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Promethius

Discussion in 'General Discussion (YGO)' started by ooniqueguy, May 15, 2007.

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  1. ooniqueguy

    ooniqueguy New Member

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    1200/800 4star fiend.
    When you normal summon this card remove any number of dark monsters from your graveyard. this card gains 400 atk for each monster removed this way until the end of turn.


    They seriously released this lil guy? I am definitely going to have to pick up 3 of this lil dude. He removes jinzo, Dmoc, tomato, gaw... this is going to get interesting.
  2. Jathro

    Jathro New Member

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    In what way did who release this guy? And source please.
  3. masterwoo0

    masterwoo0 NINJA4LIFE

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    Secret Rare from Force of the Breaker.

    I don't know why he only gave half of the information that this is one of the cards from the SD-12 Structure Deck.

    Expect it to fetch a rather HEFTY price.....
  4. EmeraldDragon

    EmeraldDragon Bringer of Doom

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    Damn it. That guy would have been a great addition to almost any deck. Now i'll never afford him.
  5. masterwoo0

    masterwoo0 NINJA4LIFE

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    The bad part about this is, eventually, we WILL get both the Light/Dark Decks, and you'll be able to get triplicates of all the cards (from one Structure) for less than $35, while you'll barely be able to afford one Secret Rare for that much.
  6. LordLight2

    LordLight2 New Member

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    But according to the Yugioh Wikia, we won't be getting the Light/Dark structure decks. But it does look like we will get the next one after them, SD13. And I agree now that that doesn't make a lot of sense...
  7. bjswp56

    bjswp56 R. I. P. Chris Benoit

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  8. masterwoo0

    masterwoo0 NINJA4LIFE

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    We aren't getting either Deck this year. I mean, think about it. We have every new card in both released Sets, STON and FOTB. We HAVE the Structure Deck's, so what is stopping it from coming again?? Did the word EVER circulate that we were NEVER getting the Structure Decks, and from who's mouth??


    ICv2 Interview: Leighton Kurashima
    On Upper Deck's 'Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG'

    May 07, 2007
    We interviewed Leighton Kurashima, Upper Deck Product Manager for Yu-Gi-Oh!, and talked about the 2007 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG releases, and the flow of the game, anime, and manga releases from Japan.

    How many SKUs do you have planned this year?
    I've got four major releases from January to December. I have two structure decks and one starter deck.

    How many booster expansions?
    That's at four.

    How many did you do last year?
    Same amount. Except, in the structure deck arena, I had four structure decks come out.

    So that was a little bit heavier?
    Yes. We decided that was a lot of structure decks to be out there, and it might help to bring down the amount of structure decks.

    Where are you relative to the releases in Japan? What's the lag between when that comes out there and comes out here?
    I think it's about a two to three month gap.

    You're right there...
    We've been there since 2005. Whatever comes out in Japan, we're right on the heels.

    So the number of U.S. releases basically tracks the number of releases that they have?
    This year they did four structure decks, and we opted only for two.

    And that was based on response here last year?
    Yes. Also, our beginning of the year was really jampacked with product, and we just needed to spread it out a little bit. We have a lot of items TBD. I know through August. I just started work on the August set, and that's releasing next month in Japan.

    What's the sales trend on Yu-Gi-Oh!?
    It was kind of declining last year toward the end of the year. The whole goal for 2007 was to try and take the sets and improve them, and that seems to have worked. In January we saw a little spike, and our March release had a giant release, it's doing very well, it's gotten really good response.

    All channels or more in one than another?
    For Strike of Neos, the March release, it's pretty much all channels. I have a good hobby and retail response from that.

    The model out there right now for a long lived CCG property is Pokemon. Do you think Yu-Gi-Oh can maintain that kind of long life?
    No doubt. I think last year Pokemon did a great job marketing their 10 year anniversary. I think in all, they had eight different Pokemons which you could watch at any given time. That was just huge for them. I think the awareness just helped push the overall brand, because it's not trending like that in Japan. In Japan it's got other anime competitors.

    What's the TV situation for Yu-Gi-Oh! right now?
    We have the classic Yu-Gi-Oh! running for one hour on Saturdays, and then we also have GX also running on Saturdays.

    So no strip?
    No strip.

    Is there stuff out in Japan that hasn't come over here yet?
    They're in Season 3 on GX and we're just starting Season 3 in GX. The things they have that we don't have is a Yu-Gi-Oh! R, which is a manga.

    That Viz hasn't done yet?
    That Viz hasn't done yet. And a Yu-Gi-Oh! GX manga, which Shonen Jump just picked up at the start of this year.

    I think that will help. I see 4Kids is reporting declines in the Yu-Gi-Oh! brands, but I think that's more toy driven.
    It's the overall license. I think that's largely due to the amount of times we're on air. We're trying to work with 4Kids and trying to get it stripped more.

    Anything else we should know?
    The over-all strategy for me was to grow the brand. We've made improvements starting in January with our structure deck. We put in some cards that would help tournament play. For the March release, we brought back a surprise for the consumer.

    So to keep this snowball effect, in August, we have a release where we're expanding the amount of cards we're putting in the sets, so the set size gets larger, and we're throwing in other stuff too.

    Is expanding the size something that happened in Japan?
    We had requested it for two years, and they're finally giving us an expanded set. On top of that, the U.S. is getting 10 cards that Japan will not get, so we got a double bonus. Whether or not that has a huge effect on the market, we'll find out.
  9. ooniqueguy

    ooniqueguy New Member

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    2/10 down

    Wonder how they are going to release the other 8... maybe a completely new structure deck completely different from the ones japan is getting (which would suck in my opinion) However... I hate to say that we aren't going to get those structures... and if we do get the light one it will be in like august. (spacing them out)

    Is it just me or do a lot of the secret rares (from these 2 sets) really stand out as mildly okay if that? I mean yes some are exceptional, Nova summoner, Gellenduo, Harvest angel, Promethius, Mist Archfiend, Eradicator virus, But the rest are like 20$ commons. I mean yes its better than not getting them at all but at what cost? i mean when i think secret rares they could be releasing like Sixth Sence, Blast Sphere, Des Knight, Sheild Crush, Baboon... it doesnt quite mesure up.

    Oh well sorry about not posting where promethius was from... im allready thinking of working him into a very specific deck, ran like bazoo.
  10. cuzwbd

    cuzwbd New Member

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    hmmm ....i'm thinking that if these high demand secret rares/sd's are released in tins that it might boost tin sales... think - cyberdragon tins went quick... the rest are still on shelves...what else sold well? how about ston spcl edition blisters with shrink??
    there is a lot of stuff in demand... they will find a way to capitolize....magical stone excavation,malicious, and card trooper would make nice tins - don't you think? same for the light & dark stuff we all want...
  11. Jathro

    Jathro New Member

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    What would make for a nice idea (and mind you, this is just MY idea and nothing more) would be a LIGHT and DARK Structure Deck together, with re-releases of all these secret rares as commons, some usual staple filler, and Light and Darkness Dragon as the Ultra Rare.

    But again, that's just MY idea.
  12. roadhouse007

    roadhouse007 New Member

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    I wish you were part of UDE's management team and made the decisions what to release and when, Jathro. But I'm probably not the only one who thinks your idea would be all too awesome.
  13. Jathro

    Jathro New Member

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    Thanks, man.

    But then again, I can't really complain. I have 2x Meltiel, Sage of the Sky, and I just got a Diabolos, King of the Abyss out of a box the other day ;)
  14. cuzwbd

    cuzwbd New Member

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    jealousy reigns... :D
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