Buzz Break: 2015 Upper Deck Marvel Ant-Man trading cards (hobby box)

From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and post the results here. Like this and want to see more? Or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2015 Upper Deck Marvel Ant-Man cards (hobby)
Where to buy:
Poke around online

Packs per box:
 20
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 95
Base set completion: 
74 of 90 (82 percent)
Duplicates: 0

 

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting five Funko Captain America Civil War Mystery Minis bobble-head boxes (Hour 9)

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 9.

12in12-logo-smallerThe boxes: Funko Captain America Civil War Mystery Minis bobble-heads 
The cost:
Less than $1 per box (keep reading for the details) 

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz Movie Trailer Vote – Avengers: Infinity War (opens May 4)


The trailer for Avengers: Infinity War has arrived in advance of its arrival in May, and it’s got everything you might expect and more.

This one’s clearly going to be darker, but it’s also going to bring some groups together that haven’t shared screen time before in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It will be the 19th film as part of the continuity (away from the X-Men films, which are a different studio) when it arrives.

Check out the new trailer after the jump.

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Gallery: 2018 Cryptozoic Supergirl Season 1 autographs

One of the newer DC Comics icons to become a TV show is Supergirl and next year Cryptozoic will offer fans the newest take on the character via cardboard.

The company has teased its first 15 signers for 2018 Cryptozoic Supergirl Season 1 and it contains some notable names who have had main roles elsewhere in the DC world for television and film.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 24)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Nothing but big pulls and collector reactions in today’s edition.

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Comic Book Certification Service has a new owner — Beckett Media

Comic Book Certification Service has a new owner.

It’s Beckett Media and CBCS will join the Beckett brands alongside Beckett Grading Services and Beckett Authentication Services.

“The entire CBCS/Beckett team is committed to growing the hobby, both in North America and internationally,” said Jeromy Murray, Beckett’s VP for grading and authentication. “We can’t wait to begin connecting with comics collectors and retailers at shows, conferences and hobby shops world-wide.”

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Buzz Movie Trailer Vote: The New Mutants (opens April 13)


The first trailer for The New Mutants has arrived in advance of its arrival in April, and it’s pretty clear that this one won’t be spawning from the latter days of the 100-issue series that evolved into a full-on super-team called X-Force.

This one’s going to be darker — apparently with a lot less spandex — taking on a horror-film feel while introducing fans to a whole new crop of mutants known relatively well from the comic books.

Check out the new trailer after the jump.

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With Gambit film a go, you might need a certain X-Men issue soon

Hollywood news can have an impact on the collectibles world and comic book movies are the perfect example of what an influx of mainstream pop culture focus can do.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a Gambit film starring Channing Tatum is a go for Valentine’s Day 2019, bringing the card-throwing, slick-talking member of the X-Men to the screen solo for the first time.

Just like Deadpool, certain characters pick up steam with fans and news like this prompts added interest in first appearances of the characters and the one-of-a-kind original comic art that helped bring those books to life. A movie with Tatum in the main role? With apologies to Yogi Berra, it could be déjà vu all over again.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Cryptozoic DC Comics Bombshells trading cards

From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and post the results here. Like this and want to see more? Or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2017 Cryptozoic DC Comics Bombshells
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com 

Packs per box:
 24 plus one Golden Goddess vinyl figure
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 120
Base set completion: 
64 of 64 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 3

 

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Take my money, hold my candy: Bowl holders are kind of a big deal

Perhaps it’s just the countdown clock to Halloween ticking more loudly, but there’s something I’ve noticed more and more lately out and about and in the world of comic book and movies merchandise.

Candy bowl holders.

They’re apparently a thing — and they’re available for quite a few iconic characters in the comics and movies worlds. The Groot you see here? He’s not cheap — $68.96 at Amazon — and he’s not alone.

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Could Jada Toys’ Nano Metalfigs be a super-cheap collectible hit?

Simplicity, portability, affordability and the chase.

This collector found himself in the toy aisle of a chain store this week and noticed something relatively new that hadn’t caught my attention before. At a glance I was interested and instantly found myself scouring the pegs for something that ended up not being there.

