Behind Big Growth in Games
April 21, 2003
Hasbro released its first quarter results on Monday, announcing earnings of $1.2 million, vs. a $246 million loss in the year ago quarter.
April 1, 2003
Hasbro released its annual report last Friday, revealing some details of its operations not previously disclosed in its announcement of year-end results. The break-out of its retail segment disclosed continued large losses of around $20 million in 2002.
'Renewed Dedication' to Core Retailers
March 23, 2003
Wizards of the Coast told retailers at the recently concluded GAMA Trade Show that it plans to implement a retailer co-op program later this year, in which WotC will subsidize advertising by hobby retailers.
Avalon Hill Under WOTC Umbrella
February 20, 2003
The Wizards of the Coast display at this year's New York Toy Fair also devoted a fair amount of space to the long-awaited Simpsons TCG .
But Underlying Trends Positive
February 16, 2003
Hasbro reported sales of $2.8 billion for 2002 and a loss of $171 million, compared to sales of $2.9 billion and a profit of $60 million in 2002.
For Eighth Edition
January 26, 2003
Wizards of the Coast has announced that it is updating the look of its signature Magic: The Gathering cards with the release of the Eighth Edition July 28th.
Fall Debut Planned
January 20, 2003
Wizards of the Coast is planning to release a D&D CMG this fall utilizing pre-painted plastic miniatures in starter sets and boosters.
Georgia Retailer Burglarized
January 8, 2003
Adventure Knight in Macon, Georgia, was burglarized last Saturday night with Magic: The Gathering the target of the thieves.
Top November Dollar Sales in Pop Culture Stores
December 25, 2002
A quintet of familiar properties took the top positions in our Top 10 Cool lists of the top dollar products in pop culture stores in November.
In Pop Culture Stores
November 26, 2002
At the kickoff of the 2002 holiday season, we talked to distributors that sell to pop culture stores in four major categories -- toys, games, anime, and comics/graphic novels.