Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon

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Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon
Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon
Names
English
  • Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon
FrenchLa Légende du Dragon Blanc aux Yeux Bleus
GermanLegend of Blue Eyes White Dragon
ItalianLa Leggenda del Drago Bianco Occhi Blu
PortugueseA Lenda do Dragão Branco de Olhos Azuis
SpanishLeyenda del Dragón Blanco de Ojos Azules
Korean
Korean푸른 눈의 백룡의 전설
Revised RomanizationPureun Nun-ui Baengnyong-ui Jeonseol
Set information
MediumOCG/TCG
TypeBooster Pack
Prefix
  • LOB-EN (en)
  • LOB (en-na)
  • LOB-E (en-eu)
  • LOB-A (en-oc)
  • LDD-F (fr)
  • LDD-C (fr-ca)
  • LOB-G (de)
  • LDD-I (it)
  • LDB-P (pt)
  • LDD-S (sp)
  • LOB (ae)
  • LOB-K (kr)
Number of cards
  • 126
  • 103 (E, F, G, I)
Cover cardBlue-Eyes White Dragon
Yugioh-Card database ID
Related sets
OtherLegend of Blue Eyes White Dragon promotional cards
Release dates
Asian-EnglishAugust 8, 2002
English (world)
  • December 1, 2004
English (na)
  • March 8, 2002
English (eu)
  • December 2002
English (oc)
  • September 2003
French
  • March 2003
French (ca)July 26, 2003
German
  • April 25, 2003
Italian
  • September 12, 2003
Korean
  • December 9, 2003
Portuguese
  • June 2004
Spanish
  • October 2003

Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon

Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon is the first set of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game. It was first released in North America in English on March 8, 2002. The set has been released in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game in English in North America, Europe, Oceania, and worldwide; in French in Europe and Canada; and in German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish; in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game it was released in Asian-English and Korean.

With many cards from the manga and anime series, the 126 cards in this English set were chosen from the Japanese packs Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon and Phantom God, the former of which this set is named after. After being discontinued by Upper Deck Entertainment, these packs were prized for the rare "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and the "Forbidden One" cards.

Several of the European versions of Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon (European English, European French, German, and Italian) only contained 103 of the 126 cards present in the North American version. Many of the cards not printed in this European release of this set were later printed in the European release of Magic Ruler (for those languages). Later, Upper Deck removed the regional restriction on cards, opening up the North American card market to European collectors and players.

History[edit]

Upper Deck Entertainment first announced "exclusive rights to market and distribute" a version of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game—which at that point had already sold over 3.5 billion cards in Japan since 1999—in North America on February 11, 2002.[1] In the press release, they announced an upcoming release of "Yu-Gi-Oh! Starter Packs [...] and nine-card Booster Packs", corresponding to Starter Deck: Yugi, Starter Deck: Kaiba, and Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon, to be distributed to stores on March 1.

The set was first released in North America in English on March 8, 2002;[2][3][4][5] in Japan in Asian-English on August 8, 2002;[6] in the United Kingdom in English in December 2002;[7][8] in France in French in March 2003;[7][9] in Germany in German on April 25, 2003;[10][11] in Canada in French on July 26, 2003;[12] in Italy in Italian on September 12, 2003;[13][14] in Oceania in English in September 2003;[15] in Spain in Spanish in October 2003;[16] in South Korea in Korean on December 9, 2003;[17] and in Portugal in Portuguese in June 2004.[18]

On October 4, 2002, the North American set (LOB-XXX) was reprinted in the Booster Pack Collectors Tins 2002. This print changed the name of "Trial of Hell" to "Trial of Nightmare", and removed the references to death from the lores of "Enchanting Mermaid", "Succubus Knight", and "Witty Phantom".

On September 1, 2003, the North American set was reprinted again in the Collectible Tins 2003. This print changed the term Magic Card on all cards to Spell Card. Upper Deck announced on October 14, 2003 that following this release, the Booster Packs Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon, Metal Raiders, Magic Ruler, Pharaoh's Servant, and Labyrinth of Nightmare would be retired.[19]

The European (LOB-EXXX) and Spanish sets were reprinted in the Collectible Tins 2004 on September 1, 2004, and a worldwide English version of the set (LOB-ENXXX) was printed on December 1, 2004 in the Master Collection Volume 1. In all regions, the worldwide printing included the 126 cards from the original North American release. This print introduced new errata on many cards.

On October 1, 2005, the worldwide English set was reprinted in Forbidden Legacy.

In 2010, the North American English, European English, Oceanic English, German, and Italian sets were reprinted in Legendary Collection: the German and Italian prints were released on September 30, the European and Oceanic English prints on October 1, and the North American English print on October 5. The English prints ignored the Master Collection Volume 1 errata and used the errata from previous reprints, though it also introduced new errata on a few cards. The German and Italian prints included new errata on many cards.

