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new match attax extra cards in motd mag mata & hazard hth
Topic Started: Mar 10 2014, 01:16 PM (4,409 Views)
harrodjon
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Yet another let down from Topps... Seems like a regular thing
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And that's only if you can tell which sheet you are getting before you open it. You could buy 3 and get 3 copies of the same sheet... Typical Topps
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Very true, but not quite the point I was trying to make. Think of all the people that collect and don't use the forum. Topps should have just included all the cards in the collection in the first place
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Makes you wonder which cards they will do this for with Match Attax England. Remember the Gerrard card from Euro 2012?
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So is it 1 sheet and 1 sealed pack of cards with the magazine? 11 cards in total?
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That's ok. Just trying to work out what sort of value it was. It seems that it's better value than having 1 pack with the regular MOTD mag.
I still don't agree with Topps doing it, but at least they've tried to soften the blow a bit.
Are they barcoded packs or marked as promotional? I'm guessing the promo packs have no chance of pulling a signed Wilshere
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Mar 12 2014, 07:45 AM
Quite some people moaning about Topps in this topic. I don't really understand why. If you are not happy with how they operate, then don't buy their stuff. No one is forcing you to collect every single card, as no one is forcing families on limited budgets with more than 1 child. And have you ever thought about collectors from other countries, where Topps happily distributes their UK version of Match Attax, for whom it is almost impossible to lay hands on all these cards that only come out in the UK?

As far as I know, the MOTD magazine is not owned by Topps. The same goes for other media through which Topps cards were distributed this year. So is Topps gonna earn a lot of money from this? I doubt it very much. This is just their way of promoting their sets.

I like how they make special cards available through various channels, it makes collecting fun and doesn't limit people to just buying and opening packets.
I don't think that this is the point. The point seems to be that every card that has been released this way should have been in the initial set. But Topps decided to rush out the set 2 weeks early (Probably due to Panini launching Adrenalyn World Cup) and therefore were unable to include all the new signings. In the process, they also included players at a club they have since left.
The point of Match Attax Extra is that it includes January signings, along with other updates. This years original collection included just 10 such players. With the MOTD sheets, this is an extra 16 new signings that weren't included and don't have a place in the binder.
Speaking of the binder, I have 3 spaces left (after inserting the Mata/Wilshere Sun promo cards). To fit 17 cards into... This means I will have to reorganise my binder so that cards a double faced and I will then have an almost half empty binder.

Topps have just gone massively downhill. This years main Match Attax collection was quite good. Extra, World Stars & England are all very sub-standard and they need to take notice before people stop buying.

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Mar 12 2014, 10:26 AM
Addendum to my last post; no Lewis Holtby new signing card in the Extra Extra cards, wtf?!?! He's clearly a significant signing.

Oh yes, Holtby is resplendent in Spurs kit in the Extra :fing
Could you imagine having a player at 2 different clubs kits in the same collection? I think that would make it more of a joke than it already is
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I thought it might be. I wouldn't put anything past Topps at the moment tho :)
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I'm fairly sure if you contact the publisher (Immediate Media) they will arrange to get a magazine sent to you.
I have often done this with Panini when I want a particular limited edition that only comes with Just Kick It in Germany or Poland. They just Paypal invoice me, I pay and they send it. I see no reason why other publishers would not do this.
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They might not complete the set, but I bet they will try hard to. They will also pester their parents to do everything they can to help them complete it.
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My comment was based on 2 things that I have experience of in my life.
The first was while working The Entertainer toy shop. We would run regular swap shops that were hugely popular. I would say that more than half of the kids we sold Match Attax to, came in to swap cards. They did this to try and complete their collection. When we helped a child get the last card they needed, you could see their excitement. You could also see the other kids happy for him/her and eager to look at their completed collections.
My second experience is as a retailer of cards. I currently make a living out of selling trading cards. The bulk of my sales come from single cards. They aren't all foil/special cards. I sell a large amount of base cards. Why? Because people want to finish their (or more likely their child's) collection.
In regards to alanaman, this topic is about Match Attax Extra . A box of this years collection will give you a complete set. Well, all the cards you can get from opening packets (apart from possibly a signed Wilshere)
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At least with Match Attax, you know a box will give you a full base set. Then you can just trade or buy singles for the rest
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Alan. I agree with what you're saying regards different levels of completion.
From those I've spoken to recently, most children, who are after all the target market, are happy enough completing the checklist. But, they do whatever they can to get the checklist complete. It's like a sticker album, nobody has one and is happy to fill 75% of it.
Most children do not take apart in tournaments (most don't even play the game with friends). So they are clearly not bothered by master cards. To be honest, I think most that do take part, do it because their parents are collectors and talk them into it.
Also, most of them couldn't even name all the limited editions, let alone be bothered about collecting them. If they get any, it's a bonus for them.
The point of this thread tho is about cards issued in MOTD. They aren't limited editions, just cards most people would have expected to be in the collection anyway. Most collectors in the right age bracket will by the magazine anyway, regardless of these cards, so I can see why Topps do this. But kids shouldn't need to buy 3 copies just to get the cards that Topps couldn't be bothered to wait an extra 2 weeks to put into packets.
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