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Terminator Salvation (Topps 2009)

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May 22, 2009, 02:03 PM
Arvin Sloane
Terminator Salvation (Topps 2009)
As promised here is the breakdown from my case.

The base set is typical Topps, nothing special, but not bad. The foil embossed machines are awesome, with the T-600 and T-700 cards being especially nice. The Memorabilia Cards have a decent design, but the material piece seems rather small. The Autograph Cards are nicely done. Yes, they are stickers, but the stickers are very unobtrusive and the stickers fit nicely into the allocated spot on the card. The sketch cards, while all machines are really nice. I'd say these are the nicest Topps has ever done. I admit this is based on just a 1 case sample, but I'm very happy with the quality.

2 complete foil sets, 3 cards short of a third set, with 7 additional cards.

1 Memorabilia Card, with actual worn material of Marcus Wright's Shirt

Autographs:
3 Jane Alexander
2 Chris Ashworth
1 Dylan Kenin
1 Jadagrace
1 Michael Ironside

6 Sketch Cards

With two hits a box, I ended up 1 card short and it's either a Sketch or Memorabilia Card.






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May 23, 2009, 12:33 AM
mintoncard
Just got my two boxes today.

Autos:
Jadagrace
Michael Ironside Bouncey Clap

Costumes:
Marcus Wright's Shirt
Kyle Reece's Vest


No sketches, but the Ironside auto makes up for that. Overall, it's not a bad set. I haven't put a base set together yet (waiting to see the film tomorrow). I do like the embossed chase cards. Much better than plain foil.
May 23, 2009, 03:51 PM
Dragoncrypt
Pretty good breaks so far! Can't wait to bust open my case and watch the movie as well!
May 23, 2009, 06:33 PM
Batman
Very happy with my case, got a full set of the autograph cards with 2 duplicates, 5 sketches, and 3 costumes. Made 2 foil sets and 1 short of a 3rd, sets were approximately 1.5 per box. I have posted the sketches and a cool varient I got of Michael Papajohn's autograph:


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May 23, 2009, 08:57 PM
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Someone tell Michael I LOVE his pizza!
May 24, 2009, 12:10 PM
Dragoncrypt
Nice sketches Batman! I love that Davies sketch...eerie!

The Papajohn varient is awesome. Wonder if more variants will show up.
May 27, 2009, 03:29 AM
chesspieceface
quote:
Originally posted by Arvin Sloane:
As promised here is the breakdown from my case.

The base set is typical Topps, nothing special, but not bad. The foil embossed machines are awesome, with the T-600 and T-700 cards being especially nice. The Memorabilia Cards have a decent design, but the material piece seems rather small. The Autograph Cards are nicely done. Yes, they are stickers, but the stickers are very unobtrusive and the stickers fit nicely into the allocated spot on the card. The sketch cards, while all machines are really nice. I'd say these are the nicest Topps has ever done. I admit this is based on just a 1 case sample, but I'm very happy with the quality.

2 complete foil sets, 3 cards short of a third set, with 7 additional cards.

1 Memorabilia Card, with actual worn material of Marcus Wright's Shirt

Autographs:
3 Jane Alexander
2 Chris Ashworth
1 Dylan Kenin
1 Jadagrace
1 Michael Ironside

6 Sketch Cards

With two hits a box, I ended up 1 card short and it's either a Sketch or Memorabilia Card.









This does look like a pretty good case with 2 sketches from longtime Marvel artist Don Perlin and one from acclaimed illustrator Bob Larkin. Davies made a nice splash in Star Wars Galaxy IV and its good to see him carry his excellent work into this series

Autographs wise, the Ironside is nice with him having appeared in prominent roles in the "V" miniseries and TV series as well as a choice role in the horror classic "Scanners".

Not too shabby, I was on the fence on this release, but having seen this impressive breakdown right out of the gate, I'll definitely pick up a box or two. (There will also be a limited retail edition unless that's changed.)

