Mars Attacks - Topps

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Mars Attacks- Topps

 

Mars Attacks — The infamous science-fiction trading card series was produced by Topps in 1962 with an original series of fifty-five cards as well as a hard-to-find sequel in 1994.

The original cards featured artwork by science-fiction artists Wallace Wood and Norman Saunders and told the story of the invasion of Earth by cruel, hideous Martians. The cards depicted futuristic battle scenes and bizarre methods of Martian attack, torture and slaughter. The story ended with a combined Earth invasion fleet attacking Mars by landing on the planet and destroying it.

The cards proved popular with children but their explicit gore and implied sexual content caused an outcry, leading the company to halt production. The cards have since become collectors' items, with certain cards commanding over $3,500 at auction !

In 2012, in celebration of the franchise's 50th anniversary, Topps has partnered with a variety of companies on a merchandising campaign to include comic books and crossovers via  IDW Publishing, along with a successful series of new card sets featuring art from modern day comic artists.

Planet Replicas Ltd are proud to become a part of this heritage !