It’s time to get a little toony once again. Hello Pojo Readers, Crunch$G back here to tell you what you should know about the TCG’s newest exclusive side set: Toon Chaos. This set was carried on the selling point of new Toons and new Chaos monsters from the beginning on top of the beginning of the Infernoble Knights that would continue in Rise of the Duelist and the major reprint for Pot of Extravagance, and those are in short the biggest noteworthy parts of this set besides the new Collector’s Rare finally coming to the TCG after all the years of it existing overseas. Now it’ll be time to get into more details about these new cards and reprints to see how this might compare to previous TCG exclusive sets like Shadows in Valhalla and Fists of the Gadgets.
I’ll start by mentioning all the new Collector’s Rares in this set. As previously mentioned, Collector’s Rares are making their TCG debut in this set after all the years of being in the OCG. To best describe how it looks, I’d say it’s a Parallel Rainbow version of Ultimate Rares. 15 of the 60 cards have been chosen to be Collector’s Rares in this set and they are as follows: Toon Black Luster Soldier, Toon Harpie Lady, Toon Bookmark, Toon Page-Flip, The Chaos Creator, Chaos Daedalus, Chaos Valkyria, Chaos Space, Immortal Phoenix Gearfried, Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning, Chaos Emperor Dragon – Envoy of the End, PSY-Framegear Gamma, Stardust Dragon, Pot of Desires, and Pot of Extravagance.
Toon Channel Surfing
The first archetype to mention is all the new Toon support, helping the archetype with more Spell and Trap options while also transforming old classics into Toon versions. Toon Black Luster Soldier is the first Toon and it cannot be Normal Summoned or Set and can only be Special Summoned by tributing Toons from your hand or field whose combined Levels equal or exceed 8 and in return you get a monster who can attack directly while you have Toon World and the opponent has no Toons and it can banish a card the opponent controls once per turn by giving up its attack for said turn. Toon Harpie Lady is the next Toon and she also has that standard Toon effect to attack directly while you have Toon World and the opponent has no Toons on top of the standard summoning sickness effect most other Toons have where it cannot attack the turn it was summoned and Toon Harpie Lady does serve as a free Special Summon if you control Toon World and then it becomes backrow removal for 1 card if you controlled a Toon after summoning it that way. Toon Bookmark is a new Normal Spell to search Toon World or any card that mentions Toon World in the text while also being able to banish itself from the grave to protect a Toon World from destruction. Toon Page-Flip is a new Quick-Play Spell to reveal 3 different Toons in your Deck for the opponent to randomly pick one for you to Special Summon while ignoring summoning conditions while the other two cards go back into the Deck. Finally, Toon Terror is a new Counter Trap that negates the activation of any Spell/Trap card or monster effect and destroys it if you control both Toon World and any Toon monster.
Enter the Chaos Realm
Now it’s time for the new Chaos cards to see how they fair. The Chaos Creator is a standard Chaos monster in terms of summoning it since it can be summoned from hand by banishing a LIGHT and DARK from grave and cannot be Normal Summoned or set and its effect lets you target 3 of your banished monsters with different names to let you Special Summon one of them and return the other 2 to the bottom of the Deck in any order. Chaos Daedalus is another Chaos monster that has your Chaos summoning requirement to banish a LIGHT and DARK from grave to Special Summon it, gives your LIGHT and DARK monsters targeting protection while you control a Field Spell, and lets you target cards on the field up to the number of face-up Field Spells on the field and destroy them. Chaos Valkyra is another Chaos monster that can be Special Summoned via any card effect, Special Summons herself from hand by banishing a LIGHT or DARK from your grave, and her being banished lets you send any LIGHT or DARK from the Deck to the grave at the cost of you not being able to use cards or effects with the same name as the sent card for the rest of that turn. Chaos Space is a Normal Spell that lets you send any LIGHT or DARK monster from hand to the grave to search a Level 4 to 8 monster that cannot be Normal Summoned or Set of the opposite Attribute from the sent monster, and you can banish this card from grave to return a LIGHT or DARK that cannot be Normal Summoned or Set from grave to the bottom of your Deck for a free draw. Finally, Eternal Chaos is a new Normal Trap to target a monster the opponent controls to let you send a LIGHT and DARK monster from Deck to grave whose combined ATK is equal to or less than the targeted monster.
Now it’s time for some OCG Imports from a Structure Deck, with these cards focusing on FIRE Warriors and Geminis. Infernoble Knight – Renaud is a free Special Summon from hand as a Tuner if you control a FIRE Warrior and upon being Special Summoned by any means lets you retrieve a FIRE Warrior or Equip Spell that’s banished or in your graveyard to your hand. Immortal Phoenix Gearfried is a new Level 9 boss that can be Special Summoned by banishing an Equip from your field or grave, can equip a monster to it as an Equip Spell at the start of the Damage Step in which it battles to let that equip boost your Phoenix Gearfried by 500, and can send a face-up Equip Card you control to grave to negate a monster effect and destroy said monster. Sublimation Knight is a new monster to equip any FIRE Warrior or Gemini monster from your Deck to it upon summon to give this card 500 ATK and if destroyed by an opponent’s card while equipped with a Gemini lets you revive as many Geminis as possible that were equipped to this card while giving them their effects. Infernoble Knight – Roland lets you equip itself from hand to a monster as a Quick Effect to boost said monster by 500 ATK and lets you search a FIRE Warrior or Equip Spell from Deck if Roland was sent to the grave that turn and is in the grave. Evocator Eveque is a new Gemini with the effect to upon Normal or Special Summon let you target a FIRE Warrior or Gemini in your grave and Special Summon it. Gearbreed is a new Continuous Spell that can let you add an Equip Spell from Deck or grave to the hand instead of conducting your normal draw during the Draw Phase and if you control an Equip Spell then Gearbreed lets you place a FIRE Warrior or Gemini from grave to the bottom of the Deck to let you draw. Supermagic Sword of Raptinus is a new Equip Spell that lets you swap the battle position of the equipped monster to grant you an additional Normal Summon and gives the equipped monster certain effects based on its battle position with the monster gaining targeting protection while in Attack Position and the ability to not be destroyed in battle while in Defense Position. Cross Over is a new Normal Spell that lets you equip an opponent’s monster to one of your Warriors you control, but your opponent doesn’t take damage from battles involving your Warrior that turn, and the Warrior can be protected from destruction by destroyed the equipped monster. Finally, Gemini Ablation is a new Continuous Trap that lets you discard a card during the Main Phase to either Special Summon any Gemini from your Deck as an Effect Monster or tribute a Gemini to Special Summon a FIRE Warrior from your hand or Deck and then you can pop a card if the Gemini you tributed was an Effect Monster that had its effects.
