Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1983 Topps ‘Star Wars Return of the Jedi’ Series 1 wax pack (Hour 12)

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 all day long … and this is our finale.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1983 Topps Star Wars Return of the Jedi Series 1 wax pack
The cost now: 
$2
The cost then: pocket change

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1985 Topps ‘The Goonies’ wax pack (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 all day long … and this is Hour 9.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1985 Topps The Goonies
The cost now: 
$3
The cost then: Pocket change

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Panini Americana hobby box (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 all day long … this is Hour 8.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2015 Panini Americana trading cards (hobby box)
The cost: Click here

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2013 Panini Golden Age wax box (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 today … this is Hour 3.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2013 Panini Golden Age
The cost now: Click here

The cost then: $72

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Bond … James Bond coming to life as new Funko Pop! toys in December

One of the most-iconic names in film history — a character brought to life via several actors in decades of films — is hitting toy stores in a new way soon.

It’s James Bond.

Funko revealed on Monday its plans for the first wave of Pop! Movies toys for two Bonds and a number of memorable characters from the film legacy of the British Secret Service star known as 007.

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Today’s the day to own a Kane Hodder autograph card

It’s Friday The 13th.

Rumor has it, today’s the day for bad luck — and it’s been that way for years — but today’s also a day for horror movie fans to celebrate a franchise with a dozen films and the iconic Jason Voorhees.

But if you want an autograph from Kane Hodder, the first person to play “Jason” in more than one Friday The 13th film, well, you have limited options.

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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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Buzz Break: 2014 Star Trek Movies 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: 2014 Star Trek Movies trading cards (hobby box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 143
Base set (Star Trek Into Darkness) completion: 
110 of 110 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 15
Triplicates: 1

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 10)

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: Pondering vintage grades, big NBA and NFL breaks, legendary ink and collectors react to the death of a Hall of Famer.

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

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 NFL injuries, big NFL pulls and more from the collecting world.

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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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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Collecting challenges, challenging conversations, big pulls and huge first basketball box finds.

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First Buzz — 2018 Topps Star Wars: A New Hope Black & White cards

What: 2018 Topps Star Wars: A New Hope Black & White trading cards
Arrives: Feb. 14
Box basics: One autograph or sketch card per seven-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps offers a new take on A New Hope with an approach that’s solely about the dark side — of printing — with this black-and-white take on the first Star Wars film.

Keep reading for more as well as a gallery of images.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 13)

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 Contenders, Heritage High Number and more … along with a “custom” card that crosses a few lines.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Journey to Star Wars The Last Jedi (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: 2017 Topps Journey to Star Wars The Last Jedi (hobby box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 192
Base set completion: 
110 of 110 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 32

 

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Journey to Star Wars The Last Jedi (blaster 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: 2017 Topps Journey to Star Wars The Last Jedi (blaster box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box:
 11 (10 standard packs plus one patch pack)
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 61
Base set completion: 
20 of 110 (18 percent)
Duplicates: 0

 

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First Buzz: 2017 Rittenhouse ‘Star Trek Beyond’ trading cards

What: 2017 Rittenhouse Star Trek Beyond trading cards
Arrives: December
Box basics: Two autographs and one memorabilia card or pin card per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The most recent Star Trek film comes to cardboard with the biggest signers from all three of the newest movies all in one package.

Keep reading for more as well as a small selection of card images to come.

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Funko’s Rock Candy focuses on three infamous females from Disney

She’s not bad, she’s just sculpted that way.

Jessica Rabbit from Disney‘s iconic Who Framed Roger Rabbit is on the way to the toy aisle as part of Funko‘s Rock Candy line this fall.

She’s also not the only Disney baddie on the way as there are a total of five new figures to come.

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Landing free autographs can be easy … if you buy the book

Legendary actor Tom Hanks, $19.77. Wrestling icon Ric Flair and his WWE star daughter Charlotte, $19.98.

Those are the prices this collector paid for the latest additions to his autograph collection thanks to the signed books section at one major book chain’s website — a new reminder that one of the easiest ways to land autographs from some big names is to watch the new arrival lists.

It’s a little oldschool — you don’t have to pay for the autograph just the book?!? — and a little risky as you have to buy from the right places using some strategy, but it’s one way that many collectors have landed ink without forking over big bucks or ripping packs to chase a particular name. (Some names, like Hanks for example, don’t even have card appearances.)

