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Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 02/14/2007

Happy Valentine's Day! I got a postcard in the mail for the new Strike of Neos Sneak Peek. Here's the link to find when and where your sneak peek is: http://entertainment.upperdeck.com/yugioh/en/wannaduel/sneakpreviews/default.aspx





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 02/13/2007

READ THIS ARTICLE ON THE SPECIAL PROMO CARD FOR THE NEXT SNEAK PEEK ON STRIKE OF NEOS! http://4kids.tv/forum/showthread.php?t=330959





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/28/2007

I found the new Machine's Re-Voltstructure deck at Target!





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/26/2007
Source: Newsletter

Shonen Jump Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship unveils a brand new prize card, Crush Card Virus, at Orlando, Florida! On January 27, Upper Deck Entertainment and Unity Entertainment invite duelists from around the world to compete in a Shonen Jump Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship. The winner of the tournament will receive a decked-out gaming laptop and a brand new promo card, Crush Card Virus, while other top finishers will win prizes including an 80GB iPod Photo, Sony PSPs, and Nintendo DSs. A second Crush Card Virus will be given out to the top player in the side events. For more information, please visit http://www.ude.com/sjc





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/25/2007
Source: CardHaus.com Newsletter






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/21/2007
Source: Newsletter

Shonen Jump Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship unveils a brand new prize card, Crush Card Virus, at Orlando, Florida!

On January 27, Upper Deck Entertainment and Unity Entertainment invite duelists from around the world to compete in a Shonen Jump Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship. The winner of the tournament will receive a decked-out gaming laptop and a brand new promo card, Crush Card Virus, while other top finishers will win prizes including an 80GB iPod Photo, Sony PSPs, and Nintendo DSs. A second Crush Card Virus will be given out to the top player in the side events.

For more information, please visit www.ude.com/sjc





Reporter: ericpurnell8
Date: 01/17/2007
Source: email

In spring 2007 there is a yu-gi-oh event and it's about meeting all the Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duelists and Dueling them and You Don't need a deck because you can borrow one from them and the date and time is unknown but it's going to be at Toys'R Us so tell everybody to check their local Toys R Us and ask about the event and you can get a free scapegoat token card because the one in Salisbury Maryland is having the event





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/01/2007
Source: Newsletter






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 12/22/2006
Source: Metagame.com

Dan Scheidegger of Upper Deck Entertainment’s Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG R&D Department issued the following e-mail to all judges!

Dear Judges,

Effective immediately, “Cyber-Stein” is Forbidden for Advanced Format tournaments, and Limited for Traditional Format tournaments. This change will be reflected on the web page later today. We hope your players enjoy this holiday present from UDE & Konami.

Dan Scheidegger
Game Designer
Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG R&D
Upper Deck Entertainment

P.S.—Please send your Holiday wishes to “Cyber Twin Dragon,” it’s going to be a little lonely this season.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 12/19/2006

Starting on December 22, 2006, McDonald's is starting a brand new promotion with 20 all new promo cards including Flute of Summoning Kuriboh, Elemental Hero Electrum, Elemental Hero Mudballman, and White-Horned Dragon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://yugioh.com/gx/checklist.pdf  = the checklist, you need adobe acrobat to open the file

http://yugioh.com/gx/  = web site is in FLASH.

I also got a diploma from Dueling Acadamy School (see the trivia section)!





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 12/05/2006
Source: Pojo.com

I've already personally seen these at Target stores!

Here's some Card Collecting Elemental Heroes Holiday News for you: Just in time for the holiday season, Upper Deck Entertainment is releasing two (2) sweet new items for fans of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX -- the Elemental Hero Collections Volumes 1 & 2. Each Elemental Hero Collection comes with four (4) booster packs of the latest Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME sets, plus four (4) Secret Rare variant foils of some of Jaden’s most popular monsters, the Elemental Heroes! This is the best way yet to foil up your Yu-Gi-Oh! GX deck, giving it some shine and sparkle to dazzle your friends and foes alike! As a special bonus, each Elemental Hero Collection also comes with a fold-out posters showing a Fusion Guide, outlining all the possible combinations of Elemental Heroes. Duelists can find the Elemental Hero Collections at nearby Target and local tournament stores.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/29/2006
Source: Konami.com

Yu-Gi-Oh! Spirit Called - Price: $49.99
http://www.konami.com/Konami/ctl3810/cp20104/si1792824/cl1/yugioh_spirit_caller






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/28/2006
Source: Konami.com

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Ultimate Beginner's Pack Only Available at KONAMI.COM - Price: $49.99 http://www.konami.com/Konami/ctl3810/cp20105/si1587730/cl1/yugioh_gx_ultimate_beginners_pack_only_available_at_konamicom






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/12/2006
Source: CardHaus.com newsletter

Yu-Gi-Oh! 2006 Series 2 Tins are in stock at cardhaus.com! Each Tin Set will Contain: 1 Secret Rare Promo Foil Variant, 2 Cybernetic Revolution Booster Packs, 1 Elemental Energy Booster Pack, 1 Shadow of Infinity Booster Pack, 1 Enemy of Justice Booster Pack, 1 Duelist Handbook, and the Tins to hold your cards in! The 3 tins are: Uria, Lord of Searing Flames - E-Hero Shining Flare Wingman - Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/07/2006
Source: metagame.com

Two hot news items have just come in! It looks like UDE has announced a couple of surprise products for the holiday season.

The first product is the Elemental Hero Collection. This will be a two-box item, with a Collection #1 and a Collection #2.

Each Collection box will come with four Elemental Hero cards with Secret Rare foil tech, four booster packs, and a Fusion Guide poster showing all the possible Fusion combos between the Elemental Hero monsters. For fans of Elemental Heroes, this sounds like a great way to add some new foil cards to your deck. Depending on which Heroes were printed as Secret Rares, it will be possible to have an all-foil Elemental Hero deck soon.

Sources say that the Elemental Hero Collections should be out within a week or two (seen in Sunday's Target book in the Sunday newspaper adds!).

The second item is Ultimate Edition 2. You might remember Ultimate Edition 1, which came out around this time last year and included two packs of Dark Revelation 2 plus the long-awaited Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon card. UDE has announced that Ultimate Edition 2 will contain the equally long-awaited Dragon Master Knight! This Level 12 Fusion of Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon and Black Luster Soldier has 5000 ATK and DEF, plus 500 more for every Dragon on your side of the field.

The Dragon Master Knight was originally created by Yugi and Kaiba to battle against the Five-Headed Dragon (recently released in the Dinosaur’s Rage Special Set). So it looks like UDE gave us a twofer by having Dragon Master Knight follow hot on the heels of Five-Headed Dragon. Yugi and Kaiba used this monster again in Season 4 while battling Dartz, although the monster name was changed on the anime to Master of Dragon Soldier. But it looks like UDE decided to stick with the original name from Season 1.

Details on the contents of the Ultimate Dueling Guide included in this product are still mysterious, although insider sources have hinted that it will include a “history of the game” feature tracing the story of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG since the Yugi/Kaiba starter decks back in 2002.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 10/28/2006
Source: CardHaus.com newsletter

Yu-Gi-Oh! 2006 Series 2 Tins are available to pre-order at cardhaus.com! Each Tin Set will Contain: 1 Secret Rare Promo Foil Variant, 2 Cybernetic Revolution Booster Packs, 1 Elemental Energy Booster Pack, 1 Shadow of Infinity Booster Pack, 1 Enemy of Justice Booster Pack, 1 Duelist Handbook, and the Tins to hold your cards in! The 3 tins are: Uria, Lord of Searing Flames - E-Hero Shining Flare Wingman - Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 10/26/2006

The Five-Headed Dragon has been spotted on eBay! (SD09-ENSS1)






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 10/20/2006

UpperDeck Newsletter: Shonen Jump's Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship Hits Seattle, Washington

On October 28, Upper Deck Entertainment and Cascade Games will welcome duelists from around the world to compete in a Shonen Jump Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship. The winner of the tournament will receive a decked-out gaming laptop and a Shrink promo card. Other top finishers will win prizes including Sony PSPs, Nintendo DS Lites, and an 80 GB iPod Photo. A second Shrink will be given out to the top player in side events.

For more information, please visit www.ude.com/sjc.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 10/19/2006

UpperDeck Newsletter: Shonen Jump Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship

Be a part of the Shonen Jump Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship and duel for unprecedented prestige and prizes. Among the first place prizes are a laptop computer and an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG card! Top finishers will receive prizes such as PSPs, Nintendo DSs, and iPods.

The tournament will be run using the Advanced format, and the Top 8 finalists will receive invitations to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG U.S. National Championship. The tournament begins on Saturday, November 18, at 11:00 AM, with the Top 8 being held Sunday at 9:00 AM.

For more information about the Yu-Gi-Oh! Shonen Jump Championship, please visit www.yugiohchamps.com.





Reporter: Toon Exodia
Date: 10/12/2006

The next Yu-Gi-oh Sneak Preview Promo Card for the set of CyberDark Impact IS NOT Magician's  Valkyria card. Instead it a Shonen Jump Magazine promo in this months Issue of Shonen Jump. Then next month it says in Shonen Jump that Toon Dark Magician Girl will be a promo in the magazine in the next issue.





Reporter: Toon Exodia
Date: 10/08/2006

Yu-Gi-Oh Video Gaming news the PSP Yu-gi-oh GX Tag Force Game will have the 3 following promo cards. . Thanks to HalfDemonInuyas of a Yu-gi-oh Forum  for translating the effects of these monsters.
 
 
.Mystical Beast - Cross Wing
Light/Beast-Warrior/4/1300/1300
As long as this card exists in your Graveyard, increase the ATK strength of all monsters with "Mystical Beast" in its name by 300 point.

Mystical Beast - Wild Horn
Earth/Beast-Warrior/4/1700/0
When this card attacks with an ATK that is higher than the DEF of your opponent's Defense Position monster, inflict the difference as Battle Damage to your opponent's Life Points.

Mystical Beast - Thunder Pegas
Light/Beast-Warrior/4/700/2000
This effect can be activated when your opponent declares an attack. Remove this card from your Graveyard from play to reduce the Battle Damage done to a monster on your side of the field that includes "Mystical Beast" in its card name to 0.





Reporter: Toon Exodia
Date: 10/07/2006

there have been rumors about what the Anniversary Card will be for Shonen Jump but here are the following cards that are RUMORS ONLY!! Note that only one card will be in shonen jump. Not for sure as these are just rumors I read on a Yu-gi-oh forum

Five God Dragon
 
Victory Dragon
 
Dragon Master Knight - Fusion between Blue Eyes Ultimate and Black luster soldier





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 09/27/2006

There is an eBay seller who is having a pre-sell of the new Yugioh Champion Packs, due out mid October! These will replace the previously used Tournament Packs.






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 09/23/2006

The next Yugioh Sneak Peek Promo Card has been spotted on eBay!






Reporter: Jackie
Date: 09/13/2006

Release of Yu-Gi-Oh Capsule Monsters Part 2 DVD

"Hey today I got the new DVD release of Yu-Gi-Oh Capsule Monsters Part 2.  I've just finished watching it and it was great.  Yugi and the gang needs to finish the three remaining trials and they get more monsters on the way.   Shadi makes an appearance in the movie.  I won't spoil it because it will be on Saturdays on 4KIDS.Fox.  I'm surprised the TV version shows deleted scenes from the movie."





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 09/12/2006

New Yugioh GX tins have been spotted on eBay!






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 08/18/2006

This is NOT a rumor, this actually happened yesterday!!! The new ban list, due to go into effect September 1st instead of October 1st, was posted on http://www.upperdeckentertainment.com/yugioh/en/forbidden.aspx for about 6 hours, then was removed. I was able to print it before they removed it. Here's what the original changes were to be:

Forbidden Cards: NEW! Chaos Sorcerer, Snatch Steal, Thousand-Eyes Restrict, Tsukuyomi

Limited to 1: NEW! Future Fusion, Gravity Bind, Magician of Faith, Nobleman of Crossout, Ring of Destruction, Spirit Reaper, Ultimate Offering

Semi-Limited: NEW! Exiled Force, Giant Trunade, Reckless Greed, Wall of Revealing Light. NEW! The following cards are no longer limited: Drop Off, Emergency Provisions, Lightening Vortex, Reflect Bounder

Why was the list removed? They may have forgotten some cards or wanted to prevent more one-turn-kill options, such as limiting Cyber Stein to 1 or banning it completely.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 08/17/2006

New episodes of Yugioh GX start next Monday @ 5:30 PM on Cartoon Network.

New episodes of the all new series Yugioh Capsule Monsters starts this September on 4Kids.TV, which is on most Fox stations Saturday mornings and some UPN affiliates on Sunday mornings.





Reporter: Toon Exodia
Date: 08/08/2006

Apparenty gamestop has removed the link from its site of the GBA Yu-gi-oh GX Ultimate pack which said it was coming out on October 2nd. So Perhaps the listing on Gamestop was the same thing as the one listed on the www.konamistyle.com





Reporter: Toon Exodia
Date: 08/07/2006

There is a cool deal going on the in the Konami Style Store online. Anyway It is called the Yu-Gi-oh GX Ultimate Beginners Pack. Whether or not this is the same thing as the Yu-gi-oh GX Ultimate Pack GBA listed on the Gamestop website that is being released in October I am not sure. Below is what the site says and a link to the site. It is $49.99 plus shipping.

http://www.konamistyle.com/b2c_kden/b2c/init.do

If you have never played Yu-Gi-Oh! before, this is a great introduction into the world of dueling. This special package features Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Duel Academy for the GBA, tutorial DVD, Starter Deck of trading cards, and exclusive trading cards.

Features - Includes Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Duel Academy (GBA), a Starter Deck of Trading Cards, Jaden and Chazz Duelist Packs, a Training DVD, and a set of Exodia cards








Reporter: Toon Exodia
Date: 07/28/2006

Gamestop now has a new release date for the Yu-gi-oh GX Ultimate Pack which I have been puzzled about what the contents of this GBA Game are. Anyway the New Release date is October 2nd,2006 instead of August 1st. Below is a link to site:

Also listed on Gamestop it looks like their is a New Yu-gi-oh Nintendo DS game coming out called Yu-gi-oh Spirit Summoner which is coming out December 1st. I say its about time they came out with a second Yu-gi-oh Themed Game for Nintendo DS.

GBA Game http://www.gamestop.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=160730

DS Game: http://www.gamestop.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=180215





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 07/27/2006
Source: AnimeNewsNetwork.com


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 25, 2006--Yu-Gi-Oh! and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Headline Program Line up with Exclusive Premieres of Never-before-Seen Episodes


4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE) will soon give kids instant, 24-hour access to some of today's hottest kid properties with the launch of the 4Kids TV VOD Channel on Comcast ON DEMAND in August. Featuring many of 4Kids' most popular brands including Yu-Gi-Oh!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sonic X, Kirby and Winx Club, the new 4Kids TV VOD Channel will offer 10 hours of non-stop action and adventure with new episodes added every two weeks.

Presenting six distinct program menus, the 4Kids TV VOD Channel will premiere with over two hours of exclusive, never-before-seen episodes of the highly anticipated Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters series on Yu-Gi-Oh! Only On VOD. Capsule Monsters pits our heroes against a new crop of ancient monsters who are out to destroy them. To defeat the monsters, the kids must now work together as a team and abandon their trusty Duel Disks for different technology - Capsule Shooters.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will also premiere with a television exclusive - five all-new shell-tastic adventures jam-packed with awesome Turtles action - on TMNT Only On VOD. The action continues to heat up on 4Kids' Action menu, featuring the best episodes of G.I. Joe, Ultimate Muscle and WMAC Masters. Sonic X headlines Video Game Stars, and is joined by Kirby, Right Back at Ya!, along with other fast-moving stars of the video game world. The Anime menu premieres with the mystical Shaman King and Japanese mega-hit Mew Mew Power. And, the Winx Club menu features five of the most exciting Winx Club adventures ever shown on television.

"We are thrilled to be extending our most popular brands through this new agreement with Comcast, one of the true pioneers in the VOD marketplace," said Norman Grossfeld, President, 4Kids Production. "VOD brings a Web-like immediacy to television that gives viewers quick-and-easy access to the programming they want, when they want it. Given the platform's ability to refresh programming without the limitations and time constraints of a fixed program schedule, viewers are certain to return to the channel often for fresh programming options, giving 4Kids a loyal audience that is primed for our programming and promotional efforts," he said.

"Video on demand is a great platform for kids to enjoy their favorite programs. The addition of the 4Kids VOD Channel will give viewers even more great choices, including exclusive premieres of never-before-seen episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," said Matthew Strauss, Vice President of Content Acquisitions for Comcast. "We're excited to be working with a leader in children's programming like 4Kids and look forward to launching their programming on Comcast ON DEMAND."





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 07/27/2006

The Biggest TCG Events of the Year Come to the Biggest Gaming Show of the Year: Gen Con Indy!

UDE $1,000,000 Pro Circuit

Welcome to the next stop on the UDE $1,000,000 Pro Circuit! Vs. System players from all across the globe will gather to represent their country, face the best in the world, and compete for $250,000 in cold, hard cash!

The festivities will begin on Thursday, August 10, with the Pro Circuit Last Chance Qualifiers. These events will give players a chance to earn an invitation to play on the Pro Circuit later in the weekend. The Pro Circuit main event will run Friday and Saturday starting at 9:00 AM both days, with the finals on Sunday, August 13.

In addition to the Pro Circuit, there will be a Vs. System $10,000 Team Sealed Pack Tournament featuring the new Infinite Crisis release. ALL players who participate in the Vs. System $10,000 Championship will receive an Extended Art Reign of Terror promo card!

Shonen Jump's Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship

Be a part of Shonen Jump's Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship and duel for unprecedented prestige and prizes. Among the first place prizes are a laptop computer and an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG card. Top finishers will receive prizes like PSPs, Nintendo DSs, and iPods.

The tournament will be run using the Advanced Format, and the Top 8 finalists will receive invitations to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG U.S. National Championship. The tournament begins on Saturday at 11:00 AM, with the Top 8 being held Sunday at 9:00 AM.

Something for Everyone!

UDE will be demo’ing and holding tournaments for the Avatar and Pirates of the Caribbean TCGs! Learn how to play and compete in tournaments for product and prizes.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG players can bring their best decks and prove their stuff in the Duel the Master area on Sunday. Do you think you have what it takes to beat the team that helps bring you the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG? If you do beat them, you will be rewarded with packs and bragging rights!

Even if you aren’t qualified for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG National Championship or the UDE $1,000,000 Pro Circuit, you can come by and play in both Constructed and Sealed Pack events for your favorite game and win prizes!

For more information about the UDE $1,000,000 Pro Circuit, please visit http://www.ude.com/op/pcindy 





Reporter: atomicstar
Date: 07/26/2006

New released Yugioph DVD's of the Doom Saga. Titles include A New Evil, and My Freaky Valentine.





Reporter: Juanita J
Date: 07/24/2006

They've just released a couple of yugioh DVDS that are of the Doom Saga, you know the season with the Seal of Orichalcos card?





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 07/21/2006

Shonen Jump Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship Hits Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

On July 22, Upper Deck Entertainment and Kings Games will welcome duelists from around the world to compete in a Shonen Jump Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship. The winner of the tournament will receive a decked-out gaming laptop and a Shrink promo card. Other top finishers will win prizes including Sony PSPs, Nintendo DSs, and a 60 GB iPod Photo. A second Shrink will be given out to the top player in side events.

For more information, please visit www.ude.com/sjc.





Reporter: Toon Exodia
Date: 07/20/2006

I got my renewal form in the mail from Shonen Jump and so I went online and I figure I might was well renew it online and get the Naruto freebie collector's guide even though I don't particularlly Care for Naruto. Anyway I went to click on the renew button and instead of it saying that free Collector's Guide it said get 3 free Yu-gi-oh Cards when you re-subscribe or start a new subscription. The 3 cards are Unity, Yu-Jo Friendship, and Judement of the Pharaoh cards. I thought Yu-Jo Friendship card was going to be available in the ani-manga book Yu-Gi-Oh!: Duelist Vol. 16 and The Judegment of the Pharaoh Card was only going to be in in the Ani-Manga book Yu-Gi-Oh!: Millennium World Vol. 4. Also I am not complaining I am quite happy because I really don't have a bookstore or any store near me that sells any of those books besides the local grocery store that sells Shonen Jump which the September issue with Unity will be on sale along with those Ani-manga books August 1st. Below is a link to the Shonen Jump site where you can subscribe or renew your subscription to the magazine. Also Gamestop has now moved the Yu-gi-oh Double Pack 2 GBA game from August 29th 2006 instead of August 1st. http://www.shonenjump.com/3yugiohcards/index.php?o=SJROTA






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 07/19/2006
Source: ICV2.com

Upper Deck has announced four Q4 Yu-Gi-Oh! releases including a Dinosaur's Rage Structure Deck, a second series of Collectible Tins, a Cyberdark Impact Expansion, and a new Champion Pack.  Slated for October the Dinosaur's Rage Structure Deck (price to be determined) contains eight new cards and is tournament-ready right out of the box.  Each structure deck contains 40 cards, one rule booklet and one game mat.  In addition each deck will include on Ultra Rare card and a Dueling Guide to help both beginners and experts improve their decks.

 

The first wave of three 2006 Yu-Gi-Oh! Collectible Tins (MSRP $19.99) ships in September with three more slated for November.  Each of tins offers an assortment of top-selling and newly-retired booster packs that will be announced at a later date -- and each tin also includes one of six brand new cards.

 

The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Champion Pack contains 20 highly-competitive cards from winning tournament decks and a brand new Ultra Rare card.  Made exclusively for hobby and tournament stores across the U.S., the new Championship Packs will be available on October 11th.  The packs include such Super Rare foil cads as "Night Assailant" and "Book of the Moon," and will introduce the new Ultra Rare Monster Card from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, "Satellite Cannon," which is currently only available in Japan.

 

Finally in November Upper Deck will release the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG: Cyberdark Impact expansion with booster packs retailing for $3.49.  No other details about this release are available yet.






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 07/18/2006

Once again, UpperDeck just doesn't get it! The latest winner of a Shonen Jump doesn't want his card, he wants YOUR MONEY!!!!!!!!!! He's cashing in and posting his Shrink card on eBay, opening bid of $2,999!!! Stupid A$$! Why can't UpperDeck make this card available to everyone, instead of a "select few" who are only in it for the money and NOT THE CARD!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Yugioh-Gem-Mint-SJC-EN003-Shrink-English-Yu-gi-oh_W0QQitemZ300008693733QQihZ020QQcategoryZ31395QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 07/12/2006

Shonen Jump Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship Hits Dallas, Texas

On July 15, Upper Deck Entertainment will welcome duelists from around the world to compete in a Shonen Jump Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship. The winner of the tournament will receive a decked-out gaming laptop and a Shrink promo card. Other top finishers will win prizes including Sony PSPs, Nintendo DSs, and a 60 GB iPod Photo. A second Shrink will be given out to the top player in side events.

For more information, please visit www.ude.com/sjc.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 07/06/2006

Once again, UpperDeck just doesn't get it! The latest winner of a Shonen Jump is cashing in and posting their Shrink card on eBay!!! Why can't UpperDeck make this card available to everyone, instead of a "select few" who are only in it for the money and NOT THE CARD!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/SJC-EN003-Yu-Gi-Oh-SHRINK-ENGLISH-Won-in-ATL-UR-Mint_W0QQitemZ150006140590QQihZ005QQcategoryZ31395QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem





Reporter: Toon Exodia
Date: 06/26/2006

I was looking up Yu-gi-oh GBA games on www.gamestop.com when I noticed yet another Yu-gi-oh Video Game for GBA coming out on August 1st. It is listed as Yu-gi-oh Double Pack 2. According to Gamestop, this double pack will contain the 2 games known as Yu-gi-oh Destiny Board Traveler and Yu-gi-oh Dungeon Dice Monsters.Below is a link to the game and its info which is listed on the gamestop site. http://www.gamestop.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=160774





Reporter: Toon_Exodia
Date: 06/12/2006

I was just looking on the online site www.amazon.com and It has for Pre-sale Yu-gi-oh 2: Movie - Capsule Monsters which I am going to guess is Part 2 conclusion to the a few weeks ago release called Yu-gi-oh Capsule Monsters Part 1 The Movie. Also I noticed that they have for pre-sale a what looks to be the first Volume of Yu-gi-oh GX on DVD. Judging by the suggested retail price that amazon lists I am going to safely say that is a DVD with a compilation of Episodes rather than a BOX SET SEASON 1. Both Yu-gi-oh DVDS that i Mentioned above have a release date of September 12th, 2006. So perhaps that's when Yu-gi-oh Dawn of the Duel will be released as a Box set As i reported I saw a preview for it on the Yu-gi-oh Capsule Monsters Part 1. Also I noticed on www.gamestop.com that they have a New Yu-gi-oh GBA game available that will be released on August 1st, 2006. It is called Yu-gi-oh GX Ultimate Pack. What the heck it has in it or if it has a new game I have completely no clue. Below are links to the pre-orders that are on the sites amazon and gamestop.

