August 7, 2013

Topps’ All-New Card Set Hits Stores in October

August 7, 2013 – As a late addition to the upcoming Mars Attacks: Invasion card set, The Topps Company is pleased to announce the inclusion of a special chase set of autograph cards featuring cast members from the 1996 Warner Bros. pop-cult feature film, Mars Attacks!

This exciting chase subset, licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will include autographs from some of the stars of the Tim Burton classic, which was based on the original Topps card series released in 1962.  Mars Attacks: Invasion, itself a bold revival of the original trading card series, will feature stunning new art by the industry’s top artists, as well as rare chase cards and autographs from Mars Attacks’ fan-favorite comic book and trading card creators.

Stars Pam GrierO-Lan Jones, Brian Haley and Willie Garson will provide autographs for the chase cards and autograph set, with Topps looking to add more stars in the coming days.  These movie autograph cards will also feature stunning still scenes from the cult-classic film, representing a unique pairing of the classic 1962 trading card series and the 1996 feature film!

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements as the promotional campaign for Mars Attacks: Invasion heats up!


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About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

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About The Topps Company

Founded in 1938, The Topps Company is the preeminent creator and brand marketer of sports cards, entertainment products, and distinctive confectionery. Topps leading sports and entertainment products include Major League Baseball, National Football League, English Premiere League, Bundesliga, Indian Premier League, WWE, UFC, Mars Attacks, Wacky Packages, Garbage Pail Kids and other trading cards, sticker album collections, and collectible games. The Company’s top confectionary brands include “Ring Pop,” “Push Pop,” “Baby Bottle Pop,” “Bazooka” bubble gum, “Sharkies” and “Juicy Drop Pop” products.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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  • George says:

    If the art on the cards are like the pic above, this set will be amazing. I’m not a Mars Attacks collector, but I might have to be.

    • stewbacca says:

      Should be– they got artists in to do all new cards– similiar to the original.

      The modern take sticks with the original’s tradition of fully painted artwork. The 100-card 2013 Topps Mars Attacks Invasion set takes on a new script. Artists include Earl Norem, Joe Jusko, Greg Staples, Glen Orbik and Ed Repka. These artists carry on the pulp tradition hobby legend Norm Saunders used in the original series, contributing more than 80 new pieces of art. Base cards have a borderless full-bleed design on the front. There aren’t even any captions. This is in line with what franchise co-creator, Len Brown, originally envisioned. This way, none of the detailed art is lost or obscured.

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