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Molly Ringwald private signing coming via Official Pix

If you’re a fan of 1980s movies and collect autographs, odds are this news might be for you.

Molly Ringwald will be doing a private signing for Official Pix, a Texas-based autograph company.

Photos from a number of her past movies — The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink among others — can be pre-ordered in four sizes and can also be personalized for an extra fee.

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Newest POPTATERS take on ‘Alien vs. Predator’ in fun way

If you’ve been to a toy store lately, you might have seen one of a couple of new items that are throwbacks on the play front with some fun nods to pop culture that just might make them worthy for your collection.

They’re called POPTATERS made by PPW Toys and the newest releases are for a pair of famous science fiction franchises meeting the Mr. Potato Head galaxy for the first time.

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First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs Fame & Photo Edition

What: 2017 Historic Autographs Fame & Photo Edition
Arrives: Oct. 25
Box basics: One autographed 8-by-10 photo per pack (20 packs per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Historic Autographs takes to Hollywood with this release that includes big names from Hollywood — you know, ones found in the tabloids and elsewhere.

Keep reading for more information.

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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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Oh what a day! ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ toys coming from Funko

One of cinema’s most-visceral films ever made is hitting the toy aisle.

Funko revealed on Thursday that it’s preparing toys for Mad Max: Fury Road in several lines to come this winter.

There are Funko Pop!, Rock Candy and Mystery Minis to come for the film with a number of characters from the ensemble cast taking shape in toy form.

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Funko intends to be a force during Star Wars Force Friday II

We’re still a few months away from the arrival of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but we’re mere hours away from Force Friday, the day where the film’s merchandise is first unleashed upon the universe.

Although it’s just one of the many licensees, Funko will have plenty of potential pieces for collectors beginning at midnight tonight in many locations as it has revealed more than 50 pieces across several brands that will document the film in toy form and beyond.

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Golf classic ‘Caddyshack’ hits stores in another way beginning this week

Ty Webb has another round to play — and that’s coming to toy and other hobby shops beginning on Wednesday.

That’s when two of the newest Caddyshack Vinimates arrive from Diamond Select Toys — Webb and the famed gopher from the legendary 1980 comedy add to the previous wave of toys that are small in stature but big on fun.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2014 BenchWarmer Eclectic box (Hour 5)

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 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2014 BenchWarmer Eclectic Collection
The cost: BlowoutCards.com

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Pop Century Signed Photograph Update Edition


What:
 2017 Leaf Pop Century Signed Photograph Update Edition
Arrives: Late September
Box basics: One autographed 8-by-10 photo per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s latest autograph product for pop culture arrives with certified autographed photos from the biggest names in Hollywood as well as big names from elsewhere.

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Bo Derek & Joe Namath in an NBA box? Yep, thanks to Panini Rewards …

A funny thing happened recently when I ripped into a box of 2016-17 Panini Studio basketball cards.

I pulled cards of Joe Namath and Bo Derek.

No, really. My Derek was an autograph and my Namath was a patch card from a Los Angeles Rams jersey — cards that I’d always eyed here and there but didn’t expect to be able to land from a box of NBA cards.

How’d it happen? I pulled them via Panini Rewards points.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 18)

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, NBA collections and ripping 1986-87 Fleer … or not.

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Topps releases Warcraft movie cards as single-hit packs

Topps revealed its newest non-sports product on Monday, 2017 Topps Warcraft — and it’s a hits-only, online-only affair that documents characters from the 2016 film.

Originally teased back in December 2015 as a full product before it was scrapped in May 2016, many of the pieces had clearly been put together for this one and collectors get to reap the benefits.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 10)

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: A huge autograph steal that you can get in on, big breaks, quirky cards, unusual autograph items & plenty more.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Star Wars High Tek trading cards


What: 
2017 Topps Star Wars High Tek trading cards
Arrives: Nov. 22
Box basics: One autograph per eight-card hobby box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The third Star Wars set under the High Tek banner offers some new looks, new signers and new characters as the universe continues to expand on the screen and on cardboard.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 8)

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: Retro and new rips, big questions and a collector’s best pull.

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Blade Runner 2049 gets Funko Pop! and Dorbz toys with film’s release

Funko is hoping Blade Runner 2049 prompts a run or two to the toy store.

There will be toys for the stars of the upcoming film, a sequel to Blade Runner which was a cult classic from 1982 that starred Harrison Ford. He’ll be back in this one, though it’s Ryan Gosling who takes the lead in the story as Officer K.

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