The following sets will be offered in this latest drop:
Secret Lair X Street Fighter (MSRP $39.99; Traditional Foil $49.99): 1 E. Honda, Sumo Champion, 1 Ryu, World Warrior, 1 Ken, Burning Brawler, 1 Blanka, Ferocious Friend, 1 Chun-Li, Countless Kicks, 1 Dhalsim, Pliable Pacifist, 1 Guile, Sonic Soldier, and 1 Zangief, the Red Cyclone.
Li’l Walkers (MSRP $29.99; Traditional Foil $39.99): 1 Borderless Tamiyo, the Moon Sage, 1 Borderless Ajani, Mentor of Heroes, 1 Borderless Angrath, the Flame-Chained, 1 Borderless Ashiok, Dream Render, and 1 Borderless Sorin, Grim Nemesis.
Introducing: Kaito Shizuki (MSRP $29.99; Traditional Foil $39.99): 1 Borderless Brain Freeze, 1 Borderless Bribery, 1 Borderless Snap, 1 Borderless Unmask, and 1 Borderless Shadow of Doubt.
Special Guest: Yuko Shimizu (MSRP $29.99; Traditional Foil $39.99): 1 Borderless Hokori, Dust Drinker, 1 Borderless Kira, Great Glass-Spinner, 1 Borderless Eidolon of the Great Revel, and 1 Borderless Elvish Spirit Guide.
Showcase: Neon Dynasty (Neon Ink Foil MSRP $49.99): 1 Neon ink foil Ghostly Prison, 1 Neon ink foil Freed from the Real, 1 Neon ink foil Boseiju, Who Shelters, and 1 Neon ink foil Hall of the Bandit Lord.
Shades Not Included (MSRP $29.99; Traditional Foil $39.99): 1 Hand-drawn Plains, 1 Hand-drawn Island, 1 Hand-drawn Swamp, 1 Hand-drawn Mountain, and 1 Hand-drawn Forest.
Pictures of the Floating World (MSRP $29.99; Traditional Foil $39.99): 1 Windbrisk Heights, 1 Shelldock Isle, 1 Howltooth Hollow, 1 Spinerock Knoll, and 1 Mosswort Bridge.
Kamigawa: The Manga: The Cards (MSRP $29.99; Traditional Foil $39.99): 1 Idyllic Tutor, 1 Swords to Plowshares, 1 Solve the Equation, 1 Praetor’s Grasp, and 1 Veil of Summer.
This drop can be purchased in three different bundles. The Non-Stop, Non-Foil Bundle comes with one of each of the entirely non-foil sets (7 total) for $188.89, and the Full-of-Foils Bundle comes with one of each of the entirely foil ones (8 total) for $278.99. The Bundle Bundle comes with all the sets in the drop for $428.99.
The Lost Art Promotion has revealed its first batch of cards for 2022. We already knew about the art for Parasite Paracide for January 2022. The following months will have the following cards: Chocolate Magician Girl Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner Lumina, Twilightsworn Shaman Don Zaloog Nurse Dragonmaid
You can obtain these promotional cards depending on their availability by purchasing at least $30 of product in participating OTS locations.
Wizards of the Coast has pushed back the release of the Unfinity set, for Magic: The Gathering, due to ongoing supply chain issues. Unfinity, the latest Un-set, was set to release on April 1, 2022 (see “‘Magic: The Gathering’ ‘D&D’ and ‘Masters’ Sets”). The supply chain problems were specific to the Unfinity product line, thus WotC opted to push the set’s release off till the second half of 2022. Additionally, Unfinity promos will no longer ship with retailers’ Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty marketing kits, and will be sent out closer to Unfinity’s actual release date.
Konami Digital Entertainment introduced Tactical Masters, a new booster set for Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, which will release on June 10, 2022. The new 60-card booster set that adds three new strategies to the game. One of the themes of the set revolves around changing Pendulum Monster cards from spells to monsters on both sides of the tabletop. The set features 60 Ultra Rares, 15 Super Rares, and 35 Rares. Also, 15 cards from the set will also be available as Collector’s Rares.
