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Friday, July 31, 2009
  Big Week For Pokemon & Yu-Gi-Oh Restocks
We restocked a number of Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh items this week that we haven't had for awhile...

Gym Challenge Unlimited booster Boxes.....$105
Neo Genesis Preconstructed Starter Deck box....$69
Neo Destiny Preconstructed Starter Deck box.....$69
Neo Destiny Unlimited Booster boxes.....$118
Neo Discovery Preconstructed Starter Deck box.....$69

2006 Starter Deck boxes.....$44
Joey/Pegasus Unlimited Starter Deck boxes.....$98
Light of Destruction Unlimited Booster boxes.....$79 (HOT!)
Lord of the Storm 1st Edition Starter Deck boxes.....$47
Pharaonic Guardian 1st Edition Booster boxes.....$68

Look for the new Yu-Gi-Oh Retro Pack 2 boxes to arrive next week!

Have a great weekend!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
  Reminder: Path of the Destroyer Price Increase Tomorrow! - Epic Time Wars Price Increase Coming Monday!

Tomorrow is the last day to pre-order L5R Path of the Destroyer at our lowest prices! The new set is expected to arrive in less than a month!

Fans of the Epic Trading Card Game will want to place their pre-orders for the upcoming Time Wars expansion right away. The new set is expected to arrive on August 17th. We plan to raise our booster box and case price on Monday, August 3rd. So order now and save!
  Spider-Man Archives 9-Case Incentive Announced! - Lost Seasons 1 Thru 5 Coming in '10
Rittenhouse Archives provided us with some updated information on its upcoming Spider-Man Archives set today.

Previously, we had been advertising the 6-case incentive card as a hand-painted card by Jason Portratz and Jack Hai. Apparently the 6-case incentive cards will now be painted in water-color/gouache by John Haun.

The best news we received was that Rittenhouse has added a 9-case incentive. Customers pre-ordering 9 cases now receive a free hand-painted card from Andy Price, who did the 3-case incentives for the X-Men Archives set.

Rittenhouse also announced that the Archive box (which is free to customers who pre-order 18 cases!) will include 30 random sketch cards!

The revised release date for Spider-Man Archives is October 28th. Previously, we'd been told that this set would arrive a week earlier on October 21st. This set is selling very well, and we expect customers to be even more interested after hearing today's news. If you are considering pre-ordering Spider-Man Archives, don't hesitate. We fully expect Rittenhouse to sell out of this product before it hits shelves.
In other non-sport trading card news, Rittenhouse has posted an announcement on its web site that it will be releasing a Lost Seasons 1 Thru 5 trading card set next February. This is one of the first former Inkworks properties that we've seen picked up by another company. One of the others being Ghost Whisperer, which is being produced by Breygent. We are accepting pre-orders for Ghost Whisperer Seasons 1 & 2 now. Based on the success of Inkworks' Lost sets, we would expect Rittenhouse's upcoming set to be very popular. Drop us an email at sales@potomacdist.com or click here and submit your email address to be notified when we begin taking pre-orders for Lost Seasons 1 Thru 5.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  L5R Path of the Destroyer Price Increase Coming Soon - Bag of Cthulhu Restock Arrives
On the heels of the popular L5R Celestial Edition set comes the next Legend of the Five Rings expansion - Path of the Destroyer. The new set is scheduled to ship on August 24th. If you are planning to place a pre-order, please do so by Friday, July 31st. We will be raising our prices at that time.

Here are our current prices:
Booster boxes.....$99
Booster cases (10 boxes).....$979
Starter boxes.....$45
Starter sets (3 decks).....$31

Our prices after Friday, July 31st:
Booster boxes.....$100
Booster cases (10 boxes).....$989
Starter boxes.....$45
Starter sets (3 decks).....$31

Click here to place your pre-order now and save!