Yu-gi-oh GX Volume 1:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000FQIST4/qid=1150063473/sr=1-14/ref=sr_1_14/102-4765021-4276908?v=glance&s=dvd

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Yu-gi-oh Capsule Monsters Movie Part 2:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000G2YC74/qid=1150063792/sr=1-56/ref=sr_1_56/102-4765021-4276908?v=glance&s=dvd

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Yu-gi-oh GX Ultimate Pack GBA Game

http://www.gamestop.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=160730





Reporter: Toon_Exodia
Date: 05/26/2006

I just purchased this week the new Yu-gi-oh Capsule Monsters Movie Part 1 on DVD about 2 days ago. Anyway on a preview it said that the final season of Yu-gi-oh Dawn of the Duel will be coming soon on DVD. I took it as they will be releasing the final season in a box set. Also it said that Yu-gi-oh GX was coming soon on DVD as well. Whether it will be the complete first season or a compilation of episodes on one disc I am not sure.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 05/22/2006

According to this ebay auction: 3 X YUGIOH PROMO ULTRA RARE FISSURE HL2-EN006 is the next Parallel Hobby League Card, and Giant Rat comes after that?

http://cgi.ebay.com/3-X-YUGIOH-PROMO-ULTRA-RARE-FISSURE-HL2-EN006_W0QQitemZ8814709253QQcategoryZ49208QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem





Reporter: musagirl
Date: 05/20/2006

Yu-Gi-Oh Capusle Monsters is going to be online for one night and afternoon only on Monday 22nd May 7pm et/4pm pt!!! That's one day before the release of the DVD!!!!! Here's the link: http://4kids.tv/promotions/capsulemonsters/





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 05/19/2006

According to this ebay auction: Yu-Gi-Oh Giant Rat Parallel Foil HL2-EN007 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8810749677&ssPageName=MERC_VI_RSCC_Pr4_PcY_BIN_Stores_IT





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 05/18/2006

Here's a picture of the latest Yugioh Shonen Jump Championship card, Shrink! Also shown below is the latest idiot who wants to make LOTS of money from you by selling the card on eBay! Every single Shonen Jump Championship card ever won has been put on eBay to make lots of money off of serious collectors. You'd think UpperDeck would take the hint and not make only 16 cards like this that one that everyone wants!








Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 05/17/2006
Source: Email from UDE

UDE Announcement: Tournament Updates!

Shonen Jump's Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship Hits Chicago

On May 20, Upper Deck Entertainment and Pastimes will welcome duelists from around the world to compete in a Shonen Jump Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship. The winner of the tournament will receive a decked-out gaming laptop and a Shrink promo card. Other top finishers will win prizes including Sony PSPs, Nintendo DSs, and a 60 GB iPod Photo. A second Shrink will be given out to the top player in side events.

For up-to-date event information, please visit www.ude.com/sjc

The Biggest TCG Events of the Year Come to San Francisco June 1–4 2006 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG National Championship Tournament

The best duelists from the nation will compete for their chance to claim the title of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG National Champion and to represent the United States in the World Championship tournament!

The dueling begins on Friday, June 2, with Last Chance Qualifiers. These events will give players a chance to earn an invitation to play in the National Championship later in the weekend.

The National Championship tournament begins on Saturday at 10:00 AM, with the finals taking place at 10:00 AM on Sunday morning. The Top 4 finishers will win a trip to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship tournament, which will be held in Tokyo, Japan. Top 16 finishers will receive incredible electronic prizes and Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG booster packs.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG players can also compete in Regional Qualifiers and be among the first to qualify for the 2007 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG National Championship!





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 05/06/2006
Source: Email from UDE

UDE Announcement: Tournament Updates!

Enemy of Justice: Worldwide Sneak Preview of the Newest Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Release

Step ahead of the crowd and be among the first to view and play with Enemy of Justice—the latest Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG booster release. Play with new cards on May 13th and 14th before they are available in stores! In addition to keeping all of the cards you open (while supplies last), duelists also get an exclusive promotional card—Toon Dark Magician Girl— just for playing! Supplies are limited, so arrive early. For up-to-date event information, please visit http://www.yugiohpreview.com



The Biggest TCG Events of the Year Come to San Francisco June 1–4
2006 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG National Championship Tournament

The best duelists from the nation will compete for their chance to claim the title of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG National Champion and to represent the United States in the World Championship tournament! The dueling begins on Friday, June 2, with Last Chance Qualifiers. These events will give players a chance to earn an invitation to play in the National Championship later in the weekend. The National Championship tournament begins on Saturday at 10:00 AM, with the finals taking place at 10:00 AM on Sunday morning. The Top 4 finishers will win a trip to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship tournament, which will be held in Tokyo, Japan. Top 16 finishers will receive incredible electronic prizes and Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG booster packs. Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG players can also compete in Regional Qualifiers and be among the first to qualify for the 2007 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG National Championship!





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 05/02/2006

The last Des Volstgalph (SJC-EN002) sold on eBay for $1,600.77! UpperDeck has already announced they will NOT be re-issuing this card, like they did Cyberstein. Thumbs down to UpperDeck, as less than 16 people in the entire world will ever have a complete set of Yugioh cards.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 04/24/2006

Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament Pack 8 is on it's way! TP1-EN001 has been spotted, and it's Magic Arm Shield!!! With everyone playing Cyber Dragons, it will be likely your opponent will have two monsters on their side of the field with ease.






Reporters: Brad and Jeanette S
Date: 04/21/2006

Could the Pharaoh's name be on this promo image?






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 04/20/2006
Source: ICV2.com

4Kids Entertainment will release two Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters OAVs this year, beginning with Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters on May 23rd. The 95-minute feature is value-priced at $14.98 MSRP. An online advertising and promotional campaign will support the release. In the Capsule Monsters storyline, Yugi, Tea, Tristen, and Joey must abandon their Duel Disks for a new technology -- Capsule Shooters. Mattel recently released its Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters Collectible Figure Game, based on the same storyline.






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 04/19/2006
Source: RightStuf.com

First cover art for a Yugioh OVA coming out May 23rd!






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 04/04/2006

On April 8–9, Upper Deck Entertainment will welcome duelists from around the world to compete in a Shonen Jump Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship. The winner of the tournament will receive a decked-out gaming laptop and a Des Volstgalph promo card. Other top finishers will win prizes including Sony PSPs, Nintendo DSs, and a 60 GB iPod Photo. A second Des Volstgalph will be given out to the top player in side events. For more information, please visit www.yugiohchamps.com





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 03/26/2006

NEW EPISODES RETURN ON APRIL 1ST!!! (USA)





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 03/25/2006

NEW PROMO CARDS!!!

Complete set of 4 Limited Edition Secret Rare Promo cards from Shadow of Infinity Special edition booster boxes:

Acid Trap Hole = SOI-ENSE1
Riryoku = SOI-ENSE2
Windstorm of Etaqua = SOI-ENSE3
and Mesmeric Control = SOI-ENSE4

3-pack of Yu-Gi-Oh cards that come in the World Championship 2006 Ultimate Masters game:

Golden Homunculus WC6-EN001
Helios The Primordial Sun WC6-EN002
Helios Duo Megistus WC6-EN003





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 03/15/2006

Shonen Jump's Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship Hits Orlando, Florida - On March 18–19, Upper Deck Entertainment and Unity Entertainment will welcome duelists from around the world to compete in a Shonen Jump Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship. The winner of the tournament will receive a decked-out gaming laptop and a Des Volstgalph promo card. Other top finishers will win prizes including Sony PSPs, Nintendo DSs, and a 60 GB iPod Photo. A second Des Volstgalph will be given out to the top player in side events. For more information, please visit www.yugiohchamps.com





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 03/03/2006

ALL NEW YUGIOH PROMO CARDS!!!

DPK-ENSE1 = Blockman (effect monster) - secret rare in Chazz set
DPK-ENSE2 = Treasure Map (trap card) - secret rare in Jaden set

YSD-ENSO1 = New Elemental Hero Sparkman (Elemental Hero Structure Deck)

HL2-EN004 = Heavy Storm (parallel rare) - Hobby League





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 02/21/2006
Source: ICV2.com

Now that the latest Yugioh Shadow of Infinity sneek peak has come and gone, there's been an explosion of those new cards on eBay. Do a search on -- yugioh soi





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 02/18/2006
Source: ICV2.com

In May Upper Deck is releasing the next Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Structure Deck: Invincible Fortress, which has been modeled after popular decks in Japan. Also arriving in May is Enemy of Justice, an expansion for Yu-Gi-Oh!, which adds 60 cards and provides fans the first opportunity for fans to get cards from Season 2 of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime series. Upper Deck is also releasing Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Sticker Albums and Sticker Packs in October. The entire series contains 132 common stickers and 32 embossed stickers, while each Sticker Pack includes 4 common stickers and 1 embossed sticker.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 02/15/2006

New Jaden and Chazz Packs! 30 cards in each set!






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 02/14/2006

Recent eBay auction for the Volstgalph SJC-EN002 LE Ultra Rare Promo sold for $1,825.00!!! Why does UpperDeck make impossible cards like this to get? This just proves winners of the Shonen Jump Championships are greedy people who only win to make money selling their prize card!





Reporter: Matty-chan
Date: 02/06/2006

http://tv.tribune.com/whatson/kids/0,1181,wbdc-18,00.html - Yu-Gi-Oh! will be replaced February 11, 2005 with another episode of "Johnny Test". Could this possibly be another victim of the 11:30 AM timeslot? Or could Kids' WB! just be trying to drag out the end of the series for later since it's about to end?





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 02/02/2006

Shonen Jump's Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship Hits Durham, North Carolina

On February 25–26, Upper Deck Entertainment and Star City Games will welcome duelists from around the world to compete in a Shonen Jump Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship. The winner of the tournament will receive a decked-out gaming laptop and a Des Volstgalph promo card. Other top finishers will win prizes including Sony PSPs, Nintendo DSs, and a 60 GB iPod Photo. A second Des Volstgalph will be given out to the top player in side events.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/27/2006

The promo card for the next Yugioh Sneak Peek (February 18-19) is Ancient Lamp! SP1-EN005 or SP2-EN001

EFFECT:
WIND [Spellcaster] - ATK/900, DEF/1400
When your opponent's monsters attacks this card in face down Defense Position, you can designate another of your opponent's monster as the attack target instead! While this card is face up on the field, you can Special Summon a "La Jinn the Mystical Genie of the Lamp" from your hand!






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/24/2006

I FOUND THE NEW SPELLCASTER STRUCTURE DECK AT WALMART!!!!!!!!!





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/21/2006

Mailer for the next Yugioh Sneak Peek, Shadow of Infinity!






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/20/2006

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Hobby League is Back! This month it's a parallel foil Mystical Space Typhoon!





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 12/11/2005

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Hobby League is Back and it’s better than ever! It’s December, and hobby stores worldwide will be running Yu-Gi-Oh! Hobby League this weekend. We’d like to introduce you to Parallel Ultra Rares—a brand-new foil technology found only at Hobby League. The featured card for the December League is Cyber Jar! You’ve got a new League—with new cards, new prizes, and awesome exclusive foils—only at your local hobby store. Don’t miss out!





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 12/01/2005

Shonen Jump's Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship Hits San Francisco, California -- On December 10, Upper Deck Entertainment and Cascade Games will welcome duelists from around the world to compete in a Shonen Jump Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship. The winner of the tournament will receive a decked-out gaming laptop and a Des Volstgalph promo card. Other top finishers will win prizes including Sony PSPs, Nintendo DSs, and a 60 GB iPod Photo. A second Des Volstgalph will be given out to a player in side events based on participation. For more information, please visit www.yugiohchamps.com.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/24/2005

Elemental Energy booster packs have been spotted @ Wal*Mart!





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/23/2005

The silver Yu-Gi-Oh Master Collection volume 2 has been spotted @ Target!





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/16/2005
Source: StarCityGames.com newsletter

*** THIS WEEKEND! ***

Sun., Nov. 20th - Virginia Beach, VA Regional Qualifier [Yu-Gi-Oh!]

For more information on these events, please visit: http://www.starcitygames.com/phpBB2/mycalendar.php





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/15/2005
Source: ICV2.com

4Kids Entertainment has launched a Yu-Gi-Oh! promotion in 20,000 Subway restaurants in the U.S. and Canada, beginning Monday, November 14th. During the three-week run of the promotion, Subway Kids' Pak meals will include one of four Yu-Gi-Oh! toy premiums: the Dueler's Prop Disc, Yugi Battle Ball, Yugi Copter, or Mai Glider. Packaging inserts will promote the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX TV show and Upper Deck's Yu-Gi-Oh! CCG. The promotion will be supported on 4Kids and Subway Websites, and by in-store signage -- a toy merchandise unit display and sandwich unit static cling.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/13/2005
Source: Email from www.go2iguanas.com

www.go2iguanas.com -- Beanies, YuGiOh, Stars Wars, Stikfas and More -- (888) 844-8262

NEW WEEKLY SPECIALS!!!!! YuGiOh: D.D. Assailant DBT-EN002 Single Promo Sale: $24.99    Reg: $27.99 == http://www.go2iguanas.com/dbten002prmo.html

COUPON EXCLUSIVES -- Coupons should be placed in the Coupon Code section. Coupons used on the incorrect day or placed in the incorrect section will not be honored, and the order will be sent without the coupon discount. All coupons end midnight EST. Once you place an order, please check to ensure the coupon went through correctly. If it did not, please explain this in the comments or feedback section of your order. We will fix your coupon once we receive the order. If you email us after you order, without an explanation, the coupon will not be honored. You can only use one coupon at a time. If you use two coupons, the lesser of the two coupons will be honored. Coupons cannot be used with any order including Iguanas Reward Program item(s), or item(s) from the YBC member's specials page.

Now through Monday, November 14, use Coupon Code vipnov14 for 5% off ALL orders





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/04/2005
Source: Email from StarCityGames.com

Its Yu-Gi-Oh! Sneak Preview time again! THIS WEEKEND!
Sat., Nov. 5th - Richmond, VA Elemental Energy Sneak Preview [Yu-Gi-Oh!]
http://www.starcitygames.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=281346


Sat., Nov. 5th - Louisville, KY Elemental Energy Sneak Preview [Yu-Gi-Oh!]
http://www.starcitygames.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=281345


Sun., Nov. 6th - Charlotte, NC Elemental Energy Sneak Preview [Yu-Gi-Oh!]
http://www.starcitygames.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=281347


*** We recently became aware that Upper Deck mailed out Elemental Energy Sneak Preview postcards and accidentally listed our Charlotte,NC event as being in Raleigh. Please note that the event is actually in Charlotte, NC at the Charlotte Convention Center. There is no Elemental Energy Sneak Preview in Raleigh.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 10/25/2005
Source: UDE Newsletter

Shonen Jump's Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship Hits Chicago, Illinois - On October 29, Upper Deck Entertainment and Pastimes will welcome duelists from around the world to compete in a Shonen Jump Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship. The winner of the tournament will receive a decked-out gaming laptop and a Des Volstgalph promo card. Other top finishers will win prizes including Sony PSPs, Nintendo DSs, and a 60 GB iPod Photo. A second Des Volstgalph will be given out to a player in side events based on participation. For more information, please visit http://www.yugiohchamps.com 





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 10/21/2005

I FOUND THE WARRIOR STRUCTURE DECK AT WAL*MART!!!






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 10/20/2005
Source: ICV2.com

The most desired object in the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe, the Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon card, comes stateside as a special premium with the January issue of the popular manga anthology Shonen Jump. The extra special card, which has the highest attack strength of any monster in Upper Deck's Yu-Gi-Oh! CCG, is a special thank you to readers from Shonen Jump, which is celebrating its third anniversary of publication in the U.S. Viz Media, which publishes Shonen Jump, has used the inclusion of popular CCG cards to drive sales of the manga anthology from the very beginning.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 10/13/2005
Source: UDE Newsletter

Upper Deck Entertainment and Gen Con to Bring the Best Four Days in Gaming to Southern California --- Come check out Gen Con So Cal on November 17–20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Upper Deck is proud to present some of the best gaming at Gen Con, including the $1,000,000 Pro Circuit, a Vs. System $10,000 Championship, and a Shonen Jump Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship. Players can qualify for the Pro Circuit through Last Chance Qualifiers on Thursday and Pro Circuit Qualifiers on Friday and Saturday. Yu-Gi-Oh! players get their chance to qualify for the 2006 National Championship in tournaments on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. For more information about Upper Deck Entertainment’s Organized Play, please visit http://www.ude.com/op  For more information about Gen Con So Cal, please visit http://www.gencon.com/socalhome.aspx?file=socal 





Reporter: Matty the Great
Date: 10/12/2005
Source: email

I sent an e-mail yesterday about a second airing of "Johnny Test" replacing the 11:30 AM Yu-Gi-Oh! on Kids' WB!, turns out it's permanent according to TV.Yahoo.com, if you click "WB" on the chart, go to the Saturday and click "Johnny Test" and look toward the bottom it still has it on both airings for the 22nd. Therefore, Yu-Gi-Oh! will only be airing at 8:00 AM on Saturdays on Kids' WB!, but it will continue to air new episodes, the final arc being called "Dawn of the Duel".

However, if you click "Yu-Gi-Oh!" on the listings chart, it will show the first two episodes of this arc to be called "Tomb of the Nameless Pharoah" and "Spiritual Awakening".





Reporter: Matty the Great
Date: 10/11/2005
Source: email

On October 15, 2005, Kids' WB! will premiere the final Yu-Gi-Oh! journey, "Yu-Gi-Oh!: Dawn of the Duel" (known in Japan as "Pharaoh's memories") as revealed at http://kidswb.warnerbros.com/web/stuff/stuff_display.jsp?id=YUG, and the first ep will be called "Tomb of the Nameless Pharoah" as revealed by http://tv.tribune.com/whatson/kids/0,1181,wbdc-18,00.html, but according to that and http://kidswb.warnerbros.com/web/stuff/stuff_display.jsp?id=JOT, it will only air at 8:00 AM, due to a second airing of "Johnny Test" taking the former slot of the 11:30 AM airing. We don't know if this is permanent or not. However, looking back, moving the show from its 11:00 AM timeslot it's been at since like February 2002 may have been a very rash move on Kids' WB!'s side since the 11:30 AM slot has been known to be the "death-slot" for Kids' WB! shows since for the past three or four years, the show there has almost always been the next to be replaced. Examples include the third and fourth seasons of X-Men: Evolution, the first season of Mucha Lucha, the second season of Cubix, and the cancellation of shows like "Phantom Investigators" and "Da Boom Crew". The only big survivors of that slot are the fourth season of "Static Shock", which got pulled back to 8:30 AM in about four weeks, and the second season of "Mucha Lucha", which disappeared for about a month, then came back at 8:30 AM where it had a slot ever since before it ended. YGO has been at 11:30 AM before, when it first aired, but however, it appears to be going through the same decline "Jackie Chan Adventures" did during its final season. It was one of Kids' WB!'s best shows being in a fixed slot for nearly the entire run of the show, but they moved it to an earlier time and it experienced a decline during its final season. Yu-Gi-Oh! appears to be going through the same thing, with only one airing left, in a bad slot for waking up to watch. Let's hope this doesn't decline as well.





Reporter: Matty the Great
Date: 10/09/2005
Source: email

Yu-Gi-Oh!: GX will officially premiere on Miguzi October 10, 2005. And according to http://www.toonzone.net/schedule/index.php?browseNetworkID=15, the first five episodes will air on that week at 5 PM (the former slot of a "Teen Titans" airing), and if you miss the first four, catch them the coming weekends, at 6 and 6:30 PM in the former airings of "Static Shock". http://www.toonzone.net/schedule/displaySeries.php?seriesID=168&networkID=15 has the next five episode titles and their airdates revealed.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 09/28/2005
Source: UDE Newsletter

The UDE $1,000,000 Scholarship Circuit continues in the San Diego area! Pair-A-Dice Games in Vista will host the next stop on the Scholarship Circuit on Saturday, October 1. The tournament will use the Golden Age Constructed format and will be open to players who are 18 and younger. The event will award $1,000 to the top finisher of each age bracket (15 and under, and 16 to 18). The prize money will be placed in a scholarship fund administered by Scholarship Program Administrators for the individual to use for private grade schools, private high schools, or college tuition.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 09/17/2005
Source: UDE Newsletter

Shonen Jump's Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship hits Atlanta, Georgia: On October 8, Upper Deck Entertainment and Unity Entertainment will welcome duelists from around the world to compete in a Shonen Jump's Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Championship. The winner of the tournament will receive a decked-out gaming laptop and a Des Volstgalph promo card. Other top finishers will win prizes including Sony PSPs, Nintendo DSs, and a 60GB iPod Photo. A second Des Volstgalph will be given out to the top player in side events.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 09/16/2005
Source: UDE Newsletter

The UDE $1,000,000 Scholarship Circuit continues in Brooklyn: Kings Games of Brooklyn will host the second stop on the Scholarship Circuit on Saturday, September 17. This Vs. System tournament, open to players ages 18 and under, will be Golden Age Constructed format. The top finisher of each age bracket (ages 15 and under, and ages 16-18) of the scholarship tournament will receive $1,000. The prize money will be placed in a scholarship fund—administered by Scholarship Program Administrators—for the individual to use for private grade school, private high school, or college tuition





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 09/09/2005
Source: Pojo.com

The new Ban List has finally arrived, and people are preparing for it best they can as October 1st draws closer. Black Luster Soldier, after almost a year and a half of domination, has finally been banned. Some of the cards on the Ban List come as a complete shock, but others, as somewhat obvious. Here’s a look at the newest Ban List, to take effect October 1st here in America and September 1st in Japan:

September/October 1st Ban List 2005-2006:
Yata-Garasu
Witch of the Black Forest
Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning
Chaos Emperor Dragon – Envoy of the End
Fiber Jar
Makyura the Destructor
Magical Scientist
Sinister Serpent
Raigeki
Harpie’s Feather Duster
Monster Reborn
Butterfly Dagger – Elma
Mirage of Nightmare
The Forceful Sentry
Change of Heart
Painful Choice
Graceful Charity
Delinquent Duo
Imperial Order
Mirror Force
Ring of Destruction
Sixth Sense

Don’t worry about Sixth Sense, obviously, as it is broken, is not out in English, and probably never will be. Notice, however, that the list is getting longer and longer. They are finally taking the steps needed to allow more “balance”. By balance, I mean that there will be less “swing” cards. The field won’t change as drastically in as sporadic a manner. The sad part, however, is that these cards would all be thrown into your standard deck, minus a card or two like Butterfly Dagger and Makyura.





Reporter: Matty the Great
Date: 09/08/2005
Source: email

A PDF file on 4KidsEntertainment.com recently stated Yu-Gi-Oh! GX will come to Cartoon Network's Miguzi in October. It was originally meant to be on the Kids' WB! weekday lineup with Miguzi giving another shot at it, but since Kids' WB! is dropping their weekday lineup, it can't happen. There is still a chance Kids' WB! could air repeats of it, like with Teen Titans, but we're not sure.





Reporter: Austin W
Date: 09/01/2005
Source: email






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 08/30/2005
Source: AnimeNewsNetwork.com

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX on YTV in September - While 4Kids previously stated that Yu-Gi-Oh! GX is to premiere in October on Cartoon Network, Canada's YTV is currently scheduled to get it a month earlier, on Friday, September 9 at 6:30pm E/T.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 08/27/2005

I found the new Yu-Gi-Oh 2005 holiday tins at Wal*Mart!!! Cost was $19.98 each!





Reporter: Kevin Tewart
Date: 08/25/2005
Source: email from Kevin Tewart: Game Designer UDE Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG R&D Lead - Upper Deck Entertainment

For those who are fans of the show, the new season of Yu-Gi-Oh! should be starting this Saturday on KidsWB in the USA. I do not have international broadcast info, sorry. This is season 5. This is NOT Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, which starts later this year.





Reporter: Matty the Great
Date: 08/22/2005
Source: email

A last-minute schedule change says that the fifth and last season of Yu-Gi-Oh! will premiere August 27 at 8 AM (the former timeslot of a repeat of "The Batman") and 11 AM, and it will be called "Yu-Gi-Oh!: Grand Championship". A commercial said it - the only source I have is the KidsWB.com Yu-Gi-Oh! site. The episode title has been revealed under the videos section.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 08/18/2005
Source: UpperDeck Newsletter

The Upper Deck Entertainment $1,000,000 Pro Circuit continues at Gen Con Indy. Day one format is DC Modern Constructed. Day two format is booster draft, featuring Green Lantern drafts and an Avengers draft. If you are not qualified, there is still hope--play in a last chance qualifier on Thursday! For more details visit http://entertainment.upperdeck.com/op/pcindy/





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 08/16/2005
Source: UpperDeck Newsletter: August 16, 2005.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Championships at Gen Con Indy. - The doorway to Yu-Gi-Oh! Nationals in 2006 has opened. Come play in a Regional tournament, and try out all your new cards from Cybernetic Revolution. Visit http://entertainment.upperdeck.com/op/yugiohop/regional/schedule.aspx for more details.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 07/21/2005
Source: Dream Wizards Newsletter 162: July 22, 2005.

