Force Attax Extra Topps Trading Cards – Review

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!

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Force Attax multi pack
 Yesterday I gave them both a starter pack, multi pack and tin of cards to get them going.  They were both thrilled and were really excited to get started on filling up their book – I had expected that somehow the cards would be numbered so that you would keep them in order and then know what you were missing – but Ben and Finley told me quite sternly that the numbers were part of the game and they would be organising their cards into “good guys” and “bad buys”.  They set about putting the “good guys” into the front of their books and the “bad guys” in the back – I decided not to get involved!
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As they opened their packets of cards there were shrieks of delight when Finn got a Luke Skywalker and groans as Ben found his fourth Kylo Ren – cue an explanation for me about how “swaps” work!  I’m still not completely sure he understood that one so I think I might let Dave explain it to him again!

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!

Force Attax tins

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*

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56 Comments

  1. June 29, 2016 / 7:57 pm

    They look very happy boys! I used to love collecting stickers as a child and I am sure my girls will do too as they get older. x

  2. Georgina Holden
    June 29, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    my nephew would love this

  3. June 30, 2016 / 6:37 am

    I love that, despite all the modern tech nowadays, kids still get excited and engaged by collecting cards 🙂 #triedtested

  4. Victoria MyLittleLBlog
    July 4, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    oh I know a little boy age 30 who would love these 🙂

  5. Odd Socks and Lollipops
    July 5, 2016 / 7:05 am

    I just love things like this, collecting things – I used to collect football stickers when I was younger, not because I like football but just because I liked collecting them all haha

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