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Surprise, my daughter picked this blaster, retail version up at target for me.
Have not seen the show. Roll Eyes

10 packs, 7 cards each (6 card/insert & 1 sticker)
1 commemorative patch guaranteed.

58 base (no dupes, appears to be 100 card set)
8 character stickers 1:2 (20 set)
2 stickers 1:6 (20 set)
2 character chase 1:4 (10 set)
1 patch card green 3/50 Steve Harrington

Base parallels available:
Upside down 1:62, waffle 1:556, Christmas lights 1:6173
Patch parallels available:
orange 1:47, green 1:90, purple 1:165, blue 1:431, gold 1:4568

Overall grade: D-/F+
Pros: 1980's retro design base & stickers, patch design
Cons: crazy parallel odds, box & wrapper design (maybe too much bright yellow), no chance at a autograph with retail, and extremely poor base collation.
Five blasters still 10 cards shy a set. WARNING!!! Mad Twak Mad

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What a nice surprise. Nice pull on the Steve Harrington patch. Some great parallel pulls too. Thumb Up
 
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review updated. Bouncey

Anybody open a hobby box please post!!!

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Looks like hobby boxes are not released until 23 November. Got an artist return in the post today and bought another couple.

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Picked up a blaster when I was wal-mart for the fun of it.
I got
56 base cards
9 of 20 regular stickers
1 insert sticker 1:6 #9 concerned brother
3 character cards 1:4 st7,st14,st18
1 upside down parallel 1:62 #87 numbered 77/99

1 per blaster patch p-op officer Powell

Overall a fun little blaster. Might pick up another and trade to finish a base if I don’t make it!
 
Posts: 5699 | Location: Meridian, Mississippi | Registered: November 23, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I did pick up a second blaster. 4 cards shy of a base set and 4 cards shy of the 20 card sticker set. Got 2 new character and 2 new 10 card sticker set cards. The patch was of psp of Shepard.
Going to throw a trade list up to get those last 4 base cards then I am done!
 
Posts: 5699 | Location: Meridian, Mississippi | Registered: November 23, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Well, the ADVISORY was issued. However, you did better than me. Five blasters and still 10 cards shy on two sets. UGGH!!! Twak
Thankfully, I just completed a trade to finish the two sets, and made progress on the chase and stickers.
LMK what four cards you need. Wave

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Opened a hobby box today...

24 packs per box
6 cards and 1 sticker per pack
2 hits per box - either an autograph card, costume card, patch card, sketch card or printing plate
1 autograph or sketch card guaranteed as 1 of the hits

My box contained:

20 of 20 character stickers
4 of 10 scene stickers
6 of 20 character cards
1 Upside Down base card parallel of card 50 #'d 22/99
1 costume relic card of Jim Hopper
1 autograph card of Chester Rushing as Tommy H.

I've got another box coming and will post that once I break it!


stranger things by Greg Geerts, on Flickr

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Posts: 1326 | Location: Iowa | Registered: January 12, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I got my other box today and did really well with it!
Pulled the normal base, chase and stickers and these hits:

Black printing plate from card 37 #'d 1 of 1
And a very nice sketch of Eleven by Eric Lehtonen

I just saw today that Topps announced that Series 2 is to be released in April!

ST2 by Greg Geerts, on Flickr

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Posts: 1326 | Location: Iowa | Registered: January 12, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Here's the breakdown from the contest box I received.

100 card base set
Character Cards 6/20: 4,7,9,14,18,19
Character Stickers 20/20
Scene Stickers 4/10: 1,2,4,6
Upside down Parallel: Card 41 #98/99
P-JH Patch: Orange Parallel #19/99
Martin Brenner Sketch by Matthew Hirons

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Broke Case 1 this week. All redemptions expire Saturday, so I figured this was a last chance to free the redemptions, if there were any.

Collation on the first couple boxes was great, 1 base set and 1 character sticker set per box, like clockwork. I quit sorting after that...

Guarantee is 1 sketch or auto per box, and this was also like clockwork. Expect a patch card as your 2nd hit, unless you pull a plate or real relic.

This case had:
9 Patch Cards
2 Relic Cards
1 Nice Plate
4 Upside Down Parallels /99
1 Waffle Parallel /11
5 Sketch Cards
6 Autographs
1 Autograph Redemption





Overall the sketches were solid and there were 2 good autos.

Gaten redemption is already filed with Topps.

Ed

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Broke case 2 as well...

No Millie auto, but some very solid sketches

This case had:
10 Patch Cards
2 Relic Cards
6 Upside Down Parallels /99
5 solid sketches
6 Autos
1 Auto Redemption





Not looking forward to the sorting of base sets.

Remember people, if buying this one that the redemptions are worthless as of November 1, 2020.

Ed

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Originally posted by Scifi Cards:
Remember people, if buying this one that the redemptions are worthless as of November 1, 2020.


I'm not at all familiar with Topps' policy regarding redemptions but do they 100% always not accept them once they expire?
 
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Originally posted by Logan:
quote:
Originally posted by Scifi Cards:
Remember people, if buying this one that the redemptions are worthless as of November 1, 2020.


I'm not at all familiar with Topps' policy regarding redemptions but do they 100% always not accept them once they expire?


Nope, never seen them take one late.

The automated system won't even take an expired code. And appealing to their live support has never worked that I know of.

But, this IS a 2 year old product. It's not like they gave you 90 days to break it or too bad.

Ed

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Redemption cards are awful, but card companies must stick to the expiration dates or risk running into the loosey-goosey pattern of Inkworks.

What I wonder about is where all the unredeemed cards go? Or the held over replacement cards? You know they aren't destroyed. Maybe someone could just make one big product out of all the leftover hits in the vault. Call it "The Irredeemables". Big Grin
 
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