Sunday, June 14, 2009
1994 UD Wild K.A.P.S.
Here is a tie-in you don't see everyday... Evidently, the creators behind an animated TV series called "WildC.A.T.S." thought it would be cool to hire Upper Deck to produce pogs based on the upcoming show. And, to keep things cute, they called these little round discs "WildKAPS..." Get it? Like KATS but with a "P" because, well, these are "caps..." I know, the cleverness level just blew the roof off the place.
The only "card" in the pack (presumably to give some stability to the pack and keep all the KAPS from clanking around inside the package) is a checklist/instruction card. Basically, everyone uses the same number of caps. All caps up-for-grabs go into a stack, graphical side down. Player 1 bounces the slammer (see below) into the stack. Any caps that land face-up, the player keeps. Everything is reset, and play continues. It's like flipping for cards using a 1/1 printing plate as the 'slammer...' :-)
Since I know NOTHING of the series, all I can say is that poor Jeremy here looks like he's missed a few hundred meals. He's in good spirits about it though - he's giving two thumbs-up to somebody...
Next, we have Warblade and Maul. I don't know if they are like a Jekyll and Hyde thing or if they are attached at the hip, or maybe star-crossed lovers.
Oh, next we go all "funky-spelling" with Daemonite, which in today's world would translate loosely to "hosed Linux installation."
And, the last playing piece that is not metallic (these are all cardboard with foil coating) is Spartan with his flaming hands of doom... Or of justice... I don't know if he's good or bad, I'll have to leave that to Santa...
Below is the slammer. Not, not the place they throw you for buying something like this, but rather the heavier, metal 'pog' the players chunk at the stacks of discs.
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