Crazy Clowns Token Cards

Index | First Series | Second Series | Third Series | Fourth Series | Fifth Series | Sixth Series | Seventh Series | Eighth Series | Ninth Series | Tenth Series | Eleventh Series | Twelfth Series | Thirteenth Series | Glossies | Imitations | Jose Magic | Other | Promotional | Promotional Tenth Series | Promotional Thirteenth Series


Crazy Clowns used to be a Japanese website dedicated to different kinds of gaming. In winter of 1997, Arai Jin, webmaster of Crazy Clowns, decided to create token cards for Magic: The Gathering. The cards were printed by the Kansai Art Printing corporation and were sold primarily on Comic Market 66.

The first three series had a white backside, square corners, and thin cardstock. They featured artwork exclusively of Jun Minagishi, elder sister of Arai Jin. The cards were sold in packs. Packs of the first series contained 3x4 cards with a print run of 200 packs, packs of the second and third series contained 2x8 and 4x4 cards respectively with a print run of 400 packs.

The fourth and fifth series introduced foil and double-sided tokens, a colored backside depicting a star, new artists, and thicker cardstock. The fourth series is unique in that it was split up in two different packs, one containing 4x3 white-bordered cards with a red leaflet and 4x3 black-bordered cards with a green leaflet. Packs from the fifth series contained 4x3 double-sided cards and a blue leaflet. Additionally, in every tenth booster of the fourth and fifth edition packs, a special card was inserted. For the red and green pack, this was one of two double-sided tokens, for the blue pack, this was one of two foil token cards. Both series had a print run of 400 packs each, but there is evidence that the special cards were printed more often and leaked to the market in other ways.

The sixth series was the first to feature round corners. Packs contained 4x4 cards with a print run of 200 packs. Some token cards from this series have their glossy layer accidentally printed on their backside. While the cards were designed earlier, the sixth series was released together with the seventh series token cards.

The seventh and eighth series introduced a new backside reading Collector's Edition and are unique in that they were not sold in packs, but as single cards. The total print run is unknown, but several runs seem to have been made. As a result, seventh series token cards differ in color, there are light and dark versions, and some have their glossy layer accidentally printed on their backside.

The Collector's Edition series represented the pinnacle of the Crazy Clowns token production both in numbers and popularity. It abruptly ended on the 1st of April 2001 when Arai Jin was accused of copyright infringement and the production of token cards was shut down.

After two years of inactivity, Arai Jin revised his token cards layout and appeared with a new set of token cards at the Pro Tour Yokohama in 2003. This ninth series was distributed in packs of 1x4 cards with a print run of 100 packs and was given out there as a gift for the attending judges or traded, but not sold. One of the cards was meant to be a table marker to remind all players of the turn order in draft tournaments.

Another series was released in May 2004, covering to a large degree tokens from the Mirrodin cycle. The overall quality of these tokens was inferior to earlier series with thin cardstock, a white backside, and a lack of lamination. The series was distributed in packs of 1x10 cards with a print run of 100 packs. One card in each pack was signed and had been assigned a number between 1 and 100. The first ten signed cards additionally featured an artist sketch on their backside. The series was supposed to be sold by a friend of Arai Jin at Pro Tour San Diego, but Jim Bruso, former executive buyer of Troll & Toad, managed to buy the whole print run and resold the cards exclusively to members of this website.

For the eleventh and twelfth series, Arai Jin joined forces with G-Kun and a troup of new artists and switched to a new website. The overall appearance of the token cards was changed again and now emphasized a professional layout to be on par with products from other companies. The eleventh series was sold in packs containing 1x12 cards with a print run of 400 packs. In 120 packs, one token card was signed by the appropriate artist. In addition, 12 packs included an extra artist sketch card. The eleventh series was again bought and resold by Jim Bruso to the members of this website. The twelfth series was sold in packs containing 2x5 cards with a print run of 400 packs.

Thirteenth Series consists of 5 tokens and were available at Worlds 2005 in Yokohama, Japan. 2 were illustrated by Jun Minahishi, while the 3 others by different Japanese artists. The Thirteenth series was again bought and resold by Jim Bruso to the members of this website.

Some time in 2001, a series of four token cards were commissioned by a former Magic store called Jose Magic with a print run of 100 sets. Further details are unknown yet.

Two special token cards, a foil Minion Token and a foil Squirrel Token, were produced in very small quantities and were handed to friends of Arai Jin as a gift.

A Wurm Token, looking similar to Crazy Clowns token cards, appeared in 2003. Its real origin is currently unknown, but there is evidence that it has been produced in Italy.


