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Posted on January 22, 2013 – 10:52 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | Carrie Fisher, Ewok, Mark Hamill, Star Wars, Star Wars Relics, Wookie | Comments (7)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Star Wars fans looking to own a piece of the iconic story might get the chance.
For the first time, Topps is offering real Stars Wars relics in the upcoming 2013 Star Wars Jedi Legacy. The relics include Chewbacca hair, Ewok fur and Jabba the Hut’s barge sail.
Other relics feature original film cels from scenes throughout Episodes 4, 5 and 6 (one in every box), and autographs. Twenty actors spread throughout all six movies will sign cards for Stars Wars Jedi Legacy including Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.
Printing plates are also included and collectors will get either an auto or printing plate in every box.
The base set will focus on the story of Luke and Anakin Skywalker with 45 cards on each character. The base cards will have Blue, Magenta, Green and rare Gold parallels.
In addition, there are 45 insert cards with Influencers, Connections and The Circle is Now Complete.
Telling the individual story is only part of Star Ways Jedi Legacy. Base cards from “A” (Anakin Skywalker) and base cards from “B” (Luke Skywalker) can be connected through the Connections or Influencer insert cards through colliding light sabers on the bottom of the card.
Topps looks to tell the full stories of their journeys.
The Circle is Now Complete die-cuts are the toughest insert to pull. These inserts fall at a rate of 1 in 12 packs. When complete, all 12 cards fit around a circle, and to get the piece that middle piece, collectors will take part of a yet unannounced store promotion.
Look for Stars Wars Jedi Legacy to come out May 22 and cost around $100 a box. There will be 24 packs per box and with eight cards in each pack. The product will be available in hobby shops only.
Susan Lulgjuraj is an editor of Beckett Sports Card Monthly. You can email her here with questions, comments or ideas. Follow her on Twitter here. Follow Beckett Media on Facebook.
Holy crap. I need me some wookie fur!
This could be awesome, but $100 a box seems steep considering the real hits are at least 1 in 3 boxes.
Now this is a star war product to be excited about!!!
Chewbacca! What a Wookie!
Agree with David, this could be sweet but it looks like it fell short. I love cards and I love Star Wars but this doesn’t impress at all. C’mon Topps, if you’re gonna do something like this do it right.
I’d really like to see an ‘old school’ set come back…one w/ 90 cards some stickers and of course a stick of gum. Something we all stand a chance of “completing” !
Really TOPPS, another $100 box w/ inserts that have nearly impossible odds….and right after the release of the MASSSIVE Galactic Files set, which by the way I will probably never be able to “complete”.
P.S. How about some NEW images…we keep getting the same old stock photos that have been cropped and re-cropped.
Chewbacca, hands down candidate for Wookie of the Year!
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