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Mars Attacks: Occupation is the all-new trading card set based on Topps' infamous and iconic sci-fi series.
Mars Attacks: Occupation is the all-new trading card set based on Topps' infamous and iconic sci-fi series.
525 backers pledged $198,002 to help bring this project to life.

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Get a special Judge Dredd/Mars Attacks Crossover Collector Pack!  Each comes with 20 cards, based on the Mars Attacks Judge Dredd comic published by IDW, including 1 creator autograph and 1 hand-drawn crossover sketch card.  Each pack will also contain a stick of "mock" bubblegum for that classic, vintage trading card feel!

To pre-order, just add $50 to your existing pledge-- or if you haven't pledged, choose a reward level on the right (as low as $10) and add $50 by clicking "Manage my Pledge" (for a total of $60).  If you want more than one, just tack an addition $50 onto your pledge for each one.

  At the end of the campaign, we'll send you a form to fill out to tell us you wanted the Judge Dredd Collector Pack (and how many).

Fully Licensed by Rebellion/2000AD
Fully Licensed by Rebellion/2000AD

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MARS ATTACKS IS BACK-ACK-ACK!

The cult favorite sci-fi trading card series returns with an all-new story!

In Mars Attacks: Occupation, we’ll see what happens when a race of hideous alien invaders conquers our world. 

New artwork by some of today's hottest comics and sci-fi illustrators-- including Alex Horley, Dan Brereton, Greg Staples, Ed Repka and legendary veteran Bob Larkin-- will showcase everything you love about Mars Attacks.  From amazing pulpy art to horrific scenes of alien mayhem, terrifying atrocities, over-the-top madness, and of course a healthy dose of blood and babes!

Take a look at the infographics below and choose your pledge level on the right.  You can buy Mars Attacks: Occupation any way you want it:  a few packs, a complete set, a box of cards, big master set bundle, and unique rewards like the chance to be painted into a card or to create one of the cards with our editors and artists!!   You can also upgrade your pledge with additional boxes, binders or packs of special cards.

So dive in, pick your pledge, and be sure to join me in the comments section to talk about ways we can make it even better.

-Adam from Topps

One box of Mars Attacks: Occupation will contain 24 packs.

Each pack will contain:

  • 4 base cards
  • 1 “insert” card.

Insert Cards include:

  • Chase Cards (10 Per Box)
  • Foil Parallel Variants (4 Per Box) - all 72 cards
  • Heritage Parallel Variants (6 Per Box) - 45 story cards
  • Concept Parallel Variants (2 Per Box) - 45 story cards
  • Super Rare "Hit" Cards (2 Per Box)

Super Rare Cards will include:

  • Sketch Cards (1 guaranteed per box)
  • Metal Cards (55 Designs to collect, reprinting the original 1962 series on solid metal)
  • Hand-Made Letter-Press Cards with Woodcut Design (4 designs to collect) - First-ever card type never before produced by Topps!
  • Creator Autographs (signed by artists and writers of the series)
Click here to view a gallery of sketch cards on our Facebook page!
Click here to view a gallery of sketch cards on our Facebook page!

 Sketch Cards will include:

  • Red Logo (common)
  • Green Logo (Uncommon Variant)
  • Creator (LIMITED!) by Mars Attacks creators including Dan Brereton, Ed Repka, Alex Horley, James Nelson, Bob Larkin and more!
  • Throwback (1 Per Artist)  inspired by the classic 1960s series
  • Dual Artist  (3.5 x 5) featuring the work of TWO artists!  Limited to 50, and will be a THIRD Super Rare box-topper in boxes they are randomly inserted into!  

ALL SKETCHES will be COLOR and drawn on premium 24pt stock. 

For a list of sketch artists currently scheduled to contribute to this series, see the graphic located here.  

 FREE U.S. SHIPPING.  International shipping rates applied at checkout.

