New Yu-Gi-Oh! Character Mugs & DSoD Collectibles by GB eye

April 20, 2017 at 9:00 am | Posted in Duel Monsters, The Dark Side of Dimensions, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 3 Comments
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You've Activated My Trap Card mug and box mock-up from GB eye
Yu-Gi-Oh! memes — now on official merchandise

GB eye, a manufacturer and distributor of licensed merchandise based in the United Kingdom, is back with some spiffy new Yu-Gi-Oh! mugs and other great collectibles. This round of products includes mug designs featuring Yu-Gi-Oh! characters and memes, and mugs and prints for Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions.

First up are the new Yu-Gi-Oh! character mugs, starring the main characters of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters. Each mug includes a headshot, the character’s name in English and Japanese, and his or her signature monster.

The “Yami Yugi” design features Yami Yugi and Dark Magician. EAN: 5028486384280.

Yami Yugi and Dark Magician mug by GB eye

The “Kaiba” design, with Seto Kaiba and his Blue-Eyes White Dragon, is quite appropriately printed in blue. EAN: 5028486384273.

Seto Kaiba and Blue-Eyes White Dragon mug by GB eye

The “Joey” design includes Joey Wheeler (Katsuya Jonouchi) and Red-Eyes Black Dragon. EAN: 5028486384297.

Joey Wheeler and Red-Eyes Black Dragon mug by GB eye

The “Mai” design, with Mai Valentine (Mai Kujaku) and Harpie Lady Sisters. EAN: 5028486384303.

Mai Valentine and Harpie Lady Sisters mug by GB eye

The “Pegasus” design features Maximillion Pegasus and Thousand-Eyes Restrict. EAN: 5028486384310.

Maximillion Pegasus and Thousand-Eyes Restrict mug by GB eye

Here’s looking at you, “Kuriboh.” Kuriiii! EAN: 5028486384334.

Kuriboh mug by GB eye

Yu-Gi-Oh! memes are a thing, and now, they’ve made it onto official 4K Media-approved merchandise.

The “Trap Card” mug features the infamous YOU’VE ACTIVATED MY TRAP CARD meme. EAN: 5028486384327.

You've Activated My Trap Card mug by GB eye

Every day I’m “Shufflin’” my deck with Yami Yugi. And now you can too. EAN: 5028486384266.

Every Day I'm Shufflin mug by GB eye

GB eye also has three new mugs featuring artwork from Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions.

The “DSOD Dark Yugi” design shows Yugi Muto, the Millennium Puzzle, and the movie logo on a black background. Beautiful. EAN: 5028486384365.

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Yugi Muto and the Millennium Puzzle black mug by GB eye

DSOD Kaiba” includes two shots of Seto Kaiba, his wacky arthritic hand gesture, and his Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon. EAN: 5028486384341.

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Seto Kaiba and Blue-Eyes White Dragon mug by GB eye

And last but not least, the “DSOD Key Art” mug features the image seen on the official movie poster with Yugi, Kaiba, and Aigami. EAN: 5028486384358.

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Yugi, Kaiba, and Aigami mug by GB eye

Additionally, GB eye is offering three framed Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions collector prints, each measuring 30 x 40 cm (about 12 x 15.75 inches).

DSOD Yugi and Kaiba” shows the first promo image ever released for the movie featuring Yugi and Kaiba. EAN: 5028486384396.

DSOD King of Games” has a black silhouette of Yugi Muto on a red background. EAN: 5028486384389.

And “DSOD Key Art” features the official movie poster image. EAN: 5028486384372.

Three Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions framed collector prints by GB eye

For fans who want something a tad bigger to cover their walls, GB eye has a gigantic Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions poster measuring 61 by 91.5 cm (about 24 by 38 inches), like the ones you see in movie theaters. EAN: 5028486384242.

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions maxi poster with Yugi, Kaiba, and Aigami by GB eye

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Retailers can order these products now, so look for them in online and brick-and-mortar stores very soon.

GB eye’s Yu-Gi-Oh! mugs are licensed for sale in Australia, New Zealand, most of Europe, and South Africa. For fans outside of these countries, you can find these items on GBPosters.com, the retail site of GB eye, which offers worldwide shipping. You can also look on the Amazon.co.uk Marketplace for vendors who are willing to ship overseas. Search by each item’s EAN (European Article Number) to find it more easily and to avoid bootlegs.

Special thanks to Andi Creffield, GB eye’s design manager, for the hard work on these mugs and for sending over these designs.

What mug designs do you want to see next?

Related posts:
Yu-Gi-Oh! Mugs by GB eye – A look at 2016’s mug designs.
ShopYuGiOh.com – The Official Yu-Gi-Oh! Merchandise Shop – More DSoD goods for sale

Update (April 26): Jamie Wilkins, the ecommerce manager at GB Posters, alerted me that GBPosters.com can ship GB eye’s products worldwide. The site is based in the U.K. so the sales are localized and don’t fall foul of any licensing issues, said Wilkins.

