Lord of the Rings, Comics Strong Sellers
January 15, 2002
In the midst of a recession and in the wake of the economic turmoil created by the 9-11 attacks, the pop culture retailers surveyed by ICv2 reported strong sales in December. Let's take a look at some of the categories...
Back to Press for February
January 15, 2002
Decipher Games Inc. has announced that the Premiere Set Starter Decks for its Lord of the Rings collectible card game have sold out.
LOTR Expands Interest in Fantasy Genre
January 13, 2002
Wizards of the Coast has announced that combined sales on its three core rulebooks for Dungeons and Dragons 3rd Edition have exceeded 1 million copies since August 2000, and that sales are continuing to increase.
The Gold Knight Returns
January 9, 2002
With comics- and fantasy-based movies at a peak of popularity in Tinseltown, it is only fitting that comic artist extraordinaire Alex Ross ( Kingdom Come ) was chosen to create a poster for the Motion Picture Academy's annual self-congratulatory awards ceremony.
Wins Inital AFI Best Picture Award
January 6, 2002
Lord of Rings: Fellowship of the Ring finished number one at the U.S. domestic box office for the third week in a row, earning some $23 million and pushing its cumulative total past $200 million in just 19 days.
Decipher's Warren Holland Speaks Out
January 1, 2002
Wizards of the Coast has announced that it has acquired an exclusive, multi-year, worldwide license for trading card games based on the entire Star Wars saga.
CCGs, RPGs, and Miniature Games
December 31, 2001
Here are ICv2's Top Five Game Stories of 2001. These rankings are based on the business impact of these events on pop culture retailers. 1.Mage Knight establishes a new category...
Most Important to Retailers
December 25, 2001
ICv2 is pleased to present our top five Movie/TV Merchandise stories of 2001. These rankings are based on the business impact of these events on pop culture retailers. 1.Retro cartoons drive sales.
Holiday Releases Dominate Top 10 Cool
December 26, 2001
New products dominated the Top 10 Cool lists this month, as strong new releases timed for the holidays pushed aside older ones.
Total of Over $17 Million
December 19, 2001
Variety reported today that Fellowship of the Ring, the first installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, earned over $17 million in its opening day of release on Wednesday.