The Planets: 8 Deck Set USPCC
The Planets: 8 Deck Set USPCC
The Planets: 8 Deck Set
The Planets is a collection of decks representing the planets in our solar system, starting closest to the sun and moving outwards into the surrounding universe. This is the most luxurious Vanda deck series to date.
You get all 8 decks in the series except the mini Pluto deck which is sold separately.
You can get the Pluto deck here.
You can get an 8 deck display case here.
Will be completely sold out soon, supplies limited, so save now on this value priced set.
I cannot speak highly enough about these decks as a whole. Not only does each deck in the series show it's own flavor and personality, but there were purposeful intentions in having this deck as a set. The first notable collector design is one of the sides of the tuck cases. When combined, all 8 tuck cases create the planet earth over the horizon plane. It's pretty cool to see especially considering that each box is a separate color. The second design intended for collectors is that each box contains 1/8 of the the piece of the solar system that shows that individual planet. When combined, the solar system is completed and it the detail of each of the cards are shown in its entirety. Srdjan Vidakovic is a very creative artist!
The The Planets: 8 Deck Set printed at USPCC is the best planet based deck set I have come across so far. Looks wonderful and handles great.
Each deck in this set is unique and depicts characters from a different planet on the courts. Very bold, strong colors on each deck. Fantastic series all around.
I'll try to generalize this as best I can, for the sake of touching on points common to all of the planets decks, as there is a lot of good to say about each individual deck, but it would take too much time to do it in that fashion. Each deck in the Planet series is completely custom, featuring one way backs, completely custom court cards and spot cards (all custom fonts and pips), and two non-identical jokers. One joker features some sort of creature that might have come from that planet riding on a rocket, the other joker features some character or artwork that is representative of that planet. Each deck also includes an advertisement card and a "solar system" card which indicates where that particular planet is in the solar system. The Pluto deck is the one "odd man out", as it's smaller than the rest and comes enclosed in a magnetic hardened plastic case. The Pluto cards are a "mini" deck which, as of this writing, are NOT included if you are purchasing the Planets series all together as a set from this website. Also of note is that the faces of the Pluto cards have a mirror type finish, but do not include the aforementioned advertisement card of solar system card. These decks look particularly attractive as a set, displayed in order on your bookshelf. When all is said and done, these are fantastic cards, and a true collector would want to have every deck from this series in their collection.
This is one of the most popular series on the market for collectors, and has been very much in demand for good reason. The tuck boxes are especially impressive from the outset, with lots of shiny foil, in a variety of colours. They also work well alongside each other, because the artwork on the side of the boxes makes a single picture. The publisher (Vanda Cards) actually has a plexiglass case specially designed to house these with a special sleeve, and while that can be purchased as an add-on accessory from them directly, it would have been nice to have had this available from PCD. But it is quite costly, so being able to get just the 8 decks for an excellent price here at PCD is an excellent deal.