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Some news on the next Star Wars Galaxy product...

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Star Wars Galaxy #6 Trading Cards Hobby
(SRP-$3.99) 7 cards per pack / 24 packs per box / 8 boxes per case
Orders Due: 12-10-10 Release Date: 3-2-11

Topps is releasing Star Wars Galaxy 6 - one of its most beloved entertainment card brands.

When this innovative all-art Star Wars trading card series was first introduced in 1993, it was a relatively quiet time for Star Wars. The original movie trilogy was long gone from theaters and talk of more films was purely speculation. Yet when Topps' Star Wars Galaxy cards hit store shelves, the groundbreaking idea took fans on a collecting joy ride that spanned three different series, two coffee table books, and encompassed more than 350 spectacular pieces of Star Wars artwork.

Star Wars Galaxy Series 6 continues this tradition with a 120-card gallery of diverse artist interpretations of the Star Wars Universe:
* "New Visions": Over 50 exclusive, new paintings from well-known and up-and-coming comics artists and fantasy illustrators. Features imaginative scenes not seen in the films and presented here for the first time.
* "The Force Unleashed 2": Dazzling visuals from LucasArts latest video game release.
* Movie Posters, Comics & Book Cover Art: Iconic imagery never-before-seen on trading cards

Trading cards have come a long way since 1993 and Star Wars Galaxy Series 6 is filled with all of the bells and whistles that today's collector expects.
* One of-a-Kind Sketches: Rendered shaped sketch cards & traditional size cards. One per box guaranteed.
* First ever Sketchagraphs! Sketch Cards autographed by Star Wars actors!
* Foil Cards - Beautiful illustrations by Brian Rood reproduced on metallic foil with bronze, gold and sequentially numbered prismatic parallels.
* Etched Foil Puzzle cards: Initiated with the first Galaxy set, this 6 card puzzle connects with puzzles from other Star Wars card series to create one continuous panorama. Featuring artwork by Joe Corroney and Brian Miller. Plus, look for 1/1 original etched foil artwork!
* 1/1 Printing Plates: The actual plates used to produce the cards


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Star Wars Galaxy #6 Trading Cards Retail
(SRP-$2.99) 7 cards per pack / 24 packs per box / 16 boxes per case
Orders Due: 12-10-10 Release Date: 3-2-11

* Cel Cards featuring vintage Kenner Slide Art.
* Foil Cards - Beautiful illustrations by Brian Rood reproduced on metallic foil with bronze, gold and sequentially numbered prismatic parallels.
* Etched Foil Puzzle cards: Initiated with the first Galaxy set, this 6 card puzzle connects with puzzles from other Star Wars card series to create one continuous panorama. Featuring artwork by Joe Corroney and Brian Miller.


Looks like there will be a reason to go after the retail this time around. Those cel cards sound pretty cool.

No word if there will be a Target retail version with red sketches...

Looking forward to this one.

Ed

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Here is the sell sheet
 
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The sell sheets states that this set is due out March 2010, we must have all missed it Big Grin I'll be in for a couple of cases.
 
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I'm not really getting a "bells and whistles" feel from what was listed. The foil with parallel chase set has been done to death with Topps. The etched-foil-puzzle chase set is kind of a tradition with the Galaxy series I suppose. Actor-signed sketch cards? Not really thinking too far outside the box on that one. Aside from the Kenner slide cels (retail cels - almost a guarantee with a Star Wars Topps release), there isn't anything really "bells and whistles" worthy in my opinion. Don't get me wrong, I'm a Star Wars fan. I'm just waiting for a card company that actually brings something new to the table with a release. The only recent innovation I can think of, is the Metallogloss cards from Breygent. Years ago, I envisioned the cards of the future would be mind-blowing. It's sad to say, that in 2010/2011, the only thing Topps could come up with is foil parallels.

I know I'm viewed as way too critical, but please don't mistake my love and passion for this hobby as negativity.

Oh, and yes, I'll buy Star Wars Galaxy 6. But all the while, I'll be optimistic for Galaxy 7 with some true "bells and whistles".
 
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Is that a real sell sheet?

It doesn't seem very professionally done, has a big mistake in the date, and mentions 'Sketchagraphs,' which I don't believe has ever been used for a Topps product -- it was a Fleer/Skybox thing. . .

Jon
 
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Is that a real sell sheet?