******Full Events Schedule*******
Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Cybernetic Revolution Sneak Preview
This is your first opportunity to play with cards from Yu-Gi-Oh!'s latest expansion, Cybernetic Revolution. Be the first to own these powerful new cards! Meet, trade with and duel against hundreds of fellow Yu-Gi-Oh! fans. Join your fellow Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiasts for "Open Dueling" throughout the day. Register any time from 10 AM to 6 PM.
Date: Sunday, August 7. Location: Quality Suites Hotel in Rockville, MD. Note: The directions to this venue are not available via MapQuest or any of the other on-line map tools, please see our directions: http://www.dreamwizards.com/dirquality.html

Cybernetic Revolution Open Dueling:
Sneak Previews follow an Open Dueling format. It is a fast, fun, and a very casual way to play against other Yu-gi-Oh! fans. Register any time from 9:30 AM to 6 PM. For a $20 fee you will receive: Five booster packs of Cybernetic Revolution A special promotional card (one per player, while supplies last) Duelist Scorecard - Use your Cybernetic Revolution packs to build a 20 card deck. Play five duels against any of the other players; and when your duels are complete, collect one additional Cybernetic Revolution pack as your prize! Please note: Cash only. No checks or credit cards. Frequently Asked Questions: Please follow this link to find our FAQ on Yu-Gi-Oh!: Sneak Previews: http://www.dreamwizards.com/ygofaq.html

Cybernetic Revolution Sealed Deck (Sanctioned) Tournament: This is a sanctioned tournament for experienced players! Time: Registration from 11:00 to 3 PM. A new Sealed Deck Tournament begins each time 16 players have registered. Fee: $25. Cash only. No checks or credit cards. Entry fee includes five Cybernetic Revolution booster packs, and a promotional card (one per person), while supplies last.
Location: Quality Suites Hotel in Rockville, MD (see location information above). Description: Players build a deck with the Cybernetic Revolution cards contained in five sealed boosters. You may not add any other cards to your deck. All Sealed Deck tournaments are 4 rounds, modified Swiss Format -- you will be paired each round based on your win-loss record. UDE Numbers: All players must have a valid UDE number in order to play in the Sealed Deck (Sanctioned) Tournament. If you already have a UDE number, please bring it with you. Any player who does not have a UDE number may sign up for one free of charge. Prizes: Prizes for Sealed Deck tournaments will be presented to players based on their record of match wins. All participants will receive at least one Cybernetic Revolution Booster Pack. The top finishers receive up to 6 Cybernetic Revolution boosters and one European TP1 pack. TP1 packs contain special cards, some of which are unavailable elsewhere. Additional promotional items may be given away at this event while supplies last. *****





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 06/30/2005

"Legendary Warriors Structure Deck" has been released in Japan, a pre-checklist is located here http://home.comcast.net/~gsattack/yugioh/YuGiOh-SD5.pdf 

I don't have a checklist for the "Elemental Energy" Booster Set yet.

For the 'Judgement of Spellcasters' structure deck, http://www.toywiz.com/asdjossd6.html is taking pre-orders and is set to be released in USA in January (2006). Several other sites concur and are also doing pre-orders as well: http://www.abctoy4me.com/yucaga1steda.html 

According to http://shop.store.yahoo.com/dragonballzcentral/ygojudgeofspellsstructuredeck.html the Japanese 'Judgement of Spellcasters' structure deck ships in September 2005!





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 06/28/2005

http://www.theriversidegym.com/cybernetic_revolution_list.html#ultra has a spoiler list and card scans for the new set Cybernetic Revolution!





Reporter: yu_gi_ohgirl
Date: 06/21/2005

NEW FEATURE!!!!!!!!! On the Yu-Gi-Oh official website, it finally has VIDEO ON DEMAND! There, you can watch (or hear like I do :-p) the first three episodes of series one. Episodes are updated and it's up to episode 436.





Reporter: 4KidsTVMasterMatty
Date: 06/15/2005
Source: What's On WBDC, ToonZone.com

As of June 6, Yu-Gi-Oh! stopped airing on the Kids' WB! weekday
lineup, it has been replaced with a two-week event of "The Batman".
However, after that, it will still not return due to this lineup
starting June 20:

3:00 - Pokémon
3:30 - Jackie Chan Adventures
4:00 - Xiaolin Showdown
4:30 - Xiaolin Showdown

And beginning June 18, its double airing on Saturdays will be removed
to move new episodes of "MegaMan: NT Warrior: Axess" into its
timeslot. However, in fall, this is all gonna change.

Saturdays:

8:00 - Yu-Gi-Oh!
8:30 - Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island
9:00 - Loonatics
9:30 - Xiaolin Showdown
10:00 - Pokémon
10:30 - Johnny Test
11:00 - Yu-Gi-Oh!
11:30 - The Batman

and the new weekday lineup:

3:00 - Pokémon
3:30 - Xiaolin Showdown
4:00 - Yu-Gi-Oh!
4:30 - The Batman

However, by January 2006, Kids' WB! will be rid of the weekday lineup
due to local affiliates complaining about it taking up space. As a
result, Kids' WB! will extend their Saturday schedule by one hour,
making it last from 7-12.
 




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 06/03/2005
Source: ToonZone.com

According to ToonZone's updated Miguzi TV Schedule page, Yu-Gi-Oh the Movie will air Friday June 10, 2005 @ 5:00 PM!!!





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 06/02/2005
Source: pojo.com

For those that have the new Yu-Gi-Oh promo Amazoness Chain Master, SP1-EN002, pojo.com posted tips on how to use this card: http://www.pojo.com/yu-gi-oh/COTD/2005/2005May/30.shtml





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 06/01/2005
Source: eBay.com

If you didn't make it to the Lost Millennium sneak peek, there are many Amazoness Chain Master cards on eBay. Search for "SP1-EN002" as there's plenty there.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 05/24/2005
Source: Pojo.com and Emails with them

Back on November 18, 2004, Pojo.com posted a news report "...Well, the boys at UDE told me [Pojo.com] that when the TCG comes out, you will get an exclusive YuGiOh TCG reward if you teach your sisters how to play Winx Club.  Not sure about the details behind this promotion, but we'll post them as we get them." I contacted Pojo.com to get a follow-up on the article, since the Winx Club game is out now. After some email traffic, it turns out that UpperDeck Entertainment (UDE) dropped the idea. I think the Winx Club TCG will do fine on its own.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 05/19/2005
Source: ToonZone.net

4Kids Entertainment will launch a new Yu-Gi-Oh! series, entitled Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, this September on both Cartoon Network's Miguzi block and on Kids WB. The show is scheduled to air daily on both networks.

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX will launch with a large licensing program that includes new CCG releases, video games, and toys from Mattel.

[Source: Cynthia Turner's Cynopsis Kids!]

Updated 5/19: According to Cynopsis, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX will air only on Cartoon Network, not on both Cartoon Network and Kids WB as was previously reported.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 05/11/2005
Source: ICV2.com

New Yu-Gi-Oh! Series Set for Fall
4Kids' Earnings Slip 10%
May 11, 2005

4Kids Entertainment reported a 10% decline in net revenues for the first quarter of 2005 when compared with Q1 of 2004. The drop stems from a decline in licensing revenues from Yu-Gi-Oh!, which earns the bulk of the company's licensing fees as well as a decline in advertising revenue for the 4Kids TV block, which runs on the Fox network on Saturday mornings. 4Kids' Chairman and CEO Al Kahn told investors in a conference call that the company has plans to reverse the downward trends in both licensing and advertising revenues. He announced that a new Yu-Gi-OH! series, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX will hit the airwaves in the fall and that it will come with an expanded licensing program, which includes new CCG releases, videogames and toys from Mattel all of which should start to have an impact late in the year. 

 

Set in the future, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX takes place in an academy, where the young hero sharpens his duelist skills. The new Yu-Gi-Oh! GX series will run daily on both the Cartoon Network's Miguzi block (where it will be one of the few anime series) and the Kids WB starting in September.  A fifth season of the regular Yu-Gi-Oh! series will get its American debut on the Kids WB in the fall.






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 04/23/2005
Source: eBay.com

Dark Beginning 2 Card List!!!
(I highlighted some of the more important and better cards)

Dark Beginning 2 - Expected delivery dates are in August. The official release date is scheduled for August 5, 2005 but dates may be change by Upperdeck.

Ultra Rare Cards:
DB2-EN005 Dark Necrofear
DB2-EN034 Blade Knight (CT1-EN002)
DB2-EN072 Barrel Dragon
DB2-EN111 Swift Gaia the Fierce Knight (CT1-EN004)
DB2-EN112 Obnoxious Celtic Guard (CT1-EN006)

DB2-EN116 Vampire Lord (DCR-000)
DB2-EN123 Insect Queen (CT1-EN005)
DB2-EN124 Dark Ruler Ha Des
DB2-EN137 Freed the Matchless General
DB2-EN151 Tyrant Dragon
DB2-EN171 Injection Fairy Lily

DB2-EN182 Hino-Kagu-Tsuchi
DB2-EN224 Guardian Sphinx
DB2-EN229 Fushioh Richie
DB2-EN249 Perfectly Ultimate Great Moth (TSC-001)

   Super Rare Cards:
DB2-EN012 The Last Warrior from Another Planet
DB2-EN038 Time Wizard
DB2-EN047 Catapult Turtle
DB2-EN061 Cannon Soldier
DB2-EN073 Solemn Judgment
DB2-EN074 Magic Jammer
DB2-EN075 Seven Tools of the Bandit
DB2-EN081 Mirror Force
DB2-EN084 Heavy Storm
DB2-EN106 Royal Decree (TP4-001)

DB2-EN110 Total Defense Shogun (CT1-EN001)
DB2-EN114 Command Knight (CT1-EN003)
DB2-EN152 Spear Dragon
DB2-EN173 Airknight Parshath
DB2-EN178 Susa Soldier
DB2-EN179 Yamata Dragon
DB2-EN190 Creature Swap
DB2-EN220 Great Dezard
DB2-EN228 Don Zaloog
DB2-EN230 Book of Life

   Rare Cards:
DB2-EN001 Jowgen the Spiritualist
DB2-EN002 Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer
DB2-EN004 Bazoo the Soul-Eater
DB2-EN014 Royal Command
DB2-EN015 Riryoku Field
DB2-EN027 Spiritualism
DB2-EN030 Fusion Gate
DB2-EN042 Sangan
DB2-EN044 Kuriboh
DB2-EN066 Witch of the Black Forest
DB2-EN076 Horn of Heaven
DB2-EN082 Ring of Magnetism
DB2-EN095 Graceful Charity (SDP-040)
DB2-EN100 Cyber-Stein (SJC-EN001)
DB2-EN104 Morphing Jar (TP2-001)
DB2-EN105 Penguin Soldier
DB2-EN125 Dark Baltar the Terrible
DB2-EN138 Marauding Captain
DB2-EN139 Ryu-Senshi
DB2-EN147 Reinforcement of the Army
DB2-EN150 Emergency Provisions
DB2-EN154 Fiend Skull Dragon
DB2-EN166 Fiber Jar
DB2-EN169 Thunder Nyan Nyan
DB2-EN197 Blast With Chain
DB2-EN200 Royal Oppression
DB2-EN206 Last Turn
DB2-EN216 Sasuke Samurai
DB2-EN225 Pyramid Turtle
DB2-EN243 Statue of the Wicked

   Common Cards:
DB2-EN003 Summoner of Illusions
DB2-EN006 Soul of Purity and Light
DB2-EN007 Gilasaurus
DB2-EN008 Tornado Bird
DB2-EN009 Dreamsprite
DB2-EN010 Zombyra the Dark
DB2-EN011 Maryokutai
DB2-EN013 Dark Spirit of the Silent
DB2-EN016 Skull Lair
DB2-EN017 Graverobber's Retribution
DB2-EN018 Destruction Punch
DB2-EN019 Blind Destruction
DB2-EN020 The Emperor's Holiday
DB2-EN021 Destiny Board
DB2-EN022 Spirit Message "I"
DB2-EN023 Spirit Message "N"
DB2-EN024 Spirit Message "A"
DB2-EN025 Spirit Message "L"
DB2-EN026 The Dark Door
DB2-EN028 Cyclon Laser
DB2-EN029 De-Fusion
DB2-EN031 Ekibyo Drakmord
DB2-EN032 Spirit Elimination
DB2-EN033 Vengeful Bog Spirit
DB2-EN035 Baby Dragon
DB2-EN036 Blackland Fire Dragon
DB2-EN037 Battle Steer
DB2-EN039 Saggi the Dark Clown
DB2-EN040 Dragon Piper
DB2-EN041 Illusionist Faceless Mage
DB2-EN043 Great Moth
DB2-EN045 Thousand Dragon
DB2-EN046 Castle of Dark Illusions
DB2-JP048 Mystic Horseman
DB2-EN049 Rabid Horseman
DB2-EN050 Crass Clown
DB2-EN051 Dream Clown
DB2-EN052 Princess of Tsuguri
DB2-EN053 Tremendous Fire
DB2-EN054 Jirai Gumo
DB2-EN055 Shadow Ghoul
DB2-EN056 Ryu-Kishin Powered
DB2-EN057 Launcher Spider
DB2-EN058 Thunder Dragon
DB2-EN059 The Immortal of Thunder
DB2-EN060 Hoshiningen
DB2-EN062 Muka Muka
DB2-EN063 The Bistro Butcher
DB2-EN064 Star Boy
DB2-EN065 Milus Radiant
DB2-EN067 Little Chimera
DB2-EN068 Bladefly
DB2-EN069 Twin-Headed Thunder Dragon
DB2-EN070 Witch's Apprentice
DB2-EN071 Gazelle the King of Mythical Beasts
DB2-EN077 Sword & Shield
DB2-EN078 Block Attack
DB2-EN079 The Unhappy Maiden
DB2-EN080 Robbin' Goblin
DB2-EN083 Share the Pain
DB2-EN085 Oscillo Hero #2 (TP1-016)
DB2-EN086 Soul of the Pure (TP2-015)
DB2-EN087 Dark-Piercing Light (MP1-015)
DB2-EN088 The Statue of Easter Island (TP1-019)
DB2-EN089 Shining Friendship (TP1-024)
DB2-EN090 The Wicked Worm Beast (SDK-004)
DB2-EN091 Tiger Axe (TP1-012)
DB2-EN092 Axe Raider (TP1-002)
DB2-EN093 Mechanicalchaser (TP1-001)
DB2-EN094 Gemini Elf (LON-000)

DB2-EN096 Two-Headed King Rex (TP2-025)
DB2-EN097 Maiden of the Moonlight (TP2-023)
DB2-EN098 Lord of the Lamp (HL1-EN001)
DB2-EN099 Machine King (DL4-001)
DB2-EN101 Dragon Seeker (TP2-002)
DB2-EN102 Needle Worm (TP3-001) ***********************
DB2-EN103 Greenkappa (HL1-EN002)
DB2-EN107 Magical Thorn (TP5-EN003)
DB2-EN108 Restructer Revolution (DL5-EN001)
DB2-EN109 Fusion Sage (BC-80/DL4-122) *NEW*
DB2-EN113 Luminous Soldier (TP5-EN001)
DB2-EN115 Kaiser Sea Horse (SKE-015)

DB2-EN117 Toon Goblin Attack Force (PE-08/DL4-130) *NEW*
DB2-EN118 Toon Cannon Soldier (PE-09/DL4-131) *NEW*
DB2-EN119 Toon Gemini Elf (DL6-EN001)
DB2-EN120 Toon Masked Sorceror (PE-11/DL4-133) *NEW*
DB2-EN121 Toon Table of Contents (PE-37/DL4-134) *NEW*
DB2-EN122 Toon Defense (PE-38/DL4-135) *NEW*

DB2-EN126 Lesser Fiend
DB2-EN127 Possessed Dark Soul
DB2-EN128 Winged Minion
DB2-EN129 Skull Knight #2
DB2-EN130 Twin-Headed Wolf
DB2-EN131 Opticlops
DB2-EN132 Bark of Dark Ruler
DB2-EN133 Fatal Abacus
DB2-EN134 The Puppet Magic of Dark Ruler
DB2-EN135 Soul Demolition
DB2-EN136 Double Snare
DB2-EN140 Warrior Dai Grepher
DB2-EN141 Mysterious Guard
DB2-EN142 Frontier Wiseman
DB2-EN143 Exiled Force
DB2-EN144 Shadow Tamer
DB2-EN145 Dragon Manipulator
DB2-EN146 The A. Forces
DB2-EN148 Array of Revealing Light
DB2-EN149 The Warrior Returning Alive
DB2-EN153 Spirit Ryu
DB2-EN155 Cave Dragon
DB2-EN156 Gray Wing
DB2-EN157 Troop Dragon
DB2-EN158 The Dragon's Bead
DB2-EN159 A Wingbeat of Giant Dragon
DB2-EN160 Dragon's Gunfire
DB2-EN161 Stamping Destruction
DB2-EN162 Super Rejuvenation
DB2-EN163 Dragon's Rage
DB2-EN164 Burst Breath
DB2-EN165 Luster Dragon #2
DB2-EN167 Serpentine Princess
DB2-EN168 Patrician of Darkness
DB2-EN170 Gradius' Option
DB2-EN172 Woodland Sprite
DB2-EN174 Twin-Headed Behemoth
DB2-EN175 Maharaghi
DB2-EN176 Inaba White Rabbit
DB2-EN177 Yata-Garasu

DB2-EN180 Great Long Nose
DB2-EN181 Otohime
DB2-EN183 Asura Priest
DB2-EN184 Fushi No Tori
DB2-EN185 Spring of Rebirth
DB2-EN186 Heart of Clear Water
DB2-EN187 A Legendary Ocean
DB2-EN188 Fusion Sword Murasame Blade
DB2-EN189 Smoke Grenade of the Thief
DB2-EN191 Spiritual Energy Settle Machine
DB2-EN192 Second Coin Toss
DB2-EN193 Convulsion of Nature
DB2-EN194 The Secret of the Bandit
DB2-EN195 After the Struggle
DB2-EN196 Magic Reflector
DB2-EN198 Disappear
DB2-EN199 Bubble Crash
DB2-EN201 Bottomless Trap Hole
DB2-EN202 Bad Reaction to Simochi
DB2-EN203 Ominous Fortunetelling
DB2-EN204 Spirit's Invitation
DB2-EN205 Drop Off
DB2-EN207 King Tiger Wanghu
DB2-EN208 Birdface
DB2-EN209 Kryuel
DB2-EN210 Arsenal Bug
DB2-EN211 Maiden of the Aqua
DB2-EN212 Jowls of Dark Demise
DB2-EN213 Mucus Yolk
DB2-EN214 Moisture Creature
DB2-EN215 Gora Turtle
DB2-EN217 Dark Dust Spirit
DB2-EN218 Royal Keeper
DB2-EN219 Fensheng Mirror
DB2-EN221 Swarm of Scarabs
DB2-EN222 Swarm of Locusts
DB2-EN223 Giant Axe Mummy
DB2-EN226 Dice Jar
DB2-EN227 Dark Scorpion Burglars
DB2-EN231 Book of Taiyou
DB2-EN232 Book of Moon
DB2-EN233 Mirage of Nightmare
DB2-EN234 Secret Passage to the Treasures
DB2-EN235 Call of the Mummy
DB2-EN236 Timidity
DB2-EN237 Pyramid Energy
DB2-EN238 Tutan Mask
DB2-EN239 Ordeal of a Traveler
DB2-EN240 Bottomless Shifting Sand
DB2-EN241 Curse of Royal
DB2-EN242 Needle Ceiling
DB2-EN244 Dark Coffin
DB2-EN245 Needle Wall
DB2-EN246 Trap Dustshoot
DB2-EN247 Reckless Greed
DB2-EN248 Pharaoh's Treasure
DB2-EN250 Black Illusion Ritual (VB-02/PE-35).





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 04/22/2005
Source: Pojo.com

The Lost Millennium is scheduled for release in June 2005! Dark Beginning 2 is scheduled for August 2005!





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 04/21/2005
Source: Pojo.com

The next TCG Master Collector Volume 2 will be silver (the current one is gold) and will contain the Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning.





Reporter: yu_gi_ohgirl
Date: 04/14/2005

Yu-Gi-Oh has a NEW website! NEW FEATURES:

Look back-from the first 3 series
Yu-Gi-Oh new series-a sneak peak of Yu-Gi-Oh GX
The Cards- any strategies? e-mail them there.
Activities-new downloads, games including a color blaster, message board(kindly done with 4Kids TV) and internet radio.
Products-watch this space

So 4Kids TV has adjusted the site to make it their own.

4Kids radio update-Yu-Gi-Oh songs from the movie and TV soundtracks are on it like SHADOW GAMES, YOU'RE NOT ME, HEART OF THE CARDS and TIME TO DUEL.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 03/25/2005
Source: eBay.com

The next Cyber-Stein SJC-EN001 has been put on ebay, won from the Florida Shonen Jump Championship Tournament. If the last one sold for $25,000, how come no one used the Buy It Now option for $7,000 on this one? It's currently at just under $2,000, a real steal compared to the last one on ebay in December 2004.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 03/15/2005
Source: Pojo.com

Release schedule for the rest of the year!

Dark Revelation comes out in Late March. (2nd 1/2 of Ph. Guardian through Dark Crisis cards). Card Breakdown: 185 commons, 30 rares, 20 SR, 15 UR, 50 Tip cards.

In Mid-May 2005, there will be two more structure decks. Water & Fire. Not named yet.

Early June 2005 will be "The Lost Millennium" booster expansion. Sneak preview will be 5/28

Dark Beginning 2 in August

16th Booster expansion in Sept.

Tins in Sept.

Dark Revelations 2 in October

17th Booster in November.

New Duelist League in January 2005. 100 new stamps. 100 new pins. New Book of challenges. 3 new posters. 3 Master Flyers. 100 exclusive prize cards. The new pin looks like the Millennium rod. Over 2 years, you will be able to earn all 7 Millennium items.

Yugioh has an online TCG in December. Upper Deck has NOTHING TO DO WITH IT though.

Yugioh Worlds will be in Japan in 2005.

The Shonen Jump TCG Championships are considered a bigger event than a regional.

The Hobby League will have twice as many prizes in 2005.

There may be a Scholarship series in 2005 for kids 17 & Under.

The Yugioh National Championships might take place at Origins in 2005.





Reporter: Kyle W
Date: 03/10/2005
Source: ICV2.com

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents confiscated the largest cache of counterfeit Yu-Gi-Oh! cards ever recovered in North America. The raid, which was executed in the Los Angeles area late last week, took place after a vendor in downtown Los Angeles offered to sell an ICE undercover agent 250 cartons of the counterfeit cards for more than $36,000. So far no arrests have been made in the case, but the investigation is continuing. The initial lead in the probe came from investigators working for Yu-Gi-Oh!'s North American trademark holder, Upper Deck. ICE officials believe that the counterfeit cards were manufactured in China, and Upper Deck officials thought that the cards seized last week would be worth several million dollars at retail if they were genuine.





Reporter: YugiCollector11
Date: 02/13/2005


There have been reports that the money from fake Yu-Gi-Oh card sales fund TERRORISTS!

DO NOT BUY FAKE YUGIOH CARDS EVER!






Reporter: JESSE S
Date: 02/12/2005

I highly recommend getting BECKETT YUGIOH COLLECTOR magazine. It has the best info on the fake cards and photo's I have seen. You can pick it up anywhere. The fake cards don't just set with the god cards any more. I have received fake cards from the set of LON, and found out that other sets are now popping up. Watch what you buy from e-bay.

On the Fake God Card, the color is more washed out then the real cards. The Real God cards have much more solid colors. The #1 tell-tell sign is the back of the cards. The Real god cards DO NOT have the logo (Konami) on it, like all the real Yu-Gi-Oh cards do. What they do have is a blank back the matches the colors as the card.
Obelisk - Blue Back
Slifer - Red Back
The Winged Dragon of Ra - Yellow Back




#1 - Any card or anyone saying the cards are made in china or are printed in Chinese language are selling fake cards. Real Yu-Gi-Oh cards are printed in the following languages only: English, Spanish, French, French-Canadian, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Japanese.

#2 - The hologram located in the lower right corner will have a Eye of Anubis on it. The foil is sometimes put on wrong, or can be removed with a fingernail

#3 - The cards that Upper Deck use are like a playing card deck. Those making fake cards will have a shiny coating with many layers. This makes the card feel thicker.

#4 - On the back of a real God Card should not have any writing on it of any kind! the color of the "swirl" should also match the color used on the front of the card. So for example, the back of a Winged Dragon of Ra card should be yellow. FAKE CARDS HAVE WRITING ON THE BACK, such as Konami on the top left and on bottom right corner Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME

I have also seen on the back of the card, they are very bright. If you look at any one of the cards you have and compare to any card you think is fake you will be able to tell the difference..

