I love the “inside baseball” stuff. Here is a look at what goes in to making an action figure variant cover, thanks to Titan Comics for sending it over. This is the Robotech #2 Minmei Action Figure Variant going through the design process.
Overlaid mock-up of the cover using the “packaging” design from the Rick Hunter AF variant for issue #1.
And here is the final version which has already been solicited of the Rick Hunter AF variant.