Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Evolution (Walmart-version) blaster (Hour 8)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 8.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Evolution (Walmart blaster)
The cost: 
$19.98 for hobby boxes

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 11 (10 standard packs , one hit pack)
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 61
Base set completion: 
34 of 100 (34 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Inserts: 26 (all inserts in gallery below with some base)
Brown parallel (10) – Dale Horvath, Tara Chambler, Enid, Rosita Espinosa (2), The Governor, Carl Grimes, Daryl Dixon, Glenn Rhee, Michonne
Weapons (1) – Negan’s Lucille
Weapons Black parallel (1) – Morgan’s Wooden Staff (/50)
Allegiances (5) – Rick & Hershel, Rick & Daryl, Glenn & Maggie, Abraham & Rosita, Shane & Lori
Adversaries (3) – Rick & Merle, Glenn & Nicholas, Carl & Ron
No Safe Haven (4) – 
Woodbury, Alexandria, Eastman’s Cabin, Hilltop Colony
Walker (2) –
Woodbury Intruder, Randall

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Autographs (1) –
Jeremy Palko as Andy

What’s Buzz-worthy: The Walking Dead has delivered very well for this box-buster at retail — specifically Walmart blaster boxes — and this one delivered my first autograph of the year. They’re found one in every 12 boxes, while the Weapons parallel is one in 580 packs. As said in a previous break of this stuff, Allegiances inserts are also only found in these boxes per the checklist but are relatively standard. The main set and insert lineup is very  similar in both what’s in the product and comes in a box compared to past Walking Dead sets from Topps but with this one showing how the characters have evolved through all of the seasons of the hit series. This is a very simple release but it’s one where the blasters can deliver very well. This wasn’t quite Bullet Relic cool, but an autograph in a blaster still feels like it’s not the norm, earning this one an A- on the Box Grade.

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

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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