Hey everyone! I’m back again with a new review, this review is a little different from what I usually review. I’ll be reviewing the High-Speed Riders booster pack and the Synchron Extreme Structure Deck. As always full disclosure, Konami provided me with a few booster packs for review and included the Synchron Extreme Structure Deck.

First off, let’s start with the Synchron Extreme Structure Deck. The Synchron Extreme Structure deck was officially released in North America on August 21st, the deck is inspired by Yusei Fudo which uses it in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Anime.

This deck strongly revolves around Synchro Summoning. In order to Synchro Summon, Duelists must have one face up Tuner type Monster on their side of the field and one non-Tuner Monster, if you meet these requirements you can send both monsters to the graveyard and summon a Synchro Monster whose total level matches the two cards you sent to the Graveyard. For example, if you have a Junk Synchron and a Genex Neutron on your side of the field, you can choose to Synchro Summon a Black Rose Moonlight Dragon since the two Monsters you sent to the Graveyard equal Level 7.

It’s not always so straightforward to Synchro Summon Monsters, some cards do have complicated requirements in order to summon a specific Monster. A good example of a somewhat difficult card to get on the field is Stardust Warrior, which is included within the Synchron Extreme Structure Deck. This card requires that you have 1 Tuner Synchro type Monster on your field plus 1 or more non-Tuner Monsters. This can be slightly difficult to pull off, but not impossible, just a challenge.

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The Synchron Extreme Structure Deck retails for $9.99 in North America and contains 39 Common Cards, Two Ultra Rare Cards, Three Super Rares, Dueling Guide, Rule Book and Game Mat. I used the structure deck a few times against some of my friends that also collect and play the Yu-Gi-Oh TCG, I was surprised at how well the deck holds up against a multitude of different decks and strategies. I have owned plenty of Structure and Starter Decks over the years, and I can honestly say that, the Synchron Extreme Structure Deck has been the best so far, and any Duelist who enjoys Synchro cards in general, will surely enjoy this.

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Obviously the deck itself could use some improvements, but that’s the whole point of a Structure Deck, you can choose to add a better combination of cards to it, you can change the entire deck strategy if you choose to, the choice is completely up to you, that’s what I love so much about the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, it just has a wide array of different cards you can choose from, the number of cards available is in the thousands, and the number just continues to rise.

If you’re new to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, then I highly recommend you read the rule book and the guide book, and look up information online, it doesn’t take very long to learn the ins and outs of Yu-Gi-Oh! It does however, take a decent amount of time to master it, but trust me, you will have a blast putting together different decks, opening booster boxes, structure decks, pulling Rare cards, and coming up with different tactics to use. The cards included within the Synchron Extreme Structure Deck are as follows.

  • Stardust Warrior
  • Jet Warrior
  • Scrap Fist
  • Jet Synchron
  • Accel Synchron
  • Turbo Synchron
  • Unknown Synchron
  • Fleur Synchron
  • Synchron Explorer
  • Speed Warrior
  • Sonic Warrior
  • Doppelwarrior
  • Quillbolt Hedgehog
  • Tuningware
  • Swift Scarecrow
  • Level Eater
  • Effect Veiler
  • Genex Neutron
  • Genex Ally Birdman
  • Plaguespreader Zombie
  • White Dragon Wyverburster
  • Drill Synchron
  • Quickdraw Synchron
  • Junk Synchron
  • Synchron Carrier
  • Rush Warrior
  • The Warrior Returning Alive
  • Dark Eruption
  • One for One
  • Night Beam
  • Double Cyclone
  • Scrap-Iron Statue
  • Reinforcement of the Army
  • Tuning
  • Starlight Junktion
  • Limit Overdrive
  • Black Dragon Collapserpent
  • Solemn Warning
  • Imperial Iron Wall
  • Call of the Haunted
  • Limiter Overload
  • Scrap-Iron Scarecrow
  • Junk Warrior

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I also recommend you consider adding these cards to the Structure Deck. Soul Charge, which lets you special summon any amount of monsters from your Graveyard, this could be used to easily Summon StarDust Warrior. Allure of Darkness for Draw Power, Foolish Burial, Mathematician, Trishula, Shooting Quasar Dragon, Scrap Dragon, T.G. Hyper Librarian, Formula Synchron.

These are just my personal recommendations, I’m sure you can find other cards that would make great additions to the Deck.

Now I’ll briefly touch on the High-Speed Riders Booster packs. I was provided with 4 Booster Packs by Konami, each High-Speed Riders Booster pack contains: 9 Cards and one guaranteed foil Card. Each High-Speed Riders Booster packs retails for $3.99. This is a great booster set if you’re looking to upgrade your Synchron Extreme Structure Deck, these Booster Packs include some great Synchro Cards.

From the start, I wasn’t sure if I would pull some great cards since I only had 4 Booster Packs, thankfully I did actually pull some good cards. To my surprise, the first Booster Pack I opened, I got a Secret Rare Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier. I was pretty excited when I pulled that card, I added it to the Synchron Extreme Structure Deck. In the remaining Booster packs I pulled 3 Super Rares Black Rose Moonlight Dragon,Red Sprinter and Speedroid Taketomborg. I’ll include a few pictures of the cards I pulled.

Overall I think the High-Speed Riders Booster Packs are great! Priced at $3.99 they are a great value, and you always have the option to buy a Booster Box instead. I give the Synchron Extreme Structure Deck a 8/10 and the High-Speed Riders Booster packs get a 9/10

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