Print variations in chinese 4th BB Uncommons

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Print variations in chinese 4th BB Uncommons

Post by mmgun » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:43 pm

It was mentioned earlier, that Killer Bees and Carrion Ants have variations in the alignment of their Power/Toughness.
I recently found more of these issues in the set, so i want to find out, how many exist at all. Only uncommons seem to be affected.
If you have a lot of chinese 4th BB uncommons, please check if you find more of these variations:

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Additionally i found a picture of 4th BB Uthden Troll with a white dot next to the 2/2. Can anyone confirm, this variation exists ? So far i just own regular versions.

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Post by berkumps » Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:14 pm

I just opened 2 boxes of T-C 4th starter decks. I'll check when I'm home.

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Post by cataclysm80 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:33 pm

How very odd. One has a smaller font for power & toughness. Must have been printed with a different printing plate. Either the first was in error and was corrected or it broke and was replaced?

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Post by l0qii » Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:39 pm

I opened several boxes of starters years ago. All my uncommons are of the variation on the left, and none of my trolls have dots.

This means these are variations between multiple print runs. Has anyone opened any booster boxes? I have only ever seen starters.

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Post by mmgun » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:16 pm

berkumps wrote:I just opened 2 boxes of T-C 4th starter decks. I'll check when I'm home.
No more godpack opening youtube videos this time ? :-(

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Post by berkumps » Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:03 pm

mmgun wrote:
berkumps wrote:I just opened 2 boxes of T-C 4th starter decks. I'll check when I'm home.
No more godpack opening youtube videos this time ? :-(
Nope, just normal collation in these starters :(

On another note, I posted previously about receiving Killer Bees artist proofs with both variations, so not sure how this happens.

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Post by Neuron » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:28 pm

Weird. The only explanation seems to be two printing plates that worked simultaneously. If someone was under time pressure, this would make sense. On the other hand, building up two printing presses would have elevated the production costs a lot.
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Post by cataclysm80 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:56 am

Well, we've seen from the card design research that these were designed before Japanese, but not released until afterward. Maybe they used two presses because they were behind schedule?

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Post by berkumps » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:08 pm

If this were the case, then I guess artist proofs were produced through both means as well.

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Post by berkumps » Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:23 am

I found all the variations pictured above (although I didn't get a regular balloon brigade). I also found Osai Vultures not pictured above:

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And I found both versions of the Troll, although I think they came from separate boxes:

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Post by mmgun » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:41 am

Very cool finds, Mark ! Now i need to find those as well. You dont happen to have spare ones ?

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Post by berkumps » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:03 am

I just opened a Carrion Ants with tiny P/T in a T-C 4th booster pack, so I've got it from both boosters and starters.

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Post by mmgun » Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:52 pm

If by any chance you have a spare Troll with "Dot" , this is very hard to come by, because most people think i am crazy when i ask them to check for that dot )-:

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Post by mystical_tutor » Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:34 pm

Can't add much. All of my extra UC (collection binder not available atm) have the large P/T--same as commons and rares
Air Elemental (2)
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Post by mystical_tutor » Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:27 am

Happens every time. As soon as I open my mouth it all changes.

Got a AP of the Killer Bees today with the small p/t on them so add one more to the list.

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