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The Hobbit

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May 09, 2014, 03:17 PM
MrBlueofnyc
The Hobbit
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Originally posted by ravenheart:
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Originally posted by Kevin F:
You are reading the description correctly. Each box will have just one autograph card as the main and only hit. You should also get four chase cards but they can't be seen as 'hits'. Sketch card frequency has not been determined yet, so not even certain to be one per case.


Precisely why I won't be buying a box. Simply not worth the asking price unless they break their sacred (and stingy) one autograph rule, which frankly, in the absence of wardrobe/prop cards, which would be the second hit in almost all of their other sets, they really should.


I understand what you mean, its not worth the asking price for you and my guess some others as well but I will say what I tell most in this scenario, I'm just happy someone is doing a set, while I might not go for it, at least it is available for those who do want to go for it, and a so called overpriced set is better than no set at all. PS (I say so called because its an eye of the beholder thing, for some its fine others its not and so on)

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May 10, 2014, 03:21 AM
steve j
I can understand people's reluctance with only one hit, but if you are a Tolkein fan then you miss this issue at your peril. Cryptozoic are still a young company and they will learn from their mistakes. If they put 2-4 sketches in a case with high quality sketches, it will sell out quickly. I am looking forward to this release. People seem to forget that not so long ago you might find just one hit per case!
May 10, 2014, 04:19 AM
Kris Gibson
Is there a release date yet? Just says Q2 on their site...
May 11, 2014, 12:55 AM
Scifi Cards
We've not been given a firm date yet.

With 9 actors still needing to return autos, it could be 3Q pretty easy. The date usually does not firm up until the autos are back.

Or, they could all arrive next week. One never knows.

Ed

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May 12, 2014, 07:45 PM
Logan
Martin Freeman and Ian Holm have returned their cards. Images here:

http://www.cryptozoic.com/trad...ourney-trading-cards

Being a huge Sherlock fan I definitely have to get me a Martin Freeman auto.
May 13, 2014, 03:10 AM
hammer
Martin Freeman is a great signing
May 13, 2014, 10:03 AM
Flag City Collectibles
only 7 more signers left to go. This is going to be one of my favorite sets. Love anything LOTR / Hobbit and the cast is great! I think the images on these ended up being outstanding!

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May 13, 2014, 11:36 AM
Kris Gibson
OMG! Soooooooo pumped for this set!!!
May 19, 2014, 02:05 PM
steve j
Just two signers to go. Looks like a super set.
May 19, 2014, 03:00 PM
Chris Byrne
Is one to assume one auto per box?

Also, no costumes for this set?
May 19, 2014, 05:34 PM
SHouseman
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Originally posted by Chris Byrne:
Is one to assume one auto per box?

Also, no costumes for this set?


Yep, those are correct. The only thing not yet announced are the insertion rate for sketches,

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May 20, 2014, 05:33 AM
Chris Byrne
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Originally posted by SHouseman:
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Originally posted by Chris Byrne:
Is one to assume one auto per box?

Also, no costumes for this set?


Yep, those are correct. The only thing not yet announced are the insertion rate for sketches,

OK, thanks! Big Grin
June 02, 2014, 02:46 PM
Kris Gibson
All the autographs are in!!!! Not long now, hopefully...
June 02, 2014, 11:46 PM
Darth Vader Fan
Looks like the release date for this set is July 30th. This is the release date listed by one of the big online dealers.
June 03, 2014, 01:13 PM
SHouseman
Hopefully we'll see some new sketches and their insertion rates soon. Looking forward to this release!

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June 04, 2014, 09:25 PM
SHouseman
Lots of new info up on Cryptozoic's site. Sketches will be 1 in every 4 boxes (so 3 in a case). Redemptions for oversized dual auto cards, a 1 of 1 One Ring metal card, etc. Lots of new stuff announced today!

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June 05, 2014, 04:43 AM
Kris Gibson
OH...

MY...

GOD!!!

Was already excited for this aet, but now... Would love one of those Freeman/Serkis cards, or the Holm/Freeman card... or that One Ring card...

Need. More. Boxes.

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June 05, 2014, 03:47 PM
steve j
Cryptozoic listen to collectors - now they have made it a premier release. Well done Cryptozoic!!
June 05, 2014, 05:01 PM
Logan
This does look spectacular! Eek This may be the best set Cryptozoic has ever done (thus far).
June 05, 2014, 07:26 PM
Logan
July 9 official release date has been announced along with the full checklist here:

http://www.cryptozoic.com/site...checklist_finalo.pdf