The Tamashii Nations is currently accepting pre-orders for an epic collectible statue of Seto Kaiba’s signature monster from Yu-Gi-Oh!.
Retailing for $140 and available on Sideshow, the Blue-Eyed White Dragon figure is just 9 inches tall and has plenty of articulation points. This item also comes with “Burst Stream of Destruction” Effect pieces, meaning buyers can recreate artwork from cards or their favorite moments from Yu-Gi-Oh! cartoon. The Blue-Eyes White Dragon collection is expected to start shipping in February 2024.
The new Tamashii Nations figurine isn’t the only recent production that celebrates the work of the late Kazuki Takahashi by specifically highlighting the franchise’s monsters. For example, Animate released a special clothing collection earlier this year that included a variety of t-shirts, stadium jackets, and hoodies. The designs on the clothing are inspired by the Blue-Eyed White Dragon and other classic creatures like the Dark Mage Girl. Furthermore, some of the items feature fan-favorite characters like Kaiba and Yami Yugi (aka Atem).
Furthermore, Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel, a free-to-play game, was discontinued last year and is playable on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and mobile devices. The title allows players to play Duel Monsters digitally, collect cards, and battle opponents, while potentially bringing some of the story’s iconic tournaments like Battle City into the real world.
Yu-Gi-Oh! by Takashi! manga appeared in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump from September 1996 to March 2004. The story follows high school student Yugi Mutou, who finds himself sharing his body with an ancient, mysterious spirit. after completing the Millennium Puzzle. Studio Gallop’s anime adaptation, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, which originally aired from April 2000 to September 2004, produced more than 200 individual episodes. The English dub stars Dan Green (Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution) as Yugi/Yami Yugi, Vinnie Penna (2003’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Joey Wheeler, and Eric Stuart (Pokémon: The First Movie) as Joey Wheeler. Kaiba.
There have been several events and festivals this year to celebrate the franchise’s 25th anniversary. Most notably Yu-Gi-Oh! The Trading Card Legends Collection contains reprints of six old-school booster packs; however, many printed cards contain numerous errors and misprints, including sections appearing in a completely different language from the rest of the cards.
Yu-Gi-Oh! by Takashi! The manga is distributed in North America by VIZ Media, and an anime adaptation by Studio Gallop is available to stream on Crunchyroll and Hulu.