Monday, 29 April 2013

Duelist Pack Corner 5a: Duelist Pack Weevil Underwood

And we are back again with another Duelist Pack Corner. Duelist Pack Corner 5 is gonna be twice the excitement because it will be splitted into 2 entries with 2 duelist packs!

Introducing Duelist Pack Weevil Underwood and Duelist Pack Rex Raptor!

Firstly, introducing Duelist Pack Weevil in today's entry (Duelist Pack Rex Raptor will be introduced at a later date!)

Duelist Pack Weevil will contain 42 cards in total: Collect all "1 ghost rare", "2 secret rares", "5 ultimate rares", "3 ultra rares", "5 super rares", "8 rares" and "18 commons" in this awesome set! Inclusive in this set is also 5 brand new, never seen before cards!

Includes 42 cards:
1 Ghost Rare
2 Secret Rare
5 Ultimate Rare
3 Ultra Rare
5 Super Rare
8 Rare
18 Common

DPWU-EN000 - Inzektor Dragonfly (Ghost Rare)
DPWU-EN001 - Basic Insect (Ultra Rare)
DPWU-EN002 - Big Insect (Super Rare)
DPWU-EN003 - Gokibore
DPWU-EN004 - Hercules Beetle
DPWU-EN005 - Killer Needle
DPWU-EN006 - Larvae Moth
DPWU-EN007 - Cocoon of Evolution (Rare)
DPWU-EN008 - Great Moth
DPWU-EN009 - Perfectly Ultimate Great Moth (Ultimate Rare)
DPWU-EN010 - Flying Kamakiri #2
DPWU-EN011 - Pinch Hopper
DPWU-EN012 - Parasite Paracide (Rare)
DPWU-EN013 - Inzektor Centipede (Ultra Rare)
DPWU-EN014 - Inzektor Hornet (Rare)
DPWU-EN015 - Inzektor Giga-mantis (Rare)
DPWU-EN016 - Inzektor Ladybug (Ultra Rare)
DPWU-EN017 - Inzektor Hopper
DPWU-EN018 - Aztekipede, the Worm Warrior
DPWU-EN019 - Doom Dozer
DPWU-EN020 - Kamakiriman (Super Rare)
DPWU-EN021 - Insect Queen (Ultimate Rare)
DPWU-EN022 - Dreadscythe Harvester
DPWU-EN023 - Inzektor Exa-Stag (Secret Rare)
DPWU-EN024 - Inzektor Exa-Beetle (Rare)
DPWU-EN025 - Insect Neglect
DPWU-EN026 - Worm Bait
DPWU-EN027 - Verdant Sanctuary
DPWU-EN028 - Spiders' Lair (Rare)
DPWU-EN029 - Cell Division (Ultimate Rare)
DPWU-EN030 - Multiplication of Ants
DPWU-EN031 - Insect Barrier (Rare)
DPWU-EN032 - Eradicating Aerosol
DPWU-EN033 - Laser Cannon Armor
DPWU-EN034 - Insect Armor with Laser Cannon (Ultimate Rare)
DPWU-EN035 - Inzektor Sword - Zektkaliber (Super Rare)
DPWU-EN036 - Insect Imitation (Super Rare)
DPWU-EN037 - Torrential Tribute (Ultimate Rare)
DPWU-EN038 - Lair Wire (Super Rare)
DPWU-EN039 - DNA Surgery (Rare)
DPWU-EN040 - Infinite Dismissal
DPWU-EN041 - Mimic (Secret Rare)

New Cards:

DPWU-EN002 - Big Insect (Super Rare)

Level 4/ Earth/ Insect/ 1200/ 1500
A giant ant that dwells in the jungle, it is powerful whether attacking or defending.

DPWU-EN020 - Kamakiriman (Super Rare)

Level 4/ Earth/ Insect/ 1150/1400
A man-shaped mantis with two razor-sharp scythes.

DPWU-EN029 - Cell Division (Ultimate Rare)

Spell/ Normal
Select 1 face-up Level 3 or lower Insect-type monster you control. Special summon 1 "Cell Division Token" that has the same original Level, Type, Attribute, ATK and DEF as the selected monster.

