'This Is a Biggie'
April 17, 2003
Christian Petersen, CEO of Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc. saw our article on Games Workshop stopping Internet sales of its products by independent e-commerce companies and saw it as an event with potentially huge implications for the game business.
'Renewed Dedication' to Core Retailers
March 23, 2003
Wizards of the Coast told retailers at the recently concluded GAMA Trade Show that it plans to implement a retailer co-op program later this year, in which WotC will subsidize advertising by hobby retailers.
March 19, 2003
Nintendo of America has formed a Trading Card Division to produce the Pokemon trading card game.
Big Promotions Draw Retailers to Vegas
March 19, 2003
The GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas has opened huge this week, with retailer attendance variously estimated as from 50-100% larger than the 2002 turnout. Bill Murray, Assistant to the President of GAMA, told us, 'We've easily broken all previous attendance records.'
Wizards of the Coast License Ending
March 12, 2003
Wizards of the Coast CEO Chuck Huebner has announced that the company will no longer produce the Pokemon trading card game after the next three releases.
Will Handle Sales & Marketing For Paper Goods
March 6, 2003
Fast Forward Entertainment has reached an agreement with Human Head Studios to handle all the sales, marketing, shipping, and invoicing of Human Head's paper game line.
Avalon Hill Under WOTC Umbrella
February 20, 2003
The Wizards of the Coast display at this year's New York Toy Fair also devoted a fair amount of space to the long-awaited Simpsons TCG .
For Late 2003
February 5, 2003
Wizards of the Coast has announced that it will release a collectible card game based on NeoPets beginning late this year.
Smaller Guarantees, Longer Term
February 3, 2003
Hasbro has announced that it has extended its license for Star Wars toys and games by ten years, to run through 2018.
CDS To Publish As Well As Distribute
January 29, 2003
Wizards of the Coast Publishing Group described 2002 as a 'banner year' and cited the performance of two of its titles on the New York Times Best-Sellers List as proof.