In looking at the new Blue cards I noticed that the gloss is gone, the cards are a bit less sturdy, they have more stress marks and the cards tend to warp easier (or there are just more warped cards).
This means bad news for MOMC collectors. Especially since these problems tend to work WITH eachother. Here's how I see it:
Thin (CHEAP) cards tend to bend, stress, warp easier.
Dull cards tend to make it more difficult to detect stress lines.
So it becomes much more difficult to find MOMC figures. I finally noticed stress marks on 3 of my figures that I had not noticed before.
So there you have it, yet another reason to give up my obsessive-compulsive need to be a completist!
Though I miss it desperatly! I still cannot justify spending good money on figures like pop-up Padme' Laura Croft.