[YGOFTH 2016] Yu-Gi-Oh! Mugs by GB eye

December 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
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Five GB eye Yu-Gi-Oh! mugs in their boxes unopened

Have you ever wanted to spend more time with Yu-Gi-Oh! while doing everyday things, like having a meal, relaxing with a cup of coffee or tea, or organizing the pens and pencils scattered all over your desk? Today’s Yu-Gi-Oh! for the Holidays (YGOFTH) entry looks at a line of ceramic Yu-Gi-Oh! mugs, which would be perfect for all that and more.

GB eye is a major producer and distributor of posters and licensed merchandise based in the United Kingdom. This past summer, the company began selling Yu-Gi-Oh! mugs in the European, Australian, New Zealand, and South African markets.

GB eye’s mugs are officially licensed products, as shown by the Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Licensed Seal stamped on all of the boxes.

Side of a GB eye Yu-Gi-Oh! mug box with the Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Licensed Seal

Quality truly is king here. GB eye didn’t cut costs by having the mugs made cheaply in a third-world country. Each mug is produced in the United Kingdom and is dishwasher and microwave safe.

But are these really, really licensed mugs? Hmm…

Numerous Licensed Mug labels on the GB eye Yu-Gi-Oh! mug boxes

…I’m still unsure. I think I need to see more “Licensed Mug” labels on each box before I can be 100 percent certain.

There are five designs available and the print on each mug is top notch; my lousy pictures and Photoshopping skills don’t do them justice. You won’t find crystal clear designs like these on bootleg mugs.

The “Dragons” design depicts a classic clash between Blue-Eyes White Dragon and Red-Eyes Black Dragon on an electric purple background. The Yu-Gi-Oh! logo separates the pair.

Blue-Eyes White Dragon on the GB eye Yu-Gi-Oh! Dragons mug

Red-Eyes Black Dragon on the GB eye Yu-Gi-Oh! Dragons mug

Yu-Gi-Oh! logo on the GB eye Yu-Gi-Oh! Dragons mug

The “Duelists” design features Kaiba, Yugi, and Joey together with their ace monsters in front of a red spiral and Egyptian hieroglyphs. Both sides of the mug have the same design while the Yu-Gi-Oh! logo sits in between them.

Kaiba, Yugi, and Joey with Blue-Eyes, Dark Magician, and Red-Eyes on the GB eye Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelists mug

Yu-Gi-Oh! logo on the GB eye Duelists mug

The “Millennium Puzzle” design shows Yugi’s legendary Egyptian item atop a bright green background on one side of the mug and a large Yu-Gi-Oh! logo on the other side.

The Millennium Puzzle over a green background on a GB eye Yu-Gi-Oh! mug

Large Yu-Gi-Oh! logo over a green background on a GB eye Yu-Gi-Oh! mug

One side of the “Yugi” design shows Yami Yugi posing with his Duel Disk in front of a stylized blue Millennium Puzzle. The other side shows Yugi Muto with his Star Chips surrounded by a blue magical circle.

Yami Yugi on the GB eye Yu-Gi-Oh! Yugi mug

Yugi Muto on the GB eye Yu-Gi-Oh! Yugi mug

The “King of Games” design features 4Kids’ classic “King of Games” logo on one side and the “Let’s Duel!” and Yu-Gi-Oh! logos on the other side. Let’s be honest here — I saved the best design for last. Ha, sorry, Yugi! What duelist wouldn’t want to take a nice long arrogant swig out of a King of Games mug while smirking at his opponent or dinner partner?

King of Games design on a GB eye Yu-Gi-Oh! mug

Yu-Gi-Oh! logo and Let's Duel design on a GB eye Yu-Gi-Oh! mug

Each mug weighs 11 oz and holds about 13.5 fl oz (one and two-thirds cups).

Where To Buy

GB eye holds the rights to produce and distribute these mugs in several European nations, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Within these countries, customers can find the mugs in various online and brick-and-mortar stores retailing for around US$10 each. Customers in the United States and elsewhere will need to pay a little more and work a little harder to find a retailer who is willing to ship overseas. Searching the third-party sellers on the Amazon.co.uk Marketplace is probably the easiest route:

(Note: The vendors’ links are provided as a convenience. I do not endorse or recommend any particular vendor.)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Posters, Mugs Coming to Europe

June 24, 2016 at 6:00 am | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Yami Yugi mug mock-up from GB eye

4K Media (Konami) is rounding out its busy week of Yu-Gi-Oh! licensing announcements with news for fans in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. The company is teaming up with GB eye, a major brand licensee and leading supplier of posters in the United Kingdom, to bring new Yu-Gi-Oh! merchandise to Europe and beyond, beginning with a line of posters and mugs in late summer 2016.

GB eye’s products will be available in mass market and video and game retailers in Austria, Belarus, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, the U.K., Ukraine, Eastern Europe, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

GB eye is hoping that this roll-out of select Yu-Gi-Oh! merchandise will catch the eye of retailers and lead to opportunities to develop and market more Yu-Gi-Oh! items in the future, says the company’s licensing manager Max Arguile.

4K Media’s VP of licensing and marketing Jennifer Coleman emphasized in a 2015 interview the company’s desire to make inroads into the European market and connect with Yu-Gi-Oh! fans hungry to grow their collections.

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