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Monday, June 29, 2009
  L5R Celestial Update

Due to the overwhelming demand for L5R: Celestial Edition over the weekend, we sold through everything we had available to ship today and then some. We have another shipment of Celestial Edition arriving next Monday, July 6th. If you place an order now, we will ship your order as soon as our restock arrives.
Friday, June 26, 2009
  Pre-Selling Kiss 360 - L5R Celestial Edition Shipping Monday
Press Pass has announced plans to release a new Kiss trading card set in August. Kiss 360 Degrees will feature Rock Star Relics (authentic memorabilia worn by the band), KISSIGNATURES (autograph cards from Gene, Paul, Ace, and Peter), a 6-card Transformation lenticular set, a 12-card Snapshots acetate set, and a 90-card base set. We are pre-selling boxes for $37 and 20-box cases for $719.

The new Legend of the Five Rings base set, Celestial Edition, ships out on Monday! Celestial Edition is one of the hottest selling products we've seen so far in 2009. We have a limited number of boosters and starters still available to be shipped on Monday, so don't delay if you are planning to place an order. Boosters are $78 and starters are $68.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
  Pre-Selling Warlord 4th Edition - VTES Heir to the Blood On Sale
We are now accepting pre-orders for Warlord 4th Edition! New 4th Edition products include a base set, a learn-to-play set, a Crimson Coast expansion, and a Shattered Empires expansion. The base set consists of six sets, each containing two 55-card decks and a rules sheet. The expansions consist of three sets apiece. Again, each set consists of two 55-card decks and a rules sheet. Each Learn-To-Play Set includes 2 ready-to-play decks with 50 cards each, a 20-sided die, and a Quick Start rules sheet. All of these products are expected to release in July.

Here are our prices:
All 6 Base Sets.....$116
Individual Base Sets.....$24
All 3 Crimson Coast Sets.....$58
Individual Crimson Coast Sets.....$24
All 3 Shattered Empires Sets.....$58
Individual Shattered Empires Sets.....$24
Learn-To-Play Sets.....$15

We've just begun pre-selling the next Vampire: The Eternal Struggle expansion, Heirs to the Blood. We don't have many details on the new set yet, but we do know it is scheduled to arrive in October. Boosters are $63, 10-box booster cases are $619, and starters are $49. As we get more information on the set, we will post it here.
  Yu-Gi-Oh Raging Battle SE In Stock! - Kingdom Hearts Break of Dawn Update

We have the new Yu-Gi-Oh Raging Battle Special Edition boxes in stock today. Each box includes 10 Special Edition packs, each containing 3 Raging Battle booster packs and 1 of 2 Super Rare variant cards (Allure of Darkness or The Dark Creator).

For customers still looking to order Raging Battle SE, we do have a limited number of boxes available now for $67 each. We've been told that Konami has already sold out of Raging Battle Special Edition!

We were informed today that the Kingdom Hearts Break of Dawn expansion, which we originally thought would be released last week is now scheduled to arrive by July 10th. We are still accepting pre-orders for boosters ($57/box), booster cases ($336/6 boxes), and starters ($43).
Friday, June 19, 2009
  Yu-Gi-Oh Ancient Prophecy On Sale - Bag of Cthulhu In Stock - Kingdom Hearts Update - Warlord 4th Edition Coming to N. America!
We are now accepting pre-orders on the next Yu-Gi-Oh expansion, Ancient Prophecy. The new set is due out in early September and includes new X-Saber, Koa'ki Meiru, and Earthbound Immortal cards. Another of the 5 Legendary Dragons is also included - Luna's Ancient Fairy Dragon. There are 10 exclusive cards that have never been released in any country before, as well as 10 bonus cards only seen in Japan previously. There are 8 new X-Saber cards that strengthen the X-Sabers released in the 2009 5Ds starter decks.

Booster boxes are $59 and cases (12 boxes) are just $695.

The new Call of Cthulhu: Bag of Cthulhu has arrived! Each Bag of Cthulhu contains 24 small (20 mm) and 6 large (55 mm) figures, carved in intricate horrific detail based on Henry Anthony Wilcox's "Horror in the Clay" from H.P. Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu. They are available for $13 each.

We had originally thought that the new Kingdom Hearts expansion, Break of Dawn, would be released this week. However, the new set did not arrive as expected. We are trying to find out now when we can expect Fantasy Flight Games to release the set, and we will post an update here as soon as we have more information. We are still accepting pre-orders for booster boxes ($57), booster cases (6 boxes for $336), and starter boxes ($43).

On the subject of Kingdom Hearts, we just received a shipment of Key Pack boxes, Chapter Packs, and Kingdom Starter Packs. Key Pack boxes are $69 each, Chapter Packs are $11, and Kingdom Starter Packs are just $15.

