Limited Edition Yu-Gi-Oh! Pins Debut at Virtual Pin Con on August 15

July 30, 2020 at 11:00 am | Posted in Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Pin Club's Virtual Pin Con logo

Attention, Yu-Gi-Oh! pin collectors! New Yu-Gi-Oh! chibi pins are about to hit the market in very limited quantities — and there’s only one place you can get them. Pin Club, a Florida-based company specializing in licensed collectible pins, announced on Monday that it will debut its first wave of Yu-Gi-Oh! pins on August 15 as part of Virtual Pin Con, the company’s upcoming online sales event.

Pin Club will sell the following Yu-Gi-Oh! chibi pins during the event:

Chibi Exodia pin by Pin Club
Exodia premium single pin
100 available
$15

Chibi Yami Yugi and Dark Magician pins by Pin Club
Yami Yugi with Dark Magician pin set
100 available
$25

Chibi Joey Wheeler and Red-Eyes Black Dragon pins by Pin Club
Joey with Red-Eyes Black Dragon pin set
100 available
$25

Chibi Seto Kaiba and Blue-Eyes White Dragon pins by Pin Club
Kaiba with Blue-Eyes White Dragon pin set
100 available
$25

Virtual Pin Con will take place from August 13 to 16 on Pin Club’s website, pin-club.com. Each day has its own lineup of exclusive pins that will go on sale beginning at 12 noon ET/9 a.m. PT. The Yu-Gi-Oh! pins above will debut on Saturday, August 15. Don’t miss them!

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If you like the look of those Yu-Gi-Oh! pins, you’ll be happy to know that Pin Club has many more in the works.

Pin Club will release a set of chibi Egyptian God pins this fall in very limited numbers. Today, the company unveiled a mock-up of the packaging that will house those pins.

Mock-up of the packaging for the chibi Egyptian God pins by Pin Club

The chibi Egyptian Gods were designed and created exclusively for Pin Club by Konami in Japan, said a Pin Club rep on Instagram.

Chibi Slifer, Ra, and Obelisk pin by Pin Club

“It’s going to come in a collectors box. We’re working with Konami on possibly an AP [artist proof] set signed by the art team (if possible), so wait for news on that,” elaborated Pin Club in the Instagram post’s comments. “But should be around $50 for the collectors set. LE xx/100~ or a little more. Still juggling.”

Over the last several weeks, Pin Club has also previewed many more chibi monster pins, which will be coming down the pike.

Preview of the chibi Harpie Lady Sisters, Jinzo, Summoned Skull, and Dark Magician Girl pins by Pin Club

There will be more chibi character pins too.

Preview of the chibi Yami Marik and Pegasus pins by Pin Club

To see even more upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! pins and to stay up to date with Pin Club’s releases, check out the company’s Instagram, pinclubofficial.

(h/t The Pop Insider)

Hot Topic Cancels Slifer Funko Pop! Pre-Orders

May 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Slifer the Sky Dragon disintegrating behind the Quiet One after being defeated in episode 67

Bad news for everyone who pre-ordered the Slifer the Sky Dragon Funko Pop! figure from Hot Topic. The retailer announced today via email that it has canceled all orders of this figure because of fulfillment issues related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Hot Topic’s full email reads as follows:

We’re sorry to inform you that we cannot fulfill your pre-order of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Slifer The Sky Dragon POP! Vinyl Figure. Due to the impact of COVID-19, our receipt of this item has been cancelled and as such we cannot create a replacement order. You will not be charged for this item and no further action is needed from your end. Any other items that were a part of your order will not be impacted and will ship as normal.

We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your business. If you have any other questions our customer service team is ready to assist.

Hot Topic Customer Service
1-800-892-8674

Slifer is a 6-inch Funko Pop! sold exclusively by Hot Topic. The retailer’s online listing for Slifer currently states that it is “Out of Stock.”

There has been no word yet on the cancellation of the other six Yu-Gi-Oh! Funko Pop! figures unveiled at Toy Fair New York back in February.

Of the six, Obelisk the Tormentor is the only other store exclusive. Its retailer, GameStop, is still accepting pre-orders and gives an expected release date of May 18.

First 4 Figures’ Yu-Gi-Oh! Line Is PVC Only … For Now

May 2, 2020 at 6:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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First 4 Figures Official Collectors Club members are divided about the upcoming Blue-Eyes White Dragon PVC

Blue-Eyes White Dragon and First 4 Figures’ other upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! products will be sculpted using PVC, not resin. That’s the word from Alex Davis, the CEO of F4F, who confirmed the material of the statues in an announcement in the F4F Official Collectors Club on Facebook. (Note: Admin approval is necessary to view this group.)

Within the comments of that post, Davis further stated that the popularity of the PVC Blue-Eyes would determine whether or not it would get a resin in the future.

“Just didnt make sense to come out of the gate with a $700+ massive resin,” Davis wrote.

