April 28, 2002
Our top-of-the-home-page story on Yu Gi Oh yesterday brought in this response from Bill Eckman of Classic Cards & Comics in Castle Rock, Colorado who says it can't be hot in his store if he doesn't have any.
For Episode II CCG
April 27, 2002
We recently published an article on Gamestop breaking the release date on the Star Wars: Episode II CCG , which prompted this response from a writer who wished to remain 'anonymous' at an unnamed distributor.
Counterfeit Product Reported in Canada
April 27, 2002
Upper Deck's American edition of the Yu-Gi-Oh card game is selling out in a hurry all over the country.
With a Few Surprises
April 20, 2002
Our Top 10 Cool lists, which rank the best-selling products in pop culture stores, are dominated by franchise properties (with a few surprises) in our rankings for March 2002.
And No Written Hold
April 17, 2002
We heard from a buyer for another specialty retail chain, who told us that while Gamestop was 'notorious' for breaking street dates, in this case his chain had also been shipped earlier than necessary to make the street date.
But Long-running CCG Stays in Top 10 Cool
April 7, 2002
Last week a couple of signs appeared that indicate that the major marketing phenomenon of the late 1990s is showing further signs of erosion.
Attendance Stable vs. 2001
March 22, 2002
The GAMA Trade Show, the gathering of the RPG, CCG, miniature game, and board game industries, recently wrapped up in Las Vegas, with a record number of exhibitors and stable attendance vs. 2001.
First Edition CCG Sold Out
March 21, 2002
The Kids WB Network has announced that the Yu-Gi-Oh series, which has been a part of the Kids WB Saturday morning lineup, will be broadcast six days a week starting on April 1.
The Industry Gathers in Las Vegas
March 11, 2002
The game industry gathers in Las Vegas next week, in a year that looks to have continuing change after a tumultuous, mostly successful 2001.
Yu Gi Oh Bows, He-Man Returns (Finally)
February 19, 2002
Like Hasbro with G.I.Joe, Mattel has brought back a proprietary line from the 1980s, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe .