Blaster boxes are the taste-testing location — the sample platter you might say — of many products for many people who may not have a hobby shop or want to try something new without spending too much.
After a few years, some of those boxes get dirt cheap as collectors’ attentions are focused elsewhere and it’s fun to dig in with those boxes become available at a fraction of their original cost.
One such product for this collector is 2011 Panini Americana, a non-sports release that’s somewhat higher-end and hit-driven at hobby — one hit per pack, just four packs per box — while the blasters typically include a hit of some type and typically more base cards than a hobby box inside.
They’re just preliminary drawings but all eyes — or is it ears? — are on the latest nugget of news from Funko coming out of the London Toy Fair.
The Reservoir Dogs are on the way as Funko Pop! toys.
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The box: 2011 Panini Americana trading cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: Shop around online.
Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 41
Base set completion:
38 of 100 (38 percent)
Notables on base cards – David Carradine, Linda Hamilton, Corey Haim, Ralph Macchio, Ric Flair, Christina Applegate, Jeffrey Tambor, Leslie Nielsen, Burt Reynolds, Michael Madsen, Michelle Beadle, Pamela Anderson, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Selma Blair
Quentin Tarantino‘s latest film, The Hateful Eight, may rank near the bottom of the legendary director’s box-office totals, but the cast of eight memorable characters in the violent and frigid Western film just might be heating things up soon.
Where? In the collectibles realm.