Boy has this been the year of the reprints. We have had some amazing reprints from so many sets that came out this year. From Battle Pack: Epic Dawn, Ra Yellow Mega-Pack and all the collectible tins (Premium Collection, Evolzar Dolkka Collectible Tin, Heroic Champion – Excalibur Collectible Tin, Hieratic Sun Dragon Overlord of Heliopolis Collectible Tin, Ninja Grandmaster Hanzo Collectible Tin).
As this year is coming to an end I would like to give you what I feel were the top 5 YuGiOh tin reprints of 2012. There were many really good ones to choose from. And of course there were some that I’m sure you were like me saying, “what is Konami thinking about? No one would want that!!!” So here we go and leave a comment below with what you feel where the top 5 YuGiOh tin reprints of 2012.
Number 5: Rescue Rabbit
Cannot be Special Summoned from the Deck. You can banish this face-up card you control; Special Summon 2 Level 4 or lower Normal Monsters with the same name from your Deck. Destroy them during the End Phase. You can only use the effect of “Rescue Rabbit” once per turn.
You should know what he does. But put it up just in case you didn’t. This card was one of Top 5 Hated Cards In The March 2012 Format for a reason. Also this card was once a $100.00+ must have card if you were running the deck. Because of this card many duelist have had bad nightmares of their opponent oppening this first turn and turning it into a Evolzar Laggia or a Evolzar Dolkka.
Even though this card was hit on the ban list and is now to 2 per deck. It still has that amazing first turn potential, it just does not happen as often. With this reprint, many duelist that could not or would not spend the money on this secret rare card, can now get a copy for a couple of dollars.
Number 4: Maxx C
During either player’s turn: You can send this card from your hand to the Graveyard; this turn, each time your opponent Special Summons a monster(s), immediately draw 1 card. You can only use 1 “Maxx “C”" per turn.
This card single handedly makes a wind-up player stop them from going for the nutz. It puts fear in any deck that needs to special summon to gain board advantage. When this card was first released it was a $20.00 card. Then it became the primary defense to wind-ups and it became a $100.00+ card.
Since wind-ups were hit with the September ban list, it lost one of it’s main loops, tear apart your opponents hand. But by doing this, it made people more aware of the Wind-Up Magician and Wind-Up Shark opening hand.
So this card is still a must have for the wind-up deck, but is also needed against the new Mermail Atlantean deck too. I’m really glad I can get my hands on this card much easier and not needing to spend my entire check to get them.
Number 3: Evolzar Dolkka
2 Level 4 Dinosaur-Type monsters
During either player’s turn, when a monster effect activates: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that monster.
It can just stop any effect monster in it’s tracks. Think you are going to be able to detach an XYZ material to use the monsters effect, I don’t think so cause I’m going to detach and stop your monsters effect. The best part is that it is not a once per turn and can be used during either players. The bonus is that it also destroys the monster it negated. That’s just broken!!!
This card was once valued at $80.00+. But now can be found for $5.00 or below. I’m seeing a lot of rabbit players in my locals due to this and Rescue Rabbit being reprinted. Funny how a huge priced deck, $300.00+, can now be bought for about $100.00 or less.
Number 2: Wind-Up Zenmaines
2 Level 3 monsters
If this face-up card on the field would be destroyed, you can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card instead. Once per turn, during the End Phase, if this effect was used this turn: Target 1 card on the field; destroy it.
This card is one of the most annoying cards in the game. I mean you can play this first turn and sit on it for at least 2 turns while your opponent does nothing to you. You see this is the ultimate stall card. It takes on an attack then at the end of the turn decides it wants to destroy a card on the field.
This card has become one of the staples in most extra decks. So be aware of this coming out at any time and stalling the game. This is one of the cards that has made people main deck Compulsory Evacuation Device. It may not be destroyed but it sure can be bounced out of the way.
This was also one of those cards that were $100.00+. But now can be had for a fraction of that. So beware of this coming out of everyones extra deck.
Number 1: Tour Guide From the Underworld
When this card is Normal Summoned: You can Special Summon 1 Level 3 Fiend-Type monster from your hand or Deck. Its effects are negated, and it cannot be used as a Synchro Material Monster.
This still has to be one of the most hated cards in this format. This one card has changed the game for ever. This one card is able to bring out any rank 3 XYZ monster, especially the above number 2 card Wind-Up Zenmaines.
It has become a staple in most decks. Come on!! Why wouldn’t you use this card? It allows you to thin out your deck and get a +1 card advantage over your oppopnent. This one card has been topped deck and won people games. If any card would be pictured in the Yu-Gi-Oh dictionary next to the word BROKEN. This would be the picture next to the word.
This was one of those cards that when it came out it was about a $25.00 card. you see XYZ monsters did not exist when this was released. Once the XYZ monsters were released, BOOM! This card shot up to become a $100.00+ card. And of course you had to play 3 of them. This was before the September ban list. But even after the ban list, this card is still broken. Glad to see this card can be picked up for about $10.00 or less.
Do you agree with me or do you have your own top 5? Leave a comment below and let us all know. Keep playing good YuGi’s!!!