I was never really into collecting stickers and trading cards as a kid. It was very much the territory of boys when I was at school – huddled in corners, showing off their “shinys” and debating “swaps”. Topps, Match Attax are still common place in schools and I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve had to confiscate those shiny cards which have made their way out of someone’s trouser pocket during their Maths lesson!
Ben’s best friend Finley has been collecting Match Attax for a while now and had taught Ben how to play with them, however Ben really isn’t that interested in football and tends to go along with it to humour his mate. What they are both interested in though is Star Wars, so Force Attax Extra was always going to be a winner!
Just setting up their collections took them ages, they were so focused on organising everything and comparing cards – I can completely see how boys get so into these things! Now that they’ve got started of course, they need more cards to complete their sets! At just £1 for a packet of cards (available in Martins, McColls, One Stop, Asda, WHSmith, Tesco and Sainsburys) they make for a great treat or incentive which won’t break the bank! I’m already thinking of what jobs Ben might need to do to earn his next set!
They didn’t actually have time to start playing the game yesterday so that’s something to save for next time they see each other. As I mentioned earlier, I’m fairly clueless when it comes to these things but the boys have already played with Match Attax before so I don’t think they really need my help! Luckily though the “starter pack” comes with full instructions! Watch out for an update next month on their progress!
*Disclaimer – We have been sent our Force Attax Extra sets free of charge as part of our Topps Ambassador role. All thoughts and opinions remain our own*