New Sets and offers

We have some of fantastic new products and a great offer coming out very soon. The Product Information Pages will be created and updated in the next 24 hours and these sets start shipping in early September. Here is some of the key info in advance! As with A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four we will again be releasing two sets at once in mixed cases. Each set will have its own easy to identify packaging, along with set specific basic and premium inserts and chase cards. Every 10 pack case will include 6 or 7 sketch cards split over 5 of each of the following packs:

Sherlock Holmes and Victorian Martians

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This is a fantastic long awaited follow up to our first ever release. This limited edition set will merge War of the Worlds with our non-canonical Sherlock Holmes world. Icons of the Victorian era are pitted against the villainous murdering Martian invaders with artistic results. This is an extremely limited product, each pack will include a premium insert a chase card and basic cards. The basic cards include some of the hard to find Sherlock Holmes and Victorian Crime expansions from other sets along with new never before released cards! The premium inserts include sketch cards and Victorian artifact cards. Seeded within 5 packs you will find 5 ultra rare Two Penny Blue stamp cards.

The Illustrated War of the Worlds    

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This new set features amazing art work. It takes the War of the World’s away from the strict confines of H.G. Wells story and time period and allows much more artistic freedom to our illustrators who have done us proud. The Illustrated War of the World’s includes a 9 card basic set (along with a gloss parallel chase cards) with the next 9-18 cards for release in series 2. Every pack will include a premium insert, basic set and chase cards. The production run is very limited and and some packs will include original basic card art!

WWI The War Illustrated Premium Pack

 

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We are also offering an extremely limited War Illustrated Premium Pack. Each pack will include at least three premium inserts, one of which will be a sketch card from one of just three illustrators who participated on this project, along with artifact cards from WWI and WWII and rare military promo cards from our archives. These packs are strictly limited and numbered to just 35 worldwide. These will be available to order from Friday the 26th of August. The illustrators who worked on the set and the number of cards produced is as follows: Francois Chartier (19), B Jones(5), and Carolyn Edwards (11) We will try to make sure those who order more than one pack receive sketches from different artists, while stocks last! WI AD

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Cult Stuff Update

It’s been a long year and it’s not over yet. It’s safe to say we have had a challenging time recently in a very volatile market. The short version of events is as follows: We have had our website hacked a number of times, had problems with delays, artist payments, printing, emails ect. along with a fiasco dealing with binders that just never happened (yes we are still working on these and they will be out for the Hound of the Baskervilles set) and debated just shutting down completely, as many others already have. Thanks to a number of very loyal customers and patient illustrators we are fixing all of these issues and will be putting them very much in the past. The site is back up and running emails are starting back up and projects are being completed. If you’re waiting on sets AP’s or products then be aware we are clearing a backlog of these now. I can tell you now we have had major issues, but rather than run away from these we are working to fix them. We have a new product that will launch shortly and that will pave the way for a number of new sets in the 4th quarter of this year and the beginning of 2017. Thanks for your patience and continued custom, every order helps and we will be adding a few freebies for all our late orders and any new ones we receive for the next month, including rare or exclusive promos, inserts, basic or chase sets, proofs or anything else we can wedge into an envelop or box.

Later this week we will release info on our very limited (already printed) new set which will be released and shipping in the next 14 days.

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2016 News and Updates!

Happy New Year everyone!

This long post will layout some basic updates a TON of new information about what you can expect from us this year.

All the recent Sherlock Holmes packs have shipped and we have been getting emails from those who have already had the cards. Feedback has been positive, and while the delays are problematic it seems splitting the packs into different sets has been a big hit with collectors. We did scrap a planned Christmas miniset in order to focus on getting Sherlock shipped out to everyone, so if you don’t have yours then dont worry it’s on the way! I hope you all enjoy the unannounced extras we put in including a bunch of cut signatures from some great actors! I have included some images of a few inserts now that everything is shipping!

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some of our pack inserted Cut Signatures

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From right to left some of the very limited inserts: Coin inset card, Postcard label card, Postcard text card, Numbered Penny Red, London News Cover Foil and London page inset.

