Product Availability: A very small number of Dragon Booster toys are available right here. Click here to view the selections.
A total of 16 different action figures were manufactured by Jakks Pacific, however only seven of these were offered for sale in North America. At this time, no other online sources for the toys are known. Please take a moment to help the effort to get the toys back in stores. Click here to read more.
Below is a set of 10" articulated dragon action figures with riders and gear. The first three of these were available through amazon.com from April until the end of June 2006. These were priced at $9.99. The second set of three (Wyldfyr, Cyrano and Wraith Beau) were only sold overseas and were seen by fans in Europe, South Africa and Hong Kong. Note the packaging in the photos for the second set is in Spanish as these were intended to be sold in Mexico. Whether they ever went on sale in Mexico is unknown. These particular samples were obtained from Hong Kong.
In addition to the above, there were four Super Speed Dragons. These were flywheel-based toys that race along the floor when you pull the rip cord. These four were priced at $7.99 from amazon.com and were sold from April 2006 through June of that year. The four Super Speed Dragons were also available at KB Toy Stores in the United States during the latter half of 2006.
The following are the official product shots of the six 10" action figures:
A set of four were previewed at the San Diego Comic Con back in July 2004. Below are photos of the figures shown at the convention.
There were also a set of six Racing Dragon toys. These were smaller figures attached to wheeled bases. These were never available in North America. They were seen by a fan at Toys R Us stores in South Africa. Also, a full set of six of the toys were obtained from a dealer in Hong Kong, and as you can see in the photos below, these were packaged to be sold in Mexico, hence the Spanish on the packaging.
Below are some close up photos of the figures. Thank you to IbanezJFS for providing the photos shown here and thanks to SheWulph for sending the toys.
Dragon Booster is now available on DVD in Canada, Australia and the US. The details of the DVDs vary somewhat from country to country, so read on.
The first four episodes of Dragon Booster are now available on DVD in the US. The release date for Volume 1 was February 7, 2006 and it's being released through FUNimation. The episodes on the DVD are in full screen aspect ratio. The cover art is shown to the right. There is also some bonus material on the disc:
FUNimation says that the release of more episodes will depend on the sales for Volume 1, so if you're a fan and want to see the whole series released, buy your copy of Volume 1 today! This DVD is only $10.27 with free shipping when ordered from Deep Discount DVD, so don't delay. It can also be ordered from amazon.com.
A Dragon Booster video game for the Nintendo DS hand held game system was released in North America on 12/22/05. The game, created by Konami, is a racing-based design where players select gear and race dragons from the show on various tracks.
It is rumored that the game may make it's way to the Playstaion 2 as well, but this is unconfirmed.
14 screen shots from the actual game are available for viewing by clicking the image to the right.
A Dragon Booster trading card developed by Score Entertainment is now available in stores. The card game emulates Dragon street racing where one chooses a dragon to race, adds gear, and makes various types of moves during the course of the game including battle with another player. There are two ways to win the game: either to cross the finish line first with 30 points, or to exhaust all rival's decks such that you're the only player left with cards. Given the variety of cards and combinations in which they can be used, numerous strategies are possible. As with other trading card games, card packs contain a randomized selection of cards with some cards being common and others being rare. Part of the challenge is to construct a strong card deck to suit a particular strategy out of the cards one randomly acquires by purchasing card packs.
If you would like to learn how to play the game, click here to download the rule book (PDF format). Like all games made by Score, the rules and turn sequence are simple and easy to learn. The depth and fun of the game comes in choosing the right combination of cards to place in your deck to achieve a winning strategy. And many different strategies are possible depending on which dragon and gear you choose to use.
When you're ready to get deeper into the game, click here to download the Advanced Rulings Document (PDF). This explains the turn sequence in a greater level of detail which helps resolve any ambiguities that may come up. Also, download the Current Rulings Document which corrects a few card typos and provides clarification on certain card meanings.
Dragon Booster is played with two decks: a Race deck and a Dragon deck. All your clear crystal cards, namely dragon, crew and gear, go in the Dragon deck. All the event and maneuver cards go in the Race deck.
The Dragon deck must contain at least one dragon card and can have up to 10 cards in it. You can have no more than two copies of any given card in it. This deck is not shuffled.
The Race deck must have exactly 60 cards in it. You can have no more than four copies of any given card. This deck is shuffled prior to the start of the game and is kept face down on the table.
That's it! As with just about all the rules, things are kept really simple. The fun begins when you decide what to put in your deck. The card library below will help you become familiar with the cards.
Starter decks include a playmat to help you get organized as you start out playing. The play area is divided into three main sections: the mag pit where you keep your dragon card and magged gear, the track where you play maneuvers and the zone where you battle it out against your opponent with whatever maneuver cards you have in play.
If you'd like to know more about the rules or anything else about the game, visit the Dragon Booster TCG forum on the main Dragon Booster Fan Forum and ask.
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A line of novelizations of some of the episodes have been released in the US. The books are listed as being for all ages and are 96 pages long each. The retail price is $4.99 in the US. There is also a separate book called "The Ultimate Scrap Book" that is 32 pages. The books are presently available from the major online book sellers such as amazon.com.
At present, the first five books and the scrap book are out and available. According to author James Gelsey who wrote these adaptions, a total of ten novelizations were originally written covering the first ten episodes of the series, however the publisher has declined to release the last five (probably due to lower than expected sales of the first five). Indeed, amazon.com used to list three additional novelizations (The Stand, The Horn of Libris and Three Times a Hero), but these have since been removed from amazon.com's catalog. The cover art that would have been used for these additional three books is shown below.
Dragon Booster Books on sale! Amazon.com is running a "buy 4 for the price of 3" sale for a limited time. Click here to see books available.
Dragon Booster clothing has been announced. The clothing is being made by J.C. Kids Apparel and will include T-Shirts (sizes 2-6x) and possibly swimwear. A fan in Toronto Canada reports that the shirts are available at area Zellers stores as of July 30th for $7 each. Check their web site for a store locator. The clothing appeared on the official show web site in February 2006. Availability in other countries is unknown.
McDonald's offered Dragon Booster Happy Meal Toys from January 27th to February 23rd 2006 in the US. There were eight different toys available: Artha and Beau, Wulph and Hyve, Dragon Booster And Beau, Khatah and Shock-ra, Propheci and Reepyr, Moordryd and Decepshum, Parmon and Cyrano, Sparkk and Femo. These are some of the larger Happy Meal toys that have been offered, with each toy measuring roughly 4-5". These can still be purchased off ebay at the moment for people who missed the promotion.
McDonald's in Australia and New Zealand ran the Happy Meal promotion from June 30th and through July of 2006.
McDonald's in the UK ran a Dragon Booster Happy Meal promotion from mid-February until the end of March 2007. For this promotion, they made four new toys:
A Dragon Booster lanyard (shown right) was given away at the 2006 International Licensing Exposition. The expo took place at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from June 20-22. The lanyards were given away by Alliance Atlantis to help promote the show.
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