23 September 2013

The other side September Edition #3: Cyber Dragon Structure Deck and final OCG Gold Series

In this last part of looking at upcoming OCG products, I'm going to be talking about the Cyber Dragon Structure Deck and the final OCG Gold Series.

Cyber Dragon Structure Deck

December will have the next Structure Deck in the OCG. We already knew it was going to be a Cyber Dragon related Structure Deck, but in the latest V-Jump we got a sneak peek at the first reprinted cards, together with the cover monster.

Cover Monster: Cyber Dragon Nova (Rank 5 LIGHT Machine XYZ, requires 2 Lv. 5 machines): “Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 "Cyber Dragon" in your Graveyard; Special Summon that target. Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can banish 1 "Cyber Dragon" from your hand or your side of the field; this card gains 2100 ATK until the End Phase. If this card is sent to the Graveyard by your opponent's card effect: You can Special Summon 1 Machine-Type Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck..”

First thing that you should know: While Cyber Twin Dragon and Cyber End Dragon are the intended Fusion monsters to summon after this card is destroyed, you can also summon Barbaroid the Ultimate Battle Machine. If I can give you a hint: stock up on them while they’re cheap (due to the Star Pack reprint). Once this structure deck is out, I think we’re going to see a lot of Barbaroids.

Next to this interesting XYZ, the first reprints also have been announced. They are the following:

  • Cyber Dragon (duh, it's a Cyber Dragon SD)
  • Cyber Dragon Zwei
  • Solar Wind Jammer
  • Cyber Twin Dragon
  • Super Polymerization (remember, this also works OUTSIDE of HERO decks)
  • Transmodify (LOL)

Yes, you read that correctly: Transmodify: The secret rare from Judgment of the Light that went to 40-something dollars just before YCS Toronto (the price dropped a little, but not that much).

I can understand its presence in the Structure deck (Special summon Cyber Dragon, normal summon Zwei, use Transmodify to turn it into a Lv. 5 Light Machine, overlay into Cyber Dragon Nova); but the question remains if Konami will keep that card in the TCG variant (Please don’t remove it!).

Other cards will probably include all LIGHT Cyber monsters, other Light Machines (like Biofalcon, Blue Thunder T-45, etc) and general LIGHT/Machine support (Shining Angel, Honest, etc).

Will this card be in the TCG variant or not?
All bets are open!

Gold Series 2014

Similar to last year’s Gold Edition of the TCG, the January Gold Edition will be the final OCG-variant of this release (awh, no more gold cards :-( ).

For TCG, this has zero impact, but it’s always fun to look at the other side, no?

This Gold Series will have the three Egyptian Gods. And if I can guess, it will be the Battle Pack 2 variants (you know, the original art with the actual effect).

Other confirmed cards are Tour Guide, Elemental HERO Prisma and Imperial Iron Wall. But the set will also include a few NEW cards. It's a strange place to put some new cards in, but I guess we'll see once they're revealed.

And for this last gold set, the OCG-folks have the ability to choose three of the Gold cards in this set (though from a 15-card cardpool). If you understand Japanese, you can go and vote as well on this link. The choices are the following:

Pick your poison

You can vote from September 20 until October 21st (not 21/09-20/10, like a lot of other sites mention).


That's it. No mention of other promo cards as of yet (V-Jump promo's for example), but the end of the year should have more of those.

On a side-note, last weekend was Alter Reality Games first (self-organized) big event in the US(the ARG circuit), which Patrick Hoban won with Dragon Rulers. I'll see if I can get more info on that later this week (I'm kind of busy with work, so I dunno if I'll be able). In the meantime, check the blogs of Lord Invishil and Rudest Awakaning on that topic. Or check the ARG coverage itself.

Until next time, V out.

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