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Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Comic Images)

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October 20, 2006, 09:45 PM
Greg Geerts
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Comic Images)
Box 1:

Base sets - 0 (6 cards short)
Foil cards - 3 (all the same)
Sketch cards - 1 Bob Eggleton



Box 2:

Base sets - 2
Foil cards - 3 (2 the same)
Sketch cards - 1 Matt Harris



All in all a pretty nice set except for the horrible
collation. Hopefully I can trade for the foils I need,
very pleased with the sketches...

Greg

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October 20, 2006, 09:59 PM
Batman
Nice sketches, Greg. I like those!

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October 21, 2006, 05:22 AM
dmatsuda
Awesome sketches! Congrats! Clap
October 21, 2006, 05:11 PM
MikeFitz
I'm going to refrain from making editorial comments about this set and the manufacturor. Mad Besides this, I mean.

I purchased one box of Godzilla King of the Monsters, because Godzilla is my favorite giant monster (The original one anyway, not the jig dancing, drop kicking lamebutt dribbled on us in the later films).
Anyway...

Out of this box I got:

7 cards short of a 72 card base set.
Nowhere near a second set.
3 foil cards - all the same.
1 nice sketch of Mothra
(not Godzilla Frown but what the hey!)

The packs produced endlessly repeating numbers -I got the exact same pack 5 times and a different group 4 times.
The collation, needless to say, is terrible.

I sprung for the binder because, hey, it's Godzilla and all.
That came with pages at least but nothing else.
The cover image is surely not one of the better shots. Not terrible, but again, disappointing.

I've got to go.
I'm working up a blast of radioactive fire and feeling the need to stomp on something.
[End of not editorializing]

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October 22, 2006, 09:02 AM
goldenavenger
Cool sketch cards Greg.

That's to bad about the collation. Hopefully a few trades and you can fill in the holes.

Only 2 break downs so far? Perhaps collectors are still waiting for their boxes. I'm curious to know if the collation is bad as a whole or if Mike was one of the unlucky ones.

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October 22, 2006, 01:42 PM
zhamlau
i broke a box. Every single pack all the cards were instered in numeric order, which was odd. also, i only got one foil in the box. the sketch i got was sorta mothra...its hard to read. Overall the poster memoribilia cards were cool (not real memor, just a subset listing), and the information on the back with apperances of certain monsters was neat, but the inserts were lacking in this set, and i got WAY to many repeats, couldnt make a set.

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October 22, 2006, 02:48 PM
Stuff_guy
I started a dialogue with CI last week and was going to post all info at that time with title of "Godzilla: The good, the bad and the ugly", but might as well start and add to this thread.
I always liked Godzilla as card theme and have over 20 different sets, so bought alot of this. Opened 2 cases!

The Good: Smile Very nice set. Good images and text; well thought out. Nice sketch cards too! (except for 1).

The bad: Mad Absolute horrid collation. Don't expect a set from a box.
1st case:
- only 3 boxes had base set in them
- 2 boxes had multiple dupes (6 of same base card in pack) and less than 30 different base cards.
- 11 sketches as 1 box missing sketch.
- 21 sets; leaving 1033 extra singles
- 36 foil cards, but only got 5 of the 6. No sets. Missing lower right puzzle piece.

2nd case:
- only 2 boxes had base set in them
- 3 boxes had multiple dupes and less than 30 different base cards.
- 10 sketches as 2 box missing sketch.
- 17 sets; leaving 1322 extra singles
- 36 foil cards, but only 1 set.

Later today I'll see how many more sets I'll make from all the singles. Combining foils from both case made 4 sets total.

The ugly: Shake Head Appears that the packs with all the same base card in them were error/variation cards. I'm thinking that they weren't supposed to get out. Might actually be almost every card in that box. Two cards have different images on back (16,19), two have incomplete last sentences (15,20), and whole bunch with what looks like 'bold' paragraph text instead of 'not bold'. I think that will cover cards 1-30, but maybe more/all? By having 'bold' text, it affected the alignment of paragraph. In some, it's obvious as words wrap to different lines (3,5,20), but it's more subtle in others as punctuation mark (',' or '.') will appear to bottom right under 'tm' mark when bold, but directly under the 'tm' mark when 'not bold'. For cards without a punctuation under 'tm', like #14, almost impossible to tell if different. Since I had many packs with only #14, I could make that assumption. For completists, this can drive us nuttier than usual. To date, I've found differences for cards 3,5-9, 13-16, 18-30.

