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Re-production Cards
   Some common flaws
  • wrong fonts
  • spacing between words
  • spacing in details
  • rounded corners
  • non-mint cars inside
  • wong era car for BP
  • glued on blister
 Over time, as the resale value of carded cars rises, more and more of these re-production Blister Packs are being seen. Many times they are knowingly (or unknowingly) misrepresented as originals for sale.

 Below are examples of some that have been seen. Generally the cuts of the cards, fonts, spacing and logos will have flaws. The orginals were heat sealed at the factory, while these would have to be glued on.

 While documenting some of these for education is good, not all flaws will be pointed out here. The intent is not to give the re-producers a guide as to what to change in their next versions.

 Many times, when they figure out there is a flaw that is hurting their sales, a price sticker will be used to cover up that area. Original price stickers many times include the store name, while these newer coverups generally do not.
Armed with only a little knowledge of the orginals and some of the fakes, no one should be fooled.

Fake 69U-A Cheetah Card
   Type 69U-FA   Fake Cheetah Card
  • 16 Car back w/Cheetah
  • Paper Insert (No Wheel Slot)
  • Ribbed Blister
  • Folded Tab Button
  • Printed in U.S.A.

Type 68U-FA   Mattel Club Card
   Type 68U-FA   Mattel Card
  • 16 Car back w/Cheetah
  • Paper Insert (No Wheel Slot)
  • Ribbed Blister
  • Folded Tab Button
  • Printed in U.S.A.
Although printed in the USA, this card was used for both US and HK castings.

Type 68H-FC   Grand Prix Series Card
   Type 68H-FC   Grand Prix Series Card
  • 16 Car back w/Python
  • Paper Insert (Wheel Slot)
  • Smooth Blister
  • Folded Tab Button
  • VOLKSWAGEN
  • Printed in Hong Kong
  • USA and Hong Kong Cars
White Paper Insert

Type 68H-FD   Euro Series Card
   Type 68H-FD   Python Card
  • 16 Car back w/Python
  • Paper Insert (Wheel Slot)
  • Smooth Blister
  • Folded Tab Button
  • Large punch hole
  • Volkswagen
  • Printed in Hong Kong
  • USA and Hong Kong Cars
White Paper Insert

Type 68H-FE   Spoilers Card
   Type 68H-FE   Python Card
  • 16 Car back w/Python
  • Paper Insert (Wheel Slot)
  • Smooth Blister
  • Folded Tab Button
  • Large punch hole
  • Volkswagen
  • Rear "Made & Printed in HK" sticker
  • Printed in Hong Kong
  • USA and Hong Kong Cars
White Paper Insert

Type 68H-FF   Mongoose vs Snake Card
   Type 68H-FF   Python Card
  • 16 Car back w/Python
  • Paper Insert (Wheel Slot)
  • Smooth Blister
  • Folded Tab Button
  • Large punch hole
  • Volkswagen
  • Printed in Hong Kong
  • Optional Ed Roth Stickers
  • Hong Kong Cars Only
White and Green Paper inserts

Type 68H-FG   Heavy Weights Card
   Type 68H-FG   Python Card
  • 16 Car back w/Python
  • No Paper Insert
  • Smooth Blister
  • Folded Tab Button
  • Printed in Hong Kong
  • Optional Ed Roth Stickers
  • Hong Kong Cars Only
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Common to all 1968 HK cards
"Mattel, Inc. Toymakers" Logo
Copyright 1967

Button Tab Blister
Introduced in 1968 although print date says 1967
This is the classic "California Custom" package style with the Hot Wheels name in a flame logo.

Notes
Ed Roth stickers: Added to the Python carded Beatnik Bandits for legalreasons.
Some of these stickers show up on non-Bandit casting BPs.

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