FOR RETAILERS ONLY.  SEE PLEDGE DESCRIPTION FOR MORE
FOR RETAILERS ONLY. SEE PLEDGE DESCRIPTION FOR MORE
DESIGN WILL BE SUBJECT TO TOPPS APPROVAL
DESIGN WILL BE SUBJECT TO TOPPS APPROVAL

In addition to the reward levels, you can also purchase optional add-on items to build and customize your pledge!   To do so, total up the prices of your desired items in the images below and ADD THAT TO YOUR PLEDGE AMOUNT.  When the campaign ends, we’ll send you a survey to fill out to tell us which add-on items you wanted and in what quantities.

Outside of the add-ons that are labeled as "Limited" you may purchase as many of these items as you like.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  YOU MUST PURCHASE ONE OF THE PLEDGE LEVELS ON THE RIGHT SIDE IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PURCHASE AN "ADD-ON" ITEMS

FOR RETAILERS ONLY
FOR RETAILERS ONLY
Will ship separately.
Will ship separately.
Fully Licensed by Rebellion/2000AD
Fully Licensed by Rebellion/2000AD

 If we exceed our goal of $50,000, get ready for some exciting additions via extra stretch goals!  The higher we go, the more fun stuff we'll add to the set.

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Risks and challenges

When it comes to fulfillment, every project has potential obstacles, and ours is no different. Every Topps card set involves many moving parts: from production and design, to business and marketing. For Mars Attacks we have the added necessity of working with more than a hundred freelance artists.

However, as a company with more than 75 years of experience delivering high quality collectibles, as well as a pool of well-respected, veteran artists at our disposal, we have added resources that most Kickstarters don't. We will be doing everything we can to both keep this project on-schedule, as well as deliver the best, highest quality product possible.

Our superstar illustrators are already working on new base card art, while our sketch artists are well underway drawing their allotment of cards. One of the many advantages of Kickstarter is that with a more flexible production we can give our artists even more time to produce their very best work-- for YOU!

Meanwhile our production partner (Sidekick Lab in Vermont) has already begun test printing the various card types, and has mapped out the printing and packing of the entire series to ensure we are ready to go as soon as the campaign concludes. Along with Sidekick, we have spent many months preparing for this campaign, costing out the printing, production, packing, shipping and creation of everything involved.

But whether issues arise or not, we plan to communicate to our backers throughout the entire process and update the status of our project in real time. We hope that in addition to reassuring you of our commitment to creating the best set possible, it will give you a unique insight into the behind-the-scenes making of a Topps card series!

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    WATCHING FROM MARS - DIGITAL REWARDS
    Receive a PDF copy of the new story cards, and a PDF of an all-new game scenario for Mars Attacks: The Miniatures Game from Mantic Games.

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    MARTIANS APPROACHING #2
    Receive everything in the Watching From Mars pledge level + 4 packs of Mars Attacks: Occupation, and any applicable stretch goals (see stretch goal infographic below for details). FREE U.S. SHIPPING

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    INVASION BEGINS - BASE SET REWARD
    Receive everything in the Watching From Mars pledge level + one complete common base set of Mars Attacks: Occupation (does not include any chase cards or super rare "hit" cards), and any applicable stretch goals (see stretch goal infographic below for details). FREE U.S. SHIPPING

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    Receive everything in the Watching From Mars pledge level + one 24-pack hobby box of Mars Attacks: Occupation, and any applicable stretch goals (see stretch goal infographic below for details). FREE U.S. SHIPPING

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    DESTROY THE CITY - HOBBY BOX REWARD
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    DESTROYING A DOG - BASIC MASTER SET BUNDLE
    Receive everything in the Watching from Mars Pledge Level + one base common set of Mars Attacks: Occupation, all chase subsets, one collector binder, and any applicable stretch goals (see stretch goal infographic below for details). FREE U.S. SHIPPING

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    DESTROYING A DOG - BASIC MASTER SET BUNDLE
    Receive everything in the Watching from Mars Pledge Level + one base common set of Mars Attacks: Occupation, all chase subsets, one collector binder, and any applicable stretch goals (see stretch goal infographic below for details). FREE U.S. SHIPPING

