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Mystery Science Theater 3000 from RR Parks

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November 25, 2016, 01:00 PM
Ted Dastick Jr.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 from RR Parks
How is there not a thread on this yet? Announced on their Facebook page yesterday. Should be awesome!


November 25, 2016, 04:04 PM
mintoncard
Looks interesting to me. Wink
November 25, 2016, 04:38 PM
Richard Parks
Happy Thanksgiving Digestion Day (to those who have emerged from their food coma). Thanks, Ted, for starting this thread. Yes -- I made the first announcement yesterday on Facebook during the MST3K Thanksgiving Marathon. Am pretty happy with the initial response of 301 'likes' and dozens of 'shares'. And I've had a lot of fun conversations with collectors who have waited 30 years for someone to do a trading card series of MST3K. I'm looking forward to diving right in (in fact, got the complete authorization and signed contract by FedEx just today).

For the next four weeks I'm finishing up assembly and packaging of the '1959 Three Stooges Reissue' retail 'wax pack' boxes ... then a little bit of time to be put in on my Basil Wolverton II: Wolverton's Women card series (which is finishing up on Kickstarter in a little over a week). THEN I can actually break ground on MST3K.

So far I've brought on board several artists: Claudiu Macarie (who did the official portrait cards for Chronicles of The Three Stooges Series 1, 2, 3 and 4), Elizabetta Stoinich who did those jaw dropping 'classy caricatures' and etching cards from Stooges series 2, and Pete Battaglioli (who did series four's sketch-back PainOramA puzzle 6-card set). Am also bringing back Lotte T. who did the delightfully strange etching cards from Stooges series five Kickstarter exclusives and the 6 'classic monster' etchings from my Halloween Kickstarter. Almost like a 'family reunion' of artists.

Am also working with Andrew Cambalik (who did the 3D anaglyph cards from Stooges series 3 and 4) and Christian LeBlanc (who did the 3D cards for Chris Irving's 'Madman Comin' Atcha in 3D').

Faerie Metal will, of course, be involved because they do stunning work AND are a sheer delight to work with.

So right now I'm 'mapping out' the general aspects of the series one release (if you liked the scope of Chronicles of The Three Stooges 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 then you know exactly what to expect with MST3K ... except this next project is being planned out with even more special production cards). In December and January I'll be actually designing the cards. REALLY looking forward to this project. And of course I encourage comments and suggestions from fellow MSTys (or MSTies) -- am compiling a database through emails received at my website including a list of fellow fans who want some promo cards that will be released hopefully during December.

Richard Parks
RRParksCARDS
November 26, 2016, 09:07 PM
Richard Parks
What... no one's gonna post any comments about this? On Facebook it's been a FLOOD of comments and enthusiasm....
November 27, 2016, 03:36 AM
dcole
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Originally posted by Richard Parks:
What... no one's gonna post any comments about this? On Facebook it's been a FLOOD of comments and enthusiasm....

Emerged from the food coma here... Big Grin

This is a great idea for a trading card set, Richard! Mystery Science Theatre used to crack me up, so I'm really looking forward to seeing what you come up with. I loved your Grim Reaper set (got in on the original etching pledge level there) so I know you'll put together a great package with MST3K, too.

I don't really do Facebook so I'm not up with the discussion over there. Are you planning this as a Kickstarter campaign, as well?

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November 27, 2016, 05:50 AM
wolfie
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Originally posted by Richard Parks:

What... no one's gonna post any comments about this?



I'll be honest Richard, i have no idea what this is. I am assuming it is an american thing as i have never seen it or heard of it. However, having said that i'm sure it will be a great set like all the other one's you have done.

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November 27, 2016, 06:52 AM
Triple-Frog
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Originally posted by wolfie:
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Parks:

What... no one's gonna post any comments about this?



I'll be honest Richard, i have no idea what this is. I am assuming it is an american thing as i have never seen it or heard of it. However, having said that i'm sure it will be a great set like all the other one's you have done.


Yes, I don't think you will see many comments from the UK Smile . I believe a couple of seasons were shown very late at night in the 90's ( I think I recorded some on videotape which shows how long ago it was! ) but it's pretty much a mystery Big Grin over here.
November 28, 2016, 09:11 AM
Jason00
I am looking forward to this. I don't know how much I can buy - the wife and I are buying a new house in the spring and need to save money - but MST3K is one of my top five shows ever. If I could afford to give them $300 for their Kickstarter, I can pick up some cards.

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November 28, 2016, 10:09 AM
cmcdjj37
Will you be featuring the new MST3K in any future releases?

