Joey’s World: Follow-Up and Review

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Legendary Collection 4: Joey’s World was released on October 11, 2013, and I made my predictions back in September for what might be a part of the release. Well, I ordered my set the day it was released regardless, and I was pleasantly surprised at the cards that were included. First, I’ll give a recap on what I predicted; the cards in green were included, while the cards in red were not:

  • Alligator’s Sword
  • Alligator’s Sword Dragon
  • Armored Lizard
  • Axe Raider
  • Baby Dragon
  • Battle Steer
  • Battle Warrior
  • Black Skull Dragon
  • Blackland Fire Dragon
  • Block Attack
  • Claw Reacher
  • Copycat
  • Cyber-Tech Alligator
  • Dangerous Machine Type-6
  • Destroyer Golem
  • Double Snare
  • Drop Off
  • Fairy Box
  • Fiber Jar
  • The Fiend Megacyber
  • Flame Manipulator
  • Foolish Burial
  • The Furious Sea King
  • Gamble
  • Garoozis
  • Gearfried the Iron Knight
  • Giant Trunade
  • Giltia the D. Knight
  • Goblin Attack Force
  • Graceful Dice
  • Graverobber
  • Hayabusa Knight
  • Hinotama
  • Insect Queen
  • Kagemusha of the Blue Flame
  • Karbonala Warrior
  • Kojikocy
  • Lava Battleguard
  • The Legendary Fisherman
  • Legendary Sword
  • Leogun
  • Lightning Blade
  • Little-Winguard
  • M-Warrior #1
  • M-Warrior #2
  • Mad Sword Beast
  • Magical Arm Shield
  • Marauding Captain
  • Masaki the Legendary Swordsman
  • Maximum Six
  • Metalmorph
  • Meteor of Destruction
  • Neko Mane King
  • Nutrient Z
  • Premature Burial
  • Question
  • Red-Eyes Black Metal Dragon
  • Rock Ogre Grotto #1
  • Rocket Warrior
  • Rude Kaiser
  • Salamandra
  • Sasuke Samurai
  • Shield & Sword
  • Skull Dice
  • Swamp Battleguard
  • Sword Hunter
  • Swordsman of Landstar
  • The Warrior Returning Alive
  • Skull Stalker*
  • Kageningen*
  • Meotoko*
  • Anthrosaurus*
  • Stone Armadiller*
  • Mountain Warrior*
  • Wolf*
  • Hero of the East*
  • Thousand Dragon
  • Panther Warrior
  • Flame Swordsman
  • Kunai With Chain
  • Tiger Axe
  • Breath of Light
  • Happy Lover
  • Harpie Lady
  • Card of Sanctity
  • Cyber Harpie Lady
  • Cyber Shield
  • Elegant Egotist
  • Shadow of Eyes
  • Harpie Lady Sisters
  • Harpie’s Feather Duster
  • Harpie’s Pet Dragon
  • Mirror Wall
  • Spell Reproduction
  • Trap Jammer
  • Crawling Dragon #2
  • Megazowler*
  • Serpent Night Dragon
  • Sword Arm of Dragon*
  • Uraby
  • Trakodon
  • Garnecia Elephantis
  • Armored Zombie
  • Call of the Haunted
  • Clown Zombie
  • Crass Clown
  • Crawling Dragon
  • Dragon Zombie
  • Pumpking the King of Ghosts
  • The Snake Hair*
  • Stop Defense
  • Zanki*
  • 7 Completed
  • Ancient Tool*
  • Barrel Dragon
  • Blast Sphere
  • Giganto*
  • Launcher Spider
  • Metalzoa
  • Pendulum Machine
  • Saber Slasher*
  • Slot Machine
  • Time Machine
  • Zoa
  • Dark Bat
  • Gradius
  • Limiter Removal
  • Fairy Meteor Crush
  • Michizure
  • Oni Tank T-34
  • Spikebot
  • Hannibal Necromancer
  • Three-Headed Geedo
  • Amplifier
  • Cyber Raider
  • Mesmeric Control
  • Reflect Bounder
  • Cocoon of Evolution
  • Cockroach Knight
  • Eradicating Aerosol
  • Flying Kamakiri #2
  • Gokibore
  • Insect Barrier
  • Insect Soldiers of the Sky
  • Kiseitai
  • Leghul
  • Multiplication of Ants
  • Parasite Paracide
  • Perfectly Ultimate Great Moth
  • Pinch Hopper
  • Skull-Mark Ladybug
  • Amphibian Beast
  • Flying Fish
  • Fortress Whale & Fortress Whale’s Oath
  • Great White
  • Jellyfish
  • Return of the Doomed
  • Tornado Wall
  • Umi
  • Embodiment of Apophis
  • Judgement of Anubis
  • Mystical Beast Serket
  • Temple of the Kings
  • Armaill
  • Curtain of the Dark Ones*
  • Dragoness the Wicked Knight
  • Hysteric Fairy
  • Kamionwizard
  • One-Eyed Shield Dragon
  • Painful Choice
  • Skelengel
  • Coffin Seller
  • Drillago
  • Helpoemer
  • Lava Golem
  • Legendary Fiend
  • Nightmare Wheel
  • Relieve Monster
  • Kishido Spirit
  • Emergency Provisions
  • Non-Aggression Area
  • Wandering Mummy

