2015 Cryptozoic Arrow Season 2 trading cards info
By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor
With plenty of bad guys (and gals) making trouble in Starling City, there’s still plenty more to delve into with Oliver Queen and his masked alter ego. 2015 Cryptozoic Arrow Season 2 covers more of those stories and their characters with a configuration that has a familiar mix of base cards and chase elements.
Like the show’s first release, which has proven to be one of the biggest of the year on the entertainment side of the hobby, boxes come with both an autograph and a costume card.
The 2015 Cryptozoic Arrow Season 2 base set has 72 cards. Sticking with the format of other TV-based releases from the manufacturer, they weave together the show’s big moments and focus on major story lines. Base cards also use images taken from the show as opposed to promotional shots.
Currently, no parallels have been announced.
Autographs and Wardrobe Cards
Both autographs and Wardrobe cards are included at a rate of one per 2015 Cryptozoic Arrow Season 2 box.
The design of the signed cards is different than the Season 1 cards. Among the highlights is Summer Glau. She’s known for several shows and films but most noticeably Firefly. Glau has a pair of autographs. The first is as Isabel Roschev. The second sees her put on her mask and become Ravager.
Other key signatures include Katie Cassidy (Laurel Lance) and John Barrowman (Malcolm Merlyn/Dark Archer).
2015 Cryptozoic Arrow Season 2 Autographs Checklist
AB Artine Brown as Hendrick von Arnim
CJ Celina Jade as Shado
CL1 Caity Lotz as Sara Lance
CL2 Caity Lotz as The Canary
CR Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Amanda Waller
DB Dylan Bruce as Adam Donner
DN Dylan Neal as Dr. Anthony Ivo
DY David Nykl as Anatoly Knyazev
GS Graham Shiels as Cyrus Gold
JB John Barrowman as Malcolm Merlyn/Dark Archer
JH Jesse Hutch as Officer Daily/Brother Daily
JP James Pizzinato as Thomas Flynn
JDG1 Jessica de Gouw as Helena Bertinelli
JDG2 Jessica de Gouw as The Huntress
KC Katie Kassidy as Laurel Lance
KH Kelly Hu as China White
KL Katrina Law as Nyssa al Ghul
KA1 Kevin Alejandro as Brother Blood
KA2 Kevin Alejandro as Sebastian Blood
ME Michael Eklund as Barton Mathis/The Dollmaker
MR Michael Rowe as Floyd Lawton/Deadshot
SE Seth Gabel as Count Vertigo
SG1 Summer Glau as Isabel Rochev
SG2 Summer Glau as Ravager
Wardrobe cards have a swatch from a show-used costume embedded in them, much like a jersey card in a sports release. A total of 25 Wardrobe cards are in the set. M25, which features Willa Holland as Thea Queen, is only available with the set’s binder.
In addition to the basic one-per-box costume cards, six Dual Wardrobe cards combine to land 1:192 packs.
A Triple Wardrobe card with pieces of costumes worn by Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen) and Manu Bennett (Slade Wilson) is limited to 25 total copies.
For those looking for a chase element that isn’t on the expensive side, the product also has a couple of basic insert sets. Character Bios (nine cards, 1:4 packs) spotlights the show’s inhabitants and what makes them tick rather than the base cards that show what happens. Suicide Squad (nine cards, 1:4) isn’t a preview of the upcoming film with Margot Robbie and Will Smith. Rather it delves into an episode that came later in the second season.
Other inserts include Mirakuru (six cards, 1:4), Archers (three cards, 1:8) and Stickers (nine cards, 1:24).
2015 Cryptozoic Arrow Season 2 trading cards at a glance:
Packs per hobby box: 24
Cards per pack: 5
Set size: 72 cards
Release date: November 18, 2015
What to expect in a hobby box:
- Autographs – 1
- Wardrobe Cards – 1
- Stickers – 1
- Archers Inserts – 3
- Mirakuru Inserts – 6
- Character Bios Inserts – 6
- Suicide Squad Inserts – 6