Strangely enough, the first Force Awakens branded merchandise I purchased was a pair of playing card decks from Cartamundi. This is mainly due to the fact that I haven't seen any 3.75" figures that have piqued my interest enough to pick them up. That and Phasma has been impossible to find!
Today I'm showing the first of three decks I've seen in the wild. The second will be later this week and the third I haven't purchased yet because I'm waiting to find it in a tuck box.
While there's no denying the stormtrooper helmet is a sweet case for the cards, it doesn't store nicely with all my other deck boxes. Now, if it was all chrome and Phasma-y, I'd be all over it like white on armor.
|Jokers (top), card box and card back (bottom)|
The decks I will be showing I found at WalMart for $3 each. I think doing an entire Kylo Ren deck is a pretty ballsy move for a villain we know next to nothing about. I mean, what if he's a total wuss? (I don't think he will be.) You just don't see an entire deck based on a single character unless it's somone like Vader. Although I see on Cartamundi's site they have also done a Boba Fett deck which I really, really need!
|Spades (top), Diamonds (bottom)|
The court cards, and Jokers, are the only ones with full images on them. The 2-9 cards have an icon/symbol of some sort in place of the pips you'd find on regular playing cards.
|Clubs (top), Hearts (bottom)|
As you can see, the card faces are very Sith looking, even if Ren is rumored to not be a Sith. Bad guys, black, and red just go together, eh? I guess I'll have to wait and see what Kylo Ren is like before deciding if this deck is my thing. Maybe I'm more of a traditionalist when it comes to playing cards, it's a lot of red. On the other hand, if you've read any of my other playing card posts, you'd see I'm anything but traditional in the cards I collect.