SCOUT 2 BOXES
There are some box front differences on these Scout 2 boxes.
The top one above (which I believe is the later issue) has also a somewhat thinner cardboard, and oddly enough a sharper printing quality to the box illustration - qualities which first made me ponder whether it was a very good repro box.
You can notice the difference in the picture quality for instance on the "A706" code on the side of Scout 2; on the (earlier in my opinion) box version with the more blurred image is looks almost like "A705".
But then there's that "Made in Hong Kong" which has travelled from the long side .......
.....onto one end of the box, below left. Additionally, on the left box below, the Century 21 logo does not touch the horizontal blue bar with SCOUT 2 on it, as it does on the other (presumed earlier) version.
Actually the one missing "Made in Hong Kong" on the side, above left, has a longer text "Made in Hong Kong for Century 21 Toys Limited" on one end of the box. I wonder if this pertains to all three Scouts?
END FLAPS OF ALL SCOUT BOXES
Here are pictures of all box variants across all three Scouts that I found on the Blog or in my own collection. A short explanation:
V1 = 1-line text CENTURY 21 TOYS LIMITED on end flap
V2 = 2-line text MADE IN HONG KONG for CENTURY 21 TOYS LIMITED
V3 = 2-line text MADE IN HONG KONG FOR CENTURY 21 TOYS LIMITED (all in bold, different colour scheme)
We are missing (at least) Scout 3 box version 1.