Category Archives: Flavor

Marvel Comics Miami Heat Championship Shirt.

We love this shirt with all our heart, but which one is Bosh? 

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A smile that will never wear off.

Surf’s Up for Squad Cards.

The Eternal Cosmos has been captured on cardboard. Silver Surfer’s latest incarnation can be found in Upper Deck’s Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game and it is one of the coolest things in all the Marvel Universe. The Power Cosmic had never looked better.

Ever.

Little Wasp Packs A Big Punch.

Big stings do come in small packages in Upper Deck’s Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game.  Wasp makes sure of it.  Every TCG has a “weenie” strategy that utilizes a swarm of small characters to flood the board and dominate the biggest opponents.  In this game, she is gorgeous.

Thor Joins Storm and Finds True Power.

If you have seen the Avengers movie, you know how powerful Thor can be.  Charging up the hammer and bringing the big beats is his speciality.  In the Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game, he teams up with Storm to join electrical charges with a weather witch.  Their strategy floods the board with pure power, and their aim is true.

Zap!

Captain America Trading Cards are Featured in the Avengers Movie.

When Joss Whedon wrote the script for the Avengers movie, he gave a huge shout-out to our favorite hobby.  Yes, the Avengers movie features a thrilling spotlight on trading cards.  Captain America trading cards, to be exact.

Upper Deck’s Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game has some great examples of the hotness, and today we feature some of the finest examples.  After you see the Avengers movie, grab some of these and start the battle all over on your own kitchen table.  It’s a brave new world.

Playing Super Hero Squad For The First Time.

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That’s our grandson Lee, playing his first trading card game. Marvel Super Hero Squad not only teaches the strategies of deckbuilding and attack priority, it also causes massive amounts of bliss.

Lee had drawn the cards he needed to set up the Blade deadly healing combo. His purple Keeper was still in place when he went all Knight Night. It was a beautiful thing.

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I never imagined that life could be this much fun. Upper Deck’s Marvel Super Hero Squad Game is alive and available at just the right time in history. Teaching the next generation how to celebrate the mythos of the Marvel Universe by flipping cardboard on the kitchen table is my idea of the best entertainment ever.

It doesn’t get any better than this.

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Back From The Dead With Blade.

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Upper Deck Lives! After a couple years to heal, we will once again be flipping Marvel characters on kitchen tables and tournament halls. The Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game hits the streets today, and Blade is back on the prowl.

Get ready for greatness, the time is now!

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More Foundation Previews, More She-Hulk!

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Jennifer Walters is the sensational She-Hulk. She is one of the few modern Marvel myths that actually got her own comic book title in her first appearance. Starting in 1980, gorgeous green Girl Power was incarnated in the collective consciousness of humanity like never before. Now it gets better than ever.

Through the heroic efforts of Upper Deck and The Amazing Society, Marvel’s Super Hero Squad is moving up to the land of deckbuilding delights. Starting April 24th, trading card gamers will be able to bring the big beats with a charming new cardboard crusher. She-Hulk is about to throw down.

As you can see, She-Hulk’s strategy rewards players who empty their hands and fly by the seat of their pants. In this game, the most effective way to thwart opposing plans is to block their attacks directly with the correct color from the hand. This makes her extremely attractive to build a deck with.

Sometimes you’re the She-Hulk. Sometimes you’re the wall. In the Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game, either way is bliss. Our most beloved modern myths are coming to life on competitive cardboard, and the first tournaments are right around the corner. Check the list of Sneak Peek tournament locations, study the game and participate in the most comprehensive SHS TCG forums on Earth, and make sure you stay tuned to SquadCards.com for frequent updates as we create a big beautiful future together.

Making Magic with the Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game.

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Along with the honor of revealing Dr. Strange’s Aura Drain as it appears in the Foundation base set, today we have news of the very first materialization of the Marvel Super Hero Squad Game in public.

The place is Card Kingdom in Seattle, Washington.

