CARDS: Number 88: Gimmick Puppet of Leo


The Lion String

Has Exodia got you in a bind?  Are you bored with Destiny Board? Did Venominaga neg out on the deal? Then Number 88: Gimmick Puppet of Leo’s the Automatic Victory lion-bot you’ve been waiting for!

Just Can’t Wait
Getting three Level 8 Monster Cards onto the Field may be a pain, but this Number’s worth the effort. If you remove one of Leo’s Xyz Material monsters, it’ll net you a Destiny Counter. Sure, you have to skip your Battle Phase and only get one Destiny Counter per turn. But if you get three, you win.

Be Prepared
Since Leo only needs three turns to bring home the goods, expect it to quickly become Public Enemy #1. While Leo may be a powerhouse, you cannot Battle when you take a Destiny Token. To ensure that you need to fight as little as possible, use Card Effects that destroy enemy Monsters, protect your own ranks or negate malignant Effects. These are your friends, so don’t forget them.

The Puppet Sleeps Tonight
As an Xyz monster, Gimmick Puppet of Leo rests in the Extra Deck until you Summon it. While this keeps it safe from a premature draw or an unlucky discard, it also makes timing all the more critical. Before you bring it out, make sure that you’re ready and that your opponent isn’t. If you can thwart or suppress their setup first, you’ll make Leo’s victory that much easier when it arrives.

Sign up for an annual Weekly Shonen Jump membership today to qualify for Number 88: Gimmick Puppet of Leo!

by Chris Turner


Submitted by silvermanga on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 11:45

When is he being mailed out to people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Submitted by John Bae on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 11:47

We'll let you know once it ships. Should be in a couple months or so, but as the time nears, we'll let everyone know.

Submitted by tomahtashi on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 12:21

Technically speaking, it being mailed out to people and it being shipped is almost the same thing, so you can't really letting people know when it is going to be mailed out to people when it ships sounds weird (almost like saying: I will let you know when the sun will rise when it rises).

Just saying...

Submitted by John Bae on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 11:53

What I mean is that I can give a general time frame of when to receive it, BUT everyone should really wait until shipping is confirmed. We made the mistake earlier of giving a guesstimated date last year on a card, which everyone ran with, only to complain incessantly when the card shipment was delayed.

Submitted by ljrice on Sat, 02/02/2013 - 17:57

whats the deadline for it

Submitted by crossman05 on Sun, 07/21/2013 - 21:17

how do i sign up to get my card

Submitted by shresthajason on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 12:19

Can you at least give us an approximate month? I'm dying to know.

Submitted by kimxng on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 15:26

i think some of my friends already got one

Submitted by John Bae on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 11:54

They have not received this particular card. In fact, it hasn't even been printed yet.

Submitted by macsly56 on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 20:20

Thank you for issuing out these promo cards. They're really nice looking and often useful. Keep up the good work Shonen Jump and we will keep being loyal customers. :) Thanks again.

Submitted by Yardef on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 22:05

The last few cards have been great, This one is no exception. Cant wait to get it. Thank you SJ

Submitted by Android17 on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 12:35

what day do we get this card?

Submitted by ELVETIIP5898 on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 12:36

i wonder if i still can get the card since my subscription doesn't end till the seventh of march, but i will re-subscribe.

Submitted by RainingDinosaur on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 20:05

I subbed to the weekly shonen this january, Am I going to get this card too?

Submitted by CatVIZ on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 10:04

Hi RainingDinosaur,

Yup, you'll receive this card! We have no release dates for Leo yet, but Gimmick Puppet of Leo will be the first of four promo cards you'll receive with your Weekly Shonen Jump subscription.

We hope you look forward to it!
Cat @ VIZ

Submitted by Kitsunetails8 on Wed, 01/23/2013 - 13:05

1: Get Number 88 out on the field. Activate his ability,
2: Activate trap card... "Pyro Clock of Destiny"
3: Activate Number 88's effect,
4: Activate another "Pyro Clock of Destiny"
5: Activate Number 88's effect for the third time

Sweet combo

Submitted by Bwalz711 on Sat, 01/26/2013 - 23:49

That wouldn't work because Leo requires no spell or trap cards on the field to activate his effect

Submitted by kyle20manga on Wed, 01/23/2013 - 18:27

last year i only got two out of the four cards i was supposed to get.Am not complaining or anything;i just wanted to let you know that i only got two of the four.And they were really good;thanks for giving them to us all these years and for free to.We really do appreciate all the hard work you guys and gals do.=)

Submitted by CatVIZ on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 09:57

Thanks for the praise, Kyle! We really appreciate it. :)

But we also want our subscribers to get the cards they deserve! If you're missing any promos, please feel free to write to us at and we'll do everything we can to get you your missing cards.

