There was a discussion from a couple of our readers in another article stating that The Black Series 6-Inch Archive figures were arriving with and without taped bubbles, so I checked to see which I had and I had both.
According to the date stamps, the earlier date stamp of 83091 (bought at Target) has taped bubbles. The cards with a later date stamp of 83172 (bought from Entertainment Earth) does not have taped bubbles.
So what does this mean? If your a opener nothing. But if your not and like to display these the non-taped cards do look much better. Above is a quick side-by-side photo.