We had been sold out of Bags of Cthulhu for the past 10 days or so. However, we received a small restock today.
Friday, July 24, 2009
  Pre-Selling Pokemon Tins - Dragon Ball Clash of Sagas On Sale - If It's New, It's Hot!
We are taking pre-orders now for two new Pokemon tin series. The Pokemon Platinum 2009 Holiday Tins are expected to ship on September 4th. Each case includes 9 tins, and there are 3 different designs. Each tin includes 1 Diamond & Pearl series booster pack, 3 Platinum series booster packs, and 1 of 3 foil Pokemon LV.X promo cards (Charizard LV.X, Garchomp LV.X, or Rayquaza LV.X). Cases are just $109.

The Pokemon LVL.X Collector Tins are expected to ship by August 5th. This series brings back some of the popular tins from the past few years. Each case includes 9 tins (3 Giratina tins from the '09 spring release, 3 Regigias tins from the '08 holiday release, and 3 Darkrai tins from the '08 spring release). Cases are $109.

Don't forget that we are also taking pre-orders now for the upcoming Pokemon Platinum Supreme Victors expansion, due out on August 21st! Supreme Victors includes more than 25 new Pokemon SP. There are also 6 Pokemon SP LV.X, including Charizard and Rayquaza, as well as powerful Supporter, Stadium, and secret cards.

Bandai has announced plans to release its next Dragon Ball expansion in October. The Clash of Sagas expansion introduces more than 100 new cards to the Dragon Ball card game with artwork that has never been released in the United States. Debuting in this set are Broly, Future Trunks, Bojacks, and Papaya Man. Goku's strongest attack, the Dragonfist Technique card, will be one of the most sought after cards. Two new mechanics, Back-up and Expert, are also introduced. Each booster pack includes 10 cards (1 holographic foil, 1 rainbow foil-stamped rare, 2 uncommons, and 6 commons). Super-rare gold-holographic foil inserts are found 1:8 packs on average. Booster boxes are available for $59. Cases (6 boxes) are just $348.

While we haven't seen many new releases over the past few weeks, the few products that have come out remain red hot. Legend of the Five Rings Celestial Edition has been as in demand as any product over the past few months. We just received a restock of starter boxes, and we still have booster boxes in stock as well.

The new Magic the Gathering 2010 Core Set has also been highly sought after since its release just a week ago. From what we've heard the manufacturer is sold out of Magic 2010 at the moment and won't have more available until some time next month. We have an extremely limited quantity of boosters and fat packs in stock right now, but we are doing our best to try to get more.

We heard this week that the new Yugi Duelist Packs are already sold out at Konami. Quick sellouts seem to be the trend with Konami right now. The Yugi Duelist Pack boxes have been selling very well over the past week. We would expect to see them getting tougher to find in the coming weeks. If you are thinking about ordering these, you may want to do so sooner rather than later.

Finally, one of the biggest surprises for us in recent months was the interest in Fantasy Flight's new Kingdom Hearts expansion, Break of Dawn. This was the first Kingdom Hearts product to be released since early November of last year, but it is obvious that a lot of loyal Kingdom Hearts fans had waited patiently for the new set.

No matter which game you might be playing, we hope you have a great weekend!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
  Yu-Gi-Oh Ancient Prophecy SE & Jack Atlas Tins On Sale!

Konami has announced plans to release Ancient Prophecy Special Edition in October. Each Special Edition pack includes 3 Ancient Prophecy booster packs and 1 of 2 Super Rare variant cards (Solar Recharge or Red-Eyes Wyvern). We are selling boxes for just $63 each.

Konami has also announced plans to release Jack Atlas Collectible Tins in late September. Each tin includes 1 Crossroads of Chaos pack, 1 Crimson Crisis pack, 1 Raging Battle pack, and 2 Ancient Prophecy packs. Also included are a pack of purple card sleeves with the official Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's logo and a secret rare variant card of XX-Saber Gottoms (previously available only as an Ultra Rare in Ancient Prophecy). Cases (12 tins) are available for $165.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
  Ghost Whisperer On Sale - AGoT Kings of the Sea Arriving This Week - Pre-Selling Monsterpocalypse Now!
We've just begun taking pre-orders for Breygent Marketing's upcoming Ghost Whisperer Seasons 1 and 2 set. It is scheduled to arrive in August.

