Non-Sport & Entertainment Trading Card News from Non-Sport Update

CZE Lets Philly Show Fans Get Lucky

Written By: Harris Toser - May• 26•15

Cryptozoic LogoAt the past Philly Non-Sports Card Show, Cryptozoic Entertainment offered fans a unique prize experience. Most trading card companies who exhibit at the Philly Show give out promos but due to a snafu, cards were not available in time and so Cryptozoic came up with a unique alternative. Fans were able to use CZE’s magical app to win sketch cards, autograph cards, promo cards, packs, and more. We took a couple of short video’s of the app in action. See them below.

 

 

Dinosaur Galaxy Kickstarter

Written By: Harris Toser - May• 23•15

Monsterwax is dipping its hoofs into the Kickstarter waters. The company has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its upcoming Dinosaur Galaxy trading card series. As the Kickstarter page notes, boxes, wrappers, nearly all of the artwork, and sketch cards are complete and ready to go. But the company is looking for something extra via Kickstarter to make the project even more phenomenal with extra 3-D Dino-mation cards, foils, extra promos, and the “very awesome King-Sized Kickstarter card.”

Dinosaur Galaxy

The campaign has a modest goal of $1,995 and within its first day, it already had reached that and more. But that shouldn’t stop you from participating. The more pledges the project receives, the more Monsterwax can add to the series. Pledge levels range from just $2 for a single pack and a thank-you, all the way up to $550 for one sketch card from EVERY participating artist, an uncut sheet, sketch cards of the dinosaur of your choice, promos, boxes, and much more. There are lots of more affordable options to choose from as well. The company is planning on releasing Dinosaur Galaxy next month.

There is quite a bit more information on the Kickstarter page so head over there and take a look.

Kickstart My Cards

Written By: Harris Toser - May• 22•15

In the new Jun/Jul ’15 issue of Non-Sport Update, Topps reveals much about its upcoming Mars Attacks: Occupation card series. If you want to learn more about the second all-new Mars Attacks series, you should definitely pick up a copy.

For the story, we asked Topps’ Adam Levine if he thought more trading card projects would be crowd-funded through Kickstarter, just as Mars Attacks: Occupation will be. Levine had the following to say: “Well that’s a bit of a loaded question because I can’t speak for anyone but us, and I certainly don’t want to make any bold statements about our entire industry. I will say that we have no plans for Kickstarter beyond this one campaign for this one, strategic initiative. If I were to venture a guess, I’d speculate that any big company that does go to Kickstarter–in any industry—would do so for similar reasons: to support a smaller product for more niche audiences…A product that needs to connect directly with its audience to be successful.”

We also spoke to Levine about the storyline itself. Levine says collectors will meet new characters and new story elements in Occupation and that Topps “won’t lose sight of what makes Mars Attacks awesome: pulpy art, horrific scenes of alien mayhem, gruesome over-the-top craziness and of course a healthy dose of blood and babes.”

And finally, one other bit of info we were able to pull out of the “Master of Martians.” Levine tells us there will be more promos available for Occupation (such as the one found in the current issue) and more Mars Attacks products from licensees but Levine did not elaborate on the particulars of either.

 

Peaking Interest

Written By: Alan Biegel - May• 21•15

TwinPeaks Post

The on again off again continuation of the 1990 TV cult classic, Twin Peaks, is apparently on again. According to the Huffington Post, director David Lynch has agreed to return to the production after budgetary squabbles prompted his abrupt departure. The show is not envisioned as a reboot but rather as a third season for the series.

Kyle McLachlan will return as Agent Dale Cooper, with Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer) and Dana Ashbrook (Laura’s boyfriend, Bobby) also expected to return. Announcements of other original cast members reprising their roles are possible. Twin Peaks aired on ABC in 1990 and 1991, and followed with a largely incomprehensible movie prequel, Fire Walk With Me, in 1992. The new series will air on Showtime in 2016, 25 years after the original TV production ceased. Lynch will direct the entire series which is expected to run more than nine episodes.

Scarce promo samples from the 1991 Twin Peaks Collectible Card Art set from Star Pics are shown above and below.

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