Topps Announces MARS ATTACKS San Diego Comic Con Trading Card Giveaway

Topps is pleased to announce a set of promotional MARS ATTACKS trading cards for distribution exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con in July.  This set of 9 free cards, featuring all-new art by Eisner award-winning artist John McCrea, is timed to coincide with the release of Mars Attacks Heritage, a deluxe re-issue of the original trading card series.


The giveaway will be the centerpiece of several events planned for San Diego Comic-Con, including a MARS ATTACKS 50th Anniversary panel on Saturday. To find the cards, fans must visit nine different booths throughout the convention.  When all of the cards are collected they will form larger image which showcases characters from IDW’s upcoming MARS ATTACKS ongoing comic book series by John Layman and McCrea.


“We couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate MARS ATTACKS’ 50th birthday than at San Diego Comic-Con,” said Adam Levine, Topps’ Licensing Manager. “This free scavenger hunt is our way of bringing the fun of MARS ATTACKS directly to the fans.”


The exclusive cards will be available throughout the weekend at the booths of Abrams Books, Diamond Comic Distributors, Funko, Gentle Giant Ltd, IDW Publishing, Mezco Toyz, Nerdist News via Legendary Pictures, Russ Walks & Wild Tempest and Toynk Toys.   Supplies will be strictly limited, and are expected to go fast.


“We’ve got big things planned for MARS ATTACKS this year, next year and beyond, and we hope fans will join us in San Diego to celebrate not just the 50th birthday, but a whole new beginning for MARS ATTACKS,” said Levine.


For more information on MARS ATTACKS, including further details on this and other events at San Diego Comic-Con, join the Official Mars Attacks Facebook page:


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Our Final Two SDCC Exclusives!

Blue Snaggletooth 12” Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure $80
License: Star Wars
Edition Size: 2,000 Pieces
Item Number: 80227

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Blue Snaggletooth is the informal name of a rare Kenner action figure from 1978. Released as part of the Sears “Star Wars Cantina Adventure Set”, the Snaggletooth figure was intended to represent the character who would later be known as Zutton. However, the only reference used for the figure was a partial black and white photograph of the alien’s head. The body was unknown, so the sculptors and artists improvised, creating a tall alien with a tight blue spacesuit and silver boots. From 1979 onward, including later Sears releases of the cantina set, all versions of Snaggletooth were changed to a red color,  with bare feet and hands and shorter legs.

PGMs! Pre-Order Your Convention Exclusive Blue Snaggletooth Kenner Figure Here!

Blade Reaper Blu-Ray $99
License: Blade II
Edition Size: 500

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Blade II, directed by Guillermo Del Toro is on Blu-Ray at last! This convention-exclusive edition includes the blu-ray disc and a hand-crafted, limited edition Reaper mini bust created by the master artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd.!

Premier Guild Members, Click here to pre-order your copy of Blade II on Blue Ray with the exclusive Reaper Mini Bust today!

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Thank you to everyone that entered our May the 4th Caption This! contests! There were a bunch of great entries. Our sides hurt from laughing so hard. It was incredibly difficult to pick just one winner each. However, here are the winners!

“STOP! He who would cross the field of Death Must answer me These questions three Ere the other side he see”
“Ack Ack”

– Travis Farnum

DP: “So tell me if you heard this one…”; ” A Priest, A Rabbi, and a Samurai walk into a bar.”
Samurai: “…….”
DP: (Tapping on Gattling Gun)”….is this thing on?”

– Joel Webne

Congratulations guys! Please send an e-mail to and we’ll hook you up with your prizes.

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Caption This! Avengers Edition

May the 4th isn’t just a Star Wars holiday! It’s also the US Release date for The Avengers, one of the most anticipated movies of 2012! In honor of that, we’re giving away ANOTHER $50 Gift Certificate to to the person that comes up with the best caption (as judged by us here at GG) for the image below. Winner will be announced at Noon PST on Friday, May the 4th 2012.

So, without further ado…

(Yes, we know Deadpool’s not an Avenger. We thought this was funny. Just roll with it.)

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Caption This! May the 4th Edition

May the 4th is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than a(nother) contest! Best caption (as judged by the employees of Gentle Giant) gets a $50 gift card to Winner will be announced at Noon PST on Friday, May the 4th 2012.

What’cha got?

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Enter our “May the 4th Be With You” Kit Fisto Giveaway!

In honor of May the 4th, the unofficial Star Wars fan holiday, we’re giving away a production sample of our upcoming Kit Fisto Mini Bust!

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Enter today! Remember, you can tweet once a day from now until the contest ends to gain additional entries! We’ve extended the deadline so people can enter all the way up until Midnight EST on May the 4th! We’ll announce the winner on May7th at Noon PST!

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Drumroll, please…

Gentle Giant Ltd. is proud to announce our 2012 WonderCon exclusive…

To celebrate the return of 1999′s Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3-D, Gentle Giant presents the special commemorative exclusive Yoda With 3-D glasses Mini Bust. This highly-detailed, film-accurate collectible puts the Jedi Master in the theater seat, with a box of “Obi-Wan Cinemas” popcorn and a removable pair of “3-D” styled glasses which sport real red and blue cellophane gel lenses. This hand-numbered limited edition is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity. Available at WonderCon 2012 in Anaheim, CA!

