Retail Site Founder Takes Over
July 17, 2002
Wizards of the Coast announced today that the company has reached an agreement to outsource its online retail business to Sean Vanderasson, owner and manager of SVGames L.L.C.
To New Company with Familiar Faces
July 10, 2002
Confirming long-standing rumors, Wizards of the Coast has announced that it has reached an agreement with new company Paizo Publishing, LLC for Paizo to publish Dragon and Dungeon Adventures magazines.
Takes Effect Next January
July 8, 2002
Reuters is reporting that Mattel Inc. has won the right to make toys based on key Warner Bros. characters including Superman , Batman , Looney Tunes , and the Justice League .
To Do D&D Miniatures
June 30, 2002
Wizards of the Coast has announced that it will be discontinuing support for its Chainmail miniature game.
???I Hope this Fails for Them???
June 30, 2002
We recently covered the introduction of the online version of Magic: The Gathering . Jerry Ringi feels it's an attack on his livelihood.
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.
Goes Live Today
June 24, 2002
Wizards of the Coast announced today that the company will take its franchise collectible card game, Magic The Gathering online. WOTC is hoping that Magic can cast its spell online, and will be able to compete with popular online games like Everquest , which have become huge cash cows --but some retailers are worried about the effect the online game will have on in-store sales.
Attendance Could Pass 10,000
June 12, 2002
GAMA announced that pre-registrations for the Origins 2002 Games Convention have set a record before the June 10, pre-registration deadline.
Will Join Toonami in November
June 8, 2002
The Cartoon Network has announced a new 52-episode of those 80s favorites, the Transformers , will debut on Friday, August 30 at 6:30 pm (Eastern and Pacific).
CEO Retires, Sr. VP Fired and Sued
June 5, 2002
Wizards of the Coast has announced that Chuck Huebner, most recently Hasbro senior vice president of planning and development, will replace Vince Caluori as CEO,...