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New Series from Rittenhouse Archives

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October 14, 2010, 04:48 AM
Sidewinder
New Series from Rittenhouse Archives
I've never seen Eureka, don't even know what it's about Big Grin
October 14, 2010, 07:18 AM
paul hart
Im with you graham as long as it doesnt involve the gladiators! lol
factory sets for merlin and spartacus sound great as long as the right mix of cards ,costumes etc! steve said at the card talk he hoped to release to tie in with the prequel series!! cant wait!!!! Clap
October 14, 2010, 07:55 AM
Graham
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Originally posted by paul hart:
Im with you graham as long as it doesnt involve the gladiators! lol
There would be more of a shudder if they were pop-ups Eek
October 14, 2010, 08:17 AM
paul hart
ouch!!!
October 14, 2010, 09:09 AM
Jason00
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Originally posted by mintoncard:
Eureka? Seriously?

This kind of thing reminds me back when Inkworks was making poor license decisions like "The Spiderwick Chronicles" and "Journey to the Center of the Earth".

Why no one has snatched up the "Fringe" license is a mystery to me. RA would be perfect for it. Instead we get sets for mediocre shows and every iteration of Trek & Bond. The only standout in the list could be Caprica. But that show was barely renewed. The question will be if it can sustain a third season.

Licenses RA should have:
Fringe
Tron Legacy

I suspect the opportunity for a timely Tron Legacy set will have passed by the time the film ignites the holiday box office. (So much potential lost... just like Avatar.)

Oh well. I guess it's quantity over quality these days.


Caprica has not been renewed, this is still the first season. And, since it's getting about 840,000 viewers per episode, renewal is not looking so great right now.

As for Fringe, I think it has been mentioned that WB is not willing to issue any licenses for cards right now. That's why there are no sets for Fringe, Smallville, Big Bang Theory, Inception, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, etc.

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October 14, 2010, 09:34 AM
mintoncard
Harry Potter is a Warner Brother property, yet Artbox seems to have no end of Potter sets. That's strange that WB won't allow other licenses. Smallville has been done before, and True Blood would be wildly popular.

Whoever is in charge of licenses needs a kick in the pants.

That still doesn't explain why the lack of a Tron Legacy set.
October 14, 2010, 09:57 AM
CordeliaChase_Fan
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Originally posted by mintoncard:
Eureka? Seriously?



Eureka, from what I have seen of it, is not a bad show. It has also been around for a few seasons and it is on Sci-Fi- it is perfect for a card set.

Val

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October 14, 2010, 02:08 PM
cheifbrody
funny how no one as mentioned supernatural in thr warner won't now happen list,can you imagine the great auto's from all 5 season's and a bobby moustache relic card of course Razz
October 14, 2010, 11:49 PM
TheUberBob
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Originally posted by mintoncard:

Whoever is in charge of licenses needs a kick in the pants.

That still doesn't explain why the lack of a Tron Legacy set.


Maybe because RA thinks that Tron Legacy has the potential to be the next Spiderwick Chronicles? I'm not saying it will (in fact I'm pretty sure it won't) but it really isn't a certaintly that it will be that big a hit, geek cred or no.

-Bob-

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October 15, 2010, 01:12 AM
Scifi Cards
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Originally posted by mintoncard:
That still doesn't explain why the lack of a Tron Legacy set.


Honestly, movies are a tough source for cards to be made from.

You have to convince the studio to let you have the appropriate images to make a set of cards. Many effects laden movies like Tron Legacy don't have final images done in time for a set to be put out prior the the film's release.

You have to convince the studio to let your people know the plot, beginning to end.

With the current expectations for sets, you have to have studio help getting screen worn costumes, props, and actor's autographs.

It's not always as easy as "I want to make cards for this movie."

Ed

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October 15, 2010, 01:31 AM
Stephen123
Strangely enough I was just wondering when a Caprica set would be coming out

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October 15, 2010, 09:39 AM
MrBlueofnyc
quote:
Originally posted by Scifi Cards:
quote:
Originally posted by mintoncard:
That still doesn't explain why the lack of a Tron Legacy set.


Honestly, movies are a tough source for cards to be made from.

You have to convince the studio to let you have the appropriate images to make a set of cards. Many effects laden movies like Tron Legacy don't have final images done in time for a set to be put out prior the the film's release.

You have to convince the studio to let your people know the plot, beginning to end.

With the current expectations for sets, you have to have studio help getting screen worn costumes, props, and actor's autographs.

It's not always as easy as "I want to make cards for this movie."

Ed


Also people attintion spans are alot shorter due to the amount of big budget movies that come out, that really only gives you couple weeks before and after a movie comes out that its still in peoples minds. Then you get a short sales increase when the dvd comes out but thats it really.

I think movie sets was one of the bigger down falls of Inkworks.

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October 15, 2010, 11:40 AM
Chris Cline
Last time I heard Upper Deck had the master license for Disney stuff is that still true? I know that Topps has done the HSM stuff and Hanna Montana but the movie stuff seems to go to UD.

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October 16, 2010, 01:49 AM
Sidewinder
I think movie card sets were easier to make back in the 90's where collectors were just happy with the base set and small chase sets. I remember collecting the Jurassic Park cards with my friends and chasing after the shiny prism special cards. Now sets won't make it unless there can be autos, costumes, props or sketches and when these things come into play they need approval for likenesses from the actors and also approval to buy props/costumes from the set as well as the actors being willing to sign for the autos. All this takes time and really the set needs to be out and available to buy whilst the movie is still in the cinema for maximum exposure.

It is a shame because there could be some great sets made for many films, but it's a hell of a lot more work than it was 15 years ago.
October 16, 2010, 03:40 PM
Jake
Very excited about the new licenses for RA! NCIS will be great! Will probably pick up Caprica and Eureka as well in some form. NCIS will be our 1st case purchase in a very long time though if the auto list comes through with some of it's potential!

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October 16, 2010, 09:32 PM
william291077
Howdy,

Delighted to hear about RA getting Caprica. I will need to seriously consider a case given my Heroes Archives love affair.

RA provide such beautiful sets.

TTFN

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October 24, 2010, 09:44 PM
cheifbrody
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Originally posted by william291077:
Howdy,

Delighted to hear about RA getting Caprica. I will need to seriously consider a case given my Heroes Archives love affair.

RA provide such beautiful sets.

TTFN


2nd that Wink I'm in for Caprica and more Heroes.
October 25, 2010, 07:56 AM
Sidewinder
Don't know how much they'll get out of Caprica. Ratings are low and apparently there's supposed to be a new BSG spinoff called Blood and Chrome, due to be out next year. I can't imagine syfy will have two BSG shows in production at the same time, so I expect Caprica to be cancelled after this season.
October 27, 2010, 08:10 PM
alterna-tv
Michael Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly is reporting Caprica was just cancelled.
October 27, 2010, 11:42 PM
mintoncard
quote:
Originally posted by alterna-tv:
Michael Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly is reporting Caprica was just cancelled.


Wow. Something tells me that the Caprica card set is next on the chopping block. Oh well. This will free up a slot for that fantastic Battlestar Galactica in Motion set that was rumored! (Just an FYI: I started that rumor. Yup. Just now. Right in this post. Enjoy.)