Saturday, 25 September 2010

Topps Attax STAR WARS Edition

Police Academy was a fine product of the 1980's. The first was the best, the second pretty funny but they should have stopped there. Three was stupid, four even worse. Then Steve Guttenburg decided enough was enough and jumped ship after the fourth instalment. They continued to squeeze that winning franchise until it bled...5th, 6th, Mission to Moscow (7th), TV series, Dog Academy and there is talk of an 8th with Steve Guttenburg safely rescued and back at the helm. Topps, I fear, is squeezing as much as possible from the Attax brand:
Premiership Match Attax (4 series)
Bundesliga Match Attax (2 series)
Slam Attax (2 series)
Match Attax Extra (4 series)
Match Attax World Cup edition (1 series)
Baseball Attax (2 series)
NFL Attax (?)
Basketball Attax(?)
and now Force Attax.
When I saw these I thought why, but that little Star Wars nerd that resides inside me bought four packs. My boys, who pay no attention whatsoever to any of my other collecting pursuits, saw them and without hesitation 'awwed' and 'arred' over them. So in this respect a success for Topps and the continuing Attax brand. Unfortunately they are not the original Star Wars (I mean episode 4, 5 and 6) but the more recent animated series 'Clone Wars'.
If you are familiar with the Topps Attax cards, you will know they are used as a game. Each card has a defence and attack number. There are 190 cards in the Force Attax set to collect, the usual special insert foils are available -Star foils and Force Master rainbow foils and an album with pocket pages, game mat and checklist also available.
I retrieved the four packs from my sons to give you a taste and share the Star Wars goodness enclosed within.
Pack 1:
Y-wing Starfighter
General Grevious Starfighter
Clone Trooper
Clone Trooper Denal
Count Dooku Star FoilPack 2:
Mace Windu Rianbow Foil
Bail Organa
Luminara Unduli & Barriss Offee
Yoda & Clone Trooper
Bounty Hunter
Pack 3:
Ahsoka Tano & Barriss Offee
General Grievous & Magnaguard
Clone Trooper Waxer
Asajj Ventress & Super Battle Droid
Asajj Ventress Force Master rainbow foil

Pack 4:
Obi-Wan Kenobi & Commander Cody
Anakin Skywalker & Obi-Wan Kenobi
Commander Wolffe
Padme Amidala & C-3PO

Some great looking cards that we have come to expect from the Attax brand. The Obi-Wan / Anakin card my personal favourite.

Where will the Topps Attax brand go next?
What Attax cards would you like to see Topps produce?

1 comment:

Captain Canuck said...

why is the Tomb Raider standing next to C3PO?