Just found them! Picked up booster boxes at Target in Greensboro, NC!
Time for a whole bunch of new posting, tracking, and trading threads to be started I've got to make a trip out tonight, might as well stop by Target. I'm not optimistic though. My area is always slow to get these. I'll cast a wide net this weekend though.
I'm surprised they're not all over ebay right now, I read Facebook posts the TOPPS was selling boxes at SDCC.
If so then maybe they will have 2014 series 2 at NYCC
What 'Alvin' (Topps employee) has posted online is that in order to continue doing conventions like SDCC or NYCC they will have to sell enough product at the show to justify the expense. It was critical for SDCC. I think its less critical for NYCC because they are local and have minimal travel costs. I don't know why Topps wasn't selling anything at their booth last year at NYCC, because in 2012 they had sealed boxes of GPK, WP, and other stuff available for sale. I expect to see stuff for sale this year.
Pretty much anybody who doesn't sell singles. A lot of people from this site use Potamic Distribution. I usually buy my hobby product from D&A Cardworld or Blowout Cards.
so if someone sells singles you shouldn't buy from them ?
For clarification, all I'm saying is that dealers who don't sell singles (sketches, plates, bonus cards, etc...) are most likely not using metal detectors or pack searching so it is safer to buy sealed boxes/cases from from. Not to say that anybody selling singles is a crook and can't be trusted... but I play it safe. I don't buy single boxes or pack lots from any seller on ebay that also sells singles (not just for GPK). I buy all my sealed stuff from reputable online retailers.
Just found them! Picked up booster boxes at Target in Greensboro, NC! No sign of atomic packs. They have an open gravity box but I didn't buy any packs from it. I got a couple of prism refractors, a few standard refractors and some pencil art.
Last Edit: Jul 28, 2014 17:29:00 GMT -5 by bkizzle74
I'm very excited, but if they do not use original series GPK characters I will not be excited. I want my classics like messy testy, adam bomb (don't shoot me), fat mat etc. Not some random made up characters.
Post by LittleWeirdos on Jul 28, 2014 9:52:16 GMT -5
I still need the yellow S2 Minikin listed below. Is anyone able to help? Unfortunately I have no extra yellows (aside from a Series 1 Buggy Betty), but I have lots of other Minikins plus other mini figures for trade like Monster in My Pocket, SLUG Zombies, etc. I am also open to buying.
Graffiti Petey Grim Jim Outer Space Chase Dale Snail Adam Boom Semi Colin Bouncing Bert
Post by LittleWeirdos on Jul 28, 2014 9:45:50 GMT -5
Topps has an official GPK Instagram account now and have posted a couple Minikins-related photos and even commented on my pic of my Clark Shark chain. I've made sure to leave a few comments saying I love collecting them and really hope to see more Minikins beyond Series 2. I figure every little bit of positive feedback can only help the chances of seeing more of these, even if it's a long shot.
What exactly is a rainbow? Base, prism, black, gold refractor?
It depends on how detailed (and expensive) you want to make it - for Chrome 2 you could basically go:
-base -pencil art -standard refractor -atomic refractor -x-fractor -prism refractor -black refractor -gold refractor -artist auto -superfractor -plate(s)
That can get pretty expensive or near impossible considering the plates and supers are all 1/1. Some pieces from Chrome 1 have yet to surface. I'm considering skipping all the parallel sets this time around and just going for a single rainbow. I guess for me it depends on what surfaces and if I'm able to get my hands on any of it
There were two different value packs for Chrome 1 (both retail). The ones sold at Target contained 3 regular packs and 1 bonus pack with 4 atomic refractors, the second version was sold at Walmart and probably elsewhere and it had the same 3 regular packs but contained only four additional base cards.
So it looks like retail will once again have the Atomics and X-fractors and hobby will have black and gold refractors. If you want to get a master set or a complete rainbow or any character you'll have to buy a combination or retail and hobby.
Nocturnus: Have 7 sets left to cut.
Jul 28, 2014 17:16:35 GMT -5
Nocturnus: Gonna be cutting another set of smetch lords tonight I think. It takes me a long time to cut the set, put a sticker on each card, hand number each card and then case them up.
Jul 28, 2014 17:16:18 GMT -5