2016 is going to be a busy year for us and we are making a lot of changes to the number of sets we release and the way in which we release them. We are producing more sets this year than ever before however we have cut the print runs on a number of them in order to create some very limited deluxe sets. Reducing the print runs will enable us to produce a wider variety of sets while continuing to keep the quality high and hand finish our premium inserts. We will of course still be producing some larger sets as well, and we will be reconfiguring some other projects into more popular formats.

The Sherlock Binders are nearly finished and will be shipping asap, we really are sorry about the delay folks but they all needed new internal mechanisms to make them compatible internationally. That work is already underway.  

 

2016 Sets:

2016 Preview Pack

Our first product of 2016 is one of the rarest, this is a pack of cards including in house designs, previews, variants, promos, proofs and mockups from all our sets this year. The cards included in these packs are very limited, unreleased or are variations that will only be released in this preview pack. As much as I would love to do a lot of these we can only really offer 50 packs because the cards we include are not produced in high numbers. This includes magnetic proofs from several upcoming sets, a blank sketch sample from one of our upcoming sets, a variant sample that was produced for an upcoming cancelled parallel set, and some of our test foil back card along with a bunch of other goodies. 20+ cards many of which will never be released outside of this set and any overprints are being pulped. The majority of our basic and chse set for 2016 have already been printed in part so we have some interesting oddities to include.

We are also including an exclusive Hound of the Baskervilles Memorabilia Promo card that you will not find anyplace else in each pack along with a signed letter detailing some of what you will find in the packs and this year. These will cost £50.00 a pack but they will have a lot of very bespoke hand finished items included.

These will be shipping from the Tuesday the 12th of January and you will find pre-orders can be made on the Product Information Page 

 

Adventures into the Unknown (Vol. 1)

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A sample of the final product!

Shipping in January, this set is limited to 500 and more information can be found on the product information pages which is now live. 

 

Sherlock Holmes and Victorian Martians

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This is the long awaited follow up to our first ever release. This limited edition set will merge War of the Worlds with our non-canonical Sherlock Holmes world. The set will feature fantastic art from some of our hand selected illustrators. We pit the Great Detective and a few others from the Victorian era against the villainous murdering Martian invaders!

Due for release in March/April 2016 This product is Limited to 500 premium sets worldwide. 

 

 

 

 

The Illustrated War of the World’s

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One of David Days new paintings

Our first War of the World’s releases detailed the original HG Well’s book, this new set removes the restrictions and confinements of that tale and allows an exclusive group of hand selected artists to create lavish War of the World’s illustrations. This new art is no longer limited to Victorian time period and the results are fantastic. With basic cards from David Day this set is limited to 500 and every set includes a sketch from one of our top artists. This set it tentatively scheduled to be released at the same time as our Sherlock Holmes and Victorian Martians project however this is subject to artist scheduling and may be subject to rescheduling by 30 to 60 days.

 

Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles

 

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This is a full release and will detail one of the most popular Sherlock Holmes stories ever published. This was the first new story after Sherlock’s apparent death in “The Final Problem” and while it was a flashback story it remains one of the most memorable in the cannon. This 27-36 card basic set will cover the book in great detail, with a host of sketch cards, artefacts, autographs and first edition cuts added into the mix! Limited to 100 cases and shipping in July. 

 

 

 

Later in 2016:

We have some other sets in production including Aly Fell’s own art set  “Fell’s Belles” and a follow up to our popular Military Propaganda posters series. We will also be making substantial changes to our WWI War Illustrated sets. We will be combining a number of WWI related projects into a single unified set later in 2016 early 2017. Logistically and artistically it was proving very difficult to produce a small set every year for this, the artists found researching one one specific year’s events to limiting and finding artefacts that could be dated to just one specific year of the war was proving to be not only difficult but far more time intensive than we could justify. By creating a larger set that covers a longer time period we alleviate almost all of these problems which will mean a much better product for the collectors and a much more pleasant creative experience for the Cult-Stuff staff!

In addition to these sets you will also find us hard at work on the first of our line of card games which we hope to have available in the next 18 months.

 

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Our Contemporary Erotica set will be released this year through our Cult Adult brand, more details about that set can be found on the Cult Adult website when it is updated in mid January.

