The Hyperviolent Trading Cards That Inspired Tim Burton's Mars Attacks!

In 1962, Topps released a controversial trading card series that depicted the gruesome annihilation of "much of Earth's population" by Martian forces. The set was called "Mars Attacks." Many parents, unsurprisingly, hated it. Some three decades later, it inspired the Tim Burton film of the same name. »2/08/15 5:00pm2/08/15 5:00pm

These terrifying Dinosaurs Attack! trading cards from the 1980s traumatized an entire generation

In 1988, Topps released its Dinosaurs Attack! trading cards — an extraordinarily graphic and brutal collection of artwork, featuring all the horrible things that could go wrong in the unfortunate event that dinosaurs (inexplicably) made their way to the present day. The series, which consisted of 55 cards and 11… »11/26/12 6:30pm11/26/12 6:30pm