The Mandalorian trading card set is the second Topps set which I have started to collect and just like the WWE Slamattax 2021 series I got myself a starter pack to give me the collectors folder. Just like last time, that folder is ok but it’s really nothing special – if it wasn’t for the fact that it’s got the insert card for the covers, you’d probably actually be better off with a binder because these rarely even have enough space for a complete collection. One thing which is nice though is the collector’s guide which has a full 16 pages.
The collection as a whole is made up of 231 cards in total which are split across concept art, comic covers, tools of the bounty hunter, aliens & creatures, character, autograph cards and more. To get your collection going and then keep the momentum up, there are a few different ways to buy your cards too – but to be honest at the moment it’s less ways to buy than they had with the Slamattax set, and I’d love to see some tins get added down the line! The autograph cards available by the way are ultra rare and include; Giancarlo Esposito (Moff Gideon), Nick Nolte (Kuiil), Carl Weathers (Greef Karga), Taika Waititi (IG-11), Temuera Morrison (Boba Fett) and Omid Abtahi (Dr. Pershing).
As it stands you can purchase:
As above, but rather than a single pack of 10 cards you’ll get 24 packs of 10 cards each in a sealed box.
The Child Multipack
This is a multipack set of 3 packs of 10 cards each and then a 4th pack containing 8 standard cards as well as 2 guaranteed premium parallel cards.
The Mandalorian Multipack
This box contains 100 cards including 6 guaranteed premium parallel cards, although I’m not sure if the cards are all different or if each premium box has much the same content.
The Starter pack contains 2 packs of cards, with one of these being a standard pack of 10 cards as well as a second pack containing 8 standard cards and 2 guaranteed premium parallel cards. It also contains a collectors binder, collectors guide and checklist.
The starter pack, as I already mentioned is what I got, and I have to say that at £8.99 it’s really good value. I got all of these from the Topps online shop by the way as I’ve not seen them out and about in the shops myself yet. With most new Topps cards I see they get stocked by tesco, but I haven’t seen them or found them on their website either. But I was really impressed with the service from the website anyway (albeit a tiny bit slower than I would have liked). The multipack I got alongside this was the Child one which again at £7.99 I think is a really good value for money pack… And that’s actually the pack I opened first:
The quality of the cards is just as you’d expect from Topps – absolutely spot on! Even the packaging is pretty decent, a little more difficult to get in to than Slamattax but do the job just fine!
As for the quality of the contents, I’ve just got limited cards out so far with the 2 packs I’ve purchased and so far I’m really impressed with the guaranteed parallel cards in those packs – they’re great quality and also the aliens and creatures cards are really cool – those are certainly 2 of my favourites, but my absolute favourite so far has to be the comic covers cards. I’ve just got the one child one so far, but that’s a part of this set which I’m really going to try and complete!
*Update – since saying that the comic covers are my favourites from the set, I have to agree still that they are absolutely stunning and I am keen to get the full of those, but I have since also pulled a Crystal card and that is just plain gorgeous so I’ve got to update my favourite card set to being that one! What do you think?