#5 - Spelling is a big indicator - As I have seen on some of the fake cards the spelling in the bottom right corner is always wrong.
Correct - ©1996 KAZUKI TAKAHASHI
FAKE - © 1996 KAJURI TARAHASEI
If you run into any of these signs. It is a real good indication you have a counterfeit. Don't buy it or return it for full refund.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 02/01/2005
Source: ICV2.com

Responding to widespread discontent among its game and hobby store customers, Upper Deck is changing its shipping policies on the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG to give game and hobby stores an advantage over its mass merchant and other chain customers. The new policy provides for Upper Deck to begin shipping chain retailers on the street date for the hobby channel, effectively giving the hobby channel a week or more of sales before the chains put new Yu-Gi-Oh! releases on sale.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/28/2005
Source: What's On WDCA

Friday, January 28 = Deja Duel, Part 1
Friday, January 28 = Deja Duel, Part 2
Saturday, January 29 = Self Destruction (NEW EPISODE)
Saturday, January 29 = Reliving the Past (NEW EPISODE)
Monday, January 31 = A New Evil, PArt 1
Monday, January 31 = A New Evil, Part 2
Tuesday, February 1 = Legend of the Dragons
Tuesday, February 1 = The Creator Returns
Wednesday, February 2 = Deja Duel, Part 1
Wednesday, February 2 = Deja Duel, Part 2
Thursday, February 3 = An Unexpected Enemy
Thursday, February 3 = My Freaky Valentine, Part 1
Friday, February 4 = Self Destruction
Friday, February 4 = Reliving the Past
Saturday, February 5 = Deck of Armor (NEW EPISODE)
Saturday, February 5 = Flight of Fear, Part 1 (NEW EPISODE)





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/18/2005
Source: Ebay.com

The winning bid on ebay for a Card of Sanctity EP1-EN000 was $3,450.00!!! Even though there are only 100 in the world, is the card really worth that much? It sucks in any type of deck, and NOT the same as it was in the show or the movie.






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/17/2005
Source: Postcard in the Mail

I got a postcard in the mail from UpperDeck Entertainment advertising a Sneak Peek preview of Flaming Eternity on the weekend of February 26-27, 2005! A similar sneak peek was done for Rise of Destiny in November 2004.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/12/2005
Source: Pojo.com

Two new structure decks are coming out in Early Feb 2005. One is "Dragon's Roar". The second is "Zombie Madness". Both of these decks are designed for the Advance Format. Both are very playable right out of the box. There are a lot of really good rare cards in these decks. There is one new ultra rare card in each deck. All others are reprints. The boxes will not have YuGiOh anime characters on them for the first time ever. No clear window, but really cool monsters on the cover.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/11/2005
Source: What's On WBDC

There are no new episodes scheduled for KidsWB through January 22nd.
A Pokemon movie will be on January 22nd instead of Yu-Gi-Oh!





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 12/30/2004
Source: What's On WBDC

KidsWB Schedule (EST):

Wednesday, December 29 = Friends Til the End, Part 1
Wednesday, December 29 = Friends Til the End, Part 2
Thursday, December 30 = Friends Til the End, Part 3
Thursday, December 30 = Friends Til the End, Part 4
Friday, December 31 = An Unexpected Enemy
Friday, December 31 = My Freaky Valentine, Part 1
Saturday, January 1 = The Challenge
Saturday, January 1 = Fate of the Pharaoh, Part 1
Monday, January 3 = Arena of Lost Souls, Part 1
Monday, January 3 = Arena of Lost Souls, Part 2
Tuesday, January 4 = Double Duel, Part 1
Tuesday, January 4 = Double Duel, Part 2
Wednesday, January 5 = Double Duel, Part 3
Wednesday, January 5 = Face Off, Part 1
Thursday, January 6 = Face Off, Part 2
Thursday, January 6 = Face Off, Part 3
Friday, January 7 = The Challenge
Friday, January 7 = Fate of the Pharaoh, Part 1
Saturday, January 8 = Fate of the Pharaoh, Part 2
Saturday, January 8 = Fate of the Pharaoh, Part 3





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 12/29/2004
Source: animenation.com

TV Tokyo has announced that the second Yu-Gi-Oh movie, never before released in Japan, will air on Japanese television at 8 AM on Sunday, January 2nd. TV Tokyo's announcement does not state whether the film will air with its original English language dialogue or if it will have a Japanese language dub.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 12/14/2004
Source: ICV2.com

Cyber-Stein is selling on ebay for over $25,000!!!!!!!



"Cyber-Stein," a Yu-Gi-Oh! card first given away at GenCon SoCal a little over a week ago, has been listed on eBay; the most recent bid as of this writing is $25,300. The card is one of only two extant copies of the English version of the card. One was distributed through a charity event at the convention; the other (the one for sale on eBay), was a prize at the Shonen Jump Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Champion Series event held at the show. The only distribution currently planned for the English-language Cyber-Stein card is through the Shonen Jump events. The next Shonen Jump Yu-Gi-Oh! event is scheduled for February 6th in Las Vegas.

Here's a picture of the dumb ass making a $25,000 profit for winning the yugioh tournament at Gen Con in California http://www.metagame.com/yugioh.aspx?tabid=61&EventId=22 





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/30/2004
Source: What's On WBDC

KidsWB Schedule (EST):

11/29/2004 = Clash in the Coliseum, Part 3
11/29/2004 = Clash in the Coliseum, Part 4
11/30/2004 = Battle for the Bronze, Part 1
11/30/2004 = Battle for the Bronze, Part 2
12/01/2004 = Battle for the Bronze, Part 3
12/01/2004 = The Final Face Off Part I
12/02/2004 = The Final Face Off Part 2
12/02/2004 = The Final Face Off Part 3
12/03/2004 = On the Wrong Track, Part 2
12/03/2004 = On the Wrong Track, Part 3
12/04/2004 = A New Evil, Part 1 *** NEW EPISODE ***
12/04/2004 = A New Evil, Part 2 *** NEW EPISODE ***
12/06/2004 = The Final Face Off, Part 4
12/06/2004 = The Final Face Off, Part 5
12/07/2004 = Brothers in Arms, Part 1
12/07/2004 = Brothers in Arms, Part 2
12/08/2004 = Brothers in Arms, Part 3
12/08/2004 = Noah's Final Threat, Part 1
12/09/2004 = Noah's Final Threat, Part 2
12/09/2004 = So Close Yet So Far
12/10/2004 = A New Evil, Part 1
12/10/2004 = A New Evil, Part 2
12/11/2004 = Legend of the Dragons
12/11/2004 = The Creator Returns





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/23/2004
Source: ICV2.comt

Upper Deck is not slowing the release schedule for its top-selling Yu-Gi- Oh! CCG brand in 2005, totaling eleven SKUs. Upper Deck has now released info on releases through the end of the year, at least in outline.

Master Collection 2 is currently unscheduled, but slotted in first quarter in the Upper Deck release schedule. Each Master Collection #2 will include one pack and one variant card from Pharaonic Guardian, Magician's Force, Dark Crisis, Invasion of Chaos, Ancient Sanctuary, and Exclusive Pack. Master Collection #1 will be released in December.

A yet-to-be-named structure deck product will be released in May.

The Lost Millennium Booster Packs will be released in early June, Dark Beginning 2 is scheduled for August, an as-yet-unnamed booster and tins in September, Dark Revelation 2 in October, and a final booster release in November.

Upper Deck has been giving heavy marketing support to its Yu-Gi-Oh! brand, including 450 gross rating points worth of TV advertising behind Soul of the Duelist in September, and the same volume of advertising behind its Tins this month.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/18/2004
Source: Email from UpperDeck Entertainment

Sneak Preview Weekend Tournaments Offer First Glimpse of New Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Set!
Upper Deck Entertainment (UDE), the authorized dealer of Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, is proud to offer Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Duelists an early look at Rise of Destiny -- the upcoming expansion set for the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG.

The Sneak Preview Weekend, with tournaments occurring on the weekend of November 20-21, will give both new and veteran players the opportunity to be among the first to play with brand-new cards. Duelists can grab the new Ultimate Rare Cards and see exciting new Machine-type monsters like Perfect Machine King!

Visit this site http://www.upperdeckentertainment.com/yugioh/events.aspx for more information!





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/17/2004
Source: ToonZone.net

The Konami Corporation will debut an online version of its Yu-Gi-Oh! card game on a test basis starting December 18 free of charge - until the full-scale simultaneous launch in Japan, Europe, and America in Spring 2005. Besides gameplay, it will also offer online chatting and trading. The CD-ROM will be distributed through manga anthologies "V Jump" in Japan, "BANZAI" in Europe, and "Shonen Jump" in America and Europe. More technical details can be found in the official news release.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/16/2004

The movie cards will be available in today's release of Yu-Gi-Oh The Movie! (One per DVD though)





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/15/2004

According to an email I received from an ebay seller I put a pre-sell on Dark Beginning 1 boxes, he indicated that they have been delayed and should be out by the 2nd week of December. He further stated that several others that UpperDeck was trying to push out before Christmas might not be out on time.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/09/2004

Tournament 5 (TP5) Card List!

TP5-EN001 Luminous Soldier (Ultra)
TP5-EN002 Big Shield Gardna (Super)
TP5-EN003 Magical Thorn (Super)
TP5-EN004 Luster Dragon (Super)
TP5-EN005 Needle Worm (Super)
TP5-EN006 Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer (Rare)
TP5-EN007 Bazoo the Soul-Eater (Rare)
TP5-EN008 Book of Life (Rare)
TP5-EN009 Trap of Board Eraser (Rare)
TP5-EN010 Goddess with the Third Eye
TP5-EN011 Jowgen the Spiritualist
TP5-EN012 Tornado Bird
TP5-EN013 Destruction Punch
TP5-EN014 Beastking of the Swamps
TP5-EN015 Versago the Destroyer
TP5-EN016 Mystical Sheep #1
TP5-EN017 Pyramid Turtle
TP5-EN018 Curse of Royal
TP5-EN019 Winged Sage Falcos
TP5-EN020 Dark Designator

http://mrseahouse.netfirms.com/tyma/nfpicturepro/albums/tp5/tp5_big_shield_gardna.jpg  http://mrseahouse.netfirms.com/tyma/nfpicturepro/albums/tp5/tp5_luminous_soldier.jpg  http://mrseahouse.netfirms.com/tyma/nfpicturepro/albums/tp5/tp5_magical_thorn.jpg 





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/08/2004
Source: What's On WBDC

KidsWB Schedule (EST):

November 8 @ 4:00 PM = Awakening of Evil
November 8 @ 4:30 PM = Deja Duel, Part 1
November 9 @ 4:00 PM = Mind Game, Part 1
November 9 @ 4:30 PM = Deja Duel, Part 2
November 10 @ 4:00 PM = Mind Game, Part 2
November 10 @ 4:30 PM = An Unexpected Enemy
November 11 @ 4:00 PM = A Duel With Destiny: Kaiba Vs. Ishizu
November 11 @ 4:30 PM = My Freaky Valentine, Part 1
November 12 @ 4:00 PM = The Challenge
November 12 @ 4:30 PM = Fate of the Pharaoh, Part 1
November 13 @ 11:00 AM = Fate of the Pharaoh, Part 2
November 13 @ 11:30 AM = Fate of the Pharaoh, Part 3
November 15 @ 4:00 PM = Showdown in the Shadows, Part 1
November 15 @ 4:30 PM = My Freaky Valentine, Part 2
November 16 @ 4:00 PM = Showdown in the Shadows, Part 2
November 16 @ 4:30 PM = My Freaky Valentine, Part 3
November 17 @ 4:00 PM = Back to Battle City, Part 1
November 17 @ 4:30 PM = The Challenge
November 18 @ 4:00 PM = Back to Battle City, Part 2
November 18 @ 4:30 PM = Fate of the Pharaoh, Part 1
November 19 @ 4:00 PM = Fate of the Pharaoh, Part 2
November 19 @ 4:30 PM = Fate of the Pharaoh, Part 3
November 20 @ 11:00 AM = Trial By Stone
November 20 @ 11:30 AM = On the Wrong Track





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 10/28/2004
Source: cartoonnetwork.com

Cartoon Network USA Schedule:
October 31, 8:30 AM = Rath of Rebecca
November 1, 8:30 AM = Rath of Rebecca
November 2, 8:30 AM = Ties Of Friendship
November 3, 8:30 AM = Legendary Heroes, Part I
November 4, 8:30 AM = Legendary Heroes, Part II
November 7, 8:30 AM = Ties Of Friendship
November 8, 8:30 AM = Legendary Heroes, Part III
November 9, 8:30 AM = Dungeon Dice Monster, Part I
November 10, 8:30 AM = Dungeon Dice Monster, Part II





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 10/25/2004
Source: ICV2.com

Four Yu-Gi-Oh! releases are planned for the first quarter of 2005. Rise of Destiny boosters will be released in January, Dragon's Roar and Zombie's Madness Structure Decks in February, Flaming Eternity boosters in early March, and Dark Revelation I in late March.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 10/23/2004

Fans of the original subtitled version will be happy with this past Tuesday's release of Yu-Gi-Oh uncut DVDs. I picked mine up at Suncoast. It is true, the English cast was called back in to "re-dub" the series to be as close as possible to the translation of the original version. I've seen the first episode many times, and when I saw the re-dub uncut version, there were LOTS OF CHANGES TO THE DIALOG MADE! Also, the Japanese writing ont he Duel Monsters cards was restored. On top of that, the original Japanese Opening was used! WAY COOL!





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 10/22/2004

If you're confused about the new episode schedule on Kids WB for Saturday, you're right. There's a small episode title conflict. According to What's On WBDC, this Saturday's episode is titled "My Freaky Valentine, Part 1." However, according to TVTOME.com, the next episode is supposed to be "An Unexpected Enemy." The latter will air on KidsWB Friday 4:00 PM, October 29th. I think WBDC may have gotten the titles mixed up. The "My Freaky Valentine" (USA title) was a 4-part arc in the original series.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 10/21/2004
Source: What's On WBDC

KidsWB Schedule (EST):

Thursday, October 21 = Duel With a Ghoul
Friday, October 22 = Give Up the Ghost
Saturday, October 23 = My Freaky Valentine, Part 1
Monday 4:00 PM, October 25 = The Dueling Monkey
Monday 4:30 PM, October 25 = Trial by Red Eyes
Tuesday 4:00 PM, October 26 = Evil Spirit of the Ring
Tuesday 4:30 PM, October 26 = Panik Attack
Wednesday 4:00 PM, October 27 = The Scars of Defeat
Wednesday 4:30 PM, October 27 = Arena of Lost Souls
Thursday 4:00 PM, October 28 = Arena of Lost Souls
Thursday 4:30 PM, October 28 = Double Trouble Duel
Friday 4:00 PM, October 29 = An Unexpected Enemy
Friday 4:30 PM, October 29 = My Freaky Valentine, Part 1
Saturday 8:00 AM, October 30 = My Freaky Valentine, Part ?
Saturday 11:00 AM, October 30 = My Freaky Valentine, Part ?





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 10/19/2004

An email from Mr. Man and Lady Ladyington indicated that the new Juice Box cartidges are available, and there are Yu-Gi-Oh ones! Juice Box is made by Mattel and is new competition this year against the Video Now. Here's the link to the official JuiceBox home page: http://www.juicebox.com/home.aspx





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 10/06/2004
Source: What's On WBDC

KidsWB Schedule:

Wednesday, October 6 = Legend of the Dragons
Thursday, October 7 = The Creator Returns
Friday, October 8 = NO EPISODE!
Saturday, October 9 = Deja Duel! Part 1
Monday, October 11 = The Heart of the Cards
Tuesday, October 12 = The Gauntlet Is Thrown
Wednesday, October 13 = Journey to the Duelist Kingdom
Thursday, October 14 = The Ultimate Great Moth
Friday, October 15 = NO EPISODE!
Saturday, October 16 = Deja Duel!, Part 2





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 09/22/2004
Source: AnimeNation.com

To date, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie has earned $19.65 million





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 09/13/2004
Source: DVDToons.com

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie is scheduled for release on 11/16/2004, with a retail tag of $27.95.

DVD Features:

Challenges : Yu-Gi-Oh Monster Challenge: Memory Game
Music Video : 2 music videos from the YuGiOh! The Movie Soundtrack
Theatrical Trailer

Aspect Ratio: Original Aspect Ratio - 1.85, Standard [4:3 Transfer]
Subtitles: 1 English, 2 Francais, 3 Espanol
Sound Quality:
English: Dolby Surround 5.1
Francais (Quebec): Dolby Surround 5.1
Closed Captioning: Yes
Sound Track Language: English
Running Time: 90 Minutes






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 09/12/2004
Source: What's On WBDC

Monday, September 13 = Double Duel, Part 1
Tuesday, September 14 = Double Duel, Part 1
Wednesday, September 15 = Double Duel, Part 1
Thursday, September 16 = Double Duel, Part 1
FRIDAY HAS NO EPISODE!
Saturday, September 18 = A New Evil, Part 2

Starting Monday, September 20, Teen Titans will be on @ 4:30 PM
STUPID SEPTEMBER SWEEPS!!!!





Reporter: Donkey Kong Song
Date: 09/11/2004
Source: What's On WBDC

Please note that Yu-Gi-Oh! will ONLY be on weekdays Monday-Thursday because Friday they will be showing encore episodes of "Da Boom Crew" in its place. Friday's schedule: (all encores)

3:00 The Batman
3:30 ¡Mucha Lucha! ¡Gigante!
4:00 Pokémon: Advanced Challenge
4:30 Da Boom Crew





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 09/09/2004
Source: What's On WBDC

September Sweeps means new episodes!

Thursday, September 9 = One for the Road
Friday, September 10 = A Sign
Saturday, September 11 = A New Evil (11:00 AM)
Saturday, September 11 = Mime Control (1:30 PM)

** Episode schedules have not been posted past Saturday **





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 09/08/2004
Source: AnimeNewsNetwork.com

Warner Bros. has announced that Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie will be released on DVD on November 16th, only 3 months after the movie' theatrical release. Retailing at $27.95, the DVD will be in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and will have a 5.1 audio track and other extras. As the movie was created for North American audience and has not been released in Japan, the DVD will not have a Japanese audio track.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 09/03/2004

At Wal*Mart yesterday in Northern VA (USA), I found the new Yu-Gi-Oh Tins!
You get 5 booster packs like before, only the newer series ones.
In my opinion, Gia and Command Knight are the best two to get (top left and top right).
Insect Queen is the worst, too hard to use and get on the field, plus its effect is not that great.







Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 08/27/2004
Source: ICV2.com

KidsWB Fall Line-Up:

8:00 am = Jackie Chan Adventures
8:30 am = Mucha Lucha Gigante
9:00 am = Teen Titans
9:30 am = Xiaolin Showdown
10:00 am = Pokemon: Advanced Challenge
10:30 am = The Batman
11:00 am = Yu-Gi-Oh
11:30 am = Da Boom Crew

The Kids WB daily animation block (3pm to 5pm ET, PT) will include:
Jackie Chan Adventures; Mucha Lucha, Pokemon, and Yu-Gi-Oh.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 08/26/2004
Source: What's On WB

KidsWB Schedule:

Friday, August 27 = Final, Yugi vs Marik, Part 3
*** Saturday, August 28, 11:00 AM = Final, Yugi vs Marik, Part IV ***
*** Saturday, August 28, 11:30 AM = Final, Yugi vs Marik, Part V ***
Monday, August 30 = Legendary Heroes, Part 1
Tuesday, August 31 = Legendary Heroes, Part 2
Wednesday, September 1 = Legendary Heroes, Part 3
Thursday, September 2 = The Final Face Off Part IV
Friday, September 3 = The Final Face Off Part V
*** Saturday, September 4, 11:00 AM = One for the Road ***
*** Saturday, September 4, 11:30 AM = Looking Back and Moving Ahead ***





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 08/24/2004
Source: ICV2.com



Upper Deck plans an aggressive schedule of releases through the end of the year for its four CCG lines -- Yu Gi Oh, Versus (Marvel and DC), Shaman King, and Bratz. Yu-Gi-Oh will have the most releases, as is appropriate for the industry-leading CCG brand. Soul of the Duelist and the Yu Gi Oh Collector Tins are planned for September; Dark Beginnings for October; and Rise of Destiny, including a 40-card Special Edition Pack is planned for November. The YuGiOh Master Collection, a collector's case with six different booster packs and special cards, will release in December, although probably not in time to get a lot of holiday sales.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 08/18/2004
Source: What's On WB

KidsWB Schedule:

Wednesday, August 18 = Dungeon Dice Monsters, Part 3
Thursday, August 19 = Dungeon Dice Monsters, Best of Friends, Part 4
Friday, August 20 = Final, Yugi vs Marik, Part 2
Saturday, August 21 = Final, Yugi vs Marik, Part 3
Monday August 23 = The Mystery Duelist, Part 1
Tuesday, August 24 = The Mystery Duelist, Part 2
Wednesday, August 25 = Yugi vs. the Rare Hunter, Part 1
Thursday, August 26 = Yugi vs. the Rare Hunter, Part 2
Friday, August 27 = Final, Yugi vs Marik, Part 3
*** Saturday, August 28, 11:00 AM = Final, Yugi vs Marik, Part 4 ***
*** Saturday, August 28, 11:30 AM = Final, Yugi vs Marik, Part 5 ***





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 08/17/2004
Source: AnimeNewsNetwork.com

Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie came in 4th place and is estimated to have earned $9.3 million during its first weekend at the box office, placing it Fourth at the box office, behind Alien vs. Predator (AvP), The Princess Diaries 2 and Collateral.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 08/16/2004

The movie was awesome! Highly recommend everyone go see it! The official Yu-Gi-Oh Movie web site can be seen here: http://yugioh.warnerbros.com/ 





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 08/12/2004

Yu-Gi-Oh The Movie opens tomorrow! Get your free card when you see the movie too!





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 08/03/2004
Source: What's On WB

KidsWB Schedule:

Tuesday, August 3 = Keith's Machinations, Part 2
Wednesday, August 4 = Best of Duels, Best of Friends, Part 1
Thursday, August 5 = Best of Duels, Best of Friends, Part 2
Friday, August 6 = Final, Yugi vs Marik, Part 1
Saturday, August 7 = ?
Monday August 9 = Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium, Part 1
Tuesday, August 10 = Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium, Part 2
Wednesday, August 11 = Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium, Part 3
Thursday, August 12 = Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium, Part 4
Friday, August 13 = Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium, Part 5
Saturday, August 14 = Final, Yugi vs Marik, Part 2





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 08/02/2004
Source: What's On WB

Yu-Gi-Oh! returns to weekdays @ 4:30PM on KidsWB starting this week!





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 07/27/2004
Source: http://www.go2iguanas.com

We do not have pictures yet but our Yugioh order form includes 6 new 2004 Yugioh collector's tins!

http://go2iguanas.com/yucoti20pr.html

Six Brand New cards will now be available in English for the first time ever! Blade Knight Insect Queen
Swift Knight Gaia of the Gale
Obnoxious Celtic Guardian
Total Defense Shogun
Command Knight

Also included in each tin will be one of each of the following packs
1 Pharaonic Guardian
1 Magician's Force
1 Dark Crisis
1 Invasion of Chaos
1 Ancient Sanctuary





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 06/18/2004
Source: ICV2.com

Sources with 4Kids Entertainment Home Video have confirmed that the company will begin releasing the original, un-cut Japanese versions of Yu- Gi-Oh! and Shaman King on DVD this fall. Both series were cut for American TV to make them appropriate for younger audiences, and the earlier DVD releases have been of those versions. The uncut versions will appeal to an older, otaku audience. Stay tuned for more details.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 06/16/2004
Source: AnimeOnDVD.com News Page

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie Trailer is available ONLINE NOW!!!
You can view it in QuickTime or RealMedia @ TheMovieBox.net!





Reporter: mario72486
Date: 06/15/2004

According to a commercial on Cartoon Network, Yu-Gi-Oh will air in a 1-hour block with Pokemon.  Apparently, they will both be having new episodes of the show - at least new to the network.  It's a perfect opportunity for those who've missed past episodes, especially of Pokemon.  Just wanted to let you know if you haven't learned of it already.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 06/09/2004
Source: What's On WB

KidsWB Schedule:

Wednesday, June 9 = Friends Til the End, Part 3
Thursday, June 10 = Friends Til the End, Part 4
Friday, June 11 = Clash in the Coliseum, Part 2
Saturday, June 12 = Clash in the Coliseum, Part 3

Yu-Gi-Oh! is NO LONGER ON KidsWB on weekdays due
to a double dose of Pokemon @ 4:00 and 4:30 PM


Saturday, June 19 = Clash in the Coliseum, Part 4





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 05/27/2004
Source: What's On WB

KidsWB Schedule:

Thursday, May 27 = The Darkness Returns, Part 1
Friday, May 28 = The Darkness Returns, Part 2
Saturday, May 29 = The Darkness Returns, Part 3 (8:00 AM!)
Saturday, May 29 = Clash in the Coliseum, Part 1 (8:30 AM!)
Monday, May 31 = The Master of Magicians, Part 1
Tuesday, June 1 = The Master of Magicians, Part 2
Wednesday, June 2 = The Master of Magicians, Part 3
Thursday, June 3 = The Darkness Returns, Part 3
Friday, June 4 = Clash in the Coliseum, Part 1
Saturday, June 5 = Clash in the Coliseum, Part 2





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 05/17/2004
Source: ICV2.com

Upper Deck has announced plans for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Exclusive Packs, which will be released in August in conjunction with the release of the Yu-Gi-Oh! feature film. Each pack will contain eight cards, five Commons and three Ultra-Rares, all of which will be playable and tournament legal. This is the only set that will feature monsters and cards featured in the movie. The Exclusive Packs will street on August 8th; the movie opens on August 13th. The Exclusive Pack will be on sale July 25th at the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship at the Anaheim Convention Center.






