In case you haven’t heard, Ant-Man and Wasp will be released as “foldable” triple-identity cards.
What’s that all about?! Well, let’s dig in.
On the recent Marvel Champions Gen Con Online stream, developer Caleb Grace confirmed that Ant-Man and Wasp will utilize folding cards similar to the ones used for the Transformers TCG.
Evidently, this idea came from Andrew Navarro, former head studio at Fantasy Flight Games/FFG.
In short, Ant-Man and Wasp can swap between three forms at will, just like how any identity can “flip” once per turn innately. This includes an alter-ego, tiny and giant form. You can find more info on Ant-Man’s identity here, and more on Wasp’s identity here.
So what does that mean for card storage?
Well, there’s options.
Use sideloading sleeves
FFG says that the cards are great quality, and do not inherently require sleeves or storage. The sturdiness of Transformers TCG cards backs this up, so long as they are the same technology.
You can also store them regularly. This video from YouTuber Vangelus walks us through the process for sleeving folding cards.
Oversized sleeves let you sleeve the entire card, though it won’t let you bend it.
Ultimate Guard sells oversized sleeves too.
Use a special toploader
One other option is the Transformers TCG Sliding Combiner Toploader from this Etsy store.
Here are the icons that you can use for the customized toploader logos from ourintrepidher0 on Reddit:
Stitchblades, also on Reddit, even made a 3D-printable slider!
Community member Torian created their own 3D-printable tray too, which you can download here.
Cut them up (carefully)
Community member Mark Stewart came up with this handy guide for slicing foldable cards, based on a tutorial for Transformers TCG.
Mark says this method works best when toploaded.
Make your own
Keep the original card sleeved
Alex Jones came up with this ingenious solution to keep the Ant-Man hero card in a single sleeve: just have a board provide the Giant stats, so you never have to unfold it and reference it.
Store Ant-Man and Wasp in a giant box
Larger deck boxes can fit these pre-sleeved or giant-mechanism-bound foldable cards.
There are lots of options, from cheap to expensive. Craft stores sell boxes by the dozen, and here is a cheap wooden box that will have room for both Ant-Man and Wasp decks. You can also opt for the BCW Prime X4 Gaming Box.
There are also larger binder pages for larger cards. Keep in mind that although the Transformers TCG is ending, there are a lot of storage options for foldable cards out there in the wild right now.
Here’s what they look like
Here is a gallery of the Ant-Man hero card displayed loosely, inside of the above Dragon Shield Perfect Fit Clear Sideloaders, and the Transformers CCG sliding toploader!
The box is an Ultra Pro “Deck Box Dual Mana Flip” storage solution. The top does not fully close, but it does fit two Etsy toploaders and has room for both Ant-Man and Wasp decks.