* Indicates TCG debut

What I’m most impressed with is that most of the OCG-exclusive cards I listed actually got released. In addition, we were also given Anthrosaurus, Sixth Sense, Tomozaurus, Little D, Bracchio-Raidus, Great Mammoth of Goldfine, and Monster Tamer for TCG debuts. Very nice, some of these I would have never expected. Though the predicted cards that didn’t get released is a little disappointing; this list was compiled of cards that Joey used and dueled against; Weevil, Mako, and Espa Roba’s cards were snubbed completely (with the exception of Insect Queen, Legendary Fisherman, and Jinzo, but those became Joey’s cards). Still, we were given a lot of coverage on Mai, Marik, and Bandit Keith’s cards, going beyond the cards they used against Joey. There were clear sections of the set dedicated to them, Rex, Bonz, and the Paradox Brothers. Also, I was completely wrong about the alternate artwork predictions. Completely. Red-Eyes didn’t get the exact same artwork as the Legendary Collection issue, but it was the one with a green background instead of blue. Close enough. The final set is still very nice (you can read up on that at Yu-Gi-Oh! Wikia), and it’s worth getting, even just for the promo cards with the box. The duel mat is also a nice touch that’s become a tradition with these sets.

As far as nitpicks go, aside from the absence of a few notable cards (as mentioned), some cards just didn’t belong; the Dark World cards are an example. A few cards are re-hashed from Yugi’s World, but they’re all still welcome here. Probably the biggest complaint I have about this set is Card of Last Will. No, I think it’s awesome that they released a card only seen in the manga/anime, and I think the new artwork looks awesome. Heck, I’m even fine that they made the effect less powerful. But what’s this I see at the bottom? “This card cannot be used in a Duel.” Wow, a bit overkill much? There’s a ban list; this shouldn’t even exist for normal cards; it’s insulting that this limitation puts this card in the same category as the Egyptian Gods and the Match Winner prize cards. And for what? You draw a maximum of 5 cards under unlikely circumstances. Whoah, that’ll really give you an unfair advantage. The reason I’m making a big deal about this is A) they already changed the effect to make it less powerful and B) this card will never be able to be used in an official duel, unless a new version is printed (unlikely). Also, Saber Slasher has had its name changed to Sword Slasher because of bad foresight when naming a new archetype. Phew, now that I’ve got that out of the way, I’d give this set a final score of 4 out of 5 stars. I was honestly surprised that some of these cards weren’t forgotten about, and I applaud Konami for assembling this set.

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~SlashMan 3/1/14

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