On March 15, 2011, the set was re-released in South Korea in Korean.[note 1] A coupon was included on the front flap of the box lid which could be exchanged for the Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon promotional cards.

On November 15, 2013, the North American set was reprinted in Legendary Collection: Gameboard Edition.

In September 2018, the European English and German sets were also reprinted in Legendary Collection: Gameboard Edition. In German, the cards were reprinted with the latest errata listed on the official database at the time of the release.

In September 2019, the set was re-released in South Korea in Korean. Reprinted in the original box style, but the packs do come with a easy-open tear, a new feature in the Korean packs. Also, the cards were printed as they were originally, in the corresponding Card layout for the time, and their texts weren't updated for erratas or changes in style, which makes them indistinguishable from the older printings.[22]

Features[edit]

As the first set in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game, Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon introduced players to the game. Important features and concepts introduced with this set include Normal, Effect, Flip and Fusion Monsters, as well as the concepts of Normal, Tribute, and Fusion Summoning. It also introduced players to Normal, Equip, and Field Spell Cards, and Normal and Continuous Trap Cards. Cards in this set introduced the Series 3 layout.

Many of the cards have simplistic or no effects, making them useful for introducing players to the game.

Highly sought-after cards include the "Exodia" set, "Blue-Eyes White Dragon", "Dark Magician", "Swords of Revealing Light", "Dark Hole", "Raigeki", "Pot of Greed", "Tri-Horned Dragon" and "Monster Reborn".

Breakdown[edit]

Each TCG and Asian-English pack contained 9 cards and each box contained 24 packs. Each Korean pack contained 10 cards and each box contained 30 packs. In the Korean rerelease, each pack contained 5 cards and each box contained 30 packs (40 in the 2019 version).

The North American English, Oceanic English, Worldwide English, French-Canadian, Portuguese, Spanish, Asian-English, Korean and Korean re-release prints of this set contained 126 cards, including:

The European English, French, German and Italian prints of this set contained 103 cards, including:

  • 2 Secret Rares
  • 10 Ultra Rares
  • 9 Super Rares
  • 17 Rares
  • 65 Commons

Galleries[edit]

Lists[edit]

