The Art of Burlesque
This is one of our limited releases, if we can make it successful you will of course see more in this style next year. We are only producing 60 Hobby cases and the majority of those are now sold. We of course always hold back a limited number for our retail customers and so I am pleased to announce the presale on this product is live and can be found on the Burlesque product page.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was a great success and is now sold out, please if you want these cards check online as I know several retailers still have limited amounts in stock. I think our US distributor (Tom Breyer) may also have limited wholesale stock available. If your don’t have his details then get in touch and we will point you in the right direction.
Thank you to everyone who made this our first sell out of 2013. Our last three products have been sold out and I just want to take a moment to thank all our customers, dealers and distributors for the support they have shown us over the last few years.
As you may have noticed the site has not been updated as often as it should be, we have a vast number of ongoing projects and a limited amount of time. Rather than posting we have been working to get the products out as quickly as we can, while maintaining the highest quality. I am very aware however that we need to improve the volume of site content and add to it. This is something that is happening and you will see changing throughout 2013. One of the first major changes will be dedicated Checklist section. This will detail the cards released with our sets, and where possible it will give the numbers printed/released of each insert.
We will start with The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and then start trying to fill in the back catalogue as often as we can. You will also find more contributors writing on the site this year. We have a number of other announcements pending but as ever we can’t say what just yet. Of course we are gearing up for War of the Worlds which is immanent and later in the year Civil War Chronicles.
Look out for us at the NEC for the March Memorabilia and Comic Con show. We are in section Y, and you will find a lot of the illustrators we work with attending as well. A full list and update will be on the facebook page this week.
This is our first release of a busy 2013 and will be shipping in January. This is one of our most anticipated products of the last 12 months, and the one we have had the most questions and information requests about. The set looks fantastic and it’s full of new art from some top creators. The set will cover the first 12 short stories and it will act as a companion to the book. For this release we decided to change things around a little, and we are reverting back to a 3 pack set. Each pack will be labelled A, B or C. Collecting one of each will ensure you complete the basic cards while all chase and premium inserts remain random. This is what we did with our first Sherlock release 2 years ago and it seemed like a good time to try it again!
This set has our widest variety of inserts to date. Of course you will find sketch cards and autographs (including cut signatures from Rathbone and Brett). Additionally we have artefact cards and first edition cards. These cards contain real fragments of the first ever published editions of the stories, along with images and identifiable passages. Rescued from damaged and partially destroyed vintage 1890’s copies of “The Strand” we have come up with a way to present and save parts of these fantastic stories first published more than a century ago. This will allow collectors to own an identifiable part of a real first edition. This includes passages from the first ever published short story “A Scandal in Bohemia” and many others. These are really very very cool cards.
You will find one premium insert in every pack with 1/3 of the basic set and a selection of chase cards! This set is obviously very limited and of course we will have an early order bonus card again. Check out the product page for more details!
Our new War of the Worlds 9 card Preview set is available and shipping from today! Please check out the product page for more details!
The 2012 Cult Stuff Mystery Boxes are now available for pre-order! Check out the product pages for more information, and grab them while you can these are limited to just 60 boxes!
With 1 day left to go the last of the 2011 Mystery Boxes will at least be auctioned off. You can find it listed over at the Trading Card Auctions site. 50% of the proceeds are going to charity and we have added some fantastic extras in with this special listing! That leads us nicely into the new 2012 Mystery boxes. We had a number of unhappy folks last year as we only produced 30 of these sets, but realistically a lot of the cards and products that go into these boxes are very labour intensive so we have to balance that against demand, and of course we want to keep these limited for the collectors out there.
We came to the decision to double the print run this time, now we will release 60 Mystery boxes at £60.00 each. This is not the only change we have made: This year the boxes are bigger and filled with a LOT more fantastic and exclusive stuff.
Items in the boxes come from a range of all our products.
You will find at least 4-5 premium inserts, of which no less than 2 will be sketch cards though many boxes will have more. The sketches will be from a range of sets and some will include cards that simply arrived to late for inclusion into products! You will also find at least one of our sealed products, which will of course still include any premium inserts it came with.
On top of that you will find memorabilia cards, autographs, exclusive promos, sets, exclusive chase cards and lots of variants! We are also going to be including some uncut sheets, and original card artwork in some of these boxes! Oh did I mention the case and multi case incentives? Not all of these are taken up by dealers so what we have left from our products will be added into the mix! We also have some errors and test cards going that never normally make it into the collecting world.
These will be shipping in December and will include cards not only from earlier releases, but also from Dracula and Sherlock Holmes, along with some from our unannounced end of year product. For a hint on that check out the image at the end of this post. The Mystery boxes will be available for Pre-order in the next few days!
Dracula Pre-Orders are now open! If you order before October you will also receive a special bonus chase card only available for one week to pre-order customers, and not available in the regular set! Please find set details, along with examples of the sketch cards in the set on the product page
Dracula is on the way! Each factory set will include at least 2 premium inserts, we are really loading this with high quality cards and interesting extras. More details and images will be posted over the next few days, and limited pre-orders will be available soon!
We are also very pleased to announce the inclusion of some fantastic art from the talented Al Davison. His work in the comic industry is well known and he is not only contributing basic cards but he has agreed to completable some limited sketch cards! We will be working with Al on a number of future projects and helping to support some of his creator owned projects. For now enjoy a sneak preview at some of his sketches! You can see more of his work over on his site www.astralgypsy.com
Detectives, Dames, Danger, Death mixed with some fantastic art this is a limited edition set you shouldn’t miss! Full details are now available and we are uploading new sketch samples regularly. You can find the product information Here and examples of the sketches and art Here. Or just click the links in the header! A limited number of sets are available for preorder from us directly.
This factory set is very very limited (only 36 cases) and every set comes with a sketch! The base card art is supplied by three amazing illustrators Aly Fell, Josh Werner and Robert Hack, and these cards look fantastic. Shipping: End of Aug. Wholesale enquires are welcome.
A reasonably comprehensive checklist to the Titanic set can now be found here: Titanic Checklist This details just about everything in both the Hobby and Retail sets. We still have a limited amount of Hobby left and some cases of Retail!
You may also notice some cosmetic changes to the site over the next few days, as we work to get it back up to date.
Pulp Detectives Ships next month (August) The basic and chase cards are printed and collated we are waiting on some sketch cards. This is going to be a very limited very premium product (36 cases). More details will follow shortly.