The Collective: New 3-D Star Trek Collectors Cards Set Released Today – More Coming in 2009 December 10, 2008by John Tenuto , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Merchandise , trackback
One of the more fun and affordable collectibles are cards and today Rittenhouse releases a brand new set of innovative 3D ‘Movies in Motion’ cards which also includes bonus cards, including Autograph cards actually signed by Star Trek luminaries. Details on the new set and more from Rittenhouse below.
Movies in Motion set available today
Today, December 10, Rittenhouse Archives, Ltd. has released a new lenticular card set entitled "Star Trek Movies in Motion" with 3-D images from all previous Star Trek movies. The base set is 60 cards, recreating favorite scenes such as Martia morphing back and forth as Kirk from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. There are also the bonus subsets of "Star Trek Stars" (12 card subset), Portrait Cards" (16 card subset) and "Quotable Star Trek Movie Cards" (10 card subset).
‘Lenticular’ Movies in Motion card
Example of ‘Lenticular’ effect on new Star Trek cards
The best feature of Rittenhouse produced card sets is their autograph guarantees. Each box of "Star Trek Movies in Motion" is guaranteed to include
two three autographed cards. Unlike other trading card companies such as Topps which sends foil stickers to the celebrities that are stuck on the cards later, Rittenhouse has the actors sign the actual card you get. Signers for this set include James Cromwell, Patrick Stewart, Kirstie Alley, Christopher Plummer, and writer Ron Moore among many others. Retailers ordering a case get two special movie poster cards from the 2009 Star Trek feature film.
UPDATE: Rittenhouse has improved the set at the last minute and each box now comes with three autograph cards instead of two.
Autograph cards available for new sets – 2 in each box
Also worth considering is the available binder which houses the cards. The quality binder features great art from the set and is a handsome way to display the cards. Those ordering the binder from Rittenhouse or their local comic stores get an exclusive autographed card of James B. Sikking as Captain Styles.
A box of Movies in Motion costs $84 and will include the 60 base lenticular cards, 2 autograph cards (randomly selected), and a selection of the subset ‘chase’ cards. Rittenhouse card sets often sell out quickly, so be sure to order from your local comic store or directly from Rittenhouse’s website.
New Legends sets
Rittenhouse also makes limited edition mircosets called "Legends of Star Trek" which are 9 card sets featuring famous Star Trek characters. The newest sets feature T’Pol and Seven of Nine. Each set retails for $17.01. Order micro sets at scifihobby.com.
One of the new 7of9 cards in the Legends of Star Trek set
More sets coming 2009 – including the new movie
In 2009, Rittenhouse is preparing "The Women of Star Trek Trading Cards" set which will feature two autograph and three costume cards guaranteed per box ordered. There will also be a set of cards based on JJ Abrams new Star Trek movie, with autographs and bonus cards. In microset news, there will also be more "Legends of Star Trek" sets of Captains Sisko, Janeway, and Archer available this December or early 2009.
More info on Rittenhouse Cards at the official site, scifihobby.com.