Topps - Attack of the Clones Widevision (2002)

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The film The Attack of the Clones had some stunning visual moments; huge vistas, thousands of clone troopers and battle droids, arenas filled with aliens, sweeping views of Coruscant. Displayed nicely in the first series of cards issued by Topps for Attack of the Clones, many collectors still wanted to see these images in the now famous Topps Widevision format. Topps has come through for collectors again with their second series of cards for this film in full widevision. They've also focused more on the second half of the film for this card set. Their first card set was issued before the release of the film, making it necessary to avoid showing several key plot details.

With only a single widely available promotional card (released under two different card numbers, P1 in the US and S1 in the UK), the card set might seem under-promoted, but this single card shows everything you need to know about the set. Big widevision images on high quality card stock with the usual attention to little details (things like border design, captions, etc.) Topps is ensuring this card set will live up to collector expectations for a worthwhile set to collect.

A unique set of promotional cards was also issued through Wal-mart.com for shoppers who pre-ordered the DVD or video through that on-line store. This 5-card promotional pack is a nice bonus for those able to purchase through Wal-mart.

Are there any disappointments in the set? Perhaps. This is the first set (since the vintage) to have no chase cards. Well, almost no chase cards. There are chase cards, but they are autograph cards that are distributed at a ration of 1:24 packs. That's basically one to a box, although there is certainly no guarantee of an autograph in every box, and some lucky collectors will find two in a box. With so few opportunities to obtain chase cards, many collectors will not be inclined to try to collect a full set of the autograph chase cards. For those collectors, there will be no chase cards to hunt down. Although that makes it easier to build a set, it also makes it slightly less exciting. And die-hard collectors will have not only the standard autograph cards, but a special 'case card' autograph card to collect. The case card is not being shipped with retail cases (hobby only) but is being made available worldwide.

This card set has a number of nice features that card collectors will enjoy however, even if they only collect the common cards. Topps has done an excellent job with this set of making the card backs interesting. Although over half the card back is focused on a description of the film plot surrounding the image on the front of the card, each card also has a smaller and more interesting image on the back. These images range from behind-the-scenes moments on the set to production sketches and models. While only briefly described, they are a great opportunity to learn more about the artists who helped create Attack of the Clones and to see the actors and crew at work.

Released in November of 2002, this card set is timed to match the release of the Episode II DVD and video release.

Thanks also to Jeff Matthews.

Card Values
·  set value: $10
·  unopened box: $75
·  single: $0.25
·  chase: varies

