Monday, January 19, 2015

News: Ultra Pro Prints Raging Form and Nouvelle Playmats, Bushiroad to Release Neon Messiah Mat

Ultra Pro International LLC has announced a pair of new Cardfight!! Vanguard playmats, featuring the grade 4 unit Transcendence Dragon Dragonic Nouvelle Vague and the Shadow Paladin grade 3 Revenger Raging Form Dragon. Nouvelle and Raging Form were once dominant decks in professional play, and the playmats can be taken as a form of memorial to these past decks. Originally designed by franchise creator Itou Akira, the Nouvelle playmat features a sprawling illustration by artist Momose Hisashi (active 2008-Present.)
The Raging Form Dragon playmat is illustrated by Daizuke Izuka (2001-Present) currently known for his work on Dragonic Overlord “The X” and Chronos Command Dragon. Both playmats will retail for $19.99.

Bushiroad of Japan has also unveiled a rubber playmat that will be for sale at its 2015 Trio tournaments. Based on promotional artwork for the Cardfight!! Vanguard film Neon Messiah, the playmat will retain for 2000 yen (approx. $17 at the current exchange rate). Importers will likely have to put a bit more on the table, as Japan-based distributors tend to mark up prices to make up for shipping costs.