Green Crazy Clowns booster sheet front and back


Red Crazy Clowns booster sheet front and back


Blue Crazy Clowns booster sheet front and back


11th Series Crazy Clowns booster sheet front and back


Crazy Clowns advertisement card


Preliminary Sketches for Angel Token by Jun Minagishi


Kaldra, Memnarch, Silver Myr illustrations from Jun Minagishi at Bankahai MTG convention in Tokyo, Japan.

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INTERNAL LINKS
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First Series - Crazy Clowns Token Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Essence TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product1997-12YES 
002 Goblin TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product1997-12YES 
003 Pegasus TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product1997-12YES 
004 Zombie TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product1997-12YES 
 


Second Series - Crazy Clowns Token Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Essence TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product1998-08YES 
002 Goblin TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product1998-08YES 
003 Pegasus TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product1998-08YES 
004 Poison Snake TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product1998-08YES 
005 Reflection TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product1998-08YES 
006 Sliver TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product1998-08YES 
007 Wasp/Hornet TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product1998-08YES 
008 Zombie TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product1998-08YES 
 


Third Series - Crazy Clowns Token Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Minion TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product1998-12YES 
002 Saproling TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product1998-12YES 
003 Sliver TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product1998-12YES 
004 Thopter TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product1998-12YES 
 


Fourth Series - Crazy Clowns Token Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Knight/Soldier TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns green booster1999-08-08YES 
002 Serf TokenHidenori HondaCrazy Clowns green booster1999-08-08YES 
003 Squirrel TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns green booster1999-08-08YES 
004 Goblin TokenRisono-RomaCrazy Clowns red booster1999-08-08YES 
005 Pegasus TokenKeito MatsushitaCrazy Clowns red booster1999-08-08YES 
006 Zombie TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns red booster1999-08-08YES 
007 Five Goblins TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns green booster
Crazy Clowns red booster
1999-08-08
1999-08-08
YES 
008 Five Zombies TokenJun Minagishi/Keito MatsushitaCrazy Clowns green booster
Crazy Clowns red booster
1999-08-08
1999-08-08
YES 
 


Fifth Series - Crazy Clowns Token Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Ape Token/Butterfly TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns blue booster1999-12-24YES 
002 Cat Token/Insect TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns blue booster1999-12-24YES 
003 Snake Token/Spirit TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns blue booster1999-12-24YES 
004FoilGoblin TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns blue booster1999-12-24YES 
005FoilZombie TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns blue booster1999-12-24YES 
 


Sixth Series - Crazy Clowns Token Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Angel TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2000-08-11YES 
002 Copycard TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2000-08-11YES 
003 Saproling TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2000-08-11YES 
004 Squirrel TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2000-08-11YES 
 


Seventh Series - Crazy Clowns Token Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Ape TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2008-08-11YES 
002 Butterfly TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2008-08-11YES 
003 Cat TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2008-08-11YES 
004 Cobra TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2008-08-11YES 
005 Goblin TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2008-08-11YES 
006 Insect TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2008-08-11YES 
007 Minion TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2008-08-11YES 
008 Pegasus TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2008-08-11YES 
009 Reflection TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2008-08-11YES 
010 Saproling TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2008-08-11YES 
011 Serf TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2008-08-11YES 
012 Sliver TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2008-08-11YES 
013 Soldier TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2008-08-11YES 
014 Spirit TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2008-08-11YES 
015 Squirrel TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2008-08-11YES 
016 Thopter TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2008-08-11YES 
017 Wasp TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2008-08-11YES 
018 Zombie TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2008-08-11YES 
 


Eighth Series - Crazy Clowns Token Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Angel TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2000-12-29YES 
002 Bird TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2000-12-29YES 
003 Copycard TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2000-12-29YES 
004 Elephant TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2000-12-29YES 
005 Saproling TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2000-12-29YES 
006 農奴トークン
Serf Token
Jun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2000-12-29YES 
007 Squirrel TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2000-12-29YES 
 


Ninth Series - Crazy Clowns Token Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Dragon Token/Squirrel TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns judge reward at Pro Tour Yokohama2003-05-08YES 
002 Goblin Token/Zombie TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns judge reward at Pro Tour Yokohama2003-05-08YES 
003 Sliver Token/Squirrel TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns judge reward at Pro Tour Yokohama2003-05-08YES 
004 Draft Turn Order Table MarkerJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns judge reward at Pro Tour Yokohama2003-05-08YES 
 


Tenth Series - Crazy Clowns Token Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Angel TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2004-05YES 
002 Beast TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2004-05YES 
003 Demon TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2004-05YES 
004 Elemental TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2004-05YES 
005 Goblin TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2004-05YES 
006 Insect TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2004-05YES 
007 Myr TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2004-05YES 
008 Pentavite TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2004-05YES 
009 Soldier TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2004-05YES 
010 Zombie TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2004-05YES 
 


