Twilight Trading Cards
If you love the Twilight movie and would love to collect and share images from the film, then you may want to start collecting Twilight trading cards. This isn't a collectible trading card game. Twilight trading cards are designed strictly as collectibles. You can display them in a specially designed Twilight album.
The company behind the cards, Inkworks, went out of business early in 2009, so it remains to be seen if there will be additional Twilight cards for future films like New Moon. NECA picked up the license and immediately reprinted the Inkworks set (except for the Piecework cards) so if you are looking for cards on Ebay, it may pay to be mindful of the manufacturer. The Inkwork cards should generally be more valuable.
What this means for you as a collector is that the Inkworks-released cards may become more valuable due to lower print runs resulting from the company's demise. One thing you should keep in mind though is that Redemptions will no longer be available as Inkworks has sold off all of their backstock. So do not pay big money for Redemption cards as you will not be able to redeem them.
If you are looking to complete a Twilight movie trading cards set, here's what's available and what you need.
San Diego Comic Con Twilight Cards
While Inkworks is out of business, there is already at least one card set released for New Moon as a special promotional limited edition. These were released at the San Diego Comic Con, but I have no idea who the manufacturer is (NECA??) and its possible they were simply commission by Summit Entertainment. They aren't the same as the other trading cards available, having a different look and feel to them.
It remains to be see if the SDCC style New Moon trading cards will ever be available at Retail, but I have a feeling they won't be. There are also exclusive Fan Club releases. You can always find these types of cards on Ebay though, if you weren't able to attend an event.
Twilight Trading Card Set with Binder
If you don't to fuss around with boxes of cards hoping you can put together a complete set of the 72 base cards and you don't want to have to track down individual cards, the limited Twilight Trading Card set that's an exclusive Amazon release is probably the best way to do it.It also comes with a really nice binder and the Dr. Carlisle Cullen card is signed by Peter Facinelli.
In the long run, it may actually work out the cheapest way to get the full set of cards as well at this point. I believe you will find the best price in the Ebay auctions below, since this set has officially sold out on Amazon and is fulfilled by a different company at a much higher price than it originally sold for.
This Trading Card set with Binder was manufactured by NECA once they took over from Inkworks.
Twilight Limited Edition Trading Card Set
Note: Amazon is sending through some bad data here. The complete trading card set actually costs $249.00. This item originally sold out on Amazon, so it is now more expensive and is being fulfilled through another company. You may find a better deal on Ebay.
Twilight Bonus Trading Cards
You can also buy individual packs and boxes of trading cards. There are 72 base cards and then a series of randomly inserted bonus cards: 9 ALWAYS cards, 6 DIFFERENT cards, 3 IN PURSUIT cards.
Then there's the Uncut Mini-Press Sheet
Only 199 nine-card uncut and sequentially-numbered limited edition mini-press sheets of the "Always" nine card puzzle were made available and this is probably one of the most sought after items on Ebay.
And finally, there's the Twilight Protector case card which was only available if you bought a full case of Twilight cards. The Twilight Case Card is another highly sought after collectible card, but you can find it on Ebay if you are persistent. Check the listings below.
Twilight Pieceworks Cards
Some other cards released by Inkworks include the Twilight Pieceworks cards.
These cards were released strictly to hobby stores and stores that specialize in Trading Cards, so you'd not find them at places like Target or Walmart. I'm not even sure that Hot Topic would have gotten these.
The Twilight Piecework cards contain small
pieces of the costumes worn by the various Twilight characters in the
movies. There's a total of 12 cards. These are difficult to find, even on Ebay.
More Twilight Cards
Here are some more cards that are available, including a listing of Inkworks Twilight cards, if you are interested in collecting the Inkworks releases exclusively. Also, there's the exclusive New Moon Car Set from the Fan Club (the Fan Club which I'm unable to find. If you have a link, hook me up!).
Twilight Trading Cards from Amazon
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