This card clearly is one of Joey's favourite cards. With it handy effect, it's not a big surprise that its TIN BOX has been the hardest one to find when released in stock after 2-3 days.
When this card is Tributed Summoned by sacrificing three monsters, destroy all monster on your opponent's side of the field.
Strategies and game play:
Well, for an 8-starred monster that has 2800 ATK Points, it is worth 2 monsters for a Normal Tribute. A non-special-sac.- Gilford can kill Dark MAgician, non-boosted Perfect Machine King, Red-eyes Darkness Dr. , and suicide with a bunch of destructive monsters like Dark Magican of Chaos, Armed dragon level 7..In addition, that's the effect that ROCKS. You have only two sucky monster in Defense Mode., You opponent has just activated Dimension Fusion and get 5 powerful Chaos Monster, OOps. Your oppenent will say "It *beep*" when you're lucky enough to play Call of the haunted or Premature Burial or Autonomous Action Unit to get one more monster or things like that to sac. for Gilford, that's a straight 2800 Direct Damage (in condition that no obnoxious Traps or Quick Play Spells waiting for you-somestime can be singnaled by you opponent by a evil chuckle.). Assumed you have some Mage Power and 4 handy Set Spells or Traps, in two turns it could be game.
Combos with other cards:
Like I said, getting 3 monsters on the field could be hard. However, A skilful Duelist will know how. Gilford is a Light Monster, which will recieve losts of help from Kaiser SeaHorse since it'd count as two monster. Cyber Jar can also help you get this beatstick out much faster than normal(at least you can have him on your hand if you don't have enough monster.) Another way to summon him is to use those Lovely Spells and/or Traps that give you monster(like Stray Lamps or Embodiment of Apophis). My favorite one is the SHallow Grave, activate two, give your opponent two monsters, and before he can laugh at you, Kill them all by Gilford effect. Nimble Monoga are pretty good, give you some free LPs and Defense, then lie there to wait for this guy. One more thing you need to remember, always give him some support: giant Trunade, Royal Degree, Pole Position, Skill Drain(after you summon this guy) etc. will always be the most reasonable choices.
Ways to counteract it:
There are ways to kill GIlford: Hammer Shot, Fissure, Sakuretsu Armor or even a Luster Dragon+ Winstorm of etaqua. It's also real fun when you EXchange your WAtApon for your opponent's Gilford. (almost impossible though)
Cool Atack. Cool effect. Quite supported by combo. It's a cartoon charecter's favorite card too.
too low Defense. That's what so sad for Gilford. change him to Defense and take him out easily.
In English, only in the Collective Tin Box 2005
Artwork and aesthetics:
Very instersting, its image is so shining. I love it!
For a good warrior Deck based around him : 8.5/10
For a Chaos Deck: 7.5/10
For a normal Deck with no distinct strategy: 7/10