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Canceled Cardzillion Cards

Over the course of nearly three years, seventeen series of trading cards were available in Cardzillion Card Vending Machines. However, there were (at least) four additional card series that were believed to have been planned, yet never saw a release.

Dragon Ball

Listed as “coming soon” in the 1995 promotional sweepstakes as well as the 1996 Cardzillion dealer sell sheet (PDF), it is unclear why this series was canceled before being released.

Speculation: contributing factors may have included the cancellation of the original Funimation dub after thirteen episodes as well as switching focus to promote the dub of Dragon Ball Z.

WMAC Masters

While no card series was seemingly officially announced or advertised, three “action playsets” from the toy line were selected to include exclusive promo cards inside the package in the Fall of 1996.

Dragon Ball Z

With a seemingly production-ready card shown in magazine advertisements in November 1996, isted as a new series for 1997 in a Toy Fair press release, and listed as a “future series” on the Cardzillion page of the Bandai America website as late as June 1997, it is unclear why this series was canceled before being released.

Speculation: contributing factors may have included the overall ending of the Cardzillion product line.

Power Rangers Turbo

Listed as a new series for 1997 in a Toy Fair press release and as a “future series” on the Cardzillion page of the Bandai America website as late as June 1997, it is unclear why this series was canceled before being released.

Speculation: contributing factors may have included the release of the Power Rangers Turbo blister-packs as well as the overall ending of the Cardzillion product line.

BeetleBorgs Metallix

Listed as a new series for 1997 in a Toy Fair press release, it is unclear why this series was canceled before being released.

Speculation: contributing factors may have included the overall ending of the Cardzillion product line.