Each pack comes with a foil card and 6 rare cards, and retail for $4.19.
Konami Digital Entertainment announced Dimension Force, a new booster set for Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, which set to hit stores on May 20, 2022. This is a 100-card set that adds brand-new themes for decks plus cards for older decks. For older re-animate strategies, the new set has a “Red-Eyes” Zombie Synchro Monster that can Special Summon other Zombie monsters and itself from the Graveyard. It also features cards for Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V-themed deck strategies like “Performapal” cards and a new “Odd-Eyes” monster. There is also a Level 11 Psychic Synchro Monster that is unaffected by the opponent’s activated effects, and unleashes more powerful attacks as a player falls further behind in Life Points.
The booster set’s rarity breakdown is as follows: 50 Commons, 26 Super Rares, 14 Ultra Rares, 10 Secret Rares. Packs will retail for $4.19 each.
Wizards of the Coast announced a Magic: The Gathering brand collaboration with singer Post Malone to promote the Friday Night Magic program. The return of OP to gaming stores in 2021(see “U.S. In-Store Play Suspension for ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Will End Soon”) will be followed up by a year-long celebration of Magic’s return to stores involving a partnership with Magic celebrity super fan Post Malone. Although the full nature of the partnership has not been disclosed, it will involve promoting the FNM program as more stores return to OP as the pandemic winds down.
“You’d be hard-pressed to find a bigger fan of Magic: The Gathering than Post Malone,” said Nathan Stewart, Head of Franchise Marketing for WotC. “As a fan for years, he knows just how much Friday Night Magic means to players. We’re thrilled to collaborate with Posty in ways that will allow his signature style, talent and love of the game to combine in ways fans will never forget.”
Malone’s relationship with Magic, to this point, has been as a player, a collector, and a social influencer. Earlier this year, Malone was reported to have spent thousands of dollars at a Frank & Son Collectible Show (see “Post Malone Spends Thousands on ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Singles”). With this announcement, WotC now appears to be looking to leverage Malone’s star influence in a more official capacity to promote the Magic: The Gathering brand.
Square Enix announced Final Fantasy TCG: Rebellion’s Call, a new booster expansion, which will release in August 2022. This new expansion introduces characters from Final Fantasy VII: Before Crisis into the game. Also, the Crystal game mechanic that first appeared in Crystal Dominion (see “‘Final Fantasy TCG’ Booster Expansion”) is back again in this expansion. There will be more Legacy cards in this set, which include Firion [6-019L], Veritas of the Dark [8-136L], and Y’shtola [12-119L]. The set will feature artwork by Ryoma Ito, Akira Oguro, Yukihiro Kajimoto, Gen Kobayashi, Toshitaka Matsuda, Fumio Minagawa, and Miki Yamashita.
Alongside this set, Square Enix will release Two-Player Starter Set: Golbez vs. Cecil. It comes with two preconstructed decks to play with, and there will be 10 new starter exclusive cards in the decks. Each starter exclusive card will have three parallels.
Wizards of the Coast unveiled the Buy-a-Box promo for Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. The foil Buy-a-Box promo is Satoru Umezawa, a legendary human ninja creature card. The card’s text is as follows:
Sarou Umezawa (Casting Cost: 1UB)
Legendary Creature – Human Ninja
Whenever you activate a ninjutsu ability, look at the top three cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in any order. This ability triggers only once each turn.
Each creature in your hand has ninjutsu 2UB. 2/4
This card offers card draw as well as an expedient way of putting Emrakul, the Aeons Torn or Griselbrand into play in Modern matches. It will likely be a surefire hit with customers, and can be given with the purchase of a Set, Draft, or Collector Display or if they buy 6 Prerelease Packs.