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James Bond Archives, 2015 Edition (Rittenhouse, 2015)

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June 26, 2015, 04:41 PM
Don Norton
James Bond Archives, 2015 Edition (Rittenhouse, 2015)
Nobody has posted on this yet?I got my first box last week but was away for a few days. Got my second box today. Here's what was inside boxes 0780 and 4700.

Each box contained:
1 complete set of Quantum of Solace
37 extra base cards
1 Gold parallel of Quantum of Solace

4 Retro Spy Who Loved Me
4 Retro You Only Live Twice
4 GoldenEye Color retro cards
1 Gold parallel GoldenEye card

1 Skyfall card, I got DL22 and DL25

My 4 autographs:
Colin Stinton A239
Jeremy Bulloch Full Bleed VL
Caroline Bliss A263 L
Dolph Lundgren A271 VL

A nicely done base set, the retro cards are too scarce, it will be almost impossible for most collectors to complete these. It would be nice to include a retro card in each pack, at least. Happy with my autographs, like h Lundgren best.
June 26, 2015, 04:51 PM
wolfie
I think your box break down perfectly shows up why there have been no box breakdowns.

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June 26, 2015, 05:53 PM
Raven
quote:
Originally posted by wolfie:
I think your box break down perfectly shows up why there have been no box breakdowns.


You're right, this is not a product that will do much in an AVERAGE box. Nevertheless I did buy one box only, just to give it the old try at hitting a good autograph card. I did not, but that is the chance you take.

Got DL25 and 2 gold, 16 and 98, from Goldeneye and QOS, along with 8 retros, 4 each from YOLT and TSWLM. Don't care for these B/W sets. I know they are retros, but the films were made in color.

The two autographs were Anthony Forrest and Rachel Grant, Bomb Disposable Officer and Peaceful Fountains of Desire. Can't recall either one. Big Grin
June 26, 2015, 10:16 PM
Chris Cline
I got a case and yes i got a Roger Moore. But that was it no compete sets other then the base set. This is the last case of Bond i will ever buy

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Ok 1 more pack then I'am done...no really..wait how many are left in that box?

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June 27, 2015, 03:26 AM
X
quote:
Originally posted by Chris Cline:
I got a case and yes i got a Roger Moore. But that was it no compete sets other then the base set. This is the last case of Bond i will ever buy


Well done on the Moore, cool card, but everyone knew the odds going in and that 12 boxes would yield...
- 48 of 78 You Only Live Twice throwbacks cards
- 48 of 93 The Spy Who Loved Me throwback cards
- 48 of 102 GoldenEye throwback cards
- 12 of 14 Skyfall expansion cards
- 12 of 90 Quantum of Solace Gold parallel cards
- 12 of 102 GoldnEye Gold parallel cards

You were never going to make any sets with just one case, so if that was one of your main criteria, why did you buy it? Confused
June 27, 2015, 09:46 AM
Chris Cline
I wanted a Christopher Lee and maybe a few others autos I needed. A friend bought a case as well and we still dont have sets of anything but the base set and 1 skyfall set. $1400 should get us at least one set.

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June 27, 2015, 09:54 AM
wolfie
quote:
Originally posted by Chris Cline:

$1400 should get us at least one set.



That just about sums up the state the hobby has got itself into. A few years ago it would have been unthinkable that this situation could exist.

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June 27, 2015, 10:51 AM
hammer
quote:
Originally posted by wolfie:
quote:
Originally posted by Chris Cline:

$1400 should get us at least one set.



That just about sums up the state the hobby has got itself into. A few years ago it would have been unthinkable that this situation could exist.


Wolfe, is that why you stopped spending more than £5 on a set ? Big Grin
June 27, 2015, 12:06 PM
X
Well, there are dealers on eBay, and off eBay, selling "sets"/mini-masters (base, ALL 3 throwback sets, Skyfall updates, and case card) for under $250-$300.

Throw in a Christopher Lee bought on the secondary market, and more than few other cards you might like, and I think it's pretty fair to say you can "put a set together" for A LOT less than $1400.

If you wanna gamble on sealed product, you have to be prepared to take the case that doesn't have the biggest hit. If it's about value for money, just buy what you want for so much less.
June 28, 2015, 11:08 AM
anthonyd
Anyone know if all the Spy Who Loved Me throwback cards are in black and white?

I've seen some sets go for $73 or so online.
June 28, 2015, 03:23 PM
X
All TSWLM throwback cards are black and white anthonyd
June 28, 2015, 08:39 PM
Will
quote:
Originally posted by X:
Well, there are dealers on eBay, and off eBay, selling "sets"/mini-masters (base, ALL 3 throwback sets, Skyfall updates, and case card) for under $250-$300.


I went with a mini-master set for this release, as I found that I was paying too much for boxes and packs with the 2014 Archives release, but making very little headway on completing the retro sets. I figure this way I get all the main cards I want and can spend more time searching for autographs. Money-wise, I will probably come out about the same, but without a stack of duplicate base cards that I will never be able to turn into those $2.00 sets.
June 30, 2015, 02:47 PM
Thush
Opened a couple of boxes of this. My first box opening in a long time.