Here are some images of variations. If anyone finds more, please post.

Back photo variations: Top row is 'normal'?


Text variations 1


text variations 2
October 22, 2006, 09:51 PM
glim
I broke 2 boxes of this product. After ordering them months ago, my anticipation was quite high. Out of the combined boxes, this is what I got:

1 base set
(3 copies of the same 6 cards will net me 3 more sets)
5 foil cards (4 were the same however)
NO sketches

I have written to CI to see if they can do anything about not getting the sketches, otherwise if anyone wants to trade commons or foils let me know.
October 23, 2006, 07:56 AM
Greg Geerts
quote:
Originally posted by glim:

otherwise if anyone wants to trade commons or foils let me know.


I've got a Godzilla trade list posted in the trading forum. Take a look and let's see if we can help each other out!

Greg

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October 23, 2006, 03:05 PM
non-sportcards
Had the same type of bad luck which seemed to plague this set. After all these years of producing non-sports it was very disappointing that CI had this released with the awful collation. Opened 2 boxes. First box could make 1 base set with plenty of cards left over with what could have been another set (like other card companies seem to pull off), 3 foil chase cards and 1 sketch card with no idea of what it is supposed to be. 2nd box had no base sets, 3 foil cards and no sketch card.
October 23, 2006, 04:00 PM
goldenavenger
Wow, that's five boxes so far without a sketch card. Eek

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October 23, 2006, 10:57 PM
zhamlau
and some with missing foils (per average) with horrible collation. wish i had that 60 bucks back to spend on something like LOTR lol

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October 24, 2006, 05:48 PM
glim
quote:
Originally posted by glim:

NO sketches

I have written to CI to see if they can do anything about not getting the sketches...


CI has replied saying they would resolve this. I will post with what I get, but so far things look good.
October 24, 2006, 09:03 PM
Stuff_guy
Yes, CI 'made good' with me also. I assume they will with all customers.
October 24, 2006, 10:21 PM
non-sportcards
For those of us with similar problems which way would be the best way in getting touch with them?
October 27, 2006, 12:42 AM
dmc913
any more sketch cards we can see? (stuff_guy...?!?)

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October 30, 2006, 11:13 PM
glim
quote:
Originally posted by non-sportcards:
For those of us with similar problems which way would be the best way in getting touch with them?


I emailed them at:
customerservice@comicimages.com

I received the sketches today. I am pretty happy with what they sent me.


November 27, 2006, 07:05 PM
beamer
Broke 2 boxes of Godzilla from CI. First box I got sequentially numbered cards in most packs, no regular set. Now the best part. The second box yielded 36 packs each containing the same six cards numbered 15-20. How's that for really poor collation. That's what you get for using cheap labor.
December 09, 2006, 11:27 PM
Martine
Reading the comments on this page, I guess my husband's a lucky guy... I got him a box of Godzilla, and here are the results:

Base set: 1 complete, 2 cards missing for a second one, some more for a third one
Foil: 3 (1 duplicate) - power towers (bottom left) and against planes (bottom right)
And a really great sketch - from all the Godzilla sketches I've seen here and there, it is one of my favorite Thumb Up



Hubby loves this set, and so do I Wink

I think that CI has actually greatly improved the quality of their cards, but I was really surprised at seeing most of the collations that people here got. I actually became kind of nervous before he opened his box Wink

Off to the trading board to see if I can trade the duplicate foil and find the missing base cards for an additional set or two.

Later Wave

PS: sorry about the size of the sketch, but I'm not quite sure how to make it smaller. Any tips are appreciated...

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December 10, 2006, 03:41 AM
Cardz_house
Martine,

Its indeed a great sketch, very much different from what I have seen so far.

Well done! Thumb Up

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