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)
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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1988 Topps ‘Growing Pains’ wax pack (Hour 6)

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 6.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1988 Topps Growing Pains
The cost now: 
$1
The cost then: Pocket change

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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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‘Star Wars Rebels’ gets Topps on Demand treatment for Season 4

The newest Topps on Demand set is out of this galaxy.

It’s the 2017 Topps on Demand Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Preview set and it includes an autograph card in every single one of them.

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The Rock headlines new wave of WWE Funko Pop! toys coming soon

If you smell what The Pop is cooking, it may raise an eyebrow.

That’s because The Rock is headed to the toy aisle in the newest wave of Funko Pop! vinyl toys for the first time as part of the new wave of WWE toys coming soon.

Who else is joining the star and how how many Rock chase figures are there? Keep reading …

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Season 7 trading cards (Walmart-version 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:
Topps The Walking Dead Season 7 trading cards (Walmart-version blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 11 (10 standard, one hit pack)
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 61
Base set completion: 
35 of 100 (35 percent)
Duplicates: 0

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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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The Goldbergs team up with Topps’ Garbage Pail Kids for 1980s set

The Garbage Pail Kids have called in some Hollywood friends for their next release.

Topps revealed on Thursday that its We Hate the 1980s set coming in January will include autographs from the cast of ABC’s The Goldbergs. 

Who’ll make the cut and become one of the Kids?

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 21)

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: Huge pulls from new releases, Craigslist lot gems & Walking Dead Bullet Relics.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 19)

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, oldschool wax, The Walking Dead, best retail breaks ever and “is Trevor Siemian the next Tom Brady?” revisited.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Nothing but breaks — and your shot to win a Kris Bryant autograph.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Season 7 trading cards (Walmart-version 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:
Topps The Walking Dead Season 7 trading cards (Walmart-version blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

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

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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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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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What’s inside the sixth WWE Slam Crate? Find out right here …

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The latest WWE Slam Crate is here and things are getting extreme in a few ways with nods to stars of the past and today.

While you can see past Crate breaks here, this newest crate most notably gives us a continued approach to WWE toy collecting with a new WWE Slam Stars figure from “The Attiude Era.”

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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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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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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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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 21)

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: Meeting Chipper Jones, big pulls, Byron Buxton RCs, the rise and fall of Mastro Auctions & more as we start a new week.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 11)

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 breaks, long-term collecting projects completed and a big collecting question — buy a Judge auto or wax? — as we head into the weekend and Topps National Baseball Card Day tomorrow in hobby shops.

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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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Buzz Break: 2017 Cryptozoic Outlander Season 2 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 Outlander Season 2
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com 

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 117
Base set completion: 
72 of 72 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 2

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First Buzz: Buffy The Vampire Slayer Ultimate Collector’s Set Series 3

What: Buffy The Vampire Slayer Ultimate Collector’s Set Series 3
Arrives: Nov. 8
Hobby box basics: Three autographs per set

What’s buzz-worthy: Buffy is back with a premium-priced set that will include autographs from Seth Green and either Alyson Hannigan or Sarah Michelle Gellar in every set.

Keep reading to see a gallery and more.

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Kevin Smith adds Signature Series jerseys to merchandising empire — and ‘game-used’ sales for charity

Your Kevin Smith cosplay just got a lot easier.

The movie-maker, TV personality, podcast king and former convenience-store clerk who made the No. 37 more famous in film than on the football field has launched a series custom hockey sweaters that add just another dimension to his marketing machine that would make George Lucas proud. (Or sue somebody.)

The Kevin Smith Signature Series consists of 12 jerseys ranging from a few pop culture and sports parodies to blatant plugs for his films ranging from Clerks back in 1994 to a still-forthcoming flick called Moose Jaws.

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First Buzz: 2017 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Valyrian Steel trading cards

What: 2017 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Valyrian Steel trading cards
Arrives: Oct. 4
Box basics: One “big hit” card, two metal character cards and one tech card per pack; three packs per box (20 boxes per case)
Where to buy: Click here

What’s buzz-worthy: Big hits in this one will include dual autographs, Valyrian autos, Gold autos, character sketch cards, pin relics, costume relics, scene sketch cards and Artifact cards (/25). There will be at least two autographs per box.

Keep reading for more details on this one.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Season 6 Walmart-version blaster 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: 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Season 6 (Walmart-version blaster)
The cost:
$19.99 (click here for hobby)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 14)

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: Panini Rewards bonus for Dak autopen holders, new breaks, worst trades, The Walking Dead, WWE breaks, the National & more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 12)

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: In the (Stadium) Club, a huge Walking Dead pull at retail, NBA breaks, Aaron Judge and awaiting Donruss Optic and The National.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Doctor Who Signature Series 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 Topps Doctor Who Signature Series trading cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 4
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 20
Base set completion: 
14 of 100 (14 percent)
Duplicates: 0

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What’s inside the fifth WWE Slam Crate? Find out right here …

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The latest WWE Slam Crate is here and things are getting divided with “stables” taking the spotlight.

There aren’t any Four Horsemen homages here, but we do get a nod to The Four Horsewomen of NXT as well as some DX, New Day and nWo pieces this month.

The first crate arrived last year, the second arrived in December and the third one was fun, too, as was the fourth which introduced a new toy twist, but this newest crate arriving now gives us a continued approach to WWE toy collecting and plenty more.

What was inside this one? Keep reading …

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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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Buzz Break: 2015 Panini Americana trading cards (hobby box)

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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 Panini Americana (hobby box)
Where to buy: Click here

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 52
Base set completion: 
26 of 73 (36 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Molly Ringwald, Sylvester Stallone, Vanilla Ice, Kevin Hart, Bradley Cooper, Lea Michele, Rev Run, Darryl McDaniels, Aly Raisman, Rose McGowan, Eliza Dusku

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 27)

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: Inside a massive Walking Dead hobby box break, NFL cards that won’t fail, Iowa card show finds, Aaron Judge 1/1s and more

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 26)

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, Bryce Harper’s auto, best graded-card scanners, new autographs, big pulls, the National & more.

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