So yesterday I bought a pack of this ridiculously long-named set for several reasons…
…But I had two primary reasons.
The first reason… OK, fine, it was a $2 post topic at a time when I needed something relatively quick to write about.
But the more exciting reason was that the Target I was in had newly-installed self service checkouts. Yep, I could buy a single pack of cards without having a vague feeling that the cashier is mentally shaking her head at this middle-aged guy buying a pack of Star Wars cards.
Before we get started, it’s only fair to point out that while I thoroughly enjoyed the original trilogy, I am not a huge fan of Star Wars. I was 12 when the first movie came out, so I never practiced my lightsaber skills in my bedroom, nor have I ever received a single Star Wars toy as a gift. I *do* have a bendy Darth Vader figure that was the “mascot” for a bowling team of mine 20+ years ago, and has been riding around in my bowling bag ever since (Darth is coated with a thin layer of baby powder as a result).
Oh, and I found the second trilogy to be disappointingly joyless and kinda boring.
OK, on to the cards…
The card stock is heritage-y, and the design for many of them is a tribute to the earliest Star Wars cards. Here’s the back of this one:
I think this one is an “Empire Strikes Back” design, if I remember correctly.
…and screw you, George Lucas, Han DID shoot first. Justice for Greedo!!!!
These “Choose Your Destiny” cards are a Target exclusive. Yay. Here’s the back…
Another base card… Actually, this might be a “Black Starfield” parallel.
I love the part where the Wampa puts the star on the top of the Christmas tree… Oh, wait, that was the Bumble in “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer”.
Base card… Maybe a “Jabba Slime Green Starfield” parallel. My scanner makes it look more yellowish than it really is.
Final insert… Concept Art
So here’s where the “Not a huge fan” part comes back into play….
My rating for this pack is a very solid “meh”. It was 6 cards for only $2, which is a good thing. The cards are pretty uninteresting, which is a bad thing. I might include one or two of the inserts in a box I’m shipping off to COMC in the next few days; Whichever cards I don’t ship will be included in the cards I give out to neighborhood kids at Halloween.