Joe and Bill discuss new Marathons, take a bunch of calls, and break down which sets are Hot as Tatooine and which are Cold as Hoth!
The new marathons have dropped and the chase just became much more difficult. Expensive packs and the elimination of double-dips have caused many to question the viability of free-to-play strategies. Plenty of callers voice their opinions this week, and one very cool marathon heats up the polls.
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The Trade Federation #63
It’s all about Marathons this week. And what a week it was. Goodbye Vintage, goodbye Topps Choice; two staples of the game since the birth of Topps Star Wars Card Trader. Down to two of the original seven Marathons (Widevision and Fan’s Choice), Topps introduces Droids, Creatures, Evolutions, Prime, and Medallions (the first ever pay-only Marathon).
If our callers and comments are any indication, the community has seemingly reached a tipping point in its tolerance for constant negativity. And while it would be unfair to tell people to stop complaining–we all need a place to vent sometimes–it may be an appropriate time to get positive. The internet is like the slime in Ghostbusters II, it is influenced by the emotions of it’s users, and only we can change our destiny!
Join Joe and Bill as they explore the third round of SWCT Marathons.
0:03 Voicemail – Darren
0:05 Overview of the new Marathon Structure
0:08 Voicemail – Isaac
0:21 Voicemail – Curt’s Trivia
0:24 Voicemail – Dan’s Tip of the week
0:30 Voicemail – Joe
0:37 Overview of Medallions – the pay-only Marathon
0:39 Voicemail – Billy
0:56 “Elder Joe Man”
0:57 Poll: Hot as Tatooine (Hottest new Marathon)
1:01 Poll: Cold as Hoth (Coldest new Marathon)
1:02 Poll: Favorite Marathon
1:04 Poll: Which Marathons are you actually chasing?
About The Trade Federation
Star Wars Card Trader is taking the world by storm. The app from Topps, available on on iOS and Android devices, has more and more followers every day, and has become a fun and exciting marketplace, creating a new generation of deeply involved fans and collectors. From Reddit forums to eBay to social media, #SWCT can be complex–even overwhelming for newcomers.
That’s where the Trade Federation comes in.
The first-ever podcast of its kind, this IS the destination for Star Wars Card Trader users who need to know the most recent information, strategies, and predictions for the future. Join hosts Joe Ryan and Bill Drewnowski each week as they break down the latest news and releases, talk about trade strategy, look at upcoming sets and awards, break down the pricing of cards on eBay and more!