We were informed this week that the Warlord Saga of the Storm Collectible Card Game will be returning to North America next month! Alderac Entertainment released its last Warlord set, Light & Shadow, in 2007. Phoenix Interactive took the game over after that, and as yet had not made any new Warlord sets available in North America.

A number of new Warlord 4th Edition products are now expected to arrive in July. We expect to begin taking pre-orders for the 4th Edition base set, Crimson Coast, Shattered Empires, and Learn-To-Play Set next week! Stay tuned for more informaton.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
  Numerous Sets Selling Out! - Battlestar Galactica Season 4 Ships
We've received a lot of information this week about products that are sold out at the manufacturer, including several that haven't been released yet. We were aware that Konami was sold out of Raging Battle boosters, Gold Series 2 boosters, and even Raging Battle Special Edition (which is expected to release next week), but we found out today that it has also sold out of Yusei Duelist Pack boosters. We've got a great deal on Yusei boxes right now - just $24 each. Email us at sales@potomacdist.com if you would like to be notified when we have more Raging Battle Special Edition boxes available for sale.

Rittenhouse Archives informed us earlier in the week that it is sold out of the upcoming X-Men Archives trading card set. We have a very limited number of boxes still available for pre-order. They are $62 each.

Upper Deck is already sold out of its next World of Warcraft expansion, Fields of Honor, several weeks before it is scheduled to release. We are trying to secure more product right now and will hopefully have additional boxes available to sell by the time Fields of Honor is released. If you would like to receive an email once we begin taking orders again, email us at sales@potomacdist.com.

Upper Deck is apparently also sold out of the World of Warcraft Death Knight Deluxe Starters that just arrived this week. We have a small quantity of these boxes left in stock. They are $86 each.

Battlestar Galactica Season 4 has arrived, and all pre-orders have been shipped! We still have a limited number of boxes available for $62 each. Cases are just $709. We also have an archive box available for $1799!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
  Pokemon Supreme Victors On Sale - Battlestar Galactica Season 4 Releasing Tomorrow - Preselling Highlander Endgame
We are now accepting pre-orders for the next Pokemon Platinum expansion, Supreme Victors. The new set is due out in August and will include over 150 new cards. There will be more than 25 new Pokemon SP. The set will also include 6+ SP LV.X, including Charizard and Rayquaza, as well as powerful Supporter, Stadium, and secret cards. Booster boxes are $86, booster cases are $509, and theme deck boxes are $64.

Tomorrow is the official release date for Rittenhouse Archives's Battlestar Galactica Season 4 trading card set. If you haven't pre-ordered, it isn't too late! We still have a limited number of boxes available to ship tomorrow. Every box has 2 autograph cards and 2 relic cards. Boxes are $62 and cases (12 boxes) are just $709.

The next Highlander 2nd Edition expansion, Endgame, is scheduled to arrive in August. We are accepting pre-orders for the new set now. Boosters are $76 and starters are $93. Retailers can email us at sales@potomacdist.com to find out more about special retailer pricing.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
  Half-Blood Prince Price Increase Coming Soon - New 2009 Star Trek Original Series Autographs Announced - Spider-Man Archives & Twilight Zone Announced
Customers planning to pre-order the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince trading card set should place their orders by Friday, June 10th, if possible. On Friday, we will be raising our box and case prices. We've seen a lot of interest in this set so far, and it is shaping up to be one of the hottest non-sport releases of 2009!

Rittenhouse Archives gave us a bunch of new information today on the sets it plans to release between now and October! First, they've posted an almost complete list of autograph signers for the upcoming 2009 Star Trek: Original Series trading card set on their site. Remember, every box will contain 3 autograph cards! Here is the list...

