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Originally posted by Scott Montgomery:
This product is complete and utter garbage. I bought 4 boxs for over two hundred dollars and got four helmut heads from Waterhouse. The exact same 10 second sketch I already bought on ebay for 99 cents. Out of the remaining four, two were barely passable sketchs by Woodside and Tristan, so I pretty much ended up with two decent sketches for over two hundred dollars.

I'm going to send my four helmuts back to Topps, since I definitly don't need them. They obviously think they're great, so its my opinion that we should all mail our numerous copies of these spectacular cards back to Topps to show our undying gratitude for their obvious devotion to customer satisfaction.

I'll post my two good sketchs latter when I feel better.

I'm curious why you bought this product.
 
Posts: 2206 | Location: SD6 Headquarters | Registered: April 01, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm curious why you bought this product.


I bought four boxs of Masterpieces to get eight random sketchs by hopefully 6-8 random artists out of the promeniently advertised 100+ artists that worked on the set. I don't think it is unreasonable for myself and others to express their disatisfaction when we get mass duplicates from one or two out of a hundred artists.

I've bought alot of boxs, so I understand its a gamble. I don't expect to get sketchs worth more than the box price. I don't even expect to break even. I do expect to at least get a variety of sketchs worth a fraction of the value I invested in buying boxs. I'm not speculating or trying to make a profit, I'm just asking for the insertion collalation and odds to be reasonable.

I wouldn't be upset when I got 50-75% common artist sketchs if they were at least different. Topps didn't even take the effort to insure that the mass produced sketch were inserted in a way that didn't result in box containing two of the same sketch.

I should add that I'm not disapointed by the sketchs by Woodside and Tristan as they were at least different.
 
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sorry bro :-(. i sorta like the idea of sendimg the sketchs back to topps actually. i know of someone who buys the garbage 99 cent ones and paints over em lol. guess thats called recycling.

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I'm curious why you bought this product.


I bought four boxs of Masterpieces to get eight random sketchs by hopefully 6-8 random artists out of the promeniently advertised 100+ artists that worked on the set. I don't think it is unreasonable for myself and others to express their disatisfaction when we get mass duplicates from one or two out of a hundred artists.

I've bought alot of boxs, so I understand its a gamble. I don't expect to get sketchs worth more than the box price. I don't even expect to break even. I do expect to at least get a variety of sketchs worth a fraction of the value I invested in buying boxs. I'm not speculating or trying to make a profit, I'm just asking for the insertion collalation and odds to be reasonable.

I wouldn't be upset when I got 50-75% common artist sketchs if they were at least different. Topps didn't even take the effort to insure that the mass produced sketch were inserted in a way that didn't result in box containing two of the same sketch.

I should add that I'm not disapointed by the sketchs by Woodside and Tristan as they were at least different.


I guess I'm a bit slow, but if you indeed have bought, "alot of boxes" as you state and realize, "it's a gamble", then why are you now whining?

There was info available prior to this set going live, giving consumers a fairly accurate idea of how many cards were done by each artist. Taking this info and processing it should have alerted buyers to the fact that the problems of mass duplication could be very possible.

If you're so unhappy with this product, by all means write Topps, but just be adult enough to admit your true reason for buying this product.
 
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This is a breakdown thread -- let's keep it on track.

Jon
 
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I opened a box. I don't bother with any more unless I can get one REALLY ceap.


The base cards are beautiful.


Sketchs
1 helmetted orc by Ryan Waterhouse
1 sinking boat by Kevin Doyle.

1 bronze foil parallel + 1 full set of 9 foil cards.
1 set of 6 etched-foil cards.
 
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I opened a box as well. . .

1 Bronze
9 Parallel
6 foil

1 'Smoking Gandalf' by Waterhouse
1 Saruman by Tristan.

The box cost around $75 at a local comic shop (I know I could have found one cheaper, but I like to support the local guy).

Jon
 
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I know that I'm coming to the party a bit late, but this is what i got in my two boxes:

First box:

James Bukauskas


Evan Bryce


Second box:

Christian Della Vecchia


Jon Ocampo


I'm happy to have pulled what I think are four good cards in differing styles.

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Bought 3 boxes from a local show today.

Box 1

Ingrad Hardy and Steven Miller

Box 2

Ryan Waterhouse and Kevin Doyle

Box 3

Wayne Lo and Brent Woodside
 
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Can anyone help me indentify the artists of these sketches?









Thanks for any help.
 
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Top card is Nina Edland

Bottom card is by Kevin Doyle

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Second card could be Kate Bradley, but am not too sure.

*Note: as I was editing who the second card was, zhamlau made the post below*

This message has been edited. Last edited by: justm,

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2nd from the top is red (kate) bradley.

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Agree with all of the other answers. Wink The final one is Carly Monardo.
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Thanks for the help guys.
 
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I am expecting 2 cases of LOTR Masterpieces II tomorrow. I havent opened any of this product yet...so I am looking forward to it. I will post my sketches after the break. I might need some help to identify some of the sketches.

Thanks BB
 
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Here are the best from my boxes...









All are available for trade...

Cheers, Pete.

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I busted 2 cases today. Any help with Artist and Characters will help. Thanks BB

Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wosGmK0dES0

Not sure how to post pics here????
 
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I busted a few more cases...had my lucky charm help me out this time...so she insisted on taking a pic with one of the cards Smile







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Some nice sketches & a nice picture too Thumb Up
 
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that are some great sketches

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