Metallic Impressions - Ralph McQuarrie Tin Set (1996)


Another great set of tin cards by Metallic Images. This set features 20 cards, but no checklist card. All cards show some of the most familiar Ralph McQuarrie images, but in the new format of being on metal cards. Each card features a large image on the card front, and a smaller image on the card back along with descriptions of both pictures.

Ralph McQuarrie's artwork is an integral part of the Star Wars universe, and it is nice to see it given it's own card set. It would be great to see more of his artwork featured in a traditional paper card set as well some day.

Special thanks to Dalton Mayo for providing the beautiful scans of these cards.

Card Values
·  set value: $20-25
·  unopened box: $20-25
·  single: $1

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Card NumberDescription
1Star Wars Poster Concept
1 backCharacter Sketches
2C-3P0 and R2-D2
2 backThe Star Wars
3 backPoster Concept - Luke and Leia
4Darth Vader and Luke's Lightsaber Duel
4 backPoster Concept - Full Cast
5Imperial Stormtrooper with Lightsaber
5 backPaperback Cover
6Escaping the Jawa Sandcrawler
6 backTusken Raiders
7Luke and the Twin Suns of Tatooine
7 backFalcon in Docking Bay - Early Concept
8Falcon in a City in the Clouds Hangar
8 backWatching from the Death Star
9Death Star Interior
9 backLuke and Leia in Death Star Reactor Core
10Y-Wing Fighters - Early Concept
10 backThe Main Throne Room, Rebel Base on Yavin Four
11Imperial Walkers Attack TaunTaun Rider
11 backRebel Soldiers in the Ice Trenches
12Millennium Falcon Escapes Space Slug
12 backStar Destroyers
13Luke and Yoda
13 backRendezvous with Destiny
14TIE Fighter Approaches a City in the Clouds
14 backDarth Vader Awaits
15Confrontation in the Carbon-Freezing Chamber
15 backLuke and Leia
16The Droids Seek Jabba
16 backIn the Custody of a Gamorrean Guard
17Luke in Jabba's Lair
17 backAbove the Sarlacc Pit
18Rebels Plot Attack
18 backSpeeder Bike Chase
19Dark Lord's Arrival
19 backDuel of the Jedi
20Emperor's Throne Room
20 backLuke Attacked by the Emperor