Hobby Shops Should Be Shipped First
June 26, 2002
Dion Garvey of Amazing Discoveries is yet another retailer who objects to the way Upper Deck is handling the distribution of Yu-Gi-Oh! in the hobby.
The Shortsightedness of Manufacturers
June 25, 2002
Yu-Gi-Oh is a hot topic with retailers because they can see that this CCG could be a top seller in the hobby if only enough product were available. Gail Burt of Metropolis Comics contrasts M:TG with Pokemon and has some advice for Upper Deck if they want to make Yu-Gi-Oh a perennial seller.
New Expansion Due Soon
June 22, 2002
Retailers are getting increasingly upset with the continued unavailability of Yu-Gi-Oh starters and boosters in the hobby market, which has made it difficult for retailers to adequately estimate demand.
Hobby Builds for the Future
June 20, 2002
Ron Palmisano, the owner of Galactic Goods Cards and Comics in Kenner, Louisiana, was prompted by the unavailability of Yu-Gi-Oh to send us this comment, comparing it to the early days of Pokemon.
Kids WB Dominates
June 14, 2002
Nielson ratings for Saturday, June 8 released by the WB network indicate that the Kids WB Saturday morning lineup, which includes Yu-Gi-Oh! , Pokemon , and Powerpuff Girls, dominated all the other networks and cable outlets.
'It's Bound To Succeed'
June 5, 2002
The Yu-Gi-Oh! Collectible Card Game made the 'Trend Alert' page of this week's Time Magazine (more than a year after ICv2 brought this property to your attention, see ' 4Kids Nabs Yu-Gi-Oh ') ...
We Talk to Two Medium-Size Retailers
May 21, 2002
This week we spoke to two retailers with medium size stores that also use events to build sales: Chris Petitto of New World Manga and Robert Nicaise of Dr. Bob's Game Shop.
FUNimation Will Handle Distribution
May 15, 2002
4Kids Entertainment, the company that's currently handling Yu-Gi-Oh, has established its own internal division to produce and market home videos based on 4Kids properties.
It Was Good, but Not on Derby Day!
May 13, 2002
Mark Welch of Comic Cubicle and Rick Newman of Pet Shop Comics & Collectibles share thoughts on how FCBD went for their stores.
April 28, 2002
Our top-of-the-home-page story on Yu Gi Oh yesterday brought in this response from Bill Eckman of Classic Cards & Comics in Castle Rock, Colorado who says it can't be hot in his store if he doesn't have any.