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SDCC 2018: Transformers Trading Card Game First Look

The Transformers Trading Card Game is a fast, easy-to-learn action battling card game designed for two players. Players build a team of Transformers character cards and power them up with a customizable deck of battle cards.

At San Diego Comic-Con 2018 we got our first look at the cards and game with an exclusive as well as getting a chance to talk to one of the individuals behind the game.

The Transformers Trading Card Game Convention Edition contains two Transformers character cards (Cliff jumper – Renegade Warrior and Slipstream – Strategic Seeker) and two battle cards (All-Out Attack and Tandem Targeting System) not available in the Autobots Starter Set or the Transformers Trading Card Game Booster Packs.

We open up the exclusives pack and you can see what you’ll be getting when the game rolls into stores later this year.

The Transformers Trading Card Game is out this September.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Starter Deck: Codebreaker Out Today

Whether you’re a seasoned Duelist or a newcomer just finding their footing, the future is now in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game (TCG). This July, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. prepares to usher in a new generation of competitors, and delves into the past to weave an electrifying future. Starter Deck: Codebreaker is the gateway to glory for new Duelists, guided by the coveted Linkuriboh! Then, a new dawn approaches on the Cybernetic Horizon: fan-favorite themes return, new strategies arise, and Ritual Monsters are reborn like never before in the next big booster set.

Ready to start your Dueling journey? Starter Deck: Codebreaker is your portal into the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, offering new Duelists a ready-to-go Deck filled with strong cards selected for ease of play. Built to teach the basics of Dueling and Link Summoning, you can combine Starter Deck: Codebreaker with “Cyberse” monsters and “Code Talker” Link Monsters from releases like Structure Deck: Cyberse Link and Extreme Force to grow your Deck as you improve your skills. Starter Deck: Codebreaker even includes the essential Link Monster Linkuriboh to jumpstart your Dueling career – a powerful card never released before in Latin American and European territories.

Starter Deck: Codebreaker launches on July 13 with 45 cards: 2 Ultra Rares, 3 Super Rares, and 40 Commons, and includes 1 Beginner’s Guide and 1 Game Mat. MSRP: $9.99 per box.

Classic monsters and powerful themes from Dueling’s most treasured eras are unleashed in all-new forms with the Cybernetic Horizon booster pack! Ritual Monsters are back and better than ever, with two new versions of the devastating Ruin, Queen of Oblivion and the world-shattering Demise, King of Armaggedon. The Cyberse power-up with new Ritual versions of Cyberse Wizard and their very own “Paladin” monster in the tradition of Paladin of White Dragon!  Plus, both strategies wield powerful Ritual Spells that make repeat Ritual Summons easier than ever before.

Then, a new tribe of monsters built on Link Summoning enter the fray! Legendary Link Monsters let you Special Summon their servants to the Monster Zones they point to, using them to bolster their own attacks. New cards for the Gouki, Dragunity, “Borrel” Dragon, and “Cyber Dragon” themes make Cybernetic Horizon one of the most anticipated releases of the year, while powerful highlights – like an incredible new Field Spell that turns your high-Level monsters into a powerful draw engine, and the long-awaited arrival of the DARK Attribute Elemental Lord – bring untold power to established strategies.

Finally, the Noble Knights take up their Arms and return to battle once more! Noble Knight Custennin is an explosive Special Summon granting extra Normal Summons to help you assemble your party. Overlay your Noble Knights to unleash Sacred Noble Knight of King Custennin, a Rank 4 field-sweeper that bounces opposing cards! When it’s destroyed, King Custennin replaces itself with another “Noble Knight” Xyz Monster from your Extra Deck, holding the line against your opponent’s forces.

The Cybernetic Horizon breaks on July 27, a 100-card set with 8 Secret Rares, 10 Ultra Rares, 14 Super Rares, 20 Rares, and 48 Commons. MSRP: $3.99 per 9-card pack.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss this September

Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss spans the 5 previous iterations of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga and animated series starting with the original, then moving through GX, 5D’s, ZEXAL, and ARC-V! Focusing primarily on famous rivals like Seto Kaiba and Zane Truesdale, this booster continues to power-up popular strategies based around famous monsters like Blue-Eyes White Dragon and Cyber Dragon!

