The line has been around since the early 1990s and has provided a gorgeous look into the vast Star Wars universe. After taking a break from more than a decade, Star Wars Galaxy 4 re-launched the art-centric line with beautiful results. Not only was it an excuse for various artists to showcase their work, it was also a natural fit for sketch cards.
Galaxy 4 gave way to Galaxy 5 and now this January, Stary Wars Galaxy 6 is slated for release. The announcement isn't a shock as Topps has been handing out various promos for the set for months.
Taking from the files of "If it Ain't Broke, Don't Fix it," according to Previews, the set sounds awfully similar to the last release. The base set will again composed of 120 cards, including artwork from posters, comic covers and various products, as well as newly commissioned works for "Art of Star Wars" and "Art of Celebration" subsets.
Basic inserts will be Foil Cards and Etched Foil Puzzle cards, both falling 1:6 packs. Premium inserts include sketch cards (one per hobby box), Manga sketch cards, die-cut sketch cards, printing plates, autographs from original Star Wars cast members and the original artwork used in the Etched foil puzzle.
This is one of the base sets I really pay attention to as the artwork brings a new spin on a line that has been done over and over and over and over. The different and often contrasting styles are fresh and make me wish my drawing skills were better than they were. That said, there doesn't appear to be anything else that's new or different. Last time the addition of the Manga cards and cast autographs weren't huge leaps but still they were a gesture of the line evolving.
Hobby packs will have seven cards, with 24 packs in a box. Star Wars Galaxy 6 is scheduled for release on January 26, 2011.