Davis also noted that F4F’s Dark Magician is already at the physical stage while Dark Magician Girl is almost finished at the 3-D design stage. Both of these monsters will be PVCs too, said Davis.

Reactions in the club to Davis’s revelation have been mixed.

Some fans were unhappy and expressed interest in only buying a resin Blue-Eyes and did not want to double dip by purchasing the PVC. However, they remained mindful that their decision would hurt the chances of a resin being greenlit.

Others fans were pleased that Blue-Eyes would be a PVC because of the lower price point and smaller size. F4F has not announced the price or size of Blue-Eyes yet. However, based on Davis’s comment that its wingspan “makes it quite a bit bigger than our typical PVC range,” and taking into account the prices of F4F’s other PVC statues, fans are predicting a price point for Blue-Eyes of $100 to $150.

Still others were thrilled because they could now afford to purchase three copies of PVC Blue-Eyes. Davis was receptive to their interest, stating that “[a] triple pack deal makes sense.”

A small faction showed interest in owning both PVC and resin Blue-Eyes.

Which camp do you fall in? Now that you know more about First 4 Figures’ upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! products, how does this influence your buying decision? Join the F4F Official Collectors Club Facebook group and voice your opinion!

Previously:
First 4 Figures Unveils Blue-Eyes White Dragon Statue Prototype

Fanattik Expands Yu-Gi-Oh! Licensing Deal

May 2, 2020 at 9:00 am | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Millennium Puzzle replica necklace by Fanattik

Fanattik will soon be releasing more Yu-Gi-Oh! merchandise to even more territories. The England-based producer of pop culture goods and gifts announced on Thursday that it has expanded its Yu-Gi-Oh! licensing deal with Konami, which originally covered only the United Kingdom and select European countries.

Fanattik now holds merchandising rights for North America, the entirety of Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, and will widen its product range to include more collectibles, like money boxes and clocks.

Fanattik’s first Yu-Gi-Oh! product was a game flip coin, released in September 2019. Since then, the company has broadened its Yu-Gi-Oh! line with keychains, posters, pins, and necklaces, like the Millennium Puzzle pictured above.

Check out Fanattik’s Yu-Gi-Oh! page to see its products and to make a purchase.

(News from Fanattik h/t Total Licensing. Image from YuGiOhTCGEU.)

First 4 Figures Unveils Blue-Eyes White Dragon Statue Prototype

May 1, 2020 at 7:00 am | Posted in Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Unpainted physical prototype of Blue-Eyes White Dragon by First 4 Figures

First 4 Figures today provided an early look at its upcoming Blue-Eyes White Dragon statue. The premium collectibles maker posted a photo showing an unpainted physical prototype of Seto Kaiba’s signature monster to its Facebook page and website.

Today’s reveal did not include any other details about this product. In a comment in the F4F Official Collectors Club on Facebook, CEO Alex Davis noted that neither the scale nor the material of Blue-Eyes have been confirmed. (Note: Admin approval is necessary to view this group.)

However, in January 2019, Davis stated that Blue-Eyes would have a “nice and metallic” paint job. At that time, he also expressed interest in creating both resin and PVC versions of Blue-Eyes.

Previously:
First 4 Figures November Roundup: Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Dark Magician, Dark Magician Girl Progress Update

Close-up of the head of the Blue-Eyes White Dragon prototype by First 4 Figures

New Yu-Gi-Oh! Funko Pop! Figures Arrive at Toy Fair New York 2020

February 21, 2020 at 3:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
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Yugi, Joey, Pegasus, and Red-Eyes Black Dragon Yu-Gi-Oh! Funko Pop! figures

Seven new Yu-Gi-Oh! Funko Pop! figures are coming this May. Funko today unveiled the additions to its Yu-Gi-Oh! collection, just in time for Toy Fair New York 2020, which kicks off on Saturday.

Yugi, Pegasus, Joey, and Red-Eyes Black Dragon join the Funko family as standard 3.75-inch Pop! figures.

Exodia Funko Pop! figure

Exodia arrives in its fully-assembled glory as a 6-inch figure. Aren’t you glad that Funko is not releasing Exodia’s five parts separately as convention exclusives?

Obelisk the Tormentor Funko Pop! figure

Obelisk the Tormentor makes its way to GameStop as an exclusive figure. Naturally, an Egyptian God needs to stand at a super-sized 6-inches tall.

Slifer the Sky Dragon Funko Pop! figure

Slifer the Sky Dragon is a Hot Topic exclusive and is also a 6-inch figure.

Konami included several of these characters and monsters in an August 2019 poll where it asked fans what they wanted to see made into Funko Pop! figures.

Which of these new figures are you most excited about?