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    PRIZE CAPTIVE - MEGA MASTER SET BUNDLE
    Your "Sweet Spot" Pledge! Receive everything in the Watching From Mars pledge level + one 24-Pack Hobby Box of Mars Attacks: Occupation, all chase card subsets, one Collector Binder, one complete Heritage Parallel Set, one complete Foil Parallel Set, and any applicable stretch goals (see stretch goal infographic below for details). FREE U.S. SHIPPING

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    PRIZE CAPTIVE - MEGA MASTER SET BUNDLE
    Your "Sweet Spot" Pledge! Receive everything in the Watching From Mars pledge level + one 24-Pack Hobby Box of Mars Attacks: Occupation, all chase card subsets, one Collector Binder, one complete Heritage Parallel Set, one complete Foil Parallel Set, and any applicable stretch goals (see stretch goal infographic below for details). FREE U.S. SHIPPING

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    CREEPING MENACE - RETAILER PLEDGE LEVEL
    For certified retailers and dealers ONLY!
    Receive everything in the Watching From Mars Pledge Level + one case of 8 Hobby Boxes of Mars Attacks: Occupation plus 4 retailer incentive metal cards (1 design x 4) that are not distributed in packs. For the purposes of this pledge, to qualify as a retailer you must have EITHER a brick-and-mortar retail store OR a dedicated retail website that has been owned, operating and shipping to customers for at least 3 months. Any unverified supporters at this level will NOT receive the 4 retailer special Metal Cards! So do NOT choose this level unless you can prove that you are a currently operating, qualified retailer. If you would like to check to make sure you qualify, please contact us before the end of the campaign. FREE U.S. SHIPPING

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    THE FROST RAY - SUPREME MASTER SET BUNDLE - Receive everything in the Prize Captive pledge level + one Variant Binder with Exclusive Bonus Card, one concept parallel Set, all Letter-Press Super Rare "Hits", one red logo sketch card and any applicable stretch goals (see stretch goal infographic below for details). FREE U.S. SHIPPING

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    ORIGINAL ART REWARD - Receive everything in the Prize Captive pledge level + one 8.5x11 original painting by artist Dan Brereton, shown in the graphic below. Please note that the painting will ship upon completion of the campaign. Cards will follow upon production at the scheduled ship time noted. FREE U.S. SHIPPING

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    BURNING FLESH - ULTIMATE MASTER SET BUNDLE
    Receive everything in the Frost Ray pledge level + all Metal Super Rares (including 1 each of both case-toppers), one variant (green logo) sketch, one hand-signed Len Brown Metal Autograph Card (Exclusive to this pledge) and any applicable stretch goals (see stretch goal infographic below for details). FREE U.S. SHIPPING

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    BURNING FLESH - ULTIMATE MASTER SET BUNDLE
    Receive everything in the Frost Ray pledge level + all Metal Super Rares (including 1 each of both case-toppers), one variant (green logo) sketch, one hand-signed Len Brown Metal Autograph Card (Exclusive to this pledge) and any applicable stretch goals (see stretch goal infographic below for details). FREE U.S. SHIPPING

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    ROBOT RAID - ORIGINAL ART REWARD - Receive everything in the Prize Captive pledge level + one 8.5" x 11" original painting by artist BOB LARKIN, shown in the graphic below. This artwork will be used on a card in Mars Attacks: Occupation tentatively titled "Robot Raid." Please note that the painting will ship upon completion of the campaign. Cards will follow upon production at the scheduled ship time noted. FREE U.S. SHIPPING

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    HELPLESS VICTIM - YOUR FACE ON A CARD!
    Become a part of Mars Attacks history! Receive everything in the Prize Captive pledge level + your likeness will appear as a human victim on a card in the base set of Mars Attacks: Occupation! Also receive a signed, 1/1 print of the card on which your likeness appears. FREE U.S. SHIPPING

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    SKYSCRAPER TUMBLES - UNCUT PLATE REWARD - Receive everything in the Burning Flesh Pledge Level + 1 Uncut Printing Plate Sheet (31.5" x 40.5") - the one-of-a-kind metal production plate used to create the base set - actually used in printing. There are 4 different colored printing plates used in production to create the front art of the cards. You will receive the MAGENTA metal printing plate. Also receive a full uncut sheet of the Mars Attacks: Occupation Base Set. Will ship flat.

