Graded Cards Coming to Non-sports?
April 10, 2001
The Topps Company has signed a three-year deal with PSA, a Division of Collectors Universe. Under terms of the agreement PSA will provide Topps with graded cards, which will be sealed in clear plastic, tamper-evident cases and included in product sent to retail.
Toy Close-Outs Online
April 4, 2001
Retailers looking for bargains on toy close-outs can now check out KB Toys' online wholesale toy operation. The wholesale online service shares fulfillment and customer service with KB's regular online consumer site.
March 29, 2001
The Fox Kids Network is adding eight new series for next year including animated versions of the WB television series Buffy, The Vampire Slayer and the Dreamworks outer space comedy Evolution
Decipher/WotC Rivalry Expands
March 27, 2001
Decipher Inc., the Virginia-based CCG powerhouse, announced that it has hired the former staff of Last Unicorn Games.
Harry Potter, Star Wars, Sports and More
March 25, 2001
Wizards of the Coast announced an ambitious slate of products for 2001 at the Gama show held in Las Vegas this week.
Basic Info about Dark Horse Comics
March 19, 2001
Company profile on Dark Horse Comics, Inc.
Licensed Ape Comics and Merchandise
March 20, 2001
Dark Horse has ambitious plans to exploit Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes film with a number of print and merchandise items.
Post-holiday Sales Trends Start To Emerge
March 5, 2001
A first look at the ICv2 Top Ten Cool lists for January shows a return to more traditional buying patterns after the holiday season. This trend has been reinforced by a change in the Top Ten Cool format here at ICV2.
West End Games Returns
February 27, 2001
The first product in the Metabarons line is a 288-page full-color, hardcover rulebook which features a cover painting by Travis Charest and interior paintings by Metabaron artist Juan Gimenez.
First Day Overview
March 5, 2001
The year 2000 was hardly a banner year in the American toy industry; the two giants that dominate the American toy market, Mattel and Hasbro, each suffered setbacks.