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 05/16/2004
Source: What's On WB

KidsWB Schedule:

Monday, May 17 = Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium, Part 1
Tuesday, May 18 = Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium, Part 2
Wednesday, May 19 = Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium, Part 3
Thursday, May 20 = Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium, Part 4
Friday, May 21 = Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium, Part 5
Saturday, May 22 = The Darkness Returns, Part 2
Saturday, May 22 = The Darkness Returns, Part 3
Monday, May 24 = Obelisk the Tormentor
Tuesday, May 25 = Back to Battle City, Part 2
Wednesday, May 26 = The Darkness Returns, Part 1
Thursday, May 27 = The Darkness Returns, Part 2
Friday, May 28 = The Darkness Returns, Part 3





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 05/10/2004
Source: What's On WB

KidsWB Schedule:

Monday, May 10 = Dungeon Dice Monsters, Part 1
Tuesday, May 11 = Dungeon Dice Monsters, Part 2
Wednesday, May 12 = Dungeon Dice Monsters, Part 3
Thursday, May 13 = Dungeon Dice Monsters, Part 4
Friday, May 14 = Back to Battle City, Part 2
Saturday, May 15 = Back to Battle City, Part 3





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 05/03/2004

Series 11 of the mini action figures has been spotted at Target!





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 04/29/2004
Source: Email from www.Go2iguanas.com

If you're a Yugioh player this is the week for you! Invasion of Chaos Unlimited has arrived! All pre-sells should be out by tomorrow! http://store.yahoo.com/iguanas-cbc/inofchboboxu2.html

The next Set is Ancient Sanctuary We have both unlimited and 1st now in pre-sell 1st can be found at: http://store.yahoo.com/iguanas-cbc/ansa1stedyub.html

Another new set has been announced, to be honest we do not know to much about this set yet, but as we do we will let you know it is #29 Soul of the Duelist (concept) http://store.yahoo.com/iguanas-cbc/29soofduyubo.html

Yu-Yu-Hakusho has reached the final days with us at www.go2iguans.com Look for a huge sale this Thursday 50% off all singles!

Don't forget all beanies have been marked down, at least 15% if not more! http://store.yahoo.com/iguanas-cbc/beaniebabies.html

The Beanie Dear has retired! While we still have the 15% off sale would be a great time to pick this beanie up! http://store.yahoo.com/iguanas-cbc/dearpresell.html

SPECIALS:
Circus Beanie set of 5 $19.99 http://store.yahoo.com/iguanas-cbc/cibesetof5pr.html
Dad-E 2004 Buddy $6.99! http://store.yahoo.com/iguanas-cbc/dabupr.html
Gate Guardian (MRD unl) $29.99! http://store.yahoo.com/iguanas-cbc/gateguardian.html

Wednesday:
Jack $22.99!
Swords of revealing light $29.99
Bidder $34.99!

COUPONS:
All Coupons are to be placed in the coupon code section. If coupons are placed in the incorrect section they will not be honored. All coupons end midnight EST. Once you make your order please check it to make sure the coupon went through correctly. If it did not please explain this in the comments section or feedback section of your order. If you email us after you order and do not explain the problem in the comments section your coupon WILL NOT BE HONORED. If there is a problem and you explain it to us we will fix your coupon once we get the order. Coupons used on the incorrect day, or placed in the incorrect section will not be honored and the order will be sent without the coupon discount. You can only use one coupon at a time, if you use two coupons, the lesser of the two coupons will be honored. Coupons are not valid with any orders that have a special price for quantity. Example: Magic the Gathering cases. Coupons cannot be used if any free items are included with your order, including iguana's reward program items.

Wednesday the 28th enter coupon code vipwed for 5% off all orders
Thursday the 29th enter coupon code vipthur for 7% off all orders over $79.99!





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 04/27/2004
Source: Toonami.com

Cartoon Network (USA) Schedule:

April 27 7:30 AM = Best Of Friends, Best Of Duelist- Part I
April 27 8:30 PM = Aftermath
April 28 7:30 AM = Best Of Friends, Best Of Duelist - Part II
April 28 8:30 PM = Heart of the Cards
April 29 7:30 AM = Yugi Vs. Pegasus Match Of The Millenium - Part I
April 29 8:30 PM = Gauntlet Is Thrown

*******After this week, Yu-Gi-Oh! moves to weekday mornings only!!! *******

April 30 7:30 AM = Yugi Vs. Pegasus Match Of The Millenium - Part II
May 03 7:30 AM = Yugi Vs. Pegasus Match Of The Millenium - Part III
May 04 7:30 AM = Yugi Vs. Pegasus Match Of The Millenium - Part IV
May 05 7:30 AM = Yugi Vs. Pegasus Match Of The Millenium - Part V
May 06 7:30 AM = Aftermath
May 07 7:30 AM = Heart of the Cards
May 10 7:30 AM = Gauntlet Is Thrown
May 11 7:30 AM = Journey To The Duelist Kingdom





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 04/27/2004
Source: What's On WB

KidsWB Schedule:

Tuesday, April 27 = The Dark Spirit Revealed
Wednesday, April 28 = Rage of the Egyptian Gods
Thursday, April 29 = Awakening of Evil
Friday, April 30 = Mind Game
Saturday, May 1 = Back to Battle City, Part 1
Monday, May 3 = Playing With a Parasite, Part 1
Tuesday, May 4 = Playing With a Parasite, Part 2
Wednesday, May 5 = The Dark Spirit Revealed, Part 1
Thursday, May 6 = The Dark Spirit Revealed, Part 2
Friday, May 7 = Back to Battle City, Part 1
Saturday, May 8 = Back to Battle City, Part 2





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 04/26/2004
Source: ToonZone.net

Kids WB will air "Return to Battle City," a special three-part Yu-Gi-Oh! event, on May 1, 8 and 15.

In conjunction with the story arc, Kids WB will hold a "Duel of Destiny" sweepstakes on Saturday, May 15. Details on how to enter will be broadcast that morning during Yu-Gi-Oh!: Enter The Shadow Realm (11:00am ET / 10:00am PT). The grand prize winner will receive 4 VIP passes, complete with hotel and travel accommodations, to the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2004 in Anaheim, CA, on July 25. One hundred first-prize winners will be awarded never-before-released Yu-Gi-Oh! booster card packs and an exclusive Kids' WB! card.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 04/25/2004
Source: ICV2.com

Burger King Plans Major Yu-Gi-Oh Movie Promotion
Plus New Rare CCG Introduced at Screenings

The Burger King Corporation will launch a major promotion for Yu-Gi-Oh: The Movie, which opens in theaters across North America on August 13. Burger King will provide lots TV advertising for the movie as well as a coordinated premium promotion at Burger King outlets -- but what may really put fannies in the seats is the Konami/Upper Deck CCG promotion which will provide a free Yu-Gi-Oh CCG card to all movie ticket purchasers, including a new, rare collector's card, which will be introduced especially for the theatrical release.

A similar CCG promotion with the first Pokemon feature film helped it become the highest grossing anime feature ever released in the U.S. with box office earnings of over $85 million.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 04/23/2004
Source: ICV2.com

ICv2's latest ICv2 Retailers Guide to Anime/Manga includes the Manga Top 50 for Q1 2004, as selected by the editorial staff of the Guide. The list ranks only ongoing properties with new releases planned for Q2; eight "perennial" properties with no new releases planned are included in the Top 50 but unranked. Based on sales reports for both the bookstore and comic store channels, as well as interviews with retailers, publishers, and distributors, the list can help retailers identify those properties that are selling well in a variety of venues. The top half of that list is as follows (in order from 1-25):

Rurouni Kenshin
Trigun
Fruits Basket
InuYasha
Hellsing
Demon Diary
Yu Gi Oh
Ai Yori Aoshi
Alice 19th
Ai Love You
Fake
Berserk
Kare Kono
Gravitation
Dragon Ball Z
Tokyo Mew Mew
Shaman King
Pet Shop of Horrors
Azumanga Daioh
Samurai Deeper Kyo
Full Metal Panic
Ragnorak
Ranma 1/2
Aquarian Age
Pita Ten





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 04/22/2004
Source: ICV2.com

Yugioh Managa #4 ranked #22 in ICV2.com's Top 100 Graphic Novels based on sales. Sales Estimates for March Based on Diamond Indexes and Publisher Title Data





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 03/31/2004
Source: "What's On WBDC"

KidsWB Schedule:

Wednesday, March 31 - Yugi vs. the Rare Hunter, Part 1
Thursday, April 1 - Yugi vs. the Rare Hunter, Part 2
Friday, April 2 - So Close Yet So Far, Part 1
Saturday, April 3 - Burying the Past, Part 2
Monday, April 5 - Duel With a Ghoul
Tuesday, April 6 - Give Up the Ghost
Wednesday, April 7 - Evil Spirit of the Ring
Thursday, April 8 - Face Off, Part ?
Friday, April 9 - Face Off, Part ?
Saturday, April 10 - Double Duel, Part ? @ 11:00 AM
Saturday, April 10 - Double Duel, Part ? @ 11:30 AM





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 03/29/2004
Source: ICV2.com>

The new ICv2 Retailers Guide to Games #4 reports that the 2003 game market grew in three of four categories over the previous year, with CCGs, miniature games, and board and family games all up, and RPGs down. ICv2 estimates that the CCG market grew to around $850 million at retail in 2003, led by increased sales in the top two brands, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Magic: The Gathering, and solid sales in a number of other lines. ICv2's 2002 estimate was $750 million.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 03/23/2004

Newsletter from www.Go2iguanas.com:

We now have the special variant cards from the Yugioh special Edition packs on the site
Gemini Elf $14.99
Magic Cylinder $9.99
Ring of destruction $14.99
Lava Golem $5.99
Set of all 4 variant cards $39.99

We also now have Japanese Premium Pack 6 $9.99
Specials:
Tuesday:
Garcia Museum Quality $49.99!
Asian Buddy Set 2 $109.99!
Blue Eyes White Dragon $7.99

Wednesday:
Mom-e $29.99
Smooch $12.99
Gate Guardian $29.99!

COUPONS:

All Coupons are to be placed in the coupon code section. If coupons are placed in the incorrect section they will not be honored. All coupons end midnight EST. Once you make your order please check it to make sure the coupon went through correctly. If it did not please explain this in the comments section or feedback section of your order. If you email us after you order and do not explain the problem in the comments section your coupon WILL NOT BE HONORED. If there is a problem and you explain it to us we will fix your coupon once we get the order. Coupons used on the incorrect day, or placed in the incorrect section will not be honored and the order will be sent without the coupon discount. You can only use one coupon at a time, if you use two coupons, the lesser of the two coupons will be honored. Coupons are not valid with any orders that have a special price for quantity. Example: Magic the Gathering cases. Coupons cannot be used if any free items are included with your! order, including iguanas reward program items.

Wed the 24th enter coupon code
vipwed for $6 off all orders over $54.99

Thursday the 25th enter coupon code
vipthur for 6% off all orders over $59.99!

Dustin Hammond,
www.go2iguanas.com





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 03/22/2004
Source: "What's On WBDC"
KidsWB Schedule:

Tuesday, March 23 - Showdown in the Shadows
Wednesday, March 24 - The Two Faces of Marrik
Thursday, March 25 - The Mystery Duelist, Part 1
Friday, March 26 - The Mystery Duelist, Part 2
Saturday, March 27 - The Rescue





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 03/12/2004
Source: "What's On WBDC"
KidsWB Schedule:

Friday, March 12 - Noah's Final Threat: Part II
Saturday, March 13 - Noah's Secret
Monday, March 15 - Mind Game, Part 1
Tuesday, March 16 - Mind Game, Part 2
Wednesday, March 17 - Mind Game, Part 3
Thursday, March 18 - A Duel With Destiny: Kaiba vs. Ishizu, Part 1
Friday, March 19 - A Duel With Destiny: Kaiba vs. Ishizu, Part 2
Saturday, March 20 - So Close Yet So Far ** ALL NEW **





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 03/11/2004
Source: AnimeNewsNetwork.com
YU-GI-OH!: The Movie To Premiere August 13

4Kids Entertainment, In Association With Shueisha, TV Tokyo And Nihon ADSystems, Teams With Warner Brothers Pictures For YU-GI-OH! Motion Picture

4Kids Entertainment, Inc. announced today that it has reached an agreement for Warner Bros. Pictures, a division of Time Warner, Inc. (NYSE: TWX), to distribute YU-GI-OH!: The Movie, the first theatrical motion picture based on the hit YU-GI-OH! animated television series. YU-GI-OH!: The Movie was produced by 4Kids Entertainment in association with Shueisha, TV Tokyo and Nihon AD-Systems. YU-GI-OH!: The Movie will be released across the U.S. on August 13, 2004 and will be released internationally in markets outside of Asia beginning in late August 2004.

Burger King Corporation will launch a major YU-GI-OH!: The Movie premium promotion backed by television advertising in the U.S. and key territories. In addition, Warner Bros. Pictures and Japanese toy and video game maker Konami Corporation will be distributing special YU-GI-OH!: The Movie trading cards to movie-goers in the U.S. and in the international markets. Cards will be offered at theatres with ticket purchases, including a new, rare collector’s card that will be introduced especially for the theatrical release of YU-GI-OH!: The Movie. “YU-GI-OH!: The Movie is a natural progression as YU-GI-OH! remains one of television’s top-rated animated series,” said Alfred R. Kahn, Chairman and CEO of 4Kids Entertainment. “Taking YU-GI-OH! to the big screen is an exciting development for 4Kids Entertainment and we look forward to building on the success of the brand for many years to come.”

YU-GI-OH!: The Movie takes the YU-GI-OH! animated television series and the stories appearing in Shonen Jump magazine, published by Shueisha in Japan and by VIZ, LLC in the United States, to another level. In YU-GI-OH!: The Movie, after the conclusion of the Battle City Tournament, deep below the sands of Egypt, an ancient evil has awakened. Anubis, who was defeated centuries ago by Yugi’s mysterious alter ego – the ancient Pharaoh – has returned for revenge. Wielding the power of the Eighth Millennium Item, Anubis is determined to destroy Yugi and take over the world!

YU-GI-OH!, which made its U.S. television debut on KIDS’ WB! in September 2001, continues to rank at the top of the ratings charts, airing on KIDS’ WB! and Cartoon Network. Beginning in Japan as a manga (comic book) title in 1996, YU-GI-OH! has grown into a global kids’ entertainment brand. More than 50 countries worldwide air YU-GIOH!, including the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Australia and Mexico.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 02/19/2004
Source: ICV2.com
Upper Deck has announced its 2004 plans for its category-leading Yu-Gi-Oh! collectible card game, plans that include newly established weekly tournaments at major retail and hobby stores, new regional tournaments, and a number of new Expansion sets for the popular game. Starting in February, Upper Deck Entertainment is teaming up with major retail outlets such as Toys R' Us, Wal-Mart, Hastings, Books-A-Million and the Meijer stores to host weekly Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist Leagues. While such weekly tournaments are commonplace at game stores and hobby shops, Upper Deck is definitely pushing the envelope by interesting major retail chains in hosting and supervising tournament play. Upper Deck has also recently launched a series of Regional Tournament Weekend events. Each Regional Tournament Weekend event will offer a total of four invitations to the U.S. Yu-Gi-Oh! National Championships, which will be held in Columbus, Ohio at the Origins International Game Expo on Saturday June 26.

Invasion of Chaos Boosters (March)

Upper Deck has a number of new Yu-Gi-Oh! products on tap for 2004. The Evolution Starter Decks, which appear this month, will be followed by the Invasion of Chaos Boosters in March. The Invasion of Chaos expansion delves into the relationship between Spell Cards and Trap Cards. Duelists will be able to take advantage of these sophisticated new cards to generate powerful new effects.

Ancient Sanctuary Boosters (July)

This highly anticipated expansion will even out the playing field in the Yu-Gi-Oh! collectible card game just in time to spice up the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championships.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Collectible Tins (October)

The tins will be back in October with all new tin artwork and some great variant cards. The Yu-Gi-Oh! tins, which offer a combination of various booster packs and variant cards, have been a very strong holiday product for the past two years.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 02/14/2004
Source: "What's On WBDC"
KidsWB Schedule:

Monday, February 16 = Mechanical Mayhem, Part 1
Tuesday, February 17 = Mechanical Mayhem, Part 2
Wednesday, February 18 = Settling the Score, Part 1
Thursday, February 19 = Settling the Score, Part 2
Friday, February 20 = Brothers in Arms, Part 2
Saturday, February 21 = Brothers in Arms, Part 3
Monday, February 23 = Noah's Secret
Tuesday, February 24 = Merger of the Big Five, Part 1
Wednesday, February 25 = Merger of the Big Five, Part 2
Thursday, February 26 = Merger of the Big Five, Part 3
Friday, February 27 = Brothers in Arms, Part 3
Saturday, February 28 = ?






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/26/2004
Source: AnimeOnDVD.com
New DVD releases this month:
YuGiOh Vol. #17: The Mystery Duelist on 01/27/2004
YuGiOh Vol. #18: Obelisk the Tormentor on 01/27/2004





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/25/2004
Source: "What's On WBDC"
KidsWB Schedule:

Monday, January 26 = Double Duel, Part 1
Tuesday, January 27 = Double Duel, Part 2
Wednesday, January 28 = Double Duel, Part 3
Thursday, January 29 = Double Duel, Part 4
Friday, January 30 = Merger of the Big Five, Part 2
Saturday, January 31 = Merger of the Big Five: Part 3





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/24/2004
Source: ICV2.com
Yu-Gi-Oh! Movie Set for August Release
A CCG Card for Every Ticket Sold
According to Yahoo Movies, Warner Brothers has acquired the rights to the first Yu-Gi-Oh! feature film and plans to release it on August 13, 2004. The film, which is currently in the final stages of production in Japan, is based on the same manga property that has inspired the number one animated TV series on American TV and the premier collectible card game (CCG) in the U.S market. Unlike many current animated features, the new Yu-Gi-Oh! film will be done in the traditional 2-D Japanese anime fashion, and not computer-generated. Warners plans to tie the feature very closely to the popular Yu-Gi-Oh! CCG from Upper Deck. Everyone who buys a ticket to the film will receive a promotional card from the Yu-Gi-Oh! CCG.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 12/23/2003
Source: "What's On WBDC"
KidsWB Schedule: (NOTE: No New Episodes for the next two weeks)

Tuesday, December 23 = The Dark Spirit Revealed, Part 2
Wednesday, December 24 = The Dark Spirit Revealed, Part 3
Thursday, December 25 = Rage of the Egyptian Gods
Friday, December 26 = Settling the Score, Part 2
Saturday, December 27 = Isolated in Cyber Space: Yugi vs. Big 1, Part 2
Saturday, December 27 = Freeze Play, Part 1
Monday, December 29 = Awakening of Evil, Part 1
Tuesday, December 30 = Awakening of Evil, Part 2
Wednesday, December 31 = Awakening of Evil, Part 3
Thursday, January 1 = Awakening of Evil, Part 4
Friday, January 2 = Freeze Play, Part 2
Saturday, January 3 = Mechanical Mayhem, Part 1
Saturday, January 3 = Mechanical Mayhem, Part 2





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 12/08/2003
Source: "What's On WBDC"
KidsWB Schedule:

Monday, December 8 = Friends Til the End, Part 1
Tuesday, December 9 = Friends Til the End, Part 2
Wednesday, December 10 = Friends Til the End, Part 3
Thursday, December 11 = Friends Til the End, Part 4
Friday, December 12 = Mechanical Mayhem, Part 2
Saturday, December 13 = Isolated in Cyber Space: Yugi vs. Big 1, Part 1
Saturday, December 13 = Settling the Score, Part 1





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/27/2003
Source: "What's On WBDC"
KidsWB Schedule:

Wednesday, November 26 = Double Duel, Part 3
Thursday, November 27 = Double Duel, Part 4
Friday, November 28 = Courtroom Chaos, Part 1
Saturday, November 29 = Courtroom Chaos, Part 2
Saturday, November 29 = Mechanical Mayhem, Part 1
Monday, December 1 = Mind Game, Part 1
Tuesday, December 2 = Mind Game, Part 2
Wednesday, December 3 = Mind Game, Part 3
Thursday, December 4 = Courtroom Chaos, Part 2
Friday, December 5 = Mechanical Mayhem, Part 1
Saturday, December 6 = A Virtual Nightmare
Saturday, December 6 = Mechanical Mayhem, Part 2





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/26/2003
Source: Toonami.com Schedule Page
Cartoon Network Schedule:

Nov. 25 7:30 a.m. Yugi Vs. Pegasus Match Of The Millenium - Part IV
Nov. 26 7:30 a.m. Yugi Vs. Pegasus Match Of The Millenium - Part V
Nov. 27 7:30 a.m. Aftermath
Nov. 28 7:30 a.m. Heart of the Cards
Nov. 29 7:30 p.m. Give Up The Ghost
Dec. 01 7:30 a.m. Gauntlet Is Thrown
Dec. 02 7:30 a.m. Journey To The Duelist Kingdom
Dec. 03 7:30 a.m. Ultimate Great Moth
Dec. 04 7:30 a.m. First Duel!
Dec. 05 7:30 a.m. Attack From The Deep
Dec. 06 7:30 p.m. Dueling Monkey
Dec. 08 7:30 a.m. Everything's Relative
Dec. 09 7:30 a.m. Duel With A Ghoul





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/25/2003
Source: ICV2.com
Exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! Card in December Shonen Jump: Arrives in Stores on December 3

Viz LLC is including an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG card in Shonen Jump, Vol. 2 #1, which ships to retailers on December 3. The Yu-Gi-Oh! card is a confirmed addition for all initial orders and will be included with advance reordered and reordered copies as long as supplies last. News about the Yu-Gi-Oh! insert was not available in time to be included in the original solicitation, and since supplies are limited, retailers who wish to order additional copies should do so immediately. The card will be polybagged with the December issue of Shonen Jump, and Viz is requesting that retailers only sell the magazine with its packaging intact -- and not remove the card for separate sale.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 10/26/2003
Source: ICV2.com
In November Upper Deck is releasing its first series of Yu-Gi-Oh! Collectible Trading Pins as well as the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Duel Masters Guide. The first series of collectible pins will be offered in Yugi and Kaiba Base Sets, which will offer three pins, a Yu-Gi-Oh Duelist Strap, and a Collectors Guide for an srp of $9.99. The first Expansion Set will consist of nine common pins, six rare pins, and three ultra rare pins.

The Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Masters Guide provides everything an aspiring Duelist needs to learn the basics of the game, including a DVD containing rules and game strategies, one limited edition card, two official game mats, and one Yugi and one Kaiba deck. The Duel Masters Guide is the only place that players can still obtain the popular Yugi and Kaiba decks.





Reporter: Donkey Kong Song
Date: 10/10/2003
Source: TVToMe.com, TVYahoo.com
On October 18th, Yu-Gi-Oh! will move to 8:00 AM, 7 C/P. So change your VCRs to that time or you'll end up taping What's New Scooby-Doo? instead!




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 10/10/2003
Source: "What's On WBDC"
Thursday, October 9 = Awakening of Evil, Part 3
Friday, October 10 = Mind Game, Part 1
Saturday, October 11 = Mind Game, Part 2
Saturday, October 11 = Mind Game, Part 3
Monday, October 13 = Dungeon Dice Monsters, Part 1
Tuesday, October 14 = Dungeon Dice Monsters, Part 2
Wednesday, October 15 = Dungeon Dice Monsters, Part 3
Thursday, October 16 = Dungeon Dice Monsters, Part 4
Friday, October 17 = The Past Is Present
Saturday, October 18 = A Duel With Destiny: Kaiba vs. Ishizu, Part 1
Saturday, October 18 = A Duel With Destiny: Kaiba vs. Ishizu, Part 2





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 10/10/2003
Source: ICV2.com

In November Upper Deck is releasing its first series of Yu-Gi-Oh! Collectible Trading Pins as well as the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Duel Masters Guide.  The first series of collectible pins will be offered in Yugi and Kaiba Base Sets, which will offer three pins, a Yu-Gi-Oh Duelist Strap, and a Collectors Guide for an srp of $9.99.  The first Expansion Set will consist of nine common pins, six rare pins, and three ultra rare pins.

