This fits here as well as anywhere I guess, though if it needs to be elsewhere, that's cool.
This question came to mind today when I saw the GI Joe carded figures for the first time at Walmart. Ignoring for a moment that this appears to be wave 5 yet is the first to arrive, when I looked at them I couldn't help but notice a similarity of sorts to the vintage Star Wars cards and their most modern counterpart, the POTF2 bubbles/cards. I have to say, this is easily my favorite look as it's so clean and simple. I really dig the card being mostly bare and graphics easy to see. They weren't overly cluttered either with a bunch of stuff, just simple. And the simple, small bubble holding the figure and a few accessories was very visually appealing to me.
I couldn't help but think I'd really like to see that style of cardback/bubble make a comeback. Yup, it would largely mean the end of pack-ins like stands or larger accessories (Yoda/Kybuck would be impossible) or heaven forbid, coins (wait, they did that in POTF) but I think I could live with that. What about you, what combination was your favorite?