Debunking the supposed Vanity’s Emptiness reprint.

For the second time this week, we’re having to deal with a leak of complete misinformation. Our mission is to end this, so, this is why I am bringing this article to you. Read on, to make yourself informed.

Vanity’s Emptiness Fake Reprint

So, this is the image I came across while strolling along Facebook. Like anything else I feel needs to be brought to the attention of all of us, I shared it with my fellow colleagues here at The Organization. I’ll honestly admit, at first glance, I was very much doubting the legitimacy AND illegitimacy of this card. For whoever is the creator of it, I will actually applaud you, as you managed to make a very good copy.

However, taking the time to look at all of the things of this picture in detail, and comparing it to what we already know, it was easy to deduce that this card is not legitimately printed by Konami, and here is why.

  1. This card very clearly does not have Problem Solving Card Text. It’s a complete copy and paste from its Starstrike Blast text. This was the very first thing that struck out as odd to me. Text of this manner (lacking a colon to indicate it starts a Chain) meant that the last effect to destroy itself no longer starts a Chain, assuming that this card was legitimate. So, I looked into the possibility of this and looked at similar effects. Call of the Haunted, Moon Dance Ritual, etc. From that, I deduced that if this were actually PSCT, it would say “When a card is sent from your Deck or the field to your Graveyard, destroy this card.” Notice the difference.
  2. This card’s artwork frame is too small for Series 9 cards. It’s the Series 8 card frame. Does anyone remember when Legendary Collection Yugi’s World first dropped and we noticed the card art frame was bigger? That’s the exact frame this card should have.  The proper difference between Series 9 and Series 8 cards is that Series 9 brought a widened and shorter nameplate, as well as a widened namebox. This card uses the Series 8 template, as opposed to the Series 9 template that is currently being used. (Thanks to Masao Ikawa for bring this error to my attention.)
  3. This card’s Set ID is LC05. The LC05 tag is reserved for the promotional cards that come with every box of Legendary Collection 5. These promos are all exclusively Ultra Rares cards. Vanity’s Emptiness is clearly not one of the promos. Cards that are actually within the set have the Set ID LC5D.
  4. The card’s identification number in the bottom left corner is incorrect. The one in the picture is 03827162. Vanity’s Emptiness’s correct ID number is 05851097.

I hope you all take the time to be cautious about what you see as you traverse the internet, as appearances can be very deceiving, and it seems like this period of misinformation flying about everywhere is not going to end any time soon.

AntiTcb

Dueling Network Head Administrator / RC-1, RC-2, and PC-1 Konami Judge / League of Legends player / Ruling Guru

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