The time is 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

The date is Wednesday, April 18th.

Most magical of all? The price is free!

That’s correct. Each player will receive 4 free booster packs of the brand new game to build a deck and compete for the title of First Champion Ever before anyone else in the world. It’s like magic, in real life.

Contact Card Kingdom for details, and stay tuned to SquadCards.com for more!

Card Kingdom
5105 Leary Avenue NW
Seattle, Washington
98107
(206) 523-9605

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Scarlet Witch Shines In Avengers Vs. X-Men #0.

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Today is the day. Avengers Vs. X-Men has begun. That is the front cover of AvX #0. Thanks to the insane talents of Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Frank Cho, and Jason Keith, this is the perfect gateway dose for all those people who will be picking it up as their first comic book in a long time, or their first comic book ever. The villains are colorful and engaging. The writing is funny and smart. Avengers Vs. X-Men #0 is the perfect execution of a great idea, mad props to everyone involved.

Here is one of Wanda’s wondrous pages from inside:

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Yes, Scarlet Witch is one of the main characters in the Avengers Vs. X-Men saga. This could not be more thrilling for us here at Squad Cards, since she is also a star in the game. Stay tuned for updates from both sides of the myth of Wanda Maximoff, things are gonna get crazy.

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Are You Ready to Ragnarok?

Thor is a beast.  In the Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game he straps on a guitar to Ragnarok and Roll.  He needs to be stopped by 2 blue blockers or he will hammer his opponent for 18.  Loud.

If you are itching to learn more about the game that will be released on cardboard by Upper Deck on April 24th, you can dive in right now.  There is a wealth of amazing reports already written from the online version by Gazillion and Amazing Society.  Head on over to the thread on Comic Book Resources created and maintained by the incredible daredeville.

It rocks.

Super Hero Squad Cards Transforming From Virtual To Physical.

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On April 24th, you will be able to hold a killer deck of Squad Cards in your greedy little hands. Maybe you will be able to bust a Blind Date for the win, maybe not. Until then you can head over to HeroUp.com and practice in virtual reality. In honor of our current state of limbo, we hereby present the first victory screenshot ever posted on SquadCards.com.

The Strange Cowgirl is our inaugural Screenshot Champion!

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Jump on over to HeroUp.com and set up an account if you don’t have one already. It’s totally free and a complete blast to play.

Make sure to stay tuned to SquadCards.com for daily updates and in-depth articles, this party is getting good!

The Unusual Evolution of the Marvel Super Hero Squad.

Near the end of April 2012 the Marvel Super Hero Squad will be entering a new arena of entertainment.  Upper Deck and Gazillion/Amazing Society will be teaming up to release them as a Trading Card Game that will be played on tables all over the world.  Usually things like this start in the comic books.  Not this time.

The Super Hero Squad actually began as a line of toys.  Two-inch action figures, to be exact.  The super-deformed Chibi versions of Marvel’s most beloved myths were born in handheld PVC plastic.  Then they got their own cartoon, followed by an online MMORPG, and now the most glorious incarnation imaginable.

What a long strange trip it’s has been.  Soon we will be flipping the Marvel Super Hero Squad in cardboard.

Making Magic With The Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game.

The Marvel Universe is full of powerful magic.  Our favorite modern myths allow us to expand the imagination and explore the potential of immaterial manipulation without the constrictive confines of consensus reality.  Anything is possible in a comic book.

The Eternal Sorcery that exists in the realm of the mind is about to become physical reality on kitchen tables and tournament halls all over the Earth.  Upper Deck has partnered with Gazillion/Amazing Society to produce a cardboard incarnation of the Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game.  The virtual playhouse of the online game will soon be shuffled into the world of gravity.

The Chance Bolts are aligning for the Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game.  With its perfectly balanced blocking system, anyone who can command Chaos Magic will be in tune to become a World Champion.  Get ready to sling some spectacular spells with Scarlet Witch and Doctor Strange, Upper Deck and Gazillion are making magic.