Date Reviewed: May 31, 2018
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Hello Pojo Fans,
Mystic Tomato had endured as one of the best searchers in the game ever since its release in Magic Ruler.
DARK is the best Attribute in the game, and there is a plethora of great monsters and archetypes that can use this. Burning Abyss, Shaddolls, Brandish Maidens, Blackwings, Gravekeepers, etc. It doesn’t have to be in your possession either to give you the effect, so Creature Swap or an ownership swap effect is a great play to get some damage in and get a free Special Summon.
Each Attribute had a searcher, but Mystic Tomato and Shining Angel stood out because of the support LIGHT and DARK got. DARK is arguably better, and Tomato has the archetypes behind it to make it more useful than Angel.
Until Next Time
Throwback Thursday this week we look back at a classic floater, Mystic Tomato.
Mystic Tomato is a Level 4 DARK Plant with 1400 ATK and 1100 DEF. Stats are very meh for a Level 4. DARK is a great attribute and Plant is a great type. When this card is destroyed in battle and sent to the GY, you can summon a DARK Monster with 1500 or less ATK from your deck in Attack Position. Now just like with Mother Grizzly a few weeks ago, this type of floating is power crept pretty badly. Being destroyed in battle isn’t very reliable anymore, though you can summon some nice stuff off this like Armageddon Knight or Sky Striker Ace – Raye. Sadly, time hasn’t been too kind to the Attribute Floaters, but I’ll give this a score better than Mother Grizzly because it has a few better options to summon.
Advanced Rating: 2.5/5
Art: 3/5 Creepy, and it actually looks like a tomato vs the OCG’s art looking more like a pumpkin.
Mystic Tomato (I wish I hadn’t used my potato potatoe joke, cause I wanted to open with that but tomatoe) is our Throwback Thursday card this week. Random note, the only time (that I recall, and this is original Yugioh only) we see Mystic Tomato, is by Arkana in his duel with Yugi, no? It’s fun we did Mother Grizzly who searches more or less the same (albeit one of the not so great ones) to get back to one here. Mystic Tomato is probably one of the most famous searchers. Plant and Dark are muy bueno, even if the attack and defense leave something to be desired. This card certainly can fetch better targets than Mother Grizzly (as the target retrieved is Dark) but it suffers overall from the age of Yugioh and the having to be destroyed by Battle (and even end up in the Graveyard too) it’s not as bueno. Not that Mystic Tomato didn’t have many days in the sun…
Sun dried tomato! Didn’t even need the other joke from the open.
Rating: 2.75/5 Better type, better attribute, better Monsters to fetch, better score than Mother Grizzly, sorry
Art: 5/5 Kinda psychedelic and trippy with all the colors, as well as the sadistic face and tongue of the tomato.
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. Mother Grizzly for Dark Attribute. Old school good but only good for nostalgia now.
Score: 2.75 Art: 4/5
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