For Characters and Entertainment
December 27, 2004
License Magazine estimates that in 2003, sales of licensed products were flat over-all, but down in the character and entertainment categories,.
December 13, 2004
'Cyber-Stein,' a Yu-Gi-Oh! card first given away at GenCon SoCal a little over a week ago, has been listed on eBay; the most recent bid as of this writing is $25,300.
December 6, 2004
Upper Deck is planning a new program of launch events in hobby stores in 2005.
Three Marvel, Three DC, and Tins
November 28, 2004
Upper Deck is continuing its steady flow of Marvel and DC CCG releases in 2005, with eight SKUs planned for the year.
Eleven SKUs Planned
November 21, 2004
Upper Deck is not slowing the release schedule for its top-selling Yu-Gi-Oh! CCG brand in 2005, totalling eleven SKUs. Upper Deck has now released info on releases through the end of the year, at least in outline.
Plus Top Ten Game Properties
November 1, 2004
The game market began a comeback in the third quarter after declines in most game categories in the first half of the year, ICv2 reports in the ICv2 Retailer Guide to Games #6.
Column by Steven Bates
October 26, 2004
Bates' topic this week is making money on the biggest characters there are.
October 24, 2004
Forbes has released its list of the top ten fictional characters (based on 2003 dollar revenues), and two anime properties and two Marvel properties are included in the list.
Yu-Gi-Oh! and Versus System
October 24, 2004
Upper Deck plans a robust schedule of releases for its two top-selling CCGs in early 2005.
Anime Market Waits for a Hit
October 17, 2004
Growing sales of manga are spread out over an increasing number of books,...