The set was announced in a press release from GE Fabbri Ltd. on 11 February 2008, and launched in March 2008 with a a special issue of the magazine which included four packs of cards. Additional packs were also available for purchase separately.
The Ultimate Monsters series consisted of a further 225 cards, numbered 601-825 featuring characters from both the "Classic" & "New" series, up to and including the most recent episode TV: Voyage of the Damned. They were split into the following categories:
185 (C) Common cards (8 in every pack) 25 (R) Rare cards (1 in every pack) 10 (SR) Super-Rare cards (1 in every 6 packs) 5 (UR) Ultra-Rare cards (1 in every 24 packs) 1 Golden Ticket card (1 in every 1000 packs)