Trends come and go, but collectors can count on trading cards to capture them. 2013 Topps Skylanders Swap Force is the latest set for the innovative video game franchise. It combines base cards, foil chase cards and other inserts.
As the name suggests, Skylanders Swap Force is all about switching things out to make something new. In the game, characters have a top half and a bottom that can be switched around and easily traded with other characters. Many aspects of the cards stress the same concept.
2013 Topps Skylanders Swap Force has 110 base cards. These include art cards of new Swap Force Characters, new cards of familiar characters, villains and screen shots. There are also Swap Force cards that use the 16 new figures with different bottoms. The release also has 27 Foil cards and 20 Rainbow Foil cards. These short prints are numbered as part of the main set.
Static cling Mix & Match Stickers (eight cards, inserted 1:12 packs) lend to the Swap Force theme. Like the figures, each comes with a top half and a bottom half. This allows collectors to create many different characters. Other inserts include Coloring Cards (ten cards, 1:8 packs), lenticular Flip Motion cards (16 cards, 1:30 packs) and Puzzle Cards (nine cards, 1:2 packs).
A binder collector kit has exclusive Rainbow Foil and Glow in the Dark cards not available in packs. Additional exclusives can also be found in a collector's tin.
Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, 6 cards per pack
Price Point: Entry-Level Entertainment Card
Target Audience: Skylanders Fans, Young Collectors, Set Builders