DPWU-EN034 - Insect Armor with Laser Cannon (Ultimate Rare)

Spell/ Equip
An Insect-Type monster equipped with this card increases its ATK by 700 points.

DPWU-EN041 - Mimic (Secret Rare)

Trap/ Normal
Activate only when a face-up Insect-Type monster you control is targeted for an attack. Return that monster to the hand, and Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower Insect-Type monster from your hand. That monster becomes the new attack target.

Thats the end of Duelist Pack Weevil Underwood, please look forward to Duelist Pack Rex Raptor thats coming soon!

Friday, 26 April 2013

The Flame Challenge Begins!

For the past few days, I have been reliving my childhood by watching the Pokemon anime. While watching the Sinnoh region series, I noticed this pokemon called "Infernape". A fire monkey certainly reminds me of the Yu-Gi-Oh! card "Flamvell Poun". Out of interest, I created a playmat of these two creatures, below are the images.

For Yu-Gi-Oh!

And heres one for Pokemon as well!

Hope you guys like these designs!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Delights in Recent Sets

Hi guys! As people who know me should know, I really love playing "Jinzo Returner" decks, and I have played them ever since "Light Of Destruction OCG version" was released. So I have always been looking for new ways to strengthen the deck and make it more consistent. Luckily for me, Konami was nice enough to release some indirect support for "Jinzo Returner" decks in the last two sets, "Judgment Of The Light" and "Lord Of The Tachyon Galaxy".

Here are the cards!

Name: Pinpoint Guard
Set: Lord Of The Tachyon Galaxy
Set Number: LTGY-JP069
Rarity: Rare
Card Type: Trap (normal)
Effect: When an opponent's monster declares an attack: Target 1 Level 4 or lower monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon it in face-up Defense Position. It cannot be destroyed by battle or by card effects this turn.

So whats so good about "Pinpoint Guard" in "Jinzo Returner" decks? As "Armageddon Knight" is a crucial piece of card in the deck, it will be a bonus if its effects can be used repeatedly, and that is where "Pinpoin Guard" comes into the picture.

When you have an "Armageddon Knight" in your graveyard, and your opponent declares an attack, use "Pinpoin Guard" to special summon "Armageddon Knight" back to your field. "Armageddon Knight's" effect can then trigger to send a "Jinzo" or a "Jinzo Returner" from your deck to the grave, with the latter being able to help you special summon a "Jinzo" from your graveyard as well (essentially making this card a +1)

If you do not have any "Armageddon Knight", but have a "Jinzo Returner" in your graveyard, it will work as well, simply special summon it back to the field, and when it is sent to the graveyard, you can special summon "Jinzo" from your graveyard again.

This card can work just as a pure defence mechanism as well. When your opponent declares a direct attack (especially when you are low on lifepoints), use "Pinpoint Guard" to special summon a monster back to the field in defense position. Since it can neither be destroyed by battle or card effects, it will help you to stay alive for a comeback next turn.

Overall, "Pinpoint Guard" can be an awesome card in "Jinzo Returner" decks and I would rate it a 8.5/10

Name: Exceed Reception (Xyz Reception in the TCG version)
Set: Judgment Of The Light
Set Number: JOTL-JP060
Rarity: Common
Card Type: Spell (normal)
Effect: Target 1 face-up monster you control; Special Summon 1 monster from your hand with the same Level as that target. Its ATK and DEF become 0, and its effects are negated.

"Exceed Reception" is also a good card to use in a "Jinzo Returner" deck. When you use the effect of "Jinzo Returner" to special summon a "Jinzo" from the graveyard, you can then use "Exceed Reception" to special summon another Level 6 monster from your hand. This way, you can Exceed Summon using the two level 6 monsters, while at the same time ensuring that the "Jinzo" special summoned by the effect of "Jinzo Returner" won't be wasted since it will be destroyed at the end phase of the turn.