It doesn't seem very professionally done, has a big mistake in the date, and mentions 'Sketchagraphs,' which I don't believe has ever been used for a Topps product -- it was a Fleer/Skybox thing. . .

Jon


Topps does not often print sales sheets anymore, so this was a PDF someone at Topps threw together. Obviously without much supervision.

The Sketchagraph for this set is an actor signed sketch card. I guess they didn't think someone had already used that name, but then maybe it was never trademarked.

Ed

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Some of my Galaxy 6 cards....

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Like the cards I do....

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First class cards, as always, Jim!

Liking the samples I'm seeing from different artists. Lots of good stuff coming.

Ed

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lovely color style, very original Jim

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Thanks everyone...These are my only 3 artist returns.

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A customer said he called Topps about the 'sketchagraph' autos and actually talked to someone who knew something they would share. But until I see something official I would still call this a well informed rumor...

Autographs From:
  • Mark Hammill
  • Carrie Fisher
  • Ray Park
  • Jake Lloyd
  • Amy Allen
  • Orli Shoshan
  • and a couple he couldn't remember

    The Hammill and Fisher will be Ultra Rare, the rest will be relatively equal numbers.

    Autos will fall approximately 1 per case (no guarantee).

    And the best news: No Stickers! Bouncey These will be on-card autographs.

    Now, I would have had a few more questions if I had the ear of someone willing to share information...

    Will these be random sketches of the character, or were the sketches done specifically for the sketchagraph cards?

    Sketch card artists who specialize in photo-realistic sketches were used for these? Yes?

    Was there a special card for these so the autograph has a 'place' on the card? Or will the actor be signing right over the artwork.

    But, it's something to have some information.

    Ed

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    that's interesting news...especially the on-card autos

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    Good news if it turns out to be true on the on card autos (a turning point for Topps perhaps?). Shame about the rareity, one per case, not worth the cost of this set, I'd seriously consider downsizing my order on this set. Need some clarification on those images on the auto. I'll beleive this when I see it Wink

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    Hey Guys,

    Posted this bit of info over at Scoundrel earlier today.

    Sketchagraphs will net out to be 1:135 packs. These are special cards, different and separate from the standard sketches. Signed ON THE CARD by each actor, then sketched by a group of select artists. Images will pop up next week.

    The list of signers is:

    Mark Hamill
    Carrie Fisher
    Ray Park
    Jake Lloyd
    Orli Shoshan
    Amy Allen
    Jon Berg
    John Morton
    Mike Quinn


    Artists:
    Adam Hughes
    Alex Buechel
    Allison Sohn
    Brian Rood
    Cat Staggs
    Doug Cowan
    Grant Gould
    Jamie Snell
    Jim Kyle
    John Haun
    Kevin Graham
    Kevin Doyle
    Kyle Babbitt
    Lin Workman
    Otis Frampton
    Randy Martinez
    Rich Molinelli
    Sarah Wilkinson
    Sean Pence
    Steve Stanley
    Tim Proctor
    Tom Hodges

    All artist quantities are generally the same but differ by 1-2 cards each.
    All signers did the same except for Mark and Carrie, who obviously contributed less, but won't be necessarily be ultra rare. Desirability will too, of course be based on your taste in art.


    I hope the sketch cards for Galaxy 6 will please everyone here (if that's possible). They're incredible strong, lots of color and very few repeats with little or no pencil repeats at all. We've done a lot of work to improve the experience for collectors and make a more enriching product.

    Thanks,
    -David.
     
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    that's good news!

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    That's one to two per case, or to be exact 1.42 per case. That's pretty good odds. I think the case breakers will do very well on this set.

    David - thanks for posting.
     
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    I'm in for a couple of cases, might try and squeeze some funds for just one more though
     
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    Hey Guys,

    Posted this bit of info over at Scoundrel earlier today.

    Sketchagraphs will net out to be 1:135 packs. These are special cards, different and separate from the standard sketches. Signed ON THE CARD by each actor, then sketched by a group of select artists. Images will pop up next week.

    The list of signers is:

    Mark Hamill
    Carrie Fisher
    Ray Park
    Jake Lloyd
    Orli Shoshan
    Amy Allen
    Jon Berg
    John Morton
    Mike Quinn



    Hey, it's *almost* like Topps visited the autograph hall at Celebration V and got the same autographs there that I did.

    Big ol' Wink

    Two birds, one stone.
     
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    Howdy,

    I upped my order of Star Wars Galaxy, getting quite excited about the set.

    TTFN

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