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Fleer Ultra X-Men is coming this summer. Here's what's been announced: https://www.beckett.com/news/2018-fleer-ultra-x-men/

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Looks great. The two biggest information parts are missing though - release date and price.
 
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Release Date: June 27th
Orders Due: May 30th

Will retail somewhere around $139.00 if my MAP pricing is correct.
Friendly Dealers will have them for less if you ask, they can't advertise online unless they are an approved internet retailer.

And all the details without a click:
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Configuration: 12 boxes*/12 packs/6 cards
* 2x 6-count inners

2018 FLEER ULTRA MARVEL X-MEN TRADING CARDS BOX HITS:
(12) Subset Cards (Dead & Gone, Greatest Battles, The Originals, X-92, or Deadpool Around the World)
(12) Silver Foil Parallels
(1) Gold Foil Parallel #’d to 99 (at least)
(1) X-Cut
(6) Metal Blasters
(1) PMG
(2) Stax Cards
(1) 3×3 Puzzle Card

2018 FLEER ULTRA MARVEL X-MEN TRADING CARDS CASE HITS*:
(3-4) Artist Autograph Cards #’d to 50
(1-2) Jambalaya
(2) Master of Magnetism
(1-2) Sketch Cards
(2-3) Cut Comic Panels
(3-4) 94/95 FUXM Buyback
* On average per inner

2018 FLEER ULTRA MARVEL X-MEN TRADING CARDS PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:
ALL-NEW STAX CARDS! – The Upper Deck tradition of innovation continues with the introduction of these color-separated stacking cards! Find and assemble top, middle and bottom cards to create a final image of your favorite X-Men character!
Look for 1-of-1, original art sketch cards created by the most sought-after artists in the industry!
Find Single & Dual Cut Comic Panel Cards – Featuring the most notable titles in existence, including X-Men #1!!
Master of Magnetism Cards! – Giving the venerable villain his due, collect the 15-card set featuring images from his most dastardly moments, printed on metal! (non-magnetic metal of course, so Magneto can’t use them against you…)
3×3 Connected Image Cards – Find and assemble all 9 cards to reveal an astonishing scene drawn by Greg Hildebrandt!
1994 & 1995 Fleer Ultra X-Men Foil-Stamped Buyback Cards – Recapture the original complete base sets from 1994 & 1995!
11×14 Greg Hildebrandt Art Print, SIGNED! – Look for redemption cards for these frame-worthy art prints, hand-numbered to an edition of 25!

Look For Throwback-Inspired Insert Designs!
Metal Blaster
X-Cuts (common 1:20)
Red #’d to 99
Yellow #’d to 50
Blue #’d to 25
Black #’d to 5
Precious Metal Gems
Bronze #’d to 199
Red #’d to 99
Blue #’d to 49
Green #’d to 25
Purple #’d to 10
Gold #’d to 1
Jambalaya

150-Card Base Set – PLUS 5 Different Subsets, ALL Featuring Original Art! Collect over 200 unique illustrations printed across the base and sub sets; featuring famed artists: Greg Hildebrandt, Mark Texeira, John Stanko, Ariel Olivetti and more!!!


Now, the maths on this one...

6 Cards per pack
3 are inserts or parallels
3 are base cards

So it will take over 4 boxes to have enough base cards to MAKE a base set, assuming perfect collation.
So, figure a inner case at least to make a 150 card base set. Or over $750 worth of cards at retail.

Nice set, crazy numbers though.

Ed

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I don’t know what some of these companies smoke but they need to realise they are strangling their own markets by making things too hard and too expensive for the average collector- Mad
 
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Originally posted by Scifi Cards:
Release Date: June 27th
Orders Due: May 30th

Will retail somewhere around $139.00 if my MAP pricing is correct.
Friendly Dealers will have them for less if you ask, they can't advertise online unless they are an approved internet retailer.

And all the details without a click:
quote:
Configuration: 12 boxes*/12 packs/6 cards
* 2x 6-count inners

2018 FLEER ULTRA MARVEL X-MEN TRADING CARDS BOX HITS:
(12) Subset Cards (Dead & Gone, Greatest Battles, The Originals, X-92, or Deadpool Around the World)
(12) Silver Foil Parallels
(1) Gold Foil Parallel #’d to 99 (at least)
(1) X-Cut
(6) Metal Blasters
(1) PMG
(2) Stax Cards
(1) 3×3 Puzzle Card

2018 FLEER ULTRA MARVEL X-MEN TRADING CARDS CASE HITS*:
(3-4) Artist Autograph Cards #’d to 50
(1-2) Jambalaya
(2) Master of Magnetism
(1-2) Sketch Cards
(2-3) Cut Comic Panels
(3-4) 94/95 FUXM Buyback
* On average per inner

2018 FLEER ULTRA MARVEL X-MEN TRADING CARDS PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:
ALL-NEW STAX CARDS! – The Upper Deck tradition of innovation continues with the introduction of these color-separated stacking cards! Find and assemble top, middle and bottom cards to create a final image of your favorite X-Men character!
Look for 1-of-1, original art sketch cards created by the most sought-after artists in the industry!
Find Single & Dual Cut Comic Panel Cards – Featuring the most notable titles in existence, including X-Men #1!!
Master of Magnetism Cards! – Giving the venerable villain his due, collect the 15-card set featuring images from his most dastardly moments, printed on metal! (non-magnetic metal of course, so Magneto can’t use them against you…)
3×3 Connected Image Cards – Find and assemble all 9 cards to reveal an astonishing scene drawn by Greg Hildebrandt!
1994 & 1995 Fleer Ultra X-Men Foil-Stamped Buyback Cards – Recapture the original complete base sets from 1994 & 1995!
11×14 Greg Hildebrandt Art Print, SIGNED! – Look for redemption cards for these frame-worthy art prints, hand-numbered to an edition of 25!

