For those lucky enough to be present at Comic Con or Gen Con, Yu-Gi-Oh! will be celebrating with style. The official fan page reports there’ll be three exclusive game mats coming at you:
The three God Card wielders, complete with the classic artwork. I’m totally bummed I won’t be making it out; these look great. Also, note that Yugi’s artwork originated in Legendary Collection 3: Yugi’s World. Unless I’m mistaken, Kaiba and Marik’s artwork is new. There’s already strong hints (as I’ve mentioned previously) that Kaiba’s World is in the works… but is Marik also a contender?
Also, some other classic Yu-Gi-Oh! items are in stores this summer. First are the Yu-Gi-Oh! Legendary Sleeves:
Certainly seems like a fitting name. Without being much more expensive, this set includes 70 as opposed to the usual 50. Nice. Using the same design, we have a new binder:
Available in both 9-pocket, and the smaller 4-pocket versions, these binders sure do impress. Hype around Yu-Gi-Oh! seems to be at a high right now; this summer has certainly been a good one for classic fans.
With the licenses cleared for the release of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series by season, I knew it was a matter of time until we got a complete set. Well it looks like my (and a lot of others’) dreams have come true – Yu-Gi-Oh! Classic: The Complete Set features the original series in its entirety:
Already, it’s available for pre-order on Amazon; the price of $160 seems about right (I plan to get ahold of this one, but at the right price). No features are announced at this point (I’m hoping that’ll change), aside from a collectible booklet. The Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time movie is included, which is cool, but Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie isn’t. Shame. Anyways, the Facebook fan page also elaborates that this doesn’t include the Japanese version (I can’t say I was expecting that anyways), but more importantly, the Capsule Monsters series is included. Score.
Pre-order on Amazon:
When the Yu-Gi-Oh! fan page announced “big news” yesterday, I could only guess what they could be hinting at, but this is really something! It’s too early to know anything about it, but let’s hope it gets a wider release than Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time. If it’s another Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie, then we have every right to be excited.
The biggest bit of assumption is what the movie will be about. Well, it seems to be some reassurance that the logo is a hybrid between the current and classic, and they mention “bringing characters back.” Hmmm…