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Coming in May. Highlights:

- 100 card base set
- Refractor in every pack. Multiple parallel versions.
- One Medallion Helmet card per hobby box.
- Hobby boxes also have either a sketch card (Chrome frame), autograph (no stickers) or Printing Plate
- Scheduled for May release

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I wonder what kind of price tag this one will have? Sounds kinda high end.



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SRP works out to around $90 - in line with other recent sets.

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SRP is $4.99 a pack and 24 packs per box.
 
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Here's the ordering info I received today:

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2014 Topps Star Wars Chrome: Perspectives
(SRP $4.99) 12 boxes per case/24 packs per box/6 cards per pack,
Release Date 05-09-2014

Product Manager's Notes: This hobby exclusive product is sure to be a fan favorite. Being hobby exclusive, no Retail versions will be produced. Chrome: Perspectives takes a unique approach by focusing on the viewpoints from both the Rebel Alliance as well as the Empire. "Perspectives" delivers value with 2 hits per box and features fun-to-collect and compelling sub-sets such as The "Rebel Wanted Poster" cards, Propaganda cards, Chrome Helmet Medallion cards, sketch cards, on-card autos, signed printing plates, a variety of Refractor inserts and more.

Hobby Exclusive Launch!

Star Wars Chrome: Perspectives explores the viewpoints of the Rebel Alliance and the Empire as they battle one another for control of the Galaxy

2 HITS per box!

Star Wars Chrome: Perspectives details (150 total cards)
- (100) Base Cards profiling characters from the Rebel Alliance and the Empire
- 50 Rebel Alliance and 50 Empire cards
- (10) Rebel Wanted Posters Insert
- (10) Empire Priority Targets Insert
- (10) Rebel Training Cards Insert
- (10) Rebel Alliance Propaganda Insert
- (10) Empire Propaganda

Insert 5 levels of chase add depth to the base set
- Standard Refractor (1 per pack)
- Prism Refractor (numbered to 199)
- X-Fractor (numbered to 99)
- Gold Refractor (numbered to 50)
- Superfractor (numbered to 1)

Chrome hits add value for collectors
- Chrome Helmet Medallions (1 per box!)
- Silver and Gold
- Chrome Sketch Cards
- Chrome On-Card Autographs
- Gold Refractor and Superfractor Parallels
- Printing Plates
- Autographed Printing Plates

Base cards show the perspectives of two opposing sides in an epic battle for the galaxy:

Rebel Alliance Base Cards: Cards profiling Star Wars characters from the perspective of the Rebellion

Empire Base Cards: Cards profiling Star Wars Characters from the perspective of the Empire

Insert cards explore the key characters and strategies in the conflict between the Rebel Alliance and the Empire:

Rebel Wanted Posters (1:2): Top 10 most wanted Rebel scum sought after by the Empire Empire

Priority Targets (1:4): Top ranking individuals of the Empire targeted by the Rebel Alliance

Insert cards explore the key characters and strategies in the conflict between the Rebels and the Empire:

Rebel Training Cards (1:8): Cards preparing recruits for guerilla warfare against the Empire

Rebel Propaganda (1:12): Cards soliciting support for the Rebel Alliance's cause

Empire Propaganda (1:24): Cards illustrating the strength and overwhelming power of the Empire

New Chrome Sketch Cards and Helmet Medallions add value for Star Wars collectors:

Chrome Sketch Cards: Sketch cards by Topps artists trapped within a Chrome border (NEW!) (10,000 total)

Chrome Helmet Medallions: Cards featuring metal helmets worn by the Rebel Alliance and the Empire (NEW!) (1 Silver Helmet Medallion per box [includes gold]), Gold Helmet Medallions (100 per subject)

New parallels increase rarity and chase of autographs:

Chrome On-Card Autographs: On-card autographs from Star Wars saga actors (5,000 total)

Refractor Autograph Parallels: Gold Refractor (NEW!) and Superfractor (NEW!) on-card autographs (1 per subject)

Printing plates offer a unique piece of the manufacturing process to collectors:

Printing Plates: Printing Plates used in the production of Star Wars Chrome: Perspectives (600 total)

Autographed Printing Plates: Autographed plates from the production of the autograph cards (NEW!) (4 per subject)


This is the same SRP as Star Wars Illustrated, so it should be about the same pre-order price (not current price).

Sounds like they are going all-out on this one, although it does look very much like a sports release.

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Chrome Sketch Cards: Sketch cards by Topps artists trapped within a Chrome border (NEW!) (10,000 total)

Chrome On-Card Autographs: On-card autographs from Star Wars saga actors (5,000 total)


That is a TON of sketches and autographs. . . wonder how many boxes of this they are making. . .
 
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My concern is that you can pick up the last three releases now substantially lower than the original rrp or pre-order prices. Therefore I would need a compelling reason to pre-order around rrp. Any views?
 
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Chrome Sketch Cards: Sketch cards by Topps artists trapped within a Chrome border (NEW!) (10,000 total)

Chrome On-Card Autographs: On-card autographs from Star Wars saga actors (5,000 total)


That is a TON of sketches and autographs. . . wonder how many boxes of this they are making. . .


15,000 if I am reading this right.
 
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I personally don't see the demand for 1,250 cases. I have only seen a handful of Illustrated breaks. There must be a stack of that product in warehouses still?
 
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Well breaking this down, I personally have no interest in printing plates, refractors, super refractors or made up helmet medallions. So its the 10,000 sketches and 5,000 autographs that will mean something to me.

Unfortunately sketch quality can be all over the place and most of those autographs are not going to be from any actor you know when spread over the whole saga. The main cast is always very limited, but given the numerous releases on Star Wars even those signers are starting to accumulate as a whole.

Collectors who are locked into Star Wars and bought all the others will probably buy this one too. I don't see these cards as attracting anybody who did not like the various SW sets of the past two years.
 
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Here we go again with a card set impossible to do without spending a mortgage.

Why creating gigantic card set that collectors cannot collect master set Frown

Missed the old days. At least not far away.
 
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Originally posted by archifou:
Here we go again with a card set impossible to do without spending a mortgage.

Why creating gigantic card set that collectors cannot collect master set Frown

Missed the old days. At least not far away.


Totally agree with you. Not what I started collecting for and not what I want to collect now either. I passed on all 3 Star Wars sets this year.

A nice quality base set and few small insert sets would make be buy this product. But with all that trash included I am out of the set altogether. I can live without it.

Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS).
 
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Like many of you, I am a collector that has faithfully purchased every Star wars release for many years but now it seems like too many one after another, I enjoyed the Jedi Legacy release with the relics and great auto list but was disappointed enough with the Illustrated set to consider a break from Star Wars.

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I'm actually really, really excited for this set. Value aside, it looks like it could be a really fun break.
 
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I've passed on many of the Star Wars sets recently, but I remember way back with the Star Wars Finest set building the Gold refractor parallel set and that was a task and fun.

Kind of interested in doing another set with a refractor parallel versus just a parallel that was stamped with a blue or red border.
 
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Looking for superfractors in this set. Anyone have more info on the signers?

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Topps has posted a checklist at their SW Facebook site (including an autograph list):
www.facebook.com/OfficialToppsStarWars
 
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So, it looks like an on-card Harrison Ford auto for the first time. Should be a hot ticket. I wonder if the triple autograph will also be on-card? It would be the Holy Grail of Star Wars autographs cards, if so, and still pretty nice even if it's stickers.

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It looks like the Ford auto is a redemption.
 
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There are 5 triple autos, they're stickers and they're by redemption because the stickers didn't all come back in time.

Posted on Topps Facebook page.
 
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