Yu-Gi-Oh! Subbed – Episodes 98-144 Complete

February 27, 2018 at 10:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Japanese, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
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An image of Noa Kaiba in the sky in episode 143

Today, Crunchyroll added three more episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters subbed, bringing us to another milestone in the anime’s release — the completion of the Virtual World and Battle City story arcs! Episodes 98 through 144 correspond to season 3 of 4Kids’ English dub.

The next story arc has already kicked off with episode 145 as Yugi’s three Egyptian God Cards are stolen and real monsters begin menacing the world!

I’ll continue to add links of the newest episodes to my Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters – SUBBED page, but don’t forget to put the show in your Crunchyroll queue to be alerted of updates even faster.

Previously:
Yu-Gi-Oh! Subbed – Episodes 50-97 Complete

ShopYuGiOh.com Gets Revamp, New Shirt Designs, Movie Exclusives

February 26, 2018 at 8:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Konami, Pyramid of Light, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 3 Comments

New front page of ShopYuGiOh.com

Today, ShopYuGiOh.com — 4K Media’s official Yu-Gi-Oh! store — received a face-lift and several new T-shirt designs, including one to celebrate Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie’s return to theaters on March 11 and 12.

Available for a limited time is the exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light design. It features Yami Yugi posing in front of a stone tablet of the titular item. This design is available on short- and long-sleeve T-shirts in both men’s and women’s cuts. Prices start at $23.95. Grab one before it disappears forever, like Anubis’ artifact!

Exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light T-shirt

ShopYuGiOh.com also has five all-new designs from Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters showcasing the Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Duel Disk, and more. All are available on a variety of short- and long-sleeve T-shirt styles and hoodies. Prices start at $23.95 for the T-shirts and $39.99 for the hoodies.

Which design is your favorite?

Blue-Eyes White Dragon and Duel Disk shirt designs

Dueling Team and Millennium Items shirt designs

Yami Yugi shirt design

4K Media’s Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie Sweepstakes

February 24, 2018 at 8:00 am | Posted in Duel Monsters, Konami, Pyramid of Light, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 3 Comments
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Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie Sweepstakes banner from YUGIOH.com

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie returns to theaters across the U.S. in three weeks! Have you bought your tickets yet? To celebrate the return of the digitally-remastered Pyramid of Light movie, 4K Media has launched a sweepstakes featuring all Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters goods. One lucky winner of the Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie Sweepstakes will win a prize pack containing the following items:

  • One Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Legendary Duelists: Ancient Millennium booster box. This set was just released yesterday and contains cards used and inspired by Pegasus, Weevil Underwood, Bandit Keith, and more. The box contains 36 packs, each with five cards.
  • Two Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG 2017 Mega-Tins — one Yugi and one Kaiba.
  • One Yami Yugi Ani*Statue figure by Kotobukiya.
  • One Dark Magician snapback baseball cap by Bioworld.
  • One Yami Yugi backpack by Bioworld.

This sweepstakes is open to all residents of the 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., ages 6 and up. The entry period ends March 13. Check the official rules for more information.

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Subbed – Episodes 100-148 Complete

February 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm | Posted in ARC-V, Japanese, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 4 Comments
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Yuya Sakaki entertaining the crowd in his duel against Reiji Akaba in ARC-V episode 148

At long last, the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime has been fully subbed! Today, Crunchyroll uploaded the last four episodes of the series, bringing Yuya Sakaki and his friends’ dimension-hopping adventures to a close. Episodes 100 through 148 correspond to season 3 of the English dub, which is currently airing on Nicktoons.

Congratulations to 4K Media and Crunchyroll for completing another series! It took a little longer than expected, but it’s done at last and available to Yu-Gi-Oh! fans worldwide to enjoy for free.

As usual, I’ve updated my Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V – SUBBED Episodes page with links to CR’s new videos.

