1986 Cardbacks

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The 1986 G.I. Joe cardbacks only featured one core 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

Standard 1986 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 cardbacks.


File:86 Standard.psd

  • Required fonts for the back of the 1986 G.I. Joe cardback are as fallows:
    • Arial
    • Arial Black


File:86 Standard Back.psd

  • Required fonts for the back of the 1986 G.I. Joe cardback are as fallows:
    • Arial
    • Teletype


Battle Ribbons

The Battle Ribbons Promotion paired each figure with one free Battle Ribbon. Like real life service ribbons, each G.I. Joe Battle Ribbon corrisponds to a fictional battle or service award in the G.I. Joe universe. These cardbacks featured a sticker identifing the promotion in the lower left hand cornor of the cardback over the top of the "Swivel Arm Battle Grip" lable.


The Fridge Promotion

The Fridge Promotion allowed particeapents to mail away for an exclusive William "The Refridgeirator" Perry G.I. Joe Action Figure. The Fridge Promotional sticker would be added in the lower left hand cornor over the top of the "Swivel Arm Battle Grip" lable. This promotion actually took place in 1987, but many of the figures were from the 1986 line and featured the 1986 style cardback (front) with the addition of the new promotion sticker.

  • To create this simply turn on the Fridge Promotion layer in the .psd file.
  • The back of these cardbacks should use the back from the standard 19867 cardbacks. Found here:File:87 Standard Back.psd

Body Transfer Promotion

The rules for the Body Transfer Promotion are the exsact same as the Fridge Promotion, but only would have been on 1986 year figures.

  • 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 1986 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 1986 line and featured the 1986 style cardback (front).

  • 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.


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 standard cardback back from the top of this page.
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