Yu-Gi-Oh! Arena of Lost Souls

Kick off Spring with Arena of Lost Souls, the first ever Speed Duel Booster! Build upon the Speed Duel Starter Decks: Destiny Masters & Duelists of Tomorrow with 45 new-to-Speed Duel cards and 5 brand-new Skill Cards!

A Royal Flush!

Yugi’s renowned Royal Knights make their debut in Speed Duel, bringing with them the power of Arcana Knight Joker. No hand beats a royal flush, so why not draw on that power for your Duels? Yugi brings a new Skill to the mix to help you pull off his new strategy!

 

The duty of Gravekeepers!

Ishizu joined Speed Duel in the Starter Deck: Destiny Masters with the power of Gravekeepers, and this set has some new tools to support them in their sacred duty. The main tool of course being Ishizu’s brand new Skill to bolster their power!

Introducing Bonz, the original master of Zombies!

Bonz is the first new character to be introduced to Speed Duel and he enters with a horde of Zombies. In addition to the endless horrors of the afterlife, Bonz also introduces 3 new Skill Cards to help his strategy. You can choose which Skill to utilize and become your own master of necromancy! They don’t stand a ghost of a chance!

Other great cards for powering up your Decks include a new Spell and Trap destruction option in Twister, and the lifesaving powers of Sphere Kuriboh!

The Arena of Lost Souls booster set contains 50* cards:
34 Commons
8 Super Rares
8 Ultra Rares

*Set is made up of 45 cards and 5 new Skill Cards.

Source: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/products/bp-sbls.html

Product Title:Arena of Lost SoulsProduct Type:Booster PackSet Size:50*
Official Tournament Store Launch Date:03/28/2019
Launch Date:03/29/2019
Konami Tournament Legal Date:03/29/2019
MSRP:$1.49 Per Pack (4 cards per pack)
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Ravnica Allegiance Store Championship Playmat

To celebrate all things Ravnica, local stores will be hosting Ravnica Weekend February 16–17. Players can play in a variety of events and, just for participating, pick up one of these premium foil guild-aligned basic lands.

 

 

Additionally, stores can hold events on Ravnica Weekend that are more competitive (much like the Store Championships of old) where top finishers can pick up this new version of Lavinia.

 

 

Source: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-preview/ravnica-allegiance-promos-and-packaging-2018-12-17

Yu-Gi-Oh!: Legendary Duelists — Sisters of the Rose

Legendary Duelists: Sisters of the Rose introduces brand-new cards inspired by some of Dueling’s most daring strategies from the pantheon of Yu-Gi-Oh! manga and anime series. Whether you want to power a single monster up to stratospheric proportions, create an inhospitable field environment that makes monsters wish they’d never been Summoned, or just endlessly duplicate your favorite monster, you’ll have something to look forward to this winter!

Legendary Duelists: Sisters of the Rose debuts brand-new cards inspired by past heroines of Yu-Gi-Oh! like Mai Valentine and Akiza Izinski. Mai is making her second appearance in the Legendary Duelists series with brand-new cards for her Harpie Lady strategy from the Duelist Kingdom tournament. Mai’s strategy was all about duplicating Harpies with Elegant Egotist to Summon Harpie Lady Sisters, and Legendary Duelists: Sisters of the Rose has brand-new cards to help you multiply your Harpies and reward you for playing with the classic Harpie Lady Sisters card!

Yu-Gi-Oh!: Legendary Duelists — Sisters of the Rose
Publisher: Konami
Item Code: KON84192
MSRP: $71.64
Releases January 11, 2019

The complete set of Legendary Duelists: Sisters of the Rose contains 56 cards:

Star Wars Destiny: Convergence Boosters

Fantasy Flight Games will release two new starters and a new booster for its Star Wars: Destiny card and dice game in Q1 2019.

A new block of sets launches with Convergence, and the 180-card booster introduces new themes and a new card type. Character subtypes including Jedi, trooper, and leader will be an important focus; and more emphasis will be placed on plots and downgrades to hinder foes.  The mirror opposite of upgrades, downgrades attach to opponent characters and have negative effects on them, like health reduction, a bounty on their heads, or a mental attack with Force Abilities.  The set includes new versions of Emperor Palpatine, Jabba the Hutt, Captain Phasma, and Mace Windu.  MSRP is $2.99/pack.

The Obi-Wan Kenobi Starter Set lets players use General Obi-Wan Kenobi and Duchess Satine Kryze to fight the Separatist Army during the Clone Wars.  It includes 24 cards and 9 dice. MSRP is $14.95.

The General Grievous Starter Set focuses on the Clone Wars from the perspective of General Grievous and two Commando Droids as they battle the Old Republic.  It includes 24 cards and 9 dice. MSRP is $14.95.

Source: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/42007/star-wars-destiny-convergence-booster

Hasbro enters the Parks business

Source: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/42041/hasbro-enters-parks-business

Hasbro is getting into the theme park business with plans for a Hasbro-themed indoor water park and family resort to be built under a licensing agreement with Imagine Resorts and Hotels, the companies announced.  Imagine will co-conceptualize, create, build, and operate the resort, which will include themed hotel rooms, an indoor water park, themed entertainment and food and beverage offerings, all tied to Hasbro brands.

The Hasbro brands involved include game brands Magic: The Gathering, Monopoly, and Candy Land; and toy brands My Little Pony, Nerf, Mr. Potato Head, Hungry Hungry Hippos, and others.

Imagine Resorts and Hotels, based in Madison, Wisconsin, was co-founded by Bruce Neviaser, co-founder and chairman of Great Lakes Companies, which launched and ran Great Wolf Resorts, the largest owner, operator, and developer of indoor waterpark resorts.

 

“Hasbro is the ideal partner for our new endeavor,” Neviaser said.  “Its family-friendly, globally-relevant brands provide us with an amazing palette to work with as we create the ultimate vacation resort for families and fans.”

“We are thrilled to work with Imagine’s deeply experienced leadership to bring Hasbro brands to life in exciting new ways,” Hasbro SVP Consumer Products Casey Collins said.  “Our goal is to bring engaging brand experiences to audiences everywhere and we are confident that Imagine’s new resort and water park will provide families with a memorable, one of a kind experience.”

This  is the second hospitality licensing deal Hasbro has announced in the past month; the company announced a licensed chain of “family entertainment centers” a few weeks back

Ravnica Allegiance: Booster Box, Packs Pre Realase pack and More…

Source: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/42093/preview-magic-the-gathering-ravnica-allegiance

Wizards of the Coast has revealed artwork for the Magic:  The Gathering – Ravnica Allegiance products, releasing in January.

The releases for Ravnica Allegiance will include Booster PacksBooster BundlesDeck Builder’s ToolkitsPrerelease Packs, and Planeswalker Decks.

The Open House for Ravnica Allegiance is January 12, followed by a Prerelease on the 19th, the main release on January 25, and a Draft Weekend on the 26th and Magic League on the 28th.  In February, a Standard Showdown is scheduled for the 3rd, leading into the Ravnica Weekend event on February 16.

Key dates for the release are:

January 12:  Open House
January 19:  Prerelease
January 25:  Release day
January 26:  Draft Weekend
January 28:  Magic League
February 3:  Standard Showdown
February 16:  Ravnica Weekend