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.
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.
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.