October 22, 2015 | By FLYGUY

New Topps Star Wars The Force Awakens Series 1 Trading Card Exclusive Hobby Store Edition Info

Dorksidetoys just listed some info on the exclusive Hobby Edition (way, way better than the retail sets) series 1 and follow up to 'Journey to the Force Awakens sets. After the last set we reviewed I am officially in love with collecting trading cards again! Read on to see more of the case breakdown...

The 2015 Topps Star Wars: The Force Awakens Series 1 base set has 100 cards. There are five levels of parallels, including Lightsaber Green (1 per pack), Lightsaber Blue (1:2 packs) and Lightsaber Purple (1:4 packs), along with hobby-only Gold (#/50) and Platinum (1/). Printing Plates are also available for the base set and inserts. The product has multiple inserts to chase.

  • Character Stickers (18 cards)
  • Character Montages (8 cards) both focus on the key subjects in the movie. The First Order highlights the villains with their weapons and ships on nine cards.
  • Other insert options include Behind the Scenes (15 cards)
  • Concept Art (16 cards)
  • Locations (9 cards)
  • Movie Scenes (16 cards)
  • Weapons (9 cards)

Exclusive to special hobby boxes, and this is why buying retail packs at say Toys R us etc is I think a  waste of time for real collectors, is because all base and insert cards also have a Foil parallel, numbered #/199, that drops three per box.

Autographs play a key role in the premium insert portion of 2015 Topps Star Wars: The Force Awakens Series 1 too. Autograph parallels are exclusive to Hobby boxes and include Lightsaber Purple (#/25), Gold (#/10) and Imperial Guard Red (1/1). Besides basic actor autographs, there are Dual and Triple Autographs. Autographed Printing Plates are also randomly inserted.

Other hits-based inserts include Sketch cards and Medallion cards that come with Bronze, Silver and Gold versions. The medallion cards are split into two groups, with eight cards in the The Resistance subset and eight more in The First Order.

 Pre-order The Topps Star Wars The Force Awakens Series 1 Card Set


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