US Distribution:

We have had a fair amount of trouble with our US distribution and I am pleased to say we have been working on a solution to this and we will now be using MHoponHop to help us ship cards within the USA which should cut down on a substantial amount of missing and delayed orders. You can still order directly from us and you will get all our exclusives but if you are in the USA your shipping will arrive via a US carrier. This will also apply to our US wholesale customers who have had a very hard time obtaining our products. I would like to offer specific apologies to Sci-Fi Cards and Enigmazip, we are getting it sorted guys. This new process is being phased in this year and we really hope it will benefit everyone involved. 

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Updates

Sherlock Holmes The Long Stories Volume 1 is now shipping! You will find two different packs, one for A Study in Scarlet and one for The Sign of Four. The binders are delayed, and will ship after the cards, this will of course cost us more, but it is a better option than delaying the set any more!  You can see the new sets below, and you will find some fantastic inserts including sketches and autograph cards hidden within the packs!12289699_10153851120744015_8270519728055868524_n

 

We have some mystery packs from the NEC show left over as well and they are now on the 2015 mystery pack page! In the next few days you will also find details of our final Christmas offering as we get ready for a host of new sets coming out next year!

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Sherlock additions and release date!

Sherlock Holmes the Long stories has as many of you know been delayed for a number of reasons. The biggest hurdle we had to overcome was lack of inserts. A large number of sketch cards went missing and we had to recommission many of them. Art takes time and we knew we had to wait. Rather than leave the set be we decided to make some changes. Now you will find this is a 36 card set rather than 27, we have increased the content and transformed it from an A and B pack set. The Sherlock Holmes the Long Stories has now been split into “A Study In Scarlet”, and “The Sign of Four” packs. Each pack will contain an 18 card set however they will both share the same 10 card chase set and the sketch and inserts are still mixed at random. Each case will include 5 of each pack type. In short we have rewritten parts of the set and increased the card count, and added new premium inserts. None of these changes will increase the price and the set will be released on the 21st of November at the  NEC MCM Expo show! All orders will be filled in the following days, and for those ordering binders your cards will be out just after as we wait for the final folders to be finished.

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Sherlock Update:

Hi Folks, a quick update on the Sherlock set. It is on the way however we have been delayed buy 120+ sketch cards going missing on the way to us. We are working on rectifying this situation as quickly as possible while maintaining the high quality you would expect from our sets. We will keep the updates coming, and you can expect to see some new images shortly.

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Sherlock Holmes the Long Stories Volume 1

Limited Pre-orders are open! 

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More and more information will be released over the next few days but this set is progressing at speed. Covering A Study in Scarlet and the Sign of Four, the first two novels by the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, it’s a large set with a lot fantastic art and some surprise inserts! As ever we will bring you fantastic details about both the stories featured along with trivia history and and unseen images that help put these fantastic books into a wider historical context.  You will find an increased number of sketch cards with this set which will be split into A&B packs. One of each type will get you a full basic set along with a number of chase cards and a premium in every pack. We are also pleased to announce our first binder, which will hold the whole Sherlock Holmes collection once it is completed.

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These are very limited and will come with an exclusive insert card. The set and binders are scheduled for release in late August early September and artwork is coming in every day. We have cut back production on this set to ensure the best quality and we are close to a sell out to our wholesale customers. We have put in place a very limited about of stock for retail with some great extras and incentives for our fans around the world. You can find more details on these offers on the Product Information Page which is now live.  The set will include proofs, metal backed cards, overprints and a host of new hand made inserts we have been working on. As a special thank you to all the fans who have been supporting the Sherlock Holmes card collection all of our preorder and direct customers will get special promos, proofs and premiums depending on the amount ordered. This really looks like the best Sherlock set we have put out to date.  We are looking at another zero redemption card set which is good news for everyone!

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News and Updates: Civil War II Sherlock Holmes and Adventures into the Unknown

First a big thanks to all those who have purchased Civil War Chronicles Volume II. The feedback has been very positive and I am pleased we took the extra time to get things right. We did something special for all our retail customers, rather than just a promo card or extra chase card we created some new inserts as a surprise. Single Pack buyers will be getting a very limited text cut map card. These were not available in packs. Those buying the 4 pack deal not only get one of these they also an ultra limited double sided artifact card (the front and back are pictured below, less than 20 of these have been put together and we have a couple left).

