Potomac Distribution News & Information Blog
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
  Yu-Gi-Oh Yusei In Stock - Star Wars Galaxy 4 In Stock - Magic Alara Reborn On Sale
The first Yu-Gi-Oh product from Konami arrived earlier this week! Yu-Gi-Oh Yusei Duelist Pack 1st Edition boosters released yesterday. All pre-orders have been shipped. The initial reaction to Konami's first release appears to be very good. We have boxes and cases of the new set available, but they are moving quickly. Crimson Crisis 1st Edition boosters are scheduled to release next week (March 3rd)!

We have a small amount of Star Wars Galaxy 4 in stock at the moment. We have hobby boxes and a few cases. We also have a special Galaxy 4 bulk pack case available. It consists of 192 Galaxy 4 hobby packs packaged in two white trays inside Topps factory shrink wrap. These are regular hobby packs and contain insert cards at the same ratio as the regular display boxes.

We are now taking orders for the third set in the Magic Shards of Alara block - Alara Reborn. This set in the block expands on the Shards of Alara mechanics and includes more powerful gold cards. There are 145 cards in the set. Boosters, intro packs, and fat packs are available. We expect to ship Alara Reborn by May 1st.
Friday, February 20, 2009
  X-Men Origins: Wolverine Archive Box Correction
In yesterday's entry we announced the details of the upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine set. Rittenhouse originally informed us that customers would receive an archive box for every 12 cases purchased, but its web site advertised archive boxes as available with every 15 cases purchased. Thanks to the keen eye of one of our customers, we were able to quickly correct the discrepancy. Rittenhouse confirmed today that archive boxes will be available with every 15 cases pre-ordered.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
  Yu-Gi-Oh Crimson Crisis & Yusei Price Increase Coming Tomorrow - New Rittenhouse Products On Sale
If you are planning to order Yu-Gi-Oh Crimson Crisis 1st Edition boosters or Yusei Duelist Pack 1st Edition boosters, please do so by tomorrow, February 20th. We will be raising our Crimson Crisis box price from $58 to $59 and case price from $689 to $699 tomorrow. Yusei Duelist Pack booster boxes will go from $39 to $40 and cases will increase from $379 to $389.

Rittenhouse just announced the details of several products they will be releasing in the first half of 2009. We are selling boxes, sealed 12-box cases, and binder cases for all of three products...

X-Men Archives will feature one hand-drawn sketch card in every box. Sketch artists include Allison Sohn, Felipe Massafera, Warren Martineck, Cat Staggs, and many more. Customers pre-ordering 3 cases will receive a Mixed Medium Painted Art Card by Andy Price. Customers pre-ordering 6 cases will receive a Color Sketch Card by Tom Palmer or Joe Sinnot. Customers pre-ordering 15 cases will receive an Archive Box! X-Men Archives is scheduled to arrive on June 24th!

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Movie cards will include 2 autograph and/or sketch cards per box. Hugh Jackman (Logan/Wolverine) will be signing for this set, as well as Liev Schreiber (Victor Creed), Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson), and many more key cast members. Sketch artists include Warren Martineck, Cesar Razek, Brian Kong, and many more. Customers pre-ordering 2 cases will receive a will.i.am (John Wraith) Autograph Card. Customers pre-ordering 4 cases will receive a Mark McHaley Watercolor/Painted Wolverine Art Card. Customers pre-ordering 15 cases will receive an Archive Box! X-Men Origins: Wolverine is expected to release on April 29th!

Battlestar Galactica Season 4 will feature 2 autograph cards AND 2 relic cards in every box! Signers include the popular Edward James Olmos and Katee Sackhoff, as well as James Callis, Jamie Bamber, Michael Hogan, Kate Vernon, Stehpanie Jacobsen, Bodie Olmos, Rekha Sharma, and more! Autograph costume cards will be signed Jamie Bamber, Matthew Bennett, Nicki Clyne, Rick Worthy, Leah Cairns, and more. Single and dual costume cards from William Adama, Lee Adama, Laura Roslin, Cally Tyrol, Simon, Cavil, Tory Foster, Racetrack, and more will be included. There will also be 4 authentic prop cards to look for. Customers pre-ordering 2 cases will receive a Dual Autograph Card signed by Michael Hogan and Kate Vernon. Customers pre-ordering 4 cases will receive an Autograph Card signed by James Callis. Customers pre-ordering 12 cases will receive an Archive Box!

We also added Star Trek Movie binder cases to our pre-sale list today.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
  SW Galaxy 4 & Vintage Poster Updates - Great Deals On L5R Boxes And More! - More Hard-To-Find Restocks!
We've received some updated information this week on several upcoming nonsport sets. Topps has delayed the release of the Star Wars Galaxy 4 set until next week. We now hope to ship orders between the 18th and 20th. We are currently sold out of Galaxy 4. If you would like to be notified in the event that we are able to find additional boxes once the product is released, click here and submit your email address.

