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Forum: NON-SPORTS Today, 12:17 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
Going to be 4 different types of "Hot Packs" (1...

Going to be 4 different types of "Hot Packs" (1 hit each + inserts-- no base cards) plus a "Fat Pack" that features 2 hits + inserts (including 1 sketch).
Forum: NON-SPORTS Today, 10:40 AM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
They still Pop up up from time to time. I...

They still Pop up up from time to time. I noticed when one sold for $120 recently suddenly 10 more appeared :)

Makes me think there were dealers sitting on them with the thought that there might...
Forum: NON-SPORTS Yesterday, 09:18 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
Thanks Joe!

Thanks Joe!
Forum: NON-SPORTS Yesterday, 10:35 AM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
Yes. "speculator" is perhaps the wrong word,...

Yes. "speculator" is perhaps the wrong word, given the vast amount of dealer-types in that category. Apologies, and noted for future reference.
Forum: NON-SPORTS Yesterday, 10:34 AM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
It's very true. Given Mars Attacks' audience...

It's very true. Given Mars Attacks' audience skewing a bit older, there could be a fair amount of those. We're doing what we can to educate them and bring them in, but there's no way we'll have...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-25-2015, 09:17 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
Front and back. That's what's causing some of...

Front and back. That's what's causing some of the delay in the details-- double sided is twice as expensive!
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-25-2015, 09:05 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
Looks like we will be serial-numbering the...

Looks like we will be serial-numbering the letter-press cards.

As a stretch goal, perhaps, we'll add foil stamping to the boxes:

Silver for regular boxes.
Green at the $300 level (Limited to...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-25-2015, 11:35 AM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
An incredibly well thought out and articulated...

An incredibly well thought out and articulated perspective. I don't agree that it completely eliminates the speculator opportunity, because there will always be people who miss out on the campaign...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-24-2015, 08:34 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
I'm trying... open to whatever suggestions you...

I'm trying... open to whatever suggestions you might have.

FWIW, maybe this isn't a set that people want by-the-case-- maybe it's those bundles. Maybe even the speculators get in at those...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-24-2015, 02:21 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
A fair perspective. Our target here is really...

A fair perspective. Our target here is really Mars Attacks collectors. With that said up-front, we're not looking to alienate case-breakers and dealers, but obviously if we're trying to make one...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-24-2015, 12:08 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
Given that we can not offer deep discounts on...

Given that we can not offer deep discounts on cases, I wanted to add a little something as a case-topper. Something with a high value to collectors.

This applies both to a standard case and a...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-23-2015, 07:50 AM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
No, but we will announce a specific time in the...

No, but we will announce a specific time in the coming days.
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-22-2015, 09:39 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
I think all of the bundles will be more palatable...

I think all of the bundles will be more palatable when you see the first couple of stretch goals.

I think right now they are a "good" value-- and will quickly become "great" and hopefully by the...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-22-2015, 06:33 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
I can't say I what I was valuing them at, but it...

I can't say I what I was valuing them at, but it was not nearly as high as that. I would much rather value them lower than aftermarket, frankly, so that fans get a real value from this.

I'm sure...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-22-2015, 05:52 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
No i mean maybe 5 different "non-artists." ...

No i mean maybe 5 different "non-artists." Myself included.
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-22-2015, 05:37 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
I'd probably sign a special card. We do have a...

I'd probably sign a special card. We do have a few non-artists planned. Not many, but maybe 5?
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-22-2015, 03:45 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
Yes. Sounds like the "hot mini box"...

Yes.



Sounds like the "hot mini box" i've been thinking about.
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-22-2015, 01:17 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
Ah. No, I think I value the metals more. For a...

Ah. No, I think I value the metals more. For a few reasons, not the least of which is they are the classic 60s series art, plus the rarity is greater, and the cost of the cards is MUCH greater. ...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-22-2015, 12:54 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
Thanks. That really means a lot!

Thanks. That really means a lot!
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-22-2015, 12:36 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
Quick question: as the writer of the last set...

Quick question: as the writer of the last set and this one, does it make sense for ME to be one of the autograph subjects?

