable in the bottom left hand cornor of the cardback. This lable is removed on both of the 1986 promotional sticker cardbacks.

  • The Front of the 1985 Cardback features the Photoshop "White Layer Trick", you will need to turn off this layer once you have downloaded the file, it will be the top layer and it will be solid white.
  • To make the cardback a Cobra cardback, make sure that the Cobra Logo layer is turned on and that the Real American Hero layer is turned off.


File:85 Standard.psd

  • Required fonts for the Front of the 1985 G.I. Joe cardback are as fallows:
    • Arial
    • Arial Bold
    • Arail Black


File:85 Standard Back.psd

  • Required fonts for the Back of the 1985 G.I. Joe cardback are as fallows:
    • Arial
    • Arial Bold
    • Arail Black
    • Teletype


Tripple Win Promotion

This promotion featured a Triple Win Game Promotional sticker on the front of the cardback and an additional text box on the back of the cardback. This promotion featured only 1985 figures.

  • To create this cardback turn on the Triple Win Promotion layer and turn off the Swivel Arm Battle Grip layer in the .psd file on the carback front.
  • Also turn on the Triple Win Text layer on back of the cardback's .psd file.

1985 Figures in 1986

It was not unusual for Hasbro to continue to make figures avalible for 2 yeas instead of one. Accordingly many of the figures from 1985 were still being sold domesticly in 1986. Storm Shadow was also avalible this way accoring to the back of the 1986 cardbacks. The figures featured new 1986 backs to the cardback, but all of the artwork on the front was still the 1985 (or older) artwork.

  • To create one of these cardbacks, simply use an older cardback front from the 1985 or 1984 templates page and use the File:86 Standard Back.psd from the 1986 Cardback Template page.


Body Transfer Promotion

This promotion was run in 1986. The Body Transfer Promotonal cardbacks would have been avalible on a number of 1985 seires figures that were still being produced in 1986.

  • To create this simply turn on the Body Transfer Promotion layer and turn of the Swivel Arm Battle Grip layer in the .psd file.
  • The back of these cardbacks had no changes from the standard 1985 cardbacks excelpt for the addition of the promo sticker.
  • Use the File:86 Standard Back.psd templete for the back of any of these cardbacks.


Sgt. Slaughter Promotion

The Sgt. Slaughter Promotion allowed particeapents to mail away for an exclusive Sgt. Slaughter G.I. Joe Action Figure. The front of these cardbacks were the same as the standard cardback with a small change. The Sgt. Slaughter Promotion logo would be added in the lower left hand cornor and the "Swivel Arm Battle Grip" lable would be removed. This promotion actually took place from 1985-1989, but many of the figures were from the 1985 line and featured the 1985 style cardback (front) and 1986 stlye cardback (back).

  • To create this simply turn on the Sgt. Slaughter Promotion layer and turn of the Swivel Arm Battle Grip layer in the .psd file.
  • The back of these cardbacks had no changes from the standard cardbacks regardless of year.
  • Sgt. Slaughter was avalible off and on in this form from 1985-1989 according to yojoe.com.
  • Use the File:86 Standard Back.psd templete for the back of any of these cardbacks.

Listen and Fun

Listen and Fun Tripwire was a one time figure featuring an audio casset with a G.I. Joe story. This cardback was much larger then normal Joe cardbacks and laid out very differently. Other Listen and fun toy/tape sets included The Transformers and My little pony.

This cardback is not currently avalible becuse of the size. It maybe avalible in the future sometime.

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