Following up from Legendary Collection Kaiba, Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss includes cards to power up both regular Blue-Eyes White Dragon Decks as well as versions of the Deck that employ the Ritual Summoning tactics introduced in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack.

By combining the Deck basics from Legendary Dragon Decks with the new cards from Cybernetic Horizon, Duelists can create a brand-new Cyber Dragon strategy that employs Link Summoning, Xyz Summoning, and Fusion Summoning all in one Deck!

Returning from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, Crow’s Blackwings make their first appearance since The Dark Illusion with a new Synchro Monster inspired by the very first Blackwing Synchro Monster: Blackwing Armor Master! This new Level 10 Synchro Monster is guarded against all other card effects and lets you gain control of – and later destroy – monsters that dare to activate their effects!

If you’re looking for “Photon” and “Galaxy” monsters to use with your Number 90: Galaxy-Eyes Photon Lord from Battles of Legend: Relentless Revenge, look no further because Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss also includes new cards for Kite’s “Photon” Deck from Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL!

Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss also includes cards representing famous scenes from the anime series, like the fateful match selection of the Battle City Finals, and Kite’s ruthless “Photon Hand” technique he uses to claim “Number” monsters from his foes.

The complete set of Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss contains 55 cards.*

*Set content and set size subject to change.

Konami Releases New Info on the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Cybernetic Horizon Special Edition Super Rare Variant Reprints

If you’re looking to get some additional value with Cybernetic Horizon, look no further than the Cybernetic Horizon Special Edition for theYu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game! Each box includes 3 booster packs of Cybernetic Horizon, along with 1 of 2 Super Rare variants of sought-after cards, either Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy or SPYRAL Super Agent, as well as 1 of 2 Super Rare variant preview cards from the upcoming Fall 2018 booster set!

Past and present collide in Cybernetic Horizon, the first 100-card booster set of the 2018-2019 Dueling season! This set modernizes popular themes from the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX5D’s, and ZEXAL eras, provides brand-new Link Monsters, and new cards to bolster strategies introduced in Code of the DuelistCircuit BreakExtreme ForceFlames of DestructionDark Saviors, and more! Here’s just some of what you have to look forward to!

  • Upgrade your Cyber Dragon Deck for the new era of Dueling! Cyber Dragon returned in last year’s Legendary Dragon Decks, and Cybernetic Horizon includes brand-new cards for Cyber Dragon Decks, including a Link Monster that grafts its 2100 ATK on to other Machines!
  • Famous Ritual Monsters return! Demise, King of Armageddon was once the king of competition. Now, new forms of Demise as well as Ruin, Queen of Oblivion tell the tale of these memorable monsters. You’ll also find Cyberse Ritual Monsters, and new cards to help assemble the required components of a Ritual Summon without spending your all-important Normal Summon for the turn!
  • A speck of dust on a camera lens, or a monster hiding in plain sight? Monsters have allegedly walked, swam, and flown among us since the beginning of recorded history, but no one has been able to produce solid evidence of their existence – until now! These monsters lurk in your hand and force your opponent to try and discover them. If they fail, the monster is Summoned to your field and you draw a card!

You can also find new cards for strategies like Mekk-Knight, Neo-Spacian, Dragunity, Noble Knight, Sky Striker, and more!

Each Cybernetic Horizon Special Edition contains: 3 Cybernetic Horizon booster packs, along with 1 of 2 Super Rare variants of sought-after cards, either Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy or SPYRAL Super Agent, as well as 1 of 2 Super Rare variant preview cards from the upcoming Fall 2018 booster set.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Structure Deck: Powercode Link is available Friday, August 10

Create brand new Link Summoning combinations with Structure Deck: Powercode Link! This Deck features a new “Code Talker” Link Monster plus LINK-2 and LINK-3 monsters you can Summon using any monsters, and whose Link Arrows all point to your own Main Monster Zones!

