Sunday, 8 January 2012

Swagbucks and Interplanetarypurplythorny Dragon Card Review

Hello Readers. Time for another card review. A certain German retailer managed to acquire a week early sneak peek kit of order of chaos and opened it, revealing us most of the exclusives that needed to be revealed. Some are okay, and there's a couple yet to be shown. Support for Wind-ups, Inzectors and Evols are given in the form of exclusives, so there's a lot going on in this set to be excited about.

However before i review the card, I would like to take the time to talk about a website called SwagBucks. You may or may not have heard of it but I link to it on my video descriptions and have placed it on the right of my blog posts in the 'Useful Links' section.

Essentially it's a point system where you use their search engine and complete other things on their website to get Swag Bucks. These bucks can be exchanged in their store for loads of cool stuff. It took me a while to get enough points, but I managed to get enough to get an amazon gift card. The reason why I'm telling you this is because all bucks i get will go directly towards buying Yu-Gi-Oh! products online to open on my Channel.

Click the link below to refer me and start getting free stuff. For every point you collect, your referral (Me) gets a point too. This means more points for me, meaning more cards, meaning more content for you to watch! All while you're collecting points yourself!
Now onto the card review!

Today's card is Interplanetarypurplythorny Dragon.

What a name. That has got to be the craziest name ever imagined. Not even Super Nimble Mega-Hamster can compare to it. While the name is silly, it packs a nice simple effect too.

If a monster you control is destroyed by battle or card effect and sent to the graveyard: you can special summon this card from your hand     

That's it. It's not long, it's not situational and it's fun. At 2200 attack it can come onto the field and stop further attacks or start taking control of the field right there. It forces your opponent to think twice before attacking a face down with a weak monster. It also has the attack to get over some of the best beat sticks in the game: Thunder King Rai-Oh and Cyber Dragon.

And let's not ignore the fact that it can be summoned when a monster is destroyed by a card effect too. It's a great way to recover from a torrential or a dark hole or anything else your opponent likes to use to destroy your stuff.  It works great in scraps since you destroy a lot of your cards, meaning you don't need to rely on your opponent to summon this card.

Well apart from that there's not much else great to say. It really does it's job very well. There's no card quite like it. Now lets discuss the bad things, in the form of nice bullet points:
  • Since it special summons from the hand, you cannot summon more than one at a time. Just like Tragoedia and the Meklords. However i believe you can special summon multiple copies during the main phase, like T.G. Warwolf and Dopplewarrior. However i need confirmation on that so I might be wrong.
  • You cannot summon it when your opponent's monster is destroyed on their side. That would be so awesome if you could attack over their monster and summon this and attack directly for 2200.
  • It relies on you taking a -1 before summoning this. If you have total field control and you would rather negate their dark holes or Effect Veiler their Black Rose Dragon's nuke effect, then it's just going to sit in your hand. However, the card's summoning condition is an IF and not a WHEN, meaning it can be chain link 2 or higher. If you don't understand that, that means that if you get your Sangan destroyed, it does not miss the timing, and you summon this card, then search (Sangan's effect is mandatory). I hope that makes sense to you.
Well. How popular is this card going to be? Only time will tell. It's a completely hit or miss card at this point in time.

I would just like to thank Konami for making this card a Common though. Such a useful card was sure to be at least an Ultra rare, but they finally gave the playerbase something that doesn't make them look greedy.

TheTCGLover Out!


  1. Lol at the name. Interplanetarypurplythorny Dragon (What a mouthful!)

  2. Have you ever noticed that the more ridiculous the name, the more of an underdog it turns out to be? I've seen people build a whole deck around this card, just because they liked the name.