Konami Digital Entertainment Previews Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Products At
American International Toy Fair
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 9, 2013
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Konami Digital Entertainment,
Inc. (Konami) is once again presenting its broad portfolio of Yu-Gi-Oh!
TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) products at this year's American International Toy
Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City from February
10^th-13^th. Products scheduled for release through August 2013 will be on
display in the Konami booth #4816.
"Attending Toy Fair lets us engage our customers in a face-to-face environment
making it the ideal place to highlight our Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME
releases for the first half of the year. Our 2013 line-up was developed with
both new players and seasoned Duelists in mind," said Yumi Hoashi, Vice
President of Card Business for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
The first Structure Deck of the year, Onslaught of the Fire Kings, made its
debut last week giving Duelists a ready to play 40-card Deck which they can
play right out of the box, or use the cards to create and customize their own
Deck. With four new Monster cards and two extraordinary Spell cards, Duelists
now have that extra spark to build a FIRE-themed Deck. Special Summon Fire
King High Avatar Garunix and unleash the sacred fires sealing the victory!
Many of these cards also work well with cards found in the Cosmo Blazer
booster set, released in January. Onslaught of the Fire Kings Structure Deck
is available for MSRP of $9.99 per Deck.
In celebration of the new Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL animated series; an all-foil set
will hit shelves on March 8^th with the release of the Zexal Collection
mini-tin featuring previously unreleased cards used by Yuma and Kite. Each
Zexal Collection comes with three Ultimate Rare variants of existing cards,
plus 11 all-new cards from a special, 21-card set each with a power level that
is out-of-this-world! Each 14-card mini-tin will be available for MSRP of
The raging fire continues as Cosmo Blazer Special Edition is unveiled on March
22^nd. This Special Edition gives Duelists a second chance to get their hands
on the year's first set, Cosmo Blazer. Each Cosmo Blazer Special Edition
contains three booster packs, plus one of two Super Rare card, one of which is
a special championship-level card all for MSRP of $9.99 each.
The extensive cache of cards gets even stronger on April 19^th when Hidden
Arsenal 7: Knight of Stars marches into battle. Setting the stage for Hidden
Arsenal's climatic final battle between light and darkness, Knight of Stars
features an extremely powerful 70-card all-foil set, the most potent Hidden
Arsenal set to date. Gem-Knights, Gishki, Gusto and Laval Monsters gives
Duelists some extra battling power for the upcoming Tournament season. MSRP of
$3.99 per pack.
Duelists will also want to get their hands on the May product releases,
starting with the mighty 100-card booster set Lord of the Tachyon Galaxy;
which introduces Number 107: Galaxy Eyes Tachyon Dragon plus new cards for
Fire Fist, Mermail and Spellbook Decks! Each nine-card pack will sell for an
MSRP of $3.99.
To protect and show off all those new cards, players will want to get the
perfect accessory, Zexal Card Sleeves, also available in May. Zexal Card
Sleeves feature images from the new Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL animated series and at an
MSRP of $3.99, these 50-card sleeves per pack make it an easy and affordable
way to safeguard treasured cards.
In June, Konami is set to introduce the Super Starter*, a perfect item for
first-time Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME players. The Super Starter features a
new configuration, as the Deck comes with two, five-card expansion packs. Easy
to learn and fun to play, Super Starter is ready to play right out of the box.
With Spells, Traps and powerful cards, this is a must-have for budding
Duelists and is a great value at MSRP of $12.99.
With plenty of opportunities to play during the summer months be it at a
tournament, convention or a casual game with friends, players will want to go
to their local store to pick-up some extra Dueling power. In June, Battle Pack
2 will help players do just that. Battle Pack 2, MSRP $1.99 per pack, is
designed specifically for sealed pack play – just get together with friends
(or rivals!) and split up an even number of packs. Open the packs, make brand
new Decks from those cards, and start Dueling!
Rounding-out the summer will be an August introduction of another booster set,
Judgment of the Light, This new 100-card set brings back Synchro Monsters that
are stronger than ever! This set also introduces Number 39: Utopia Ray Victory
and is offered at MSRP: $3.99 per pack.
Duelists can tune in every Saturday morning for the all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL
animated series and classic Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes on Vortexx on The CW, the
leading Saturday morning kids broadcast network in the United States. In
Canada, Duelists can watch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL every Friday and
Saturday on YTV! For more information on Konami or the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD
GAME, please visit www.yugioh-card.com or call 310-220-8630.
For items marked with an asterisk, please note that title, packaging, contents
and price are subject to change.
About The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is the #1 trading card game in the world with
over 25 billion cards sold. It is a game of strategy, where players create
individual Decks of cards collected from Structure Decks and Booster Packs.
Two players engage in a Duel while using cards that represent powerful
monsters, magical Spells and surprising Traps. Duelists with well-constructed
Decks, dominating monsters, solid strategy and good fortune are the victors in
the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is the exclusive
licensee and rights holder to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in North America and Latin
KONAMI is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic
entertainment properties and traditional trading card games. KONAMI's software
titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill,
DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. KONAMI is also
the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has
sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. The latest information about
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publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami
Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment,
Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt,
Germany. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York
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