A140 - Leslie Shatner as Onlie Girl in "Miri"
A160 - Lisabeth Shatner as Onlie Girl in "Miri"
A168 - Leslie Parrish as Lt. Palamas in "Who Mourns for Adonais?"
A191 - Paul Baxley as Black Knight in "Shore Leave"
A192 - Paul Baxley as Ensign Freeman in "The Trouble With Tribbles"
A194 - David Gerrold - Writer of "The Trouble With Tribbles"
A195 - Rex Holman as Morgan Earp in "Spectre of the Gun"
A196 - Skip Homeier as Dr. Sevrin in "The Way To Eden"
A197 - Barbara Babcock as Mea 3 in "A Taste Of Armageddon"
A198 - Elinor Donahue as Nancy Hedford in "Metamorphosis"
A199 - William Shatner as Mirror Universe Kirk in "Mirror, Mirror"
A200 - Leonard Nimoy as Spock in "Miri"
A201 - Hagan Beggs as Lt. Hansen in "The Menagerie"
A202 - TBD
A203 - Sandra Smith as Janice Lester in "Turnabout Intruder"
A204 - Harry Landers as Dr. Coleman in "Turnabout Intruder"
A205 - William Wintersole as Abrom in "Patterns of Force"
A206 - Lee Meriwether as Losira in "That Which Survives"
A207 - Mariette Hartley as Zarabeth in "All Our Yesterdays"
A208 - Sabrina Scharf as Miramanee in "The Paradise Syndrome"
A209 - Harry Basch as Dr. Brown in "What Are Little Girls Made Of?"
A210 - Eddie Paskey as Lt. Leslie in "This Side of Paradise"
A211 - Mark Robert Brown as Don in "And The Children Shall Lead"
A212 - Carol Daniels as Zora in "The Savage Curtain"
A213 - Garland Lee Thompson as Transport Technician Wilson in "The Enemy Within"
A214 - John Winston as Lt. Kyle in "The Immunity Syndrome/Wolf in the Fold"
A215 - William O'Connell as Thelev in "Journey To Babel"
A216 - William Sargent as Thomas Leighton in "The Conscience of the King"
A217 - Janet MacLachlan as Lt. Masters in "The Alternative Factor"
A218 - David Frankham as Larry Marvick in "Is There In Truth No Beauty?"
A219 - Roger Perry as Captain John Christopher in "Tomorrow Is Yesterday"
A220 - Kim Darby as Miri in "Miri"
A221 - Marc Adams as Hamlet in "The Conscience of the King"
A222 - Venita Wolf as Yeoman Ross in "The Squire of Gothos"
A223 - Naomi Pollack as Lt. Rhada in "That Which Survives"
A224 - Shari Nims as Sayana in "The Apple"
A225 - Susanne Wasson as Lethe in "Dagger of the Mind"
A226 - Tom Troupe as Lt. Harold in "Arena"
A227 - Louie Elias as Inmate Guard in "Dagger of the Mind"
A228 - Gary Combs as The Gorn in "Arena"
A229 - Gary Combs as Kirk Stunt Double in "Space Seed"
A230 - TBD
A231 - Shirley Bonne as Ruth in "Shore Leave"
A232 - Barbara Bouchet as Kelinda in "By Any Other Name"
A233 - Lezlie Dalton as Drea in "By Any Other Name"
A234 - Miko Mayama as Yeoman Tamura in "A Taste Of Armageddon"
A235 - Bob Bralver as Grant in "Friday's Child"
A236 - Phyllis Douglas as Space Hippie in "The Way To Eden"
A237 - Victor Brandt as Watson in "Elaan of Troyius"
A238 - Sheila Leighton as Luma in "Spock's Brain"
A239 - Marlys Burdette as Krako's Woman in "A Piece of the Action"
A240 - Robert Sampson as Sar 6 in "A Taste Of Armageddon"
A241 - William Smithers as Merik in "Bread and Circuses"

Rittenhouse also gave us information on the upcoming Complete Twilight Zone 50th Anniversary trading card set. The 81-card set will cover all 156 original Twilight Zone episodes from 1959 to 1964. Every box will include 4 autograph cards! Signers include John Astin, Cliff Robertson, June Foray, Morgan Brittany, Mariette Hartley, and many others. Customers pre-ordering 3 cases will receive a Cliff Robertson "A Hundred Yards Over The Rim" autograph card variation. Customers pre-ordering 6 cases will receive an incentive card that has yet to be determined. Customers pre-ordering 12 cases will receive an archive box! The set is expected to release on October 7th. Boxes are on sale for $62, cases (12 boxes) are $709, and binder cases (4 binders) are $82.

And finally, Rittenhouse gave us the first peek at the upcoming Spider-Man Archives trading card set, due out in late October. Every box will include a hand-drawn, color sketch card! Artists include John Romita Sr., Felipe Massafera, Cat Staggs, Brian Kong, and many others. Customers pre-ordering 6 cases will receive an exclusive painted card (by an artist TBD). Customers pre-ordering 18 cases will receive a free archive box! We are pre-selling boxes for $62, cases (12 boxes) for $709, and binder cases (4 binders) for $82.
  New Release Date For L5R Celestial Edition
AEG informed us today that the release of the Legend of the Five Rings Celestial Edition set has been pushed back a week. Originally scheduled for release on June 22nd, we now expect to ship Celestial Edition pre-orders on June 29th.
We are still accepting pre-orders for boosters ($78), booster cases (10 boxes for $769), and starters ($68).
Monday, June 8, 2009
  Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince Update - Naruto Emerging Alliance On Sale - Vampire The Sabbat Back In Stock
Artbox Entertainment released some updated information today on the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince trading card set. In addition to the star studded autographs that had already been announced (Daniel Radcliffe/Tom Felton, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon, and Evann Lynch), Artbox has added the following signers:

Artbox also made a slight change to the prop cards and case incentives. The Quidditch Quaffle Ball card, that was originally announced as the 10-case incentive card, will be Prop Card #P4. The Quidditch Bats card (originally listed as a Prop card) will be the 10-case incentive card.

