February 5, 2011

A Nightmare on Elm Street: Collector Card Set

A Nightmare On Elm Street: Collector Card Set - Standard Edition.

Released in 1991 by a company called "Impel Marketing", this 132 collector's card set comes in a stylized rectangular shaped coffin box, and features images and notes from the first film through the sixth, Freddy's Dead. While a very nice set, there are some imperfections: First, it only comes with two hologram cards, even though there were more than two made (four or more, I believe). And two, some of the images on the cards themselves are more than likely taken from a video source. Some images are pretty crisp, but others are blurry, looking like a paused VHS screenshot.

There's a deluxe edition of this set, which I unfortunately do now own (and didn't know existed when I bought this over ten years ago - learned about it from the ad inside the one I had just bought!). The uber-box set includes of course this coffin box with the cards, extra cards (special and hologram), a t-shirt and of course, another box to hold it all. Pretty nice, wish I had seen that one before picking this set up. I chose three cards from each film to scan front and back and show you guys. I'm thinking it must have been a real task for whoever to write up a paragraph for each card... especially over a hundred of 'em.

1 comment:

Mister Bones said...

Yeah these are pretty awesome, I have the coffin too, but not the uber edition.

My words are my own and as of posted from their creation forward I hereby claim originality to them. Pictures may prove to be promotional items and are the sole possessions of their respectful owners and/or companies. I do not sell, nor do I buy. I only rent, so therefore, nothing I own is truly mine.