Upper Deck is continuing its steady flow of Marvel and DC TCG releases in 2005, with eight SKUs planned for the year. As we've previously reported (see 'Upper Deck Releases CCG Info for Early 2005'), a Marvel Knights Booster Pack is planned for February, and a Green Lantern Corps Booster Pack for May. But the Batman Starter Deck is now scheduled for March. The $9.99 MSRP product will include two 26-card decks with extended-art foil cards, variant artwork and some unique game cards. Most importantly, its contents will be themed around the Batman Begins film, which will release in June.
In June, another product with movie tie-in sales potential is planned, the Fantastic Four Starter Deck, which will have contents themed around the Fantastic Four film releasing July, 2005.
Avengers Booster Packs will release in August.
In October, both Marvel and DC Collector Tins will release, in plenty of time for maximum holiday sales. Each tin ($14.99 MSRP) will include four booster packs and one variant foil card corresponding to the character on the tin.