Structure Deck: Powercode Link is a great second step for Duelists who started Dueling with Starter Deck: Codebreaker. Co-Link your Transcode Talker from Starter Deck: Codebreaker with Powercode Talker to boost both monsters by 500 ATK and make them untargetable by opposing card effects! The added protection helps keep Powercode Talker ready to make double-powered attacks every turn.

For Duelists that like to live dangerously, a new Field Spell Card gives you a chance to Special Summon a random Cyberse-Type Link Monster directly from your Extra Deck without having to Link Summon or use any monsters as materials. But to claim that reward, you must take 2000 or more damage from one battle or card effect, simulating Playmaker’s “Storm Access” skill from the animated series!

Each Structure Deck: Powercode Link contains 43 cards:

38 Commons
3 Super Rares
2 Ultra Rares
1 Beginner’s Guide
1 Double-sided Deluxe Game Mat/Dueling Guide

 

Konami Has released More Info on the 2018 Yu-Gi-Oh! Mega-Tins

Out August 30, Konami has dropped more information on what we can expect for the 2018 Mega-Tins for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game. Each tin retails for $19.99.

Each Tin includes three 16-card Mega-Packs containing cards from Maximum CrisisCode of the DuelistCircuit Break, and Extreme Force. These Mega-Packs use the traditional “1 card of each foil rarity” plus a Rare and 12 Commons configuration native to the Mega-Tins, and all cards appearing in the Mega-Packs will be included in their original booster set rarity, so you could have another chance to get popular cards like Borreload DragonDragonic DiagramEvenly Matched, or Saryuja Skull Dread.

Each 2018 Mega-Tin will also include additional non-randomized variant cards, as well as one unique new card designed specifically for that Tin! These new cards are based on the Decks used by Jaden and Yusei, the heroes of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s manga and animated series respectively, and are depicted on the Tins with the characters.

  • For Jaden, master of huge comebacks, say hello to Elemental HERO Nebula Neos, a new Contact Fusion that can refill your hand, negate a card’s effect until the end of turn, and banish everything on the field! A special Spell Card to help support this new Elemental HERO will be included in an upcoming product.
  • For Yusei, who makes the most of every card in his Deck, look for Junk Speeder, a new Synchro Monster that fills your field with Tuner monsters! It can also double its ATK when battling a monster the same turn you Synchro Summon it.

Each 2018 Mega-Tin is sold separately.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Gets an Advent Calendar and Cybernetic Horizon Special Edition

Coming this holiday season, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Advent Calendar is here to honor the old-time tradition of counting down the days to Christmas, in a way fit for a Duelist!

The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Advent Calendar contains 24 doors, full of holiday-themed cards to add to your collection and power up your Decks. Box of Friends, Toy Magician and many more cards can be found to get Duelists into the holiday mood!

Each Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Advent Calendar contains: 14 Super Rares and 10 Ultra Rares

If you’re looking to get some additional value with Cybernetic Horizon, look no further than the Cybernetic Horizon Special Edition! Each box includes 3 booster packs of Cybernetic Horizon, along with 1 of 2 Super Rare variants of sought-after cards as well as 1 of 2 Super Rare variant preview cards from the upcoming Fall 2018 booster set!

Past and present collide in Cybernetic Horizon, the first 100-card booster set of the 2018-2019 Dueling season! This set modernizes popular themes from the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, 5D’s, and ZEXAL eras, provides brand-new Link Monsters, and new cards to bolster strategies introduced in Code of the Duelist, Circuit Break, Extreme Force, Flames of Destruction, Dark Saviors, and more! Here’s just some of what you have to look forward to!

