Blog #447: Transformers Artifact of the Week: Dark of the Moon Trading Card Set

Transformers Artifact of the Week: Dark of the Moon Trading Card Set

I haven’t done a Transformers Artifact of the Week in a while, so I thought I’d do two.  (Click here for the Transformers Optimum Collection Trading Card Set.)

The Transformers Dark of the Moon Trading card set by FMC is a bit of a mystery.  Firstly, the cards have a lot of designs in common with the Enterplay Dark of the Moon Dog Tags stickers and Tattoos that did come out in 2011.  So, I’m unsure of the relationship between Enterplay and FMC.  Secondly, these cards were announced way back around when Dark of the Moon came out in 2011.  However, they never materialized until early this year when online retailers t the cards in at incredible markdowns (cases normally $1700 were being blown out at $100).  So, I really don’t know all that much about the origin of these cards.  I’d love to know more, but I can’t seem to find any info online about this.

The basic set is broken up into nineteen separately numbered subsets.  There are five additional insert (chase) sets.  The really unfortunate thing is that the backs of these cards.  There are no character bios, no story info, no power rankings, nothing.  Most just have more art or nothing of any significance.

These cards are nowhere near as high quality as the Optimum Collection cards.  Many have scuffing on the back edges, and they aren’t glossy.

Not much else to say about these.  Pictures and notes are below.

Box
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Binder
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Pack
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Optimus Prime Subset (Fronts Left, Backs Right)
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Sentinel Prime Subset (Fronts Left, Backs Right)
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Bumblebee Subset (Fronts Left, Backs Right)
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Megatron Subset (Fronts Left, Backs Right)
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Shockwave Subset (Fronts Left, Backs Right)
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Checklist Subset (Checklists on Back)
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Autobot Subset (Fronts Left, Backs Right)
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Decepticon Subset (Fronts Left, Backs Right)
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Movie 1 Subset (Backs show same photo shown on front with movie logo.)
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Movie 2 Subset (Backs show same photo shown on front with movie logo.)
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Production Art Subset (Fronts Left, Backs Right)
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Line Art Subset (Fronts Left, Backs Right)
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Robot Vehicles Subset
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Puzzle Subset 1 (Backs show full puzzle.)
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Puzzle Subset 2 (Backs show full puzzle.)
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Puzzle Subset 3 (Backs show full puzzle.)
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Puzzle Subset 4 (Backs show full puzzle.)
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Puzzle Subset 5 (Backs show full puzzle.)
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Puzzle Subset 6 (Backs show full puzzle.)
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Gold Insert Set (Backs show character name and silhouette.)
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Silver Insert Set (Backs show character name and silhouette.)
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Chrome Inset Set (Backs are a puzzle showing the surface of the moon.)
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Metal Collection Insert Set (Backs show faction logo.)
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Special Insert Set (Acetate card, no back.)
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As always, you can find over 9000 Transformers merchandise items and collectibles at TFMuseum.com.

Thanks for reading!

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About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
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2 Responses to Blog #447: Transformers Artifact of the Week: Dark of the Moon Trading Card Set

  1. Ruperto Perez Albela says:

    Hi there, do you if there’s a forum (or something like that) to find other collectors to trade these “Dark of the Moon” cards? Thanks!

  2. Pingback: Blog #456: Transformers Artifact of the Week: Transformers Optimum Collection Trading Card Set | lmb3.net

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