This first-ever, all-art Indy retrospective series features breath-taking Indiana Jones production paintings, poster art, comic covers and more! Plus a special subset is devoted to new, never-before-seen paintings commissioned by Topps exclusively for this product. Multiple levels of super-collectible inserts complete this museum-quality set shipping just in time for the holidays:
• Hand-drawn Original Sketch Cards (1 per box)
One-of-a-kind masterpieces created by an assortment of some of the best and most highly-prized illustrators working today
Includes Panoramic Sketch Cards
For the first time ever: Rare folded sketch cards that open up to a stunning 3 1/2” x 5”
• Autograph Cards signed by Harrison Ford, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg! (insertion rate TBD)
• 1/1 Triple Autograph Card featuring all three signers!
• 1/1 Printing Plates
The original printing plates from Indiana Jones Masterpieces cut into individual cards. 4 plates per card (360 total)
• Foil Cards (1:4)
Classic Indiana Jones illustrations by word renown poster artist Drew Struzan
• Foil Parallels:
Bronze (1:24), Sequentially–Numbered Gold (1-100) and 1/1 Refractor variations of the foil cards
• Etched Foil Puzzle Cards (1:6)
6 micro-etched foil cards which form a fantastic collage painted by famed comics artist Adam Hughes
• 1/1 Original Art Used to Create The Etched-Foil Puzzle
6 individual 1/1 cards
• Domestic Box Office: $315 million!
• Worldwide Box Office: $780 million!
• One of the Top 25 best- selling movies of all time!
• An appeal that spans generations!
Check out the brochures below for more exciting details.
Posted 08:30 by Les Topps has released the brochures advertising the new Indiana Jones Masterpieces trading cards due out in November. Note the differences between cards released to retail stores (ie... Target and Wal-Mart; top photo) and those to hobby shops (ie.. comic and collectible stores; bottom photo).
Posted 13:00 by Les Diamond Comics newest issue of Previews gives us
our first glance at the November release of Indiana Jones
Masterpieces trading cards.
Announces Plans for its Newest Collectible Card Franchise
Indiana Jones Heritage Trading Cards On Sale Today
After a nearly
25-year hiatus, Topps is back together with Indiana Jones. The storied
card marketer, who offered Raiders of the Lost Ark cards
in 1981 and Temple of Doom cards in 1984, plans an ongoing
program around everyone’s favorite action-adventure hero.In comic and
hobby stores today, Indiana Jones Heritage takes a retrospective
look back at the original movies – Raiders of the Lost
Ark, Temple of Doom and The Last Crusade. Complete
with packaging and card designs inspired by Topps earlier work
with the property, Indiana Jones Heritage has a decidedly
vintage, “old school” feel. Many memorable, iconic
scenes are included in this 90-card, triple movie treat. Plus,
reminiscent of Topps cards from yesteryear, packs include one
piece of bubble gum. ToppsTV's
new video, which spotlights the company’s artist sketch
cards, has just debuted on multiple sites, including YouTube and
Veoh.com. It most prominently features Topps' latest series to
include sketches – Indiana Jones Heritage. This
video explains what sketch cards are, explores their history and
includes an interview with one of the sketch artists.
phase of the program commences prior to the theatrical release
of the new movie, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal
Skull. While the film premieres in theaters on Memorial Day
weekend, Topps will ship its all-movie series to hobby, specialty
and mass merchandisers on May 1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom
of the Crystal Skull movie cards promise to be a worthy companion
to the highly anticipated film and a treasured keepsake for years
to come.The Indiana
Jones property has inspired many talented artists whose work
has adorned familiar movie posters as well as the covers of numerous
books and comics. A fine selection of these breathtaking images
– plus newly commissioned, never-before-seen works –
will comprise the program’s third card series, Indiana
Jones Masterpieces. Planned for release around the holidays, Indiana Jones Masterpieces follows in the tradition
of Topps’ highly successful, all-art-based Lord of the Rings
marketplace is enormously excited that we’re back in business
with Indiana Jones,” states Ira Friedman, Topps
VP of Publishing. “It helps that
most of our customers are fans who grew up on the original films
and, just like Star Wars (another Lucas creation), consider these
properties near and dear to their hearts”, says Friedman.
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For more information about Indiana Jones Heritage go
Posted 20:00 by Les A
little something to tease as we approach the street date release
for Indiana Jones Heritage. I've been fortunate enough
to receive a 'Hobby' box to open and review.
tore through the packages pretty quick. Well I did slow down long
enough to open the plastic wrapped gum. I'd forgotten how good
trading card gum is! So with mouth full I finished up and flipped
the cards to see what treasure I had uncovered.
got enough cards to make a 90-card base set (and extras, of course).