This set is selling very well, so if you are thinking about pre-ordering, don't delay!

On the heels of the hot selling Naruto: Fateful Reunion set Bandai has announced plans for its next Naruto expansion - Emerging Alliance. The set introduces Yamato and new teammate Sai. It also includes the first appearance of Akatsuki member Tobi and Naruto in Four Tailed Beast Form, as well as new artwork produced exclusively for the U.S. card game that has not yet been seen in Japan. Each pack includes 10 cards (1 holographic foil card, 1 rainbow-stamped rare, 2 uncommon, and 6 common cards), and a super-rare gold-holographic foil card is found 1:6 packs on average.

Pre-order Naruto: Emerging Allinace booster boxes today for just $58. Booster cases (6 boxes) are just $342. We expect this expansion to sell out just as quickly as the last!

We haven't had any Vampire: TES The Sabbat booster boxes in stock for at least 6 months! These are very tough to find, but we just restocked today. Boxes are available for $395.

Or if you would just like to add a little something extra to your Vampire deck, we have individual Sabbat booster packs for $24 each!
Friday, June 5, 2009
  Tough-to-Find Items Back In Stock! - Bag of Cthulhu On Sale - Yu-Gi-Oh 2009 5Ds Starters Arriving Next Week - Naruto Fateful Reunion Boosters On Sale
We just restocked a handful of tough-to-find CCG boxes. Take a look...

L5R: Shadowlands Naga starter deck.....$18/deck
L5R: Shadowlands Scorpion starter deck....$18/deck
L5R: Time of the Void booster box.....$298/box
L5R: Time of the Void starter box.....$159/box
Nightmare Before Christmas booster box.....$69/box
7th Sea: Broadsides booster box.....$58/box

We are taking pre-orders now for the Call of Cthulhu: Bag of Cthulhu! Each Bag of Cthulhu contains 24 small (20 mm) and 6 large (55 mm) figures carved in intricate horrific detail based on Henry Anthony Wilcox's "Horror in the Clay" from H.P. Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu. Each Bag of Cthulhu is $13 and is scheduled to arrive in June.

The new Yu-Gi-Oh 2009 5Ds Starters are scheduled to arrive next week. If you haven't placed your pre-order yet, it isn't too late. The all-new 5D's 2009 starter includes X-Saber cards previously only available through the 5D's Duel Terminal in Japan. Each deck includes 40 common cards, 3 foil cards, 1 Beginner's Guide, and a game mat. There are 9 cards included that have not been released in North America previously! Boxes are just $64 each.

We have some of the hottest new CCG releases in stock still. Probably the toughest to find of all of the releases from the last few weeks is Naruto: Fateful Reunion. We still have some Fateful Reunion blister boosters in stock for just $49! These boxes contain the same booster packs as regular display boxes, but the packs are mounted on cardboard for retail display purposes. A super-rare gold-holographic foil card is found in every 6th pack on average. Every box includes 15 packs.

We've also got several other hot new products in stock like Yu-Gi-Oh Gold Series 2, Yu-Gi-Oh Raging Battle boosters, and Vampire: TES Ebony Kingdom boosters!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
  Pre-Selling 2009 Yu-Gi-Oh Tins - Donruss Americana 2009 In Stock
Konami has announced plans to release the first series of Yu-Gi-Oh 2009 Collectors Tins in August. Two different tin designs will be included - Leo's Power Tool Dragon and Luna's Ancient Fairy Dragon. Each tin will include 2 advanced booster packs of Ancient Prophecy (the only place to find 1st Edition packs), 2 Crimson Crisis booster packs, 1 Raging Battle booster pack, 1 Secret Rare Variant card, 1 pack of Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's card sleeves, and tin partitions to help secure cards within the tin. Cases, containing 12 tins, are just $165 each!

The brand new Donruss Americana 2009 trading cards have arrived. On average, every box includes 4 autograph or memorabilia cards! Boxes are available for just $88.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
  L5R Celestial Edition Price Increase Coming!
Today is the last day to pre-order the upcoming L5R Celestial Edition before our price goes up! Order boosters for just $77/box and 10-box booster cases for only $759. Starters are just $68. This new L5R base set is scheduled to arrive on June 22nd.

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