How Does the Yu-Gi-Oh Kozmo Cards Archetype Connect With Star Wars and The Wizard of Oz

Since the mid 2000’s, different archetypes of the Yu-Gi-Oh card game has dominated the competitive scene. Before the recent change of the master rule, the “Burning Abyss” archetype has been the main choice of playstyle of players. The different archetypes of cards has different card effects and playstyles. The one archetype that has caught my interest in recent years is the “Kozmo” archetype. These cards focus on the use of their Field Spell card to take advantage of banished monsters. Their monsters are a mix of Psychic and Machine type monsters. What really caught my interest, is the meaning of the cards are they are a hybrid of Star Wars and The Wizard of Oz. Today, I will analyzie the connections of the Kozmo cards with Wizard of Oz and Star Wars.

Kozmo Dark Planet has the highest attack points for one reason. It is the Death Star in the Star Wars universe and it clearly showcases that due to it’s size and similar shape. From the Wizard of Oz, it is the Wicked Witch’s Castle. Kozmo Dark Eclipser is based off of the Star Destroyer from Star Wars, and the Black Bee from Oz. Kozmo Delta Shuttle is inspired by the Imperial Shutter from Star Wars, and the Wild Crow from Oz.

Kozmo Dark Destroyer is Darth Maul’s ship, the Sith Infiltrator. The shape of that ship is very similar to the actual size of the ship. From the Wizard of Oz universe, the Dark Destroyer is considered the Flying Broomstick. Over to the Kozmo DOG Fighter, It is based off the TIE fighters from Star Wars, and the Wolf from Oz. And finally from these three, the Kozmo Farmgirl takes inspiration from Dorothy as you can see from the way she is dressed. On the Star Wars side, it is debated on various fourms whether if she is either Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker, or Mara Jade.

The next three cards are interesting itself. Kozmo Forerunner in the Wizard of Oz universe is the silver slippers. For those that do not know, the slippers were silver in the book. But on the film, it was red. More about this in a moment. On the Star Wars side, Forerunner is the Millennium Falcon. Kozmo Godwitch has a light sword and she is Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars universe. Godwitch is also Glinda the Good Witch on the Oz side. The trap card Kozmojo shows the force which is a feature in the Star Wars universe that has been a staple since the first film. Over at Oz, this trap card is considered magic in that universe.

Kozmo Landwalker is based on the All Terran Transport which was first seen on The Empire Strikes Back. On the Oz side, it is inspired by the Giant Spider on the book. The spell card Kozmo Lightsword is based on the lightsaber on Star Wars, and the magic wand on Oz. Kozmo Dark Lady is the Wicked Witch of the West on Oz, and Darth Vader on Star Wars. Also, her hand is the one on the Kozmojo trap card.

Kozmojo Wicked Witch is Darth Maul on the Star Wars universe as you can tell that her lightsword is nearly almost the same as Darth Maul’s lightsaber. She is also the Wicked Witch of the East on Oz. Kozmojo Scardey Lion is very similar to the Lion on Oz, and Chewbacca on Star Wars. And the Kozmo Sliprider is the ruby slippers on Oz, and the X-Wing on Star Wars. Notice who is the pilot on that ship.

These last set of cards are the most interesting and is closest to both universes. The Kozmo Soartroopers are a blend of the Winged Monkeys and Stormtroopers on Star Wars and Oz. The Tincan and Strawman are C-3PO and R2D2 from Star Wars, and The Scarecrow and Tin Woodman from Oz. Kozmotown, the card that aquires the most support of all of the cards on this list, is Emerald City from Oz, and Coruscant from Star Wars. And finally, Kozmourning is both the scene of the death of The Wicked Witch of the West from Oz, and the death of Darth Vader from Star Wars.

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Hasbro Star Wars | Fan First Friday Product Reveals + The Black Series Archive Fan Vote

Hasbro is thrilled to offer an exciting line-up of new figures and premium role-play gear from The Black Series and The Vintage Collection lines. From a skillfully crafted Star Wars: The Black Series Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) Electronic Helmet and a new addition to the Carbonized Collection, to Monopoly: Star Wars The Child Edition featuring the beloved character from a galaxy far, far away, you can check out high-res images and product information for several new items.

