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I purchased two (2) three-packs which are made to look like the little variety cereal boxes in the supermarket.
Each box has two different images, one on each side.
Love the way this looks. Terrifically clever and well done.

Each box contained a see through package of approximately (sorry I didn't count) 25 base cards and one special card outside the cello package.

From my six packs of base cards I was one short of a first set and 14 short of a second.

My six chase (bonus whatever) cards were
1 magnet card (Zomb'a Crunch)
1 tattoo transfer card (Zomb'a Crunch)
3 black light cards (Eye Pops,Zomb'a Crunch, Frosted Freeks)
1 Sketch card by Joe Simko (pri-ty cool)

I'll be posting in the trade section to try to finish those two sets.
All in all, I really enjoyed these.

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The collation for this product is TERRIBLE! Haven't seen it this bad since Topp's Universal Monsters back in the early '90s. Fully a third of the cards in the 3-pack were doubles and/or triples. In my opinion, for $30 a pop, these are really overpriced unless the collation problems get fixed.

Out of a single 3-pack:

Only a partial set (21 dups)
x2 black light cards (identical: Frosted Freeks)
no chase/special in 3rd box

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Originally posted by aeolus14ummbra:
The collation for this product is TERRIBLE! Haven't seen it this bad since Topp's Universal Monsters back in the early '90s. Fully a third of the cards in the 3-pack were doubles and/or triples. In my opinion, for $30 a pop, these are really overpriced unless the collation problems get fixed.

Out of a single 3-pack:

Only a partial set (21 dups)
x2 black light cards (identical: Frosted Freeks)
no chase/special in 3rd box

Shake Head


Yikes! It sounds like you got a dud set. I have a 3-Pack that should be here in a day or so. I'll post my breakdown here when it arrives.

Oh, and I saw on the Wax Eye website there is an area where you can post reviews of their products. You might want to check that out.
 
Posts: 858 | Location: Golden Valley, MN | Registered: August 15, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Just got my 3-pack today. Here's the break:

Base:
43 of 60 cards -17 for a full base set.

Chase:
x1 Gold embossed card
x2 Blacklight cards (Eye-Pops & Zomba Crunch)

PROS: Nice card design. Very reflective of Wacky Packs with some cards featuring puzzle backs. Clever packaging - The mini-cereal boxes are cute. LOVE the black-light cards. Although, I am wondering why they are not trading card size (2.5x3.5). I know they are stickers, but it's a shame I have to put them in different (4-pocket) sleeves.

CONS: Not getting a complete set is a serious bummer. If your base card count is 60, and you have a 20 count cello-wrapped pack per mini-box (x3), I would think you could manage to get 1 base set into each 3-pack. I understand the need for Wax Eye to get repeat purchases of the product, but I think the chase for a sketch card will ensure that. Also, I noticed that both black-light stickers suffered from dirt and and gunk on the front of them. Not sure if this is from production or mishandling.

And speaking of sketch cards: I think the sketch ratio isn't good. 1:16 sets is going to disappoint many. Those that pick-up 3-4 sets and don't get a single sketch are not going to be very happy.

Overall It's a good first release, but in this economy, I'm looking for more bang for the buck. I think 2 chase cards per mini-box would greatly improve the product.


NOTE: I posted a copy of this review on the Wax Eye website. It's not live yet because it's pending "approval". I'm curious if it actually gets posted. Will Wax Eye post my critique? Or will they only allow 100% positive reviews on their site? We shall see...

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Unfortunately, it seems the collation problem I encountered wasn't a fluke.

I agree with your comments MOC - this is a great looking set design wise, but the collation problems need to be fixed. When you stop to think about it, this really is a "premium pack" release since whether you're missing 1 card or 20, you still have to purchase another 3-pack at $30 (including shipping) which makes putting a base set together, not to mention a chase set, financially prohibitive to say the least.
 
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Got my 3-Pack today, and was short 19 cards of a base set. My inserts - 2 Black Light, 1 Temp Tattoo

The execution of the set is top notch, love the boxes, cards are well done, but the collation is a problem. I also agree that 2 insert cards per box would be a good idea.

Looks like since none of us got a full set, we will have to trade. If a trading section for these isn't started, I'll start one.
 
