The Cybernetic Horizon Sneak Peek weekend's upon us, and lastminute prep dominated the TCGplayer Marketplace this week.

Key singles from Starter Deck: Codebreaker continued to sell inbig numbers after Linkuriboh's Number 1 finish over the weekend, but asMonday faded into Tuesday and beyond, players began stocking up onimportant cards for themes central to the new booster. Rituals, SkyStrikers, and of course Cyber Dragons were front and center in sales trendsover the last four days, combining with the top Codebreaker picksto take seven slots in our Top 10 countdown.

What remained was a fan-favorite holdout fromBattles of Legend: Relentless Revenge and a couple of competitivestaples, as players look toward the August 11th return ofRegional Qualifiers.Meanwhile the ARGCS in Boston this weekendwill give more results for players to pore over in the coming days – thoseresults could influence sales next week, as the first major tournament inthe wake of the WCQ's.

So what were the biggest cards in the TCGplayer Marketplace in this, therun-up to Cybernetic Horizon? Let's dive into the countdown.

#10: Pre-Preparation of Rites

Pre-Prep used to be a week-to-week staple of our Market Watch Top 10's, andbecame one of the bestselling cards of the year in 2016. For months, itseemed like nothing would knock it out of the Top 10 despite there beingzero competitive use for it. Pre-Prep flirted with the bestseller list afew times in the past year, but now with Ritual Monsters about to becomebetter than ever, it might finally have a competitive use. That spikeddemand this week, kicking it into the Number 10 spot.

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#9: Cyberse White Hat

Missing from the Top 10 last week, Cyberse White Hat's a new addition fromStarter Deck: Codebreaker whose time simply came around. As areasonably goodlooking card that may become relevant with the launch ofnext month's Structure Deck Powercode Link, it was almostsurprising it didn't make the cut over the weekend.

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#8: Sky Striker Mecha - Hornet Drones

Back in the Top 10 once again, Sky Striker Mecha - Hornet Drones benefitsfrom the CYHO release of Sky Striker Ace – Hayate, which is likely toappear in both pure Sky Striker builds and Sky Striker Trickstars. With thenew F&L List at least 11 days out and potentially several weeks away,the Sky Striker engine's never looked stronger. Combined with theaccessible price point on Hornet Drones and a growing appreciation for itsuse in decks that don't even demand Sky Striker Mobilize - Engage! thedemand's totally understandable.

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#7: Cyber Emergency

One of the most popular cards from Relentless Revenge, CyberEmergency's a slightly better Reinforcement of the Army for Cyber Dragons,released just scant weeks before a high profile wave of Cyber Dragonsupport. It was $4.50 last week, and it's quietly creeping toward the $5mark. That trend may continue through the weekend.

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#6: Uni-Zombie

The one remaining foil upgrade from Relentless Revenge that'sstill selling like hotcakes, Uni-Zombie's Ultra Rare reprint continues tobe a massive seller every week. If it becomes viable again with the nextF&L List, we can expect a lot of speculators and lucky Uni-Zombie fansto hit a solid payoff.

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#5: Called by the Grave

Down from Number 3 over the weekend, Called by the Grave is stillpositioned to be a huge part of competition regardless of what might happenin the coming weeks; there's nothing in Cybernetic Horizon thatseems set to shake the popularity of hand traps, and KDE's never done muchto curb them on previous F&L Lists save the hits to Maxx "C". Called bythe Grave is affordable, powerful, and effectively a must-own after hittingstaple status in the WCQ season.

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#4: Solemn Strike

Solemn Strike's a hugely competitive card that isn't seeing much play rightnow, but it's a reliable feature in trap-driven decks. The moment moredecks start playing trap cards it's bound to make a return to tournaments,and it's been a hot pick in its newly reprinted form.

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#3: Decode Talker

Decode Talker's reprint in the latest Starter Deck gained some steam overthe week too. While the Codebreaker common's the fourth printingof Decode Talker in just under a year, two of those printings were insomewhat obscure products: it was a chase Ultimate Rare inOTS Tournament Pack 6, and Star Pack: VRAINS didn't hitstore shelves in a lot of outlets. There are newer players who still neededtheir copies, and Codebreaker gave them the opportunity.

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#2: Linkuriboh


Speaking of players needing a reprint fromStarter Deck: Codebreaker, Linkuriboh was Number 1 over theweekend and was only narrowly beaten out by the new king of themarketplace. Linkuriboh's a must-own for any tournament player and a staplefor virtually any Pendulum deck, and the appeal of theCodebreaker reprint is two-fold: first, it's four bucks as opposedto the 25 dollar price tag of the Ultra Rare promo version; and second,it's available worldwide, instead of just North America.

Those two factors added up to another gangbuster sales period forLinkuriboh, as players scrambled to get their copies instead of picking upentire Codebreaker starters. What beat it?

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#1: Cyber Dragon

One of the most iconic cards in the game, Cyber Dragon was reprinted inboth Battles of Legend: Light's Revenge andStarter Deck: Codebreaker, just in time for its starring role inCybernetic Horizon. Now reprinted a total of 27 times in at least8 different rarities, demand for Cyber Dragon was still through the roofthis week, as an entire generation of competitors snagged their playsets,right alongside vendors and speculators. With the sheer sales numbers beingso high, it seems almost assured that players will at least try to makeCyber Dragons work when Regionals return.

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Also big this week? Scapegoat nearly made the Top 10 at Number 11, comingoff another reprint. Pot of Desires came in at Number 12, TorrentialTribute hit Number 13, and Knightmare Phoenix clocked Number 14. That leftWidget Kid to bat cleanup at Number 15, down from its lofty Number 5 finishlast weekend.

Speculation was rampant through the TCGplayer Marketplace, as it often iswhen collectors and vendors look for deals in the competitive off-season.Dark Hole, Battle of the Elements, Link Spider, Monster Reborn, andBottomless Trap Hole were the top five speculated cards this week, sellingtons of copies to an extremely narrow base of buyers.

That's it for today, but enjoy your Sneak Peek weekend and we'll see you onMonday.

-Jason Grabher-Meyer