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Timeless Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Collection

Upper Deck Entertainment Releases Timeless Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Collection for 2004 Holiday Season

Upper Deck Entertainment brings joy to this year’s holiday season with highly collectible Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME collectible sets – the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Collectible Tin and the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Master Collection. Anticipated to be the hottest-selling toys of the season, the new Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG tins and Master Collection gives the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG collectors a chance to collect previously released boosters, brand new cards, and powerful variant cards, including the much-sought after “Exodia the Forbidden One” card.... Read More

Yu-Gi-Oh! Fans Flock to Finals

Her’s the first reports on the recent Finals held in Anaheim, CA USA. This report comes to us by way of the Orange County Register, a local newspaper from the area.

Monstrous trading-card game phenomenon attracts thousands of enthusiasts to the YuGiOh! World Finals in Anaheim.

Anaheim – Sang Bui, 17, often thinks about his monsters. He wonders if there is a perfect spell to enhance the strength of his Dark Wizard. Or whether his monsters are powerful enough to beat a rival’s. Or if a trap could have helped him win.

Challenge the Expert
Challenge The Expert – pic © 2004 OCR

EXPERTS: Felipe Luque, 15, of Chile, an expert player, faces Jessie Orozco, 14, of La Puente, right, at the “Challenge The Expert” area at the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship in Anaheim.

JEBB HARRIS, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Story By: TAMARA CHUANG
The Orange County Register

Bui’s penchant for strategizing helped him reach the worldwide finals for the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game, which took place Sunday at the Anaheim Convention Center in front of a crowd of about 10,000 people. The Fountain Valley resident was among 32 trading-card finalists from all over the world – including four from the United States – who had the chance to pit a horned Mad Sword Beast against a one-eyed Opticlops, or whatever monster lurked in their personal deck of cards. Another 16 contestants battled to become the champ of the Yu-Gi-Oh! video game.

“Sometimes I daydream about strategies,” said Bui, who often plays the card game on average 16 hours a week. “It doesn’t really hurt your brain. It’s really fun. It’s not like a hard math problem.”

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