Buying singles is always more cost-efficient than purchasing booster packs and hoping you get the cards you need. Opening packs is one of the more fun things you can do in Yugioh though, especially if you’re just looking for something cool rather than a specific card. One of the highest value ways of acquiring packs is via collector tins, as they offer high rarity cards complimented by booster packs for a great price.
Mega Tins in particular are awesome, as they contain packs full of high-rarity, powerful cards. I’ve ranked the 10 best tins you can get your hands on in Yugioh, hopefully it will inspire you to get some pack openings done!
10. Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls Tin 2013
One of 2 non-Mega Tins on the list, back in a time when tins were less lucrative. Upon opening this set, you’ll be greeted by a Secret Rare card ahead of 4 Super Rare cards. Underneath you’ll find 4 booster packs for a maximum of 9 foil cards. Unfortunately, all Dragon Ruler monsters are forbidden at the moment but it’s worth having a few of them to hand for the inevitable removal from the forbidden list!
Promo cards: Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls plus 4 Super Rare cards
9. Ninja Grandmaster Hanzo Tin
The Ninja archetype has never really been great but they’re sure as hell fun to play, doubly so if you can get your hands on the featured card of this tin. However, Ninja Grandmaster Hanzo is absolutely not the main reason to purchase this tin, as the promo cards are epic. Well, 2 of them are on the forbidden list at the moment but the second they’re removed, they’ll be staples in almost any deck.
8. Bujin Mega Tin 2014
Coming with a rarity exclusive to only 4 tins, the Platinum Secret Rare cards are pretty awesome and a necessity for any hoarders. You’ll also get 2 super rare promo cards and 3 Mega Packs containing a ton of useful cards. The actual Bujin related cards you receive are disappointing to say the least in gameplay terms, which signifantly reduces the standing this entry gets on this list.
7. Fire-Fist Mega Tin 2014
Exactly the same as the previous entry, only Fire Fists are slightly more powerful in the game than Bujins are. Some of the cards you get in the Mega Packs are crazy good, if you get lucky you can easily make your money back by selling the likes of Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack & Totem Bird.
6. Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon Mega Tin 2015
Everyone loves Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon and for good reason, it’s an epic monster. Continuing the exclusivity of the Platinum Secret rarity is the 2015 tin series, providing 2 Super Rares and more Mega Packs. Majesty’s Fiend & Elder Entity Norden are the 2 Super Rare promos you get and they’re both excellent cards.
5. Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon Mega Tin 2015
Making the top 5 of the list makes complete sense when you obtain the best Rank 4 XYZ monster in the game. The Mega Packs come with all sorts of goodies, giving you swathes of cards related to Deskbots, Burning Abyss, Infernoid and Raidraptors!
4. Yugi Mega Tin 2017
Of course the more recent tins will reach higher on the list, as they tend to contain more meta cards. Pot of Desires is considered a staple in the vast majority of decks. That’s just the tip of the icerberg though, each Mega Pack from a 2017 tin will yield 1 Secret Rare, 1 Ultra Rare, 1 Super Rare, 1 Rare and 12 commons. Such an insane payout is ludicrous, well worth the money overall!
3. Yugi Mega Tin 2016
Not only do you open this tin to find 3 Mega Packs, you also get a single Secret Rare, 2 Ultra Rares and 3 Super Rares. After working your way through them, you can finally open one of the 16-card Mega Packs. Yielding the same rate of foil cards as the previous entry, they’re a joy to open. Especially when you get some of the rare and valuable cards like Solemn Strike or Twin Twisters!
2. Kaiba Mega Tin 2017
Personally I don’t enjoy the Blue-Eyes White Dragon you get with this tin, a Secret Rare BEWD should have the original art instead of that monstrosity. I know plenty of people will disagree with me on that though, the other promo cards in the Kaiba tin more than make up for this. 2017 Mega Packs contain so many staples it’s unreal, as well as archetype cards to contribute towards a viable deck!
1. Kaiba Mega Tin 2016
Reaching number 1 on the list almost completely because of the acquisition of Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit, the Kaiba Mega Tin of 2016 is the best tin you can buy. Ghost Ogre is one of the many staples every player needs a play-set of. Obtaining an Obelisk, Blue-Eyes White Dragon and a Blue-Eyes Spirit Dragon is the icing on the cake. If you manage to acquire one or more of these tins, you’ll easily boost your collection seven-fold or even make some money if that’s what you’re after!