Alliance and Diamond To Distribute
July 3, 2001
Fantasy Flight Games plans to announce the acquisition of the Lord of the Rings board game license (formerly held by Wizards of the Coast), with distribution to be handled exclusively by Alliance Game Distributors and Diamond Comic Distributors.
Books that Feature Top Properties
June 4, 2001
The large number of movie/TV books available this season should provide opportunities for a wide range of pop culture stores.
BK Bags Ring Promos
May 30, 2001
New Line Cinema, the studio behind the LOTR trilogy has inked a major deal with Burger King for a promotional campaign that will 'expand beyond the traditional theatrical window of the movie.'
Game Elements, Trailers, and More
May 1, 2001
Paramount, which is mounting a major advertising and promotional push for the Tomb Raider movie has pulled out all the stops in creating a new website for the summer blockbuster which opens this June 15th. The new site includes IPIX technology which allows visitors to explore 360-degree panoramas of fifty of the film's sets and locations.
Decipher/WotC Rivalry Expands
March 27, 2001
Decipher Inc., the Virginia-based CCG powerhouse, announced that it has hired the former staff of Last Unicorn Games.
Also Has CCG License
March 28, 2001
Decipher Inc. announced this week at GAMA that they have acquired the license to create roleplaying games based on the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Toy Biz Sales Down Sharply
February 27, 2001
Marvel's dismal fourth quarter performance capped off a very bad year, which saw the company's net sales decline from $319 million to $231 million.
Games Workshop Grants Exclusive on Major License
February 25, 2001
Alliance Game Distributors and Diamond Comic Distributors have announced that they will jointly have the exclusive right to distribute Game Workshop's new table-top war game based on the film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Ri ngs trilogy.
Studios Change Release Dates
February 17, 2001
Two films of special interest to specialty store retailers have had their release dates changed.
First Day Overview
March 5, 2001
The year 2000 was hardly a banner year in the American toy industry; the two giants that dominate the American toy market, Mattel and Hasbro, each suffered setbacks.