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One-Legged Hopping

RAAR! COST: Pay 2. EFFECT: This turn, this card gains the “character“ type and has 3 strength, 3 life, and 3 speed. SCHPROING! COST: Use this only during your turn. Pay 2. EFFECT: If this card is a character, it gains Covert. HIDE! COST: Pay 1. EFFECT:

Card Ratings
Limited: 5
Constructed: 5

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.

Date Reviewed - 12.26.06

One-Legged Hopping Pogo-Bear

I really wish they would have saved this for the "best cards in the game" week. The Pogo-Bear is the highest priced card in the game currently, with a foil version selling about a week ago for $60.00. Not bad for a draft pull huh? Time for the run down.

First off it has a threshold of 3 which isn't terrible, and an awesome cost of ZERO that's right as long as you meet threshold this card is free item drop. Now that you have it on the field you can pay 2 to turn it into a 3/3/3. Not drooling yet? Ok, how about you pay another 2 to give it covert at tactic speed? Still not sold? How about we toss in an ability that makes it nearly untargetable and pretty much indestructible?

Now that I have your attention, I give you the ability known as "Hide". For a measly 1 cost you can turn Pogo-Bear back into an item. Now if your new to TCGs you may ask yourself why would you want to do this? Well the answer is that most cards have effects that target specific things. A character can only damage a character, and a removal tactic can only destroy specific types of things, such as blocking characters, covert characters, etc. Hide nullifies these effects. Try this on for size.

Johnny has a Pogo-Bear on the field. Spike attacks with his Sneaky Mansion for 12 covert. Johnny pays 2 to give his bear covert, and proceeds to block the Mansion. Now before damage is issued Johnny pays another 1 point, to use Hide. The Bear becomes a item again and therefore is taken out of battle and rendered immune to character damage. Johnny then pays another 2 and the Bear is back in your face.

Like it more now? Darn straight you do. This card is amazing, definitely in the top 10 cards in the game, possibly the best card period. All this coming from a guy who doesn't even play gearsmith.

Should you play this card? This is a tough question. The card is great no doubt, but LOTS of noobs are playing it because they saw a few decent players use it well. Its good but you need to have decent knowledge of the game to use it right, and even then you have to master your resource management skills.

I recently pulled two of these in a booster draft event and easily EASILY took second place. The only reason I didn't win was do to an incredible micro majig, strength in numbers combo.

1. Almost unkillable by means of battle.
2. The bear laughs at character removal.
3. Zero cost means in mono gearsmith, its a first turn card. With resources to spare.
4. It give gearsmith a much needed bomb character.
5. Its fun to say.

1. Cost $20 - $30 bucks.
2. Resource management can become a chore.
3. Annialated by an item destruction tactics.
4. OWNED by Forget.

Draft: 5 / 5 (I wailed some faces)
Sealed 5 / 5
Con 5 / 5
lgmk Merry Christmas, all, and do we have a treat for you today! The review for the holiday is One-Legged Hopping Pogo Bear. If the box is bigger than you are, you might not want to open it...

In any case, the card. The cost of zero is deceiving as it is far from a cheap card to play. First there's the cost of making it a character, then there's the three threshold. Let's not forget the various other abilities. At the same time, it's bloody hard to destroy because of its HIDE! ability.

Personally I don't like it. It's too much of a drain on your resources than a character. At the same time its longer lasting and has greater versatility than any character. It's up to you really.

Limited: 3/5
Constructed: 2.5/5

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