Wizards of the Coast has several Magic: The Gathering releases planned for its Ravnica block. Four of the ten Guilds of the Ravnica set will be introduced in Ravnica -- City of Guilds, the first set in the block, planned for October. Each corresponds to particular color combinations: House Demir to blue/black, House Boros to red/white, House Golgari to black/green, and House Sclesnya to white/green. Guildpact will be released on February 3, 2006, and Dissension will be released at a later date to be determined.
An early 2006 unnamed Hecatomb expansion is planned. Like Axis & Allies, the limited quantities of Hecatomb made available each day at Gen Con were sold in an hour each day.
Hecatomb sell-in to retailers was reported slow at first, but picked up when sample packages began hitting retailers; sell-in at this point is over expectations, according to Wizards of the Coast.
WotC is eschewing DuelMasters tins this year; the next release after Epic Dragons of Hyperchaos in October will be Fatal Brood of Infinite Ruin on January 13th.
WotC's recent Kids Next Door TCG launch is reportedly doing very well, primarily in mass merchants such as Toys 'R Us and Target, that serve the target demographic for the game, six- to ten-year-olds.
On the girl side of the street, WotC is not planning any additional expansions for its Star Sisterz Collectable Charm Game (see 'Star Sisterz Headed for Mass Merchants'), which will have continued availability only on Hasbro.com. Hasbro will focus its support for the Star Sisterz property on the book series, targeted at girls 8-12. Four titles have already been released, and six more are planned for 2006.