Hobby Japan Life Counters

Index | Odyssey | Torment | Judgment | Onslaught | Legions | Scourge | Angels | Legends | Knights | Dragons | Other


In 2002 Hobby Japan started to create their own series of life counters using the already well-known spinning wheel design. For each expert level set starting with Odyssey, two life counters were produced, featuring images of popular Magic cards taken from the respective sets. Additionally, creature-based theme sets of five life counters were released, again featuring popular artwork of the appropriate creature cards.

The Shichifukujin Dragon life counter is not part of any set. It was released as a limited edition independant product to honor the famous Shichifukujin Dragon which is part of the Japanese culture. This mythical beast also exists as a Magic card.

Hobby Japan cancelled their life counter production in 2003.

Errors, misprints and typos
Stone-Tongue Basilisk Odyssey: Illustration is of Stone-Tongue Basilisk not Dreamwinder as mentioned in the copyright line.
Archangel: Wrong Artist, Michael Sutfin instead of Donato Giancola in the copyright line.
Radiant, Archangel: Wrong Artist, Matthew D. Wilson. instead of Michael Sutfin in the copyright line.
Windborn Muse: This Life Counter is named Windborn Muse while in the copyright it says " Reya Dawnbringer" by Matt Wilson and that in fact the illustration is Blinding Light from Marc Fishman.

2 Life Counters have Alternate Art:
Archangel Life Counter By Donato Giancola
Gerrard Capashen Life Counter by Terese Nielsen




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Odyssey - Hobby Japan Life Counters
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Seton, Krosan Protector Life CounterGreg StaplesHobby Japan product2001-10-01YES 
002 Stone-Tongue Basilisk Life CounterWayne EnglandHobby Japan product2001-10-01YES 
 


Torment - Hobby Japan Life Counters
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Chainer, Dementia Master Life CounterMark ZugHobby Japan product2002-02-01YES 
002 Grotesque Hybrid Life CounterTerese NielsenHobby Japan product2002-02-01YES 
 


Judgment - Hobby Japan Life Counters
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Commander Eesha Life CounterRebecca GuayHobby Japan product2002-05-24YES 
002 Seedtime Life CounterRebecca GuayHobby Japan product2002-05-24YES 
 


Onslaught - Hobby Japan Life Counters
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Quicksilver Dragon Life CounterRon SpencerHobby Japan product2002-10-03YES 
002 Silent Specter Life CounterDaren BaderHobby Japan product2002-10-03YES 
 


Legions - Hobby Japan Life Counters
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Kilnmouth Dragon Life CounterCarl CritchlowHobby Japan product2003-02-01YES 
002 Krosan Cloudscraper Life CounterRon SpearsHobby Japan product2003-02-01YES 
 


Scourge - Hobby Japan Life Counters
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Eternal Dragon Life CounterJustin SweetHobby Japan product2003-05-24YES 
002 Goblin Warchief Life CounterTim HildebrandtHobby Japan product2003-05-24YES 
 


Angels - Hobby Japan Life Counters
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Archangel Life CounterDonato GiancolaHobby Japan product2002-04-04YES 
002 Radiant, Archangel Life CounterMichael SutfinHobby Japan product2002-04-04YES 
003 Reya Dawnbringer Life CounterMatthew D. WilsonHobby Japan product2002-04-04YES 
004 Serra Angel Life CounterRebecca GuayHobby Japan product2002-04-04YES 
005 Wayward Angel Life CounterMark TedinHobby Japan product2002-04-04YES 
 


Legends - Hobby Japan Life Counters
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Ascendant Evincar Life CounterMark ZugHobby Japan product2002-04-04YES 
002 Captain Sisay Life CounterRay LagoHobby Japan product2002-04-04YES 
003 Ertai, Wizard Adept Life CounterTerese NielsenHobby Japan product2002-04-04YES 
004 Gerrard Capashen Life CounterTerese NielsenHobby Japan product2002-04-04YES 
005 Squee, Goblin Nabob Life CounterDavid MonetteHobby Japan product2002-04-04YES 
 


Knights - Hobby Japan Life Counters
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Black Knight Life Counter Version 1Jeff A. MengesHobby Japan product2002-07-31YES 
002 Black Knight Life Counter Version 2Adrian SmithHobby Japan product2002-07-31YES 
003 Knight of Dawn Life CounterRon SpencerHobby Japan product2002-07-31YES 
004 Knight of Stromgald Life CounterMark PooleHobby Japan product2002-07-31YES 
005 Order of the White Shield Life CounterRuth ThompsonHobby Japan product2002-07-31YES 
 


Dragons - Hobby Japan Life Counters
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Catacomb Dragon Life CounterDavid O’ConnorHobby Japan product2002-11-25YES 
002 Covetous Dragon Life Counterrk postHobby Japan product2002-11-25YES 
003 Dragon Whelp Life counterAmy WeberHobby Japan product2002-11-25YES 
004 Lightning Dragon Life CounterRon SpencerHobby Japan product2002-11-25YES 
005 Two-Headed Dragon Life CounterSam WoodHobby Japan product2002-11-25YES 
 


Other - Hobby Japan Life Counters
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Shichifukujin Dragon Life CounterChristopher RushHobby Japan product2002-04-04YES 
002 Windborn Muse Life CounterMarc FishmanHobby Japan product2000-?YES