In addition, Hasbro is also conducting a Star Wars: The Black Series Archive Fan Vote starting today, wherein fans of the brand may cast their vote to select their favorite Star Wars: The Black Series figure to be refreshed with photoreal deco (if applicable). The winning figure will join The Black Series Archive line as one of the top Star Wars: The Black Series figures. Head over to the Hasbro Pulse Instagram page to see how you can participate in this week-long poll! Once the polls have closed on Friday, 5/8, the Hasbro Pulse website will host the final vote featuring the top 10 figures selected by the fans themselves on Friday, 5/15.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH LUKE SKYWALKER (STORMTROOPER) Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $12.99/Available: Fall 2020)

Featuring premium detail and design across multiple points of articulation, and inspired by STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE, this collectible STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH LUKE SKYWALKER (STORMTROOPER) Figure makes a great gift for STAR WARS fans and collectors. Highly poseable with realistic detail, this figure can be displayed in action figure and vehicle collections. Includes figure and accessory. Available for pre-order at AmazonWalmart,GameStopEntertainment EarthDorkside ToysHasbro Pulse, and more.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH IMPERIAL STORMTROOPER Figure

 (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2020)

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH IMPERIAL STORMTROOPER Figure, inspired by The Mandalorian series on Disney Plus and featuring quality detail and multiple points of articulation. STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure, featuring premium deco, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and accessory. Available at most major retailers.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES BOBA FETT (PROTOTYPE ARMOR) ELECTRONIC HELMET

(HASBRO/Ages 14 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $99.99/Available: Summer 2020)

Commemorate 40 years of STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK with the STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES BOBA FETT (PROTOTYPE ARMOR) ELECTRONIC HELMET! This roleplay item with premium detail and design is a great addition to any STAR WARS fan’s collection. Featuring a flip-down rangefinder with flashing LED lights and an illuminated heads-up display (HUD), fans can imagine what it was like for the famous bounty hunter to suit up for galactic action in his all-white “Super Strormtrooper” armor! Includes helmet and instructions. Requires 1 1.5v AAA battery, not included. Available for pre-order at GameStopBest Buy,Entertainment EarthDorkside ToysBooks-A-MillionHasbro Pulse, and more.

MONOPOLY: STAR WARS THE CHILD EDITION

 (HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/2 – 4 Players/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2020)

Imagine traveling around the galaxy with THE CHILD, or affectionately known as “BABY YODA” by fans. This MONOPOLY: STAR WARS THE CHILD edition board game features themes and artwork inspired by THE MANDALORIAN live-action TV series on Disney Plus. Move around the gameboard as THE CHILD, buy and sell Hideouts and Common Houses, and follow the actions on the Camtono cards and Bounty Puck cards. The last player remaining after everyone else has gone bankrupt wins the game! Includes gameboard, 4 cardboard tokens with pawn stands, 18 Title Deed cards, 16 Bounty Puck cards, 16 Camtono cards, 32 plastic hideouts, 12 plastic common houses, 12 dice, money pack, and game guide. Available for pre-order at WalmartGameStopTargetEntertainment EarthDorkside ToysBooks-A-MillionHasbro Pulse, and more.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CARBONIZED COLLECTION 6-INCH DARTH VADER Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2020)

The STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CARBONIZED COLLECTION is treated with a sleek metallic finish for a premium figure that really stands out in any STAR WARS fan’s collection. Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CARBONIZED COLLECTION 6-INCH DARTH VADER Figure, inspired by STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and featuring quality detail, multiple points of articulation, and a metallic finish. This highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure, featuring premium deco, can be displayed in any action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and accessory. Available for pre-order exclusively at Amazon.



From A Galaxy Far Far Away… Arcade1Up’s Star Wars At-Home Arcade is in stores

The Star Wars At-Home Arcade features a real feel flight yoke and control buttons, the artwork from the original arcade machine on the cabinet and the included riser. The just over 5’ tall machine (with included riser) comes with a light-up marquee, full-color 17” display and dual speakers to allow for endless hours of gaming! The Star Wars At-Home Arcade is easy to assemble and comes with a transparent deck protector.