Previously:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Subbed – Episodes 50-99 Complete

[YGOFTH 2017] Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Mystery Power Box

December 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments

Front of the Winter 2017 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Mystery Power Box

Merry Christmas! Here is a bonus entry of Yu-Gi-Oh! for the Holidays (YGOFTH) featuring a Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game product: the tantalizing Mystery Power Box, new for this shopping season.

The front of this box is quite enticing. It promises a chance of getting a Cyber-Stein card that’s been evaluated to be a nearly-flawless “9.5” by Beckett Grading Services. This card is the prize card from the days of the first Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament series — the Shonen Jump Championship of 2004. It’s easily priced in the thousands of dollars.

The back of the box shows some other products that you might get. There are some old-school packs — pictured are Pharaoh’s Servant, Magic Ruler, Metal Raiders, Invasion of Chaos, Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon, and Dark Crisis. There’s a pack of the Legendary card sleeves featuring Joey, Yugi, and Kaiba. And there are some more graded cards — Kaiba’s Chaos Emperor Dragon and Yugi’s Exodia. There are also two silhouettes, obviously of the Millennium Puzzle and Dark Magician Girl. Based on DMG’s pose, I’m guessing these might be the first series of Grin Studio’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Collector Pins.

Back of the Winter 2017 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Mystery Power Box

All in all, this Mystery Power Box includes at least nine items: two booster packs, five bonus packs, one vintage pack, and one mystery item. There’s a chance at getting “randomly inserted graded cards, sleeves, and more” as well.

Why are Yu-Gi-Oh! fans so attracted to mystery boxes? It must be the appeal of opening a sealed product plus the excitement from never knowing exactly what you’re going to get. But the truth is that the vast majority of the time, you won’t pick up anything that is worth more than the price you pay for the box. How can you be so sure? The answer is hidden in the disclaimer on the bottom of the box.

Fine print on the bottom of the Winter 2017 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Mystery Power Box

It says: “The collectible products in this package have been purchased directly from the manufacturer or purchased on the secondary market & repackaged for retail sales by MJ Holding Company, LLC.” Since it features repackaged products, it stands to reason that, on the whole, the producer of this Mystery Power Box isn’t going to include items that will lead it to incur a loss. But there is always a chance that you’ll get something amazing!

So let’s open this box up!

Contents of a Winter 2017 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Mystery Power Box

For the two booster packs, I got Judgment of the Light and Return of the Duelist, both from the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL era.

The five bonus packs are all from the Battle Pack 3: Monster League set.

The vintage pack is Metal Raiders, the second Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG set, first released in 2002.

And the mystery item is a repackaged mystery pack. This is really funny. When the box said “mystery item,” I thought it would simply be a product that wasn’t pictured on the box. I didn’t think it would literally be another mystery product. Let’s take a look at this item first.

This mystery pack includes 21 cards, one of which has a “Rare” or higher rarity. It’s released by the same company that makes this Mystery Power Box.

Front and back of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG mystery pack by MJ Holding Company

Contents of a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG mystery pack by MJ Holding Company

Did I get anything good? I don’t even know, haha.

Let’s open the Metal Raiders pack next. I remember this set! It includes the elusive and deadly Mirror Force and the Paradox Brothers’ Gate Guardian.

Contents of a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Metal Raiders booster pack

Well, I didn’t get those two rare cards. But I did get PaniK’s King of Yamimakai, Weevil Underwood’s Great Moth, and Johnny Steps’ Musician King. Pretty cool.

I’m not going to open the remaining packs. I’m going to gift them to others who might appreciate their contents more than I can.

As a whole, a lot of Yu-Gi-Oh! fans might summarize the appeal of mystery boxes like this…

Does Drake like the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Mystery Power Box

Accurate or not?

Where To Buy

This season’s Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Mystery Power Box is available at select Walmart and ToysRUs stores for around $15.

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[YGOFTH 2017] Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly by Winning Moves

December 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Front of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly game box by Winning Moves

Did you know that there are two different English-language versions of Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly? This Yu-Gi-Oh! for the Holidays (YGOFTH) entry looks at the Yu-Gi-Oh! edition of the classic board game produced by Winning Moves, a developer and manufacturer of all types of games based in London.

