Our article on Yu-Gi-Oh (see 'Yu Gi Oh Is White Hot!') and the retailer response (see 'Eckman of Classic Cards and Comics on Yu Gi Oh') prompted this Canadian retailer to bemoan the lack of product in their channel.


Just a thought about Yu-Gi-Oh: 

Upper Deck should be able to make a hit with the cards, but it would help if we in the hobby industry could get some.  Our distributor has been cut to between 10 to 12 % of their orders.  But what really annoys me is that Costco, Wal-Mart, etc. will have tons.  In the Ottawa area we have heard of people paying up to $50.00 (Canadian) for starters and $16.00 to $20.00 for boosters.  But gee, about 15 years ago when sports cards were big I remember Upper Deck doing the same thing.