Buzz Break Battle: Vote for the best 2017 Topps WWE Series 2 blaster


This is a twist on a Buzz Break — one where Buzz breaks more than one box and you get to vote on which one you would have wanted.

The box: 2017 Topps WWE Then Now Forever (Series 2) blaster 
Where to buy:
$19.99 at retail (hit BlowoutCards.com for hobby)

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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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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Topps Heritage WWE hobby 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: 2017 Topps Heritage WWE (hobby)
The cost: BlowoutCards.com

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Heritage WWE wrestling cards (hobby box)

From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down 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 Heritage WWE wrestling cards (hobby box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 9
Cards in this box: 215
Base set completion: 100 of 100 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 16

Notables on base cards – The Rock, Brock Lesnar, Charlotte Flair, Goldberg, Mick Foley, Maryse, Trish Stratus, Sasha Banks, Bray Wyatt, Chris Jericho, Becky Lynch, John Cena, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Andre The Giant, Bret “Hit Man” Hart, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Lana, Roman Reigns, Triple H, Undertaker, Dusty Rhodes, Edge, Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, Sting

Rookie (Cup) Cards/NXT Future Stars (18) – Asuka, Bobby Roode, Ember Moon, Eric Young, Hideo Itami, Johnny Gargano, Liv Morgan, Tommaso Ciampa, Austin Aries, Bayley, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Alexa Bliss, Carmella, Chad Gable, Jason Jordan, Mojo Rawley, Shinsuke Nakamura

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Heritage WWE wrestling cards (blaster box)


From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down 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 Heritage WWE wrestling cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 8 (seven standard and one hit/Daniel Bryan pack)
Cards per pack: 9
Cards in this box: 65
Base set completion: 35 of 100 (35 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards – Mick Foley, Maryse, Trish Stratus, Sasha Banks, Bray Wyatt, Chris Jericho, Becky Lynch, John Cena, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Andre The Giant, Bret “Hit Man” Hart, “Macho Man” Randy Savage

Rookie (Cup) Cards/NXT Future Stars (5) – Alexa Bliss, Jason Jordan, Tommaso Ciampa, Ember Moon, Asuka

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Topps Heritage WWE blaster case (Hour 7)

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 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe case: 2016 Topps Heritage WWE blaster box case 
The cost: Click here

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Wrestling Autographed Photograph Edition

What: 2017 Leaf Wrestling Autographed Photograph Edition
Arrives: July 21
Box basics: Five autographed photos in every box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf focuses on wrestling stars of the past and present with nothing but signed photos in this new release.

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Funko gets in ring with WWE for new wave of Pop! toys coming soon

The “cheap pop” is coming to Funko. 

In wrestling terms a “cheap pop” is something made famous by Mick Foley — a mention of the hometown crowd to get a cheap reaction during a moment with a microphone — but in this case he’s among the new wave of WWE Pop! toys.

These popular — and, yes, affordable — toys will be hitting stores later this month.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Heritage WWE wrestling cards

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What: 2017 Topps Heritage WWE wrestling cards
Arrives: Aug. 2
Box basics: Two hits (one autograph guaranteed) in every 24-pack hobby box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The Heritage WWE brand utilizes the 1987 Topps baseball design as it looks at today’s stars in its popular throwback style.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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WWE’s comic book push includes plenty of variant covers (gallery)

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The first issue of WWE: Then. Now. Forever. recently hit comic book shops via Boom! Studios and between that arrival and upcoming issues’ incentive variants there should be plenty of options for fans of books and the action inside the ring.

The new books were first teased during San Diego Comic-Con this summer.

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Buzz Break: 2016 WWE Divas Revolution wrestling cards

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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.

16diva_1039_frThe box: 2016 WWE Divas Revolution wrestling cards
Where to buy: 
Initially only available at Walmart

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 51
Cards in this box: 51
Base set completion: 
25 of 43 (58 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Sasha Banks, Trish Stratus, Stephanie McMahon, Charlotte, Torrie Wilson, Kelly Kelly, Maryse, Mandy Rose, Ivory

Rookie Cards/First NXT (4) – Aliyah, Liv Morgan, Carmella, Nia Jax

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Buzz Break: 2016 Topps WWE Undisputed wrestling cards

2016tpwweundisputedOSFrom time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down 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.

2016-topps-wwe-undisputed-AustinThe box: 2016 Topps WWE Undisputed wrestling cards
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 50
Base set completion: 
23 of 100 (23 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards – “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Triple H, The Rock, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Jericho

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Debuts & returns found in 2016 Topps WWE checklist

MandyRoseWhen the newest World Wrestling Entertainment trading card set arrives from Topps next week it will include some notable Rookie Cards and some returns of big names in wrestling history we haven’t seen on WWE cardboard in years.

How do we know? Topps released the final checklist for 2016 Topps WWE on Friday in advance of its May 4 arrival.

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First Buzz: 2016 Leaf Signature Series wrestling cards

Screen Shot 2016-03-10 at 10.57.33 AMWhat: 2016 Leaf Signature Series wrestling cards
Arrives: Late April
Box basics: Eight autographs per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Some of the biggest names in professional wrestling history will be found on autographs in the third Leaf wrestling release and perhaps the biggest names of them all will be included in Andre The Giant and WWE Chairman Vince McMahon as cut autographs.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Funko Mystery Minis pack toys, fun & chase into little boxes for little price

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It’s a trend that’s been growing for the last decade, but there are probably more than a few collectors who have walked right by them in the card aisle at retail stores not realizing what can be had inside packs.

They’re generally known as blind-wrapped mystery toys — a small vinyl figure inside a box or mylar pouch. They’re something that’s been popular in Japan for a long time, but have  taken off in the United States for the last decade.

Think of them as one part coin vending machine, one part toy and one part sports card.

Oh, and they can be one part fun.

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First Buzz: 2016 Topps WWE wrestling cards

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What:
 2016 Topps WWE wrestling cards
Arrives: May 4, 2016
Box basics: Two hits in every 24-pack hobby box

What’s buzz-worthy: Next year’s flagship WWE release arrives with new talent and new signers making their Topps autograph or regular card debuts — among them NXT women’s champion Bayley, Mandy, Asuka, Apollo Crews, Chad Gable, Dana Brooke and Nia Jax to name a few. Also a first here? NXT mat Relics from TakeOver Brooklyn and a return of “Macho Man” Randy Savage to WWE cardboard.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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