Archive for the ‘Getting All Excited’ Category

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Dormammu Revealed in Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

July 24, 2010

That is the hottest revelation from Comic-Con 2010. Dormammu in Marvel vs. Capcom 3. In honor of this blistering announcement, we showcase some sizzling magnificence from the collection of the incomparable haljordanfan on sketchcollectors.com. Burn baby burn.

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Take Me To Your Leader.

March 17, 2010

Imagine a football game where the scoreboard jumps onto the field and starts tackling the opponent.  That wild idea becomes reality in the Marvel Superstars Trading Card Game.  Leader characters start with 50 Health points.  When the total reaches zero, Game Over.

Each Leader character also joins the fight, and has a unique and flavorful charge ability.  Whatever your individual gaming style happens to be, there will be one for you.  Storm bounces, Invisible Woman protects, Blade slices, and Professor X recruits.  Today we are posting the 8 previewed Leader cards from the mothership.  That means there are 7 left to reveal from the Marvel Premier booster set.  Which one will you choose?  Take me to your leader.

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Our Favorites So Far.

March 15, 2010

Today we are taking stock.  With over 50 Marvel Superstars cards revealed so far, we have enough to play favorites.  Let’s choose the best of each card type, starting with Base Resources.  Each player starts the game with three bases in play, so the action can begin immediately.  The Baxter Building card is a magnificent example of perfectly matching the movie image with the card frame.  Check out the parallel curves on the top and bottom.  Aesthetic brilliance, excellent on the eyes.

New York is the obvious choice for our favorite City Resource, since it is the only one we have seen!  Every time we catch this shot in the Incredible Hulk movie, our fingers start itching for real Marvel Superstars cards.  Gotta love that Lady Liberty.

Favorite Leader character was a tough decision.  The Storm card calls to us with an open hand, but Jessica Alba’s eye is just a bit louder.  Very difficult choice.  Our article avatar was the deciding vote. 

This pick was much easier than it should have been. We have never, ever seen Mystique look so cute. Yes cute. Shots like this are going to make the Premier Edition of the Marvel Superstars Trading Card Game one of the most thrilling games ever to be released. We are in bunches, waiting to see what other surprising photographs were chosen to embellish our favorite Marvel movie characters. Good times.

Our top Special Action card is not only a favorite all-time movie moment, it is incredibly powerful in the game. If Blade can build a deck that consistently gets to his 8-drop, the Flurries will be spectacular. We simply cannot wait for the full set so this bad boy can start busting.

We end with The End of Days, our favorite previewed Action card. That scene in Ghost Rider was cool enough before it was immortalized on cardboard. Now it will live forever.

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Villains Week: This Is What I Was Afraid Of.

March 10, 2010

Hoo boy, our heroes are in trouble.  The mothership has released two new Doom based Villains cards. They. Are. Sick.

Personally, I don’t want to be Doom.  With Power Grab looking quite the combo enabler, however, I am sorely tempted.

Just what I was afraid of.

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Plastic Reality.

February 5, 2010

Today is a day of dreams come true, playing action figures with my grandson. As you can see, we will be splashing Jessica Alba as Sue Storm into the mirth and mayhem of the Marvel Knights for a wild ride on the fun side.

Just think how cool it will be to build a Marvel Superstars deck like that. Those good times are only six weeks away!

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A New Superstar!

February 4, 2010

That’s me with our first grandchild. Lee Mitchell was born a lucky 7 lbs 11 ozs yesterday morning. Since Marvel Superstars was not available yet, we bought him the Vs. System Hellboy Essential Collection! It is never too soon trading card games.

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Getting All Excited: Blade Bloodbath.

December 23, 2009

As much as I am itching to set up Storm as my Leader Character when Marvel Superstars hits the streets, I think the Bloodbath rave from Blade is even hotter. Check the video now and get ready for cardboard craziness coming soon to a kitchen table near you.