Category Archives: YuGiOh

Old School YuGiOh Cards

Hey Old School YuGiOh fans we have good news for you! Have you ever heard of YuGiOh Orica cards? Well if you haven’t you are in for a real treat. A group of awesome people started up this company and they make YuGiOh cards. Now these aren’t just normal YuGiOh cards. These cards look like the came right out of the English Dubbed YuGiOh anime.

For example lets take a look at the screen shot from the anime. From Episode 29, Season 1, Duel Identity. Above is an image of YuGi’s Summoned Skull card. And then we have the image from YuGiOh Oricas. As you can see these cards are made to look exactly like they did in the Anime. The backing of the card uses an Official YuGiOh TCG card backing and feels like a real card.

We ordered a couple cards and here is our experience:

The cards came in a bubble mailer, and the card was in a top loader and penny sleeve. So even though shipping is free in the US on this store. They are not cutting corners and just mailing you a card in an envelope and hoping nothing happens to it. Enough about the packing, lets get to the card.

The card feels just like a real card, and looks amazing. I personally love keeping it in the penny sleeve and top loader and just displaying it as is. They look amazing, and really make a statement.

Now these cards are actually not tournament legal so don’t think you can order a $100 card, like the ones we discussed in our article about the expensive cards in the new YuGiOh set. You can however use these card in a friendly duel with your friends as long as they agree to it! Speaking of dueling with these cards. You can actually buy a full deck based on the anime from this store!

You can buy the complete Yami YuGi Battle City Deck, or even Kibas deck! These would be an amazing addition to anyone’s collection. The store always has discounts going on so the more you buy the more you save. The decks contain an amazing, 45 cards. If you would buy the 45 cards individually that would be $180. They sell the decks at an insanely discounted rate of $155.

I have already bought 5 cards from these guys, and I have to say each time its pure excitement from the moment I order, to the moment I carefully rip open the bubble mailer. I absolutely love this store, and wish I could sell them in my store! (Guys get in contact with us!)

These cards are not only amazing looking, they are very nostalgic, it feels like I’m holding part of my childhood, it feels like I’m a kid again. I’m actually holding the cards they where using in the anime.

Hands down one of the coolest things I’ve bought in a while!

Protecting Your Cards From Theft

Hello everyone, we would like to remind all our players to make sure they keep all their belongings with them at all times. We have several cases of people leaving a deck box or binder at our shop. Luckily we get these items and put them behind the counter as quickly as possible. You’ll get back your cards, as long as you know what cards there are, or other descriptive things about it.

Now there isn’t a 100% way to make sure nothing you have is ever stolen but we hope this post can deter it. Here are our top three tips to protect your cards from theft.

  1. You Don’t Need All Your Decks With You. So many times, we have people come in here with six decks. We don’t have any tournaments that would require six decks. Take what you need to events. If you are going to a standard tournament, take your standard deck. Maybe take one other deck you want to play with on down time or after the event. Having six decks increase the chance of one getting stole, and the chance of you losing one.
  2. Don’t Have Other People Watch Your Stuff. It is already hard enough to watch your own stuff, but putting it off on someone else who is probably just as busy as you isn’t a good idea. Even if the person is your friend, its easy to forget about something especially if it isn’t your own. I suggest you bring a backpack and have your stuff in there. Of course you will only be carrying a couple decks at most if you listened to the first rule.
  3. Keep Your Around Your Foot. I know this sound funny, but put your backpack shoulder loop through your leg. What this does is, if anyone does try and steal your bag, they would have to lift your foot up, and then take your bag. Which you should notice!

Those our tips to keep your cards safe. We have a small crowd here at Kite at North. So most people that come here and the same people every week, but we do have a couple new people every week. We have yet to have any theft at our store and we would like to keep it at way! We do our part to have cameras and watch people but we need your help too. Don’t bring your full thousand dollar trade binder every day.

Do you have any other tips for people to prevent theft? Left us know!


YuGiOh: The Price is The REAL Crisis

I was online shopping for YuGiOh cards today and was looking at one of the newer sets “Maximum Crisis”. Now I don’t follow YuGiOh very closely but I do still love the game, and everyone here at Kite loves it. i wanted to get back into it so I stared to look into the meta. That then got me shopping on online for some cards. I then I saw it. “Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring” $64! This is YuGiOh so you need to have 3 of the cards. That is close to $200 you will be dropping for a play set of these cards.

Now looking at this card I noted that the price sort of makes sense. Lets look closer at this card. We have a three star, Attack 0, Defense 1800. Effect tuner. The cards effect lets you; during either places turn, when a card/effect is activated, you can discard this card. Now this only counts for certain effects. “Adding cards from deck, special summoning from the deck, sending a card from deck to graveyard.

I’m sure as you all know this isn’t even the most expensive card in this set. If you don’t know, what would you think an $80 card effect would be? A $240 play set of cards. What would this amazing card be?

This amazing card is “Dragonic Diagram” it is a Field spell that powers up all “True Draco” and “True King” monsters. They all get 300+ Attack and Defense. In addition, each time a tribute summoned “true Draco” or “True King” would be destroyed, it is not destroyed. ALSO Once per turn you can destroy one other card you control, or in your hand. If you do that you can add a “True Draco” or “True King” from your deck to your hand.

While we are on the topic of “True Dracos” lets talk about the third most expensive card in this set. “Master Peace, the True Dracoslaying King”. This 2950 Attack 2950 Defense creature, (If you have Dragonic Diagram out that is an intimating 3250 / 3250 monster on the field.  Not only is it a powerful attack and defense card. Once per turn during either persons turn, you can banish a spell/trap continues card from your grave and destroy one other card on the field.

So just looking at this Top three cards. Having a Draco deck. Is going to cost you AT LEAST $260 just using the field spell and the Master Peace.

I was very curious to see what a Meta deck is running in price right now. I looked up and found this deck called “True Draco Zoodiacs” it will run you $1,000 for the deck. There are other “True Draco Zoodiacs ” in the $800 range, but for a Draco deck you will be needing to drop $900 average. I guess if you are entering big tournaments, and destroying with the deck over and over. You might be able to get your moneys worth out of it.

But if you are like the rest of us who live in a small town, and don’t want to travel all over the world, playing YuGiOh, we can just keep playing with our $50 – $100 Decks, and never get to play top tier Dracos.

Looking forward to the newst set  Duelist Pack: Dimensional Guardians the highest price card is a modest $4 and that is for Spiral Flame Strike. So that is good news for everyone wanting to play the newest card from the set.

Hopefully Maximum Crisis, is the last Crisis we have for a while!