Thanks again!
Cat @ VIZ

Submitted by Lucario18100 on Wed, 01/23/2013 - 18:41

so how do i get the card of it anyway?

Submitted by CatVIZ on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 10:15

Hi Lucario,

If you're interested in receiving Gimmick Puppet of Leo, just subscribe to Weekly Shonen Jump today! You'll receive Gimmick Puppet of Leo as well as three other promo cards with a year's subscription to WSJ.

Click the "Sign-UP!" link on the top left of our main page to purchase your subscription:

Write to us at if you have any other questions!

Cat @ VIZ

Submitted by NickMcC on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 12:02

hi Cat ,im just wondering y i haven't got my 88 yet. many people say they have got theirs about a month or so ago and Ive seen openings on YouTube and deals on eBay. i live in Canada and i don't know if that changes anything but im still waiting impatiently for someone to reply to one of my comments

Submitted by andy1019 on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 14:53

my bros yu gi oh deck was destroyed i feel bad for him he also ows me 10 bucks it was my deck

Submitted by ljrice on Sat, 02/02/2013 - 18:00

i need to know when the deadline to renew is so i can be elegeble to get this card

Submitted by calumf on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 05:58

when will I get him?

Submitted by curran on Sat, 03/09/2013 - 09:43

when is it coming

Submitted by Bystander on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 09:42

First I renewed my subscription in January and I am wondering if I qualify for this card.

Second I know you don't want to to give us info until the shipping has been confirmed, but this leaving us in the dark isn't a good thing either. This card was confirmed in January and we are close to half through March now, and still no card. Plus we are coming up the next quarter of the year which means the next card should be announced to. To me this is taking too much time to receive any word on the first promo card of the year shipping.

Final question, the yearbook is something we can expect every year now and in it the final promo card correct?

Submitted by whiteice on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 21:04

Whatsup. I think this card is very cool. The problem i have is that with a quick synchro deck is that it would be to easy to get and keep out.To me it wouldn't be fun if the match just ended like that. I like to see the skills and strategy each pearson has before you just destroy them. Whats the point of a game if its not fun?

Submitted by bbsenshi on Tue, 03/12/2013 - 21:20

My subscription doesn't end until April. Will I receive this card? Do I need to re-subscribe?

Submitted by ljrice on Sun, 03/17/2013 - 15:34

no thats wat cat told me

Submitted by print194 on Sun, 03/17/2013 - 00:11

so when you mean it'll be shipped to our home, are you going to have it shipped as a package or just in an envelope that could fit in a mailbox? Also on that note, will it be put in our mailbox or delivered to our front door?

Submitted by ichigo3698 on Sun, 03/17/2013 - 08:01

so if i'm a member i cam get one from shipping?

Submitted by elwoodmarty12 on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 21:02

when do we vote the next card. i hope its number 15

Submitted by Fatman1355 on Mon, 03/25/2013 - 18:42

So when is the card being mailed out

Submitted by Matthew141Kester on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 21:27

If I sign up for 12 month mebership today is that the same as a subscription and if so could i still get Number 88:Gimmick Puppet of Leo? Please say yes.

Submitted by HolyPaladin on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 21:07

Wicked Avatar to negate s/t cards for 2 turns
Leo needs to live 2 turns

Submitted by OverlordKira on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 18:25

I have a subscription until july of this year. when should i expect this card to be shipped?

Submitted by DarkVant on Sat, 04/27/2013 - 11:30

My subscription ends between now and next Monday and I still have yet to receive my card.

Submitted by AnimeBros777 on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:00


Submitted by EdRadley on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 15:41

Has anyone received this card yet?

Submitted by Bheidel on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 17:29

My subscription ends in August and I STILL haven't received my card. Please send it ASAP