CCG in Q1
October 9, 2001
Yu-Gi-Oh the anime series (and collectible card game) that trumped Pokemon in Japan, had a very successful debut on Saturday, September 29 on the WB Network, winning its time period handily with a rating of 3.6 and an 18 share among boys 6-11.
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 U.S. Shojo Publisher
September 5, 2001
The key to the development of a market for Viz's shojo titles is the mostly shojo Animerica Extra anthology magazine which has more than doubled its circulation during the past year.
Consolidated into Games Division
August 29, 2001
Hasbro has announced that it will be consolidating Wizards of the Coast, formerly a semi-independent division, into its games division.
Akira, DBZ CCG, Farscape Big Winners
August 22, 2001
The big players seemed to dominate this month, with multiple products associated with the strongest properties taking many of the top slots.
Also Pilot Candidate
August 17, 2001
Jerry Chu, Producer, Marketing at Bandai Entertainment, confirmed to ICv2 that Bandai will release Cowboy Bebop , The Complete Sessions DVD collection on November 20.
Basic Info about Pioneer Entertainment, Inc. (USA)
August 4, 2001
Company profile for Pioneer Entertainment, Inc. (USA), one of the leading manufacturers of popular Japanese anime videos.
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.
Bloodthirsty Card Game to Bow in Late 2001
June 26, 2001
Initially the game will have about 230-250 cards with four different theme decks (55 cards each) for each of the competing forces: Orks, Marines, Chaos, and Eldar. Decks will be packed 12 per display.