CARDS: Updated SLIFER Shipping Info


Attention SJ Alpha Members!

Sorry for the delay, but rest assured that your copy of Slifer the Sky Dragon will be shipped on August 27. Expect to receive it about a week after that date (it can be a little bit earlier or later depending on your postal service and location).


We have just received word that Slifer the Sky Dragon was sent out today (August 27, 2012), so expect to receive your cards soon!


Still have questions and/or concerns? Write to us at!


Submitted by LAKERS4LYFE045610 on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:51

Thank You dont let down your yugioh Subs

Submitted by HolyPaladin on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:17

bliss for now

Submitted by HeavyHail on Mon, 09/10/2012 - 12:35

I hope you can get peace of mind when reading this.

I want to start off by saying that most of you need to grow up here. You will probably get your card soon. Just give it some time. In the meantime, just carry on with your lives and hope for good news in the mail.
I know you are all eager and afraid that your card is lost in the mail or was never sent. For those of you who received an empty envelope, please forgive me as this does not address you.
I want you all to remember the mailing time for Number 16: Shock Master. The mailing history can be read in this thread.

In summary, Shock Master was mailed out around May 30 from California.
People who live in California and New Jersey apparently received it as early as June 2.
People in British Columbia, Canada received it as early as June 20.

I live in BC, Canada. So that means I received Shock Master over 3 weeks after the mailing date. I found this as a welcome surprise because I did NOT know this was being mailed out.

With respect to Slifer the Sky Dragon, it was mailed out around August 27.
People on youtube apparently received it as early as August 30.
So those in Canada can expect the card around September 17 at the earliest!
If you live in the US, you should all get it around the Canadian date or earlier because USPS is that good.

A huge point I want to make is that Shonen Jump Alpha has to mail this out to thousands and thousands of people. Do not think this is an easy process. It is difficult to please everyone in the world. You are only displaying jealousy and hate when you comment on how someone gets the card earlier than you.

In conclusion:
If you really want to complain, make yourself heard at the end of September. Otherwise, please keep your negatve opinions to yourself and stop flooding this thread with hate. For those of you who want to help this community out, please leave a comment with the following:
1. City, State/Province, Country
2. Received Date

Best wishes to all and I hope to see you summon Slifer the Sky Dragon in the near future. Peace out!

Submitted by Liamo on Mon, 09/10/2012 - 19:09

Thx dude for that I was getting worried, by the way I live in Ontario so what's ur estimate?

Submitted by Deathnote1987 on Mon, 09/10/2012 - 20:31

I bought three slifers from ebay, and these were for friends, and yet I was expecting mine to come in before theirs. I find it very interesting that they have received theirs before me. This example only shows bad business. Plus did anyone notice that there was a tourney where yet again they offered first time sighners a choice between the two slifer, and shock master a choice that was supposed to be non in void. There was a cutt off, and yet these other people were given a choice, and a card right on the spot. I think that anyone who is so content with waiting is wasting their time. All in all I think it's funny.

Submitted by HeavyHail on Wed, 09/12/2012 - 13:57

I'm happy to report that I received Slifer the Sky Dragon in the mail today!
My subscription ended on August 24, 2012. So I was worried whether I was still going to be on the mailing list when they were sent out on August 27. Anyway, here are the important details.

1. Burnaby, BC, Canada
2. Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I want to note that the following stamp was on my envelope. It was stamped on top of the original prepaid postage box. I wonder if Canadians have a detour because of this:


Submitted by Scott99 on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 18:50

Do you know if anyone in Texas has gotten it yet

Submitted by Linkyzx on Sun, 09/30/2012 - 15:12

I would like to recieve my Slifer soon I have waited three monthes.

Submitted by HolyPaladin on Sun, 09/30/2012 - 15:13

what day did you subscribe?

Submitted by bernie211 on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:17

good to know cause i didnt get mines, hope to get my slifer by august 27 hopefully :)

Submitted by John Bae on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:24

Not by August 27. That's the new ship date. You should get it though roughly a week later.

