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Mars Attacks! Bubbles, Inc. (Topps) - 1962
Notes: The collector reference number for this set is R714-30; some overprints and short-prints have been reported. A test issue was distributed in very small volume, and the content of several cards was toned down for the official release of the cards. A series of 11 cards that had been removed from the original print run were published as part of the "Mars Attacks Archives" set in 1994. Thanks much to Bob Hall for confirming the checklist for the original series! Authorized reprints were produced in 1984 by Renata Galasso Inc. (55 cards plus a cover card numbered 56, picturing the original wrapper and texted with "Official Mars Attacks Reprint By Agreement with Topps Chewing Gum Inc.") and by B.H.C.R. (same as the R.G.I. set but with "sample" stamped on the backs). R.G.I. included a four-card oversized (5" x 7") reprint set of cards 10, 25, 34, and 35 from the original series. A limited series of 13 cards (sets numbered to 1000 and marked "The Unpublished Version") was produced by Rosem Enter- prises in 1984 based on the original artworks before they were 'touched up' by Topps for the official release. Thanks to Darrell Warner for the update!
Box: 36 packs of 8 cards. Common sets: approx. 1.61 per box if collation were perfect. No. Title 1 The Invasion Begins 2 Martians Approaching 3 Attacking an Army Base 4 Saucers Blast Our Jets 5 Washington in Flames 6 Burning Navy Ships 7 Destroying the Bridge 8 Terror in Times Square 9 The Human Torch 10 The Skyscraper Tumbles 11 "Destroy the City" 12 Death in the Cockpit 13 Watching from Mars 14 Charred by Martians 15 Saucers Invade China 16 Panic in Parliament 17 Beast and the Beauty 18 A Soldier Fights Back 19 Burning Flesh 20 Crushed to Death 21 Prize Captive 22 Burning Cattle 23 The Frost Ray 24 The Shrinking Ray 25 Capturing a Martian 26 The Tidal Wave 27 The Giant Flies 28 Helpless Victim 29 Death in the Shelter 30 Trapped!! 31 The Monster Reaches In 32 Robot Terror 33 Removing the Victims 34 Terror in the Railroad 35 The Flame Throwers 36 Destroying a Dog 37 Creeping Menace 38 Victims of the Bug 39 Army of Giant Insects 40 High Voltage Execution 41 Horror in Paris 42 Hairy Fiend 43 Blasting the Bug 44 Battle in the Air 45 Fighting Giant Insects 46 Blast Off for Mars 47 Earth Bombs Mars 48 Earthmen Land on Mars 49 The Earthmen Charge 50 Smashing the Enemy 51 Crushing the Martians 52 Giant Robot 53 Martian City in Ruins 54 Mars Explodes 55 Mars Attacks! Checklist Searchwords: jahoc, yr1962, mfrTopps, catNovelty©2002, 2007 Jeff Allender. Comments, updates, & corrections are welcomed!