Joey’s World Predictions

With the announcement of Legendary Collection 4: Joey’s World, the fan community is once again heavy with anticipation, especially after the amazing collection that was Legendary Collection 3: Yugi’s World. Though that leaves us with more questions; Yugi’s World covered the original era pretty extensively; so what’s left for Joey’s World to cover?

Well, a lot of Joey’s key cards were intentionally left out of Yugi’s World, and I have a feeling we’re about to see them in this reissue. Already, a few cards have been mentioned; we have some Tokens (Sheep Tokens and Lamp Tokens). Nothing too special; the Sheep Tokens had previously been released, and the Lamb Tokens were never actually used by Joey. But then we have the confirmation of Blue Flame Swordsman, Harpie Lady Phoenix Formation and Card of Last Will (used by Joey, Mai and Marik, respectively). Suddenly, things get very interesting. Here we have an instance of cards exclusive to the TV show still being made into real-life cards many years after the fact. Even if those were the only exclusive cards to the set, that alone would justify the purchase in my book.

LC04-BoosterENBut wait, there’s more! Pictures of the box give further clues as to what’s going to be released in the Mega Packs. On the box, we can see Gilford the Lightning, Jinzo, Gearfried the Swordmaster and Time Wizard. Some of Joey’s most famous monsters, it’ll be a treat to see them this time around. Though have you noticed anything missing? Yes, Joey’s key card, the Red-Eyes B. Dragon isn’t present, but there’s no doubt

RedEyesBDragon-LC01-EN-UR-LEit’s going to be in the set. Following the trend of Dark Magician, it will probably be the same artwork established in the original Legendary Collection (see left).  Also, the summoning cards of the Tokens(Scapegoat and Stray Lambs) will also most likely be present. But beyond those, everything else is speculation, so while we wait for more info on the set list, I’d like to take this time to guess what else might be in store for us. Some may be more realistic than others, but I’m really hoping they somewhat follow it.

Let’s be honest, most of Joey’s key cards have been rereleased into oblivion. Which is why alternate artworks spice things up with new releases. Here are some alternate artworks that previously only existed in the OCG that would be perfect contenders for this set.

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Thousand Dragon – In early Duelist Kingdom, this was Joey’s trump card, and it’s only fitting that this sweet limited edition Japanese alternate artwork is brought over to the US for this occasion.

 

 

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Panther Warrior – Another limited edition artwork that is prime for a US release. An interesting angle on the card we all know so well.

 

 

 

FlameSwordsman-GSB-JP-UScRFlame Swordsman – Alright, this is just awesome. Flame Swordsman never looked as cool as he does in this Japanese-only alternate artwork. The original Flame Swordsman has been released many times over the years, but this art was neglected. It’s inevitable that Flame Swordsman will appear in this pack (he’s Joey’s favorite card, after all), but I’m hoping they go bold and use this art.

 

KunaiwithChain-P5-JP-URKunai with Chain – As with the previous two, this card received a limited edition treatment in the form of a different artwork, exclusive to the OCG.

 

 

 

Tiger AxeTiger Axe – Here’s an alternate artwork Joey actually used… well sort of. In the US dub of the show, the original Tiger Axe artwork was mysteriously replaced with its Japanese alternate artwork. For collectors like myself, I’d really appreciate that they finally release this version. Though since Yugi’s World was fairly heavy on Normal monsters used by Yugi, I have a feeling we’ll be seeing Tiger Axe in some form or another.

 

Gilford the LightningGilford the Lightning – This actually isn’t an alternate artwork, this is the original artwork, it’s just that players in the US have only seen the redrawn artwork so far. And this may not seem like such a big deal, but the original version was Joey’s card (see picture)! It’s one of Joey’s most notable cards, but hasn’t received a proper release… but if you’ll look at the box art, you’ll see that it features the newer artwork of Gilford. Which pretty much means that we probably won’t be getting Joey’s Gilford, but we can still hope.

