In Pop Culture Stores
November 26, 2002
At the kickoff of the 2002 holiday season, we talked to distributors that sell to pop culture stores in four major categories -- toys, games, anime, and comics/graphic novels.
Where Are All the Kids At?
November 24, 2002
Tim Davis of Alternate Reality in Chicago, Illinois sent us this well-thought-out and impassioned plea for publishers to produce comics that can be sold to young children.
School Lunch and Online Promos; TV Series
November 23, 2002
Beyblade , the high tech spinning top combat game that took Japan by storm, is slowly but surely establishing a beachhead in North America.
For Toys, Video Games, and Trading Cards
November 21, 2002
4Kids Entertainment has designated Bandai America Inc. as the master toy licensee for the U.S. for the animated series Ultimate Muscle: The Kinnikuman Legacy .
From $2.25 to $269.95
November 19, 2002
Retailers reporting their top dollar products to ICv2 based on October sales listed products with retail prices varying by over a factor of 100, showing that it's not necessarily a high price (or a low one) that produces big dollar volume.
G Gundam Hits the Midnight Run
October 31, 2002
Two series that have done very well on the Kids WB, Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh, will now also air on the Cartoon Network in prime time on weeknights
In September Top 10 Cool Lists
October 21, 2002
Evergreen properties were atop all five product categories of our Top 10 Cool lists for September. Batman was #1 in both comics and toys,...
Cost-cutting Boosts Bottom Line
October 21, 2002
Hasbro released its Q3 numbers this week and reported net income of $56 million, up from $51 million in the same period last year.
Yu Gi Oh, He-Man, SpongeBob Are Strong
October 16, 2002
Toymaker Mattel reported Q3 net earnings 40% higher than those in the same period last year. Of primary interest to pop culture retailers were events in its Entertainment category, where sales were up 21% worldwide.
As Promo Incentive
October 14, 2002
Viz Communications has announced that the first issue of its Shonen Jump manga anthology, due out in November, will include an 'ultra-rare' Yu Gi Oh card.