Other than using this card to special summon level 6 monsters, you can also instant summon a "Jinzo" on your first turn by using this card. First, normal summon "Armageddon Knight" to send a copy of "Jinzo" from your deck to the graveyard. Secondly, activate "Exceed Reception" to special summon another level 4 monster from your hand. Overlay "Armageddon Knight" and the special summoned level 4 monster fro "Lavalval Chain". Use the effect of "Lavalval Chain" to send a copy of "Jizno Returner" from your deck to the graveyard. Then you would be able to special summon the "Jinzo"

Alternatively, when you normal summon "Armageddon Knight" with a copy of "Jinzo" already in your graveyard, you can use the effect of "Armageddon Knight" to send a copy of "Jinzo Returner" to the graveyard instead. Then, special summon "Jinzo" with the effect of "Jinzo Returner". Activate "Exceed Reception" to special summon another Level 4 DARK monster, overlay "Armageddon Knight" and the other level 4 dark monster to summon "Number 66: Master Key Beetle" and use its effect to protect "Jinzo". That way, "Jinzo won't be destroyed at the end phase by the effect of "Jinzo Returner".

"Exceed Reception" is a good card to use in "Jinzo Returner" decks althought it can be situational at times, I would rate it 6.5/10

Name: Number 66: Master Key Beetle
Set: Judgment Of The Light
Set Number: JOTL-JP054
Rarity: Rare
Card Type: Monster (Rank 4/ Dark/ Insect/ 2500/ 800/ Exceed/ Effect)
Effect: 2 Level 4 DARK monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to target 1 other card you control; while this card is face-up on the field, that target cannot be destroyed by card effects. If this card would be destroyed, you can send 1 of those targets to the Graveyard instead.

As previously mentioned, "Number 66: Master Key Beetle" can be used to protect "Jinzo" from the destruction effect of "Jinzo Returner" at the end phase, so that you can ensure the "Jinzo" that is special summoned will not be wasted.

Furthermore, "Number 66: Master Key Beetle" also has a decent attack point of 2500. If your opponent has a monster that has 2500 attack on the field (e.g "Stardust Dragon"), and you have "Number 66: Master Key Beetle" and a "Jinzo Returner" on the field, you can use the effect of "Number 66: Master Key Beetle" on your "Jinzo Returner", After that, attack your opponent's "Stardust Dragon" using "Number 66: Master Key Beetle".

Although both monsters should be destroyed in battle since they have the same attack points, you can send the "Jinzo Retuner" to the graveyard to prevent the destruction of "Number 66: Master Key Beetle" instead. Since the sending of "Jinzo Returner" to the graveyard will be the last thing to happen, you can then special summon a copy of "Jinzo" from your graveyard to hit him/her for another 2400 damage. Your opponent loses "Stardust Dragon", you lose "Jinzo Returner" but gain a "Jinzo" instead. In Main Phase 2 of the turn, you can then use "Exceed Reception" to special summon another level 6 to Exceed Summon for a Rank 6 to prevent wastage of the "Jinzo".

"Number 66: Master Key Beetle" will be an instrumental card in many successes with the "Jinzo Returner" decks in the future and I would rate it 8/10

I hope you like the card reviews today and just to add on, I have added a new video bar on the right side of this page, titled "Video Of The Week". For this week, we have "SimplyUnlucky's" box opening of a First Edition "Metal Raiders" Box, so do enjoy, and until next time, bye!

Monday, 22 April 2013

Duelist Pack Corner 4: Duelist Pack Bakura

"Dark clouds cover the skies as evil rises. The Millennium Ring descends upon Earth as the world is once again plunged into darkness. The balance of good and evil is yours to keep, as the duelist who wields the power of "Duelist Pack - Bakura" will be the one to maintain this balance!"

Duelist Pack Bakura will contain 42 cards in total: Collect all "1 ghost rare", "2 secret rares", "5 ultimate rares", "3 ultra rares", "5 super rares", "8 rares" and "18 commons" in this awesome set! Inclusive in this set is also 3 brand new, never seen before cards!

