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    how many figures were made without a j hook on the back of the packaging

    all my figures are sealed away in boxes so i cant confirm. but im looking to hang them up in a few weeks and in order to do so will have to order some of the protective cases. im hanging all my figures on pegs since i have so many and i know the first few figures didnt have hooks to hang them by. im not interested in the cases for protection, only for the ability to hang them so i only want to order the minimum i need. im sure someone here knows.

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    I have all of my figures hanging using the J hooks, but some of them are reissues like He-man and Skeletor.
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    all of mine are first issues. i know heman and beastman dont have one but not sure how many were made after that

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    I've never seen any without them....they should all have them unless the factory forgot to put one on.
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    Classic is correct, the original run Beast Man and He-Man do not have j-hooks on the package. The first figure to have this was the original run Skeletor. I have been a collector since day 1 and have all original runs of every figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csc0709 View Post
    Classic is correct, the original run Beast Man and He-Man do not have j-hooks on the package. The first figure to have this was the original run Skeletor. I have been a collector since day 1 and have all original runs of every figure.
    Not completely true. My Beast Man bought on Dec 2008 had the hook and I know that some He-Men from Dec 2008 also has the hook, while mine did not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csc0709 View Post
    Classic is correct, the original run Beast Man and He-Man do not have j-hooks on the package. The first figure to have this was the original run Skeletor. I have been a collector since day 1 and have all original runs of every figure.
    so are these the only two than? i think skeletor was the third figure to come out, i just thought there was at least five or so but i guess not

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    Quote Originally Posted by classic View Post
    so are these the only two than? i think skeletor was the third figure to come out, i just thought there was at least five or so but i guess not
    You're probably thinking about the mailers or something....I think He-Ro was the first to get one....not sure, but I think so....

    I've seen original Skeletor card backs....with the original bio....and they had the hooks. I've also seen red eye He-Man and Beast Man card backs from the first run wit the hooks....they must have hit and miss on those two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowfall1976 View Post
    You're probably thinking about the mailers or something....I think He-Ro was the first to get one....not sure, but I think so....

    I've seen original Skeletor card backs....with the original bio....and they had the hooks. I've also seen red eye He-Man and Beast Man card backs from the first run wit the hooks....they must have hit and miss on those two.

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    Yes the very first Beast mans and He-mans do not have j hooks. Even toward the end of their 43? day sale, they began to ship w/ hooks in place. I've never seen another figure w/o one.

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    I ordered He-man and beastman on day one and mine came with hooks. I think it was a hit or miss thing from the start.

    Quote Originally Posted by SpoonSOS View Post
    Yes the very first Beast mans and He-mans do not have j hooks. Even toward the end of their 43? day sale, they began to ship w/ hooks in place. I've never seen another figure w/o one.

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    My first issue Beastman has one, but my first issue He-man does not.

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    Been a buyer since day 1, the very first issue He-Man and Beast Man were the only ones without the Jhooks.

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    I seem to recall Mattel mentioning that half-way-ish through the run they started adding them, so some from og issue have and some do not. I bought two of each and only one of my Beastman had a hook, neither He-man did.

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    Me and a buddy ordered together on the first day of sale and neither of ours had hooks. Another friend ordered two weeks later and his did.

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