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.
#1 for 25 Weeks!
December 16, 2001
The year-end report for The Lycos 50, which totals the number of searches for particular topics through the Lycos search engine, finds Dragonball firmly ensconced in first place with more than twice as many searches as second place finisher Britney Spears.
Newsweek and Trades Agree
December 3, 2001
The early word from those who have seen The Fellowship of the Ring, the 3-hour first installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, is very positive.
Sans Middle Earth
November 27, 2001
Major assets of long-time RPG producer Iron Crown Enterprise (ICE, to its friends) have been purchased out of bankruptcy and the company is going to be revived.
November 20, 2001
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings -- A Strategy Battle Game , is a trade paperback published by Games Workshop U.K. and distributed to the book trade by Simon & Schuster.
In Live Action and Cartoon Features
November 19, 2001
Variety reported today that New Line Cinema, a division of AOL/ Time/Warner, is set to create both live action and animated feature length films based on the Cartoon Network's Samurai Jack series.