Mars Attacks Kickstarter with Mars Attacks Occupation Trading Cards From TOPPS
May 9, 2015

Our friends over at Topps asked us if we could share this Kickstarter campaign for a new MARS ATTACKS card set.   The good news is the set funded in the first 24 hours of it going live.   The other good new is there is still time for you to support and get in on this cool, historic card set!



The cult favorite sci-fi trading card series returns with an all-new story!

In Mars Attacks: Occupation, we’ll see what happens when a race of hideous alien invaders conquers our world.

New artwork by some of today’s hottest comics and sci-fi illustrators– including Alex Horley, Dan Brereton, Greg Staples, Ed Repka and legendary veteran Bob Larkin– will showcase everything you love about Mars Attacks.  From amazing pulpy art to horrific scenes of alien mayhem, terrifying atrocities, over-the-top madness, and of course a healthy dose of blood and babes!

Take a look at the infographics below and choose your pledge level on the right.  You can buy Mars Attacks: Occupation any way you want it:  a few packs, a complete set, a box of cards, big master set bundle, and unique rewards like the chance to be painted into a card or to create one of the cards with our editors and artists!!   You can also upgrade your pledge with additional boxes, binders or packs of special cards.

So dive in, pick your pledge, and be sure to join me in the comments section to talk about ways we can make it even better.

-Adam from Topps

One box of Mars Attacks: Occupation will contain 24 packs.

Each pack will contain:

  • 4 base cards
  • 1 “insert” card.

Insert Cards include:

  • Chase Cards (10 Per Box)
  • Foil Parallel Variants (4 Per Box) – all 72 cards
  • Heritage Parallel Variants (6 Per Box) – 45 story cards
  • Concept Parallel Variants (2 Per Box) – 45 story cards
  • Super Rare “Hit” Cards (2 Per Box)

Super Rare Cards will include:

  • Sketch Cards (1 guaranteed per box)
  • Metal Cards (55 Designs to collect, reprinting the original 1962 series on solid metal)
  • Hand-Made Letter-Press Cards with Woodcut Design (4 designs to collect) – First-ever card type never before produced by Topps!
  • Creator Autographs (signed by artists and writers of the series)
Click here to view a gallery of sketch cards on our Facebook page!
Click here to view a gallery of sketch cards on our Facebook page!

Sketch Cards will include:

  • Red Logo (common)
  • Green Logo (Uncommon Variant)
  • Creator (LIMITED!) by Mars Attacks creators including Dan Brereton, Ed Repka, Alex Horley, James Nelson, Bob Larkin and more!
  • Throwback (1 Per Artist)  inspired by the classic 1960s series
  • Dual Artist  (3.5 x 5) featuring the work of TWO artists!  Limited to 50, and will be a THIRD Super Rare box-topper in boxes they are randomly inserted into!

ALL SKETCHES will be COLOR and drawn on premium 24pt stock.

For a list of sketch artists currently scheduled to contribute to this series, see the graphic located here.


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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