Wizards of the Coast's major events this year may revolve around the tenth anniversary of Magic: The Gathering (see 'WotC Redesigns Magic: The Gathering') and the acquisition of a license for the ultra popular Neo-Pets (see 'WotC Announces Neo-Pets CCG'), but the WotC display at this year's New York Toy Fair also devoted a fair amount of space to the long-awaited Simpsons TCG. Originally scheduled for late 2002 (see 'WotC's Simpsons TCG Spells D'oh!'), the Simpsons TCG is now set for a fall 2003 release. Samples of the cards that were available at Toy Fair displayed the same sort of raunchy irreverence that has endeared the long-running animated series to several generations of college students. A modest exposure to the new game was more than enough to indicate that the game designers fully understood all the key nuances of the property. This is a game that will appeal to the legions of Simpsons fans, who with the aid of near constant TV reruns have a near encyclopedic knowledge of all things Simpsons. WotC is wisely targeting the high school/college segment of the Simpsons spectrum, rather than younger fans -- a strategy that should help the Simpsons TCG in most pop culture stores.
Avalon Hill Under WOTC Umbrella
Posted by ICv2 on February 19, 2003 @ 11:00 pm CT
'Madame Web' Tanks; 'Fantastic Four' Cast; 'X-Men '97,' 'Godzilla x Kong,' and 'Knuckles' Trailers; Luc Besson on New 'Dracula'; 'MOTU' Eyes Director
February 19, 2024
Fresh Hollywood news has hit the wire, and it's time for another round-up!
Sequel to 'Kingdom Rush: Rift in Time'
February 21, 2024
Lucky Duck Games will release Kingdom Rush: Elemental Uprising, a new standalone board game, into retail.