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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day

Shrink
Ultra Rare (Japanese version shown)

Select 1 faced-up monster on the field. That monster`s original ATK is reduced to half the end phase.

Type - Spell
Card Number - SK2-020

Card Ratings
Traditional: 4
Advanced: 5

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed - 05.22.06

 

ExMinion OfDarkness
Shrink

Today, we're reviewing the most overpriced card in Yu-Gi-Oh today, Shrink.

There are only 4 out at the moment, and the expected value is anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000. One person already got $9,000 for theirs, but ANYWAY...

Shrink can be a playable card, and if it's ever reprinted in an easier-to-get form, I don't doubt that people will be playing it. It's not a 1 for 1 on its own, but it can create 1-for-1+'s -- like when the opponent's stronger monster suicides into your Don Zaloog because of Shrink, and takes damage and loses a card from hand (a 2 for 1). Or worst case scenario, your opponent summons Mobius and you chain it, so the Mobius won't be able to kill your Dekoichi or DDA or whatever.

Today's review is really about the money more than the card; if it's ever reprinted, I'm sure I'll sit down and write out a more in-depth review.

I wish everyone who acquired one of these the best of luck (except for players who sold out to stores who try to sell consultation sessions with players as a legitimate eBay item, and value Shrink at $30,000.)

Realistically, Shrink gets a 4/5 in Advanced and a 2/5 in Traditional.
 

Dark Paladin
Today we're reviewing a card many people are anxiously awaiting a mass release of--Shrink.

Shrink, simply put, is an amazing card. It is a Quickplay magic card, which is excellent. It wouldn't be anywhere near as powerful if it weren't. For being so fantastic, the effect is actually incredibly simple.

When activated, you select one monster on the field. That monster then has its attack cut in half until the End Phase of the turn (assuming it survives the turn.) You may be familiar with Kaiba using this in combo with his own monster on the anime to pull off the Crush Card combo.

However, outside of the combo use, it can be used in pretty much any deck. Almost every deck needs to attack sometimes, so why not surprise your opponent who thinks that they have the upper hand controlling a Jinzo, Mobius, Phoenix, or what not against your Breaker.

In short, I can't really give this card a rating, on accounts that it isn't released for the common joe you or I, but it it were I'd have to give it a 4.4/5 all around.

Art: 4/5

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
 

Ryoga
Shrink:
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

I wanted one of these! Now I'm going to have to wait until they release it in a more budget-friendly version. Shrink is an excelent card, showing just what a quick-play spell card can do. It can be activated from your hand, during the damage step (after pesky Mirror Forces are done activating), and at any other time you feel like making something small and insecure.

Halving an ATK is a fantastic ability, meaning Shrink should always destroy a monster, and without fear of anoying chaining as the only somewhat commonly seen card that can be activated in the damage step is rush recklessly, which does what Shrink does, but no where near as well.

Traditional: 4/5
Advanced: 5/5

Share and enjoy,
Ryoga
 

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