They’re out! Get to your local comics or card store, get online, and get a set of Inkworks’ new collectors card series for “Firefly.” You’re gonna love it.
It’s a beautiful set. Made with care and attention to the series, it does a nice job of rounding the whole thing up as a great science fiction series and as a pop culture phenomenon.
The basic set of 72 cards includes cards for the ship and each major character (and some recurring minor ones), three cards for each episode (“Storyline,” “Memorable Quotes,” and “Credits and Comments”), 9 “Cosmos in Conflict” cards that depict the various ships in the series, 8 “Behind the Scenes” cards with images of Joss directing and tidbits from the cast, and a checklist card.
Visually they’re stunning. Cast in browns and golds they are lush and crisp, cards Inara might display in her shuttle. Each card has a front and back image and for the most part they are well chosen.
The complete set also includes:
9 foil “Firefly Forever” cards, one for each crewmember, that assemble into a puzzle.
6 foil “The Battle of Serenity” cards which showcase Mal’s last battle with the Independence
3 “Partners” box loader cards (one per box)
1 “Outlaws” case loader card (one per case)
11 Autograph cards:
Nathan Fillion – Malcolm Reynolds (*redemption card)
Gina Torres – Zoe Warren
Adam Baldwin – Jayne Cobb
Morena Baccarin – Inara Serra
Jewel Staite – Kaylee Frye
Sean Maher – Dr. Simon Tam
Ron Glass – Shepherd Book
Michael Fairman – Adlai Niska
Gregg Henry – Sheriff Bourne
Christina Hendricks – Saffron
Jonathan M. Woodward – Tracey (*redemption card)
UPDATE: According to Inkworks, both autograph cards are now available for redemption.
And there’s a full-color collector album and an uncut sheet of the “Firefly Forever” puzzle.
P-1 (General Distribution)
P-2 (available in the April/May Non-Sport Update magazine)
P-i (free card offer on Inkworks.com)
P-UK (pictured, available from The Collector Zone, the retail store of Inkworks’ UK distributor)
Although the Firefly cards will be available starting tomorrow from retailers and distributors, be awre that the manufacturer is already sold out. What’s out there is out there.
* The Nathan Fillion and Jonathan M. Woodward autograph cards were unavailable at press time. Here’s some tips from tialessa on what to do if you get a redemption card:
If you pull a redemption card, the best way I’ve found to send it/them in is the following:
*Don’t write on the redemption card itself (I like to keep mine in my collection) – write the information on a post-it note and stick it to the card OR the slip sleeve you’ve put over the card. I’ve also used an address label on top of the slip sleeve before.
*Ship the card inside a slip sleeve and top loader and send it out as soon as you can – Inkworks fulfills redemptions in the order they’re received.
*Ship it in a bubble mailer & get delivery confirmation (yes, I’m a little paranoid). If you do this make sure the package is 3/4″ thick or else the post office won’t let you send it via first class mail. If you’re overseas you can always send via Registered or Signed For or just send it via AirMail.
Give Inkworks a few weeks to fulfill your request (if they have them in stock, you should have yours back within a couple of weeks) and email them.