So I had this thought…
What if Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss is reprinted in the Yugioh 2015 Mega-Tin?
What will happen (probably):
More people will build/play Burning Abyss
Dante’s price will price will drop from
About $40 at the time of this blog post to hopefully a respectable $15
WHY WOULD THIS HAPPEN?
Well Konami has released Elder God Noden as a Promo in the Mega Tin, or as the tcg will get him, Elder Entity Norden (because we can’t get cool names or possible religious references…)
This is one of, if not the most powerful fusion monster ever printed. It allows for easy combos, OTKs, and Quasar plays. When fall comes the meta of Yugioh will be decided by whether or not Instant Fusion remains at 3…
So why does Noden (Norden is a dumb name, just saying) matter to Dante? Well I assume everyone will buy the tins primarily to get both him and Castel (who is also being reprinted). So how is Konami going to drive multiple sales of the tins? Why would anyone buy more than 1 of each unless there’s an insanely splashable, powerhouse xyz monster to pull. Speaking of which…
Remember this guy?
This card used to be a staple back during the dragon ruler format and even afterward Dracossack remained a high value yugioh card. Then it got reprinted in the 2014 Mega Tin.
Now it’s about $9 to $12 and is very easy to come by.
Now I know this is some simplistic reasoning, BUT if I was in Konami’s position and I wanted to sell as many Mega Tins as possible I would reprint not only Dante, but the Shaddoll, Tellerknight and Yang Zing monsters also (essentially, all of Duelist Alliance). This would give everyone a reason to buy multiple Mega Tins to build these decks.
Now I don’t think that will happen, but I do think Dante will get a reprint eventually. So I’m getting started on making a Burning Abyss deck for when he does.
Now is the point where I would start discussing the decks I’m building, but I’ve got to go so that will have to wait until a later post. Thanks for reading and while I’m not 100% that this will happen, I really wouldn’t be surprised if it did.