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2017 Topps Star Wars: The Last Jedi Hobby Box Break

Topps released their latest Star Wars set on the day The Last Jedi opened in theaters. It’s a pretty clean design, and seems a lot more straight forward than recent releases. As usual, the release was pretty hush hush before that day, to prevent any spoilers. This set doesn’t seem to have many spoilers as it doesn’t seem to cover the whole movie and really only shows unknown characters. I think it’s safe to assume most people collecting this cards have already seen the movie before they do, however.

The base set is 100 cards, and comes in a variety of parallels. Many of the insert sets also come in various parallel versions. The box advertises 24 packs of 8 cards, with two hits per box.

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2017 Topps Star Wars Journey to The Last Jedi Hobby Box Break

This early fall set leading up to the December Star Wars release has become an annual event.   It also ends up following a familiar format.  The release features cards of all the Stars Wars movies and cartoons, as well as a few preview pics from The Last Jedi.  Once again, the design from the original vintage Star Wars series is used.  It’s starting to feel a bit overused at this point.  It seems multiple years using the same design is going to start getting confusing as years go by.

You also see familiar parallels and insert sets included in this release.  Aside from a handful of cards, it doesn’t really feel that new.  A box advertises 24 packs with 8 cards per pack, including two hits per box.

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2017 Topps Star Wars Rogue One Series 2 Hobby Box Break

The second release for the latest Star Wars installment, Rogue One, carries on with a similar feel to the first series, but once again is not merely a continuation. The only piece that is a clear sequel to the previous release is the Darth Vader set. The main set, and any returning insert subsets, start over with their numbering at 1. The base set has difference in the design, but it took me a while to realize it, just like from the The Force Awakens sets.

The box advertises 24 packs, with 8 cards per pack, and 2 hits per box. The hits once again vary from manufactured relics to Sketch cards to cast autographs.

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2016 Topps Star Wars Rogue One Series 1 Hobby Box Break

A new Star Wars movie release means a new Topps Star Wars trading card release. These cards are being released along side the new movie, featuring scenes and characters from Rogue One. It’s an interesting card design, and also offers a standard assortment of parallel versions, along with some well known insert sets.

The set features 90 base cards, although 19 was left off the checklist. The hobby box advertises 24 packs of 8 cards, with two hits per box. Looking at the checklist, there is a limited assortment of autographs, and quite a few manufactured relics.

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2016 Topps Star Wars Card Trader Hobby Box Break

This is a new type of release this year. Over the past few years, Topps has really taken a hold of the digital trading card market. Thousands of people are spending real cash to purchase cards that exist only in a virtual realm. You can buy virtual packs and boxes to chase limited edition insert cards, as well as an assortment of base cards.

On the heels of a physical release for their Bunt cards this summer, Topps follows that up with a physical release for the Star Wars Card Trader app. It feel almost like it’s backward to me, though. Many of the cards come with a code allowing you to unlock the digital copy. I think I might prefer a way to get a physical copy of the ones previously only available in digital, though. Some of the inserts, along with the color parallels have these codes on them. I’m not sure I could see spending a lot of time putting in these codes for each card, however.

The cards themselves feel like rather cheap quality. I guess that should be expected with a lowered price tag. There are some digital hits possibly, but the box does not guarantee them. The box does advertise 24 packs of 6 cards, and a 100 card base set.

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