Hi to whom may concern, My online name is TheMakerOfMatchAttax or T.M.O.M.A. for short!
"Match Attax is it not just a trading card game or is it. As I have a Interview with one of Australia's Best Match Attax collectors and he tells me the what Match Attax REALLY means to him
Why you started to collect Match Attax
I am 13 and I started collecting match attax at Christmas time last year, when I saw them at a shop called BigW at my local town and thought they were awesome! So my sister bought me the tin for my christmas. Now I have finished the 10/11 base set, star player set, star signing set, need Bednar showboat, 20 Man of the match's and 1 Hundred Club.
What you like about Match Attax
What I like about Match Attax is the excitment I have every time I open a packet. Every time I open a packet I feel like it is my first one. Also the things I like about match attax is the set how it has 465 cards plus the Limited editions and the Badges. so it takes time to finish the set. The graphics of the cards are outstanding!. My favorite cards are Hundred Clubs because even though they are really rare when you get one you feel like you have accomplished something.
Is the popularity increasing or decreasing in your area?
The popularity is steady in my area because no people collect the cards. I live in Australia so it is very hard to get cards. I live TWO hours away from PACKETS of MATCH ATTAX 10/11. I think that some people are collecting Match attax in australia though because roughly there was 150 people turning up to all the tournaments (roughly 10 at each one).
Are Limited editions a good idea?
Limited's are a good idea bacause it keeps you looking for the cards but I absoultley HATE the magazine Limited's because they are always never sold in australia. I have to drive 3 HOURS to get MOTD mag and Kick! Mag.
Design of cards good or bad?
The Design of the cards are GREAT because they are nice to touch and the showboats/star players/signings are really smooth and I dont know how you guys at topps can make the design better every year! but this years design tops them all because its easy to read (get's younger kids involved).
New game play ideas
I think you should not do anything to the gameplay because it is perfect at its current state at the moment. The way you have introduced the referee card this year was GENIUS and now its even more difficult to find the perfect tournament team.
Now as I am sitting finishing off this article, I would like to ask some questions to topps (or a moderator that knows more than me!!! :
1. why dont you sell the same starter pack in australia.
2. why are the packets and cards in australia different material.
3. why does packets of match attax cost twice as much in australia than england.
4. why is there 24 packet boxes not 100 and 200 pack boxes.
5. why cant we get the mega tin in australia.
What Match Attax is like in Australia?
In australia Match Attax is a lot more smaller than in the u.k. and most people who collect it in australia have resided in the u.k. The tournaments are a heap smaller with about 10 people competiting at each tournament in australia. There are 9 tournaments in australia. (3 in sydney, 3 in melbourne, 1 in adelade, 1 in brisbane. 1 in perth). I went to one in sydney (4 hours away from where I reside). I was knocked out in the semi final and even though I attended the tournament, I didnt recieve a regional heats card (only the national finalists do). But I did recieve 35 free packets of Match Attax (worth gold to me, Because I have to travell 2 hours to get boosters!) and I recieved in a Packet ROONEY HC.
Thanks from T.M.O.M.A.
Thanks T-man, I would really like to win because They dont sell mega tins in australia and even if I came runner-up or even didnt get a placing I wouldnnt care I am atleast getting my word out there! I am in year 8 and currently studing S.A'S in english