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Forum: NON-SPORTS 08-06-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 61
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Posted By alvin
Here's a good look at the "B" series available to...

Here's a good look at the "B" series available to all (but limited to 500) and we haven't announced it yet (probably will tomorrow) but they'll only be available through the end of August.

Garbage...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 08-04-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By alvin
Yeah, they went up a bit faster than i'd...

Yeah, they went up a bit faster than i'd anticipated. If I'd known they'd go up so quickly I'd have sent out an email blast announcing them and given a heads up before hand here and on social media....
Forum: NON-SPORTS 08-04-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By alvin
We've been there every time so I don't see why we...

We've been there every time so I don't see why we wouldn't be there, but again, but I don't do that con so i can't say for certain.

Probably won't do any SW GPK's though, considering we only ever...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 07-30-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By alvin
A good idea for the NYCC edition of the jumbo...

A good idea for the NYCC edition of the jumbo cards… would it be too much to include Comic Conner again, though, but with the B name? I think fans at NYCC will want a chance to get that character.
Forum: NON-SPORTS 07-29-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By alvin
First, to answer some of the questions here: I...

First, to answer some of the questions here: I don't know. I work in licensing, not in editorial, so my knowledge of what we do on the product side is limited. What I do know is usually limited to...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 07-29-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By alvin
Darn. Typed out a long-winded response and...

Darn. Typed out a long-winded response and walked away and forgot about and my session timed out… lol. I'll try again later!
Forum: NON-SPORTS 07-28-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By alvin
Garbage Pail Kids Get A Comic-Book Series At IDW!...

Garbage Pail Kids Get A Comic-Book Series At IDW! (http://www.idwpublishing.com/news/article/2869/)
Forum: NON-SPORTS 07-21-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By alvin
We will not have them with us. They just weren't...

We will not have them with us. They just weren't ready by the time we needed to ship our stock to the show.
Forum: NON-SPORTS 07-18-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By alvin
Look for this banner-- 9ft wide. ...

Look for this banner-- 9ft wide.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t31.0-8/q71/s720x720/10557032_731383810254175_5022378317801062673_o.jpg
Forum: NON-SPORTS 07-18-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By alvin
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10369891_10202123141232103_8575125713844605176_n.jpg?oh=b63b4ec0710bd6085f3130289d3490ff&oe=5434CE87&__gda__=1412715512_6bf77271199aa7ed...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 07-17-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 80,718
Posted By alvin
Perhaps one reason why the Bisley's surfaced is...

Perhaps one reason why the Bisley's surfaced is that they were low quality and at least three were unidentified or misidentified, so the buyers didn't know what they had, and put them up for sale. ...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 07-16-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 80,718
Posted By alvin
Very few Kidd's made it into the set because many...

Very few Kidd's made it into the set because many we could not insert, due to using copyrighted characters (Kermit, Bender, etc.).

Nelson did not do nearly as many as Repka, who did 50 or more, I...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 07-16-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By alvin
we're still trying to figure out if they'll be...

we're still trying to figure out if they'll be packed out in time. I'm leaving monday, so not a lot of time left.
Forum: NON-SPORTS 07-14-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 80,718
Posted By alvin
A slowdown is to be expected-- it has been nearly...

A slowdown is to be expected-- it has been nearly 8 months since it was released. But new sketches popping up and box prices remaining relatively steady in the aftermarket this much later is a good...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 07-14-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 80,718
Posted By alvin
Nice find. I'm actually surprised 4 of his 5...

Nice find. I'm actually surprised 4 of his 5 have surfaced. Means a lot of this product is being opened-- maybe that means there's still demand for it?
Forum: NON-SPORTS 07-09-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By alvin
Looks like there will be at least one big Topps...

Looks like there will be at least one big Topps related announcement at SDCC. Let the speculation begin!
Forum: NON-SPORTS 07-05-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By alvin
The Topps Vault guys will not be there-- wish...

The Topps Vault guys will not be there-- wish they were, because that's a good idea-- though a raffle at SDCC might be tough. We're actually in a REALLY prime spot, and crowds can definitely be a...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 07-05-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By alvin
http://cconnect.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/upload...

http://cconnect.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2014-SDCC-Garbage-Pail-Kids-T-Shirt-Comic-Conner.jpg

http://www.geepeekay.com/gallery/news/sdcc_cards.jpg
...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 07-01-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By alvin
Completely understand your position, but it's the...