This post makes a few comparisons of Winning Moves’ product to USAopoly’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly, which I covered in YGOFTH 2016, so be sure to take a look at that write-up too.

Back of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly game box by Winning Moves

Cracking open the game box reveals the game board, folded in quarters, and the Monopoly banker’s tray.

Winning Moves Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly banker's tray

Strangely, the design of this tray isn’t suitable for Monopoly’s game pieces. There are only five narrow slots for the banknotes in the center of the tray, even though Monopoly has seven different banknotes. Below those five slots is a small tray where I put the remaining two stacks of banknotes. There are two large trays to the left and right of the center trays, but they have no partitions. They are hardly suitable to hold the remaining cards and loose pieces, but we make do with what we have.

On the plus side, there is a nice cloth pouch to hold all of the houses, hotels, and dice.

Winning Moves Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly cloth pouch for loose pieces

There is also a special tray to hold the Millennium Item tokens. More on this later.

Like USAopoly’s game, the currency in Winning Moves’ Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly is Duel Points (DP). These bills are styled to look like the Battle City Duel Disk.

The different denominations of Winning Moves Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly Duel Points money

Winning Moves’ game board has the same properties as USAopoly’s. The style, colors, and design of the boards are different.

Winning Moves Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly game board

In Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly, Monsters are the equivalent of the colored properties (streets and avenues) found in traditional Monopoly. Here are the title deed cards for the Monsters.

Front of the Winning Moves Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly Monster title deed cards

Back of the Winning Moves Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly Monster title deed cards

The Egyptian God Cards take the place of the railroad stations.

Winning Moves Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly title deed cards for Holactie, Ra, Slifer, and Obelisk

And the Duelist Kingdom and Battle City tournaments take the place of the Electric Company and Water Works utilities.

Winning Moves Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly title deed cards for the Duelist Kingdom and Battle City tournaments

It’s Your Move (IYM) cards and It’s Time to Duel (ITTD) cards are the equivalent of classic Monopoly’s Community Chest and Chance cards, respectively.

Winning Moves Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly It's Your Move cards

Winning Moves Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly It's Time to Duel cards

There are a few minor differences in the text between Winning Moves’ and USAopoly’s IYM and ITTD cards, but the ideas they convey are the same. More importantly, the instructions on the cards are the same.

According to the instruction manual, houses and hotels of traditional Monopoly are called Game Shops and Duel Arenas, respectively. However, they look like the buildings used in traditional Monopoly.

Winning Moves Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly Duel Arena and Game Shop buildings

A Game Shop is a small red plastic building, and a Duel Arena is a large black plastic building. This is unlike USAopoly’s product, which have pieces that are molded in the shape of Grandpa’s Game Shop building and Duelist Kingdom’s Duel Arena structures.

The game tokens are made of metal and are shaped like the Millennium Items.

Winning Moves Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly Millennium Item tokens on the GO space

Winning Moves’ tokens are quite different than USAopoly’s. Aside from the colors — Winning Moves’ tokens are gold while USAopoly’s are silver — the molds are completely different. Winning Moves’ tokens are larger, heavier, and more detailed. Furthermore, the tokens look like they have been torched or have had patinas applied to them, giving them an attractive aged look.

Winning Moves includes a tray that securely holds the Millennium Items in place for display when the game is put away.

Tray for holding the Millennium Item tokens in Winning Moves Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly

There is an unfortunate downside to Winning Moves’ product. Winning Moves only includes six tokens — the Millennium Puzzle isn’t included! This is not a production mistake as the display tray lacks a slot for the Millennium Puzzle, and the instruction manual states that the game is only for two to six players. USAopoly includes all seven Millennium Items in its version.

Close-up of the Millennium Eye, Scale, and Necklace on the Winning Moves Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly board

Close-up of the Millennium Key, Ring, and Rod on the Winning Moves Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly board

The instruction manual also provides the rules of the game and lists the differences between Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly and classic Monopoly.

