1986 Zandar: Zartan's Brother
Includes: barbed projectile gun with scope, grenade-adorned quiver
The 1986 file card can be seen above. The 1987 file card can be seen below. Differences include shorter hair, less face paint, and no shoulder armor.
Back in 2013, we discovered that the 1986 Milton Bradley "Live the Adventure" board game featured a Zarana painting that was much different than the revised painting used on her retail packaging (visit the Zarana page to see more!). We also pointed out that the line art from the 1988 international licensing guide featured earlier versions of Zandar and Zarana (with dragon tattoos, bare shoulders, and more!). In 2020, when we were pointing out the Zandar file card variation (seen above) to the community, Oriol Roig reached out with more info. It turns out the 1987 US release file card variant is actually just a cropped image from the original Zandar painting! We had not seen Zandar's original painting until this moment, when Oriol Roig shared scans of the Spanish cardbacks. These Spanish cards featured the revised paintings that we received in the US on the front, but on the back, the cross-sell thumbnail images show Zandar and Zarana's original paintings! (see below)
Spanish card scans courtesy of Oriol Roig.