Good show!

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May 28, 2009, 10:14 PM
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Congrats on all the great looking sketches Metal

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May 29, 2009, 03:02 PM
Mr. Orange
Some real nice sketches, congrats to all.

Opened two boxes earlier this week and finally got the sketch cards scanned.

The 2 autos were Chris Ashworth and Jane Alexander.

Here are the 2 sketches.




I was very happy to pull 2 sketches, and really like the Davies, not as nice as the one above, but still nice. I did manage to pull 3 full base sets out of the 2 boxes, but not a full embossed set(4 cards short).
May 30, 2009, 10:17 AM
allender
Hobby boxes hold 24 packs of 7 cards, 8 boxes per case. Expect 1.79 base sets of 90 cards per box if collation were perfect. Two boxes: no sketch, but I would have rather had mintoncards' Ironside auto instead of a second Alexander. Wink I completed a third base set with the extras from the two boxes.

BOX 1

Base cards: 1 complete set, 70 doubles
Embossed Foil cards (9; 1:6 packs): 1 3 5 7 (of 9)
Autographed cards (6; 1:24 Hobby packs): Jane Alexander - Virginia
Movie Memorabilia (6; 1:48 Hobby packs): John Connor's Jacket
Sketch cards (28 artists; 1:48 Hobby packs): none

BOX 2

Base cards: 1 complete set, 70 doubles
Embossed Foil cards (9; 1:6 packs): 1 2 6 8 (of 9)
Autographed cards (6; 1:24 Hobby packs): Jane Alexander - Virginia
Movie Memorabilia (6; 1:48 Hobby packs): Marcus Wright's Shirt
Sketch cards (28 artists; 1:48 Hobby packs): none
June 08, 2009, 10:29 AM
Steve Wain
Picked up a reasonably priced box at collectormania over the weekend, all in all a nice set of cards my one gripe being that I was missing a few cards for a base set, the main pulls were

Dylan Kenin autograph
Kyle Reese jacket memorabilia card
4 Embossed cards

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June 11, 2009, 04:57 AM
Nonsporttrading
Opened up my box of Terminator Salvation yesterday and my main pulls were:

- Micheal Ironside autograph
- Sketch by JKM (?)
- 4 embossed foils (they look so cool)
June 13, 2009, 04:04 PM
Jake
I saw the retail packs this weekend at Target. So they are out there for anyone who's looking for them!

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June 23, 2009, 03:55 PM
Andrew H.
Broke one box for the blog, full review is there...





Box Breakdown:

Complete Base Sets: 1 (plus extras)
Embossed Foil Cards: 3, 4, 5, 9 (1:6 packs)
Autographs: 1 – Dylan Kenin/Turnbull (1:24 packs)
Costume Cards: 0 (1:48 packs)
Sketch Cards: 1 – Jonathan D. Gordon (1:48 packs)

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June 26, 2009, 08:09 AM
arc-trooper19374
Breakdown of my 3 boxes;

Box 1:
1 Base Set + Spares
Embossed Foil Cards - 3, 4, 5 & 9
Autograph Card - Dylan Kenin as Turnbull
Costume Card - Kyle Reese's Vest

Box 2:
1 Base Set + Spares
Embossed Foil Cards - 1, 2, 6 & 8
Autograph Card - Chris Ashworth as Richter
Costume Card - Marcus Wright's Coat

Box 3:
1 Base Set + Spares
Embossed Foil Cards - 2, 4, 5 & 6
Autograph card - Jadagrace as Star
Sketch Card - T-600 by Don Pedicini JR

Overall happy with this set the cards are good & the Embossed Foils are nice. Would of liked to have got a complete set of Embossed Foils out of the 3 boxes & had hoped that I might of gotten the Michael Ironside Auto.
June 28, 2009, 12:25 PM
Hyperion
4 boxes:



I nice mix of inserts, but nothing big!

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