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2014 Cryptozoic The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Trading Cards

2014 Cryptozoic The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Trading Cards

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2014 Cryptozoic The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey trading cards kick off the latest epic trilogy from Peter Jackson. And while they weren't made in time for the film's original theatrical release, if it goes down like Jackson's Lord of the Rings, it shouldn't matter because the film will be timeless.

The 101-card base set recaps the film as Bilbo Baggins joins the wizard, Gandalf, and 13 dwarves on a quest to Lonely Mountain to reclaim their kingdom from Smaug, a vicious dragon. The first part is just that, the beginning of a long journey. But that doesn't stop them from encountering all sorts of creatures -- friends and foes -- and adventures.

Every box of 2014 Cryptozoic The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey includes one Autograph. Signers include Martin Freeman (Bilbo), Andy Serkis (Gollum) and Richard Armitage (Thorin). Art Cards, which land approximately 1:4 boxes, feature detailed original artwork.

Basic inserts include foil character cards (1:12 packs) that highlight the major players in the film, and Lonely Mountain Flashback (1:4 packs). 3D Lenticular Poster cards (1:144 packs) offer a new way of looking at the familiar artwork. Finally, there's a special One Ring metal card. Fitting with the theme of the story, there's just one in the entire print run.

Over-sized Dual Autographs (1:5,760) are randomly inserted as redemptions. These feature different combinations of key characters.

Available separately, a binder comes with an exclusive foil-stamped Contract card.

Cryptozoic has plans to release films for all three films in the Hobbit trilogy. Each will release after the film's release. This will allow them to cover the entire film. Often, when sets based on big blockbusters coincide with their theatrical runs, they're limited due to studios wanting to protect against spoilers. Often, some of the special effects aren't fully done until just before release as well.

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Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, 5 cards per pack
Price Point: Low- to Mid-End Entertainment Card
Target Audience: Hobbit Fans, Autograph Collectors, Sketch Card Collectors, Set Builders

2014 Cryptozoic The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Box Break

  • 1 Autograph
  • 2 Foil Inserts
  • 6 Lonely Mountain Inserts
  • 120 Total Cards
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2014 Cryptozoic The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Checklist

Base Set Checklist

01 It Began Long Ago
02 Party Preparations
03 A Wizard's Apperance
04 Fate’s Decision
05 Good Morning
06 Adventure? No, Thank you!
07 Marked with Magic
08 A Guest for Supper
09 Another Knock at the Door
10 At Your Service
11 A Welcome Sight
12 A Merry Gathering
13 When Do We Begin?
14 Thorin Oakenshield
15 What of the Dragon?
16 It's Our Quest Alone
17 A Secret Way
18 The Burglar's Contract
19 A Change of Heart
20 A Quest Without Handkerchiefs
21 Old Enemies
22 Radagast the Brown
23 A Gentle Soul
24 A Growing Evil
25 Differences in Opinion
26 The Burglar's Test
27 Campfire Chat
28 Tastes Like Chicken
29 Blimey!
30 A Burglahobbit?
31 Drop Him!
32 Bilbo Baggins Becomes a Hostage
33 A Little Cooking Advice
34 Help Arrives
35 The Troll Cave
36 Elven Sword
37 An Unexpected Discovery
38 True Courage
39 Bringing News
40 A Dark Power
41 I Saw Him
42 We've Been Followed
43 Acting as Bait
44 Fleeing on Foot
45 An Unwelcome Retreat
46 A Vicious Foe
47 With Few Options Left
48 Rivendell Revealed
49 Meeting the Elves
50 The Tired Travelers
51 A Wholesome Meal
52 A Qualified Eye
53 Elven Wisdom
54 Moon Runes
55 Perfect Timing
56 Azog, the Defiler
57 A Price Upon Their Heads
58 Gandalf Is Questioned
59 A Lofty Council
60 The Quest Is Forbidden
61 Evil Is at Work
62 Galadriel Believes in Gandalf
63 Why the Halfing?
64 A Stealthy Escape
65 A Pressing Need for Speed
66 Stone Giants
67 The Scent Is Fresh
68 Bilbo Baggins Decides to Leave
69 Captured
70 Unwelcome News
71 On His Own
72 A Long Hidden Treasure
73 Finders Keepers
74 A Possible Fate
75 A Deal Is Struck
76 Is It Scrumptious?
77 A Game of Riddles
78 An Unusual Query
79 An Evil Side
80 The Tides Turn
81 Gandalf Appears
82 Battle Frenzy
83 A Will of Its Own
84 Chased by an Angry Horde
85 A Great Fall
86 A Mighty Weight Is Lifted
87 The Ring's Power
88 Escape from the Goblin Caves
89 The Party Is Reunited
90 New Dangers of an Old Foe
91 No Way Out
92 Azog Mocks His Old Enemy
93 A Burning Hatred
94 The Bravery of a Hobbit
95 The Eagles Have Come
96 No Love for the Foulness of Orcs
97 A Winged Rescue
98 The Lonely Mountain
99 A Short To-Do List
100 Evil Awakes
101 Checklist
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3D Lenticular Poster Cards Checklist

4 cards. Inserted 1:144 packs.