Eleventh Series - Crazy Clowns Token Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Beast TokenKaosyo-RochishinCrazy Clowns product2004-08-13YES 
002 Demon TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2004-08-13YES 
003 Dragon TokenKaosyo-RochishinCrazy Clowns product2004-08-13YES 
004 Goblin TokenKaosyo-RochishinCrazy Clowns product2004-08-13YES 
005 K(aldra) TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2004-08-13YES 
006 M(yr) Token Variant 1Kumonryu-ShishinCrazy Clowns product2004-08-13YES 
007 M(yr) Token Variant 2Jun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2004-08-13YES 
008 P(entavite) TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2004-08-13YES 
009 Soldier TokenGyojya-BusyoCrazy Clowns product2004-08-13YES 
010 Squirrel Token Variant 1Kaosyo-RochishinCrazy Clowns product2004-08-13YES 
011 Squirrel Token Variant 2Kumonryu-ShishinCrazy Clowns product2004-08-13YES 
012 Zombie TokenKaosyo-RochishinCrazy Clowns product2004-08-13YES 
 


Twelfth Series - Crazy Clowns Token Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Dragon Spirit TokenKaosyo-RochishinCrazy Clowns product2004-12YES 
002 Elemental TokenAira NamegawaCrazy Clowns product2004-12YES 
003 Rat TokenKumonryu-ShishinCrazy Clowns product2004-12YES 
004 Snake TokenGyojya-BusyoCrazy Clowns product2004-12YES 
005 Spirit TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product2004-12YES 
 


Thirteenth Series - Crazy Clowns Token Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Centaur TokenJiro YamaokaCrazy Clowns product at Worlds 2005 Yokohama2005-11-30YES 
002 Faerie TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product at Worlds 2005 Yokohama2005-11-30YES 
003 Illusion TokenKaosyo-RochishinCrazy Clowns product at Worlds 2005 Yokohama2005-11-30YES 
004 Saproling Token Variant 1Aira NamegawaCrazy Clowns product at Worlds 2005 Yokohama2005-11-30YES 
005 Saproling Token Variant 2Jun MinagishiCrazy Clowns product at Worlds 2005 Yokohama2005-11-30YES 
 


Glossies - Crazy Clowns Token Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Essence TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns productDate unknownYES 
002 Minion TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns productDate unknownYES 
003 Pegasus TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns productDate unknownYES 
004 Saproling TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns productDate unknownYES 
005 Sliver TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns productDate unknownYES 
006 Squirrel TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns productDate unknownYES 
007 Zombie TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns productDate unknownYES 
 


Imitations - Crazy Clowns Token Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Wurm TokenSource unknownDate unknownYES 
 


Jose Magic - Crazy Clowns Token Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Elephant TokenJun MinagishiJose Magic product2001-?YES 
002 Goblin TokenJun MinagishiJose Magic product2001-?YES 
003 Squirrel TokenJun MinagishiJose Magic product2001-?YES 
004 Zombie TokenJun MinagishiJose Magic product2001-?YES 
 


Other - Crazy Clowns Token Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 ChronozoaJun MinagishiSource unknown2007-?YES 
002FoilChronozoaJun MinagishiSource unknown2007-?YES 
003 TarmogoyfJun MinagishiSource unknownDate unknownYES 
 


Promotional - Crazy Clowns Token Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001FoilMinion TokenJun MinagishiGift cards2001-02YES 
002FoilSquirrel TokenJun MinagishiGift cards2001-02YES 
 


Promotional Tenth Series - Crazy Clowns Token Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Beast Token Variant 1Jun MinagishiCrazy Clowns Promotional2004YES 
002 Beast Token Variant 2Jun MinagishiCrazy Clowns Promotional2004YES 
003 Dragon TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns Promotional2004YES 
004 Elephant TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns Promotional2004YES 
005 Myr TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns Promotional from Bankahai Convention in Tokyo2004YES 
 


Promotional Thirteenth Series - Crazy Clowns Token Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001FoilCentaur TokenJiro YamaokaCrazy Clowns Promotional Foil2005YES 
002FoilFaerie TokenJun MinagishiCrazy Clowns Promotional Foil2005YES 
003FoilIllusion TokenKaosyo-RochishinCrazy Clowns Promotional Foil2005YES 
004FoilSaproling Token Variant 1Aira NamegawaCrazy Clowns Promotional Foil2005YES 
005FoilSaproling Token Variant 2Jun MinagishiCrazy Clowns Promotional Foil2005YES