Buzz Break: 2016 Cryptozoic The Vampire Diaries Season 4 trading cards + Win Our Hits contest

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Vampire-Diaries-1The box: 2016 Cryptozoic The Vampire Diaries Season 4
Where to buy: 

Packs per box:
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 114
Base set completion: 
72 of 72 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 4

Insert cards: 35

Portraits (10) – Elena Gilbert, Stefan Salvatore, Damon Salvatore, Jeremy Gilbert, Bonnie Gilbert, Bonnie Bennett (2), Matt Donovan, Caroline Forbes, Tyler Lockwood, Niklaus Mikaelsson
Portraits foil (1) – Niklaus Mikaelsson
Studio (10) – Elena Gilbert, Stefan Salvatore, Damon Salvatore, Jeremy Gilbert, Bonnie Gilbert, Bonnie Bennett, Matt Donovan, Caroline Forbes (2), Tyler Lockwood, Klaus Mikaelsson
Trio puzzle (9) – completed puzzle
Trio puzzle foil (1) – 
No. H8
Foil parallel (4) – 
What’s the Plan?, Into the Light, Targets Sighted, I’m OK You’re OK


Autographs/Memorabilia: 3
Autographs (1) – John Gabriel Rodriguez as Massak
Wardrobe (1) –
Steven R. McQueen as Jeremy Gilbert
Dual Wardrobe (1) –
Michael Trevino as Tyler Lockwood & Steven R. McQueen as Jeremy Gilbert

What’s Buzz-worthy: Each box of this one typically includes just one auto and one memorabilia card but this one included a rarer (1:96) dual memorabilia, too, securing a solid grade. The base set was built easily as were a trio of insert sets. (The only ones not completed are the foil parallels and the hits.) Generally speaking this one is crisply produced and printed, though some of the dark-bordered inserts do seem prone to showing damage easily. … The foil parallels are much easier to find here and are much more obvious than other releases, which is a plus and the only types of cards we didn’t find were the 1/1 printing plates and the Triple Wardrobe cards, which are limited to one 25 copies. That reinforces that this is a strong box, though Buzz will admit to not having seen the show to know who’s who. (This one is strong in its variety of what’s found and its completeness for sure.) Extra trivia for those like me not familiar with the show? McQueen is the grandson of the famed action star. If you like the show, this one’s inclusions should excite you. 

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A-

Win Our Hits: How can the autograph and two wardrobe cards be yours? Leave a comment below telling us who your favorite character is in the show … and why. We’ll pick a winner from all entries received before July 15. Include your email and Twitter handle if you have one. (Winner will be contacted via email and Twitter accounts provided with comment. Please note you may not see you entry immediately as they are held for moderation before approval. Just be patient and it will show up.)

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16 thoughts on “Buzz Break: 2016 Cryptozoic The Vampire Diaries Season 4 trading cards + Win Our Hits contest

  1. Nick June 26, 2016 / 5:18 pm

    I’ll admit it’s been awhile since I watched the show, but I liked Stefan, always trying to be good and make up for what he’s done



  2. Nicholas L June 26, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    Jeremy most definitely, probably because I don’t watch the show and his name is clearly visible.


  3. Jordyne June 26, 2016 / 5:57 pm

    Ooh. My Favorite character is Damon of course. He is fabulously screwed up. Hehe. Caroline is a close second. I’m hoping to find a Phoebe Tonkin auto tho who was Hayley on season 4 of the vampire diaries and then went to the originals. She is a favorite on that show! As is Claire Holt as Rebekah! There are quite a few Originals cast members in this set because they were on this season and it also included the back door pilot for the show! Nice hits! The dual wardrobe is really nice! Steven is on Chicago Fire now! The set is looking great, I’m looking forward to getting some when I have money. Lol. @JordyneNicole


  4. Brian Davison June 26, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    Elena Gilbert for her strength and sacrifice so someone else can be brought back to life.


  5. Eduardo June 26, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    Elena Gilbert, just because she´s super hot


  6. Mike Cundiff June 27, 2016 / 7:54 am

    Damon Salvatore. A character you love and hate at times. Very complex. Great acting by Ian.


  7. Sarah June 27, 2016 / 2:38 pm

    Stefan Salvatore because he is always putting others before himself and always makes rational decisions.


  8. Justin June 28, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    My favorite character is Damon Salvator because his character has changed throughout the series. He is good when it comes to love and he’s bad when it’s to protect his family. He’s a great character. Very similar to Clause.
    Twitter is @DJSeneseiNJ


  9. Pete Salisbury June 28, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    Tyler Lockwood started out as a nobody but became a werewolf/hybrid and a hybrid bite will kill a vampire. How cool is that! Twitter=@tuckerpete


  10. Michelle Stiles June 28, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    Damon, and has been since the first. When hes bad, hes bad, but he knows how to handle it,whereas when stefan goes off he cannot handle it. He Brave and is verrrry good at suspecting the bad guys others cannot see, Ex. Shane Season 4. He loves Elena And Has always protected her. He’s “Bad” But he’s good too. He protects those he cares about and that’s a very important part of him that i like. He’d do anything for his family and friends and so would i


  11. Ryan Kalmoe June 28, 2016 / 1:50 pm

    Caroline Forbes. She’s an underrated character in my opinion, offering a relief from the annoying existence of Elena. Klaus would be my second favorite, just so the assumption of picking an attractive female character isn’t the only driving force (though lets admit it, without the attractive female actresses, would the show have lasted long enough for people to get into the storylines? I doubt it.) Twitter – @gintergodfather


  12. Michele K June 28, 2016 / 3:54 pm

    Love the show. Damon Salvatore is the best. He is so good at being bad and 100% devoted to whatever he sets his mind to or whomever he sets his sight on. It is hard not to adore him.


  13. Lisa Good June 28, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    Damon had me at “hello brother”, his smile and his attitude are what makes him so loveable. The best part is underneath all that big bad attitude is a whole lot of sensitivity!! That’s why he’s my favorite! And meeting Ian in real life just adds to it because he is such a funny , sweet and kind person to his fans!!


  14. Catherine June 30, 2016 / 12:22 pm

    Jeremy Gilbert because though he is a primary character in the show, Jeremy does not exist in the novels. He is the only main character to exist on the show who does not exist in the books.


  15. Sharon July 6, 2016 / 6:41 pm

    Matt Donovan. He is the only human on the show.


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