 

The Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Masters Guide provides everything an aspiring Duelist needs to learn the basics of the game, including a DVD containing rules and game strategies, one limited edition card, two official game mats, and one Yugi and one Kaiba deck.  The Duel Masters Guide is the only place that players can still obtain the popular Yugi and Kaiba decks.






Reporter: Spirit Roaring
Date: 10/09/2003
In Japan, right at this moment, there are new episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! being aired in Japan. These episodes have no place in the manga (comics), sort of like a side story. In this series, the ancient duel monsters theory takes a jump to Atlantis. Before Atlantis disappeared, monsters were devastating the world. But they were sealed away into their own world, known as the Duel Monsters World. An Atlantean himself, a man called Dartz, wants the powers of Yugi's God Cards, to revive the lost queen of Atlantis. He steals the God Cards. His 3 guards, Raphael, Varion, and Amelda, are at his side. Dartz's queen was imprisoned within the Duel Monsters World, and Dartz and his queen, wish to rule it. However, there were 3 guardians to the Duel Monsters world. Timaeus, Critias, and Hellmos: The 3 Legendary dragons.

They can only be summoned by a duelist with enough heart, a chosen one with the spirit of a 'true' duelist. Kaiba owns Critias, Joey owns Hellmos, and Yugi owns Timaeus.


These 3 cards may only appear when the chosen duelist is in danger, are destined to use that Dragon in that battle, or if they trust in the Heart of the Cards. The duelist's spirit is then taken to the Duel Monsters World, or "Holy Land". The Holy Land is where the Ancient Monsters were sealed away from the earth 10,000 years ago. It is said that Dark forces tried to take over the Holy Land, but 3 Legendary Dragons appeared, and in order to make the Holy Land safe, they had to be frozen as the Guardians of the Plateau. Only the chosen duelists may call upon these great beasts.

TIMAEUS

It was the Pharaoh's Destiny to be sealed within the Millennium Puzzle and it was also his destiny to regain his Memory at the chosen time. But when Yugi held up the 3 God Cards to the Pharaoh's Tablet in a hope of regaining the Memory, when it was not destined to happen then, the tablet was sealed. And the God Cards stolen. Yugi and Yami's souls were taken to the Holy Land whilst their physical beings were asleep. The Dark Magician girl guided them to the Frozen Plateau of the 3 Dragons. There were 3 frozen dragons, each with a swords sticking out of them. Yugi walked up to the middle one and grasped the sword with two hands, but he couldn't pull it out. Yami did the same, but no luck. Then they both grasped the sword, and pulled out the sword of a creature, they already knew as Timaeus.

Timaeus [Divine/Effect]

Fuse Timaeus with any monster on the field (Including your opponent's monsters) and control them on your side of the field. The resulting monster's attack points shall skyrocket. Then you can attack the opponent’s Life Points directly. Can only be activated when played in combination with another monster.

CRITIAS

When the nightmare began, and the strange occurrences begun, Seto Kaiba knew that Kaiba Corp wasn't responsible. He knew that there was only one other man that could be. Kaiba traveled to Duelist Kingdom to confront Maximillion Pegasus. Kaiba challenged Pegasus to duel, but he soon learned that this was not Pegasus, but one of the Doom Squad, Amelda. Kaiba was stuck in a corner. H didn't know what to do. He trusted in the Heart of the Cards for the first time in his life, and his soul too was taken to the Holy Land. Kaiba walked up to the remaining two Dragons. he knew which was his. He flew up to it's head and pulled out the sword. From then on, he knew it as Critias.

Critias [Divine/Effect]

Combine Critias with any magic or trap cards you have placed on the field. Critias shall gain a power bonus, and that card(s) effect. Critias can then attack the opponent's Life Points directly. Can only be activated when played in combination with a magic or trap card.

HELLMOS

Joey has never been much of a duelist. But when he sets his mind to it, he can do whatever he wants, true? Ever since Marik defeated her in Battle City, Mai Valentine had been living her nightmare. That's when she met Varion, one of the Doom Squad, who promised her unlimited power. She accepted and was controlled by the Oracle Curse. Joey hated seeing this. The gang had arrived at Industrial Illusions to look for Pegasus, but instead found Mai. Mai challenged Joey to duel, and he accepted. But he didn't know that he didn't chose that path, and that it was already chosen for him. Joey was angry at the situation, and was in actual danger from Mai. So his soul was sent to the Holy Land, where he unlocked the final Dragon. Joey spoke as if he had met it before: Hellmos, he called it.

Hellmos [Divine/Effect]

Absorb the attack and defense power of all monsters on the field and destroy them all in the process, but one of your choosing. Equip the resulting object to that monster and attack the opponent’s Life Points directly. Can only be activated when played in combination with another monster.



SO FAR KNOWN RESULTS

Timaeus + Dark Magician Girl = Dark Magic Dragon Knight

[Spellcaster/Dragon/Warrior][Effect]

Discard 1 card from your hand to destroy 1 of your opponent's monsters.


Critias + Crush Card Virus = Virus Dragon

[Dragon][Effect]

All of your opponent's monsters with an attack of over 1000 points are destroyed. This card may then attack your opponent's Life Points directly for the total of all monsters destroyed.
Hellmos + Time Wizard = Wizard's Hammer

[Magic][Equip]

Once activated, all monsters on the opponent's field are destroyed. You may then attack their Life Points directly for the total of all monsters destroyed.
Hellmos + Red Eyes Black Dragon = Red Eyes Black Sword

[Magic][Equip]

Once activated, equip it to a Warrior-type Monster and increase that attack power by 1600 points.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 09/24/2003
Source: Yahoo Movies
Yu-Gi-Oh! Movie News!!!

Release Date: August 13th, 2004 (wide)

Release Date Note: (9/19/03) Warner Bros. will be attaching promotional cards for the Yu-Gi-Oh collectible card game with each ticket sold to this movie.

MPAA Rating Note: (9/19/03) Nothing's official until the MPAA sees the final cut, but Warner Bros. is aiming for a PG.

Type of Animation: Traditional Japanese Anime (non-CGI)

Distributor: Warner Bros

Production Company: 4 Kids Entertainment (the Pokemon movies)

Cast: Dan Green (Yugi Moto), Wayne Grayson (Joey Wheeler), Amy Birnbaum (Tea Garnder); other voice cast not announced yet.

Director: Not announced yet.

Screenwriter: Not announced yet.

Based Upon: This is the first feature length animated movie based upon the popular TV series that has aired on the "Kids WB" programming block of the WB since 2001 (in Japan, the series actually dates back to 1998). Warner Bros. is most likely hoping this can be the first of a franchise of 'Yu-Gi-Oh!' movies, similar to their Pokemon series (though they eventually gave up on that series, letting Miramax release the last two films). The TV series (and this movie) is heavily tied into a collectible card game that is the core of the storyline. The Anime TV series was originally based upon a manga (Japanese comic book) called 'Yu-Gi-Oh' which translates into English as something like 'Master of Games.'

Premise: The ancient Egyptians played dangerous "Shadow Games" using cards that could summon forth all varieties of mythological monsters and magical forces to become manifested as pawns in the game. The Shadow Games eventually led to a war that nearly destroyed the entire world until the secrets of the game were locked away in artifacts called the Millennium Items. 5,000 years later, Yugi is a teenager with spiky blonde hair who has unlocked the secrets of the Shadow Game as part of a game called Duel Monsters. Now, Yugi becomes engaged in a new sort of card game challenge... (which is my way of saying that as of 9/19/03, I have no idea what the exact premise of this movie actually is).

Filming: Animated production of this Anime movie started in Japan in the summer of 2003.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 09/23/2003
Source: AnimeNewsNetwork.com
For the morning, red-hot Yu-Gi-Oh!, in its 11:00 a.m. ET time period, captured the #1 program spot among all competition, including cable, in Boys 6-11 (9.0/33), Tweens 9-14 (6.5/29) and Male Tweens 9-14 (10.2/40). The animé-adventure series took the #1 broadcast program spot in Kids 2-11 (4.7/18), Kids 6-11 (5.9/24), Boys 2-11 (6.7/24), and ranked as the #2 broadcast program among Girls 6-11 (2.6/12) only behind X-Men: Evolution. At 8:30 a.m. ET, Yu-Gi-Oh! led all time period competition in Boys 2-11 (4.3/19), Boys 6-11 (5.8/24), Tweens 9-14 (4.1/27) and Male Tweens 9-14 (6.2/33) and among the time period broadcast competition in Kids 2-11 (3.0/15) and Kids 6-11 (3.6/19).




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 09/22/2003
Source: AnimationInsider.net
Anime News Service points out that Yu-Gi-Oh! will be hitting the big screen on August 14, 2004. The movie, which is being given a wide release, is currently in production. The details of the movie have not been released. However, there is a promotional plan in which Yu-Gi-Oh! cards will be given out with movie tickets.




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 09/16/2003
Source: "What's On WBDC"
Tuesday September 16 = The Master of Magicians, Part 2
Wednesday September 17 = The Master of Magicians, Part 3
Thursday September 18 = The Dark Spirit Revealed, Part 2
Friday September 19 = The Dark Spirit Revealed, Part 3
Saturday September 20 = Rage of the Egyptian Gods
Saturday September 20 = Awakening of Evil, Part 1
Monday, September 22 = The Mystery Duelist, Part 1
Tuesday, September 23 = ?
Wednesday, September 24 = Aftermath
Thursday, September 25 = Rage of the Egyptian Gods
Friday, September 26 = Awakening of Evil, Part 1
Saturday, September 27 = Awakening of Evil, Part 2
Saturday, September 27 = Awakening of Evil, Part 3





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 09/03/2003
Source: "What's On WBDC"
Thursday September 4 = Legendary Fisherman Part 2
Friday September 5 = Let the Finals Begin
Saturday September 6 = Double Duel, Part 1
Saturday September 6 = The Dark Spirit Revealed *NEW EPISODE
Monday, September 8 = Double Duel, Part 2
Tuesday, September 9 = Double Duel, Part 3
Wednesday, September 10 = Double Duel, Part 4
Thursday, September 11 = Steppin' Out
Friday, September 12 = The Dark Spirit Revealed





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 09/03/2003
Source: ToonZone.net
Yu-Gi-Oh! producer 4Kids Entertainment will partner with cereal-maker General Mills for a nationwide Yu-Gi-Oh! promotional campaign this fall, the companies say. General Mills will sell a limited edition Yu-gi-Oh! cereal with a metallic, holographic packaging representing Yugi's Millennium Medallion. The cereal will also come with trivia and code words that will give purchasers access to a special Yu-Gi-Oh! website. Other cereals will carry mail-in offers for a Yu-Gi-Oh! DVD and collectible Yu-Gi-Oh! action medallions. General Mills' Go-gurt brand and Fruit Gushers fruit snacks will also participate in the promotion.




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 09/03/2003
Source: CartoonNetwork.com
Sept. 03  8:30  p.m.   Night Before 
Sept. 04  8:30  p.m.   Duel Identity - Part I
Sept. 06  8:00  p.m.   Heart of the Cards 
Sept. 08  8:30  p.m.   Duel Identity - Part II
Sept. 09  8:30  p.m.   Keith's Machinations - Part I
Sept. 10  8:30  p.m.   Keith's Machinations - Part II
Sept. 11  8:30  p.m.   Best Of Friends, Best Of Duelist- Part I
Sept. 13  8:00  p.m.   Gauntlet Is Thrown 
Sept. 15  8:30  p.m.   Best Of Friends, Best Of Duelist - Part II
Sept. 16  8:30  p.m.   Yugi Vs. Pegasus Match Of The Millenium - Part I





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 09/02/2003
Source: ICV2.com
Upper Deck has announced the content of the 2003 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Collectible Tins, which will be available in retail and hobby outlets nationwide in September. Last year the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tins were among the most-sought-after holiday gift items, and Upper Deck is hoping to lure customers for a second straight year with a mix of newly retired Booster Packs, and a chance to nab one of several rare Yu-Gi-Oh! cards including: Dark Magician (LOB-005), Buster Blader (PSV-050), XYZ Dragon Cannon (MFC-052), Blue Eyes White Dragon (SDK-001), Jinzo (PSV-000), and Gearfried the Iron Knight (PSV-101). The six unique tins will provide collectors with one last chance at the newly retired Metal Raiders, Magic Ruler, Pharaoh's Servant, Labyrinth of Nightmare, and Legend of Blues Eyes White Dragon Booster Packs. In addition to an assortment of these newly retired Booster Packs, each tin will include one variant card.




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 08/26/2003
Source: "What's On WBDC"
Episode Schedule (Kids WB):
Saturday August 23 = Lights, Camera, Duel *NEW EPISODE
Monday August 25 = The Dueling Monkey
Tuesday August 26 = Trial by Red Eyes
Wednesday August 27 = Evil Spirit of the Ring
Thursday August 28 = Champion vs. Creator Part 1
Friday August 29 = Champion vs. Creator Part 2
Saturday August 30 = The Night Before
Saturday August 30 = Let the Finals Begin *NEW EPISODE
Monday September 1 = NO EPISODE, Labor Day, Federal Holiday
Tuesday September 2 = Playing With a Parasite Part 2
Wednesday September 3 = Legendary Fisherman Part 1
Thursday September 4 = Legendary Fisherman Part 2
Friday September 5 = Let the Finals Begin
Saturday September 6 = Double Duel, Part 1
Saturday September 6 = The Dark Spirit Revealed *NEW EPISODE





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 08/15/2003
Source: "What's On WBDC"
Episode Schedule (Kids WB):
Saturday, August 16, 08:30 AM = Mime Control Part 3
Saturday, August 16, 11:00 AM = Shadow of a Duel *** NEW ***
Monday, August 18 = Friends Til the End, Part 1
Tuesday, August 19 = Friends Til the End, Part 2
Wednesday, August 20 = Friends Til the End, Part 3
Thursday, August 21 = Friends Til the End, Part 4
Friday, August 22 = Shadow of a Duel





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 08/07/2003
Source: AnimeOnDVD.com
New release dates:

YuGiOh Vol. #14 - 60 minutes - $19.95 - 10/14/2003
YuGiOh Vol. #15 - 60 minutes - $19.95 - 10/14/2003





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 08/06/2003
Source: ICV2.com
Variety has reported that Warner Brothers is in negotiations to acquire the worldwide rights (excluding Asia) to a Yu-Gi-Oh! animated feature currently in production in Japan. If all goes according to plan Warners will release the film theatrically next summer in the U.S. Yu-Gi-Oh! is currently the number one animated series on American network TV, where it appears on the WB network, and the Yu-Gi-Oh! CCG is the number one collectible card game in the country. Warner plans to cash in on the popularity of the Yu-Gi-Oh! CCG with a special promotional tie-in that will provide special game cards with movie tickets.




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 08/04/2003
Source: ICV2.com
Don't forget, the Yu-Gi-Oh! world championships will be this weekend.

The world's top players in both the Yu-Gi-Oh! CCG and the Yu-Gi-Oh! video game will meet on August 10 at Madison Square Garden in New York City to determine the The Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championships in both fields.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 07/23/2003
Source: "What's On WBDC"
Episode Schedule (Kids WB):
Wednesday, July 23 = The Master of Magicians, Part 1
Thursday, July 24 = The Master of Magicians, Part 2
Friday, July 25 = The Master of Magicians, Part 3
Saturday, July 26, 08:30 AM = Dungeon Dice Monsters Part 1
Saturday, July 26, 11:00 AM = Dungeon Dice Monsters Part 2
Monday, July 28 = Keith's Machinations, Part 1
Tuesday, July 29 = Keith's Machinations, Part 1
Wednesday, July 30 = Best of Duels, Best of Friends, Part 1
Thursday, July 31 = Best of Duels, Best of Friends, Part 2
Friday, July 31 = Best of Duels, Best of Friends, Part 2
Saturday, August 1, 08:30 AM = Dungeon Dice Monsters Part 3
Saturday, August 2, 11:00 AM = Dungeon Dice Monsters Part 4





Reporter: Pharaoh
Date: 07/19/2003

My name is Kalonz, and I just started a yugioh site.  I am looking for as many people as possible who are fans of the show, collectors, and duelist of the game to ask the to come check it out.  If they would like to be mods of the site contact me on the site.  I'm Pharaoh, you'll see me there.
http://kalonz.proboards21.com





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 07/10/2003
Source: "What's On WBDC"
Episode Schedule (Kids WB):
Saturday, July 12, 2003 = Aftermath
Saturday, July 12, 2003 = Friends Til the End, Part 3





Reporter: Kate
Date: 07/07/2003


Reading some of the info on your site (ie: you said you were not sure when season 2 ended and season 3 began) I decided to send you this site if you did not know about it. It contains a synopsis of almost every Yu-Gi-Oh! episode including those that have not aired yet. http://epguides.com/YuGiOh/





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 07/02/2003
Source: ICV2.com

Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championships: Upper Deck & Konami Bring Top Players To NYC
The world's top players in both the Yu-Gi-Oh! CCG and the Yu-Gi-Oh! video game will meet on August 10 at Madison Square Garden in New York City to determine the The Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championships in both fields. In addition to the World Championships on Sunday, August 10, there will be open tournaments and activities that will provide the ultimate environment for fans to experience all the aspects of the CCG and video game. Upper Deck and Konami of America will invite the top-five Yu-Gi-Oh! duelists from North America to compete with 18 duelists from around the world. Each of the participants will win a trip to New York City and a chance to win titles and other highly sought after prizes. The World Championships represent the apex of a massive pyramid of regional tournaments. The North American participants in the Yu-Gi-Oh! CCG World Championships will be picked from the Duelist King Tournament system based on regional rankings. Over 300,000 duelists in the United States have been competing every weekend at more than 1,300 participating hobby shops since August 2000 to gain a spot at the World Championships. The number of participants both in terms of hobbyists and hobby shops demonstrates the continued importance of in-store gaming, which has become the foundation of the game industry's current prosperity. A separate competition will be held for masters of the Yu-Gi-Oh video game. The video game duelists will engage in their preliminary competition on the Konami website where they can log in using a special "Yugi Passport Code," which is available in the July issue of the popular manga monthly Shonen Jump (on sale since June3).





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 06/28/2003
Source: "What's On WBDC"

New Episodes Update:
June 28, 2003 = "Friends Til the End, Part 1"
July 05, 2003 = "Friends Til the End, Part 2"





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 06/21/2003
Source: "What's On WBDC"

The next new episode is called "Friends Til the End"
and will air on Saturday June 28th at 11:00 AM EST.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 06/13/2003
Source: "What's On WBDC"

Episode Schedule (Kids WB):
Saturday, June 14 = The Rescue
Monday, June 16 = Double Trouble Duel, Part 2
Tuesday, June 17 = Double Trouble Duel, Part 3
Wednesday, June 18 = Double Trouble Duel, Part 4
Thursday, June 19 = Espa Roba -- The ESP Duelist, Part 1
Friday, June 20 = Espa Roba -- The ESP Duelist, Part 1
Saturday, June 21 = Yugi vs. the Rare Hunter, Part 1 & 2

I emailed my local WB station as I was confused when Season 2 ended and when Season 3 begins. If you remember, we've had two weekends of re-runs, then tomorrow is a new episode, followed by another weekend of re-runs. The response I got back from WBDC today was:
Saturday, June 14th at 11am is a new episode of the cartoon.
thanks for your feedback.

Well I guess we're all still in the dark on the Season issue.





Reporter: Erika
Date: 06/13/2003


I watched the dubbed version of Urusei Yatsura, and the lead character had Joey Wheeler's voice. His name was Venna Pinna, which I'm sure is just a substitute credit, but I just wanted to let you know!





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 06/13/2003
Source: Email sent to me by MyLWolf@aol.com

I am a duelist and so far remain undefeated, so all duelists are welcome to challenge me live at (526 west cedar olathe kansas usa) my icq # is 316145858 and if you have cards that u want to trade off i can do that too.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 06/07/2003
Source: "What's On WBDC"

The next new episode (start of Season 3) is called "The Rescue"
and will air on Saturday June 14th at 11:00 AM EST.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 06/04/2003
Source: Email from Shaun Waterford
I, Shaun Waterford, represent a company who manufactures a great product in the popular Yu-gi-oh range. The only tuitional video of how to play Yu-gi-oh. You will no longer have to spend time teaching the game. The perfect complement to the starter packs.

Here are some links and information about School of Duel:

View our Trailer at
http://www.yourturnproducts.com/trailer 
View our Brochure at
http://www.yourturnproducts.com/docs/school_of_duel_brochure.pdf 
View our Wholesale Price List at
http://www.yourturnproducts.com/docs/school_of_duel_wholesale_pricelist.pdf 
View our Order Form at
http://www.yourturnproducts.com/docs/school_of_duel_orderform.pdf 
View our Online Retail Store at
http://www.yourturnproducts.com/store 





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 05/24/2003
Source: "ToonZone.net"
2002-03 Season Ratings Report

Kids WB finished the 2002-2003 season as the #1 network against all competition – delivering the highest season numbers in Kids WB history -- among Boys 6-11 (7.0/27), Tweens 9-14 (4.2/22) and Male Tweens 9-14 (6.6/30). The network finished as the #1 broadcaster in Kids 2-11 (3.7/16), Kids 6-11 (4.6/20), Boys 2-11 (5.2/21) and Girls 2-11 (2.1/10). Kids WB achieved year-to-year ratings/share gains in Kids 2-11 (+16%/23%), Kids 6-11 (+21%/+18%), Boys 2-11 (+21%/+17%), Boys 6-11 (+32%/+23%), Tweens 9-14 (+40%/+38%) and Male Tweens 9-14 (+53%/+43%).

For the season, Kids WB took the top nine broadcast and cable program spots in Boys 6-11 with Yu-Gi-Oh! (11:00 am ET) ranking #1 (8.7/32) and Static Shock (7.5/27) tying with Pokémon: Master Quest (7.5/26) to rank #2. The network also led the season with the top 16 broadcast and cable program spots in Male Tweens 9-14, nine of the top 10 broadcast and cable programs in Tweens 9-14 and six of the top 10 overall spots in Boys 2-11. Among the broadcast competition, the network finished with the top 10 programs in Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Boys 2-11, seven of the top 10 spots in Girls 2-11 and six of the top 10 in Girls 6-11.

Individual Program Highlights:

Yu-Gi-Oh! (8:30 am ET) ranked #7 overall among Boys 6-11 (7.1/28) and among the top 10 broadcast programs in Kids 2-11 (3.4/16), Kids 6-11 (4.3/20), Boys 2-11 (5.1/22), Tweens 9-14 (4.0/25), and Male Tweens 9-14 (6.4/33).

2003 May Sweeps

Yu-Gi-Oh! (11:00 am ET) finished as the #1 program against all competition in Boys 6-11 (7.7/30), Tweens 9-14 (5.3/24) and Male Tweens 9-14 (8.5/35), and as the #1 broadcast program in Kids 2-11 (3.9/16), Kids 6-11 (4.7/20) and Boys 2-11 (5.8/23).

Saturday, May 17 Ratings Report

Yu-Gi-Oh! (11:00 am ET) finished as the #1 program against all competition in Boys 6-11 (6.9/30), Tweens 9-14 (4.5/21) and Male Tweens (7.1/30). The series also ranked as the #1 broadcast program in Kids 6-11 (4.2/20) and Boys 2-11 (5.3/23).





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 05/18/2003
Source: "Anime Insider"
On Saturday, Kids WB! May 10, continued to dominate among all Saturday morning competition in Boys 2-11 (4.9/21), Boys 6-11 (6.3/26), Tweens 9-14 (4.0/20) and Male Tweens 9-14 (6.3/27). The network also led the broadcast competition in Kids 2-11 (3.5/16) and Kids 6-11 (4.1/19). Among Kids 2-11, Kids' WB! beat the combined performances of ABC Kids (2.1/10) and FoxBox (1.2/5), and among Kids 6-11, with ABC Kids (2.3/11) and FoxBox(1.4/7) also combined.

Kids' WB! captured seven of the top nine program spots in Boys 6-11, the top seven spots in Male Tweens 9-14 and six of the top 10 programs in Boys 2-11.

Yu-Gi-Oh! (11:00 a.m. ET) captured the #1 spot among all competition in Boys 2-11 (6.7/26), Boys 6-11 (8.8/33), Tweens 9-14 (5.6/23) and Male Tweens 9-14 (9.2/34) and finished as the #1 broadcast program among Kids 2-11 (4.5/19) and Kids 6-11 (5.4/22).





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 05/17/2003
For those that bid on Ebay, there is a warning that was passed on to me I thought you all should know. Apparently, there is someone has 2 ebay IDs, pretending to be two different people, where one of the ebay ID's is the seller and the other posses as a potential buyer, specifically to boost up the price bidding. These two ebay IDs are Srunnchea and thuchung2003 respectively. In other words, don't buy from either one! On ebay you can do searches by seller and by bidder. Do a seller search on Srunnchea, then check out some the auction histories and you'll see what I mean. You can also to a search by bidder. Click here to see exactly what I'm talking about.


