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.
Most Popular Items in Two Categories in October
November 18, 2001
The venerable Simpsons top two categories in our Top 10 Cool lists for October, compiled from reports submitted by retailers across the country.
Tortured Souls Top Toys
September 20, 2001
The biggest surprises at the top of the lists in August are the #1 toys product -- Clive Barker's Tortured Souls from Mcfarlane -- and the #1 anime -- the El Hazard OVA DVD box set.
First Expansion in Q4
July 29, 2001
Wizards of the Coast, the world's leading manufacturer of collectible card games, has announced plans for the release of its Harry Potter trading card game, which will debut in August.
July 24, 2001
The retailer sales numbers that ICv2 has collected for June continue to display the trends that we have seen over the past six months.
Inexpensive and Sexy Books
July 15, 2001
Tucked inside the massive monthly listings of products from comic distributors like Diamond and FM are the modest offerings of SQP, typically a group of trade paperbacks which retail for under ten dollars each.
Best-sellers in Pop Culture Stores
May 27, 2001
Trends that we have seen during the first quarter, such as the increasing dominance of the DVD format, the overall sales importance of high ticket items, and the continuing reign of CCGs are even more apparent in the April numbers.
Richard Garfield To Consult
May 3, 2001
In an open letter addressed to 'Friends of Magic' and posted on the Wizards of the Coast website, Richard Garfield, the creator of Magic: The Gathering , announced that he is stepping down to concentrate on personal interests.
Website to Continue
April 17, 2001
Pojo's Pokemon magazine will soon cease monthly publication. Although sources had earlier told ICv2 that the April issue would be the last, the May issue is currently on newsstands, and the June issue, which will be on the stands in early May, will be the last regular monthly issue.
Harry Potter, Star Wars, Sports and More
March 25, 2001
Wizards of the Coast announced an ambitious slate of products for 2001 at the Gama show held in Las Vegas this week.