Any reports yet? If any of you ventured through during the sneak peek last night.
July 20, 2017, 10:06 AM
Looks like Cryptozoic has at least 9 new promos there, 3 for Outlander and 6 for Bombshells.
The Outlanders are P9, SDCC1 and 2
P5 – Black Canary P6 – Katana P7 – Zatanna (very limited Cosplay cards) P8 – Elvin Hernandez Stargirl P9 – Scott Blair Harley Quinn card P10 – Harley Quinn (The National box break)This message has been edited. Last edited by: David R,
July 20, 2017, 05:53 PM
So, not content with releasing two sets exclusively at SDCC and ignoring all those that supported the products for the first releases, they're now giving promos to those that dress up (with a good bet most don't know what a trading card is), and something called the National Box Break, whatever that is. Great way to alienate collectors.
July 20, 2017, 06:37 PM
I just realised Topps is at SDCC (which I should have remembered from previous years). if anyone is going to their stand for some other reason and is not a digital card person, could you drop my digital name on their list please (tangentJB)? Thanks
We do not sell promo cards. We are selling SDCC1 / SDCC2 as a 2-card Preview set for our Season 2 set which we'll release within weeks.
P9 is the only promo card for Outlander Season 2 that we're (freely) distributing at Comic Con.
P10 will not be distributed at Comic Con. It will be distributed at The National.
Originally posted by David R: Looks like Cryptozoic has at least 9 new promos there, 3 for Outlander and 6 for Bombshells.
The Outlanders are P9, SDCC1 and 2
P5 – Black Canary P6 – Katana P7 – Zatanna (very limited Cosplay cards) P8 – Elvin Hernandez Stargirl P9 – Scott Blair Harley Quinn card P10 – Harley Quinn (The National box break)
July 21, 2017, 02:49 AM
The Outlander promo is up for $120 I Give up
July 21, 2017, 06:11 AM
Originally posted by mgeo: We do not sell promo cards. We are selling SDCC1 / SDCC2 as a 2-card Preview set for our Season 2 set which we'll release within weeks.
"a 2-card preview set" - I've heard it all now. Call it a promo and it's free. Call it a preview and you can charge.
July 21, 2017, 10:18 AM
There also appears to be a NEW Orphan Black card at SDCC with P2 and B1 written on the back
However, the back doesn't really advertise anything. Not sure what it is supposed to be, a chase card or a promo
July 21, 2017, 10:51 AM
I understand why you guys are disgusted by this greed, it truly does undermine the hobby, but it is also the natural extension of everything that has come before. Exclusive cards have been successful, so a good thing morphs into a bad thing.
Exclusive promos, exclusive cards and various event freebies have been highlights for shows, big and small, for years. It used to be a bigger deal for promo collectors and the subjects were mostly more obscure.
Then we started to get exclusive promos for major titles tied into Cons and Breygent came out with Mystery Packs and other manufacturers joined in and now we have Orphan Black season packs that can only be picked up at the event. Once cards featuring major titles started to be brought out this way, it had to effect the card collectors that followed those titles long term and you knew it would go to far.
So that's where we are now, too far. You can still find these cards of course, you just have to pay the person who has them. If someone wants to pay $120 for an Outlander promo, that's their business, but it just supports the problem.
For those that don't want to see these things continue at this level, my suggestion would be to just not buy the cards until the prices make sense. Demand always controls pricing and if there is no demand the practice will be curtailed by the makers themselves. Other than that, I'm not concerned about it because I know I'm not supporting it.
July 21, 2017, 10:58 AM
How about the craziness with the promos at the recent Star Wars show in Florida ?
A new 4 card promo set by Topps. You had to buy a $ 100 box of SW cards and they gave you 1 promo. So you had to spend $ 400 to get all 4
And to top it off, there were variants on these 4 promos given to volunteers who set up at the show. These are discussed below in the New Promo section