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Today's card is a good boy...
Sorry, this guy's got the same name as my dog! o.0
Yeah, and he's just as bright too!
Tobi is probably the first Akatsuki Ninja card with
no rank or a sign of original village of origin.
Kinda odd, kinda like it's effect. Rather than going
to the discard pile or anywhere else when he's
removed, he goes back to your hand. Combat
Attribute... "?" Remember, he's Zetsu's assistant.
He's also got Ambush, which makes him combo pretty
well with a new mission that's in the next set.
You'll see what I mean soon enough. -.o
Art: He's a good boy!/5
N-604 Tobi-The Man of Mystery
...yeah, I'm still here...still as N. as ever...
Now we get to one of my favorite ninjas in the
series, Tobi! We all know what kind of boy he is, so
I'll leave it at that. Let's look at his stats
first; Akatsuki, Male, Ambush. Having Akatsuki
really helps him combo with quite a few cards that
require Akatsuki, such as Corps in Black and others.
He's a 3/3 2/3, T3, which are great stats for that
turn, and makes him a great Sasuke CH target. But
that's not his best reason for being a CH target...
His ability almost seems impossible at first read:
Valid-When this ninja is removed from play (for any
reason!), move this card to your hand instead. He
has this ability, and Ambush...he's nearly immortal!
He can be used as a handcost constantly, Ambushed
out, and allowed to die just to serve as another
hand cost for pretty much anything. With his stats,
he's also a really good Fire T3 (I hate Kankuro so
much...) and can be abused with chump blocking for
the entire match. There's only like three cards that
can actually deal with him (Mangekyo Sharingan, ANC
Air Bullets, ANC Liquid Bullets), and only one
that's commonly played.
Constructed:3.5/5 He's awesome, but he has to fight
for his turn slot way too much to be great.
Limited:4/5 Freaking Awesome
Art:...Tobi is a good boy!...couldn't help
Tobi [Man of Mystery]
Cue the Austin Powers theme, baby, yeah! <3 Sorry...
Oh come on, you can't tell me I was the only person
who thought of that after looking at this card.
Surprisingly, our first card incarnation of Tobi
isn't a SR, which is shocking considering all
Akatsuki are SRs when they're first released. Well,
expect for Deidara and Sasori, but the vanilla
versions don't count because they're bad. :P
At first glance, I said "why would I play this" and
wrote it off as a meh card. I actually had to read
his effect 2 more times before it actually clicked
(it's summer, give me a break). It has decent stats,
and if I'm thinking correctly, this guy will bounce
back into your hand for just about everything:
showdown damage, removal/damage jutsu, damage
effects, and the list goes on. This guy's sole
purpose in life is to be used as a Hand Cost, plain
and simple. Play a mission charging Tobi, Ambush,
let him die, bounce him to your hand. Lather, rinse,
repeat. For you Yugioh players out there, this is
Naruto's version of Sinister Serpent. For that
reason, I can instantly see him played as at least a
one-of in a decent number of Fire decks. I like not
paying for my hand costs; that sounds like a good
plan. On the flip side though, you're generating
less chakra, so be careful.
Artwork: ..I hate this artwork. It's so bad.
Good day to you
all, today's review is short and sweet because the
card was hyped but it didn't come out as we expected
but hey, it's a good collectible:
Well, not much can be expected out of his first
print as he is completely "useless" in this time
line. He's a turn 3 Akatsuki with ambush 3/3 2/3,
other then being used as a low turn Akatsuki deck
ninja he has very good support and the ambush stat
is not bad at all. However, no combat attribute
altho "?" counts as one but you know what I mean, no
rank, no mental power and a few other things I wont
spoil for you faithful viewers ;) takes away a lot
of playability from him.
His effect is a gentle response to RFG. It's valid
and whenever he's RFG'd he goes back to your hand,
not bad to pay a hand cost then ambush him or w/e.
Overall he's not a bad ninja but I doubt he'll be
seeing competitive play.