FOLLOW-UP:

Well it appears my tip was correct as the bidder with the ebay ID of thuchung2003 has retracted all of his bids. Well it just goes to show you that you shouldn't try to cheat potential buyers of your ebay auctions.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 05/16/2003
Source: "What's On WBDC"
Episode Schedule (Kids WB):
Saturday, May 17, 2003 = Stalked by the Rare Hunters
Saturday, May 17, 2003 = Double Duel, Part 2
Monday, May 19 = Duel Identity, Part 1
Tuesday, May 20 = Duel Identity, Part 2
Wednesday, May 21 = The Wrath of Rebecca, Part 1
Thursday, May 22 = Ties of Friendship, Part 2
Friday, May 23 = Playing With a Parasite, Part 1
Saturday, May 24 = Playing With a Parasite, Part 2
Saturday, May 24 = Double Duel, Part 4





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 05/06/2003


I got an email from Mike Pollock. He informed me that he is the voice actor for Arthur Hawkins (Rebecca's Grandpa), but he is NOT the voice actor for Yugi's Grandpa (Solomon Muoto). He suggested that I contact 4Kids Productions and he provided me a phone number. I called them and asked to speak with with a producer of Yu-Gi-Oh. The operator informed me she was in a session so I left a message. Well I got my call returned. She said that contractually, they are not allowed to give out voice actor information. This explains why in the credits, they only list voice characterizations, but not what characters they do. However if voice actors/actresses volunteer that information, then it's ok. She thanked me for my interest and wished me luck in finding out the voice actor information. Well there you go.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 05/02/2003
Source: "What's On WBDC"
Episode Schedule (Kids WB):

SEASON 3 STARTS SATURDAY MAY 3rd!

May 3rd = Double Duel, Part 1 (Trouble in Twos, Part 1)
May 11th = Double Duel, Part 2 (Trouble in Twos, Part 2)





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 04/28/2003
Source: "What's On WBDC"
Episode Schedule (Kids WB):
Monday, April 28 = The Master of Magicians, Part 1
Tuesday, April 29 = The Master of Magicians, Part 2
Wednesday, April 30 = The Master of Magicians, Part 3
Thursday, May 1 = The Past Is Prologue
Friday, May 2 = Legendary Fisherman, Part 1
Saturday, May 3 = Legendary Fisherman, Part 2
Saturday, May 3 = Double Duel, Part 1 (Trouble in Twos Part 1) **New Episode**
Monday, May 5 = Dungeon Dice Monsters, Part 1
Tuesday, May 6 = Dungeon Dice Monsters, Part 2
Wednesday, May 7 = Dungeon Dice Monsters, Part 3
Thursday, May 8 = Dungeon Dice Monsters, Part 4
Friday, May 9 = The Mystery Duelist





Episode Schedule (Kids WB):
Monday, April 21 = Mime Control, Part 1
Tuesday, April 22 = Mime Control, Part 2
Wednesday, April 23 = Mime Control, Part 3
Thursday, April 24 = Best of Duels, Best of Friends, Part 1
Friday, April 25 = Best of Duels, Best of Friends, Part 2
Saturday, April 26 = Espa Roba -- The ESP Duelist, Part 1 & 2





Reporter: PerdomoF
Date: 04/15/2003
3 exclusive Complete English mint cards and the game cartridge itself. GAME and 3 Secret Rare God Cards. The 3 secret Rare God Cards that you will be getting are sealed in their packs. Official English names are as follow: Slifer the Sky Dragon, Obelisk the Tormentor, The Winged Dragon of RA. These cards are exclusive from Konami Japan Game Boy Software DM International World Wide Edition. Payment Option: PayPal Release Date is April 17th in Japan. Large quantities available contact seller for information.




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 04/09/2003
Source: "What's On WBDC"
Episode Schedule (KidsWB):
Wednesday, April 9 = Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium Part 3
Thursday, April 10 = Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium Part 4
Friday, April 11 = Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium Part 5
Saturday, April 12 = Yugi vs. the Rare Hunter Part 1 & 2
Monday, April 14 = Keith's Machinations Part 1
Tuesday, April 15 = Keith's Machinations Part 2
Wednesday, April 16 = Aftermath
Thursday, April 17 = Obelisk the Tormentor
Friday, April 18 = Stalked by the Rare Hunters
Saturday, April 19 = Playing With a Parasite Part 1 & 2





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 04/04/2003
This just in from Yugioh Unlimited:
We've recently changed our Message Board due to the fact it required you to fill out your home address. We've changed it and now it's http://me4king.proboards13.com/index.cgi





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 04/01/2003
A new site has been created by ScoobyKrissy (also visit her other sites too):
http://members.fortunecity.com/tsunamirage/begin.html << Tsunami's Rage (ALL NEW!)
http://members.fortunecity.com/scapegoatsshrine/begin.html << Scape Goats Shrine [Jounouchi Shrine]
http://members.fortunecity.com/ishigwasyugiohpage/index.html << What Luck!?
http://members.fortunecity.com/theshrinetothegiganticdonut/enter.html << TGDS





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 03/25/2003
For those that like message boards, a new one called Yugioh Puzzle Board has just been created.




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 03/25/2003
Source: "What's On WBDC"
Episode Schedule:
Wednesday, March 26 = Best of Duels, Best of Friends Part 1
Thursday, March 27 = Best of Duels, Best of Friends Part 2
Friday, March 28 = Legendary Fisherman, Part 1
Saturday, March 29 = Legendary Heroes, Part 3; Legendary Fisherman, Part 2
Monday, March 31 = The Master of Magicians, Part 1
Tuesday, April 1 = The Master of Magicians, Part 2
Wednesday, April 2 = The Master of Magicians, Part 3
Thursday, April 3 = Steppin' Out
Friday, April 4 = Legendary Fisherman, Part 2
Saturday, April 5 = The Mystery Duelist, Part 1 & 2





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 03/19/2003
"What's On WBDC" updated their episode schedule! It may be due to the fact that I emailed them yesterday. Well according to their update, this Saturday's new episode @ 11 AM will be called Legendary Fisherman Part 1.




Reporter: DarkFire
Date: 03/18/2003

Okay you might already know this but when I was watching Yugioh I noticed that in the flashback with Kaiba and Isis to the duel in anciant Egypt where there dueling for the world, the Kaiba look-a-like is wearing the Millennium Key and holding the Millennium Rod. Wow he had two Millennium Items!




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 03/18/2003
I sent an email to WBDC about the episode mix up for this Saturday. I'll let you know if they respond to me.






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 03/17/2003
According to "What's On" WBDC, there are two re-runs this Saturday. However, if you visit kidsWB.com, there's a pop-up advertising a new episode this Saturday (11AM EST) called Tsunami's Rage Part 1 of 2.




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 03/04/2003
Source: Upper Deck's Yu-Gi-Oh Site
Look for Labyrinth Of Nightmare, the next exciting expansion for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, available now at a game or retail store near you! Labyrinth Of Nightmare is now tournament legal. Upper Deck has tournament rulings for these cards, and can answer your questions regarding this product.




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 03/03/2003
Source: Upper Deck's Yu-Gi-Oh Site
Duelist King Tournament Season Two will end on March 28th. Tournament Season Three starts March 29th, and will last through July 4th. There will be tournament packs for Season Three. Upper Deck will announce the new North American winners at the end of Season Two!




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 03/01/2003
Source: AnimationInsider.com
Kids' WB! yesterday released a press release regarding their February Sweeps ratings, which they finished first in. Yu-Gi-Oh! ranked as the number one show on broadcast cable, followed closely by Static Shock. The following is the official press release:

For the highly-competitive February Sweep, Kids' WB! ranked #1 over all Saturday morning competition among the key demographics of Boys 6-11 (7.4/27), Tweens 9-14 (4.4/22) and Male Tweens 9-14 (6.7/30), achieving the network's best-ever February sweeps ratings in these demos. Capturing its 11th consecutive broadcast sweep win, Kids' WB! outperformed the broadcast competition in Kids 2-11 (3.8/15), Kids 6-11 (4.8/19), Boys 2-11 (5.4/21) and Girls 2-11 (2.1/9), tying ABC Kids. The network accomplished outstanding gains versus the February Sweep last year in Kids 2-11 (+19%/+15%), Kids 6-11 (+23%/+19%), Boys 2-11 (+29%/+31%), Tweens 9-14 (+47%/+38%) and Male Tweens 9-14 (+60%/+50%).

During February Sweep, Kids' WB! was the only broadcast network to finish with programs in the top 10 among all competition, including cable, in Boys 6-11 with the top seven programs, Boys 2-11 with six of the top 10 spots, Tweens 9-14 with the top five spots and Male Tweens 9-14 with the top nine program spots and in Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11, taking the top nine broadcast spots in both demos.

Yu-Gi-Oh! was the #1 broadcast and cable program for the February Sweep in Boys 2-11 (7.0/26), Boys 6-11 (9.4/35), Tweens 9-14 (6.2/26) and Male Tweens 9-14 (9.8/38) and as the #1 broadcast program in Kids 2-11 (4.8/18) and Kids 6-11 (6.0/23). Static Shock ranked #2 for the sweep among the top 10 overall programs in Boys 6-11 (8.1/29), Tweens 9-14 (5.2/22) and Male Tweens (7.8/31) and among the broadcast competition in Kids 2-11 (4.2/15), Kids 6-11 (5.2/19) and Boys 2-11 (6.0/21). Pokémon took the #3 broadcast and cable program spot in Boys 6-11 (8.1/27), Tweens 9-14 (4.8/21) and Male Tweens 9-14 (7.1/28) and the #3 broadcast program spot in Kids 6-11 (5.1/18), Boys 2-11 (5.8/20) and Kids 2-11 (4.0/14), tying with Jackie Chan Adventures (4.0/15). The action-comedy hit series Jackie Chan Adventures topped all competition to finish as the #4 program in Boys 6-11 (7.8/26), Tweens 9-14 (4.5/24) and Male Tweens 9-14 (6.9/31) and among the broadcast competition in Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 (5.0/19) and Boys 2-11 (5.7/20).





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 02/25/2003
Source: ICV2.com
Mattel Expands Yu-Gi-Oh:



Last year Mattel produced a small line of Yu-Gi-Oh! toys that the company expanded throughout the year as the property started to take off. Mattel has two lines of Yu-Gi-Oh! action figures -- a two-inch line (demonstrating once again that small figures were a major trend at this year's Toy Fair) with 30 new monsters, each of which comes with a "Holo-tile" with a retail of $2.99 (A.R.P.--$7.99 for a 3-Pack); and a six-inch line that retails for $7.99 (A.R.P.). The coolest items in the line are the most powerful monsters in the world of Yu-Gi-Oh! -- the dragons, who come alive with cool lights and sound. These approx. 7" figures should retail for around $13.99 (A.R.P.).





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 02/22/2003
On KBKids.com, you can pre-order the following items (search under yu-gi-oh):

Pegasus Starter Deck, Pre-order: Available 03/31/03
Joey Starter Deck, Pre-order: Available 03/31/03
Trading Card Game Duelist Card Album, Pre-order: Available 02/28/03
Trading Card Game Duelist Card Protector - Black Pre-order: Available 02/28/03
Trading Card Game Duelist Card Case, Pre-order: Available 02/28/03
Trading Card Game Duelist Calculator, Pre-order: Available 02/28/03
Trading Card Game Duelist Card Portfolio, Pre-order: Available 02/28/03
Trading Card Game Duelist Card Protector, Pre-order: Available 02/28/03
Trading Card Game Duelist Card Portfolio Black with Silver Stamp, Pre-order: Available 02/28/03





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 02/21/2003
Source: AnimeInsider.com
This morning, Cartoon Network held a press conference to in New York City's The Rihga Royal Hotel to announce their new series and acquisitions. In the Acquisitions category, 50 episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh!




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 02/20/2003
Yu-Gi-Oh! Worldwide Edition Announced: Konami has announced that "Yu-Gi-Oh! Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Soul" will be released for the Gameboy Advance in America on April 15th. Implementing rules from from the official Trading Card Game and over 1000 cards, the new game will be the most most accurate console re-creation of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game ever. The game will also contain built-in support for English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese and Italian languages, allowing players to compete worldwide, regardless of language barriers.




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 02/19/2003
Yugi from Yu-Gi-Oh! appears on the cover of the latest Disney Adventures magazine with coverage of the series inside.




Reporter: Mark
Date: 02/18/2003

All the promo cards from the GBA game Eternal Duelist Soul are stickers, you can check them yourselves. A friend of mine told me and I didn’t believe him until he pulled the front off his skull dice, that must also be why promos aren't legal in the official tournaments.





Reporter: Millenium_Keeper
Date: 02/17/2003

The newest Yu-Gi-Oh game for Playstation 2, Duelists of the Roses, is being released in America on February 18, 2003! It's a 2 player game with awesome graphics, apparently. The storyline follows the origins of Yugi and Kaiba, and the two once again clash in battle. I expect it to be a good game, but that's just me.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 02/15/2003
As you know, one of the Yu-Gi-Oh episodes has moved to 8:30 AM on Saturdays instead of 8 AM. This is ONLY because it will go head-to-head against the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT), which is also on twice each Saturday, the 1st being at 8:30 AM naturally. Remember we're still in February so it's only for ratings.

BTW, if you saw the new episode of TMNT on the FoxBox today, then you'll notice the voice of April O'Neil is the same voice as Tea Gardner in Yu-Gi-Oh!





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 02/14/2003
Source: Cartoon Network Schedule Page
Starting March 1st, Yu-Gi-Oh will be on twice a week on Cartoon Network (USA):
March 01  7:30  p.m.
March 01  9:30  p.m.
March 08  7:30  p.m.
March 08  9:30  p.m.
March 15  7:30  p.m.
March 15  9:30  p.m.
March 22  7:30  p.m.
March 22  9:30  p.m.
March 29  7:30  p.m.
March 29  9:30  p.m.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 02/12/2003
Source: http://www.icv2.com 
Wizard Entertainment has announced that it will be publishing Ultimate Anime Games and Yu Gi Oh! Guide, a one-shot from InQuest Gamer, in May. The magazine will include coverage of the Yu Gi Oh, Dragon Ball Z, and Pokemon card games, including news on upcoming releases, gameplay and collecting tips, and prices. There will also be a pull-out poster with the Top 50 Yu Gi Oh! Cards as selected by InQuest.




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 02/10/2003
Source: http://www.icv2.com 
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Strongest Product in December: Top 10 Cool Reports for December 2003

Final 2002 Top Ten Cool survey of the sell-through of pop culture products in December serves as a fitting capstone, since the major trends that we have been noticing are evident in abundance.  Since this survey is concerned with total dollar sales, high-ticket items continue to dominate many of our categories including comics, anime, toys, and movies/tv.  In our lone remaining category Yu-Gi-Oh!, which has been trending stronger all year as supplies in the hobby market have increased, displayed the dominance that TV ratings and Internet searches would indicate that it has in the mass market.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 02/07/2003
Source: KingYugi.net
Attention All Ebay Buyers !!!
Do NOT buy cards from people with the IDS of blow*me*up*now AND idwhnfk they are selling FAKE cards! When you see their auctions the OFFICAL Konami seal is missing from the bottom of the card. Do NOT buy any YGO card that is missing that seal. Contact everyone you know don't let these imposters get even richer off of you or your friends.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 02/01/2003
Source: ToonZone.net
REVISED Schedule for Saturday, February 8, 2003 (EST)

8:00 am Yu-Gi-Oh - "The Master of Magicians, Part 1" *** ALL NEW ***
8:30 am Yu-Gi-Oh - "The Master of Magicians, Part 2" *** ALL NEW ***
11:00 am Yu-Gi-Oh - "The Master of Magicians, Part 3" *** ALL NEW ***

This is also confirmed on What's On WDBC





Reporter: Clow Princess
Date: 01/31/2003
On February 18 the play station game Yugi-Oh!- Duelists of the Rose is released along with Dungeon Dice Monsters on Game Boy Advance.




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/29/2003
Source: ToonZone.net
Schedule for Saturday, February 8, 2003 (EST)

8:00 am Yu-Gi-Oh - "The Master of Magicians, Part 1" *** ALL NEW ***
10:00 am Yu-Gi-Oh - "The Master of Magicians, Part 2" *** ALL NEW ***
11:00 am Yu-Gi-Oh - "The Master of Magicians, Part 3" *** ALL NEW ***

Remember February Sweeps. During the month of February, ratings are EVERYTHING for EVERY network. We may see more new episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh to beef up ratings so stay tuned...





Reporter: Yugi's Girl
Date: 01/28/2003

This is just news on Esper Roba's card Jinzo. The original name was suppose to be Android Shocker. Wonder why they changed it? (They may have changed the card to match it in American version of the Yu-Gi-Oh card game.)




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/28/2003
Source: Toonami subscription email
Big news for all ToonFlash newsletter subscribers! The four current ToonFlash editions--Cartoon Network, Toonami, Powerpuff Girls and Shop--will now be combined into a single ToonFlash that will include news about all of your favorite Cartoon Network shows, characters and games. ToonFlash will also now feature updates from Cartoon Orbit, along with free Orbit Points and cToons available only to ToonFlash subscribers. Your current subscription will automatically roll over, so there's nothing you need to do. Just look for these exciting changes--and a spiffy new design--in your next issue of ToonFlash! (Keep your eye out for Yu-Gi-Oh cToons)




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/26/2003
Source: TVGuide.com Online Store
YU-GI-OH! - EXCLUSIVE COVER = MAI VALENTINE ON AN EXCLUSIVE COVER OF TV GUIDE!
Cost = $9.99
Extremely Limited Edition!
Only 5,000 copies available through the TV Guide Store! 
This issue comes individually packed in a polybag.






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/25/2003
Source: Kids WB TV Commercial
Commercials aired today indicating that Yu-Gi-Oh will be on four different TV Guide covers this week!

Source: Official Site
On Newsstands: Monday, January 27, 2003 Issue Date: February 1, 2003

YU-GI-OH! CRAZE HITS SPECIAL COVERS OF TV GUIDE

TV GUIDE OFFERS THREE DIFFERENT FOIL COLLECTOR'S COVERS ON NEWSSTANDS;

ALSO GIVES SNEAK PEEK AT WHAT'S IN THE CARDS ON TV AND ON THE SHELVES

In its February 1 issue (on newsstands Monday, January 27), TV Guide® magazine looks at the Yu-Gi-Oh! craze, publishing three foil collector's covers, each of which features an illustration of the Japanese cartoon's characters drawn exclusively for TV Guide. Characters Yami Yugi, Seto Kaiba and Marik are each featured on one of the covers.

In the cover story, TV Guide looks at the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, which ranges from a popular card game to a WB television program which has quickly become the top-rated show among 9 to 14-year-old boys nationwide.

The show, drawn with the splashy colors and vividly stylized imagery of Japanese animé, follows a shy, easily-bullied high school student named Yugi who is transported by an ancient Egyptian artifact into a realm where the Duel Monsters card game springs to life.

On the shelves, merchandise sales reached a reported $500 million last year, and comic book outlets have also taken notice, as Upper Deck Entertainment has launched a national 12-weekend tour for Yu-Gi-Oh! players in large suburban malls around the country.

Where Pokémon is an industry legend for its ability to move video games off of store shelves, Yu-Gi-Oh! may turn out to be the gold standard for card sales. According to Alfred Kahn, CEO of 4 Kids Entertainment, which brought both Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokémon to the U.S., the numbers support that hypothesis. In Pokémon's first three years in Japan, the title sold 10 million video games and 600 million cards; worldwide, Pokémon sold 90 million video games and six billion cards. After three years in Japan, Yu-Gi-Oh! has sold seven million video games and three billion cards.

WHAT'S AHEAD IN THE WORLD OF YU-GI-OH! - TV GUIDE OFFERS SNEAK PEAK

Last year on the cartoon, Yugi's goal was to save his grandfather. "This season, the stakes increase, and now it's about saving the world," says Kids' WB executive VP Donna Friedman Meir. TV Guide's February 1 issue reveals some details about what to expect in the new season.

The video-game maker Konami also hopes to give the craze a new shove on February 18 when it releases a Yu-Gi-Oh! game for PlayStation 2.

This month will also see the release of a new line of booster-pack cards, Labyrinth of Nightmare, and two new starter decks will debut in March, each with 50 never-before-seen cards.

SPECIAL FOURTH COVER AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE AT TV GUIDE STORE

A special fourth Yu-Gi-Oh! cover will be available exclusively online at the TV Guide Store (shop.tvguide.com). The fourth special foil collector's cover features Mai, a character which will become increasingly prominent this season on the show.




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/22/2003
Click here for a new fan fiction site just opened.




Reporter: Bi-Alma
Date: 01/21/2003

It is proven!  Malik's dubbed name is Marik!




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/21/2003
Source: AnimeNewsNetwork.com
Yu-Gi-Oh Promotion At Mall Of America

Two days of cards, anime, and video games at the Mall of America in celebration of Yu-Gi-Oh

This event is a part of Upper Deck's Mall Tour promotion, a traveling Yu-Gi-Oh convention that hits shopping malls on weekends. Events include tournaments, how-to and strategy lessons, open gaming areas for both card and video gamers, and other contests. The event runs from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday, Feb. 1 and 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Sunday, Feb. 2. Events will be centered in the Sears Court, Macy's Court, the North Garden, and Sam Goody Central.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/20/2003
Source: ebay.com
For those that pre-order items, I've noticed a few ebay sellers providing auctions for bids on a pre-order of the new Yu-Gi-Oh Expansion packs Labyrinth of Nightmare.




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/17/2003
Source: AnimeOnDVD.com
For those that mark their calendars ahead (like I do), here's some more future releases:
YuGiOh Vol. #09: Shining Friendship - Released May 6, 2003
YuGiOh Vol. #10: The Night Before - Released May 6, 2003




Reporter: Gina Kaiba
Date: 01/15/2003

On the new Yu-Gi-Oh episode DVDs, the extras will include a preview of Konami's PlayStation 2 game, "Duelists of the Roses," as well as Monster Statistics, audio samples of the Yu-Gi-Oh! CD, "Music to Duel By," and a new music video!!!!




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/14/2003
Source: RightStuf.com

Yu-Gi-Oh 5: Evil Spirit DVD (Jan 14th) - Episodes Include:
Evil Spirit of the Ring
Panik Attack
Winning Through Intimidation

Yu-Gi-Oh 6: The Scars of Defeat (Jan 14th) - Episodes Include:
The Scars of Defeat
Arena of Lost Souls Part 1
Arena of Lost Souls Part 2

Yu-Gi-Oh 7: Double Trouble Duel (Mar 18th)
Yu-Gi-Oh 8: Face Off (Mar 18th)




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/10/2003
Source: Kids WB
KidsWB has been advertising all week that the new episode of Yu-Gi-Oh this Saturday (11 AM EST) will have a brand new opening! Related Info from What's On WBDC: 11:00 AM Yu-Gi-Oh! - "Yugi vs. the Rare Hunter". In order to secure Joey's card, Yugi battles the Rare Hunter in the first match of the tournament. {CC, Stereo}




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/10/2003
Source: ICV2.com
ICV2.com's Game Controversy of the Year -- Not Enough Yu-Gi-Oh
Nothing gets retailers more agitated than insufficient supply on a hot product, and Upper Deck's Yu-Gi-Oh CCG was white hot and retailers couldn't get enough, so the frustration was palpable at times, especially in the first months after launch. By June, with starters still hard to come by and Japanese product at times selling for less than American, retailers could taste the sales they were missing and didn't like it. Many retailers bought product on the secondary market to re-sell at premium prices. The controversy ran about six months, until supply increased to levels that allowed most retailers to satisfy most of the demand.




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/10/2003
Source: ICV2.com
As Cartoon Network increasingly focuses on adult animation, its ratings for kids have been declining, with kid TV powerhouse Nickelodeon and up-and-comer Kids WB taking up the slack. Advertising Age reports that through mid-November, Cartoon Network was down 11% in its average ratings for kids 2-11, WB was up 35%, and Nick was up 3.5%. In absolute numbers, Nick was tops with a 3.1 Nielsen rating, WB had a 2.7, and Cartoon Network. The big reason for Kids WB's success will come as no surprise to pop culture retailers -- it's primarily due to the strength of the Yu Gi Oh anime, which continues to drive sales of the Upper Deck CCG in all channels.




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/09/2003
Source: ICV2.com
Upper Deck and Konami are kicking off a twelve-week Yu Gi Oh promotional tour this weekend, with events planned for high-profile malls in nine states. At each event, participants will have the opportunity to learn to play the Yu Gi Oh trading card game, participate in gaming sessions, and play Yu Gi Oh video games. The malls are:

Palisades Center -- West Nyack, NY
Northshore Mall -- Peabody, MA
Spring Hill Mall -- West Dundee, IL
Mall of America -- Bloomington, MN
Oxford Valley Mall -- Langhorne, PA
Aventura Mall -- Aventura, FL
Towson Town Center -- Towson, MD
Ridgmar Mall -- Fort Worth, TX
Santa Monica Place -- Santa Monica, CA
Westfield Shoppingtown -- Escondido, CA
Hillsdale Shopping Center -- San Mateo, CA
Sea Tac Mall -- Federal Way, WA





Reporter: Seto
Date: 01/09/2003

Shonen Jump Article featuring Yu-Gi-Oh! Click Here.




