Avatar 3D Trading Cards & More

Last night I went to see the hugely popular movie Avatar 3D, and it was probably one of the best films I’ve ever seen.  I could watch that movie a thousand times and I’d still be learning new things.  The graphics were stunning and it had a terrific story behind it.  James Cameron has one heck of an imagination and I can’t wait to see what he has in store for its sequel.  Being a big fan of superhero movies and stuff like that, I usually know what I’m in for when I plan to go to a movie of that genre in a theater.  But Avatar 3D is in a world by itself.  Before this movie was released nobody had any past knowledge of these characters.  Its not like they’ve been in the comics for 40+ years.  Not only was it the characters first time on the big screen, but it was the first time the audience was introduced to them.  After seeing Avatar 3D, I get a sense of how people must have felt when they watched Star Wars for the first time back in 1977.

I know what everyone is thinking – “What the hell does this have to do with trading cards?”  In truth, it doesn’t have a lot to do with cards at all.  I thought with all the popularity this movie has received it might have its own card set, but I haven’t seen anything yet.  Doing a quick search on eBay you’ll find a bunch of collectors that have made their own cards, plus some other various promotional cards given away at certain theaters.  Some of these promos have been selling for as much as $50.00.  It wouldn’t surprise me if they release a trading card set in the future.  They could do a whole lot with refractors, holograms, and even lenticular technology to create a cool product.  You can also find various other autographed cards of stars from the movie in products like Donruss Americana, Celebrity Cuts, Upper Deck Spectrum, and some of the Razor Cut Signature brands.

I rarely talk about non-sports cards, but I thought I’d take a crack at it.  If your really into collecting non sports related cards, be sure to check out Trader Crack’s Card Blog.

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These cards look like they’re signed by the actors, but its just a reprint.

7 Responses

  1. Thanks for the link!

    Unfortunately, each of the cards above is unlicensed and could be considered similar to Broders from back in the day. They clearly break copyright laws. I feel extremely sorry for the person who spent $50 on the linked auction.

    I’ve heard the debate about an Avatar set going around and I’m not sure if it’ll happen. The movie’s look bodes well for a base set and possibly some sort of 3D parallel or lenticular inserts.

    And while there’s plenty of great autograph potential, sets with animated versions of actors aren’t historically very popular, even with a popular and proven license. But Avatar has redefined a lot of rules and the CG likenesses are astounding.

    I know I’d be in for a box but with the gang-busters business it’s shown, the license may now prove to be too costly to be profitable.

  2. A terrific story?

    It might (big might) have been terrific when Disney used it for Pocahontas, but it was lame in this incarnation.

    Visually stunning, but boring, and about a half hour too long.

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  5. I’ve heard that this movie was bad… that true? What did you guys think?

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