Previously:
BoxLunch Exclusive: Metallic Blue-Eyes White Dragon Funko Pop! & T-Shirt
Dark Magician Funko Pop! Available Now Exclusively at Hot Topic
Yu-Gi-Oh! Funko Pop! Figures Coming in August 2018

First 4 Figures November Roundup: Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Dark Magician, Dark Magician Girl Progress Update

December 1, 2019 at 9:00 am | Posted in Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Blue-Eyes White Dragon and Seto Kaiba in episode 149

Over half a year has elapsed since First 4 Figures has announced any significant developments with its Yu-Gi-Oh! products. In April, the high-end collectibles maker revealed that it had completely redone its Blue-Eyes White Dragon and Dark Magician sculpts, a move that transformed the look of the monsters for the better at the cost of delaying their launch. Since then, the company has submitted those designs to Konami for approval and the two have been working together to prepare for production. In November, F4F’s CEO Alex Davis at last provided some promising updates about their progress.

“I just got the a-okay finally on one piece at 3D,” said Davis in his November 15 Q&A live stream. “We’ve reworked that a couple of times as well.”

Davis provided further details on November 23 in a comment in the F4F Official Collectors Club on Facebook. (Note: Admin approval is necessary to view this group.)

“This project [has] been challenging — but we’re now moving to the physical on BEWD [Blue-Eyes White Dragon] and DM [Dark Magician],” Davis wrote. “DMG [Dark Magician Girl] 2D concept is now done and looks sick — moving to 3D on that.”

To date, Davis has not provided any images of Blue-Eyes and Dark Magician’s new designs. But with these latest comments underscoring their progress, we can only hope that he is ready to provide a tease next before printing the prototypes.

Previously:
First 4 Figures April Roundup: Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Dark Magician Completely Redesigned

Taka Corp Studio Tweaks Exodia Bust Design, Teases Plan for Another Bust

September 5, 2019 at 9:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Prototype bust of Exodia the Forbidden One by Taka Corp Studio at Japan Expo 2019
Photo by @Takacorpstudio

High-end collectibles producer Taka Corp Studio today provided an update about its works in progress, including its upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! Exodia the Forbidden One bust. The France-based company originally unveiled an unpainted prototype at Japan Expo back in July. Now, Exodia is getting some design adjustments at Konami’s request:

At the request of the rights holders, we reworked the shape of Exodia’s horns. This new version is in validation, we will attack the painting as soon as we have the agreement of the rights holders. The concept of the millennium puzzle and the next bust are currently being validated.

Taka Corp’s Millennium Puzzle talk refers to its eagerness to make a 1/1 scale piece of Yugi’s iconic item, which the company also hinted at back in July.

But the biggest surprise here is that there are already plans for a second bust, even before Exodia is completed. Wow! Which monster or character do you think is worthy of getting such a statue next?

Previously:
Taka Corp Studio Unveils Exodia Bust Sculpture

Blue-Eyes White Dragon Collector Cup Giveaway

August 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Blue-Eyes White Dragon Collector Cup and keychain

Here’s your chance to snag the new Yu-Gi-Oh! Blue-Eyes White Dragon Collector Cup — as seen in July’s episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! News — for free!

Collector Cup is giving away three cups each day, from August 8 through 10. There are three ways to win, for a total of nine winners:

* On Twitter, like and follow @Collector_Cup and @yugioh, and like and retweet the linked tweet.

* On Facebook, follow the CollectorCup and Yu-Gi-Oh! pages, like the linked post, and tag two friends.

* On Instagram, follow collectorcup and theofficialyugioh, like the linked post, and tag two friends.

This giveaway is open to all Yu-Gi-Oh! fans outside Asia who are age 13 and up. Enter every day to increase your chances of winning!

The Blue-Eyes White Dragon Collector Cup is on sale now on CollectorCup.com for $16.99. The 24 oz. cup is made of dishwasher-safe, BPA-free, shatter-resistant plastic and is 100 percent guaranteed not to leak. Every cup includes a free Blue-Eyes White Dragon keychain.

BoxLunch Exclusive: Metallic Blue-Eyes White Dragon Funko Pop! & T-Shirt

August 6, 2019 at 12:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Front of the BoxLunch-exclusive Blue-Eyes White Dragon Funko Pop! and T-shirt box

Check out this newest Yu-Gi-Oh! Funko Pop! figure to join line-up: a metallic Blue-Eyes White Dragon! This variant of the original Blue-Eyes vinyl Pop! sports a shiny silver paint job and also includes a T-shirt.

Look for this combo exclusively at BoxLunch, coming soon.

Back of the BoxLunch-exclusive Blue-Eyes White Dragon Funko Pop! and T-shirt box

Close-up of the T-shirt shown on the BoxLunch-exclusive Blue-Eyes White Dragon Funko Pop! box

Side of the BoxLunch-exclusive Blue-Eyes White Dragon Funko Pop! and T-shirt box

Blue-Eyes White Dragon Funko Pop! figure box, BoxLunch-exclusive edition

Metallic silver Blue-Eyes White Dragon Funko Pop! from BoxLunch

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