Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Top 10 TCG Releases of 2010: Part 1

Well, the year is coming to a close soon and so I decided to count down the top 10 most influential releases in the YGO TCG during this year. While I originally thought of doing it just YGO in general, it was difficult due to differences in releases between OCG and TCG. But an honorable mention goes to Tech Genus Hyper Librarian for being made of pure awesome.

Anyways...here we go.

#10. Super Nimble Mega Hamster

Released quite early in the year, this little fella helped out plenty of Beast decks, but was responsible for the main engine in Hamster Monarchs. Allowing to fetch essential cards like Ryko, Airbellum, and Rescue Cat, Hamster was surely an interesting card to play.

#9. Consecrated Light

An excellent out to the stream of Dark decks that were contending, like Blackwings and Infernity. It slowed down their explosive plays and forced them to waste resources on this little guy just to be able to keep going. Still a worthy side card, but somehow outclassed by Crevice lately due to the decrease in Dark decks and the rise in other attributes (such as Earth for X-Sabers and Water for Frognarchs).

#8. Infernity Launcher / Infernity Barrier

Tied for the spot, these 2 cards made Infernities a top contender during the summer format. It also made things pretty chaotic with the loop and all, but at least we didn't have to suffer the triple Trishula like in the OCG. And as for Barrier, it's what gave Infernities that extra ingredient to make them a top contender in the TCG.

#7. Scrap Dragon

At last, we were once again given a great generic level 8 synchro. With the ability to destroy a card your opponent controls and one you control, it became a pretty useful card for decks that had cards to use for tribute fodder on a constant basis. That, and it's pretty strong to boot.

#6. Glow-Up Bulb

The so called "Pleaguespreader of 2010" is indeed a fun card that made an impact. It helps out decks such as Plant Synchro and Frognarchs go for Formula Synchron and Shooting Star Dragon respectively. It holds a great surprise factor and can reverse the game under the right circumstances.

The Top 5 will be revealed in the next few days. Until then, feel free to comment on the selection and check back to see which cards made the Top 5.


  1. Top5

    duality, warning, veiler, darksoul, ronintoadin lol ;)

  2. First of all, Merry cristmass. I like the new designe of the web page. I like your list, but I think you miss batle Fader or maybe you had it in the top5.

  3. hey!!
    wazzup my friend, well i think:
    top 5
    1 warning
    2 duality
    3 veiler
    4 hyunlei
    5 Machina Mayhem C:

    so congratulations for the blog and happy new year "compa"

    PD: blog's skin is very luxury


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