Topps Are Bringing Back Star Wars Trading Cards... In Digital Form

Ah, trading cards. We all amassed piles of them when we were younger, be it Pokémon, Star Wars, sports or whatever. Now, at least for their Star Wars line, Topps are bringing the cards back... as part of a digital app that is literally nothing other than buying pictures on your phone. » 3/12/15 11:00am 3/12/15 11:00am

A Trading Card Of Batman Pooping Is On Ebay For Thousands Of Dollars

A hero as popular and long-lasting as Batman is bound to get some weird merchandise over the years. That said, I'm not sure anyone was expecting an ultra-rare trading card of Batman's bathroom break to be one of those things, or for it to be on eBay for three and a half thousand dollars. » 1/16/15 9:00am 1/16/15 9:00am

The Trading Cards that Defined Star Trek for a Generation

Before we had DVDs and Blu-rays of every Star Trek episode — before VHS tapes, even — there were trading cards that commemorated every adventure. A brand new book commemorates the lurid Topps trading-card adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise, and we've got an exclusive peek. » 8/19/13 4:02pm 8/19/13 4:02pm

The curious case of the vulgar C-3PO trading card

The Star Wars films have become such cultural touchstones that even the most arcane background minutiae are subjected to intense fan scrutiny. » 5/15/12 8:45am 5/15/12 8:45am

Pikachu trading card cosplay electrifies our hearts

Going a step up from the typical Pokemon cosplay, Don Schwabs created this clever Pikachu trading card costume, which he recently showed off at Melbourne's Supanova Pop Cultcha Expo. Get enough of these costumes together, and you could play through a live-action version of the card game. [Albotas via Fashionably Geek] » 4/22/12 3:45pm 4/22/12 3:45pm

"The Women of The Future," according to 1902 French trading cards

In 1902, a French trading card manufacturer released this curious batch of playing cards depicting women and their futuristic careers as soldiers, lawyers, journalists, and cigarette-chomping students. But because these cards were designed to titillate, many of these outfits aren't entirely practical — note the… » 3/08/12 10:05am 3/08/12 10:05am

The Dark Knight rides a shark in bondage-crazy 1960s Batman art

In 1966, famed pulp artist Norman Saunderswho illustrated the 1962 Mars Attacks cards — produced a series of magical paintings for Topps' Batman trading card line. » 1/30/12 10:55am 1/30/12 10:55am

Hang the Martian invasion on your living room wall

In 1962, Topps released the pulpy Mars Attacks bubblegum card series, which would eventually inspire the 1996 film. Now, the original cards are being reprinted as art prints, so you can enjoy the skull-faced invasion in your living room. » 5/29/10 8:00am 5/29/10 8:00am

Roboticist Trading Cards Sadly Lack Microchip Gum

For his book Absolute Beginner's Guide to Building Robots, author Gareth Branwyn recruited Boing Boing co-founder Mark Frauenfelder to illustrate these famous roboticist trading cards. Be the first kid on your block to pull a Rodney Brooks of MIT! » 3/31/10 10:27am 3/31/10 10:27am