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2005 Inkworks Robots Trading Cards

Who doesn't like robots? Robby, Optimus Prime, C-3PO - the list could go on and on (as long as GoBots don't get a passing mention). The animated Robots tried to bring the magic of machinery to kid's movies. And while it failed to reach blockbuster status -- or even be particularly memorable -- it wasn't horrible. But being "not horrible" doesn't always translate over well to trading cards. However, 2005 Inkworks Robots trading cards might just be better than the movie they're based on. They're not particularly memorable thanks to the lukewarm response of the film, but they do stray from the typical Inkworks formula.

The 2005 Inkworks Robots base set has 90 cards. A big chunk of it is dedicated to the story but the colorful characters get plenty of attention as well.

For chase card collectors, the set is highlighted by one sketch card per hobby box. For a couple of the artists, these are reasonably priced options for getting their artwork.

Generally speaking, the sketch cards are basic compared to what's seen in a lot of today's sets. Most are either pencil drawings or ones done in markers. Some have color, but these are the exception.

A total of 12 artists contributed to the set, including Nar who has gone on to become one of the top names in this corner of the hobby. His cards for this set cost just a fraction of what you might pay for a Marvel sketch card. That said, the quality isn't the same as what it has evolved into.

It's worth noting that sketch cards are only in hobby boxes, not retail. This is actually the case with all the inserts except for Rusties to the Rescue.

Usually, this is where we'd start talking about a foil puzzle. However, Inkworks resisted here. Instead there's a fresh mix of inserts. Postcards from the Big City (six cards, 1:17) have an image that's printed on film embedded in them.Fender Bender (six cards, 1:11) is another hobby-exclusive. The cards use embossed foil to highlight quotes from the movie. Rusties to the Rescue are the only chase cards in hobby and retail packs. These use patterned foil.

Retail packs also have a set of four exclusive Foil cards.

2005 Inkworks Robots Trading Cards Checklist

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Cards per pack: 7
Packs per box: 36
Boxes per case: 10
Release Date: February, 2005

Base Set

90 cards.

1 Title Card
2 Rodney Copperbottom
3 Wonderbot
4 Cappy
5 Mr. & Mrs. Copperbottom
6 Bigweld
7 Ratchet
8 Madame Gasket
9 Fender
10 Piper Pinwheeler
11 Crank Casey
12 Lug
13 Diesel Springer
14 Aunt Fan
15 Jackhammer
16 Some Assembly Required
17 Hand-Me-Downs
18 Looking into the Future
19 Building a Baby
20 Bot Meets World
21 Creation!
22 It Works! Sort Of...
23 Failure!
24 A Life in Gear
25 Bot in the Big City
26 Directionally Snubbed
27 Loose Screw
28 Teaser Tim
29 Sez You!
30 Why Be You?
31 Don't You Love It?
32 Love at First Flop
33 Hello, You Must Be Going
34 Magnetic Melee
35 Footjacked!
36 A Head Behind
37 Emergency Repairs
38 We Have No Replacements
39 I Can Fix You!
40 Trouble Ahead
41 Gasket & Son
42 The Bot Hits the Fan
43 Fenderbonding
44 Hot and Greasy
45 No Outrage Here
46 Find Bigweld!
47 Fix Me, Please!
48 Crashing the Ball
49 On the Scrap Belt
50 Tracking Bigweld
51 Pure Genius
52 Down the Domino Trail
53 A Big Shock
54 Give Up!
55 Rodney Blows Up
56 Defeated
57 Jeepers Sweepers!
58 Heart Recharge
59 The Return of Bigweld
60 Hauling Steel
61 Outmodes on the March
62 Cornered!
63 To Victory!
64 Dishrag Dad
65 A Working Couple
66 Creative Craftsman
67 A Real Fixer-Upper
68 Jack of All Trades
69 Magnet Truck
70 I See You!
71 Just Say No!
72 Chairbot of the Board
73 Rodney Copperbottom
74 Wonderbot
75 Cappy
76 Fender
77 Piper
78 Aunt Fan
79 Bigweld
80 Ratchet
81 Madame Gasket
82 Cityscape
83 Happy Houses
84 Aunt Fan's Boarding House
85 Jackhammer's Store
86 Rustie Alley
87 Street Sweepers
88 Minion Design
89 An Evil Castle
90 Checklist

Sketch Cards

12 artists, 1:36 hobby packs.

SK.1 Dave Dorman /149
SK.2 Tone Rodriguez /528
SK.3 John Czop /300
SK.4 Chris Moreno /524
SK.5 Chad Frye /515
SK.6 Mark Dos Santos /489
SK.7 Jeff Zugale /501
SK.8 Joel A. Gomez /511
SK.9 Nar /404
SK.10 Warren Martineck /300
SK.11 Michael Kraiger /355
SK.12 Darren Auck /500

Fender Bender

6 cards, 1:11 hobby packs.

FB-1
FB-2
FB-3
FB-4
FB-5
FB-6

Foil Cards

4 cards, 1:11 retail packs.

RE-1 Rodney Copperbottom
RE-2 Crank Casey
RE-3 Fender
RE-4 Bigweld

Postcards from the Big City

6 cards, 1:17 hobby packs.

PC-1 Gateway To Invention
PC-2 Pinnacle of Success
PC-3 "Can You Shine...?"
PC-4 Crush Hour Traffic
PC-5 The Big City Revs!
PC-6 I Made It, I'm Here!

Rusties to the Rescue

9 cards, 1:11 hobby and retail packs.

RR-1 Friends to the End
RR-2 Living on Borrowed Time
RR-3 Rusties Headquarters
RR-4 Rusties Unite!
RR-5 Rekindling the Dream
RR-6 Hidden Talents
RR-7 Teens in the Big City
RR-8 Aunt Fan the Minivan
RR-9 Surprise!

Box Loaders

3 cards, 1 per hobby box.

BL-1 Piper Pinwheeler
BL-2 Fender
BL-3 Diesel Springer and Lug

Case Loader

1 card, 1 per hobby case.

CL-1 Bigweld

Promo Cards

H-2004 Christmas Card
P-1 Rodney Copperbottom - General Distribution
P-2 Ratchet - Non-Sport Update Magazine
P-3 Bigweld - Misc. Distribution
P-4 Cappy- Promo Card Encyclopedia
P-UK Fender - Cards Inc. (UK)
P-i The Rusties - Inkworks Website
R-SD-2004 Robots - San Diego Comic-Con

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