The Star Wars At-Home Arcade features the original arcade versions of the classic games based on Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. This new addition at the Arcade1Up line up is available at Walmart, GameStop and other major retailers across North America.

Links to retailers:

Walmart – https://www.walmart.com/ip/Star-Wars-Arcade-Machine-w-Riser-Arcade1UP/820543701

GameStop – https://www.gamestop.com/video-games/more-platforms/arcade/products/star-wars-arcade-cabinet-with-riser/11095878.html

Star Wars Episode 9 Title Revealed at Star Wars Celebration

Star Wars Celebration is in Chicago this week and the biggest news to come out of the event is the title of the upcoming Star Wars Film which we now know is “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”.

The title was revealed during the panel that featured the cast and JJ Abrams on the stage as they discuss the movie along with the appearences of BB-8, R2D2, and the new D-O. There were also photos shown on the screen as well to show the audience what the characters will look like in the upcoming movie.

The trailer for the movie was shown before the panel finished and everyone finally seen a small taste for what is to come later this year. The trailer and the photos will have the fans talking for the months to come.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be in theaters on December 20th, 2019

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Rhode Island Comic Con is one more week away.

One of the biggest events of the year is the annual Rhode Island Comic Con, a celebration of pop culture, Comics and video games and it is one week away where it will begin on Nov. 10-12 in downtown Providence.

Having filled both the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Comic Con is expanding again, to the adjacent Omni Providence Hotel, where it will use at least one of the ballrooms.

The press relations manager Susan Sores, has estimated that it will attract over 100,000 people for the three days the event will take place and myself and Fidelina Roman will cover the show and bring you the latest news from Rhode Island Comic Con for the days that we will be there.

The show will also have panel discussions with many of the stars of TV and movies such as The Walking Dead, Star Wars, Stranger Things, Luke Cage, The Power Rangers, Star Trek and much more.

There will also be autograph and photograph opportunities, Gaming (video games and table top), kids activities, collectables and toy vendors too.

Rhode Island Comic Con will have a film festival for the first time this year called Geekfest and it will have its own panel, screening and awards.

It is the biggest show of the year in the smallest state of the United States and it will attract a huge widespread of fans and cosplayers.

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C2E2 2017 Cosplay Photos

Last week i had the chance to cover C2E2 and it was a blast. I have also taken a ton of cosplay photos which you can check out right here.


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LEGO Exclusive at Star Wars Celebration— Raffle Happening

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars saga, Star Wars Celebration attendees will have the chance to enter a raffle to purchase a special-edition LEGO Star Wars set inspired by the Detention Block AA-23 from the original 1977 film! A Star Wars Celebration exclusive, the set includes Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in Stormtrooper disguises ready to infiltrate the Death Star and rescue Princess Leia.

 

The opportunity to purchase this exclusive set is being raffled off on the Star Wars Celebration website prior to the event for attendees only, beginning now through 12:01AM EST on Friday, April 6th. All winners will be randomly selected to purchase the exclusive onsite at the LEGO booth next week, and will be notified by April 7th.

 

Here’s where attendees can enter the raffle to purchase the set— http://www.starwarscelebration.com/Events/LEGO-lottery/

  • Contains 220 pieces
  • $40
  • Ages 8-14
  • Limited quantities are available for purchase
  • This is exclusively available to Star Wars Celebration attendees

 

Star wars bigfigs

Star Wars: Rogue One Figure Assortment

20-inch Figures

JYN ERSO, STORMTROOPER, DEATH TROOPER, K2-SO

From Star Wars: Rogue One, each BIG-FIGS™ action figure in this assortment stands 18-inches 

to 20-inches tall and includes seven or more points of articulation. Most figures in the 

assortment also include soft goods capes and removable accessories.


Age: 3+

Suggested Retail Price: $19.99

31-inch Figures

STORMTROOPER, DEATH TROOPER, K2-SO

These JAKKS BIG-FIGS Massive™ 31-inch action figures are straight from the Star Wars 

universe. Each figure includes seven points of articulation and comes accessorized with a 

weapon (depending upon the character). 

Age: 3+

Suggested Retail Price: $34.99