Collect and trade digital 'Star Wars' cards with iOS app

Trading card company Topps has a new iOS app that lets "Star Wars" fans collect and trade digital trading cards of their favorite characters with anyone in the world.

Anthony Domanico
CNET freelancer Anthony Domanico is passionate about all kinds of gadgets and apps. When not making words for the Internet, he can be found watching Star Wars or "Doctor Who" for like the zillionth time. His other car is a Tardis.
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Here are the cards I've collected so far in Topps' Star Wars: Card Trader app. Screenshot by Anthony Domanico/CNET

If you're a big fan of "Star Wars" and collecting things, these are the digital trading cards you're looking for.

A new app from Topps, the company that basically made trading cards popular, has come out with an app for iOS devices that lets users collect and trade digital trading cards featuring characters, locations and vehicles from all the movies in the series, including ""="" shortcode="link" asset-type="article" uuid="41260b7c-c7c9-40b6-b9f1-016e977c0772" slug="meet-finn-rey-bb-8-and-kylo-ren-star-wars-character-names-revealed" link-text="characters from the upcoming " section="news" title="Meet Finn, Rey, BB-8 and Kylo Ren: 'Star Wars' character names revealed" edition="us" data-key="link_bulk_key" api="{"id":"50890dc0-16d3-4a1b-a193-6073309902be","slug":"guy-opens-old-magic-the-gathering-deck-stumbles-on-27000-card","contentType":null,"edition":"us","topic":{"slug":"culture"},"metaData":{"typeTitle":null,"hubTopicPathString":"Culture","reviewType":null},"section":"news"}"> as well as "Clone Wars" and "Rebels" -- and even digital replicas of licensed paper cards from 30 years ago. More "The Force Awakens" cards will be released as the film's December opening date nears.

The Star Wars: Card Trader app launched in the App Store on Wednesday, so anyone with an iOS device and an Internet connection can download the app and begin collecting their digital cards.

The company will offer a few digital card packs for free every day, with additional packs available to purchase so you can put thousands of dollars into your digital card collection just like you did with your paper trading cards.

As you'd expect, higher-priced packs contain more premium cards as well as a better chance of finding rarer cards you can potentially sell for a decent amount of money. You start off with 25,000 credits, good for a handful of decks, but not the premium ones.

If you really want to get into "Star Wars" digital trading cards, you can download the free app to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch from the App Store. And may the digital Force be with you.

(Via Gizmodo Toyland)