In Run-up to May Release
May 18, 2002
Although the Spider-Man movie did not debut until May 3, its influence was already apparent in the Top 10 Cool products in several categories in April.
Two Retailers Give You Tips
April 16, 2002
Non-sports trading cards can be a successful product category, so we sought out a couple of retailers that we were told do an especially good job of merchandising and promoting entertainment cards to find out their secrets.
Attendance Stable vs. 2001
March 22, 2002
The GAMA Trade Show, the gathering of the RPG, CCG, miniature game, and board game industries, recently wrapped up in Las Vegas, with a record number of exhibitors and stable attendance vs. 2001.
Plus Surprising Price Point Trends
March 18, 2002
Two #1 products repeated in February, a testament to the strength of some recent releases and the weaker competition scheduled for this normally weak month.
Retail Division Not Affected
March 14, 2002
A spokesperson for Wizards of the Coast has confirmed to ICv2 that the company has laid off 50 employees today at its headquarters in Renton, Washington.
Odyssey Sequence on MTG Sites
February 27, 2002
A flurry of posts to at least two Magic: the Gathering Websites has raised the question of whether the sequence of rare cards in boxes of Magic the Gathering: Odyssey Booster Packs is truly random.
Plus Lots of other CCG Products
February 16, 2002
A visit to the Wizards of the Coast section of the Hasbro Building at this year's New York Toy Fair leaves no doubt that WotC will be very busy in 2002.
Coming this Fall from Wizards of the Coast
February 7, 2002
Hasbro subsidiary Wizards of the Coast has announced that it plans to release 'limited quantities' of the first action figures based on Magic: The Gathering this fall.
Warhammer 40k Expansion Delayed
January 7, 2002
Sabertooth Games, the Seattle-based CCG publisher that has created a collectible card game based on Games Workshop's popular Warhammer 40,000 miniatures game, announced that 85% of the company has been acquired by Games Workshop.
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.