'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.
For Episode II CCG
April 27, 2002
We recently published an article on Gamestop breaking the release date on the Star Wars: Episode II CCG , which prompted this response from a writer who wished to remain 'anonymous' at an unnamed distributor.
Syracuse, NY Retailers Also Runs Many Events
April 26, 2002
Our recent article on in-store gaming events brought in this response from Chris Pollichemi of Altered States Game and Hobby in Syracuse, New York. Thanks, Chris!
Tournaments, Demos, and More
April 24, 2002
In-store gaming events have become a critical part of marketing games in recent years. W e looked for retailers that run a lot of events in their stores to gain the benefit of their experience.
But WotC's Box Gets Smaller, Stores Bleeding
April 21, 2002
Hasbro released its first quarter 2002 numbers today, and the toy and game giant narrowed its loss to $17 million, an improvement over the unexpectedly large $25 million loss in the first quarter of 2001.
With a Few Surprises
April 20, 2002
Our Top 10 Cool lists, which rank the best-selling products in pop culture stores, are dominated by franchise properties (with a few surprises) in our rankings for March 2002.