Upper Deck will ship its Shaman King TCG at the end of January. The company is giving Blockbuster Video exclusive rights to sell the game from January 28th to February 15th, after which all other channels will ship. Upper Deck had originally announced that it would ship the hobby first and specialty retail later (see 'Upper Deck Plans Aggressive CCG Schedule').
165 million cards from the CCG were sold in Japan, so this line has solid potential in North America. The Shaman King anime is on TV on the Fox Block, coming out in uncut DVDs, is featured in a series of manga from Viz in its Shonen Jump line, and is featured in Gameboy and Playstation games.