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Other updates:

Sherlock Holmes the Long Stories Volume 1 is progressing at speed, this set will be shipping at the end of August and presales will start on the 31st of July. We have some great surprises lined up and some of the best sketch cards yet. We will also have our first binder available to store your sherlock Holmes cards in!  These will be very very limited and will be able to hold the full collection of Sherlock Holmes cards past and future. Every binder will come with an exclusive card. The set itself will be a premium pack product, the basic set will be split into A and B packs so one of each will give you 2 premium inserts and at least 4 chase cards and the full basic set of cards. These will again be very limited and you can see some of the sample sketches below.

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Adventures into the Unknown:

This is a very limited set and sketches are underway now. We expect the shipping date to be mid September. Limited to just 500 sets worldwide with a very exclusive list of illustrators working on the project. All of the restoration of the card images has now been completed and and the majority have been to press and are now in hand. You can see a selection of them below. This is part one of an ongoing series as we produce the covers in order.

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We have a few other sets coming this year so look for more updates in the next 24-48 hours!

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Civil War Chronicles Volume II

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This is available to order now! After a LOT of extra work this set is ready, and shipping from next week. This is the follow up to our first set and continues the collection with another 36 card set! Each premium pack includes the full 36 card set along with 2 chase cards and at least one premium insert in every pack. Please check out the Product Information Page for more details, sample images and pricing information! The available retail stock is very limited and wholesale ois sold out. With less than 100 cases available we don’t expect these to last long.

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Above: The set packaged and done along with a couple of the the new inserts you can find in these sets.

Below: Some of David Days sketch cards. Check out the product information page for more samples from many of the talented illustrators who worked on this set!

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Updates: 2015 Sets

It’s been a tricky year so far and Cult-Stuff have without doubt had more than a few setbacks. We have had some major problems with our release schedule and our offices/equipment/technology and art. With the flooding and the need to recommission artwork we were left in a major hole. After restructuring our plans for the next few years we have been slowly building up to getting on a schedule and getting caught up. It seems we have missed several orders for 1914, and having just this weekend gone over all our records I can see now that we have 6 retail customers with missing sets, and several dealers and customers waiting for redemption sketch cards and artifacts. The good news is we now know where all of these items are as they have been unpacked back into some sort of order, and we are processing these now. They may be very late but they are coming folks.

Civil War Chronicles Vol. II is also now complete. We made the conscious decision not to offer this for presale until we had everything back and in hand. This was in order to guarantee the product would be ready to ship as it was ordered. I am pleased we did this, it has cost us a lot in lost revenue but we don’t like taking money from people and then delaying the product.  We have had to recommission a lot of the art from this set for a number of reasons and we have now cut it to less than 100 cases available. This has now all but sold out to dealers and we have kept a small amount back for retail sales. You will find a lot more about this set later today as the product is going to be added to the website and the limited stock we have available will be available to order.

The good news is we are now on course to have a great second half to 2015. You will see in some of the photos below we have been putting in a lot of work to get good cards put together and ready to ship. We will be shipping Civil War Chronicles Volume II from next week, these cards are done, the inserts are complete and the cases are being packed into boxes now.

The new Adventures into the Unknown is also printed and will be out as soon as the final inserts are back, we expect that to be out for September or sooner. Sherlock Holmes the Long Stories Volume 1 is going to be out in August and we will be taking orders for that in July. This will be one of the best Sherlock sets yet and we will for the first time be offering a very limited edition Sherlock binder to keep your growing collection in. The War Illustrated 1915 will be out this year and follows on directly from the 1914 set. We are still planning to release Fell’s Belles be the end of the year but that is very dependant on Aly’s workload once the set is printed and approved.

Let me say once again to those with missing cards or sets, we are sorry about the delays and problems in getting your products out to you, but we will make sure you get everything, and thanks so much to all the folks who have emailed and sent good wishes, thanks for sticking with us and I hope you enjoy the sets coming out, they have taken a lot more time and work than we anticipated but things are looking up for the rest of the year! We are cutting print runs and increasing the quality so stay tuned for more announcements soon and the big Civil War update later today!

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