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    CRUSHING THE MARTIANS - UNCUT PLATE REWARD (YELLOW) - Receive everything in the Burning Flesh Pledge Level + 1 Uncut Printing Plate Sheet (31.5" x 40.5") - the one-of-a-kind metal production plate used to create the base set - actually used in printing. There are 4 different colored printing plates used in production to create the front art of the cards. You will receive the YELLOW metal printing plate. Also receive a full uncut sheet of the Mars Attacks: Occupation Base Set. Will ship flat.

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    EARTHMEN CHARGE - UNCUT PLATE REWARD (CYAN) - Receive everything in the Burning Flesh Pledge Level + 1 Uncut Printing Plate Sheet (31.5" x 40.5") - the one-of-a-kind metal production plate used to create the base set - actually used in printing. There are 4 different colored printing plates used in production to create the front art of the cards. You will receive the CYAN metal printing plate. Also receive a full uncut sheet of the Mars Attacks: Occupation Base Set. Will ship flat.

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    DEATH IN THE COCKPIT - UNCUT PLATE REWARD (BLACK) - Receive everything in the Burning Flesh Pledge Level + 1 Uncut Printing Plate Sheet (31.5" x 40.5") - the one-of-a-kind metal production plate used to create the base set - actually used in printing. There are 4 different colored printing plates used in production to create the front art of the cards. You will receive the BLACK metal printing plate. Also receive a full uncut sheet of the Mars Attacks: Occupation Base Set. Will ship flat.

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    EARTH, OCCUPIED - ORIGINAL ART REWARD - Receive everything in the Prize Captive pledge level + one 8.5" x 11" original painting by artist BOB LARKIN, shown in the graphic below. This is the artwork to be used for CARD #1 in Mars Attacks: Occupation, tentatively titled "Earth, Occupied!" Please note that the painting will ship upon completion of the campaign. Cards will follow upon production at the scheduled ship time noted. FREE U.S. SHIPPING

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    DINOSAUR HUNTER - DINOSAURS ATTACK SKETCH MASTER SET
    Receive everything in the Burning Flesh pledge level + one Dinosaurs Attack sketch card from each artist contributing to this DA sketch set (minimum 35), a 1-of-1 Gold Edition of the Dinosaurs Attack Metal Card, plus a 1-of-1 Exclusive Dinosaurs Attack Creator Autograph Metal Card, plus any applicable stretch goals (see stretch goal infographic below for details). FREE U.S. SHIPPING

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    THE HUMAN TORCH - DESIGN A CARD
    Receive everything in the Prize Captive pledge level + work with our art director and one of our freelance superstar artists to design a card that will be featured in the main story for Mars Attacks: Occupation! Upon completion, you’ll be given a special giclee print of the card signed by the artist! FREE U.S. SHIPPING

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    BASIC SKETCH MASTER SET
    Receive everything in the Burning Flesh pledge level + one red logo sketch card from each artist contributing to this red logo sketch set, plus any applicable stretch goals (see stretch goal infographic below for details). FREE U.S. SHIPPING

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    ROBOT TERROR - CUSTOM PARALLEL SET BUNDLE
    Receive everything in the Burning Flesh pledge level (x3) + receive unique RED FOIL, GREEN FOIL and RAINBOW FOIL parallel base sets of Mars Attacks Occupation, produced JUST FOR YOU! FREE U.S. SHIPPING

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    SKETCH OVERLORD SET
    Receive everything in the Burning Flesh pledge level + one red logo sketch card from each artist contributing to the red logo sketch set, one creator sketch card from each contributing creator, one Throwback sketch card, one Dual Artist sketch card PLUS one red logo sketch card from Mick & Matt Glebe, who are only producing ONE sketch for Mars Attacks Occupation-- JUST FOR YOU! Will also include any applicable stretch goals (see stretch goal infographic below for details). FREE SHIPPING.

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Funding period

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