'Two Towers' Debuts in November
March 26, 2002
Games Workshop has provided some preliminary details concerning its second tabletop miniatures game based on the Lord of the Rings Trilogy .
Second Largest March Opening Ever
March 24, 2002
Blade II strolled into 2,707 theaters on Oscar weekend and promptly cut the competition down to size by earning over $33.1 million, the second largest March opening ever.
Stan Lee Producing, Milius Scripting
March 13, 2002
Today's Variety reports that Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed to star in two potential 'franchise' properties for Warner Brothers, one of which will find Arnold reprising his 1982 role as Conan the Barbarian .
New CCG and Boardgame Based on George R. R. Martin's Fantasy Novels
March 11, 2002
Fantasy Flight Games of Roseville, Minnesota announced the acquisition of board and collectible card game rights to George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fantasy series of novels.
The Industry Gathers in Las Vegas
March 10, 2002
The game industry gathers in Las Vegas next week, in a year that looks to have continuing change after a tumultuous, mostly successful 2001.
Check Out the Mix
February 26, 2002
January is a transition month in the pop culture products business, with the first week or two typically showing strong post-Christmas sales, followed by slowing traffic as the winter doldrums set in. But there was a lot of activity in pop culture stores this January, with especially strong releases in the comic category.
Bond, Muppets, Hogan's, More
February 20, 2002
At Toy Fair, Sideshow displayed its new Cave Troll figure...
Clowes & Zwigoff Honored
February 12, 2002
Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff have received a nomination from the Motion Picture Academy in the category of 'Best Screenplay Adapted From Another Medium.'
With Technology Leading the Way
February 10, 2002
Just twelve months after the major toy companies were talking about preferring 'play value' over 'property recognition,' licensing is back thanks to strong fourth quarter performances from Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings and the continuing sales of merchandise associated with perennial TV series like the Simpsons.
Action Figure Category Leads
February 9, 2002
Although the total for sales of traditional toys rose only 2% in 2001, the action figure category registered a solid increase of 36% according to figures released at Toy Fair by Toy Industry Association.