When Disney purchased the Star Wars franchise, there was a lot of uncertainty over what that would mean. Yes, they had done amazing things with the Marvel properties, but Star Wars always felt different. After 2015’s The Force Awakens, a lot of the fears seem put to rest. Now, a new stand alone movie is on the horizon, Rogue One, and the marketing machine is being cranked up again.
This release us a lot like the Journey to The Force Awakens from 2015. It acts as a bit of a teaser for the movie, a few months ahead of time. It contains a base set with a heritage feel and the design of the 1983 Return of the Jedi Series 1 cards, while combining many of the A New Hope era properties, including the Rebels cartoon. You also get many insert sets matching the previous release, although they are not a continuation of those sets. It’s a nice set, but it’s not really focused on Rogue One, like future releases will be.
The Hobby Box advertises 24 packs of 8 cards, including 2 hits per box. You also see quite a few parallels, including a blue which makes the base set look like Return of the Jedi Series 2. You see a lot of familiar faces, with just a few new ones mixed in.
This box contains:
136 Base – 88 different (88/110 80%)
12 Base Death Star Black Parallels
8 Base Green Squadron Parallels
6 Base Blue Squadron Parallels
1 Base Gray Squadron Parallel
4 Comic Cards
2 Darth Vader Continuity
6 Death Star Cards
3 Character Foils
3 Heroes of the Rebel Alliance
3 Villains of The Galactic Empire
1 Commemorative Patch Tie Fighter Pilot
1 Autograph Adrienne Wilkinson as Mortis Daughter