Unhinged Alternate Foils Cards

Index | 2004

Unhinged, released on November 19, 2004 is the second in a series of wacky Magic sets focusing around parodies and inside jokes in and around the world of Magic: The Gathering. Six years after the release of its predecessor Unglued, Unhinged is a second attempt to probe the public demand of tournament-illegal, nonserious Magic cards on the market. After the initially poor sales of Unglued, the originally planned and halfway developed sequel set called Unglued 2 was cancelled. Many cards and design ideas from this set and already commissioned artwork were inserted into regular expert level sets. Over the years, however, Unglued gained reputation and the public request for another Unglued-like set became louder, until Wizards of the Coast finally decided to give it another try.

The set consists of 141 different cards. Like Unglued, all the cards are silver-bordered except the five black-bordered basic lands which are highly desired because of their nonstandard layout. Some of the foil versions of these cards instrumentalize the foil layer itself for additional visual effects. The set is only available in English due to the difficulty to translate all the funny connotations

Hidden message
Much like Unglued before it, each card in the Unhinged set, including Super Secret Tech has a single word printed on the bottom of the card after the artist's name and card number. When all cards are placed in the proper order with other cards in the series they spell out a "secret message" detailing cards that allegedly did not make it into the set. Placing all the Unhinged cards in reverse alphabetical order will cause the following message to appear:

"Here are some more cards that didn't make it: Moronic Tutor; Lint Golem; Wave of Incontinence; I'm Quitting Magic; Bob from Accounting; Castrate; Mishra's Bling Bling; Dead Bunny Isle; Circle of Protection: Pants; Time Fart; Sliver and Onions; Kobold Ass Master; Thanks, Barn; Mild Mongrel; Robo-Samurai; Obligatory Angel; Chump-Blocking Orphan; Wrath of Dog; Celery Stalker; Hugs-a-lot Demon; Assticore; Codpiece of the Chosen; Hurl; What the Cluck?!; Nachomancer; Scrubotomy; Arcbound Noah; Darksteel Spork; Look at Me, I'm Accounts Receivable; Hydro Djinn; Bad Stone Rain Variant; S.O.B.F.M.; Pinko Kami; Purple Nurple; Form of Uncle Istvan; Them's Fightin' Wards; Spleen of Ramos; Fifteenth Pick; Squizzle, Goblin Nabizzle; Zombie Cheerleading Squad; Two-Way Myr; Bone Flute 2: Electric Boogaloo; Magic Offline; Nutclamp; Bwahahahaaa!; Dragon Ass; Phyrexian Sno-Cone Machine; Chimney Pimp; R.T.F.C.; Greased Weasel; Flame War; We Don't Need No Stinkin' Merfolk; Ting!; and Disrobing Scepter (again!)."

One card, called Super Secret Tech, only exists as a foil rare card and technically affects the foil card concept as a whole. Its rarity is supposedly ten times more common than that of other Unhinged foil rare cards.

Unhinged Promo window sticker

Unhinged Sheet of Promos stickers

Gleemax promotional rubber brain for the launch of Gleemax.com

Ach! Hans, Run! It's Unhinged!, Feature Article
The Spoken Word, Articles Home
The Un Starts Now, Making Magic
Bottled Up, Daily MTG
Un and Games, Making Magic
Unhinged Basic Lands, Magic Arcana
Unhinged FAQTIWDAWCC (Frequently Asked Questions That If We Didn't Answer Would Cause Chaos), Rules
Unhinged or No?, Making Magic
Unhinged Logo Concepts, Magic Arcana
Yet Another Unhinged Preview, Feature Article
Tijuana Nights, Magic Arcana
Gleemax, Feature Article
Having Un, Making Magic
Behind the Scenes of Unhinged, Daily MTG
Mining the Past, Making Magic
Blast from the Past, Magic Arcana
Wizards of the Coast press release about Gleemax.com
Get It? Unhinged Edition, Part 1, Making Magic
Get It? Unhinged Edition, Part 2, Making Magic
The Un-Ending Saga, Part 1, Making Magic

Unhinged Ultra-Rare Cards
Unhinged Arena League Promos Cards
Release Events Promos
Unhinged Foil 'specials' topic on the forum
Unglued 2

2004 - Unhinged Alternate Foils Cards
00148/140 DisrobingFoilAesthetic ConsultationDavid "Help Me" MartinUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES 
0022/140 Don'tFoilAWOLStephen TappinUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES 
00349/140 WeFoilBad AssThomas M. BaxaUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES 
00472/140 FlameFoilBlast from the PastDouglas ShulerUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES 
0054/140 Machine;FoilCardpeckerRichard SardinhaUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES 
0069/140 Two-WayFoilEmceeQuinton HooverUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES 
00756/140 SquizzleFoilFarewell to ArmsRon LemenUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES 
00877/140 UncleFoilFrazzled EditorJim PavelecUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES 
009121/140 ofFoilGleemaxRichard ThomasUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES 
01078/140 Nurple;FoilGoblin MimeFranz VohwinkelUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES 
01134/140 Variant;FoilGreater MorphlingGreg "Six-Pack" StaplesUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES 
012101/140 HydroFoilKeeper of the Sacred wordDany OrizioUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES 
013103/140 Me.FoilLaughing HyenaMark PooleUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES 
014122/140 atFoilLetter BombDaniel GelonUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES 
015123/140 NachomancerFoilMana ScrewMike RaabeUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES 
016104/140 Hurl;FoilMonkey Monkey MonkeyLiz DanforthUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES 
01782/140 Chosen;FoilMons's Goblin WaitersPete VentersUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES 
018124/140 Assticore;FoilMox LotusKevin DoblerUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES 
019125/140 Demon;FoilMy First TomeHeather HudsonUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES 
020106/140 ofFoilOld FogeyDouglas ShulerUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES 
02144/140 Onions;FoilRichard Garfield, Ph.DDave DormanUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES 
022109/140 Pants;FoilShoe TreeFrancis TsaiUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES 
02320/140 DeadFoilStanding ArmyRandy GallegosUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES 
024128/140 QuittingFoilTime MachineJohn AvonUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES 
02590/140 ofFoilTouch and GoBen ThompsonUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES 
02667/140 makeFoilWhen Fluffy Bunnies AttackRay LagoUnhinged boosters2004-11-20YES