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2015 Topps Mars Attacks: Occupation Trading Cards

2015 Topps Mars Attacks: Occupation Trading Cards

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2015 Topps Mars Attacks: Occupation is taking a different approach to marketing and distribution. Rather than going through dealers and distributors, the card maker is launching it as a Kickstarter, allowing collectors to pledge money in exchange for cards, boxes and other rewards.

The base set a followup to the one told in 2013 Topps Mars Attacks: Invasion. The Occupation set has 72 cards. This includes 45 story cards as well as two subsets, Art Gallery (18 cards) and Factions (nine cards). Story cards feature the artwork from a variety of artists like Ed Repka, Dan Brereton and Alex Horley. Art Gallery cards have new images that may not fit into the regular story. Factions cards look at the characters and groups that make up the expanding Mars Attacks universe. Each 2015 Topps Mars Attacks: Occupation box should have a full base set with a few doubles to spare.

Parallels come in three forms. Heritage recreates the 45 story cards on vintage-style card stock with the iconic 1962 Mars Attacks design. These are inserted six per box. Landing two per box, Concept parallels show early sketches of the 45 story cards. Finally, all 72 cards are given the Foil treatment. These fall four per box.

Sketch cards make up a big part of the product's premium chase. While each box promises at least one, they come in a variety of form. Red Logo are the most common, followed by Green Logo. Rare Creator Sketch Cards have artwork from those who also worked on the base set. Dual Artist Sketch Cards aren't in packs. Rather, the over-sized cards are inserted randomly as box toppers. Finally, there are the extremely rare Throwback Sketch Cards. These have artwork inspired by the original Mars Attacks set. Each artist did no more than one of these. All 2015 Topps Mars Attacks: Occupation sketch cards are done in full color.

Unless there's a second sketch card, collectors will find a second premium insert in each box. Autographs include artists and what Topps describes as "special guests." Metal Cards recreate the original Mars Attacks cards on silver stock. Finally, there are four different Woodcut Letter-Press cards with designs from Brian Reedy.

2015 Topps Mars Attacks: Occupation also has three additional basic insert sets that haven't been unveiled yet. Each has six cards. Boxes have ten of these cards combined.

Estimated Release Date: 12/15 (Kickstarter pre-sale launches May, 2015)
Product Configuration: 5 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 8 boxes per case
Price Point: Low- to Mid-End Entertainment Card
Target Audience: Mars Attacks Fans, Set Builders, Sketch Card Collectors

2015 Topps Mars Attacks: Occupation Box Break

  • 1 Sketch Card
  • 1 Autograph, Metal Card, Woodcut Letter-Press Card or Additional Sketch Card
  • 10 Insert Cards
  • 2 Concept Parallels
  • 4 Foil Parallels
  • 6 Heritage Parallels

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2015 Mars Attacks Occupation Topps Unused box with limited Green foil lettering $39.992015 Topps Mars Attacks: Occupation Trading Cards 12
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2015 Topps Mars Attacks: Occupation Checklist

Sketch Cards Checklist

The following is an early list of artists slated to contribute sketch cards to the product.

Amber Shelton
Andy Lee
Ben Dunn
Ben Glendenning
Bill Maus
Brad Albright
Brian Debuire
Carlos Cabaleiro
Carlos Valenzuela
Chad McCown
Charles Hall
Chris Hamer
Chris Mason
Chris West
Christopher McMillen
Dana Black
Darrin Pepe
Dwayne Biddix
Eric Van Elslande
Frank Kadar
Gary Kezele
Geoffrey Blasiman
Howard Russell
James Bukauskus
Jason Chalker
Jason Crosby
Jason Flowers
Jeff Chandler
Jeff Zapata
Jim Kyle
Joe Hogan
Joe Simko
Joel Biske
Jorge Baeza
Katie Cook
Keith Graham
Kris Penix
Layron Dejarnette
Luke Parker
Marck Labas
Mark Finneral
Mark Hammermeister
Mary Bellamy
Matt Doughty
Mick and Matt Glebe - $10,00 Pledge Exclusive
Miran Kim
Nathaniel Hamel
Neil Camera
Nina Edlund
Pablo Diaz
Patrick Giles
Patrick Hamill
Peter Santa Maria
Rhiannon Owens
Rich Molinelli
Rick Cortes
Robert Jimenez
Roy Cover
Russ Maheras
Scott Blair
Ted Dastick Jr.
Tim Proctor
Val Hochberg

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.

User Reviews


Good day.
The only product out now is the “Kickstarter”. When will the
main collection be released? I
have collectors waiting.
Thanks, Tim..


When will this series release??

Trey Treutel
Trey Treutel

grizzly It is out now.

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