Premier Guild Members can pre-order this convention exclusive today! It will be shipped out to collectors shortly after the show. WonderCon takes place March 16-18, 2012.

Also, congratulations to our Guess The Exclusive Contest Winner – Jocelyn Womble! You’ve won your very own Yoda With 3-D Glasses WonderCon Exclusive Mini Bust! Jocelyn, please send an e-mail to with your mailing address so you can claim your prize!

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International Trivia Contest results!

Hey all!

The trivia contest turned out to be incredibly difficult. After tabulating the answers, no one got the quiz 100% right, so I’m changing the rules slightly (because after all, we WANT there to be winners) and selecting the winners as the folks with the most correct answers. Speaking of winners, the lucky few are posted below. First, here are the answers to the quiz:

1 ) What intersection in Manhattan is the original Baxter Building (home of the Fantastic Four) located?

42nd Street & Madison Ave.

2 ) Thor’s Hammer, Mjonair, is the source of his powers. Only one determined worthy by Odin himself can wield it. Name two iconic heroes besides Thor that have wielded it. Btw, they aren’t all necessarily Marvel characters…

Mjolnir has been wielded by a select number of other individuals: alien Beta Ray Bill; Buri (also known as Tiwaz, and Thor’s great-grandfather); Avenger Captain America; Eric Masterson; Odin and Borr (Odin’s Father); Miguel O’Hara (Spider-Man 2099)

There are also several other non-canon instances of other characters lifting the hammer, including: Conan the Barbarian; Dargo Ktor (Future Thor); Loki; Magni; Rogue; Woden; Alex Power; and the DC Comics characters Superman (though he was unable to later that issue and Thor claimed Odin had briefly lifted the enchantment) and Wonder Woman.

Several imitations of Mjolnir have also existed. These include Stormbreaker and the mace Thunderstrike, created for Beta Ray Bill and Eric Masterson respectively. Loki has been responsible for the creation of several imitations – a version of Mjolnir is presented to the mutant X-Men member Storm in an attempt to control her, while another version is given to the mercenary Deadpool to spite Thor. Loki also allows Surtur to use the forge Mjolnir was created from to craft copies during Ragnarok. H.Y.D.R.A. created evil versions of Iron Man, Captain America, Hawkeye and Thor, the Thor imitator had a technological imitation of Mjolnir. Tony Stark and Reed Richards also create a technological imitation Mjolnir for use by Ragnarok, the clone of Thor, during the Civil War storyline.

3 ) Johann Schmidt is not the only one to assume the identity of the Red Skull. Who assumed the mantle of the Red Skull when Schmidt was missing during the 1950′s?

Albert Malik

4 ) Which of these characters was never an official member of the Fantastic Four: Hulk, Spider-Man, Namor the Sub-Mariner, Wolverine, Ghost Rider II

Namor the Sub-Mariner

5 ) True or False: One of Wolverine’s potential origin stories stated that he was a mutated wolverine cub.

True. From Wikipedia – “(Len) Wein has stated in a conversation with Stan Lee included on the X-Men Origins: Wolverine blu-ray special features that he has read ‘Ten things you did not know about Wolverine,’ which states that he was originally intended to be a mutated wolverine cub, and this re-kindled Wein’s frustration. He again stated that he had “always known that Wolverine was a mutant.”

6 ) Name 5 members of the Deadpool Corps.

Deadpool, Lady Deadpool, Headpool, Kidpool, Dogpool, Champion

7 ) Three women have been known as the Black Widow in the main Marvel Universe. Natasha Romanoff is one. Who are the other two?

Claire Voyant and Yelena Belova. Monica Chang held the moniker of the Black Widow in the Marvel Ultimates Universe, not the main timeline.

8 ) What book did the Black Cat (Felicia Hardy) debut in?

The Amazing Spider-Man #194 (July 1979)

9 ) During Civil War, who comes to rescue Spider Woman from the  S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier?

Agents of H.Y.D.R.A.

10 ) Throg (a frog with the powers of Thor) was once a member of the Pet Avengers. True or False: Bo Obama (yes, the President of the United States’ dog) was also a Pet Avenger.

TRUE. From – “…Lockjaw used the Infinity Gems to create a psychic link between all of the animals present.  Their eyes flashed with a bright white light and Hairball complained that he didn’t want Ms Lion’s thoughts in his head.  With the telepathic connection they could alert each other should they need to assemble the Pet Avengers again.  Lockjaw then teleported the Pet Avengers away.  Still on the lawn of the White House, Bo Obama’s eyes also flashed with a bright white light, indicating that Lockjaw had inducted him into the Pet Avengers.”

Magic Number: 432

Like I mentioned above, no one got a perfect score. However, we did have 7 entries with 9 out of 10 answers correct. So, I’ve gotten approval to send out two extra Captain Amercia Movie Mini Busts to the two additional winners. With that, here are your winners:

  • Brenda Pryer – 279
  • Jansen Manticore – 254
  • Andrea Drotleff – 107
  • Rob Goult – 727
  • Duncan Smith –  818
  • Les Wood – 742
  • Donna Towner – 342 (Squirrelpool winner!)

Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to our winners! Collectors, keep your eyes peeled in October for more giveaways and exciting announcements.

Happy Collecting!

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