Submitted by sasuke420 on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:28

GOOD TO KNOW. i'm starting to really get pissed. Hopefully i get it soon!

Submitted by Devinedragoon on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 15:35

shiped ON the 27th not by the 27th

Submitted by Scott99 on Sun, 09/16/2012 - 13:55

I know slifer was supposed to be sent out on the 27th but it's been like two weeks since then

Submitted by purplelady5 on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:47

still dont give john bae the right to be so disrespectful and snarky to customers and i still have to wait till next month for my promo two weeks for somthing that they just handed away at gencon and are currently selling on ebay for hundered plus dollars that was promised to all subscribers to be at our doorstep before its avalible anywhere else and now its available somewhere else . most of us subscribe solely for the yugioh promos bye my count thats gencon on the 17 - 18 th aug. thats 18 days bye the 3rd 7 days after the the 27th shipout that its been available online for sale and not in my hands on my doorstep. so the shipping date is irrelavent shonen should fork up the dough and next day delivery our cards fedex or ups to our doorsteps its only fair considering its one of the terms that got us to subscribe in the first place.

Submitted by John Bae on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:51

It is not available for retail. SJ ALPHA is the only outlet in which you can get your card. And sorry if you felt I was disrespectful or snarky. That was never my intent, and I guess I had the opposite effect on you.

Still, it won't kill anyone to wait. For the future, I will refrain from giving out any kind of shipping update. Members will get their cards regardless (it hasn't even been a year yet. In fact, we're only halfway there and you will get your second card soon, so we are still on schedule for everyone to get their four cards).

Submitted by Deathnote1987 on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 13:59

I am not a complainer, but Purplelady is right. Why was the card that was promised to us first given out like candy at the Gen Con event? I understand that we have to be patient, but at the same time how come not only at Gen Con "once"!, but then again on the 17th,and 18th at Indionapolis? Also it has been up for bid like crazy on ebay. I will let you know that I am very patient, but Purplelady has a point in what they are saying. It is a breach of trust to tell your members that they will be the first to receive anything you offer, and then hypocritically go and give out the cards for people at gen con who become members right on the spot. I will let you know that because of this incident I will be cancelling my subscription once I get my card, because you as a company clearly have no idea how to keep your word, and to add injury to insult you have absolutely no real communication with your fan base. How do you expect any of us as members to trust you? I recently sighned up not for the card itself, but because of everything else that is offered with shonen jump. I like that you can get updates on events, duel against eachother, watch anime episodes, and watch latetest pieces of the mangas, but you have shown a clear disregard for your word, and I will have you know that while you think of us fans as being naieve or blind we are not!! I expect that you will try to make up more excuses, but no matter how many excuses you make it comes back to the same thing. You are not to be trusted. I have read months of comments from members, and the majority seems to say the same thing. WHERE IS MY CARD? THIS IS A SCAM! AND WHY IS IT THAT NO ONE IS SAYING ANYTHING TO US ABOUT IT? These out cries will only continue, and it's because they don't trust that you will honor what you say. I also agree that for the fact that you gave the cards away at gen con twice!!!!, and they are now being sold on ebay for $200, $300, $400, and basically as much as the seller decrees which is pretty damn close to being sold on retail since alot of these people have their own stores. So really they get more bussiness by having the Slifer card in their hands. I agree that you should fork up the money to expedite all of our deliveries!!!!!! THAT WOULD BE THE FAIR AND JUST ACTION TO TAKE!!! I am sure that you would earn everyone's trust back, but you won't act on it cause you don't care. I say you as in the face that you represent afterall you are just the one to have to deal with all of our frustration. My comment is meant to be directed towards the controllers at the wheel! I support anything that PurpleLady has to say because they speak the truth that no one else has the balls to say.