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One 3 Pack
3 Cello packs of 20 cards each
40 of 55 cards
(Missing 15 for the set)
3 Eyeball Bubble Gum (Hard to chew)
1 Eyeball Gums Neon Sticker (Unnumbered)
1 Zomb'a Crunch Magnet (Unnumbered)
1 Zomb'a Crunch Tattoo (Unnumbered)

See my post 3 below with regards to collation.

Had to trim the side of the sticker to fit in a 9 pocket page.

Also would have liked for the puzzle backs to line up in the page (ie: cards 1-9 being one puzzle...)

I am up for trades!

I started a thread in Set Building!
http://nonsportupdate.infopop....1010201/m/5017004306

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SIDENOTE:

Just got home from work and placed those black-light bonus cards under an actual black-light. Those things POP!! The color selection is spot-on. I know it must have cost a bit extra to do 5 color passes using real neon ink. Very very cool.
 
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MikeFitz please scan your Sketch card when you get a chance!

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I guess we should have explored the website better. I found this listed under Trading Card Faq's

Trading Card FAQs

The complete 55-card base set is NOT guaranteed in every 3-pack set.

Cereal Killers Trading Cards are meant to be traded and can be done so at the following links:
Wacky Packages Forum – Cereal Killers Trade
Garbage Pail Kids Underground - Cereal Killers Trade

The intention of Cereal Killers card trading is to connect like-minded collectors for fun and sport. Thanks!

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EriktheA

My scanner = junk.

If you look here
CerealKillersSketches

it's in the 4th row from the bottom, third card from the left.

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I forgot about that post. Congrats on getting a sketch.

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Erik, I may be mistaken, but I don't think that disclaimer was in the FAQ section when the cards originally went on sale. I could have sworn I looked through that section prior to ordering the cards - had I seen that, I probably would have passed and tried to pick up a base set via other means.
 
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I hate to admit it, but I don't recall seeing this disclaimer on their site prior to ordering. (And I went through the site looking for any and all release dates, costs and ordering information, so I think I would have seen that.)

Perhaps Wax Eye got wind of collation complaints and decided to put a positive spin on it with the recommendation of trading sites. (What? No NSU love? We trade here too!)
 
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I didn't see it either. If I had I probably would not have ordered either. Cest La Vie, Live and Learn.

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STILL LOOKING
Here is my list... DOWN TO FINIAL THREE
WHAT I STILL NEED:

1-3-48

WHAT I HAVE AVAILABLE:

29, 30, 34, 37, 51, 52

PM me if interested in a trade. Thx!


I didn't see it either. If I had I probably would not have ordered either. Cest La Vie, Live and Learn...
 
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Personally I'm not turned off by the need to do some tradng to complete a base set, though it's not as easy/convenient as having the full set in the box itself - but that's almost too easy anyway.

Paying shipping to Canada, or chase set(s) that are partucularly difficult/expensive to complete may be more of a concern for me.

If you have spares bring 'em and your want list to the Philly show this weekend if you're making the trip.

I'm considering buying some there this weekend but will make up my mind when I get a closer look and perhaps a few more specifics/details on the product.

I'm also wondering how well the cereal boxes/packaging will travel on a plane, so we'll see...but if I do get them, I'll be happy to trade!

otim

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Here's my video box break:


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They're GGGrroosss!Just pulled this sketch from my master set I received in the mail today from Wax Eye. I was hoping for a cereal Icon from my youth, and Frosted Freeks certainly fits the bill. I think they are out of master sets, so I am glad I ordered when I did. I love the whole set. A lot of the cards made me laugh out loud as I read the backs after appreciating the pictures on the fronts. I even enjoyed the flavor of the gumball!

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In celebration of the coolest card set ever, and getting ready for series 2, I opened up a box of cereal killers series 1 and found this very rare colored sketch card of Zomba Crunch by series Creator Joe Simko. SWEEETT!!!

also pulled a full set of stickers and two silver spoon foils. Now then....my series 2 arrives July 7th, can't wait! If the humor on the series 2 sticker cards are as great as the 1st series I will be the guy laughing out loud. Love the fact that both front AND back has witty humor!

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