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New Star Trek Movie Set

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January 20, 2014, 12:48 PM
New Star Trek Movie Set
I think any blame, if that is the word you want to use, lies with the collectors. People kept complaining that base sets didn't have enough value. That inserts should be rarer. That we needed more parallels. That the best premiums hits should be more limited.

So now we have expensive preview sets and split season sets and 12 case incentives, along with the regular sets that cannot be completed even by case buyers.

But as long as the product sells out, does that not validate it all? So its up to the buyers to decide what they really want.

It falls under the motto of "Be careful what you ask for". You might not be able to afford it. Big Grin
January 29, 2014, 09:18 AM
Obi Wan Chrisobi has an article on their main page today about this set, including images of some of the cards.

"These aren't the cards you're looking for...."
January 29, 2014, 12:40 PM
Chuck Bartowski
I think this set is going to be great...gonna bust 6 cases.
February 01, 2014, 08:19 AM

is online. Have a look Big Grin

February 01, 2014, 09:00 AM
Chris Byrne
Woah one of the largest sets i've seen! Some greats autos!
good luck to those who get into this one Smile
February 01, 2014, 10:32 AM
Thanks for the link CardFan77! Wink
February 07, 2014, 05:55 PM
Images of the base cards have now been added to the checklist. Looking good Smile
February 12, 2014, 06:53 AM
Images of the costume cards have been added to the checlist.

February 12, 2014, 11:16 AM
Blue Horseshoe
The Uniform Badge Cards have now been uploaded, and look really good.


Blue Horseshoe Loves Trading Cards.
February 13, 2014, 12:34 PM
The manufactured patch, bin, medal and badge cards are a premium hit that I can't stand. Its not that the cards don't look good, most are quite nice, and they are generally limited.

I just have a problem with the fact that they are not a genuine prop or relic. They are made in whatever quantity the manufacturer wants to make them. Its completely different than using an actual part of a real costume to create a truly limited collectible.

Now with older titles of Star Trek, Star Wars and such, getting this material off original costumes is next to impossible. But it might be possible for the new movies and shows. Just look at the patch cards from Walking Dead or the bowling shirt varients from Dexter for examples of something really worth going after.

The manufactured variety have no cache to me at all. But if you want to find one and you are the first one to open the box they stick out like a sore thumb. Which, come to think of it, is another reason why I don't like them. Big Grin
February 17, 2014, 10:36 PM
Autograph rarities have been posted on the checklist:
February 17, 2014, 11:12 PM
Looking forward to pulling the Kelvin Alien and Long Faced Bar Alien in my box.

"For a universe that's supposed to be half Chinese, Firefly sure doesn't have any Asians." -- The Uncomfortable Truths Well
February 18, 2014, 11:11 AM
I would get the two Test Administrator autographs if I was jumping in on this.
However, my money right now is going to Downton Abbey.
February 18, 2014, 09:39 PM
Oh there's a lot more than that to jump on. Out of the 32 autographs listed, I have never even heard of 23 of those actors. Of the 9 I know, 5 are extremely limited.

Lots of luck folks. Wink
February 21, 2014, 11:51 AM
Chuck Bartowski
Images of autos are up.
February 21, 2014, 12:05 PM
I'm sure I'll get a who's who of who cares out of my one box. Fingers crossed...

Anne Welles - "You've got to climb Mount Everest to reach the Valley of the Dolls."
February 21, 2014, 12:54 PM
Chris Byrne
Jane, one must stay positive! Smile
February 21, 2014, 04:41 PM
I am looking foreword to getting Richard Arnold's card. I've wanted his card since I heard he'd signed one. He worked closely with Gene Roddenberry and has been kind and gracious to me over the years.

Star Trek cards rule, everything else drools.
February 28, 2014, 05:42 PM
The Chekov(red) Rewards Card is now available on Rittenhouse's site.
March 02, 2014, 01:12 PM
I think this will officially be the last Trek set I ever buy from RA. I will continue to buy the Legends sets since I love those, but the main Trek sets have gradually turned into something that I don't want: impossibly large, impossibly expensive, and just not fun to collect anymore. There is no fun in knowing the odds of pulling any decent autograph will be astronomical and they are so hard to pull that prices are through the roof on eBay, and it's no fun knowing the 2009 set is so hard to put together that it would take 3+ cases of cards to build it, and it's no fun to have the inserts I always want to pick up like quotable sets replaced by silver parallel sets. I have a limited budget, and I don't feel like spending years tracking down the 2009 set (which was what I was really interested in for this set, since I collect Trek base sets and have every RA base set other than the premium pack set they did).

RA won't feel the pinch because I doubt the box and binder I buy of each release will matter much to the bottom line, and I will continue to buy other sets from them (looking forward to Game of Thrones 3, and my fingers are crossed that the Buffy set will be closer to the Lost sets in terms of a solid autograph lineup and fun inserts) but I am done with Star Trek. I wish I would have bought a box of Archer instead of Trek movies.

And as a p.s., if anyone wants to trade my Kelvin Doctor and Burly Cadet autograph cards for a Nolan North autograph, drop me a line Smile

"For a universe that's supposed to be half Chinese, Firefly sure doesn't have any Asians." -- The Uncomfortable Truths Well