Look For Throwback-Inspired Insert Designs!
Metal Blaster
X-Cuts (common 1:20)
Red #’d to 99
Yellow #’d to 50
Blue #’d to 25
Black #’d to 5
Precious Metal Gems
Bronze #’d to 199
Red #’d to 99
Blue #’d to 49
Green #’d to 25
Purple #’d to 10
Gold #’d to 1
Jambalaya

150-Card Base Set – PLUS 5 Different Subsets, ALL Featuring Original Art! Collect over 200 unique illustrations printed across the base and sub sets; featuring famed artists: Greg Hildebrandt, Mark Texeira, John Stanko, Ariel Olivetti and more!!!


Now, the maths on this one...

6 Cards per pack
3 are inserts or parallels
3 are base cards

So it will take over 4 boxes to have enough base cards to MAKE a base set, assuming perfect collation.
So, figure a inner case at least to make a 150 card base set. Or over $750 worth of cards at retail.

Nice set, crazy numbers though.

Ed


Thanks for the breakdown, Ed. That one has to practically purchase an inner case to even have the chance at getting the base set is unfortunate.
 
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I don’t know what some of these companies smoke but they need to realise they are strangling their own markets by making things too hard and too expensive for the average collector- Mad


I agree. These parallels are ridiculous. I don't think they understand that obscuring original art with shiny graphics is not an incentive for the average collector. The only successful parallel attempts have been those that were truly novel - like 1995's Marvel Masterpieces Emotion parallel or 2016's Marvel Masterpieces Comic parallel.
 
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Thanks for the breakdown, Ed. That one has to practically purchase an inner case to even have the chance at getting the base set is unfortunate.


If all you're looking for is the base set, if/when it hits Upper Deck's e-Pack, it will likely be much more affordable. Not ripping packs, but picking up the singles off COMC. Both the last Marvel Masterpieces and Fleer Ultra Spider-Man weren't in my budget and inserts weren't my priority. I bought base cards singles for $0.30 to $0.40 each (about $30-40 for the sets) as the e-Packs users are filling COMC up with a lot all at once. Might be an avenue for dealers to consider stocking up with too.

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Thanks for the breakdown, Ed. That one has to practically purchase an inner case to even have the chance at getting the base set is unfortunate.


If all you're looking for is the base set, if/when it hits Upper Deck's e-Pack, it will likely be much more affordable. Not ripping packs, but picking up the singles off COMC. Both the last Marvel Masterpieces and Fleer Ultra Spider-Man weren't in my budget and inserts weren't my priority. I bought base cards singles for $0.30 to $0.40 each (about $30-40 for the sets) as the e-Packs users are filling COMC up with a lot all at once. Might be an avenue for dealers to consider stocking up with too.


All valid ways to get trading cards I'm sure, but it involves navigating e-packs and COMC for collectors and maybe dealers too.

Now the question is, do you think these alternate methods of obtaining cards will bring in enough new card collectors to offset all the old card collectors who wouldn't touch any of it with a 10 foot pole? Big Grin

Good assessment, they are "strangling their own markets" and I really don't see how each bad idea tops the last bad idea. Frown
 
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All valid ways to get trading cards I'm sure, but it involves navigating e-packs and COMC for collectors and maybe dealers too.

Now the question is, do you think these alternate methods of obtaining cards will bring in enough new card collectors to offset all the old card collectors who wouldn't touch any of it with a 10 foot pole? Big Grin

Good assessment, they are "strangling their own markets" and I really don't see how each bad idea tops the last bad idea. Frown


I'm simply offering my approach to getting satisfaction out of a product they may not otherwise try. I want the base set for these so it doesn't make sense to buy the box after box required. This route does.

And buying singles off of COMC doesn't require anything to do with e-Pack other than knowing it's arrived so you can expect an influx of singles to start showing up. It's just like buying single cards off any other site out there.

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Not arguing with you at all Ryan, I get what you are saying. However I've been collecting a long time and I have never tried to buy a base set card for card. I have put them together by pack. I have bought them complete. I have filled a few gaps to complete. To not buy any of the product, but to purchase every base card as individual sales, or groups of sales, isn't how I buy cards. I go after autograph cards like that and some other hits, but not base cards. And I always do like to have the basic set of any product where I am buying for the title, as well as specific autographs.

For card manufacturers to keep making premium products that have so many inserts and so many parallels, while still reducing the number of cards in a pack, packs in a box, boxes in a case and then raising the SRP on everything is destructive to the hobby.

We are losing existing card collectors out of frustration and the complaints of the "average" collectors are being ignored. The products keep getting bigger and more expensive, while collectors still can't find the value and now can't complete titles they have always followed.

I'm not faulting you for trying to explain the ways collectors can adjust their habits to still make these large base sets. I am saying that card manufacturers can't force collectors to buy a certain way or to be satisfied with less than they had before. Its a hobby, collectors will just stop buying. Which is all fine if the manufacturers' methods are attracting even more new customers than they are losing, but I don't see that this is happening.

Sorry, went a bit off topic, but since 2018 Ultra X-Men does need 4 boxes for a base set, that kind of is the topic.

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Anyone know if there's still any banned X-Men characters for the sketch cards?
I think Gambit, Nightcrawler, Rogue, and Apocalypse were on the list a one time.
 
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If you're wondering about the checklist, here it is: https://www.beckett.com/news/2018-fleer-ultra-x-men/

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