Submitted by Darkscythe on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 15:08

One of the big reason so many complaints are happening is because back in the days of SJ print subscribers got their cards like clockwork and would get something like 8 cards a year. The majority knew the date they would get it and didn't worry. Now that we get just four cards a year though and the times we'll get them is uncertain many are in a panic. People will just need time to come to terms with the new way things work. Also SJalpha needs time to refine what they are doing, they're new to the electronic format their working with. It'll take time and experience for SJalpha to get used to and find a better way to present the content to their customers. People are just experiencing a backlash caused by all the change, we've been kind of spoiled by our wonderful magazine all this time and are hostile to change. Less cards, new format, and different ways of doing things. I'm sure with time (and a better web design, no offense) SJalpha will become a great new way to get our ShonenJump fix.

P.S. Hey Shonen Jump, If you ever make another fighting game like Jump Super Stars for Nintendo DS or it's sequel you might want to consider localizing it. It's a great game I'm sure the fans would love, just something to think about. Heck I wanted it so much I had it imported so ya I love my ShonenJump.

Submitted by DmUra21 on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 08:08

First, let me apologize for a comment I made on a recent WSJa issue where I said I would email Viz if I didn't have my card by the 28th. I should have checked the status of the card by using the link provided in an email before posting that.

As for "disrespectful or snarky" posts, I have not seen one by you before, though I only recently found these forums.

About shipping details: While it would be better to do what you decided to do, we as consumers can't expect staff to be 100% perfect and reliable, specially when it was almost a month back you said anything AND provided a means to check for updates at that time. A week later than expected is better than never.

Submitted by Bob1200 on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 19:12

U Know Its Shipped Out On The 27th, Correct? lol

Submitted by HolyPaladin on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 19:15

1'st day of school

Submitted by DmUra21 on Sat, 08/25/2012 - 15:58

I had meant the 22nd actually.... typing the 27th must have been what made me type 28th instead.

Submitted by DmUra21 on Sat, 08/25/2012 - 16:03

I noticed I also did not type 27th in my original post... Though I have been seeing it often in this thread since it's the new shipping date.

Submitted by HolyPaladin on Sat, 08/25/2012 - 16:07

want to duel?
bored out of my mind right now

Submitted by Scott99 on Fri, 09/28/2012 - 14:12

its been more than a month and still havent gotten my card i just want to know if guys even sent it out

Submitted by 002206134 on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 10:38

I have been waiting this long... how do you think I feel.

Submitted by Devinedragoon on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 15:36

I subbed for the promoes only to find out after i did that guess what u signed up to late no slifer for you yet people at gencon that signed up got it WTF did i miss something.

Submitted by Bob1200 on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 16:25

Due Date For Slifer Was July 11th Unless U Were At Gencon, Cuz They Gave It Away To Everybody Who Signed Up In Person For A Year Membership, lol

Submitted by bmazz64 on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:54

Is this the same case for the people who havent recieved SHOCK MASTER yet?

Submitted by John Bae on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:56

Those reships, if you contacted us about this issue, is going out at the same time.

Submitted by JGREENE884983 on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:55

Thanks for letting us know what is going on. I appreciate it :)

Submitted by John Bae on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:56

Your welcome!

Submitted by Bob1200 on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 16:08

Like I Said Earlier John, I Feel Bad For U, lol

Submitted by Bob1200 on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 16:09

Btw, I Don't Understand How People Think Ur "Snarky And Disrespectful" I Just Don't See That, Lmao

Submitted by Devinedragoon on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 15:41

Is it just me or does customer support take way to long to respond to people i sent a e-mail like 4-5 days ago still no response. and it has to deal with the promo card.

Submitted by Bob1200 on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 16:24

It Usually Takes Around Like, A Week To Respond, lol And Wat About It? If U Read All The Comments And Etc, U'd Know It Was Delayed And Not Shipped Yet

Submitted by RaoOdiheme on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:55

finally my gods will be complete

Submitted by John Bae on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:56

Glad to hear it, and again, we apologize for any inconvenience over the delay.

