Cowboy Bebop joins UFS

The outer space bounty hunters of Cowboy Bebop will be the focus of a new expansion set for Jasco Games’ Ultimate Fighting System multi-genre collectible card game, releasing in November. A reprint set of popular characters, the Capcom Platinum Series will also release next month.
Based on the hit anime series, the Cowboy Bebop Collectible Card Game features all the cards players need to build decks featuring characters like Spike and Vicious and pit them against each other or other UFS fighters from other card sets. Cowboy Bebop will be available both as booster packs or in a 2-player Turbo Box:

 

The Cowboy Bebop Collectible Card Game Spike vs. Vicious 2-Player Turbo Box includes two complete pre-constructed decks, each with 41 cards, plus a pair of random Ultra Rare cards from the Cowboy Bebop set. This 84-card boxed set is MSRP $24.99 and includes everything two players need to play the game.
Booster Displays of the Cowboy Bebop Collectible Card Game will come with 24 10-card booster packs. MSRP is $3.99 per booster. Players need at least one UFS starter deck or turbo deck to use this expansion.

some ‘swag’

Jasco will support the release with two different Cowboy Bebop Collectible Card Game kits for stores that want to host events that coincide with the release of the new expansion. Both kits include four exclusive Cowboy Bebop playmats and two each of 10 full-art character cards from the expansion. The Pre-Release Kit option also comes with eight booster displays, while the Release Kit also includes six booster displays and eight turbo boxes.

Fans of earlier UFS releases can get a boost with the Capcom Platinum Series Booster Display. The 24 10-card packs in this display feature cards from earlier UFS releases, including the Mega Man Tins, Darkstalkers Tins, Mega Man: Rise of the Masters, and Darkstalkers: Warriors of the Night (see “New ‘Mega Man’ and ‘Darkstalkers’ ‘UFS’ Releases”). All of the cards in this set are printed with new card frames and feature foil paper. MSRP is $5.99 per booster.
Jasco acquired a license for Cowboy Bebop games in 2015 (see “Jasco Games Acquires ‘Dragon Ball Z,’ ‘Cowboy Bebop’”).

 

source: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/38611/cowboy-bebop-joins-ufs

UFS Platinum Spoilers

Starting later this year, Jasco Games will be releasing a whole new take on some of our older standard legal sets in UFS. UFS Platinum is a series of sets starting with Mega Man Platinum and Darkstalkers Platinum, that are intended to not only help newer players get hard to find older cards, but also incorporate a whole new type of tournament prize support for your local events! Starting with Mega Man Platinum, we will be re-releasing EVERY card from Mega Man including promo cards that were printed prior to Mega Man Battle for Power.

Every card in this set is not only re-printed, but is 100% foil with completely new foil patterns that have never before been seen in previous sets. Each platinum pack comes with 30 foil cards from the entire Mega Man franchise mentioned above as well as 2 completely unique cards that come in each of the Mega Man Platinum boxes (total of 32 foil cards per box). These boxes are intended as prize support for your local tournaments, and will also be available for individual sale. After Mega Man Platinum comes Darkstalkers Platinum which has the same formula and also 2 exclusive cards that are new to the UFS Standard environment (but may be something familiar to our veteran players). We will be showcasing some of these new platinum cards at worlds 2017 so be sure to check them out!

 

 

 

Yu-Gi-Oh! Banlist Effective from September 18, 2017

Basically:

DINOMIGHT KNIGHT, THE TRUE DRACOFIGHTER is now Forbidden

GRANDSOIL THE ELEMENTAL LORD is now Forbidden

TRUE KING LITHOSAGYM, THE DISASTER is now Forbidden

DENGLONG, FIRST OF THE YANG ZING is now Forbidden

DAIGUSTO EMERAL is now Forbidden

ZOODIAC BROADBULL is now Forbidden

ZOODIAC DRIDENT is now Forbidden

IGNIS HEAT, THE TRUE DRACOWARRIOR is now Limited

MISCELLANEOUSAURUS is now Limited

ZOODIAC RATPIER is now Limited

DARK HOLE, GATEWAY OF THE SIX, INTERRUPTED KAIJU SLUMBER, TRUE KING’S RETURN are now Limited

BLACK LUSTER SOLDIER – ENVOY OF THE BEGINNING , LUSTER PENDULUM, THE DRACOSLAYER, BRIONAC, DRAGON OF THE ICE BARRIER, T.G. HYPER LIBRARIAN, BRAIN CONTROL, BURIAL FROM A DIFFERENT DIMENSION, EL SHADDOLL FUSION, PREPARATION OF RITES are now Semi-Limited

No longer on the Banlist:

DEBRIS DRAGON, HONEST, RESCUE CAT, RESCUE RABBIT, SUMMONER MONK, WITCH OF THE BLACK FOREST, CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE, DRAGON RAVINE, WAVERING EYES

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Source: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/limited/

 

Magic the Gathering: San Diego Comicon 2017 Promos

Here are the planeswalkers cards one woudl get if they were lucky enough to be going to this year’s San Diego Comicon:

Source: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/daily-magic-update/update-2017-07-10

 

Available at the Hasbro Toy Shop, the exclusive features:

 

