Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions at New York Comic Con 2016October 9, 2016 at 10:00 pm | Posted in English dubbed, Konami, The Dark Side of Dimensions, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
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Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions had a major presence at New York Comic Con 2016 this weekend. Although the event will probably be best remembered among most Yu-Gi-Oh! fans as the weekend that 4K Media (Konami) and Screenvision Media announced the movie’s U.S. and Canadian premiere date, there was plenty more DSoD goodness for everyone to enjoy.
For Yu-Gi-Oh! anime fans, the biggest draw was undoubtedly the DSoD voice-over contest. Held on Saturday and Sunday, the contest easily reached its limit of 100 entrants on both days. Entrants could read for one of two characters — a male or a female character. While they waited to be called into the recording booth, entrants were provided with pictures of the characters, their descriptions, and their spoken line.
At Konami’s Yu-Gi-Oh! booth on the NYCC show floor, the massive Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon statue made its East Coast convention debut, gracing passersby with its imposing presence.
Konami’s booth was located on prime real estate — isolated in a corner right in front of a major entrance — where thousands of people passed by every hour. Many of those thousands of people stopped to photograph and pose with Kaiba’s new DSoD monster.
Konami displayed numerous upcoming products at its booth. Among them were three new DSoD tie-in items for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, all dropping on February 17, 2017. First is a set of 50 DSoD card sleeves.
These sleeves have also been released in the Japanese OCG market. But here are two items that are making their global debut: a Yu-Gi-Oh! DSoD deck box and nine-pocket portfolio.
Also on display was the previously announced Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack: Gold Edition, which features all Gold Rare printings of the original Movie Pack cards plus two new cards — Krystal Dragon and Duza the Meteor Cubic Vessel. This set streets on January 13, 2017.
Konami also gave out DSoD mini posters and postcards at its booth. The back of the poster shows some of the licensed Yu-Gi-Oh! merchandise now on sale in the U.S.
Guess who sponsored the NYCC lanyards this year?
That’s right, those are Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions lanyards from 4K Media, available to all NYCC attendees, guests, exhibitors, and staff. Two hundred thousand lanyards were produced.
This exclusive sponsorship cost the company a cool $10,000, plus the cost of production.
Yu-Gi-Oh! nostalgia was strong all throughout the weekend at New York Comic Con. Whether it was from picking up the Yu-Gi-Oh! lanyards, checking out the old Yu-Gi-Oh! cards on display, or just seeing Yugi and Kaiba’s familiar faces, there were plenty of cries of “I remember this!” and “Oh, I used to play this game!” Old fans and new devotees have a lot to look forward to with the Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions movie right around the corner.