Trading card collectors will be happy to know that Topps will be releasing five new products tied in to the Star Wars universe in 2015. Collections include Star Wars Masterwork, Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Illustrated, 3D Widevision Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, and Star Wars Chrome Perspectives Part 2. Some will be available via your local specialty shops, while others are online exclusives.
Here’s a bit of what to expect from each set:
Star Wars Masterworks (February 11th – Hobby Only)
The format is a high-end set that includes cards on wood and metal, autograph cards, sketch cards, relic cards, and framed printing plates. Each master box guarantees one on-card autograph and one premium 72-point heavyweight stock premium sketch card. Each case guarantees one silver framed on-card autograph, seven on-card autographs (except when replaced by a sticker auto as part of an ultra-rare autograph parallel), eight premium 72-point heavyweight stock premium sketch cards, and three relic cards.
Star Wars Rebels Trading cards (February 25 – Retail Only)
Tied to the Disney XD TV show, the cards will be available in two SKUs: the Gravity Feed pack, with six cards, at $1.99 MSRP; and the Jumbo Pack, with 18 cards, at $4.99 MSRP.
The base set includes 100 character, vehicle, and scene cards. There are also Rainbow Foil parallel cards, 20 different stickers (one per pack), and 10 tattoos (1:8). Approximately 500 sketch cards will be randomly inserted.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Illustrated
The product is based on the radio serial, not the movie. It will be a hobby product, launch April 29th, and packs will retail for $3.99.
3D Widevision Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Chrome Perspectives (June 10)
The very limited run (of perhaps 2000 boxes) will feature 3D lenticular cards in the Widevision size, at around $100 per box in a numbered edition (run size and price are not finalized). It will be sold only through the Topps website.
Star Wars Chrome Perspective Part 2 (August 5)
Part 1 split the set into the view from the Alliance and Empire sides; Part 2 will split the set between the Jedi and Sith perspectives.
No word on product releases for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Read more at icv2.com
Source: Topps Star Wars
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