It was a section of Jada Toys‘ new Nano Metalfigs that are available for a few different realms — DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Disney/Pixar, Street Fighter, Harry Potter — and they’re tiny metal sculptures that come in packages just like the big kids’ toys but they don’t come with a big price.

They’ve probably been around for some collectible genres I don’t watch all that closely, but the first wave of the new WWE figures caught my eye simply because they were so small … and so cheap.

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Gallery: 2017 Cryptozoic DC Comics Bombshells trading cards

We’re less than a month away from a new arrival from Cryptozoic — one that combines cardboard with even more.

It’s 2017 Cryptozoic DC Comics Bombshells, which celebrates DC Comics‘ stars with 1940s pinup-propaganda poster stylings and includes one Golden Goddess vinyl figure variant in every box.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 29)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Signed comics, big pulls, character collectors, non-rookie Rookie Cards, mainstream media card coverage & more.

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New wave of ‘The Walking Dead’ bobbleheads coming in September

They’re probably not the first, but they’re the newest.

A set of six bobbleheads for The Walking Dead are on the way from Royal Bobbles and are set to arrive in late September

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 28)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big pulls from the card world, big concerns in comic world & more.

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Gallery: Arrow Season 4 autographs


Among Cryptozoic‘s forthcoming releases in the non-sports realm is Arrow Season 4, which arrives later this year with a new batch of autographs.

Every box of 2017 Cryptozoic Arrow Season 4 will include an autograph and more, though the collector focus is almost always on the ink. So far, 15 autographs from cast have been teased and finally the biggest one of them all is in there so that focus is justified.

The big ink in this one? The Green Arrow himself, Stephen Amell. 

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 7)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Cody Bellinger’s RC arrival, anticipating Allen & Ginter, Ultimate hockey, Dak Prescott’s alleged autopens, Bob Dylan, the National & more.

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Funko launches new line of ‘Vnyl.’ toys at San Diego Comic-Con

“There’s no ‘i’ in Vynl. because there’s always two of them!”

No, it’s not a typo — and that explains it for the naming of a new line of vinyl figures launching from Funko that’s making its debut at San Diego Comic-Con later this month.

“Funko is proud to introduce Vynl., a brand new line of stylized vinyl collectibles created with pop culture fanatics in mind,” the company said in a statement. “Vynl. will take a new approach to collecting by showcasing the intricate relationships between beloved characters through a playful new aesthetic … every Vynl. release will contain two figures in order to highlight the connection between both characters and play off of their respective storylines.”

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KISS & Vampirella? That showdown isn’t only pop culture crossover coming from Dynamite this month

KISS and Vampirella — seems like an unusual yet still natural crossover, right?

That’s just one of the comic books arriving this month — this one specifically today — via Dynamite Entertainment, a Mt. Laurel, N.J.-based publisher that has a tie to something beyond the typical realm of comic book characters.

KISS/Vampirella arrives with six different covers for issue No. 1 — all seen in a gallery below along with a sketch cover — and that’s a common trait for other series from Dynamite, many of which come with ties to movies, video games, famous book and comic strip characters, Internet stars and more.

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Marvel: The Hip-Hop Covers Vol. 2 hardcover book coming this fall

It’s a simple idea — a comic book take on an iconic album cover — and it’s going straight outta comics to the bookshelf once again this fall.

Set to drop in September is Marvel: The Hip-Hop Covers Vol. 2, a hardcover collection of past variant comic book covers all in one place. It’s a virtual visual checklist of sorts for comics that are slightly tougher finds with nods to pop culture that give them some extra appeal beyond the comic shop.

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You, too, can own Harley Quinn’s baseball bat starting next month

“Huh, what was that?” The voices …

The voices said that you, too, can own Harley Quinn‘s baseball bat from Suicide Squad — and that’s true thanks to the creators at The Noble Collection. This replica prop will begin arriving via comic book dealer channels in the United States next month.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Funko Suicide Squad Mystery Minis vinyl figures case (Hour 3)

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 … and this is Hour 3.

