Thursday, May 15, 2014

Off Topic: One Booster Pack Of Adventure Time Card Wars

So I was buying sunscreen at Target the other day when I stopped by the card aisle (naturally) and noticed a bunch of these packs on the shelves.

Now anybody who knows me in real life knows that I absolutely love cartoons. Especially Cartoon Network cartoons. I was obsessed with Cartoon Network when I was a kid and I watched the channel 24/7 and my parents struggled to separate me from the TV (around the time I turned 8 they stopped trying altogether). My favorite show on the channel (and possibly all-time) was/still is Ed, Edd n Eddy. Times have changed since I was a kid though. The three Ed boys, the boy who had a laboratory, the three powerpuff girls, the cow and the chicken, the cowardly dog, the Elvis impersonator who was always thirsty for pussy, they're long gone. Even their successors like the spider-monkey who went to camp, the foster home full of imaginary friends and the aspiring chef who ate a lot have come and gone as well. After that came a time when Cartoon Network started turning live action. By then I was out of the country so I didn't see it but yeah, the concept of having live action shows on a channel called Cartoon Network isn't ideal. Then again CN is also home to Adult Swim and they have live action shows so I guess anything goes.

Now times have changed again. For better or worse? I don't know and I don't really want to know. But what I do know is that the channel is back to mostly animation and two shows in particular are carrying it. Regular Show (a show that I admit-tingly watch from time to time)...

...and the cult classic, Adventure Time.

Now Adventure Time is one of those shows that I've been meaning to watch for a while now but never got around too (although I did see the pilot a while back). Despite that, I'm always up for trading cards featuring Cartoon Network characters so I decided to buy a pack of this Card Wars product and see what Cartoon Network was up to.

To my surprise (and disappointment), there were no cards of the main characters Finn or Jake in my pack. In fact, there are no cards of the main characters in this product. Apparently it's a Yu-Gi-Oh! like strategy game that was based on an episode of Adventure Time called Card Wars. And like any set of gaming cards, you need a starter kit/deck to know what the heck is going on.

Oh it's called the Card Wars Collector's Pack. My bad.
Either way I don't have it and I have little-to-no idea on how to play this game.

The pack came with 9 cards. Three of which were holographic.

Although it's tough to see whether or not these cards are holographic, you can just barely see the refractory part on the Apple Bully card.
My three holographic cards were all creatures. An apple tree, a mummy and corn.

The rest of the pack had a couple of non-holographic creatures.

My favorite being this Diamond Dan.

The pack also had some "spell" cards. I assume that they're this card game's equivalent of magic and trap cards found in Yu-Gi-Oh!

My favorite was this master of disguise card. I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say that that not even Batman or Sherlock Homes could see through that disguise.

As creative as these cards were. I'm still kinda bummed that I didn't get any of the main characters on cardboard. Now I'm wondering what I should do with these cards (I'm thinking of sending these off to the storyboard artists and producers who worked on the episode that inspired this card game as TTM requests).

So yeah. It's nice to Cartoon Network doing well enough to push out more merchandise. I should really try and catch some Adventure Time seeing as how I occasionally watch Regular Show and Clone Wars and caught up to those on an all-night binge marathon.

As always thanks for stopping by and if you excuse me, I'm going to run to the post office to send a request to Andrea Libman, the voice of Pinkie Pie.

Disclaimer: I have not bought any MLP merch (yet). This was sent to me by Raz out of nowhere. Might as well try and snag an autograph.