Someone suggested it to me, but i'm not nearly vain enough publicly to...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-22-2015, 12:20 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
Well at that point its less about rarity and...

Well at that point its less about rarity and about value: if you get all the metals (the most valuable "set") -- what are you really paying extra for at the next level? One or two sketches?

To...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-22-2015, 11:41 AM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
I also want to provide something in the highest...

I also want to provide something in the highest bundle level that is truly exclusive to the people who grab that package. Maybe a different kind of sketch card, but I feel like sketch cards are...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-22-2015, 10:53 AM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
Last I checked, my notes say the parallel...

Last I checked, my notes say the parallel rarities go like this:

Heritage (6 per box = 1:4) - 45 total
Foil (4 per box = 1:6) - 72 total
Concept (2 per box = 1:12) - 45 total

Metals: don't...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-21-2015, 08:45 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
Well if it's just a special header card, it could...

Well if it's just a special header card, it could be printed or stamped. It's stamping everything uniquely that becomes a hassle (but perhaps not impossible). One stamped card is certainly very...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-21-2015, 07:51 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
You mean the "sold as a complete set" versions vs...

You mean the "sold as a complete set" versions vs "found in a hobby box", correct?

I don't disagree... but will that frustrate people by making them want to own both? As a completist fan myself...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-21-2015, 07:27 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
I will keep that in mind...:)

I will keep that in mind...:)
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-21-2015, 06:57 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
Would hand numbering be okay? a pain, but i'd do...

Would hand numbering be okay? a pain, but i'd do it if you wanted me to!
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-21-2015, 06:47 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
That's not the case-- most levels come with a box...

That's not the case-- most levels come with a box that CONTAINS a base set. I believe there's only TWO levels that come with a standalone base set. The $40 level and the first bundle level.
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-21-2015, 06:24 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
Actually, re-reading... a kickstarter foil stamp...

Actually, re-reading... a kickstarter foil stamp would be awesome on all base cards. Maybe gold, then silver for the standalone base sets. Hmmmmm....
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-21-2015, 06:19 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
That's stamping, yes. I don't know... Foil...

That's stamping, yes. I don't know... Foil stamped numbering isn't cheap, and it might not be practical on smaller runs of cards. It can make sense on larger runs because the cost can be amortized...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-21-2015, 06:08 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
That's not a bad idea. Maybe full sets are...

That's not a bad idea. Maybe full sets are somehow identified differently-- a slight differentiation of some kind. hmmmm...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-21-2015, 06:08 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
Not too late certainly. I'm not sure what...

Not too late certainly.

I'm not sure what you mean by foil stamping "each card."

Please explain. I don't think numbering every single card is practical. Also outside of foil, is there...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-21-2015, 11:48 AM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
Driving up to Vermont this weekend to nail down...

Driving up to Vermont this weekend to nail down all the last details with our production facility. I hope to be able to tweak the pledge levels a bit after that meeting (lowering prices and/or...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-21-2015, 11:07 AM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
Well you can always input a real credit card, and...

Well you can always input a real credit card, and then swap it to the Paypal Debit during the course of the campaign.
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-20-2015, 05:43 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
If I see him coming, i'll hide :)

If I see him coming, i'll hide :)
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-20-2015, 05:27 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
Ask me for it.

Ask me for it.
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-20-2015, 05:10 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
Oops... turned out I was working off an old...

Oops... turned out I was working off an old document from before my computer crashed...

Add these:

Mary Bellamy 25
Howard Russell 25
Ben Dunn 25
Eric Elslande 50
Katie Cook ...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-20-2015, 05:06 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
She's not on there? No, she's still there. Her...

She's not on there? No, she's still there. Her cards are all done, in fact!

Let me double check to make sure no one else was missing...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-20-2015, 05:05 PM
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
I was considering doing just that-- one sketch of...

I was considering doing just that-- one sketch of each type (excluding duals). But the fact is that creator sketches will be tough because creators won't commit to large amounts.

I could add a...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-20-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By ALevine - Topps
FYI - I'll have a Mars Attacks promo card...

FYI - I'll have a Mars Attacks promo card exclusive to the show.
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