Memories of the Duel King and More

As we know, the deck, Memories of the Duel King was released not too long ago:
http://shriek.twoday.net/stories/604936293/
In short, it’s a very solid deck, which seems to be based off the deck Yugi’s grandfather handed down to him (hence the five pieces of Exodia). This is the first time a deck’s been put out with Exodia, and I’m glad that they at least did it with Yugi. As it turns out, Electromagnetic Turtle, Slifer the Sky Dragon, a Token, and Voyage to the Kingdom were promotional cards, apart from the deck (like with the Legendary Collections), so you can’t discount the cards that were clearly used after Battle City. Other than that, the only cards that are inaccurate are Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning, Dark Magician Girl, and Detonate. Though both of them are rooted in cards already used by Yugi, so that makes it a little more acceptable (though there already is a copy of the original Black Luster Soldier). With just 40 cards, it gets to the point of what it sets out to do, even if it does leave out some famous Yugi cards (Horn Imp, Magician of Black Chaos, Book of Secret Arts, etc). The set is also awesome because it introduces Electromagnetic Turtle to the game, with an effect very similar to the way Yugi used him. It also uses the classic artworks of Dark Magician and Dark Magician Girl. Just awesome. Add in awesome packaging (which includes an inner box designed to look like Yugi’s Millennium Puzzle Box), and a nostalgic pamphlet, and you’ve just properly wished the OCG a happy 15th birthday.

Now, what about a TCG release? All cards in the deck, except Griffore have been released, but it’d be nice to get the same bundle. Well, according to the link, there’s already reports of it being brought overseas… and then two more releases to round out the original series. We’ll have to wait to get more coverage, but it seems the next decks will commemorate Battle City, and then the Ceremonial Battle. What’s exciting about that report is we’ll be getting the long OCG-exclusive Pandora/Arkana Dark Magician (yes!), and the anime-exclusive Dark Renewal, in addition to Buster Blader and the Magnet Warriors. Battle City has probably been my favorite arc, and it looks like this release will live up to it…

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