Debut Set for December 14, 2005
October 5, 2004
Peter Jackson, Oscar-winning director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, has begun principal photography on a new version of the cinema classic, King Kong .
Sports, Candy Decline
September 23, 2004
Topps released the results of its second fiscal quarter (ended August 28, 2004) on Thursday; WizKids and non-sports cards were the bright spots in an otherwise disappointing quarter.
No-one Stopped Them
September 1, 2004
David Bigas of Wyldstar in Oshawa, Ontario saw our article on the Canadian Comic Expo 2004 and liked the show, but is concerned about the proliferation of bootlegs there.
August 25, 2004
Decipher is planning a store tour to support both its upcoming WARS TCG and the Lord of the Rings TCG .
At Publisher Level
August 9, 2004
WizKids has sold out of its initial stock of Pirates of the Spanish Main , its first CSG (Constructible Strategy Game).
Plus Details dot Hack, Star Trek Plans
August 8, 2004
Sales on the Decipher LOTR TCG have held up better than some expected after the release of the last movie in 2003.
Plus Clone Wars, Bratz, & More Wacky Packs
July 27, 2004
The Topps Company has provided ICv2 with a rundown of some of its key releases over the next six months including LOTR , Bratz , Garbage Pail Kids , Wacky Packages , and Star Wars cards.
Biggest Wednesday Ever
July 1, 2004
Spider-Man 2 grossed $40.5 million in over 4,000 theaters on Wednesday, breaking the previous record for the biggest Wednesday ever set by Lord of the Rings: Return of the King ($34.5 million).
To Concetrate on 'Pirates of the Spanish Main'
June 22, 2004
WizKids LLC has announced the postponement of the Lord of the Rings Constructible Strategy Game , which was originally slated to ship to retailers in October.
Universal Confirms Dual Role for Andy Serkis
June 14, 2004
Universal Pictures has confirmed that Andy Serkis, who played the gimpy Gollum in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, will be the on-set reference for the movements of the giant King Kong.