The Topps Company has provided ICv2
with a rundown of some of its key releases over the next six months. In October Topps will release a Lord of the Rings Trilogy Chrome series
, which will feature all new images from all three movies in Peter Jackson's Oscar-winning adaptation of the classic fantasy trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien. The deluxe, high quality chrome cards will come five per pack and will have an MSRP of $2.50 a pack.
Also coming from Topps this fall is a second series of Wacky Packages
, the savage satire of commercial brands, which has been a surprise hit in the pop culture stores carrying it; as well as a Bratz
sticker album, featuring the popular dolls, which are challenging Mattel's Barbie
in a major battle for the affections of pre-teen girls.
2005 will mark the twentieth anniversary of the Garbage Pail Kids
, so retailers can expect to see more of the revived GPK
cards, which have proved popular in the mass market.
Topps also plans to release a second Star Wars: Clone Wars
card series, based on the Cartoon Network cartoons, in Q1 2005.