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Topps must have anticipated strong parental reaction owing to mars attacks bloodgore content which is effective even today. The 1962 topps bubbles inc mars attacks trading card set consists of 55 cards and was actually produced by topps, but marketed under the name bubbles, inc. Invasion beloved scifi icon returns with first allnew story card set since 1962. All of the original mars attacks cards, published by topps in 1962.
Originally entitled attack from space, this series was inspired by the hg wells war of the worlds story, and the eyegrabbing ec comic. Trading cards delivers a 1 complete 110card base set, 25 green parallels, 1 sketch card plus 1 additional hit in every box set. With so many strange burton shots, it makes for a fun base set of 72 cards. Mars attacks is back for its 55th anniversary with the firstever seque l to the original 1962 card set. The largest searchable database of vintage non sports cards on the internet. The screenplay, which was based on the cult trading card series of the same name, was written by jonathan gems. Free shipping on many items browse your favorite brands affordable prices. Mars attacks is a series of science fiction trading cards produced by topps in 1962, depicting the gruesome invasion of earth by martians. Once you have all the items listed above, set up the first scenario as described on the next page. In just months, there would be a huge explosion, and mars.
The cards form a story arc, which tell of the invasion of earth by cruel, hideous martians, under the command of a corrupt martian government who conceal the fact from the martian populace that mars is doomed to explode and therefore proposes a. The best thing about this 50thanniversary book is that. By kevin guhl october 18, 2012 daily lists, miscellaneous 0 comment. Riding the momentum of the 50th anniversary of their bestselling franchise, topps is proud to announce the first allnew mars attacks storybased trading cards in more than half a century. Mars attacks topps kindle edition by brown, len, the. Card fronts bear captivating and shockingly graphic color depictions. Decide how many vps worth of advantage to give the martians. Place the appropriate cards on the martian side of the table as a reminder. The 20 most twisted mars attacks cards topless robot. The cards feature artwork by science fiction artists wally wood and norman saunders.
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The material the dust jacket is made out of is the same kind of material that made up the gumwrappers that housed old fashioned trading cards. Occupation does not include any chase cards or super rare hit cards, and any applicable stretch goals see stretch goal infographic below for details. I have seen a number of references to ai cards for solitaire play of mars attacks. Mars attacks occupation box binder kickstarter topps scifi cards. Lots of images and links, if you are a collector, you will love this site. Includes preliminary sketches and artwork, including a facsimile of the original trading card mechanical on the inside back cover, with reproduction of the 1962 handwriting from the original topps production department. Hell, even the darned plants are joining the cause of mars attacks uprising, a new entry in the longrunning topps card series that dates all the. Played as a flickr slideshow it sure beats the tim burton movie.
The cards form a story arc, which tell of the invasion of earth by cruel, hideous martians, under the command of a corrupt martian government who conceal the fact from the martian populace that mars. The final card in the set is also the sets checklist. Apr 18, 2014 mars attacks is a series of polemic trading cards that came out in 1962. Nonsports cards 1962 mars attacks images psa cardfacts. Each card i personally removed from its wrapper, collated, and placed in a protective box, sleeve, bag, or container. Can anyone enlighten me on the contents of this deck. This is the original mars attacks cards complete set in near mint condition no creases, great color, corners are so sharp you can cut your fingers. Look for sketch cards, letterpress cards, and autograph cards randomly inserted. In sequence, the cards depicted the invasion of earth a pretty obvious cold war allegory by some just really atrociously. The allnew trading card series from topps and sidekick.
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