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WORLD OF SPRINGFIELD VARIATIONS
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Did You Notice These Variations ?

Many toy producers make variations to figures during the mass production phases.  Playmates has made several of these variations to the World of Springfield line of figures.

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SERIES 1 FIGURES:

SERIES 1 FIRST RELEASE             SERIES 1 SECOND RELEASE














Notice how The Simpsons logo on the card and hang hole are moved over to the right a few inches after the first release.  The hang hole was moved to provide an even balance to the figure when hanging on pegs.  Also, the Playmates logo has decreased in size.  This variation occured on all Series 1 figures.  Every series from Series 1 on has used the same format as this second release.  Because of this, the very few first released version figures from Series 1 as seen above have become increasingly difficult to find.

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SERIES 2 VARIATION:


NED FLANDERS and SUNDAY BEST BART









Notice how the first released figures of Series 2 Ned Flanders and Sunday Best Bart had stickers on their book accessories.  The book that came with Ned had the words "GOOD BOOK" on it while Bart's had "HYMNS" on it.  It seems that Playmates saved a few cents by keeping these books blank on their second releases.

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CELEBRITY SERIES 1 VARIATION:

HERB POWELL and TROY MCCLURE













Notice how the accesories shifted positions in the packaging on the Herb Powell and Troy McClure celebrity figures.  We are not sure why Playmates made this switch other than it must have been easier to package them this way.

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