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  • #2273

    Mark
    Participant

    Hello ,
    Just a quick heads up .
    YoYo Bear fruit treats for children are giving away a card with each pack .
    I believe the set consists of 20 .

    More info on line .

    In fact YoYo Bear seems to be quite an issuer of cards .

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    #2280
    Sam Whiting
    Sam Whiting
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    I saw some of these for sale in my local Subway and wondered what they were! Thanks for flagging mate. My only issue is I’ll be the size of a house if I keep buying sweets to get cards 🙂 I would complain about drinking Sailor Jerry to see the labels but if I’m honest it’s not a chore!

    #6259

    Glyn Roberts
    Participant

    This was “Around the World” set of 80 cards. Since then (2015) the Super Species set of 105 + 10 silver foil cards (115 in total) has been issued and is in the shops now but is being replaced by another set.
    This other set has been seen (Jan 2016) called “Time Travel Adventure” – another set of 80 to collect.

    #6264
    Sam Whiting
    Sam Whiting
    Keymaster

    Does anyone have any images of the cards they can share please? I haven’t seen one yet that’s all!

    Cheers,
    Sam

    #6659

    Mark
    Participant

    Sam , slightly late . Apologies .

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    #6665
    Sam Whiting
    Sam Whiting
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    Hi Mark,

    Thanks for posting the images! I’ll make sure John Cahill has sight of them for tracking new issues. What do the cards measure btw?

    Thanks,
    Sam

    #6669

    Mark
    Participant

    Hi Sam ,

    I’m unsure what series the cards are from , i think they might be the Super Species / Species School set .
    The packs are in the other house . :–(

    Lovely cards for Master H .

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    #9119

    john cotton
    Participant

    yoyo bear, has been a prolific issuer of cards since around 2010.
    it seems to be a trend, with other companies, such as Whitworth nuts, and Fruit Bowl, all of producers of packs of small healthy packs, of fruit segments, yogurt coated fruits, and nuts, intended to put into childrens lunch boxes.
    yoyo bear, first issued a set of 75 animal families cards, with cartoon images of various animal families on the obverse, and factual information on the reverse.
    this was followed by a second set of 55 cards, titled forest games, which in fact, was really a continuation series of the animal families, and the numbering from card number 76 upwards.
    these early cards are exceedingly difficult to obtain nowadays, and as soon as one appears on a very popular auction site, readily snapped up fast.
    the third set of 121 cards, were the Bear facts cards, with general natural history topics, and followed by a fourth set of Around the world, an d treasure cards, consisting of 120 cards for the set,
    the firth set issued was of animal species/extinct species, with 115 cards in the set,
    the sixth set was the time travel/future travel, in which political correctness, really caused havoc with this set, the full set consists of 100 cards, but there are at least 30 varieties to collect, some cards having three different variations.
    this set too, was highly collectable, and some cards on the popular auction site, commanded high prices, an d I having sold some duplicates, have received £20 for one card.
    the seventh set, is titled Spy adventure, with 75 cards, and at least 6 known variations.
    with this set, the collecting phase seems to have declined, with very little interest on the auction site.
    the current set, titled Space race, at the moment, consists of 50 cards, but around autumn time. YoYo bear, normally release new cards, so until mew cards are issued, not sure of how many the set will contain.
    there are already variations to collect, as some cards have on the revers, a diagram of the planets within our solar system, the rings around Neptune appearing more hotzontal, wgilst the corrected versins, have the rings more vertical

    #9120

    john cotton
    Participant

    as with the last article I posted about the YoYo bear cards, I mentioned similar cards have been issued with other healthy snacks for childrens lunch boxes, these being Whitworths nuts, and Fruit bowl
    the cards are slightly smaller than those included with YoYo bear.
    the cards issued with Whitworth nuts, consists of an odd number of 43 cards in the set, are all of human anatomy.
    Fruit bowl, in conjunction with national Geographic, issued a set of 48 wildlife cards/stickers.
    in the New issues of card world, this was erroneously listed as 53 card, but I understand as to how this count was given.
    this number was taken by the vacant spaces on the double sided poster, obtainable for the cards. on one side, space is for four different habitats, and each habitat having space for six cards..
    this give a space for 24 cards.
    on the opposite side , space is provided for 29 cards, so the count of 24 spaces and 29 spaces, add up to 53 spaces for cards,
    this set was poorly thought through, and very surprised that national geographic to let a poorly thought through collection, allowed to be issued.
    the wildlife depicted on the 48 cards, could be divided into four habitats, polar, marine, etc,. and this allowed the collector to put whichever of the twelve card for each habitat, into one of the six spaces on the poster for four habitats.
    the collector, was than able to on the reverse side, adhere any card of their choice in the 29 spaces provided.
    this set was so poorly conceived, that whatever card was placed onto the poster, no information was given to any card.
    the poster on the opposite side to the habitats, does include a list of animals, but this is not relevant to the cards issued, but just a height chart of animals within the animal kingdom
    in fact, the only information given, was at the back of the cards/stickers, once the backing was taken off, and discarded, and adhered to the poster, all information was lost.
    as with Panini cards/stickers, once the backing has been peeled off, these paper thin backings are discarded. the only option, is to retain a set, with backing and information, and to a young collector, trying to complete a poster, once finished, would not be able to find any factual information about the animals adhered to the poster!

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