Breygent Marketing also informed us that the Vintage Poster Collection set is now scheduled to release the first week of March. We had originally expected it to arrive late this month.

We are able to offer some great deals on L5R boxes that we just received today:
Heaven's Will starter box...just $29!
Samurai starter box...just $59!
Tomorrow World Championship starter box...$59!
Words & Deeds starter box...$39!

We also have these deals to offer:
DC Legion of Super Heroes booster box...$19!
DC Legion of Super Heroes booster case...$216!
Magi-Nation Voice of Storms booster box...$34!
Marvel Universe booster box...just $39!
Marvel Universe booster case...just $456!
Naruto Dream Legacy starter box...$58!

We just received these tough-to-find products:
Magic Italian Renaissance booster box...$187
Star Trek First Contact booster box...$84
Yu-Gi-Oh Dark Crisis booster box...$69
Pokemon Gym Challenge 1st Edition booster box...$104
Pokemon Gym Heroes Unlimited Edition booster box...$98
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
  New Cthulhu and Game of Thrones In Stock - KMC Restock Coming
We received a couple of new Fantasy Flight products today. The Call of Cthulhu Horror Beneath the Surface Asylum Packs and A Game of Thrones Refugees of War Chapter Packs both released today. We have individual packs on sale for $9 and 6-packs for $44.

We recently received a restock of KMC deck protectors, but the demand for some of the colors and styles was well beyond what we could have anticipated! As a result, we quickly ran out of Matte Black, Clear, Super Orange, Super Silver, Super Green, Yugioh Purple, and Perfect Size sleeves! The good news is we have more of each of these items on the way, and they are expected to arrive early next week. If you would like to be notified when one or more of these products is back in stock, click here.
Friday, February 6, 2009
  Magic Conflux Arrives - Pokemon Platinum Arriving Early Next Week - New Pre-Order Items On Sale
Magic Conflux officially released today! We shipped pre-orders today as well. We still have some product left in stock if you haven't placed your order yet. We should have additional Intro Packs (which we were sold out of today) back in stock on Monday.

The release date for Pokemon Platinum was actually moved forward a few days. So, we expect to ship pre-orders on Monday or Tuesday (instead of later in the week as originally scheduled). We have a very limited number of boxes left to sell from our initial shipment.

Here are a few more products that we are now taking pre-orders on:

Ben 10 Alien Force TCG: Power of the Omnitrix Gravity Feed Booster Box (May)
Chaotic: M'Arillian Invasion Turn of the Tide 1st Edition Booster Box (March)
Dragon Ball: Fusion 1st Edition Booster Box (April)
A Game of Thrones: Refugees of War Chapter Pack (February)
Thursday, February 5, 2009
  News From the Gaming World - More Hard-To-Find Restocks
Here are few interesting nuggets that you may not have heard yet...

ICv2 has reported that The Spoils might be making a comeback. The game, originally produced by Tenacious Games has apparently been acquired by Danish-based Arcane Tinmen. We'll be keeping our eyes open for any updates to this story.

Upper Deck has announced that it will no longer produce its VS System game. In terms of number of releases and years produced, the DC/Marvel (and Hellboy) themed game had quite a long run. We are still carrying a wide variety of Marvel and DC VS System products.

We've been told that Alderac is temporarily sold out of the latest Legend of the Five Rings release, Glory of the Empire. This might make the set a little tougher to find in the short run. It will probably be a month or so before Alderac has additional product to ship. For now, we still have boosters and starters available.

We received some additional harder-to-find products today. Some of these have been out of stock for 5 or 6 years!

Sailor Moon: Past & Future Booster Box
Magic the Gathering: Tempest Preconstructed Starter Box [Spanish Version]
Magic the Gathering: Stronghold Booster Box [Spanish Version]
Yu-Gi-Oh: Dark Legends Blister Packs
  Restocks You Might Not Have Seen In Awhile
We've picked up a number of products in the last week or so that we either haven't had in a while or we have never had. Many of the products listed are tougher for us to find these days. Take a look...

Gaming Items:
Pokemon: E Skyridge Booster Box
L5R: Time of the Void Booster Box
GI Joe: Armored Strike Booster Box
Eye of Judgment: Biolith Rebellion Series 3 Booster Box
Crow CCG: Booster Box
Harry Potter: Booster Box
Sailor Moon: Limited Booster Box
Yu-Gi-Oh: 2008 Target Exclusive Nitro Warrior Collectors Tin
Yu-Gi-Oh: 2008 Wal-Mart Exclusive Montage Dragon Collectors Tin
Yu-Gi-Oh: Master Collection 1

Non-Sport Items:
Star Trek Master Series 1 Box
Universal Monsters Box (by Topps)

If there is a tough-to-find item that you are looking for, let us know. We might be able to find it for you. If we don't locate it right away, we will keep you on our request list and notify you if or when we ever do get the product in stock!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  New Pre-Order Items On Sale
We were busy adding new pre-order items to our site today.

