2014 Topps Doctor Who Trading CardsBrand: Topps Entertainment
Over the years there have been plenty of sets of Doctor Who trading cards. However, the vast majority have been targeted at European audiences. A major set hasn't been released with North American audiences in mind since the show was rebooted in 2005. At least until now. 2014 Topps Doctor Who is a comprehensive set that covers the many angles of the reboot. Hobby boxes come with two hits or premium inserts such as autographs, memorabilia cards and sketch cards.
The 2014 Topps Doctor Who base set is large by today's standards, clocking in at 200 cards. It's broken down into four subsets that focus on characters, aliens, villains and gadgets. Parallels include Blue (199 copies each), Red (99 copies each), Gold (50 copies each) and Printing Plates.
The set is complimented by several basic inserts that touch on both the recent and distant history of the show. Memorable Moments (40 cards, 1:2 packs) cover key points in the show's first five decades. Just as there have been several Doctor's over the years, he has been joined by several partners. Companions (25 cards, 1:4 packs) spotlights them. The Doctor Is In (12 cards, 1:6 packs) showcases the 12 Doctors. Stitch in Time (10 cards, 1:12 packs) looks at special episodes that have multiple Doctors. TARDIS Travel (13 cards, 1:8 packs) is dedicated to one of the world's most iconic "phone booths."
But what about the hits? Like the rest of the product, there's lots of variety. 2014 Topps Doctor Who hobby boxes have two total premium inserts. Autographs feature both Doctors and his companions. In addition to basic autographs, there are Dual Autographs and Cut Signature cards.
Relic cards come with a variety of items. On the memorabilia side, there are Costume, Prop and Autographed Relics with items used in the show. Collectors can also find Medallion Relics and Manufactured Alien Relics that have a premium look but don't have show-used materials.
Finally, 2014 Topps Doctor Who has some original art in the form of sketch cards. Some boxes include four-card puzzles that go together to form a larger image.
Doctor Who isn't totally new to Topps. Leading up to this release, they did Doctor Who Alien Attax and Doctor Who Alien Attax 50th Anniversary in 2013. Both sets are intended to be card games and were released primarily in Europe. At one time, Inkworks held the license for the show. And while they were able to release a few promos, they never got a full set to market before they went out of business.
Estimated Release Date: 12/10/14
Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, 8 cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End Entertainment Card
Target Audience: Doctor Who Fans, Autograph Collectors, Memorabilia Collectors, Set Builders
2014 Topps Doctor Who Box Break
- 2 Total Autographs, Relics, Sketch Cards, Medallions or Printing Plates
- 2 Stitch in Time Inserts
- 3 TARDIS Travel Inserts
- 4 The Doctor Is In Inserts
- 6 Companions Inserts
- 12 Memorable Moments Inserts
- 192 Total Cards