Bravo Upper Deck! Thumbs down to the Poke-parents!
July 1, 2002
Chris Pollichemi of Altered States Game and Hobby in Syracuse, New York has a different slant on the Yu-Gi-Oh shortage in hobby stores. He feels Upper Deck is making the right moves, but doesn't think much of the game, or some of its purchasers.
Get It While It Lasts
June 30, 2002
Gail Burt of Metropolis Comics in Downey, California chimed in to offer Fred Swayne of Infinity Entertainment some advice on making money on the Yu-Gi-Oh craze.
???I Hope this Fails for Them???
June 30, 2002
We recently covered the introduction of the online version of Magic: The Gathering . Jerry Ringi feels it's an attack on his livelihood.
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.