1993 Cardbacks

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1993 was the first year that the main line of G.I. Joe action figures was re-branded as the Battle Corps sub-group. From this point untill the end of 1994 all G.I. Joe action figures were members of a specialized sub-group.

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Battle Corps

An example of the G.I.Joe version of the 1993 Battle Corps cardback.

The basic Battle Corps line from 1993 came avalible on either blue G.I. Joe or red Cobra cardbacks featuring an array of lasers.

  • The Joe cardback features the basic Battle Corps design.
  • The backs for the Joe and Cobra cardbacks are identical and will be provided here as a single file.

File:93 JoeBattlecorps Front.psd

  • Required fonts for the front of the 1993 G.I. Joe Battle Corps cardback are as fallows:
    • Arial
    • Arial Bold
    • Arial Black

File:93 Battlecorps Back.psd

  • Required fonts for the back of the 1993 G.I. Joe Battle Corps cardback are as fallows:
    • Arial
    • Arial Black
    • Teletype
  • The backs for the Joe and Cobra cardbacks are identical. Use the above 93_Battlecorps_Back.psd for the back of this cardback.

File:93 CobraBattlecorps Front.psd

  • Required fonts for the front of the 1993 G.I. Joe Battle Corps cardback are as fallows:
    • Arial
    • Arial Bold
    • Arial Black


Mega Marines

An example of the 1993 G.I.Joe Mega Marines cardback.

The Mega Marines were offered as part of two lines, Mega Marines and Mega Monsters. The cardbacks not only differed in design but also in size with the Mega Monster figures coming on the larger cardbacks and the Mega Marines on "Premium" format cards like the DEF, Eco Warriors, and Star Brigade Armor-tech lines.

Standard

  • These cardbacks feature a swirling green "Blast" background.
  • The front of this cardback is 260 dpi to allow for sizes restrictions instead of the standard 300 dpi of most of the cardbacks.
  • This cardback features the Mega Marines logo, which differs from the similat Mega Monsters logo.

File:93 MegaMarines Front.psd

  • Required fonts for the front of the 1993 Mega Marines cardback are as fallows:
    • Arial
    • Arial Bold
    • Arial Black

File:93 MegaMarines Back.psd

  • Required fonts for the back of the 1993 Mega Marines cardback are as fallows:
    • Arial
    • Arial Black
    • Teletype

Mega Monsters

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Star Brigade

1993 was the first year for Star Brigade and featured two distinct lines, Standard and Armor-Tech. The cardbacks not only differed in design but also in size with the Armor-Tech figures coming on the larger "Premium" format cards like the DEF, Eco Warriors, and Mega Marines lines.

An example of the "Standard" 1993 Star Brigade cardbacks.

Standard

  • These cardbacks feature the standard space background as all Star Brigade packaging.
  • The art work for on the front of the cardback is the same regardless of what figure is being presented. This Artwork features Payload and and Astro-Viper.
  • To make a Cobra Star Brigade cardback, simply add the "COBRA.. THE ENEMY" logo to the cardback in the name box on the front.
  • The front of the Star Brigade cardback has been resized from the standard 300 dpi to 192 dpi due to file size restrictions.

File:93 StarBrigade Front.psd

  • Required fonts for the front of the 1993 Mega Marines cardback are as fallows:
    • Arial
    • Arial Bold
    • Arial Black

File:93 StarBrigade Back.psd

  • Required fonts for the back of the 1993 Mega Marines cardback are as fallows:
    • Arial
    • Arial Black
    • Teletype

Armor-Tech

  • These cardbacks feature the standard space background as all Star Brigade packaging.
  • Unlike the standard 1993 Star Brigade cardbacks, the Armor-Tech cardbacks featured individual charecter are, but only from the waist up.


Street Fighter II

An example of a 1993 Street Fighter II G.I. Joe cardback.
  • Street Fighter II was a licenced Capcom property and has been produced by many other toy companies.
  • The front of the Street Fighter II cardback features the photoshop "white layer trick".
  • The front of the Street Fighter II cardback has been resized from the standard 300 dpi to 212 dpi due to file size restrictions.

File:93 Streetfigther Front.psd

  • Required fonts for the front of the 1993 Street Fighter II cardback are as fallows:
    • Arial
    • Arial Bold
    • Arial Black

File:93 Streetfigther Back.psd

  • Required fonts for the back of the 1993 Street Fighter II cardback are as fallows:
    • Arial
    • Arial Black
    • Teletype
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