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(Topless Robot)   The twenty most bizarre cards from Topps' original Mars Attacks trading cards released in the 60s   (toplessrobot.com) divider line 33
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2012-10-18 08:34:08 AM
Ack.
 
2012-10-18 08:41:13 AM
At one time I had almost the entire set of those things

/had to keep them hidden because my Mom didn't want them in the house
 
2012-10-18 08:51:59 AM
Lisa Marie in MARS ATTACKS is pretty much the definition of "I have the weirdest boner right now":

farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2012-10-18 08:58:50 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: At one time I had almost the entire set of those things

/had to keep them hidden because my Mom didn't want them in the house


Shame you let those get away...looks like they are going for around thirty-five bucks each on EBay.
 
2012-10-18 09:09:13 AM
This card series came out during the 60's during the Vietnam war...
 
2012-10-18 09:23:36 AM
As horrible as the attack was that Mars had launched on the planet Earth, it was even creepier to think that Martian families were snuggled up in their living room, munching on popcorn and enjoying bloody news footage of the invasion like it was the latest episode of I Dream of Jeannie.

Why is that creepy? Check the ratings for 1992 and 2003 when we invaded Iraq. We humans did exactly that.

"Oooooh! Look at the green tracers!"

"Awww hell yeah! There goes the Ministry of Information."

Grow up you sheltered child.
 
2012-10-18 10:32:28 AM

PainInTheASP: MaudlinMutantMollusk: At one time I had almost the entire set of those things

/had to keep them hidden because my Mom didn't want them in the house

Shame you let those get away...looks like they are going for around thirty-five bucks each on EBay.


Yeah... don't I know it. I knew when the movie came out they probably would have been worth a fortune

/dammit, Mom
//I think I ended up trading them for marbles or something
///and obviously, I've since lost those
 
2012-10-18 12:21:44 PM
cache.io9.com

Hold the bubble gum, please
 
2012-10-18 12:38:39 PM
The first one "WATCHING FROM MARS" is great, because that's kind of what we Americans did with the Iraqi war.

Do the martians have both sexes?
 
2012-10-18 12:41:27 PM
This is farked-up.

Also, when I think of 50 years ago, I think the 1950s... the same way it seems that 1990 was only 10 years go...

www.toplessrobot.com
 
2012-10-18 12:46:21 PM
www.toplessrobot.com

Where the white women at?
 
2012-10-18 12:48:49 PM

NewportBarGuy: As horrible as the attack was that Mars had launched on the planet Earth, it was even creepier to think that Martian families were snuggled up in their living room, munching on popcorn and enjoying bloody news footage of the invasion like it was the latest episode of I Dream of Jeannie.

Why is that creepy? Check the ratings for 1992 1990-1991 and 2003 when we invaded Iraq. We humans did exactly that.

"Oooooh! Look at the green tracers!"

"Awww hell yeah! There goes the Ministry of Information."

Grow up you sheltered child.


Umm... I don't remember invading Iraq in 1992.

You sound either young or really old.

/Remember watching Stormn' Norman between classes.
 
2012-10-18 01:03:55 PM
The top 10 were pretty farked up.
 
2012-10-18 01:09:49 PM
The dog one always bothered me, the rest not so much. Figured it would be at or very near #1.
 
2012-10-18 01:10:20 PM
Good grief, I vividly remember most of those cards! I am sooo old. :(
 
2012-10-18 01:14:07 PM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: The dog one always bothered me, the rest not so much. Figured it would be at or very near #1.


The little girl one is disturbing to me, since it reminds me of my young daughter. She carries this rag-doll around with her, and she has no fear of people who are different than she is... homeless, rich, poor, black, white, asian, male, female, disabled.

I pray I can keep her that way...
 
2012-10-18 01:40:22 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: At one time I had almost the entire set of those things

/had to keep them hidden because my Mom didn't want them in the house


Same thing here.
 
2012-10-18 01:42:42 PM
Just in case anyone hasn't seen the entire collection, RetroCRUSH has a nice page with links to all the cards (not a slide show). The first 55 are from the 60's, and the remainder are from the 90's.
 
2012-10-18 01:45:37 PM

DjangoStonereaver: Lisa Marie in MARS ATTACKS is pretty much the definition of "I have the weirdest boner right now":


"Watch it."

www.biography.com
 
2012-10-18 01:53:57 PM

dryknife: DjangoStonereaver: Lisa Marie in MARS ATTACKS is pretty much the definition of "I have the weirdest boner right now":


"Watch it."

[www.biography.com image 402x402]


i218.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-18 01:53:58 PM
I know a guy that has the entire set.
He wants to sell it for big bucks.
Like way more than it goes for now.
I told him to put it in a safe deposit and wait till his nutsack was grey.
 
2012-10-18 01:54:04 PM
I never knew about this due to my youth I'm 28. These are great, why don't we get cool stuff liek this anymore?
 
2012-10-18 02:33:37 PM
Not quite as relevant for these cards as it is in the book, but H.G. Wells had a passage in the first chapter of War Of The Worlds concerning how his Martians stacked up to what Humans had been doing to each other and the planet itself since Time Immemorial. You can't really fault them for trying to find a better planet than their own sty-hole. But these guys, the Topps Martians, they're just saucer-riding bastards.

/if you name your band "Saucer Riding Bastards" give me credit.
 
2012-10-18 03:13:59 PM
Wow, I had no idea that the movie was based on an old card set. Seems to be in exactly the same spirit too (very dark comedy)
 
2012-10-18 04:17:34 PM
now I can't wait for Steve Jackson games to release Munchkin apocalypse mars attack based off these cards
 
2012-10-18 05:16:42 PM

Optimal_Illusion: /if you name your band "Saucer Riding Bastards" give me credit.


No.
 
2012-10-18 05:35:45 PM
#1 is really good art. The look of fear in the Martians eye's as it defends it's life against a strange beast is subtle and powerful.
 
2012-10-18 05:36:24 PM
Shutup Bob the flower. Just shut it.
 
2012-10-18 07:10:45 PM
Oh, and in case any young bucks are interested, Topps did another set back in the 80s called "Dinosaurs Attack!" back in the 80s. I'm not old enough to remember the actual Mars Attacks cards, but I remember when they started offering the Dinosaurs cards. This guy has the whole set imaged front and back plus the stickers.
 
2012-10-18 08:22:28 PM
That one with the naked women in the sauna and the giant insect and the severed head - Fark yeah, I know what I'll be knocking one out to later on.
 
2012-10-19 01:18:36 AM
i.ytimg.com
 
2012-10-19 07:37:51 AM
You youngins have no idea how cool those cards were back in the 60s.

/Wish I still had my original set
//Got a reprint set in the 80s
 
2012-10-21 11:13:40 AM
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Doesn't anyone want to know what the gun would've done to grandma?
 
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