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Offline RawGoo

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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #105 on: January 23, 2020, 10:49:01 AM »

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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #106 on: January 23, 2020, 11:51:01 AM »
I guess it's just an oversight, but the checklist card says series 2 but the page says series 3.


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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #107 on: January 23, 2020, 11:54:56 AM »
It did not work at all last time. Seemed like random packing of the 5 base cards.

I'm expecting the same random packing this time, but we'll see.  At least we know we have a good base of forum friends to trade with!

Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #108 on: January 23, 2020, 04:46:27 PM »
I guess it's just an oversight, but the checklist card says series 2 but the page says series 3.

strange. This *is* the third set, so the page is right. A 10 card set in 2018 and a 15 card set in 2019

although, checking back, the exact same thing happened with the 2019 set -  the sales page says Series 2, but the checklist card does not.

Only Neil can answer what is correct.

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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #109 on: January 24, 2020, 05:37:34 AM »
strange. This *is* the third set, so the page is right. A 10 card set in 2018 and a 15 card set in 2019

although, checking back, the exact same thing happened with the 2019 set -  the sales page says Series 2, but the checklist card does not.

Only Neil can answer what is correct.

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The mistake on this set is on me. When we launched the 2019 set,  it was the first use of a checklist , so I figured it should be called "Series 1". But because of the previous set, Topps was correctly calling the 2019 set "Series 2". Hence the mixup.

In any event, the 2020 set has been corrected to "Series 3". The website should be updated today.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2020, 05:40:56 AM by koduck »

Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #110 on: January 24, 2020, 06:48:25 AM »
In any event, the 2020 set has been corrected to "Series 3". The website should be updated today.

Checklist image has been updated to show 3

My takeaway from all of this is that we need to have a checklist created for the first set. 😁
« Last Edit: January 24, 2020, 06:52:43 AM by Fanatical_and_Sickly »

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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #111 on: January 24, 2020, 07:33:54 AM »
I got 10 packs. I should get a base set out of it. 

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« Reply #112 on: January 24, 2020, 07:48:23 AM »
Thanks for whipping up another batch of these, Neil!  My compliments to the chef!

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« Reply #113 on: January 24, 2020, 12:56:17 PM »
Happy to oblige, sir! Here's another kitchen creation...



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Re: Greetings from Mars!
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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #115 on: January 27, 2020, 01:25:57 PM »
Mr. Camera, I saw your old school MAD magazine spoof, "MARS",  on Instagram. Reminds me of their 1997 spoof of the movie, Marred Attack." Not bad.

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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #116 on: January 27, 2020, 03:45:56 PM »
Last Call!




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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #117 on: January 27, 2020, 07:17:24 PM »
So I just went to order four packs and pay with paypal.  However, Topps wouldn't let me pay from my paypal balance.  It was only giving me credit card and bank withdrawl options.  Anyone else have this issue?

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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #118 on: January 28, 2020, 05:46:38 PM »
So I just went to order four packs and pay with paypal.  However, Topps wouldn't let me pay from my paypal balance.  It was only giving me credit card and bank withdrawl options.  Anyone else have this issue?

I let Topps know and they're checking into the issue. I'd recommend trying again tomorrow afternoon.

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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #119 on: January 28, 2020, 06:20:37 PM »
So I just went to order four packs and pay with paypal.  However, Topps wouldn't let me pay from my paypal balance.  It was only giving me credit card and bank withdrawl options.  Anyone else have this issue?

I got the opposite transaction - paypal took the payment from my cash balance instead of my paypal credit card! I was going to use my cash balance to pay on something else!
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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #120 on: January 28, 2020, 08:38:50 PM »
I let Topps know and they're checking into the issue. I'd recommend trying again tomorrow afternoon.

Thanks for looking into this, Neil!  I just tried again a couple times and couldn't find "pay with balance" anywhere.  So strange!  Not a huge deal, of course, but I have hundreds of dollars right now in paypal balance that I like to use for just such purchases.  I'll try again tomorrow and just pay with my cc if the balance option doesn't present itself.

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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #121 on: January 29, 2020, 09:19:47 AM »
Thanks for looking into this, Neil!  I just tried again a couple times and couldn't find "pay with balance" anywhere.  So strange!  Not a huge deal, of course, but I have hundreds of dollars right now in paypal balance that I like to use for just such purchases.  I'll try again tomorrow and just pay with my cc if the balance option doesn't present itself.

Thanks, I'll pass this along to them and post here if I hear any updates.

