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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‘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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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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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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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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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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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 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 breaks, big questions and a big Hall of Fame acquisition.

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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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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Star Wars Stellar Signatures trading cards

What: 2017 Topps Star Wars Stellar Signatures trading cards
Arrives: Fall 2017
Box basics: 40 encased autographed cards per box

What’s buzz-worthy: The biggest and rarest Star Wars release of them all arrives late this year with nothing but autographs inside.

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

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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 Topps Star Wars The Last Jedi trading cards

What: 2017 Topps Star Wars The Last Jedi trading cards
Arrives: Dec. 20
Box basics: One autograph or sketch card guaranteed in every two-hit box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The next Star Wars movie gets its second card set and it arrives a week after the film hits in December.

Keep reading for more.

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Hayden Christensen’s first certified autos in decade on way from Topps

Can you feel the power of The Dark Side?

Star Wars fans will soon as Topps has landed autographs from Hayden Christensen for upcoming releases beginning this fall.

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Funko’s SDCC exclusives include plenty of collecting heavyweights

This year’s San Diego Comic-Con is about a month away and Funko has already started to tease its exclusive toys that will be for sale at the show of all shows for pop culture and entertainment.

The Everett, Wash.-based company is releasing its previews in waves with iconic characters from Star Wars, Scott Pilgrim, Marvel, cartoons, DC Comics and TV shows already among those teased.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 17)

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, Judge at The Fantastic Store, the NSCC & more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 16)

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 throughout the collecting galaxy as we enter the weekend.

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Dark Helmet already bringing forceful feel to ‘Spaceballs’ auction

The Force isn’t very strong with this one, but The Farce is huge.

The helmet that Rick Moranis wore as “Dark Helmet” in the 1987 Star Wars spoof Spaceballs is up for sale now via Profiles in History, a Calabasas, Calif.-based auction house.

The prop from the Mel Brooks film is estimated to sell for as much as $12,000 — and it’s almost there with nearly three weeks remaining in the auction.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 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 breaks from around the card world, The National and more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 5)

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 with a few box types, chasing coach Rookie Cards, autograph tips, the National and more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 2)

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 as we truck into the weekend.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Widevision cards


What: 2017 Topps Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Widevision trading cards
Arrives: June 6 ($99.99)
Box basics: One 44-card set and two autographs per box

What’s buzz-worthy: The 40th anniversary of Star Wars continues on cardboard with a boxed set that offers an expanded look at the most-recent film with a chance at some big autographs.

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

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Vanity Fair unleashes four covers & poster offer for Star Wars’ 40th

The 40th anniversary of Star Wars’ arrival back in 1977 officially hits us on Thursday but a magazine that sci-fi fans might not typically check out has a new look back at the franchise and a new look at The Last Jedi coming in December.

It’s Vanity Fair and it’s got four covers for fans to pick up if they want to collect ’em all.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 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: Legendary maildays, NFL Draft scenarios, big pulls & more.

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Gwendoline Christie autographs coming from Topps

Captain Phasma autographs are coming to Topps Star Wars packs.

The company announced on Friday that Gwendoline Christie autographs will be coming in future releases for the legendary movie franchise.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 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: Aaron Judge’s hot start, pondering retro Topps Now cards, big pulls & even some Daisy Ridley ink.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Star Wars Masterwork trading cards

What: 2017 Topps Star Wars Masterwork trading cards
Arrives: Nov. 8
Box basics: Four hits in every four-pack hobby box with two autographs guaranteed (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps’ high-end Star Wars brand ups the ante with the ink while continuing to offer other hits with a mix of the past and present films in the sophomore release of its highest-end set for the franchise.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Star Wars 40th Anniversary (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 Star Wars 40th Anniversary trading cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box:
 11 (10 standard plus one medallion pack)
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 62
Base set completion: 
50 of 200 (25 percent)
Duplicates: 0

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Star Wars Day helps launch Topps’ new On Demand trading card line

Star Wars Day (“May the Fourth be with you”) is here and Topps has a new set — and new on-demand card platform — to show for it.

The 2017 Topps On Demand line begins here with Set No. 1 — Star Wars May the Fourth. 

Each and every set in this one will include an autograph, too.

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