Sunday, November 12, 2017

REVIEW: Cryptozoic Arrow Season 4+GIVEAWAY!

Just as Oliver Queen returned home to become the Green Arrow, I returned home after a day out to become a reviewer of the latest Cryptozoic release Arrow Season 4 and host a giveaway from it.

Doesn't that make me a hero?

Many say that Season 4 was the best season to date with so much action with two core members lost, a new city name and the evil Damien Darhk leading assassinations against Star City. Not to mention H.I.VE's plans to take out Team Arrow once and for all. Thrilling all around!

So you know that the latest release from Cryptozoic of the hit show has got to be just as thrilling. So let's take a look!

(I should also mention before I continue on that this product doesn't release until Wednesday, November 15th 2017)


Each box of Cryptozoic Arrow Season 4 has 24 packs per box with 5 cards per pack. Boxes come with one on-card autograph and one wardrobe card per. Boxes run $85 per.
 
Cryptozoic does a great job with their image selection in their 72-card base set for season 4. Each box should provide you with a base set or at very least really close to one



 
It's hard to tell from my pictures, but these are foil variants. Not sure what the odds are but it must be 1:3 packs assuming. These can be found for both insert and base cards.

Now onto the inserts. All of the main inserts had a very solid design that fits right into this action packed show.
 
First insert is OLICITY that falls 1:3 packs. I put together the 9 card insert set.

 
Second insert is Locations that falls 1:3 packs and I as well put this set together with one bonus card as well.

 
Character Bios is the final insert that falls 1:3 packs and once again I got the 9-card set of it.

 
Sticker cards have a unique artistic/sketch card look to them and fall 1:24 packs.

 
Other insert that I didn't pull was CZ STR PWR Chase Cards that have their own variations as well of Red (1:144 packs); Silver (1:288 packs); Gold (/25); and Black (1 of 1)

It's time for the hits!

My first find was this wardrobe card of Willa Holland who plays Thea Queen. Nicely designed relic.
 
 
You can also find dual wardrobe cards matching up two stars from the show.
 
Now onto my on-card autograph. First I must mention because it was BIG, BIG NEWS for this product that Stephen Amell who plays Oliver Queen / Green Arrow has his very first autograph cards in the product. How about that?!
 
But, sadly that wasn't my pull. I landed Jeri Ryan who plays Jessica Danforth.
 
 
Here is the full list of signers in the product,
Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak
Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance
Caity Lotz as Sara Lance / The Canary
Alexander Calvert as Lonnie Machin / Anarky
Amy Gumenick as Carrie Cutter / Cupid
Adrian Glynn McMorran as Michael Amar / Murmur
Anna Hopkins as Samantha Clayton
Audrey Marie Anderson as Lyla Michaels
Casper Crump as Vandal Savage
Charlotte Ross as Donna Smoak
Ciara Renée as Kendra Saunders / Hawkgirl
Emily Kinney as Brie Larvan / Bug-Eyed Bandit
Falk Hentschel as Carter Hall / Hawkman
Janet Kidder as Ruvé Adams
Jeri Ryan as Jessica Danforth
JR Bourne as Jeremy Tell / Double Down
Katrina Law as Nyssa al Ghul
Matt Ryan as Constantine
Nolan Gerard Funk as Cooper Seldon
Neal McDonough as Damien Darhk
Parker Young as Alex Davis
Rila Fukushima as Tatsu Yamashiro / Katana
Tiera Skovbye as Madison Danforth
 
Other hits not found in my box are, Rare redemption cards redeemable for full size, on-screen props! (pretty awesome), Sketch cards that fall 1:288 packs and 1/1 Printing Plates.
 
OVERALL, price is a tad high right now but with Amell signing that's going to drive this up a tad and an overall solid autograph lineup this season. The product overall is very attractive in terms of design. There is a ton of great hits to be found especially if you are lucky enough to land one of those redemption cards for a full sized relic from the show. Cryptozoic is trying their hardest to get us as close as they can to the show and I like that.

I also like pulling a base set and insert sets in a box for added value.
 
Now for the giveaway,
 
To win this, 
 
  1. ***VERY IMPORTANT***MUST BE A U.S. RESIDENT to enter or have a shipping address in the U.S. Shipping costs have gone haywire and I can't afford to ship everywhere.This is always hard to do as I appreciate all readers but I hope you all understand non-U.S. readers.
  2. Random winner will be chosen after 3 randoms
  3. Card may be shipped PWE. I like to forewarn on this.
  4. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TELLING ME YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER FROM SEASON 4
  5. Sport Card Collectors or it's owner (person who runs the blog), WILL NOT be held responsible for lost, stolen or damaged mail. Sorry had to add this in since someone tried to scam me once about this.
  6. Contest starts today, ends on November 18th 2017. Winner will be announced in a separate post on November 19th 2017.
  7. Please make sure to thank Cryptozoic for their generosity in sending this box to review and host a giveaway. Give them a follow on all social media sites please. Also while you are at it, check out their website HERE as well for your non-sport trading card needs! 

16 comments:

  1. I enjoy Dinah Drake aka Black Canary especially in the last episode

    Justin S

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  2. Favorite Character: Oliver Queen
    Hottest Character: Laurel Lance... but Thea isn't too shabby.

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  3. Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak always like Felicity in this series.

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  4. Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen / Green Arrow

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  5. Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance

    Always been a fan of her.

    Katelyn Masure

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  6. Nice looking cards. This is my first look at this set. Great post. Thanks.

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  7. It's hard to not claim the lead character as my favorite as I have always enjoyed DC characters on TV (movies not so much). I always like the odd cult characters too though. I'm going with Anarky though because I think he may be one of the most untapped characters in comics and TV comicverse. With everything being so political now he's a character that could really stand out.

    Oh and Laurel is definitely hot as Fuji mentioned.

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  8. Jeri Ryan! I was a huge fan of hers from Voyager, I'll watch anything she's in!

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  9. Stephen Amell as Green Arrow! Loved him!

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  10. Thanks to you and Cryptozoic for the cards and contest! I've always been a fan of Felicity Smoak, but even as a one-off appearance, Jeri Ryan wins the day!

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  11. Darhk,guy usually plays bad guy in other shows and movies

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  12.  Brie Larvan / Bug-Eyed Bandit
    @JGfan24ever

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