Winning Moves Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly rule book

Yes, that is Rich Uncle Pennybags carrying the Millennium Rod instead of a cane.

Winning Moves also includes a demo card for Yu-Gi-Oh! Top Trumps, the Yu-Gi-Oh! edition of a popular card game in the United Kingdom.

Winning Moves Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly includes a Yu-Gi-Oh! Top Trumps card

To learn how to play Yu-Gi-Oh! Top Trumps, check out my YGOFTH 2016 entry about the game.

So why are there two English-language versions of Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly anyway? As expected, the answer is uninteresting to consumers: licensing. Winning Moves owns the rights to produce Monopoly for Europe, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, and several other countries. But USAopoly can only make and sell the game in the United States and Canada.

Where To Buy

If you’re in the United Kingdom or European Union, you can buy Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly directly from Winning Moves for £29.99 (about $40).

If you’re in the United States or a country where Winning Moves doesn’t sell its games, try looking for a vendor on the Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk Marketplace that is willing to ship this product overseas.

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4K Media’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Deck the Halls Sweepstakes

December 15, 2017 at 11:00 pm | Posted in Konami | Leave a comment
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Deck the Halls December 2017 Sweepstakes banner from YUGIOH.com

4K Media has launched an extra big giveaway for this month, with not one, not two, but four chances to win! And the prize packages are amazing; they all include hot Yu-Gi-Oh! figures imported straight from Japan. The December 2017 Yu-Gi-Oh! Deck the Halls Sweepstakes features the following goodies.

One entrant will win the grand prize package, which includes:

Three entrants will win the first prize package, which includes:

Don’t miss this one! The entry period begins today and ends January 2, 2018. U.S. residents ages 6 and up in the 50 U.S. States and Washington, D.C., are eligible to win. For more details, check the official rules.

4K Media’s Yu-Gi-Oh! November 2017 Sweepstakes

November 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm | Posted in Konami | Leave a comment
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Yu-Gi-Oh! November 2017 Sweepstakes banner from YUGIOH.com

4K Media’s latest giveaway is live! In the Yu-Gi-Oh! November Sweepstakes, one lucky winner will take home a prize package that includes the following:

The entry period for this sweepstakes begins today and runs through November 27. Anyone who is at least 6 years of age and a resident of the 50 U.S. states or Washington, D.C., is eligible to win. As usual, check the official rules for more details.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links PC Steam Version Coming November 17

November 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
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Blue-Eyes White Dragon summoned in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, PC Steam version

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links is coming to the PC! Konami announced today that the popular mobile game will arrive on Steam this Friday, November 17. Whether duelists decide play on mobile or the PC, all their progress is retained between the two platforms.

Sample screenshots of the Steam version show that the game takes full advantage of the larger screen real estate by offering a three-column display. In the overworld, the global chat appears in the right column. And during a duel, card details are listed in the left column while a log of the duel is shown in the right.

Download for free at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/601510/YuGiOh_Duel_Links/

Select Mode screen in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, PC Steam version

Duel World overworld screen in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, PC Steam version

Deck editing mode in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, PC Steam version

Screenshot of a duel in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, PC Steam version

Good Smile Company’s figma Seto Kaiba

November 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 3 Comments
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Good Smile Company's figma Seto Kaiba figure

How long has it been since Good Smile Company first announced a figma Seto Kaiba? Over a year? Well, the wait is over! figma Seto Kaiba is coming and 4K Media has formally announced that the figure is available for sale in the West.

Seto Kaiba is a non-scale figure that stands about 6.5 inches tall with figma’s quality posable joints. He includes a Duel Disk, cards, briefcase, two face plates, and figma stand. He also includes a shouting face plate for figma Yami Yugi (sold separately).

Pre-order directly from Good Smile for ¥7,800 (approximately $70) and you’ll also get an exclusive Enemy Controller bonus.

figma Seto Kaiba is scheduled to be released in May 2018.

(h/t Yu-Gi-Oh! Fan Page)

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