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(Message started by: dragsamou on Dec 31st, 2003, 1:38pm)

Title: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by dragsamou on Dec 31st, 2003, 1:38pm

Hi Members.
Have a look at this One:
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/031228/285028_1.html

Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by bigfatkitty on Dec 31st, 2003, 2:11pm

This might be an opportunity for those of you who enjoy collecting the store signs.  I'd think you could contact some of the still open stores and inquire what they'll be doing with all of their in-store displays.

Just a thought.   8)


Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by rg on Dec 31st, 2003, 2:20pm

Nice idea, but don't you think the shops will continue to sell Wizards products and products from others without being bound to Wizards ?
This happens in germany in such cases quite often.

Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by bigfatkitty on Dec 31st, 2003, 2:32pm

I'd think that would depend on who actually owns the stores.  If its a franchise owned by an individual, they'll change the name and keep on going.  Other stores may be owned directly by WOTC.  These will be closed.   :P

Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by mintcollector on Dec 31st, 2003, 3:50pm

All the WOTC stores are WOTC owned and not franchised.  We had one by us that closed months ago.  There is some beer collectables shop in it's place.  In the same mall was also a Game Keeper store on another level and another wing.  That store was gone months ago and I really never paid attention to what took it's spot.  I recall always browsing the WOTC store but never bought anything from there.    The main problem with everything is that everything was sold at full MSRP.  So booster packs were $3.29, and a full box of boosters was $118.44.  No breaks in price whatsoever.  At first they focused on just WOTC products only.  Then I noticed they started adding new products, many from their Game Keeper stores.  Also other products were brought in from competing companies like WizKids and Decipher.  Of course everything was at full MSRP.  That is what I think killed them.  I also recall seeing the manager of the store move over to an EB Games and work there months prior to the store's closing.  They did have a LAN in the back for network gaming as well.  I played FNM there for 2 seasons and won some of my earlier FNM prizes.  No clue whatever happened to all the store material such as signs or the giant statues (9+ feet tall) they had.  

Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by bigfatkitty on Dec 31st, 2003, 4:30pm


on 12/31/03 at 15:50:13, mintcollector wrote:
giant statues (9+ feet tall)


I bet this would be a rarity even Dragsamou doesn't have.

Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by dragsamou on Dec 31st, 2003, 4:37pm


on 12/31/03 at 16:30:54, bigfatkitty wrote:
I bet this would be a rarity even Dragsamou doesn't have.

Hi Bigfatkitty.
For sure I don't have it,I don't collect those  ;)
It will be nice to have a Pic at least ,I may change my mind,if the Statue is enough Erotic  :P :) :D ;D ;)



Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by mintcollector on Dec 31st, 2003, 5:05pm


on 12/31/03 at 16:37:31, dragsamou wrote:
Hi Bigfatkitty.
For sure I don't have it,I don't collect those  ;)
It will be nice to have a Pic at least ,I may change my mind,if the Statue is enough Erotic  :P :) :D ;D ;)


Well if you are into muscular warriors, then yes it would be.  I never really paid attention to what it was.  Never got pics either.  :(


Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by motorcitymagic on Dec 31st, 2003, 5:13pm


on 12/31/03 at 17:05:30, mintcollector wrote:
Well if you are into muscular warriors, then yes it would be. I never really paid attention to what it was. Never got pics either. :(

If its the same everywhere, its a statue of Dakkon Blackblade. Here's a pic of one, I think (http://www.wizards.com/sideboard/WORLDS2000/images/141.jpg).

Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by mintcollector on Dec 31st, 2003, 5:16pm


on 12/31/03 at 17:13:54, motorcitymagic wrote:
If its the same everywhere, its a statue of Dakkon Blackblade. Here's a pic of one, I think (http://www.wizards.com/sideboard/WORLDS2000/images/141.jpg).


Could be.  The store closed months ago and I stopped paying attention to it.  There was other statues but can't recall what they were.


Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by silver.paladin on Dec 31st, 2003, 6:54pm


on 12/31/03 at 17:13:54, motorcitymagic wrote:
If its the same everywhere, its a statue of Dakkon Blackblade. Here's a pic of one, I think (http://www.wizards.com/sideboard/WORLDS2000/images/141.jpg).

Oh yes, these are nice.  The Angel was quite good also, bet it would have been 'erotic' enough to make Drags happy for a while   ;)   8)

Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by dragsamou on Dec 31st, 2003, 6:57pm


on 12/31/03 at 18:54:23, silver.paladin wrote:
Oh yes, these are nice. The Angel was quite good also, bet it would have been 'erotic' enough to make Drags happy for a while ;) 8)

You take off the Serra out of my tongue  :P ;)

Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by mintcollector on Dec 31st, 2003, 7:06pm


on 12/31/03 at 18:57:01, dragsamou wrote:
You take off the Serra out of my tongue  :P ;)


Now that you mention it, I do recall a large Serra statue right by the WizKids games before entering into the LAN area.

Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by silver.paladin on Dec 31st, 2003, 7:23pm


on 12/31/03 at 19:06:34, mintcollector wrote:
Now that you mention it, I do recall a large Serra statue right by the WizKids games before entering into the LAN area.


And she was not necessarily the Serra that was designed for kids in mind.  yum, yum

Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by dragsamou on Dec 31st, 2003, 7:31pm


on 12/31/03 at 19:23:36, silver.paladin wrote:
And she was not necessarily the Serra that was designed for kids in mind. yum, yum

I knew it...I change my mind  ;)

Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by Tenacious_Dyl on Dec 31st, 2003, 8:51pm

If mr dragsamou ever says 'erotic' again.... brrrr. I have to vomit ;) hehe.

What if it was an atog statue :) sooooounds like a dragsamou blind date ;)

Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by dragsamou on Dec 31st, 2003, 9:09pm


on 12/31/03 at 20:51:58, Tenacious_Dyl wrote:
If mr dragsamou ever says 'erotic' again.... brrrr. I have to vomit ;) hehe.

Hi Tenacious.
Why  ??? Are you a Vomitish Fetichist  ;D

Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by Tenacious_Dyl on Dec 31st, 2003, 9:12pm

EWWWHH ;)

I mean that you & erotic should never be together, so gross, that I throw up. hehehehe

Dirty frenchy ;)

I say me and bigfatkitty beat you up and take your cards  :P

wheeee.

Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by dragsamou on Dec 31st, 2003, 9:17pm


on 12/31/03 at 21:12:25, Tenacious_Dyl wrote:
EWWWHH ;)


Dirty frenchy ;)

wheeee.

LOL....My Ex-Wife American used to told me that  :D

Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by flatmatt on Dec 31st, 2003, 9:25pm

I recall our Wizards store having a Trained Orgg statue until they closed last January.  It was more like 4 feet, though.  Someone once commented on how cool the statues were, to which the manager responded:

"Yeah, unless you're the guy who has to yell at kids every ten minutes to get their hands off of it before they break it."

Or something like that.

Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by bigfatkitty on Dec 31st, 2003, 9:28pm


on 12/31/03 at 21:12:25, Tenacious_Dyl wrote:
EWWWHH ;)

I mean that you & erotic should never be together, so gross, that I throw up. hehehehe

Dirty frenchy ;)

I say me and bigfatkitty beat you up and take your cards :P

wheeee.


I'm already a minion of the above mentioned 'dirty frenchie' so I'll have to pass on beating him up.  I will take some of his cards after you beat him up though.

;D

Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by James on Jan 1st, 2004, 1:56am

The wizards in Tacoma, WA sold there statues for $500 each. We had Dakkon, Org and Dakmore sorceress. Just contact wizards about buying if you are interested.

Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by johnstown713 on Jan 15th, 2005, 12:35am

Dude, this thread is over a year old!?! [smiley=veryangry.gif]

You should change that 5..8 posts a day in your sig to about 30.

Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by MagicRumorMill on Feb 8th, 2005, 10:29pm


on 01/15/05 at 00:35:01, johnstown713 wrote:
Dude, this thread is over a year old!?! [smiley=veryangry.gif]

You should change that 5..8 posts a day in your sig to about 30.



I wonder who this guy is talking about?  Oh well, I would be interested in a big Dakkon in my living room.  lol

Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by flatmatt on Feb 8th, 2005, 11:54pm


on 02/08/05 at 22:29:18, MagicRumorMill wrote:
I wonder who this guy is talking about?  Oh well, I would be interested in a big Dakkon in my living room.  lol


You, the guy who pointlessly resurrected a thread and then deleted his post.

Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by johnstown713 on Feb 8th, 2005, 11:58pm

Thanks flatmatt, I mean honestly, you bring back a dead thread and then try to cover it up by making me look stupid.  

Title: Re: WOTC...Financial News.
Post by MagicRumorMill on Feb 9th, 2005, 5:44am


on 02/08/05 at 23:58:31, johnstown713 wrote:
Thanks flatmatt, I mean honestly, you bring back a dead thread and then try to cover it up by making me look stupid.


Then you should not try to flame me, and let me post in peace.  And yes, I have posted on dead threads.  This is because when I make a new thread about something that has already been covered, I get flamed and told to look through the archives for info on something.  That is fine.  However, when I wish to comment on something, now I can not post it on the thread where it belongs?  Would you rather me start a new thread just to comment on it?  Quit trying to ridicule me.  If I have a comment, I will post it.  I have not been a member as long as most here, therefore, I should be able to look through the archive and still interact with those old threads if I wish.  Don't you think that if Ralph did not want anyone to post on those old threads anymore, he would have locked them?  Quit trying to make an enemy out of me.



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