I decided to share my latest Random Toy Reviews post here as well since it kinda fits in...after all these include trading cards...one of the main reasons for my purchase!
So what's inside the pack and what do these figurines look like? Well here you go. In addition to the figurine, you also get a collector's base, the aforementioned trading card / puzzle piece as well as a checklist insert. I was beaming when I saw Optimus Prime staring back at me from within the pack!
The figurines are small, one inch or so at best. However they appear to be well sculpted and well painted. The paint applications are well placed and I wouldn't have expected so many different colors (I count 5) on a toy this small / cheap. Well played Goldie.
The included collector's stand is nothing more than a small rectangle piece of plastic with two pegs that insert into the bottom of the figurines' feet. I should note that this Optimus Prime figure stands just fine without any additional support. The bottom of the stand has the Thrilling 30 Transformers anniversary logo sticker.
The collector card is not your standard trading card size, but more narrow like a credit card. The front features some nice artwork along with the tech spec rankings for that character. Underneath the faction symbol you can see the character's number in the set. Optimus Prime is #01/30.
The back side of the card is the 3D puzzle piece done up with the lenticular technology that is commonly seen on trading cards. The back of the checklist insert shows off the assembled puzzle image. While I like the idea of the puzzle, the front of the card captures more of my attention than the 3D backs.
Front, inside center and back of the checklist.
In my opinion, Goldie Marketing did a good job w/ the character selection. G1 has some more of the iconic characters (of course Bumblebee had to be included) as well as Prime. However I'm scared to buy another pack in fear of getting stuck with one of the movie characters!