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/08/2003
From the KidsWB Newsletter:
New Yu-Gi-Oh!'s With A Twist: Okay, this is hot!  On Saturday, January 18th, not only will you get a brand new Yu-Gi-Oh!, you'll also get to see the premiere of the new show open.  So whatever you do, don't be late!




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/03/2003
Michael's Favorites was voted as one of Animefringe's Top 25 Must Visit Anime Websites! The results of the 2nd Animefringe Top 25 website poll have been published in the January '03 issue of Animefringe Online Magazine. If you're in the dark, they ran a poll for three months where readers could vote for up to three of their favorite websites. The final outcome had Michael's Favorites! landing the #14 spot! How cool is that? Feel free to check out the full results at: http://www.animefringe.com/magazine/2003/01/feature/02/ 

My main portal page to all my web sites is http://www.michaelsfavorites.com/ 

YEAH! Happy Day!




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/02/2003
Source: Lycos Top 50
Here are the Top 10 fads for 2002:
1. Yu-Gi-Oh!
2. Zoids
3. American Idol
4. Las Ketchup's "Ketchup Song"
5. The Bachelor
6. BMW Mini Cooper
7. Beyblade
8. Coral Calcium
9. Enzyte
10. Curling

The Top 100 items of the year 2002:
#32. Yu-Gi-Oh!

Top 50 searches on Lycos for the week ending December 28, 2002
#18 = Yu-Gi-Oh!; #14 last week; 38 weeks on Lycos Top 50.




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 01/01/2003
Source: What's On WBDC
Saturday, Jan 4, 2002 episodes will be (in EST):
8:00 AM = The Rath of Rebecca
11:00 AM = Ties of Friendship

Saturday, Jan 11, 2002 episodes will be (in EST):
8:00 AM = Keith's Machinations Part 1
11:00 AM = Yugi vs. the Rare Hunter *** NEW EPISODE ***

Description: In order to secure Joey's card, Yugi battles the Rare Hunter in the first match of the tournament.




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 12/27/2002
Source: What's On WBDC
Saturday, December 28, 2002 episodes will be (in EST):
8:00 AM = The Mystery Duelist Part 1
11:00 AM = The Mystery Duelist Part 2
11:30 AM = The Past Is Present




Reporter: Karina
Date: 12/26/2002

This is the list of the different cards you can get from McDonald's Mighty Kids Meal.

1. Millennium Shield (ULTRA RARE)
2. Cosmo Queen (ULTRA RARE)
3. Goddess of Whim (SUPER RARE)
4. Frog the Jam
5. Yarazno
6. Takriminos (SUPER RARE)
7. Stuffed Animal
8. Megasonic Eye
9. Yamadrom
10. Three-Legged Zombies
11. Flying Penguin
12. Fairy's Gift
13. Ushi Oni
14. Turtle Bird
15. Dark-Piercing Light (SUPER RARE)




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 12/24/2002
Source: McDonald's Press Release
Yu-Gi-Oh!™ Craze Sweeps Into McDonald’s®

Mighty Kids Meals to Feature Exclusive Collectible Cards and Bonus CD-ROMs

OAK BROOK, Ill. (December 19, 2002) – The magical, mysterious world of Yu-Gi-Oh! will hit McDonald’s this Friday when a series of exclusive, official Yu-Gi-Oh! trading cards and bonus CD-ROMs will be offered with McDonald’s Mighty Kids Meal purchases at participating restaurants, while supplies last. Throughout the three-week promotion, each Mighty Kids Meal at McDonald’s will include two of 15 different Yu-Gi-Oh! trading cards plus one of three different CD-ROMs. Each Mighty Kids Meal™ will also include a checklist of McDonald’s 15 exclusive collectible cards.

Beginning as a comic strip in Japan in 1996, Yu-Gi-Oh! has evolved into the latest trend among tweens and teens throughout the country. The plot of the popular card game centers around a young boy named Yugi who pieces together an Egyptian “Millennium Puzzle” and suddenly becomes Yu-Gi-Oh!, a confident hero with extraordinary powers.

“Yu-Gi-Oh! is one of the most sought-after gifts of the season,” said Kathy Pyle, Director of Marketing, McDonald’s USA. “This property has really captured the imagination of this age group, and we’re excited to bring the Yu-Gi-Oh! excitement and sense of play to our Mighty Kids Meals customers through McDonald’s exclusive set of playing cards and bonus CD-Roms.”

Kids will be excited with the chance to get the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading cards featuring Ushi Oni, Yaranzo, Yamadron, Fairy’s Gift, Turtle Bird, Stuffed Animal, Frog the Jam, Flying Penguin, Megasonic Eye and Three-Legged Zombies, the Super Rare trading cards (Goddess of Whim, Takriminos and Dark Piercing Light), or two Ultra Rare trading cards cards (Millennium Shield, Cosmo Queen). The CD-ROMs in the Mighty Kids Meals will feature one of Yu-Gi-Oh!’s three main characters: Yami Yugi, Seto Kaiba, and Maximillion Pegasus.

McDonald’s Mighty Kids Meals offer three different menu choices; a double cheeseburger, double hamburger or a 6-piece Chicken McNuggets® meal. Each Mighty Kids Meal also includes a Mighty Kids Meal drink and fries.

Yu-Gi-Oh! trading cards and CD-ROMs will be available at participating McDonald’s through January 9, 2003, while supplies last.






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 12/23/2002
KB Toys has Yu-Gi-Oh booster packs on sale for $2.99 a pack! Sale lasts until tomorrow!!! Toys "R" Us will only honor the add if the KB Toys in the area has the booster packs in stock.




Reporter: Laria Kaiba
Date: 12/22/2002
I just want to tell you that at McDonalds when you order a mighty kids meal you get a Yu-Gi-Oh! CD. it is a preview of Yu-Gi-Oh!: Music to Duel By (I don't know if that's the name). Each one comes with 3 songs, I don't know if they are the same songs on each CD, and there are 3 different CD's. Yami Yugi, the one i have, has the opening theme, "Your Move" and "One Card Short". But there are also Seto Kaiba and a Pegasus one to. They also come with stuff to do an the computer, but I haven't tried it yet.

Oh I forgot to tell you earlier but it also comes 2 cards, there are 15 cards in all, including Cosmo Queen and Millennium Shield.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 12/20/2002
Tomorrow's schedule on ToonZone.net is not correct. Since it was wrong for today, I don't trust it for tomorrow. According to What's On from my local WBDC station, here's tomorrow's schedule:
8:00 a.m. Yu-Gi-Oh! "Legendary Heroes" (Part 1)
9:00 a.m. Jackie Chan Adventures
9:30 a.m. Ozzy & Drix
10:00 a.m. Pokemon
10:30 a.m. Mucha Lucha
11:00 a.m. Yu-Gi-Oh! "Legendary Heroes" (Part 2)
11:30 a.m. Yu-Gi-Oh! "Legendary Heroes" (Part 3)

This must be correct because during the credits of the 4:30 episode today, 
it said to prepare for a special Yu-Gi-Oh trilogy this Saturday starting at 8 AM on KidsWB.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 12/20/2002
I thought so. Ok today's episodes might not be what you think. According to ToonZone.net and AnimeOnTV.com, both had listed "The Mystery Duelist" Part 1 and 2 starting at 4:00 PM EST. However, according to What's On which is part of my local WB station (WBDC), they have the following schedule:

4:00 p.m. Yu-Gi-Oh! "Shining Friendship". Yugi reels from his loss to Kaiba. {CC, Stereo}
4:30 p.m. Yu-Gi-Oh! "Obelisk, The Tormentor". {CC, Stereo}

Notice that the 4:30 episode appears to be ALL NEW!!!!!!! We'll see when the time comes!

UPDATE: It turns out the episode that aired is "New Contest, New Rules." I guess it could also be called "Obelisk, The Tormentor" since this is the episode where Kiaba tests it's power, before the declaration of the new tournament. I will stick to the former title for this web site.




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 12/20/2002
Someone REALLY wants my Yu-Gi-Oh cToons! cToons are virtual trading cards that you can collect, display, and trade online
. Just visit toonami.com for more details.

Check out what someone is willing to give me for my 3 Yu-Gi-Oh cToons (looks pretty desperate huh):






Reporter: Yugi's Girl
Date: 12/17/2002

You know how people are always wondering what the Yu-Gi-Oh character's birthday and what age they are. Well I'm not sure but I think they said that Kaiba's birthday is on October 25. And that Joey's birthday is in February (I can't remember what number it is maybe 23?)




Reporter: Karina
Date: 12/16/2002

The next Yu-Gi-Oh expansion pack is "Labyrinth of Nightmare". 
This is scheduled to hit stores around Valentines Day next year.




Reporter: Jessie
Date: 12/14/2002
I just came across some news on Yu-Gi-Oh while I was surfing the net on information about Yu-Gi-Oh. I read that the latest new episode will be "Stalked by the Rare Hunters" on 12/15 but Kids WB WON'T be showing the Battle City episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh even though they were kinda supposed to (not sure if this is a rumor or not). Also I think that there won't be any new episodes for awhile with the exception of the latest one.




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 12/12/2002
There will be a new episode this Saturday at 11 AM EST entitled "Stalked by the Rare Hunters".




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 12/11/2002
Source: Anime News Service

4Kids Entertainment Home Video, the newly-established home video unit of 4Kids Entertainment, Inc., (NYSE: KDE) in association with FUNimation, will release Volumes 5 and 6 of Yu-Gi-Oh! home videos on January 14, 2003. Evil Spirit of the Ring and The Scars Of Defeat, each with three episodes from the hit television show, will be available at retail and at the www.4KidsHomeVideo.com Web site in both DVD and VHS formats.




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 12/10/2002

Yu-Gi-Oh will NOT be on Cartoon Network December 16 - 20, 2002.
Cartoon Network will be airing Christmas specials instead.




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 12/08/2002

New schedule for next week only on KidsWB
Starting 12/09/2002:
3:00 - Rescue Heroes GRT
3:30 - Pokèmon
4:00 - Yu-Gi-Oh
4:30 - Yu-Gi-Oh





Reporter: Sifu Ten
Date: 12/06/2002

UK update: New Yu-Gi-Oh! schedule update!

Sky One UK will have a new block called "Animix" which will be shown M-F at 3:00 pm. 
Yu-Gi-Oh! will be shown in this block!!




Reporter: Raia Chitoshi
Date: 12/03/2002

Information from http://www.yugiohrealms.com

Pharaoh's Servant Journey List:

Yes, Pharaoh's Servant is finally legal. Upper Deck has released the limited and semi-limited lists with a few changes of previous cards as well. here it is:

Limited - only 1 copy
Exodia the Forbidden One
Left Leg of the Forbidden One
Left Arm of the Forbidden One
Right Leg of the Forbidden One
Right Arm of the Forbidden One
Pot of Greed
Change of Heart
Dark Hole
Raigeki
Monster Reborn
Mirror Force
Delinquent Duo
Confiscation
Painful Choice
The Forceful Sentry
Snatch Steal
Cyber Jar
Upstart Goblin
Swords of Revealing Light
Card Destruction
Witch of the Black Forest
Imperial Order
Jinzo
Ceasefire
Premature Burial
Call Of The Haunted
Morphing Jar
Limiter Removal

Semi-limited - only 2 copies
Sangan
Heavy Storm
Nobleman of Crossout
Backup Soldier
Morphing Jar #2




Reporter: Ravens Magician of Death
Date: 12/01/2002

The 4th set of Third Japanese Series has been released last week, it's called Power of Guardians (Or Guardian's Force - whichever way you prefer to translate it). Features cards from Kaiba vs. Isis and Kaiba vs. Yugi in Battle City...quite a Kaiba-intensive set, again.

I also find this quite significant.  It seems that Upper Deck has increased their wholesale price of booster boxes from $40 to $55...probably because of high demands. This price will take place for Magic Ruler, and any set released afterwards...so don't be surprised if booster prices go up at your local card shop.  However, I find that booster pack prices are a couple of dollars less in some stores that don't "specialize" in selling types of cards such as Japanese animation items.  After the holiday sales, of course, these prices will then take affect.  Go Yugioh!




Reporter: Sifu Ten
Date: 12/01/2002

UK update: Posters of Yu-Gi-Oh! Monster cards (Forbidden Planet £10.99)
I just saw them in the Glasgow branch of Forbidden Planet.  I don't know if you can get them anywhere else.




Reporter: Gina Kaiba
Date: 11/30/2002

Yu-Gi-Oh will now be on 16 times a week (including Kids WB and Cartoon Network (USA)), for 3 WEEKS ONLY! Yes, Kids WB is redoing their schedule for weekdays, deleting Scooby Doo/Rescue Heroes GRT. It's all about ratings you know. Here's the new schedule:
Starting 12/02/2002:
3:00 - Jackie Chan Adventures
3:30 - Pokèmon
4:00 - Yu-Gi-Oh
4:30 - Another episode of Yu-Gi-Oh





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/30/2002

Cartoon Network Schedule for the rest of the year:
Dec. 02, 9:30 PM = Double Trouble Duel, Pt. 1
Dec. 03, 9:30 PM = Double Trouble Duel, Pt. 2
Dec. 04, 9:30 PM = Double Trouble Duel, Pt. 3
Dec. 05, 9:30 PM = Face Off, Pt. 1
Dec. 09, 9:30 PM = Face Off, Pt. 2
Dec. 10, 9:30 PM = Face Off, Pt. 3
Dec. 11, 9:30 PM = Shining Friendship
Dec. 12, 9:30 PM = Champion vs. Creator, Pt. 1
Dec. 23, 9:30 PM = Heart of the Cards
Dec. 25, 9:30 PM = Gauntlet Is Thrown
Dec. 26, 9:30 PM = Journey To The Duelist Kingdom
Dec. 30, 9:30 PM = Ultimate Great Moth
Dec. 31, 9:30 PM = First Duel!





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/29/2002

The biggest shopping day of the year is the day after Thanksgiving, and Yu-Gi-Oh is a part of it. In the KB Toys Sale flyer (in the Wednesday paper), Yu-Gi-Oh Starter Decks are $8.99 from 5 AM - Noon ONLY! Yu-Gi-Oh Booster packs are on sale for $2.88 Nov 29 - Dec 1 only (3 day sale). Time to go shopping! Furthermore, in a KB television commercial, the Yu-Gi-Oh trading cards were mentioned at the very end. Cool huh.





Reporter: Sifu Ten
Date: 11/28/2002

Yu-Gi-Oh! releases in UK:

Minature figures of Yugi and Kaiba (Cosmic Central £5.99 each)
Yugi + Dark Magcian set (Forbidden Planet £7.99)
Kaiba + Blue Eyes White Dragon (Forbidden Planet £7.99)
Yugi Starter Deck (Forbidden Planet £12.99, Woolworths £15.99)
Kaiba Starter Deck (Forbidden Planet £12.99, Woolworths £15.99)

Coming soon - Joey and Mai figurines in 2003




Reporter: Gina Kaiba
Date: 11/27/2002

Ok, more news from the biggest kaiba fan around ! ^^ Yu-Gi-Oh, Forbidden Memories Premium, The PlayStation game originally released in March 2002, came out in Premium Edition! This means the game now includes 3 exclusive trading cards, Harpie's Pet Dragon, Red Eyes Black Metal Dragon, and Metalmorph! These cards are only available in this game!






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/25/2002

In the first issue of Newtype done in English (Nov 2002), Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is up to episode 121 in Japan!





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/16/2002

Source: Shonen Jump's Web Site
Yu-Gi-Oh appears on the cover of the first Shonen Jump Magazine:



The street date for Issue 1 shown above is Nov 26, 2002.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/15/2002

Yu-Gi-Oh Episode Schedule:
According to ToonZone.net, next week has the two episodes:
The Past is Prologue and Steppin' Out





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/11/2002

Source: Pazsaz
Yu-Gi-Oh Episode Schedule:
The Mystery Duellist, Part 1 (Originally Aired 11/16/2002)
The Mystery Duellist, Part 2 (Originally Aired 11/16/2002)
Lost And Found (Originally Aired 11/23/2002)
A Dancing Duel (Originally Aired 11/23/2002)
New Contest, New Rules (Originally Aired 11/30/2002)
Red-Eyes No More (Originally Aired 11/30/2002)
The Battles Begin, Part 1 (Originally Aired 12/7/2002)
Exodia's Obliteration, Part 2 (Originally Aired 12/7/2002)
Psychic Psyche Out, Part 1 (Originally Aired 12/14/2002)
Spin To Win, Part 2 (Originally Aired 12/14/2002)
Duel Of The Dark Magicians, Part 1 (Originally Aired 12/21/2002)
Pandora's Peril, Part 2 (Originally Aired 12/21/2002)
The Black Magician Girl, Part 3 (Originally Aired 12/21/2002)
Weevil's Rampage, Part 1 (Originally Aired 12/28/2002)
Joey Gets Bugged, Part 2 (Originally Aired 12/28/2002)
Malik's First Move, Part 1 (Originally Aired 1/4/2003)
Two Against None, Part 2 (Originally Aired 1/4/2003)





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/05/2002

Toy maker Mattel reported Q3 net earnings 40% higher than those in the same period last year. Of primary interest to pop culture retailers were events in its Entertainment category, where sales were up 21% worldwide. The sales increase was attributed to strong performance in its He-Man, Yu-Gi-Oh, and SpongeBob SquarePants lines. The company did say that it had about $75 to $100 million worth of toys stuck on the water due to the labor dispute in west coast ports, and that represented a challenge for Q4. Although President Bush's invocation of the Taft Hartley Act has forced port operators to end their lockout, it's going to take weeks to work through that backlog, which might cause some delays in shipments of holiday merchandise. The company did say that it was air freighting some goods in, and was taking steps to shorten delivery times once product arrives in the States.





Reporter: Gina Kaiba
Date: 11/03/2002

Update on the Yu-Gi-Oh music CD: You get 5 stickers with the CD. I'm not sure if you get different ones or not, I got Yami Yugi, Black Luster Soldier, Blue Eyes, Exodia, and Mystical Elf




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 11/02/2002

The Cartoon Network is constantly tweaking its schedule, and November sees some major changes. Two series that have done very well on the Kids WB, Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh, will now also air on the Cartoon Network in prime time on weeknights from 9:00 to 10:00 pm (Eastern & Pacific). The two series will debut on Monday, November 4, starting with their first episodes, with subsequent episodes following in order. Both Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon will continue to be seen on the WB network, where they remain among the top-rated broadcast programs for youngsters.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 10/31/2002

I got this in the mail today. It's a flyer for Suncoast Motion Picture Company (Suncoast Video). Suncoast, which may be in your local mall, has a Replay Card. If your Replay Card is scanned for every purchase, you earn points that go towards coupons mailed to you. Well according to this flyer if you buy Volume 1 or 2 of the newly released Yu-Gi-Oh! DVD's, you get 2000 points!!!






Reporter: Gina Kaiba
Date: 10/30/2002

I got the music CD...it's awesome! Here is a run down on the tracks. Hope it helps :-) :
# = no words...one of the "special battle tracks" from the show, U wont rate them....you gotta do that on your own....
1-5 stars: My rating...1 lowest....5 highest...

1. Yu-Gi-Oh Theme Song: ehh....it hasn't really changed from the one on TV...just longer...same words.... rating: **
2. Time 2 Duel: This is a cool song with a good beat....but the lyrics aren't that great.... rating: ***
3. I'm Back: OMG! I love this song!!! The lyrics are cool...and I like the beat...plus they have some character voices in it..... Rating: *****
4. Summon The Dragon: #
5. Your Move: This song is awesome! Great beat, and cool lyrics....just short... Rating: ****
6. Duel Madness: Awesome! Starts with Kaiba saying, "Virtual systems ready" and it goes to the beat of his background music in the show....its kind of a rap ...about as fast as the digi rap....I like this song a lot! Rating: *****
7. No Matter What: This is a cool song....its from the Joey vs. Yugi episode... this is a great song with a good beat and catchy lyrics....that you'd like 2 sing along to.... Rating: *****
8. Exodia: #
9.Ahead of the Game: This song has a good beat....but it the lyrics are very repetitive...... Rating: ***
10.We'll Be There: This starts out with Tea talking about giving them the friendship symbol (the hand thing from episode 1) and then Tea starts singing along with a boy...I dont know if its supposed 2 b tristan, Joey or Yugi....I think its Tristan...but i dont know.....very slow...but ok lyrics Rating: ***
11. Face Up Face Down: Gah!! Ok...this is PEGASUS SINGING!!!!! He's not too bad...the song is very catchy and has a good beat....though I'm not a big Peggy fan...I really like this song.... Rating: *****
12.Millenium Battle: #
13. Heart Of The Cards: Awesome! Great beat...catchy lyrics.....Rating: *****
14. World of Yu-Gi-Oh! : OMG! These are the best lyrics...and AWESOME tune!! Rating: *****
Well, all in all, it's definitely worth every penny!!!





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 10/24/2002

Yu-Gi-Oh! mentioned in the October 26, 2002 TV Guide Edition!!!






Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 10/23/2002

Yu-Gi-Oh! is the #1 rated children's series on network
television in the most recent Nielsen ratings (10/07/02-10/13/02).





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 10/21/2002

From Anime Service:
The U.S. edition of SHONEN JUMP willlaunch its Issue #1 with an “ultra rare” Yu-Gi-Oh! card as a reward for early subscribers, it was announced today. Konami and Upper Deck, worldwide and U.S. producers respectively of the enormously popular Yu-Gi-Oh! card series, have agreed to provide a specially produced card that will be available in copies of U.S. SHONEN JUMP #1.

Company executives said that, beyond its rarity, the card will be tournament-legal for Yu-Gi-Oh! game competition. The exact design, illustration, and character to be featured for the Yu-Gi-Oh! card will be revealed closer to the magazine’s launch date in November as part of the SHONEN JUMP U.S. introduction. “The exclusive, collectible card will be produced using a special technology that gives it the desirability and status of the “ultra rare” cards prized by fans, collectors, and game players,” said Mr. Rick Bauer, Vice President Sales and Marketing for Viz Communications, publisher of U.S. SHONEN JUMP. Mr. Bauer says that an introductory subscription rate of $19.95 for 12 issues is being offered to charter subscribers. Readers may access www.shonenjump.com to subscribe.





Reporter: Gina Kaiba
Date: 10/20/2002

Each Yu-Gi-Oh Tin Features:
2 Yu-Gi-Oh Blue Eyes White Dragon Packs
2 Yu-Gi-Oh Metal Raiders Packs
1 Yu-Gi-Oh Magic Ruler Pack
1 Rare Holofoil Card

The rare holo-foil card depends on the tin that you get.
Joey has Black Skull Dragon, Kaiba has Lord of D and Yugi has Summoned Skull.





Reporter: Gina Kaiba
Date: 10/19/2002

A Yu-Gi-Oh 2003 calendar has been put on the market.  Also, you can now buy tins of Yu-Gi-Oh cards! There are 3 tins: Yugi, Kaiba, and Joey. These can be ordered from Amazon.com.




Reporter: Pegasus
AIM Screen Name = zeaquest
Date: 10/17/2002

First of all Pharaoh's servant booster packs can be pre-ordered at http://www.toywiz.com.
I compared prices for all the cool toon creatures sold online and look for the best deals below.

Card Haus
Blue Toon $59.00
Toon Mermaid $52.00
Toon Summoned Skull $48.00
Toon World $35.00

Toy Wiz
Blue Toon - $59.99
Toon Mermaid - $32.99
Toon Skull - $32.99
Toon World - $29.99

Get Collecting
Blue Toon - $45.00 ..............................best deal
Toon mermaid - $35.00
Toon Skull - $40.00
Toon World - $25.00 ..............................best deal

Poke` order
Toon blue - $59.99
Toon Mermaid - $24.99 ..............................best deal
Toon Skull - $24.99 ..............................best deal
Toon World - $39.99

Popular collections
Toon Blue - $59.99
Toon Mermaid - $49.99
Toon Skull - $47.99
Toon World - $29.99





Reporter: Gina Kaiba
Date: 10/16/2002

4Kids and Dreamworks will release "Yu-Gi-Oh!: Music To Duel By" in record stores on Oct. 29. The CD will contain Yu-Gi-Oh theme songs and other [orchestral] music from the show.




Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 10/15/2002

Yu-Gi-Oh is #9 on the Lycos Top 50 most searchable words.





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 10/14/2002

Other Yu-Gi-Oh Releases:
2003 Calendar = Available Now
Yu-Gi-Oh Rule Book (Paperback book) = Available Now
Yu-Gi-Oh A Guide to Yu-Gi-Oh Trading Card Game (Paperback) = ?





Reporter: Dark Magician
Date: 10/14/2002

Yu-Gi-Oh Vidoes and DVD's:
Heart of the Cards (Volume 1) = Available Now
Hornet's Nest (Volume 2) = Available Now
Attack From the Deep (Volume 3) = November 5th Release
Give it Up Ghost (Volume 4) = November 5th Release







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