Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Jupiterhill

A Star Wars post (real creative huh?)

So I heard about this movie coming out called Star Wars or something.  I don't know.

In reality, I think I have admitted on here before that I've never seen the other Star Wars movies besides The Phantom Menace, so my excitement level isn't on par with a lot of other people.  I mean I understand the fandom and such, I just can't get into it.  In fact, there aren't a lot of movies on the horizon that I am too excited about (aside from Finding Dory or Super Troopers 2), and even then, they wouldn't cause me to jump out of my seat and go to the movie theater.

So why did I tease Star Wars in the title?  Simple- I bought some Star Wars cards, and now is a good time to show them off.  First I know you'll ask "If you're not a fan, why did you buy them?"  Answer- THEY ARE CARDS, DUH!  When I first saw them, I passed, but the second time, the force was strong.  In fact the force awakened me to buy a pack (see what I did there, because I can't say that I do).  I opened them and was pretty impressed with the design so I've bought a couple more packs afterwards.

Enough talk, cards I must show you.  (Yes I know a bit about the movies to make general jokes.  Plus I did watch 2/3rds of the Family Guy trilogy on it).


I think this was the first pack I bought, I got it at the Dollar Tree.  4 cards for a buck wasn't real risky, and at the time they had no good sports cards, so it made sense.  Since then, I've bought a couple 14 card packs from Casey's General Store, and had thoughts of piecing together a set, but not too sure I will.


I scanned these cards mostly for the Trading Card Database, and that reminds me I still need to submit a few more.  These are the base cards.


I like the design of the cards and it looks similar to the old ones they made.  I am usually a sucker for non sports cards to begin with, but if they have a vintage/retro style I will probably like it a bit more.



Aside from the design, I don't know whats going on in any of these scenes.  Maybe I will one day, but again, no real rush.

I was just happy with the base set designs, and according to the checklist, I am 16% or so complete.  Not a bad start, and so far no doubles.

I also pulled some inserts and parallels, so let's see them.



I'm not really digging the lime green ones to be honest.  The color seems a bit bright for me, and it doesn't mesh too well with the dark green on where the name and number is.


The silver ones, look a bit better, but I must admit they look a little bland.  I usually like silver (it looks grey to me), but it just doesn't work real well for me.  Maybe its just because I don't believe in all sorts of parallels.  Stick to the base set and on other color.  Maybe black...


PERFECT!  This works well, it looks like outer space.  I also like the blue in it as well.  Stick to this one and the base set.

I might as well give you an idea of the backs as well.  I mean I did scan them.


It may seem a bit wordy, but I really like this template.  It describes the scene, and it works.  I also like how the cards actually have titles on them, it makes it easier to add to the database instead of just writing the whole first sentence.

Not all cards get this back, as some have pictures on them.  Connect the cards for a big picture, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about, its not exactly new to non-sports cards.


Yeah, like that.

So with all those out of the way, how about the inserts?  I got a few, I thought I did well.


At first I thought this was a sticker, but it isn't.  I can't say I'm in love with the insert set itself or the card design, but again, the black background helps it immensely.  The back leaves a lot to be desired though.


Um, ok.  Thanks for the bit of information... not!


This was pretty cool when I pulled it.  Its a foil card and I liked it a lot.  Looking at it again, I'm not as excited about it, but it was still fun to pull.  At least the back was a little better than the last card.


Not much, but it is slightly better.  I also just noticed the cards don't show Disney on it.  If you didn't catch it on the bottom part of the package, you might have forgotten they now own the franchise (unless you are like my friend who has stock in Disney, then you are very aware).


I pulled another foil card in the second pack I got from Casey's.  At this rate, I might get a couple more packs just to see if I could pull the others.  I think its best to not push my luck though.


Already uploaded it, so here is the back of this one too.

So I must say, while I have little interest in the movie, this wouldn't be a bad set to finish one day.  By finish I mean just the base set, and maybe one or two insert sets.

If you are a big Star Wars fan, I'm happy for you, and I hope the movie is everything you hoped it could be.  As for me, I'm happy with the cards.  Thanks for reading and have a great night, and weekend, and my the force... I better stop I might screw the line up.

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JediJeff
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12/16/15, 12:47 AM delete

"I've never seen the other Star Wars movies besides The Phantom Menace"

Aaaaaaaand deleted from blog roll. :)

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Matthew Scott
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12/16/15, 7:10 AM delete

I like Star Wars, but I'm going to wait a week or two before I see it. The mayhem over the next couple of days is enough to keep me home.

You need to go watch the Empire Strikes Back.

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Jupiterhill
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12/16/15, 2:48 PM delete

NOOOO!!!!!

I really do plan on seeing them all soon. The only reason I saw Phantom Menace is because my friends went. Since I had waited so long to see the originals, I decided to watch the new ones first then go back to see the originals (since that is the order right), but I never did. I promise I will watch them one day, hopefully soon.

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Jupiterhill
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12/16/15, 2:50 PM delete

Yeah, I think I've only seen one movie opening week and it was the second Austin Powers which we saw opening night. I'm not into crowds like I use to be, but I consider big events like these to be like Black Friday shopping. I have no problem if people want to do it, but it would take a lot for me to do it these days.

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Lonestarr
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12/22/15, 1:58 AM delete

I might be chasing the foil inserts and miscellaneous Reys & Finns, but I'm not in on the base set, so I can set them aside for you if need any of them.

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Jupiterhill
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12/22/15, 7:26 PM delete

That sounds good. Once the New Year starts I hope to be writing more again and sorting a lot of cards, so I hope to start making some packages for people. My priorities are the ones who have sent me stuff already, but I saw your list a few posts back and can start setting stuff aside for you.

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