Submitted by Bob1200 on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 16:36

I Wish The Other 2 Would Be Re-Released, Cuz I Just Missed Them In The Books, lol

Submitted by Bob1200 on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 19:45

This Is About Ra, With The New Version, Do U Combine The Attack And Defense Of The Cards That Were Sacrificed Like U Used To Do, Or Is The LP Method The Only Way To Boost Its Attack/Defense? lol

Submitted by dakkadakka on Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:15

Quoted from my copy; When this card is Normal Summoned, you can pay Life Points so that you only have 100 left, to have this card gain ATK and DEF equal to the amount of Life Points paid.

Hoped this helps!

Submitted by Bob1200 on Mon, 08/27/2012 - 21:24

Srry It Didn't Really Answer My Question, lol Like, It Used To Be Where U Combine The Atk And Def. Of The Sacrificed Monsters To Make Ra's Atk. And Def, But Now Its Confusing With The Newer Legal Version, lol

Submitted by Number80 on Mon, 08/27/2012 - 21:37

Ra's attack and defense points only increase due to the amount of life points that you sacrifice. It doesn't gain atk or def like in the anime, cause ocg/tcg didn't want to make the egyptian god cards as strong as they really were. So it doesn't absorb the atk or def of the monsters that were tributed for it.

Submitted by Bob1200 on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 07:50

That Seems Dumb, lol They Should've Atleast Made It So U Can Get Half Their Atk's And Def's Combined, lol

Submitted by AuraBlaze on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 13:43

First let me just say that i'm not mad at all or hold anything against John Bae.
Now I DO hold some things agaist SJA and really my problems were solved after about 2-3 months but still! Slifer SHOULD have already been here and NOW i'm hearing it won't be shipped out until the 27th! John Bae i'm hoping you can explain this to us as to why their not already out the door and why their not being sent out now? (Again i'm not mad or anything at you.)

Yes i'm mad right now. I need to calm down too but with what has now happened I and ALL of us have every right to be mad. >:( Really this is just so disrespectful to us Yu-Gi-Oh! Fans and this NEVER would have happened if they had kept the print mags but NOOOO! They had to go Digital only. >:( If my Slifer isn't here by Sep. 3rd then i'm going to file a complaint to SJA. Mean while i'll just have to try to wait more patiently for my card even though i was hoping to have it by now. >:(

Ok mini rant is over. Sorry about that but you can't really blame me. (All my ranting was directed @SJA and no one else.)

Submitted by John Bae on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 13:47

No offense taken. An original guesstimated date was given, since we were just basically guessing off of general timeframes so that members would get their four cards in one year. The details with the promotional card offering took some time to hammer out, so SHOCK MASTER was not sent out until I believe sometime around May. Another general time frame was given when we thought we had accurate information, but due to shipping delays at the fulfillment center, that was again postponed. We now have a concrete date (shipping on August 27, and hopefully members will start receiving their cards by end of next week up until beginning of September).

What I guess we learned was that it's better to not be so transparent and let things play out as they will. Members will get their four cards in their one-year membership regardless of how long time passes in between releases. And if you really think about it, we are actually delivering 4 cards in about 9 months time since SHOCK MASTER didn't go out until somewhat recently.

I know I'm not giving you all the details you wanted, but that's all I can say for now. Thanks again for understanding and I understand your and other people's frustrations with the delay.

Submitted by AuraBlaze on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 13:50

Thanks for answering my question.

Submitted by Bob1200 on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 14:06

So Basically, Its A Shipping Center Error, lol

Submitted by John Bae on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 14:11

I wouldn't place the blame on them only. I'm not privy to what exactly happened to cause the delay, so we'll just leave it was a shipping delay. And for that, we apologize.

Submitted by Bob1200 on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 16:12

Personally I Don't Mind, lol I Was Just Hoping To Get Slifer And Sleeping Dogs In The Same Week, But Instead I Just Got Sleeping Dogs So Im Good, lol (Even Though I Beat It Within A Day In Game Time) Btw, Do U Know Where They Ship The Cards From? Jw