"The fate of Earth now lie in your hands as the power of Duelist Pack - Bakura is now yours!"

Hi guys, exams have been really hectic for me in the last month, and since I have some spare time now, I thought I would do up a new Duelist Pack after Duelist Pack Joey Wheeler, Duelist Pack Mai Valentine and Duelist Pack Pegasus.

Presenting to you.......Duelist Pack Bakura!

Includes 42 cards:
1 Ghost Rare
2 Secret Rare
5 Ultimate Rare
3 Ultra Rare
5 Super Rare
8 Rare
18 Common

DPRB-EN000 - Change Of Heart (Ghost Rare)
DPRB-EN001 - Doma The Angel Of Silence
DPRB-EN002 - Jowgen The Spiritualist
DPRB-EN003 - Puppet Master
DPRB-EN004 - Doomcaliber Knight (Secret Rare)
DPRB-EN005 - Man-Eater Bug (Ultra Rare)
DPRB-EN006 - Mask Of Darkness
DPRB-EN007 - Morphing Jar
DPRB-EN008 - Morphing Jar #2 (Ultra Rare)
DPRB-EN009 - The Earl Of Demise (Super Rare)
DPRB-EN010 - Earthbound Spirit
DPRB-EN011 - Gernia
DPRB-EN012 - Goblin Zombie (Rare)
DPRB-EN013 - Headless Knight
DPRB-EN014 - Dark Necrofear (Super Rare)
DPRB-EN015 - Dark Ruler Ha Des (Super Rare)
DPRB-EN016 - Sangan (Rare)
DPRB-EN017 - Diabound Kernel (Ultimate Rare)
DPRB-EN018 - The Portrait's Secret
DPRB-EN019 - White Magicial Hat
DPRB-EN020 - Gorz The Emissary Of Darkness (Ultimate Rare)
DPRB-EN021 - Spirit Message "I" (Rare)
DPRB-EN022 - Spirit Message "N" (Rare)
DPRB-EN023 - Spirit Message "A" (Rare)
DPRB-EN024 - Spirit Message "L" (Rare)
DPRB-EN025 - Dark Designator
DPRB-EN026 - Exchange
DPRB-EN027 - The Shallow Grave (Super Rare)
DPRB-EN028 - Ectoplasmer
DPRB-EN029 - Multiply
DPRB-EN030 - Monster Reborn (Ultra Rare)
DPRB-EN031 - Souls Of The Forgotten
DPRB-EN032 - Spirit Illusion (Ultimate Rare)
DPRB-EN033 - Destiny Board (Rare)
DPRB-EN034 - Mirror Tablet (Ultimate Rare)
DPRB-EN035 - Just Desserts (Super Rare)
DPRB-EN036 - Call Of The Earthbound
DPRB-EN037 - Zoma The Spirit
DPRB-EN038 - Bottomless Trap Hole (Secret Rare)
DPRB-EN039 - Dark Spirit Of The Silent
DPRB-EN040 - Dark Mirror Force (Rare)
DPRB-EN041 - Mirror Force (Ultimate Rare)

New cards:
DPRB-EN017 - Diabound Kernel

Level 5/ Dark/ Fiend/ Effect/ 1800/ 1200
Once per turn, you can equip this card to a face-up monster your opponent controls, OR unequip it to Special Summon this card. The equipped monster loses ATK equal to this card's original ATK. If the equipped monster is destroyed by battle, Special Summon this card. If this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle, it also gains that monster's effect(s).

DPRB-EN032 - Spirit Illusion

Spell/ Equip
After activation, Special Summon 1 "Doppelganger Token" with the same ATK, DEF, Level, Attribute, and Type as the equipped monster. This Token gains the same effects as the equipped monster. If this card is removed from the field, destroy the "Doppelganger Token".

DPRB-EN034 - Mirror Tablet

Trap/ Normal
Activate only during the turn an opponent's monster destroyed a monster you controlled by battle. Select 1 face-up monster you control. It gains ATK equal to half the original ATK of one of your opponent's monsters that destroyed a monster you controlled by battle. Those monsters must battle this turn.