Duel Disk Launcher
It was released
around October 27, 2003.
You are able to play the
Yu-Gi-Oh card game on it! It also has 5 slots for
monsters, 5 slots for magic/traps, a slot for your deck,
a slot for your graveyard, and a life point counter!
Pros: You can play the
Yu-Gi-Oh card game this, It makes you feel like a Battle
City duelist, you no longer have to use so much paper
for duels! And no matter how much you shake the cards
you place in the monster zone or magic/trap zone it will
be very hard for them to fall out. And it comes with
Cons: It's to small to keep
your cards in cases so you must take them all out of
cases, or make another deck (Like me), The Lp counter
only goes up to 9990, so major life point increasing
decks will not be very useful, some of the magic/trap
card zones shred up you cards, The Graveyard can only
keep about 20 cards, You can't play with it standing up
or your arm goes stiff, the last digit in the Lp is for
the lights so it will create a problem with cards like
Castle of Dark Illusions.
Buy or not?: I bought this
item for my birthday and I think it was pretty awsome!
it makes a great Holiday gift! but in somes
opinion it might be dumb,
but so far almost all my freinds think it's awsome! I
vote this as a good buy.
Retail Price: $34.99 -
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Awesome! Thanks again for
the opportunity! Here is my review on the Duel Disk Toy.
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as a word attachment. Not sure what will work better for
ya. THANKS! ---Michael. Pojo Board ID: ThePenguinArmy
Many Duelists have already discovered the new electronic
Duel Disk toy for "Yu-Gi-Oh!" produced by Mattel. I was
particularly thrilled when I stumbled upon it in my
local toy store. This review will examine the pros and
cons of this product in detail, so you know exactly what
you are buying. A retail of 35 dollars isn't exactly a
bargain for this!
1. Duel Disk actually snaps from Standby Mode into Duel
Mode, just like in the cartoon!
2. Identical to the cartoon, there are five Monster
Zones, and five Magic/Trap zones on the disk. The
Magic/Trap cards slide into slot holders along the front
perimeter, under each Monster Zone. Also, the disk has
holder niches in each Monster Zone so the duelist can
place Monster cards in both attack and defense position.
All cards are held in place very well!
3. A small compartment slides out from underneath the
disk. This compartment is a single card holder
designated for the Field Card Zone!
4. The Duel Disk also has the proper storage areas for
your Deck and Graveyard. A spring-loaded lever keeps
your Deck tightly in place and a flap at the end of the
Deck holder flips upward to prevent your cards from
falling out. The Graveyard has a plastic tongue on the
inside to allow cards to enter smoothly. Graveyard also
flips open completely for retrieving cards. So far, my
deck has NOT fallen out, and the Graveyard works like a
5. There is a Life Point Counter on the disk. It lights
up so you can view the digits. There are four digit
wheels, operated by spring-loading switches to cycle
through for the appropriate numbers during a duel. The
highest value the disk can display is 9999 Life Points.
6. A combination of an elastic wrist band, two velcro
straps, and a plastic wrist/palm bracer is used to
attach the disk onto your left arm. The box says "Kid
Sized," but I'm an adult and it fits fine on me!
1. The duel disk does "snap" into Duel Mode, and quite
roughly. I wonder how many times it can do this before
2. VERY IMPORTANT! This disk is designed to hold the
cards, NOT cards IN sleeves! That said, be prepared for
your cards to take a little wear and tear. I find my
cards wearing down a bit in the Magic/Trap slots along
the sides. Also, it can be tricky to draw the last few
cards from your deck. I find cramming an empty sleeve or
something else underneath your deck helps, so you can
tug on that, and not dig into your cards!
3. Most duelists play decks as close to forty cards as
possible. The Duel Disk is designed with this notion in
mind. Larger decks will be difficult to use with this
product, as there is only so much room in the Deck and
4. Be aware of the velcro straps! If you put too much
stress on the strap, it will pop out from the underside
of the disk! I had to return my first disk because of
5. Test the digit switches before buying the disk! I
found on a few that the spring for the "ones" digit spot
is a bit off, resulting in a delayed reaction. Not
really a problem. Only if you are impatient, I guess...