Card numberNameRarityCategory
LOB-EN000"Tri-Horned Dragon"Secret RareNormal Monster
LOB-EN001"Blue-Eyes White Dragon"Ultra RareNormal Monster
LOB-EN002"Hitotsu-Me Giant"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN003"Flame Swordsman"Super RareFusion Monster
LOB-EN004"Skull Servant"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN005"Dark Magician"Ultra RareNormal Monster
LOB-EN006"Gaia The Fierce Knight"Ultra RareNormal Monster
LOB-EN007"Celtic Guardian"Super RareNormal Monster
LOB-EN008"Basic Insect"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN009"Mammoth Graveyard"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN010"Silver Fang"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN011"Dark Gray"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN012"Trial of Nightmare"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN013"Nemuriko"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN014"The 13th Grave"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN015"Charubin the Fire Knight"RareFusion Monster
LOB-EN016"Flame Manipulator"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN017"Monster Egg"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN018"Firegrass"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN019"Darkfire Dragon"RareFusion Monster
LOB-EN020"Dark King of the Abyss"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN021"Fiend Reflection #2"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN022"Fusionist"RareFusion Monster
LOB-EN023"Turtle Tiger"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN024"Petit Dragon"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN025"Petit Angel"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN026"Hinotama Soul"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN027"Aqua Madoor"RareNormal Monster
LOB-EN028"Kagemusha of the Blue Flame"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN029"Flame Ghost"RareFusion Monster
LOB-EN030"Two-Mouth Darkruler"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN031"Dissolverock"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN032"Root Water"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN033"The Furious Sea King"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN034"Green Phantom King"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN035"Ray & Temperature"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN036"King Fog"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN037"Mystical Sheep #2"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN038"Masaki the Legendary Swordsman"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN039"Kurama"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN040"Legendary Sword"Short PrintEquip Spell
LOB-EN041"Beast Fangs"Short PrintEquip Spell
LOB-EN042"Violet Crystal"Short PrintEquip Spell
LOB-EN043"Book of Secret Arts"Short PrintEquip Spell
LOB-EN044"Power of Kaishin"Short PrintEquip Spell
LOB-EN045"Dragon Capture Jar"RareContinuous Trap
LOB-EN046"Forest"CommonField Spell
LOB-EN047"Wasteland"CommonField Spell
LOB-EN048"Mountain"CommonField Spell
LOB-EN049"Sogen"CommonField Spell
LOB-EN050"Umi"CommonField Spell
LOB-EN051"Yami"CommonField Spell
LOB-EN052"Dark Hole"Super RareNormal Spell
LOB-EN053"Raigeki"Super RareNormal Spell
LOB-EN054"Red Medicine"CommonNormal Spell
LOB-EN055"Sparks"CommonNormal Spell
LOB-EN056"Hinotama"CommonNormal Spell
LOB-EN057"Fissure"RareNormal Spell
LOB-EN058"Trap Hole"Super RareNormal Trap
LOB-EN059"Polymerization"Super RareNormal Spell
LOB-EN060"Remove Trap"CommonNormal Spell
LOB-EN061"Two-Pronged Attack"RareNormal Trap
LOB-EN062"Mystical Elf"Super RareNormal Monster
LOB-EN063"Tyhone"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN064"Beaver Warrior"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN065"Gravedigger Ghoul"RareNormal Spell
LOB-EN066"Curse of Dragon"Super RareNormal Monster
LOB-EN067"Karbonala Warrior"RareFusion Monster
LOB-EN068"Giant Soldier of Stone"RareNormal Monster
LOB-EN069"Uraby"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN070"Red-Eyes Black Dragon" (as "Red-Eyes B. Dragon")Ultra RareNormal Monster
LOB-EN071"Reaper of the Cards"RareFlip monster
LOB-EN072"Witty Phantom"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN073"Larvas"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN074"Hard Armor"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN075"Man Eater"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN076"M-Warrior #1"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN077"M-Warrior #2"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN078"Spirit of the Harp"RareNormal Monster
LOB-EN079"Armaill"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN080"Terra the Terrible"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN081"Frenzied Panda"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN082"Kumootoko"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN083"Meda Bat"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN084"Enchanting Mermaid"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN085"Fireyarou"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN086"Dragoness the Wicked Knight"RareFusion Monster
LOB-EN087"One-Eyed Shield Dragon"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN088"Dark Energy"Short PrintEquip Spell
LOB-EN089"Laser Cannon Armor"Short PrintEquip Spell
LOB-EN090"Vile Germs"Short PrintEquip Spell
LOB-EN091"Silver Bow and Arrow"Short PrintEquip Spell
LOB-EN092"Dragon Treasure"Short PrintEquip Spell
LOB-EN093"Electro-Whip"Short PrintEquip Spell
LOB-EN094"Mystical Moon"Short PrintEquip Spell
LOB-EN095"Stop Defense"RareNormal Spell
LOB-EN096"Machine Conversion Factory"Short PrintEquip Spell
LOB-EN097"Raise Body Heat"Super Short PrintEquip Spell
LOB-EN098"Follow Wind"Super Short PrintEquip Spell
LOB-EN099"Goblin's Secret Remedy"RareNormal Spell
LOB-EN100"Final Flame"RareNormal Spell
LOB-EN101"Swords of Revealing Light"Super RareNormal Spell
LOB-EN102"Metal Dragon"RareFusion Monster
LOB-EN103"Spike Seadra"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN104"Tripwire Beast"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN105"Skull Red Bird"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN106"Armed Ninja"RareFlip monster
LOB-EN107"Flower Wolf"RareFusion Monster
LOB-EN108"Man-Eater Bug"Super RareFlip monster
LOB-EN109"Sand Stone"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN110"Hane-Hane"RareFlip monster
LOB-EN111"Misairuzame"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN112"Steel Ogre Grotto #1"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN113"Lesser Dragon"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN114"Darkworld Thorns"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN115"Drooling Lizard"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN116"Armored Starfish"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN117"Succubus Knight"CommonNormal Monster
LOB-EN118"Monster Reborn"Ultra RareNormal Spell
LOB-EN119"Pot of Greed"RareNormal Spell
LOB-EN120"Right Leg of the Forbidden One"Ultra RareNormal Monster
LOB-EN121"Left Leg of the Forbidden One"Ultra RareNormal Monster
LOB-EN122"Right Arm of the Forbidden One"Ultra RareNormal Monster
LOB-EN123"Left Arm of the Forbidden One"Ultra RareNormal Monster
LOB-EN124"Exodia the Forbidden One"Ultra RareEffect Monster
LOB-EN125"Gaia the Dragon Champion"Secret RareFusion Monster

Notes[edit]

  1. Most sources seem to show the re-release happening on March 15.[20][21] Although at least one source states it happened on March 10.[17]

References[edit]

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  16. "Ya está disponible a la venta la versión en español del juego" (in Spanish). Metrópolis Usera. Archived from the original on November 6, 2003. Retrieved November 5, 2018. 
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  20. "유희왕 제알 오피셜 카드게임 공식 홈페이지" [Yugioh Official Card Game Official Website] (in Korean). Konami. Archived from the original on April 30, 2014. Retrieved December 6, 2015. 
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  22. card09.com [OCG] 푸른눈의백룡의전설