12in12-logo-smallerThe case: 2016 Funko Suicide Squad Mystery Minis vinyl figures
The cost:
$12 
Original cost: $83.88

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 30)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big pulls from around the collecting world & more.

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Lucille ballpoint pens coming in July for fans of ‘The Walking Dead’

Walk softly and carry a big stick? No need.

Fans of The Walking Dead can carry “Lucille” with them anywhere they go beginning in late July with a new officially licensed ballpoint pen.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1992 Impel The Uncanny X-Men box (Hour 4)

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 4.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 1992 Impel The Uncanny X-Men 
The cost:
$45

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Buzz Movie Trailer Vote – Thor: Ragnarok (opens Nov. 3)

The newest comic-book movie trailer arrived on Monday and it’s Thor, who’s back once again but there’s someone else who can wield the Mjölnir.

That shocking revelation and a fun cameo can be seen in the teaser trailer for Thor: Ragnarok.

This is the third film in the franchise, which has grossed more than $387 million in the United States alone and more than $1 billion globally.

 

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Goldin Auctions plans expansion into comic book & comic art market

There will be a new player in comic book auctions soon.

Runnemede, N.J.-based Goldin Auctions — the collectible industry’s fastest-growing auction house with $25 million in sales last year — is launching a comic division and is seeking a knowledgeable and motivated individual with industry experience to be its consignment director and category manager.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 4)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big pulls, big board drama, big comic book covers and a big question after the retirement of Tony Romo.

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Buzz Movie Trailer Vote – Spider-Man: Homecoming (opens July 7)

The newest trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming has arrived in advance of its arrival on July 7 and it gives us a new look at the new villains, the new actor in the lead role and some new friends and relatives as the franchise returns home to Marvel Studios. 

Oh, and there’s Iron Man, too.

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Weekend Update: Check out 14 top items on The Buzz last week

Ok, it’s not the weekend, but this further proves that Buzz’s fantasy baseball draft just took waayyyy too long yesterday. (Hear that, commish?) Here are several stories worth a look if you missed out. Check ’em out & subscribe at right if you want email updates.

This Week’s Big Hit?
We’re less than a week away from WrestleMania 33 in Orlando and Topps dropped the biggest mic of them all (“pipebomb” in WWE-Punk parlance) for collectors with the arrival of autographs from Undertaker for the first time in Topps packs — and just the third time in hobby history. Get all of the details on which brands get his legendary ink here.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 25)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: National Treasures hauls, original comic sketch covers and … how long have you left a case of cards closed?

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Weekend Update: Check out 10 top items on The Buzz last week

Ok, it’s not the weekend, but this was slated to be sent last night — further proving that it was a busy one on The Buzz this past week. Here are 10 stories worth a look if you missed out. Check ’em out & hit the subscribe button at right if you want email updates.

This Week’s Big Hit?
It seems that 2017 Donruss‘ arrival has collectors talking and there’s fun to be found inside its packs. Click here to start with variations and find links to checklists & more. After that, check out a Buzz Break of a hobby box right here.

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Mets & Marvel team up for Thor-Noah Syndergaard bobblehead

The Mjölnir has a new home.

The New York Mets announced this morning that they have joined forces with Marvel to create a bobblehead of Thor — no, not The Avengers’ Norse God — aka Noah Syndergaard, who is one of the Mets’ biggest comic book-nicknamed stars.

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Original comic art for Logan star’s debut hits auction block soon

The newest small star of the big screen world that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be a big deal once again very soon on the auction block.

How?

The original art used for the first comic book appearance of Laura Kinney, aka X-23, will be hitting the open market next month via Heritage Auctions.

X-23 is the new star played by Dafne Keen alongside Hugh Jackman in Logan, which has raked its way to more than $104 million at the box office in the United States alone since its release less than one week ago. (It’s up to $295 million world-wide.)

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 9)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Panini Encased, 2017 Donruss, big NBA set completions, big pulls and plenty more — even a Wolverine show-off thread.

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