  • Upgrade your Cyber Dragon Deck for the new era of Dueling! Cyber Dragon returned in last year’s Legendary Dragon Decks, and Cybernetic Horizon includes brand-new cards for Cyber Dragon Decks, including a Link Monster that grafts its 2100 ATK on to other Machines!
  • Famous Ritual Monsters return! Demise, King of Armageddon was once the king of competition. Now, new forms of Demise as well as Ruin, Queen of Oblivion tell the tale of these memorable monsters. You’ll also find Cyberse Ritual Monsters, and new cards to help assemble the required components of a Ritual Summon without spending your all-important Normal Summon for the turn!
  • A speck of dust on a camera lens, or a monster hiding in plain sight? Monsters have allegedly walked, swam, and flown among us since the beginning of recorded history, but no one has been able to produce solid evidence of their existence – until now! These monsters lurk in your hand and force your opponent to try and discover them. If they fail, the monster is Summoned to your field and you draw a card!

You can also find new cards for strategies like Mekk-Knight, Neo-Spacian, Dragunity, Noble Knight, Sky Striker, and more!

Each Cybernetic Horizon Special Edition contains: 3 Cybernetic Horizon booster packs, along with 1 of 2 Super Rare variants of sought-after cards as well as 1 of 2 Super Rare variant preview cards from the upcoming Fall 2018 booster set.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG: Kaiba Corporation Card Sleeves and Deck Case this September

Kaiba Corporation is an industry leader in Dueling system technology. However, sometimes a transformative approach is necessary to meet customers’ needs, and those can be more basic than holographic projection interfaces. Introducing, the Kaiba Corporation Card Sleeves!

These next-generation Card Sleeves are designed for optimal performance where it matters most, in real world usage. Featuring the signature Kaiba Corporation circuitry design along with the stunning KC logo on top of a pearl white base with a holographic frame, each pack contains 50 sleeves specifically designed to meet tournament regulation standards.

*Product title and design subject to change.

Your Deck is your most prized procession as a Duelist, and Kaiba Corporation understands that you value its protection. This has led to the introduction of the cutting-edge Kaiba Corporation Deck Case!

Slimmer than previous models, the Kaiba Corporation Deck Case’s streamlined design is the perfect fit for your Main, Side, and Extra Deck. The Deck Case is available exclusively in a pearl white frame with a translucent, azure blue base to help you keep an eye on your cards. This design features the signature Kaiba Corporation circuitry pattern and a holographic KC logo. To maximize efficiency, each Deck Case also includes a Deck Divider, boasting a complementary style, to help you keep organized so you can focus on the Duel at hand.

*Product title and design subject to change.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! 2018 Mega-Tin is Out this August

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game 2018 Mega-Tins bring the heat this Summer with some of the past year’s most popular cards AND brand-new cards designed specifically for these Tins! Each Tin includes three 16-card Mega-Packs containing cards from Maximum Crisis, Code of the Duelist, Circuit Break, and Extreme Force. These Mega-Packs use the traditional “1 card of each foil rarity” plus a Rare and 12 Commons configuration native to the Mega-Tins, and all cards appearing in the Mega-Packs will be included in their original booster set rarity.

Each 2018 Mega-Tin will also include additional non-randomized variant cards, as well as one unique new card designed specifically for that Tin! These new cards are based on the Decks used by Jaden and Yusei, the heroes of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s manga and animated series respectively, and are depicted on the Tins with the characters.

  • For Jaden, master of huge comebacks, a new “Elemental HERO” Contact Fusion that can refill your hand, negate a card’s effect until the end of turn, and banish everything on the field! A special Spell Card to help support this new Elemental HERO will be included in an upcoming product.
  • For Yusei, who makes the most of every card in his Deck, look for a new Synchro Monster that fills your field with Tuner monsters! It can also double its ATK when battling a monster the same turn you Synchro Summon it.

Each 2018 Mega-Tin is sold separately. The 2018 Mega-Tins will be available Friday, August 31st.

New Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Releases this April and May!

Forces of shadow and fire are set to strike the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game (TCG), as Konami launches three new releases this Spring! Structure Deck: Lair of Darkness and the Dark Saviors special booster pack work together for a conspiracy of dark Dueling forces, but a purging blaze and a brilliant new light erupts in Flames of Destruction!