KA-01 Bilbo Baggins
KA-02 The Company of Dwarves
KA-03 Radagast
KA-04 The Council
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Autographs Checklist

22 cards. Inserted 1:24 packs. Click here for a full gallery.
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A01 Richard Armitage as Thorin
A02 Ken Stott as Balin
A03 Graham McTavish as Dwalin
A04 William Kircher as Bifur
A05 James Nesbitt as Bofur
A06 Stephen Hunter as Bombur
A07 Dean O'Gorman as Fili
A08 Aidan Turner as Kili
A09 John Callen as Oin
A10 Peter Hambleton as Gloin
A11 Jed Brophy as Nori
A12 Mark Hadlow as Dori
A13 Adam Brown as Ori
A14 Ian Holm as Bilbo
A15 Barry Humphries as The Great Goblin
A16 Manu Bennett as Azog
A17 Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins
A18 Andy Serkis as Gollum
A19 Lee Pace as Thranduil
A20 Sylvester McCoy as Radagast
A21 John Rawls as Yazneg
CA-2 Phillipa Boyens - Writer

Character Biography Checklist

18 cards. Inserted 1:12 packs.

CB-01 Gandalf the Grey
CB-02 Bilbo Baggins
CB-03 Thorin Oakenshield
CB-04 Dwalin the Dwarf
CB-05 Balin the Dwarf
CB-06 Kili The Dwarf
CB-07 Fili The Dwarf
CB-08 Dori the Dwarf
CB-09 Nori the Dwarf
CB-10 Ori The Dwarf
CB-11 Oin The Dwarf
CB-12 Gloin The Dwarf
CB-13 Bifur The Dwarf
CB-14 Bofur The Dwarf
CB-15 Bombur The Dwarf
CB-16 Elrond
CB-17 Galadriel
CB-18 Gollum
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Lonely Mountain Flashback Checklist

18 cards. Inserted 1:4 packs.
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P-01 A Land to the East
P-02 The Great Doors of Erebor
P-03 A Rich Kingdom
P-04 Renowned Craftsman
P-05 The Heart of the Mountain
P-06 The King's Jewel
P-07 The Days Turned Sour
P-08 Smaug Came to the Mountain
P-09 The Arkenstone Lost
P-10 The Dragon's Treasure
P-11 Betrayed by the Elves
P-12 The Elves Retreat
P-13 Displaced from Their Home
P-14 The Mines Of Moria
P-15 Led by a Pale Orc
P-16 Thorin Oakenshield, Prince of Durin, Stands Alone
P-17 The Winning Blow
P-18 The Line Of Durin Is Not Easily Broken

The One Ring Checklist

1 card. It is a one-of-one metal card.
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Sketch/Art Card Checklist

Inserted 1:96 packs. The following artists contributed to the set.

Achilleas Kokkinakis
Andy Fry
Anne Cain
Ashleigh Popplewell
Bill Pulkovski
Bob Stevlic
Brandon Kenney
Brian Kong
Brian S. Canio
Carolyn Edwards
Charles Hall
Clay Sayre
Damien Torres
Dan Bergren
Dan Gorman
Danny Silva
David Hunter
David Rabbitte
Elfie Lebouleux
Fer Galicia
François Chartier
Gavin Hunt
Grant Gould
James Henry Smith
Joe Corroney
John Haun
Ken Gordon
Keven Reinke
Kevin Doyle
Kristoffer Penix
Kyle Babbitt
M. Jason Reed
Marcia Dye
Matt Hansen
Mick & Matt Glebe
Mikey J Babinski
Nathen Reinke
Nick “NIK” Neocleous
Patricia Ross
Paul Cowan
Rich Molinelli
Richard Cox
Richard Salvucci
Robert Hendrickson
Sarah Wilkinson
Scott Alan Gregory
Scott Blair
Scott Houseman
Sean Pence
Seth Ismart
Soni Alcorn-Hender
Stephanie Swanger
Steve Oatney
Studio Mia
Ted Dastick Jr.
Tim Levandoski
Tim Proctor
Tod Allen Smith
Todd Aaron Smith
Vince Sunico
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Over-Sized Dual Autograph Checklist

7 cards. Inserted 1:5,760. Each has three copies. Distributed via redemption.
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DA01 – DA03 Richard Armitage and Martin Freeman
DA04 – DA06 Martin Freeman and Sir Ian Holm
DA07 – DO09 Lee Pace and Richard Armitage
DA10 – DA12 Aidan Turner and Dean O’Gorman
DA13 – DA15 Andy Serkis and Martin Freeman
DA16 – DA18 Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis
DA19 – DA21 Manu Bennett and Richard Armitage

Promo Card Checklist

P1 Non-Sport Update Magazine

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

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