Friday, April 5, 2013

Preview: 2013 Topps Star Wars Jedi Legacy

Topps has two Star Wars related products coming out this summer, Jedi Legacy (5/22) and Galactic Files Series 2 (7/31), and with Disney’s recent purchase of LucasFilm and the announcement of additional movies coming out over the next couple of years it seems like a great time to be a Star Wars fan… as long as you ignore Disney’s decision to shut down LucasArts (the video game department) which almost definitely killed the highly anticipated Star Wars 1313.
Each $85 box will include 24 packs (8 cards per pack) and the box break should include:
24 Various Light Saber Parallels
2 The Circle Is Now Complete Inserts
12 Influencers Inserts
12 Connections Inserts
1 Film Cel card
1 Additional Hit- Autograph, Relic or Multi-Film Cel card
Leading off the release schedule is Jedi Legacy, a 90 card base set that focuses on storyline of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. The set is broken down in to 45 “A” cards, which are Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker cards, and 45 “B” cards, Luke Skywalker cards. There are 5 parallels for each base card; Blue Light Saber (1:1 pack), Magenta Light Saber (1:6 packs), Green Light Sabers(1:24 packs), Gold Light Saber (#/10) and Printing Plates (1/1 and seeded 1:30 boxes).

There are 6 insert sets total including the first ever Star Wars relic cards. There are three base inserts: The Circle Is Now Complete, Influencers and Connections. There are three “Hit” inserts: Autographs, Relics and Film Cel cards
Interestingly the base inserts can be connected, in one way or the other, to create “complete” story lines between Darth Vader and Luke. The Influencers and Connections inserts can be placed in between base cards to complete the scene using corresponding “A” and “B” cards. The Circle Is Now Complete cards are die-cut so when all 12 cards are laid out they complete a circle that shows the evolution of the relationship between Luke and his father. To add to the story there will also be a center piece that will fully complete the circle and this piece will only be available through an unannounced promotion. Any fans that complete The Circle Is Now Complete puzzle (including center piece) will be included in a drawing for additional prized like posters or film cels.
Influencers (9 card checklist): The characters who have had an impact on Anakin Skywalker, Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker. I would expect to at least see Obi Wan Kenobi, the Emperor and Yoda on this checklist.
Connections (15 card checklist): Characters who were involved in both Luke and Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker’s lives. Here I would expect to see Obi Wan, Yoda, Padme Amidala, Leia Organa and maybe R2-D2, C-3PO or Owen and Beru Lars.
Autographs (20 card Checklist): Twenty actors from all 6 movies are included on the checklist, so far only Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher have been confirmed though with Harrison Ford signing cards to be included in the Galactic Files Series 2 set he can probably be expected to be included here too.
Film Cel Cards (45 card checklist): There are 30 single cel cards (1: box), five dual cel cards (1:6 boxes) and 10 triple cel cards (1:6 boxes). The cels are from Episode IV, V and VI only and they all focus on Luke and Darth Vader.

Relics (3 card checklist): The relic cards are easily the HUGEST hit from the set, the cards that every fan will be hunting down. In 36 years of Star Wars sets being released these are the first relic cards ever. The Ewok Fur includes fur from Wicket, Logray or Teebo, though there may be other Ewoks included. Chewbacca’s fur is from the suit worn in the original three movies.
Ewok Fur- 1:5 boxes
Jabba’s Sail Barge- 1:14 boxes
Chewbacca Fur- 1:30 boxes

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