6. The demo batteries on the disk only last for so long.
This product requires 3 AG13(LR44) button cell
batteries. Be prepared to shell out a few bucks for
7. The Life Point counter only goes as high as 9999. If
your LP goes higher, better have a good memory, a
calculator, or a pen and some paper nearby!
7. If you utilize Fusion cards, there is no storage spot
for them! Have a pocket handy!
8. The disk is designed to be manipulated properly on
your LEFT ARM ONLY! This could be tricky to get used to
for some duelists.
That concludes this review. My closing opinion is that
this is a toy, not property of KaibaCorp., so as long as
you treat it kindly, it is an AWESOME investment for any
duelist! Beat it around like a baseball bat, and you
have no one to blame but yourself! IT'S ONLY PLASTIC! I
hope my review has been informative enough for everyone
out there to make a decision on this purchase. Remember,
it looks WAY cool!!!
Pojo Board ID: ThePenguinArmy
They stink. i bought one for
my little sis and the holder can not hold cards with
sleeves as well as it only holds about 40 cards without
The m/t zone is just under the monster zone so if u lift
up the disk your opponent can see your cards. Waste of
A hardcore yugioh fan
I just wanted to say that I
indeed purchased the Duel Disk from Mattel. It seems
like a pretty good product. However, it does seem to
have a few flaws.
First, you cannot use any type of card sleeves in it.
The card areas are specifically cut to the exact
measurements of the cards.
Second, the graveyard area of the disk is just too
small. Place only 15 cards in it and it is almost full,
not to mention the fact that when you place your first
few cards in the graveyard, they bend really bad.
Third, the disk is so big. It is a lot bigger than what
you would expect something for a child to use.
The good points of this item is the fact that you can
duel with it and has a life-point counter...well, sort
of. You just click the buttons to decrease the counter
digits by 1 each time. However, you cannot decrease the
ones column (that column's button is to turn on the
illuminated readout) and the points cannot go over 9990.
It still isn't a bad item and it can come in handy if
you and a friend want to duel but have no table space to
duel, but I do think the price of $35+tax is a little
much for a piece of plastic. I had money to burn and
wanted to see this thing for myself.
I just thought I would let you all know what I thought
of the product.
"One man can make a difference." - Wilton Knight (Knight
Jason A. Marella
I recently purchased the
Mattel Yu-gi-Oh! Duel Disk Launcher and have a detailed
review for it.
When I first received it in the mail, I though it looked
pretty much like the Duel Disk from the show.
After I took it out of the box (it is pretty well kept
in there with twist ties and other things), it felt like
cheap plastic that was slightly durable then I read the
instructions on putting it together. There is very
little assembly involved, just a small wrist band that
you have to slide your arm through and tighten with
Now that it was assembled I attempted to put my deck in
but the deck holder only fits cards without sleeves.
Needless to say I was a little dissapointed.
So I took my practice deck and tried playing with it.
Since the duel disk launcher fits on your left wrist
just like in the show you have to hold your hand in your
left hand and continue to draw with your right.
The slot that holds your deck has a little gate that can
be put up or down to keep your deck from falling out.
The when I placed monster cards in the monster card
slots, there are little slots that can keep the cards
held in whether in attack or defense position.
The magic and trap slots are actually on the outside
portion of the duel disk instead of being on the inside
like in the show. The field card slot pulls out from the
side just like in the show and can also be put back in.
The graveyard slot is relatively small and there is a
red thing that can lift up when you need to take cards
out of the graveyard.
Now for the best part. Just like in the show the duel
disk does in fact launch! The dueling field will first
fly forward, connect then slide back, just like in the
show. When you are done dueling you just seperate it at
the point where it comes together to just walk around
with it on. To launch it there is a little switch you
have to push to get it to launch.
The life point counter has 4 number spaces that go from
0 to 9 except for the last space which stays at zero.
This is really the only thing that needs lights to see
and it already comes with batteries.
All in all it is worth the $35 I paid for it on Amazon.
Portable dueling Area
Re-enact duels from the show
Fun collectible Item
Doesnt fit cards with sleeves
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