Images below are for cards 1-9 front and back. The set is made
up of 27 images from Raiders of the Lost Ark, 27 from Temple of Doom and 27 from Last Crusade. The
remaining images are art cards with the final card being the checklist.
also won the equivalent of the trading card lottery - I snagged
an autograph card (Vic Tablian - 'MonkeyMan'), 1 sketch card (by
Alex Buchel) and 3 parallel cards (each numbered out of 500).
The parallel set has identical images to the base 90-set but on
a thicker white card stock and gold-number stamped.
I inserted the cards in to my pages I took the time to look them
over and read the backs. I felt like I was 16 again. What fun!
I've now flipped through them several time and can't wait for
my case I ordered to arrive on March 19th.
don't forget the 'Retail' versions available at your local K-Mart,
Target and Wal-Mart (which include same base set cards but have
magnetic-cards as the special random inserts).
Brochure for 'Retail' offering
Posted 18:00 by Les Topps reveals details about the upcoming trading card set for Indiana
Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Posted 18:40 by Les A
loyal reader, Brandon P, nicely brought this to our attention
today. With the announcement of these new Topps card signers (including George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Harrison
Ford) I know I speak for everyone when I say my wallet is going
to be a lot lighter!
The Perfect Appetizer before the New Movie Hits Theaters in May
Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the first Indiana
Jones film in nearly 20 years, will premiere this upcoming
Memorial Day weekend. The buzz is already beginning and the excitement
couldn’t be more intense as Harrison Ford returns to don
the famous fedora. Ford teams up once again with director Steven
Spielberg and producer George Lucas – a powerful combination
sure to create box office magic!
and Lucasfilm are pulling out all the stops for this major entertainment
TV ad support
promotional partners: Burger King, Kellogg’s, Dr. Pepper,
Masterfoods (Indy-branded M&Ms and Snickers)
toy and game merchandise from Hasbro and Lego
original Indiana Jones films will be re-released on
DVD in May
Just in time
for all the hype for the new film to kick in, Topps is releasing a set of trading cards in February to satisfy the
hunger of fans for official Indiana Jones merchandise.
The Topps cards will one of just a select few Indy branded products
available at this early date. INDIANA JONES HERITAGE delivers the adventure and fun of the original three movies (Raiders
of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, Last Crusade) all in one mega
card set – for the first time ever!
cards is printed on vintage grey back stock featuring card designs
inspired by the original Topps Indiana Jones sets from the 80s!
gum in every pack (just like when you were a kid)!
The Topps Company is
among a select few licensees releasing official merchandise in
advance of the summer 2008 movie, “Indiana Jones and
the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.” The company’s Indiana Jones Heritage cards will ship at the end of
February and will be available exclusively in hobby and specialty
markets, not at mass retail.
The card imagery
will feature 90 memorable scenes from all three original movies,
with card designs paying homage to the “Raiders of the
Lost Ark” cards first published by Topps in 1981. The
retro-inspired Heritage branding and packaging – complete
with vintage grey-back card stock and bubble gum in every pack
– is sure to resonate with many collectors who grew up with
the earlier Indiana Jones films.
Topps is in
the process of finalizing arrangements with numerous cast members
of the original movies to provide authentic autographs for the
series. A list of confirmed signees will be announced shortly.
An impressive roster of well-known illustrators is also on board
to contribute original, one-of-a-kind Indiana Jones sketch cards.
In addition, sequentially-numbered parallel cards round out the
random, insert card offerings.
in the Indiana Jones franchise is building. A recent
nationwide poll of moviegoers, conducted by Movie
Tickets.com, concluded that the upcoming Indiana Jones movie, now in post production, is the #1 anticipated film
scheduled for next year. As announced sometime ago, the original
creative team of Harrison Ford, director Steven Spielberg and
executive producer George Lucas has re-united to bring this latest
Indiana Jones adventure to the screen.
thrilled to be associated once again with this truly extraordinary
property”, says Ira Friedman, Topps/VP of Publishing. “Our
Heritage treatment for the original movies is a nostalgic and
fun way to kick off our Indiana Jones trading card initiative.
We’re certain the core fans will treasure this early appetizer;
the first phase of an ongoing program that will transition to
the new movie and beyond.” says Friedman.
Jones Heritage will carry a suggested retail selling price
of $2 per 5-card pack