For those that aren't aware there was a kickstarter campaign to bring back MST3K. As of right now it's set to debut next year on Netflix. It will feature both Patton Oswald and Felicia Day. There have also been cameos announced from Jerry Seinfeld and Mark Hammil. They also said they asked Neil Patrick Harris and Jack Black to appear as well. Talk about a potentially sweet autograph lineup!
November 28, 2016, 05:16 PM
Tommy C
Wolfie, it was a low budget show that ran on cable TV from 1989 to 1999, I think, where the characters poked fun at mostly old, bad sci-fi films

Sort of like the way Beavis and Butthead ridiculed music videos

There was also a theatrical film in 1996, but it was barely released and did poorly



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Originally posted by wolfie:
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Parks:

What... no one's gonna post any comments about this?



I'll be honest Richard, i have no idea what this is. I am assuming it is an american thing as i have never seen it or heard of it. However, having said that i'm sure it will be a great set like all the other one's you have done.

November 28, 2016, 06:09 PM
Richard Parks
Right ... only the fan site has 50,000 registered MSTys (fans of MST3K) and when they ran the Kickstarter to reboot the show it became the highest grossing Kickstarter. The fan base is massive. When I posted a small announcement on facebook it got over 400 likes in 24 hours and 91 shares. Not too shabby for a low budget show that ran for 10 years 25 years ago. Those who watched TWD yesterday that was Jonah Ray sitting next to 'Elvira' (Ray is one of the actors who'll be in the MST3K reboot in 2017).
November 28, 2016, 06:12 PM
Richard Parks
We're mapping out the MST3K Trading Card series right now ... and I've already brought aboard quite a few of the artists from Chronicles of the Three Stooges as well as other artists not yet announced. Am planning the series as big ... REALLY big ... with some subsets and special cards not tried before by me or another other publishers. And of course Faerie Metal will be involved (wouldn't be a 'great card series' without Faerie Metal!)
January 10, 2017, 09:25 PM
Jason00
Got my promos today - cards 3, 5, 8. Did anyone else get any?

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January 11, 2017, 03:16 AM
Rich65
Do you think there may be a chance some of the cast might be willing to sign cards for you?
That would be the icing on what is shaping up to be a fun set.
January 11, 2017, 12:17 PM
mykdude
Great cheesy movie cards mixed with cast member inserts and autographs will definitely get my attention.

Also a big fan of the RiffTrax carry on. If you have not watched High School Musical or the Britney Spears film Crossroad without the MST3K commentary then you have not really seen it!!! Cool
January 19, 2017, 02:44 PM
Tommy C
Promo cards have been released
May 17, 2017, 10:34 PM
Richard Parks
The MST3K Series One card project is moving right along. Many month's delay in the approval process and templating (the MST3K guys were very busy with the release of SEASON ELEVEN of MST3K). But, we're back on track ... approvals are happening so the major subsets are being written and designed, 4 new promo cards are in the works, the film-used relic cards are happening, I'm commissioning some REALLY good sketch card artists. Revised target release date is late summer (this year). While I was waiting for approvals to trickle in I worked on Three Stooges Theater (RRParksCARDS's seventh Three Stooges series)... and that series will release the first week of June. I won't be listing it on my website for sale because the Kickstarter saw about 82% of the entire production run sold out! There just won't be enough boxes left over to actually advertise them much. Am pretty darn happy about having a near sold out series. Anyway, MST3K Series One is moving forward nicely and is going to be a pretty big card series... anticipated for nearly 30 years!
August 20, 2017, 10:55 PM
Richard Parks
Just in case MST3K fans are reading this, I just brought on board the 23rd MST3K Trading Cards sketch artist today. I've ONLY brought on board A-List artists -- NO one will be able to list on ebay a $10,000 'greatest sketch card ever' sarcastic listing. Very excited about having 2 dozen A-Lists artists on the project (my first card series release with official sketch cards)... it's also my first card series release with genuine film-used (or rather TV used) prop costume relic cards -- Mike's jumpsuit and Dr. Forrester's lab coat. Gonna be my most ambitious card series to date. And it's coming soon -- the first 186 different base and subset cards of Series One are currently with licensing being reviewed.
August 21, 2017, 05:05 AM
mykdude
So is this a kickstarter project or will we eventually see purchase details?

The website looks like it hasn't been updated since Oct with no mention of this set.
September 04, 2017, 12:32 PM
Richard Parks
For the most part I provide customers with email updates and notifications -- I don't update my website much (but did when I ran the Stooges Kickstarter a few months ago... and also updated it for my current Kickstarter). When MST3K Series One is available for sale it will be listed on my website.