“Magic: The Gathering 2017 Planeswalker Pack”  – $180.00

  • Includes a 24” x 36” screen print of Nicol Bolas illustrated by Brandon Holt. Produced in collaboration with Mondo. Printed by D&L on Magic: The Gathering card stock. Nicol Bolas is an iconic Magic character who first made an appearance in the game in 1994 and has been a powerful fan favorite since.
  • 6 Planeswalker cards with exclusive artwork by illustrator, Vincent Proce
  • Characters include Gideon Jura™, Jace Beleren®, Liliana Vess®, Chandra Nalaar®, Nissa Revane™ & Nicol Bolas™

 

 

Yugi-Oh: Circuit Breaker next set to release in Halloween

Just in time for Halloween, Konami Degital Entertainment will release the Circuit Break Booster Box for its perennial favorite Yu-Gi-Oh!  Trading Card Game, scheduled for October 20.

The new set draws on themes familiar to the holiday, with mad scientists, vengeful spirits, and marionettes moving under their own power.  A new Dragon with brainwashing powers, new Link Monsters, insect-like Mekkstrosities, and a variety of new Traps also put in horrific appearances.  A number of old favorites are also lurking about, including the Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys.

The complete Circuit Break set includes 100 cards, with 8 Secret Rares, 10 Ultra Rares, 14 Super Rares, 20 Rares, and 48 Commons.  Cards are packaged in 9-card booster packs, which have an MSRP of $3.99 each.  Boosters will come in 24 pack display boxes.

Konami will also release a set of dragon-themed decks in October (see “Dragons Rule in ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!  TCG:  Legendary Dragon Decks’”).

 

Source: https://icv2.com/image/37862/3

Nicol Bolas the Deceiver

In case you missed it from the 25th anniversary Announcement video:

 

Planeswalker-Bolas

+3 Each opponent loses 3 life unless that player sacrifices a nonland permanent or discards a card

-3 Destroy target creature. Draw a card.

-11 Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver deals 7 damage to each opponent. You draw 7 cards.

Looks like a planeswalker deck shown at the end of the 25th anniversary video.

Couldn’t see the starting loyalty, let me know if any one else finds its

25th Anniversary Announcements

Happy Announcement Day!

We have a big year planned to celebrate Magic‘s 25th anniversary. From new in-store play programs to new digital offerings to a slate of celebratory products, we’re not letting this anniversary go unmarked.

You can watch the full announcement below, but this article is meant to show off the products coming to you during our 25th anniversary celebration. As these sets don’t release until later in the year—or even next year!—expect some of the information (primarily images, logos, and the like) to be filled in in the coming months.

Now the exciting part—what’s coming up as part of our celebration of 25 years of Magic: The Gathering! Watch the video below for more information!

  • Brave the Unknown as you venture to the new world of Ixalan, where all we know so far is that Pirate Vraska battles Dinosaurs. But do you need anything more? Find out when Ixalan releases September 29.
  • Stake Your Claim on January 19, 2018, as the second set in Ixalan block releases with Rivals of Ixalan.
  • Explorers of Ixalan is an out-of-the-box multiplayer Magic experience that challenges you to defeat your opponents along the way as you search for the lost city. Begin your exploration on November 24, 2017.
  • The Art of Magic: The Gathering—Ixalan will be available January 2, 2018. Set sail for the uncharted jungles of Ixalan, where dangerous beasts, magnificent ruins, and lost treasures lie waiting to be discovered. Saddle up your Dinosaur mount and brave the unknown as you search the plane for a prize forgotten by history . . . until now!
  • Duel Decks: Merfolk vs. Goblins, which releases November 10, 2017, pits two of the most recognizable tribes in the history of Magic against one another with two ready-to-play 60-card decks. Will you side with the reckless and wily Goblins or the graceful and cunning Merfolk?
  • From the Vault: Transform takes the From the Vault series and, well, flips it. From the Vault: Transform, which releases November 24, 2017, collects fifteen of our favorite transforming cards, each with its own story to tell.
  • On April 28, 2018, we look to the past to move forward as we return to Dominaria with our next large set!
  • As part of our celebration of our 25th anniversary, we will be releasing a 25th anniversary–edition Masters set on March 16, 2018. The product will contain 249 cards from across Magic‘s entire history and will provide a drafting experience like previous Masters products. Available in English, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese.
  • On July 20, 2018, we once again will be introducing core sets back into Magic. We’ve got some tweaks to the formula prepared, so look for more information as we get closer.
  • We’re (finally) traveling back to the wacky world of silver-bordered cards when Unstable releases December 8, 2017.

We’ll be officially kicking off our 25th anniversary celebration at HASCON in Providence, Rhode Island, September 8–10, 2017. That event will be filled with games, previews of upcoming products, and fun events everyone can enjoy—including an early Prerelease for Iconic Masters that will be the world’s first look at that set. For more information on HASCON, visit hascon.hasbro.com.

Source: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/25th-anniversary-announcement-day-2017-06-14

 

This is definitely a lot of awesome news in addition to what news we got earlier this week:

June 13th Banned and Restricted Announcement

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/june-13-2017-banned-and-restricted-announcement-2017-06-13

Metamorphosis 2.0

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/metamorphosis-2-0-2017-06-12