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Card NumberDescription
1SENATOR AMIDALA’S STARSHIP
2AMIDALA AND HER JEDI ALLIES
3THE SENATOR’S ANXIOUS PROTECTOR
4A DEADLY SCHEME
5THE JEDI PURSUERS ABOVE CORUSCANT
6DANGER DEAD AHEAD!
7SPECTACULAR SPEEDER CHASE
8RUNNING FOR HER LIFE
9SAYING “NO” TO DEATH STICKS
10THE MYSTERIOUS ASSASSIN
11THE JEDI COUNCIL’S PLAN
12A CHAT WITH DEXTER JETTSTER
13YODA’S STUDENTS LIGHT THE WAY
14THE SECRETS OF PLANET KAMINO
15KAMINO’S AMAZING CLONE FACTORY
16ON THE WAY TO JANGO FETT
17STAR-CROSSED YOUNG LOVERS
18SKYWALKER’S DESTINY BECKONS
19OBI-WAN VS. JANGO FETT
20THE KAMINO LANDING PAD BATTLE
21RETURN TO MOS ESPA
22JANGO AND BOBA ON THE RUN
23DODGING A GALACTIC BLAST
24OBI-WAN’S DARING MANEUVER
25ANAKIN’S QUEST
26THE TUSKEN RAIDER CAMP
27POSSESSED BY THE DARK SIDE
28A FINAL FAREWELL…AND PROMISE
29OBI-WAN’S DESPERATE MESSAGE
30TO RESCUE A JEDI
31ENTER…THE DROID FACTORY
32A JEDI TAKES CONTROL
33CONVEYOR BELT PERIL
34AN ATTACKER…STOMPED!
35A TITAN RIDES THE BELT
36CHALLENGE OF THE GEONOSIANS
37AIRBORNE RESCUER R2-D2
38THE VAT OF DEATH
39A DISASSEMBLED DROID
40HAVE LIGHTSABER, WILL THROTTLE
41SURRENDER…TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY
42DOOKU’S MOMENT OF TRIUMPH
43OUTWORLDERS AT THE STAKE
44ROAR OF THE SAVAGE REEK
45INSECT-LIKE BEHEMOTH
46PADMÉ ON TOP OF THINGS
47CLASH OF THE ARENA BEASTS
48DROIDS ON ALL SIDES
49FETT’S BLAST OF DEATH
50JEDI WARRIORS IN ACTION!
51THE POLITICIAN AND THE PADAWAN
52“WHERE ARE WE? A BATTLE? OH NO!”
53ATTACK OF THE SUPER BATTLE DROIDS
54AGAINST OVERWHELMING NUMBERS
55HELP FROM ON HIGH
56SALVATION FROM THE SKIES
57YODA AND HIS CLONE TROOPERS
58CLONES ATTACK DOOKU’S FORCES
59MARCH TO ENEMY HEADQUARTERS
60NO CHANCE AGAINST THE ENEMY
61FANTASTIC DROID WARFARE
62AGAINST THE BIG GUNS
63JUGGERNAUT OF JUSTICE
64GEONOSIAN FORTRESS UNDER SIEGE
65DOOKU’S MAKESHIFT ESCAPE
66ON THE TRAIL OF COUNT DOOKU
67AN IMPULSIVE ANAKIN…OVERWHELMED
68THE POWER OF A JEDI KNIGHT
69LIGHTSABER SLUGFEST
70MASTER YODA USES THE FORCE…
71…AGAINST THE EVIL MIGHT OF DOOKU
72A CONTEST OF SKILL AND POWER
73DUEL OF THE JEDI MASTERS
74THE LAST JEDI STANDING
75DOOKU’S ESCAPE FROM GEONOSIS
76PARTNERS IN GALACTIC TYRANNY
77A NEW ORDER FOR THE UNIVERSE
78BEGINNING OF THE GREAT CLONE WAR
79THE WEDDING OF ANAKIN AND PADMÉ
80CHECKLIST
  
Promo Cards
P1US Promo Card - Various Magazines/Dealers
S1UK Promo - Front Same as US
  
Wal-mart.com Promo Cards
W1In Love and War
W2R2-D2 to the Rescue
W3Jedi vs. Battle Droids
W4Saved by Clone Troopers
W5Yoda Prepares for Battle
  
Autograph Cards
Amy AllenAayla Secura
Kenny BakerR2 D2
Ahmed BestVoice of Jar Jar Binks
David BowersMas Amedda
Silas CarsonKi Adi Mundi
Silas CarsonNute Gunray
Ayesha DharkerQueen Jamillia
Matt Doran ElanSleazebaggano
Joel EdgertonOwen Lars
Ronald FalkDexter Jettster
Jesse JensenSaesee Tiin
Zachariah JensenKit Fisto
Nalini KrishanBarriss Offee
Jay Laga'aiaCaptain Typho
Daniel LoganBoba Fett
Alrthea McGrathJocasta Nu
Rena OwenVoice of Taun We
Mary OyayaLuminara Unduli
Frank OzYoda
Bonnie PiesseBeru Whiteson
Andrew SecombeVoice of Watto
Matt SloanPlo Koon
Leeanna WalsmanZan Wesell
  
Case Card (US and UK)
Bodie TaylorClone Trooper
  
Packaging
BoxHobby and Retail Sizes (36/24 packs)
WrapperYoda

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