Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Dinosaurs Attack!

Back in 1988 Topps released a series of cards called Dinosaurs Attack! They were obviously meant to be a follow-up to their successful Mars Attacks cards from 1962

In the 55 cards and 11 stickers, I thought Topps and their artists did a wonderful job of recreating the feel of the old Mars Attacks series. I never understood why Dinosaurs Attack was not successful. The time for the mass appeal of something like these cards must have just passed. The satirical, overtly overboard, campy violence in the cards could be found in movies or TV. It seems, trying to recreate the success of a cult favorite, especially 26 years after the original's popularity, was doomed to fail.

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