Well, the folks at Cartamundi have done it now…they’ve gotten together with Disney, and come up with playing card sets that are nothing if they aren’t collectible. Hit the jump and see what we’ve found when opening THIS treasure chest!
Recently we received a treasure trove of Star Wars playing card sets that are spectacular to behold. Of course the centerpiece of the collection is the boxed set of 7 decks of cards. Each deck is dedicated to each installment of our favorite saga from The Phantom Menace to The Force Awakens. This author almost found to to be a shame to unwrap the spectacular packaging, but even the most diehard collector will be tempted to inspect the contents.
As you can see, Episode I-VI decks are marked with a background photo of characters from each of the movies, and The Force Awakens deck comes in a collectible tin…a set of 5 dice are also included in the red flocked box. Each set of cards are graced with scenes of each of the prospective movies, and as a collector, this author finds them reminiscent of the original trading cards from the era, and brought a smile to my face as I shuffled through them…pun intended.
The next bit of loot finds us as individual decks in collectible tins…3 in all. Individually, each of the tins represent Boba Fett, Kylo Ren, and the Resistance vs. The First Order.
In the example below, we show you the Boba Fett deck that is typical of all of the decks spectacular artwork. the decks are very glossy representing both artwork and photos of the deck character in living color.
Next, we have the First Order Stormtrooper helmet that inside quite fittingly contains a “Villains” deck that depicts just that….our TFA Villains, and is quite an impressive display piece.
Each of the TFA and Boba Fett decks are either available individually wrapped, or in collectors tins including the above Villains deck in the helmet. This author plays an occasional hand of Blackjack and Poker and while these cards are not top shelf professional playing cards, they are a most collectible item or will be right at home in a neighborhood Poker game or on your Star Wars shelf.
In summary, the folks at Cartamundi have absolutely blown the doors off of the collectible playing card market for the Star Wars collector and they are fabulous. Cartamundi produces all kinds of cards ranging from the collectors series seen above to top tier casino quality products, and I think they’re indeed worth the purchase! Also those fine folks would like me to pass on to you just WHERE you can covet these fine collectibles, which is below.
Finally, from this article, Star Wars News Net is giving away the following package to a randomly selected fan:
First Order Stormtrooper helmet w/ enclosed Villains deck
Kylo Ren Embossed Tin w/enclosed Kylo deck
Resistance vs First Order wrapped deck
Complete the form below for a chance to win. The more points you score, the bigger the chance.
The contest will run for 5 days. Also stay tuned as we will giveaway more decks in the following days on our podcast and forum. Good luck.
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