School Lunch and Online Promos; TV Series
November 22, 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 20, 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 18, 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 30, 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.
Upper Deck Raises Prices
October 7, 2002
American sales of the Yu Gi Oh CCG hit $17 million in the second quarter of this year, and it is now Upper Deck's largest product line, ahead of its baseball cards.
Still Not Enough
September 23, 2002
Fred Swayne of Infinity Entertainment in Ottawa, Canada saw that Yu-Gi-Oh! is being held out of the top best-seller spots by lack of inventory and added an update on the situation in his store.