Posts Tagged ‘Marvel Superstars’


Support Kit.

March 25, 2010

That is an order list from GTS Distribution, and we cannot confirm the accuracy of the release date. We can, however, use the potential of a Marvel Superstars “Support Kit” to launch us into a preview of our favorite current curve. These are the Supporters that we like most at each drop so far.

He is cooler than a cucumber and his hotties are unequalled in the industry. Now Tony Stark will be charging leaders left and right, no matter what team they are on.

The single focus on card advantage cannot be overstated with that one-eyed monster. Again, quite splashable in any deck you can imagine.

This guy was chosen purely for his cool factor. Perhaps some sort of swarm deck will be able to satisfy his thirst, but for now I just want to try out that evil sneer.

Two Villains in a row, and this one is serious tech. Pick an Action, any Action. I have never seen this blue beauty look quite so cute, or as absolutely playable.

That’s just nasty. She slices, she dices, she empties your hand in a flash of cold steel. Ouch.

Oh my. Check that out. Get him angry for exactly 10 damage. You will like him when he’s angry.

Ugly, tricky, and undeniably dangerous. Abomination indeed.

We end our kit with the original Marvel movie hero. Still wicked cool, and updated for cardboard bliss inducement. Building a deck that can get that bad boy on the board to bust a Blade Flurry? That’s the kind of thing I live for. Stay tuned to this station for frequent updates on the actual release of Marvel Superstars, and try not to drool!


100,000 hits in 240 days.

March 24, 2010

It has been a thrilling eight months here at Legendary Cardboard. Thanks to some seriously spicy superhero content combined with endlessly electrifying eye candy we have hereby topped 100,000 visits from you, our devoted fans. Thank you so much, please stay tuned for more. The Marvel Superstars Trading Card Game is getting hotter every single day!


Roxanne Simpson Confirmed!

March 23, 2010

If you have ever seen the movie Ghost Rider, you know what we are talking about.  Eva Mendes, Cuban Superstar.  Today on the mothership we received confirmation.  Roxanne Simpson will be included in the Premier Edition set.  Soon we will be turning her sideways on the comfort of our own kitchen tables. 



Alter Egos: Betty Ross.

March 22, 2010

That card spells big trouble for any little opponent of Hulk in the Marvel Superstars Trading Card Game. Not only will it boost the Health of all your large green Supporters, but it will add three more points of obstacle to enemy victory.

Yes, Betty Ross protects your Hulk Leader like a magic Elf.

Sure, Liv Tyler is the daughter of that dude from Aerosmith. Yes, she was great in Empire Records and had a wicked cool cameo in U-turn. Still, she will always be Arwen to me.

Now she will be hitting the table in Marvel Superstars, and her Hulk will be swelling to nearly unbeatable proportions. It’s enough to chase a bunch of Nazguls down the river all over again. Happy Monday!


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.


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.


Villains Week: It Gets Worse.

March 13, 2010

If you have ever played a Trading Card Game, you know how nasty that card will be. If you have tested Marvel Superstars with proxy cards prior to its release, you may not be able to sleep at night.

Since Marvel Superstars decks will be limited to only three copies of each card, Doom’s Power Grab will really hurt. Since missing a drop crushes momentum drastically, it may be fatal.

We shall see.