January’s Structure Deck: Wave of Light delivered a shining era of Dueling radiance, but wicked forces were lying in wait. Structure Deck: Lair of Darkness ushers in an army of fiends, demons, and legendary lords of the underworld, all united in a pact of subterfuge and sacrifice. New masters of malevolence like Darkest Diabolos, Lord of the Lair and Lilith, Lady of Lament work with the Lair of Darkness Field Spell to Tribute monsters and unleash twisted effects.  The catch? You don’t always have to Tribute your own monsters…

Packed with support for the DARK Attribute and brandishing a mix of classic ghouls and new tricks that can rend your opponent’s hand and Deck asunder, Structure Deck: Lair of Darknessengulfs the Dueling world in shadow on April 20.  Each Structure Deck contains 2 Ultra Rare Cards, 3 Super Rare Cards, 36 Common Cards, a Token Card, a Beginner’s Guide, and a Double-Sided Deluxe Game Mat/Dueling Guide.  MSRP: $9.99 per box.

Defying the darkness, a spark explodes to a shining blaze!  Flames of Destruction is the latest 100-card booster pack in the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS era, featuring new support for established Decks, the return of the fan-favorite Elemental Lords, and a new tribe of Link Monsters that elevate Link Summoning entirely.

The new Link Monsters fit in almost any Deck thanks to their flexible Link Materials, and they offer tremendous rewards in return for careful planning: co-link them with other Link Monsters to cut the costs of their effects, and upgrade their abilities in the process! The co-link mechanic has never been better, as these monsters give Duelists more reason to think about where and how they build their fields.

The four Elemental Lords have long stood as some of the most powerful monsters in all of Dueling, but Flames of Destruction brings a new Lord to the fight: Summon it when you have exactly 5 LIGHT monsters in your Graveyard and you’ll wield the power of Raigeki, destroying all opposing monsters in one vengeful blast.  Lightworn and Fairy Duelists take note – reinforcements are on the way!

Speaking of reinforcements, the Elemental Lords have gained a following: a new monster theme that live to serve, they search your “Elemental Lord” monsters from your Deck, block your opponent’s plays, and adjust your Graveyard to make Summoning the Elemental Lords even easier.  Combined with new cards bearing the “Trickstar,” “Vampire,” “Topologic,” and “Trap Hole” names, as well as tricky new Trap Cards to suppress your rivals, Flames of Destruction is set to sear its brand onto the tournament scene.

Duelists can get a preview of Flames of Destruction at Sneak Peeks scheduled for April 28 and/or April 29 at participating Official Tournament Stores (OTS). Duelists can find more information and a list of locations online. The Flames of Destruction booster pack is available May 4 with 100 cards total: 8 Secret Rares, 10 Ultra Rares, 14 Super Rares, 20 Rares, and 48 Commons. MSRP: $3.99 per 9-card pack.

Finally, May closes out with another booster pack release … and another dose of darkness!  Dark Saviors is a 60-card all-foil set with themes that can stand on their own, but that also form powerful strategies with cards from Extreme Force and beyond. Fans of the longstanding Vampire theme from the early days of Dueling will find new cards to enslave your opponent’s monsters, building on releases from Structure Deck: Lair of Darkness and Flames of Destruction.

Who will fend off the darkness? How about some heroes Fur Hire!  A swashbuckling team of tagalong troublemakers that always travel together, the “Fur Hire” monsters overcome the odds with sheer numbers.  Easy to play but powerful on the battlefield, their teamwork makes the dream work for novice Duelists and seasoned competitors alike. Or look to the sky!  Soaring high above, the cloud faring heroine known as Sky Striker Ace is armed with an arsenal of high-velocity tech tricks.  Each of her weapon modules let her adapt to the situation at hand, and the more modules you play the more powerful they get.

Dark Saviors creeps from the shadows on May 25, a 60-card release with 20 Secret Rares and 40 Super Rares. MSRP: $3.99 per 5-card pack.

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