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Enter the VRAINS!

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Cyberse Link is the latest structure deck to Cy-burst into the Yugioh! Trading card game. Not to be confused with the 2017 Starter Deck Link Strike which first introduced Link monsters and the Cyberse monster type. As used by the new protagonist, Yusaku, Cyberse are data fuelled monsters that live in the digital world of VRAINS. Similar to Yusei’s Yugioh 5D’s Junk/synchro strategy, Cyberse monsters special summon themselves and each other from hand and graveyard to Link summon into powerful warriors like Decode Talker and their boss monster Firewall Dragon! Cyberse Link gives you even more monsters, spells, traps and...

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Card Merchant at Armageddon! Final update

Chloe Brown Announcement

Card Merchant at Armageddon! Final update

This will be our final blog update for what's going on at Armageddon for us this year. I've also re-condensed all the info from the previous blogs after the new announcements, so if you missed anything in previous updates, it's all in this blog. There will be some info on some of the deals we'll have there, so make sure you keep reading! Firstly, I want to say we haven't forgot those who aren't in Auckland! So you guys don't miss out completely on this exciting weekend, I've decided not to take down any of the daily deals that go...

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Card Merchant at Armageddon! Update 2

Chloe Brown Announcement

Time for some more info about where we'll be and what we'll be up to! If you missed our first announcement, you can see it here. Where are we? Again this year, we're in the main hall. We're up by EB this year, see the map attached. Once the official map is released, we'll be able to give you an exact stand number and location. Cosplays In the last announcement, we mentioned that both Chloe and Matt will be cosplaying, so for anyone who's interested, Chloe will be going as Umbreon (and Misty on one day) and Matt will be...

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Card Merchant at Auckland Armageddon - Update 1

Chloe Brown Announcement

Card Merchant at Auckland Armageddon - Update 1

We are very excited to announce that we will be at Auckland Armageddon again this year! Armageddon will always be a special event for the Card Merchant team, because it was at Armageddon last year that we first went live. This year we have bigger and better things planned, but you'll have to wait a little longer to hear about those. With only 7 weeks to go until the event, we thought we'd start letting you in on some of the things we'll have going on. I'll be doing updates every few weeks up until the event and let you...

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Metalfoes Deck Profile By Alex Baxter

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Metalfoes Deck Profile By Alex Baxter

Article by a new writer to the site: Alex Baxter! See details at the bottom of the page if you'd like to support this writer and see more articles from Alex! The Dark Illusion is hitting stores across New Zealand this weekend and one of the most anticipated archetypes, Metalfoes, is looking to be a strong contender in the game. Metalfoes is an archetype of psychic pendulum monsters. Each monster has a different level, but the same pendulum effect. They have the effect to destroy any other face-up card on the controller's side of the field and then set a...

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August Card Merchant In-Store Tournaments

Chloe Brown Announcement

Recently we've started running small tournaments in store. If you'd like to come and check out what's going on, here's a list of our events for August: Date / Time Tournament Entry Fee Entry Prizes Thursday 4th August 5:30pm-9:00pm Hobby League $10 2xOTS 2 packs Thursday 11th August 5:30pm-9:00pm Hobby League $10 2x OTS 2 packs Thursday 18th August 5:30pm-9:00pm Hobby League $10 2x OTS 2 packs Saturday 20th August 11am-5:00pm Win-a-box $20 2x OTS 2 packs Thursday 25th August 5:30pm-9:00pm Hobby League $10 2x OTS 2 packs   All start times indicate when registration will open. Tournaments will generally start...

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Fun Deck Friday - The Magicians Assistant's - The NEW Magician Girls!

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Fun Deck Friday - The Magicians Assistant's - The NEW Magician Girls!

Time for another Fun Deck Friday! This months fun deck is the Magician girls! Have a read of the latest fun deck for you to try out at your local tournaments or with your friends. Article by Kezza Doyle The recent Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack hit the streets last week, despite the movie not seeing western cinemas till 2017 :/// Whilst the majority of the focus of the set from players has been the all new forms of  Kaiba’s Blue-Eyes card, last night at hobby league I was inspired by another player who was making use of the new Magician...

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Dark Illusions Sneak Peek

Chloe Brown Announcement

Dark Illusions Sneak Peek

Card Merchant is very excited to announce our first Yu-Gi-Oh sneak peek!-=Event Info - Dark Illusions Sneak Peek=-▶DATE: Sunday, July 31st▶VENUE: Card Merchant in Glenfield Mall (shop 203, on the bottom floor between the sushi shop and massage shop)▶REGISTRATION: 10:15am - 10:45am▶START: 11:00 AM▶ENTRY: $30▶FORMAT: SealedYou will get 5 boosters to construct your deck + a promo card, any of these cards can be used to construct your deck. You cannot trade cards with other players until after the tournament is over.-=PRIZES=-▶First place: Pre-release playmat, 2 additional booster packs▶Second place: 2 additional booster packs▶RANDOM DRAW: 1 additional booster packPrizes are...

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Fun Deck Friday - Watts

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Fun Deck Friday - Watts

This months fun deck Friday will look at the Watt archetype. It's an archetype that is based around relatively weak monsters that can take out your opponent by attacking directly. While the Watts are relatively hard to find these days because the cards are fairly old, you may be able to take some ideas from this article to use in your own deck. Watts show that you don't always need to be the most powerful to be fun! So what are Watts? Watts are personally one of my favourite archetypes. They're one of those fun decks that you can bring...

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Shining Victories Special Edition - Product Review

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Shining Victories Special Edition - Product Review

Today I will be taking a brief look at the Shining Victories Special Edition and what the good points of this product are as well as reasons that other products may better suit you. What it is? This is a new release for Yu-Gi-Oh that comes with the equivalent of 3 booster packs that come in one big booster as well as 1 extra foil card and 1 preview card from the next set. There are 2 foil promos (you get one at random), which are Ebon Illusion Magician or Elemental HERO Core.  Why is this product good? It's the same price...

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