Definitely pleased with what I got out of both boxes.

Maud Adams full bleed (VL)
Shame Rimmer 40th (L)

and

Yvonne Shima full bleed (EL)
Christopher Neame 40th

Not my favourite Bond film by a long way, but a nice card set nonetheless.
July 02, 2015, 07:57 PM
X
Great way to smash the odds on the EL & VL autos Thush!
July 05, 2015, 07:15 AM
Curler
I opened box 0375, and here is what it had inside:

1 base set
1 Quantum of Solace gold parallel
4 You Only Live Twice throwback set
4 The Spy Who Loved Me throwback set
4 Goldeneye cards
1 Goldeneye gold parallel
1 Skyfall expansion, #84 Heroes & Villains
Autograph card A260 Carl McCrystal
Autograph card Yvonne Shima (EL)

I was pleased to beat the odds and pull an extremely limited autograph card out of that box.
July 06, 2015, 01:16 PM
MILLHOUSE
Hi millhouse here I got 2 cases of this product and got the following

1) a complete set of the skyfull expansion set(10 spare cards)

2) YOLT throwback set need 7 cards to finish set

3) TSWLM throwback set need 36 cards to finish set

4) Goldeneye throw back set need 36 cards to finish set

5) Autograph highlights from 2 cases

1) Christopher Lee

2) Roger Moore

3) Joe Don Baker

4) Dolph Lundgren

5) Nadja Regin

6) Maud Adams

7) Caroline Munro

8) Maryam d'Abo

6) this is where is get's kind of strange. According to the rittenhouse web site you are ment to get 1 QOS gold parallel card and 1 Goldeneye gold parallel per box then why is it that I ended up with 48 Goldeneye gold parallel cards from my 2 cases

From a very bemused millhouse
July 15, 2015, 06:00 PM
Dave Moulder
opened a case and pulled this very disappoint lot of autographs. Not 1 EL auto in the whole case. It would have been cheaper to buy this stuff on e-bay piecemeal and I wouldn't have any stuff I didn't want.

Dave

A239 Colin Stinton as Greenwalt in Tomorrow Never Dies

A259 Christopher Bowen as Commander Richard Day in Tomorrow Never Dies

A260 Carl McCrystal as Trukhin in The World Is Not Enough

A262 Jesper Christensen as Mr. White in Quantum of Solace Limited

A263 Caroline Bliss as Moneypenny in The Living Daylights Limited

A264 Joni Flynn as Octopussy Girl in Octopussy

(2) A272 Stanley Morgan as Concierge in Dr. No Limited

A274 Brendan O'Hea as Forensics Tech in Quantum of Solace Limited

A275 Anthony Forrest as Bomb Disposal Officer in The Spy Who Loved Me

A282 David Harbour as Gregg Beam in Quantum of Solace Limited

Joe Don Baker as Jack Wade in GoldenEye (Full Bleed) Very Limited

Halle Berry as Jinx in Die Another Day (Full Bleed) Very Limited

Karin Dor as Helga Brandt in You Only Live Twice (Full Bleed) Very Limited

Philip Voss as Auctioneer in Octopussy (Full Bleed) Limited

Nicholas Woodeson as Dr. Hall in Skyfall (Full Bleed) Limited

Joie Chitwood as Charlie in Live And Let Die (Full Bleed) Limited

Bill Buckhurst as Ronson in Skyfall (Full Bleed) Limited

Milorad Kapor as Silva's Henchman in Skyfall (Full Bleed) Limited


David Hedison as Felix Leiter in Live And Let Die (Full Bleed) Limited

John Wyman as Eric Kreigler in For Your Eyes Only (Full Bleed) Limited

Maryam d'Abo as Kara Milovy in The Living Daylights (Full Bleed) Limited

Alkis Kritikos as Santos in For Your Eyes Only (Full Bleed) Limited

Samantha Bond as Miss Moneypenney in GoldenEye (Full Bleed) Limited

Got the correct amount of all the chase cards and parallels.
July 20, 2015, 07:10 PM
Curler
I picked up another box while on vacation last week. It was box #7353. Here is what it had inside:

4 You Only Live Twice cards
4 The Spy Who Loved Me cards
4 Goldeneye cards
1 gold Goldeneye parallel
1 gold Quantum of Solace parallel
1 Skyfall expansion card, DL21
Autograph A277 Rufus Wright (limited)
Autograph David Hedison (limited)

My Quantum of Solace gold parallel card was numbered 007/125. Smile
July 20, 2015, 09:42 PM
Batman
Your good luck continues Curler! Must be all the good luck from
us rubbing off on you LOL! Big Grin (or the Kilt Girls)!

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July 21, 2015, 02:23 AM
hammer
quote:
Originally posted by Batman:
Your good luck continues Curler! Must be all the good luck from
us rubbing off on you LOL! Big Grin (or the Kilt Girls)!


I have never rubbed off on curler!