Neil

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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #122 on: January 29, 2020, 10:10:25 AM »
Thanks, I'll pass this along to them and post here if I hear any updates.

Neil

Thanks, Neil!  I would certainly guess it's on paypal's part, not Topps, but who knows. 

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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #123 on: January 29, 2020, 11:06:17 AM »
I just heard back from Topps and they said the paypal issue should be resolved now!

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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #124 on: January 29, 2020, 04:15:47 PM »
I just heard back from Topps and they said the paypal issue should be resolved now!
Thanks, Neil!  Just ordered four packs now.  Haven't gotten a confirmation email, but it all looked like it operated as it should.  Thanks for working on that (and, of course, the set)!

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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #125 on: January 29, 2020, 10:13:52 PM »
Crackedjerk, I never got a confirmation email either, when I bought mine last Thursday evening.  This is somewhat strange since Topps has always sent a confirmation email to me immediately after I bought from the web site in the past.  I read the info on the page rather quickly because I was so excited about ordering this set, but I THINK it said that emails would be sent when the orders go out with a tracking number.  Just to make sure, I went to my account page, and the order was listed, waiting to be processed, so I guess it's just a new procedure by Topps.  Now I just hope it doesn't take four weeks to process!

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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #126 on: January 29, 2020, 10:40:36 PM »
Just ordered four packs!  Whew, I almost missed this one.  Been swamped with a project and haven't been on much since the holidays. 

This set looks like another big win!  So fantastic!!
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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #127 on: January 30, 2020, 01:02:30 AM »
Crackedjerk, I never got a confirmation email either, when I bought mine last Thursday evening.  This is somewhat strange since Topps has always sent a confirmation email to me immediately after I bought from the web site in the past.  I read the info on the page rather quickly because I was so excited about ordering this set, but I THINK it said that emails would be sent when the orders go out with a tracking number.  Just to make sure, I went to my account page, and the order was listed, waiting to be processed, so I guess it's just a new procedure by Topps.  Now I just hope it doesn't take four weeks to process!

I also thought that Topps didn't send out my confirmations, but it turns out they were in my Junk folder.

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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #128 on: January 30, 2020, 10:21:15 AM »
Crackedjerk, I never got a confirmation email either, when I bought mine last Thursday evening.  This is somewhat strange since Topps has always sent a confirmation email to me immediately after I bought from the web site in the past.  I read the info on the page rather quickly because I was so excited about ordering this set, but I THINK it said that emails would be sent when the orders go out with a tracking number.  Just to make sure, I went to my account page, and the order was listed, waiting to be processed, so I guess it's just a new procedure by Topps.  Now I just hope it doesn't take four weeks to process!

Thanks for the heads up!  I would have suspected the same thing, but as Rawgoo noted, it was indeed in my junk mail folder.  I wasn't too worried but am glad to have it.  Yes, let's hope for some quick delivery on these!

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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #129 on: January 30, 2020, 02:38:14 PM »
Looks like 1906 packs were sold! That beats the previous set which was 1147. Bring on series 4!!! Congrats Neil!
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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #130 on: January 30, 2020, 04:59:32 PM »
That's great news about the quantity sold! 

I'm curious, does the number of sketch cards determine if/when there is a sell out?


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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #131 on: January 30, 2020, 05:51:09 PM »
I'm curious, does the number of sketch cards determine if/when there is a sell out?
Id say yes.

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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #132 on: January 31, 2020, 12:25:22 AM »
Id say yes.

Seems logical.  I wonder what they'll do with any left over sketch cards?

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« Reply #133 on: February 01, 2020, 05:37:47 PM »
Seems logical.  I wonder what they'll do with any left over sketch cards?

I hope they'll all find their way into collectors hands! If not, I have a few blanks available, so if any wants a custom commission, send me a pm and we can talk details...


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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #134 on: September 21, 2020, 09:17:21 AM »
I hear September is a great time to star gaze

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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #135 on: September 21, 2020, 10:46:08 AM »
I hear September is a great time to star gaze

You have our attention.
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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #136 on: September 21, 2020, 10:58:25 AM »
Mars opposition is actually coming up in early October, making it an excellent time for viewing!  :great:

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« Reply #137 on: September 21, 2020, 12:20:14 PM »
I hear September is a great time to star gaze

Will be looking up at the stars ⭐️

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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #138 on: September 21, 2020, 01:11:41 PM »
hope the skies are clear! 

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Re: Greetings from Mars!
« Reply #139 on: September 21, 2020, 01:36:43 PM »
Mars sightings are always welcome here!  I hope you have "sketched out" a good plan for this release.

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