A new game....the Epic Trading Card Game is releasing in early March. The game was designed by "Magic Hall of Famers" Robert Dougherty and Darwin Kastle. There are no starters for the game, so players can buy a couple of packs and play. It looks like an inexpensive way to get into a game.

An expansion....Bleach Infiltration is scheduled to arrive in late April. The set will be released in boosters and starters. There will a lot to collect with 85 commons, 75 uncommons, 60 rares, 4 ultra rares, 22 subset cards, and 16 promo cards. There will also be 17 new voice actor autograph cards to hunt down!

A starter....Upper Deck plans to release its Death Knight Deluxe Starters in June. The new starter will introduce the Death Knight class to the World of Warcraft trading card game. Each starter will include a 36-card Death Knight preconstructed deck (which includes 3 Ghoul token cards), a 17-card Death Knight pack featuring 1 new hero and 16 exclusive cards, and a 33-card Dark Portal preconstructed deck.

A tin....Konami has announced plans to release the Yu-Gi-Oh 2009 Duelist Pack Tins in March! Each tin includes 3 Yusei Duelist Pack boosters, a Duelist Genesis booster, a preview pack of 3 foil cards from the unreleased Raging Battle booster set, 1 exlusive ultra rare Stardust Dragon/Assault Mode card, and a 5D's Beginner's Guide. Each case includes 12 tins.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
  Naruto A New Chronicle & Guardian of the Village Tins Coming Soon!
The next Naruto expansion, A New Chronicle, is coming soon! The new set introduces new Shippuden versions of Shikamaru, Kankuro, Temari, Hinata, Ino, and Choji, and features the first appearance of Akatsuki members Deidara and Sasori. There are 173 cards in the set. We expect to ship A New Chronicle between February 20th and February 24th.

Shortly after the release of A New Chronicle, Bandai will release the Naruto Guardian of the Village Tins. Each case includes 12 tins. There are 3 different tin designs. Each tin includes 2 Approaching Winds booster packs, 1 Battle of Destiny booster pack, 1 A New Chronicle booster pack, 2 rare alternate image cards from previously released sets, and an exclusive promo card. We expect to ship Naruto Guardian of the Village Tins between February 27th and March 3rd.

Our current prices are:
A New Chronicle 1st Edition Booster boxes.....(24 packs/10 cards per pack)....$59
A New Chronicle 1st Edition Booster cases.....(6 boxes).....$348
Guardian of the Village Tin cases.....(12 tins).....$139
Guardian of the Village Tin set (3 tins - 1 of each design).....$42

On Tuesday, February 10th, we will raise our A New Chronicle booster box price to $60 and booster case price to $354. If you are planning to pre-order, please do so before the 10th to take advantage of our best price!
Monday, February 2, 2009
  International Shipping Fuel Surcharges Drop - Star Trek Movie Cards On Sale - Rittenhouse Announces Some 2009 Products
Our international customers will be happy to hear that UPS, DHL, and TNT all lowered their fuel surcharges on February 1st. In January those surcharges ranged from 7.5% to 8.5%, but they are now charging just 1% to 2%. We've negotiated discounted rates with these companies so the drop in fuel surcharges makes our shipping rates even more attractive!

We just received the initial information for the new Star Trek trading card set being produced by Rittenhouse. The new set is based on the Star Trek Movie that is releasing in early May.

Every Star Trek box includes 2 Autograph or Costume cards! Autograph signers include key cast members, including director J.J. Abrams. Costume cards feature film-worn material from Chris Pine (Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Karl Urban (McCoy), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Bruce Greenwood (Pike), John Cho (Sulu), Anton Yelchin (Chekov), and Leonard Nimoy (Spock). The base set consists of 72 cards.

Each case will include an Official Star Trek Movie Poster. Customers pre-ordering 3 cases receive a film-used (numbered to 200) Starfleet Briefcase Relic Card. Customers pre-ordering 6 cases receive a film-used (numbered to 80) Starfleet Delta Shield Pin Card (complete pin). Customers pre-ordering 15 cases receive a Star Trek Archive box!

Rittenhouse also announced plans to release several other sets in 2009:
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Battlestar Galactica Season 4
X-Men Archives
Women of Star Trek (moved back to July)

If you would like to be notified when any or all of these products go on sale, please click here, and follow the directions to receive an email!

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