Now time for a few extra imports from the OCG to finally get some cards over here. Fluffal Angel is a Pendulum Monster with the Pendulum Effect to revive a Fluffal or Edge Imp from your grave at the cost of locking your Extra Deck summons to Fusions and its Monster Effect lets you tribute this card and discard a card to revive a Frightfur Fusion. Frightfur Meister is another Pendulum Monster with the Pendulum Effect to tribute a Level 4 or lower Frightfur, Fluffal, or Edge Imp to Special Summon a Fiend with the same Level but different name from the Deck and a Monster Effect to Special Summon a Level 4 or lower Frightfur, Fluffal, or Edge Imp from your Deck at the cost of locking your Extra Deck summons to Fusions and another effect to tribute 2 or more Fiends to Special Summon a Frightfur Fusion from the Extra Deck with a Level equal to the combined Levels of the tributed monsters with this summon being treated as a Fusion Summon. Code Generator is a new Cyberse Monster who lets you use it from hand for the Link Summon of a Code Talker if the other materials are Cyberse Monsters and being used as Link Material for a Code Talker lets you send a Cyberse with 1200 or less ATK from Deck to grave or you can add it to your hand instead if Code Generator was sent from the field for a Link Summon. Valkyrie Sigrun lets you send a face-up Spell/Trap you control to grave to Special Summon it from hand and upon being summoned lets you summon a Level 8 or lower Valkyrie from hand or grave. Finally, Magician of Hope is a new Rank 4 Pendulum Monster with the Pendulum Effect to negate an attack and destroy this card and a Monster Effect being an Xyz that needs 2 Level 4s, can be Pendulum Summoned if you can Pendulum Summon Level 4s, can detach a material to summon a Level 7 or lower Pendulum from your hand with its effects negated and this going to the Pendulum Zone after, and a final effect upon being Pendulum Summoned to let you attach a Pendulum Monster in your grave to it as material.
Now to end things off on the reprints as always. First off you have PSY-Frame Driver and PSY-Framegear Gamma for your use of Gamma. Sangan and Witch of the Black Forest are in here as classic monsters used back in the day for Chaos plays and their searching capabilities. You got a bunch of Chaos-related cards with Chaos Sorcerer, Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning, Chaos Emperor Dragon – Envoy of the End, Lightpulsar Dragon, Darkflare Dragon, Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Evening Twilight, Dwarf Star Dragon Planeter, Black Luster Soldier – Sacred Soldier, Envoy of Chaos, and Chaos Zone. You got miscellaneous reprints for monsters like Curse of Dragonfire, True King Lithosagym, the Disaster, and Number 75: Bamboozling Gossip Shadow. Some old tin promos are in here with Elemental HERO Solid Soldier, Keeper of Dragon Magic, Mudragon of the Swamp, and Number 68: Sanaphond the Sky Prison. The Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution promos get quick reprints with Micro Coder, Progleo, and Cynet Codec all being in this set. You got a bunch of Masked HEROs in here with Goka, Vapor, Acid, Dian, and Blast all in here. You get a reprint for Frightfur Sabre-Tooth with the new Fluffal cards in here ahead of the Rise of the Duelist support. Stardust Dragon is in here, likely in conjunction with the rise in popularity of Starlight Road, which is also in here. Toon World is here for a lone Toon reprint since you’re likely getting other Toon reprints in Legendary Duelists: Season 1. Supervise is a lone reprint for the new Gemini support. Finally you get some Pot cards with both Pot of Desires and Pot of Extravagance being in here as great reprints.
Between this set, Fists of the Gadgets, and Shadows in Valhalla, we might have the best of the three right here. The Toon monsters are pretty solid additions to the Deck, even if they aren’t taking Toons to the next level. The new Chaos cards are likely to be competitively viable since they’re pretty good with anything using LIGHT and DARK monsters. Finally getting the new FIRE Warrior cards are great ahead of Infernoble Knights to help them be meta in the TCG as well, especially getting Renaud and Immortal Phoenix Gearfried. The extra imports aren’t too special, but nice to finally have over here. The reprints overall are fairly good with cards like BLS – Envoy of the Beginning, Chaos Emperor Dragon, Pot of Desires and Extravagance, and the Link Evolution promos just to name a few. Collector’s Rares are also nice to finally have in the TCG and I hope they use that rarity more in the future. It’s a great set for collectors with Toons and competitive players with Chaos and Infernoble Knight options for you.
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