 

 

RedEyesBDragon-T3-JP-URRed-Eyes B. Dragon – This one is the granddaddy of them all, one of the most famous Yu-Gi-Oh! cards in general, let alone Joey’s key card. While I’ve stated earlier that Red-Eyes will most likely be released under the original Legendary Collection artwork, there are still a few other options. For Red-Eyes, it’s safe to say that they’ve tired out its alternate artworks. Most have been reduced to common slightly above rarities. If anything, I’d almost prefer a Secret Rare release of the original Red-Eyes artwork, which was the one used by Joey. But if Konami really wanted to be awesome, they could take one of their finest artworks out of the vault… from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Asian Tournament prize card. This artwork may just be the best Red-Eyes has ever looked, and for good reason; it’s a one-of-a-kind prize card for the top fifth finisher. Not to detract from the value of this artwork, but if they just gave it one release under Joey’s World, I’d be more than happy.

But aside from alternate artworks, some of Joey’s cards haven’t received TCG releases period. While not his most noteworthy cards, they still have their place in Yu-Gi-Oh! history:

  • Skull Stalker
  • Kageningen
  • Meotoko
  • Anthrosaurus
  • Stone Armadiller
  • Mountain Warrior
  • Wolf
  • Hero of the East

The first two are actually pretty notable in being some of the first Duel Monsters ever shown on the TV show (and shown in most of the openings). I won’t go into cards that haven’t been released at all, because there is such a marginal chance of the anime-only cards being released that it’s not even worth listing them (except maybe Dragon Nails).

Now, here’s the cards used by Joey that have been released in the TCG before (and haven’t been released in Yugi’s World) for most of these cards, there’s a high probability that we’ll be seeing them in this set. The later the card appeared in the series, the higher the probability of it being featured.

  • 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 (for Flame Swordsman)
  • 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

Now onto the final predictions: as shown in Yugi’s World, the cards included were not exclusive to the titular character, but also includes cards used by their notable rivals, and just cards from the era. I’m not big on Yu-Gi-Oh! R, so I won’t go too far into that. Here are some notable cards that didn’t show up in Yugi’s World that may have a place in Joey’s World:

  • Breath of Light (used by Téa Gardner)
  • Happy Lover
  • Harpie Lady (used by Mai Valentine)
  • Card of Sanctity
  • Cyber Harpie Lady
  • Cyber Shield
  • Elegant Egotist
  • Shadow of Eyes
  • Harpie Lady Sisters
  • Harpie’s Feather Duster (alternate artwork)
  • Harpie’s Pet Dragon
  • Mirror Wall
  • Spell Reproduction
  • Trap Jammer
  • Crawling Dragon #2 (used by Rex Raptor)
  • Megazowler*
  • Serpent Night Dragon
  • Sword Arm of Dragon*
  • Uraby
  • Trakodon
  • Garnecia Elephantis (used by Bandit Keith)
  • Armored Zombie (used by Bonz)
  • 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 (both versions) (used by Bandit Keith)
  • Metalzoa
  • Pendulum Machine (both versions)
  • Saber Slasher*
  • Slot Machine
  • Time Machine
  • Zoa
  • Dark Bat (used by Duke Devlin)
  • Gradius
  • Limiter Removal
  • Fairy Meteor Crush
  • Michizure
  • Oni Tank T-34
  • Spikebot
  • Hannibal Necromancer (used by Rare Hunter)
  • Three-Headed Geedo
  • Amplifier (used by Espa Roba)
  • Cyber Raider
  • Mesmeric Control
  • Reflect Bounder
  • Cocoon of Evolution (used by Weevil)
  • 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 (used by Mako Tsunami)
  • Flying Fish
  • Fortress Whale & Fortress Whale’s Oath
  • Great White
  • Jellyfish
  • Return of the Doomed
  • Tornado Wall
  • Umi
  • Embodiment of Apophis (used by Odion)
  • Judgement of Anubis
  • Mystical Beast Serket
  • Temple of the Kings
  • Armaill (used by Johnson)
  • Curtain of the Dark Ones*
  • Dragoness the Wicked Knight
  • Hysteric Fairy
  • Kamionwizard
  • One-Eyed Shield Dragon
  • Painful Choice
  • Skelengel
  • Coffin Seller (used by Marik)
  • Drillago
  • Helpoemer
  • Lava Golem
  • Legendary Fiend
  • Nightmare Wheel
  • Relieve Monster
  • Kishido Spirit (used by Valon)
  • Emergency Provisions (used by Solomon Muto)
  • Non-Aggression Area
  • Wandering Mummy

* Indicates OCG exclusive

~SlashMan 9/3/13 – Card images from Yu-Gi-Oh! Wikia

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