Completely understand your position, but it's the exclusives that we gear for you diehards, while our regular product is aimed at the wider audience who may not already be collecting. Our audience...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 07-01-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By alvin
Very true! But even with this considered,...

Very true! But even with this considered, con-goers at NY spend a fraction of what they do in San Diego overall-- there's actual stats to back this up.

I think it has a lot to do with...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 07-01-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By alvin
USA Today is currently running this as their lead...

USA Today is currently running this as their lead story in their Pop Candy section. :)

Pop Candy - USATODAY (http://www.usatoday.com/blog/popcandy/)
Forum: NON-SPORTS 07-01-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By alvin
If we do well at SDCC, you can count on it. If...

If we do well at SDCC, you can count on it. If we don't...

The fact is, convention-goers in NY don't part easily with their money like they do in San Diego. We'll see. We're not going to make...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 06-30-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By alvin
Topps Returns To SDCC With Garbage Pail Kids...

Topps Returns To SDCC With Garbage Pail Kids Exclusives and Mars Attacks Giveaway | Comic Bastards...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 06-29-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By alvin
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/10155585_10201998727401835_958307454696355692_n.jpg
Forum: NON-SPORTS 06-27-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By alvin
We're not really bringing anything sports to the...

We're not really bringing anything sports to the show other than a few random boxes because inevitably SOMEONE will ask for baseball cards if we don't bring ANY!

This is really just our way of...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 06-27-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By alvin
Good suggestions. There will be promos and...

Good suggestions.

There will be promos and giveaways, and we will announce some next week. I am not sure we have the bandwidth to handle artists doing sketches and guest signers-- it was easier...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 06-27-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By alvin
Topps at SDCC 2014

We will be there, selling cards and a few exclusives, as well as giving away some promos.

Stay tuned, more to reveal next week.

In the meantime, feel free to guess what's coming, make...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 05-23-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 80,718
Posted By alvin
Thought I would share this sneak peak at one of...

Thought I would share this sneak peak at one of the 6 mantic cards in their game. It's a 6-card subset that, story wise, serves as a mini-sequel to the Invasion set, and are illustrated by Rafael...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-28-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,109
Posted By alvin
To your point about the backs, I hope the bios...

To your point about the backs, I hope the bios are not just the usual dry history that everyone knows. I hope they hire a real writer and give the bios some personality, perhaps with some quirky...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-28-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 375
Posted By alvin
This card set was not something that was planned...

This card set was not something that was planned out when the sketches were first commissioned.
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-07-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 80,718
Posted By alvin
I know Palumbo only did less than 10 and Kidd &...

I know Palumbo only did less than 10 and Kidd & Peterson had a bunch rejected for using 3rd party characters. Nelson did a batch (less than 50).

Horley is the only one I've seen selling his...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-06-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 80,718
Posted By alvin
I don't know. Not many.

I don't know. Not many.
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-04-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 80,718
Posted By alvin
Whew… I want to say it was 50 each for the artist...

Whew… I want to say it was 50 each for the artist parallels, but it may have ended up being 25, i don't remember. Will check on the rest, but I didn't work on that side of things so it'll take some...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-02-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 80,718
Posted By alvin
Ed Repka Tom Kidd Eric Peterson James...

Ed Repka
Tom Kidd
Eric Peterson
James Nelson
Alex Horley
Ralph Horsley
David Palumbo

Jeff Miracola and Dan Brereton-- who did some art in the chase subset-- also did sketches, but "Creator...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-01-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 80,718
Posted By alvin
We don't like ANY blanks being sold, to be...

We don't like ANY blanks being sold, to be honest, but we know it's going to happen here and there.

We already know what happened here, but i'm not going to comment until the situation is...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-01-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 80,718
Posted By alvin
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I have...

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I have raised this and we are handling.
Forum: NON-SPORTS 03-27-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 80,718
Posted By alvin
He did five sketch cards.

He did five sketch cards.
Forum: NON-SPORTS 03-27-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By alvin
Yes, I answered you in the other thread.

Yes, I answered you in the other thread.
Forum: NON-SPORTS 03-26-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 80,718
Posted By alvin
Yes. Though it was originally intended to be a...

Yes. Though it was originally intended to be a full parallel set, we couldn't get Staples his autos in time when the production schedules got switched around.

I had hoped to release them as part...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 03-21-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,520
Posted By alvin
If there's going to be a sequel I will know soon,...

If there's going to be a sequel I will know soon, but likely won't be announced for some time. I don't-- and never did-- see this as a "set a year" series, as much as i'd love to do one or two...
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