Set highlights include:

Signers include Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim, Christoph Sanders, Jamie Kennedy, Kim Moses (producer), Ian Sanders (producer), and John Gray (show creator).

Customers pre-ordering 3 cases receive a Jennifer Love Hewitt Dual Costume card. Customers pre-ording 6 cases receive a Love Hewitt/Conrad Dual Autograph card. Customers pre-ordering 10 cases receive a Love Hewitt/Conrad/Manheim Triple Autograph card.

We expect to have Fantasy Flight's A Game of Thrones: The Kings of the Sea expansion in stock by the end of the week. The set includes 60 cards, a sculpted 3-D resin House card, and a multiplayer variant called "The Kingsmoot," in which players attempt to control 6 Iron Islands titles simultaneously. The set is intended to bring House Greyjoy back into the LCG game, and includes a Greyjoy deck with reprints and new cards. You can still pre-order sets for just $25.

We are now accepting pre-orders for the next Monsterpocalypse expansion - Monsterpocalypse Now! The Monsterpocalypse Now expansion introduces 6 new factions - Elemental Champions, Empire of the Apes, Subterran Uprising, Savage Swarm, Tritons, and UberCorp International. The set introduces 12 new monsters and their hyper forms (2 monsters per faction), 36 new units (12 rare, 10 uncommon, and 14 common), and 9 new buildings. Monsterpocalypse Now will include Monster packs, Unit packs, and Starter sets, and will arrive in October.
Friday, July 17, 2009
  Kingdom Hearts Break of Dawn Arrives - Game of Thrones Tower of the Hand In Stock

The new Kingdom Hearts Break of Dawn expansion arrived today! We have a limited number of boosters and starters left in stock. Boosters are $57/box and starters are $43/box.

We also received the lastest A Game of Thrones chapter pack, Tower of the Hand today. Tower of the Hand is the third chapter in the King's Landing expansion. Individual packs are $9 each. 6-Packs are $44 each.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
  John Astin Added To Twilight Zone Autograph Lineup - Spider-Man 6-Case Incentive Revealed
Rittenhouse has released some new information about the upcoming Twilight Zone 50th Anniversary set that it plans to release on September 30th.

Rittenhouse has secured 50 different autograph signers for the set! Among those signers is John Astin (Gomez Addams from "The Addams Family"). Don't forget that every box will include 4 autographs!

The case topper is a Dana Dillaway (from "One For The Angels") autograph card. Originally, the case topper was set to be a sequentially numbered Rod Serling facsimile autograph card. Customers pre-ordering 6 cases will receive a free George Clayton Johnson autograph card. Johnson wrote several Twilight Zone episodes.

Rittenhouse has also announced that the 6-case incentive card for the upcoming Spider-Man Archives set will feature exclusive hand-painted art by Jason Potratz and Jack Hai. The set, which focuses on the first 100 issues of The Amazing Spider-Man, will feature an 81-card base set, a 9-card Rogues Gallery Lenticular motion set, a 9-card Allies set (featuring original painted art), a 9-card Swinging-Into-Action set, and an 81-card parallel set. Spider-Man Archives is scheduled to arrive on October 21st.
Friday, July 10, 2009
  Chaotic Sale - Kingdom Hearts: Break of Dawn on the way

We recently received a special shipment of Chaotic boxes so we have been able to lower some prices.

Chaotic: Beyond the Doors booster box $47
Chaotic: Dawn of Perim Booster box $59
Chaotic: Silent Sands Booster box $42
Chaotic: Zenith of the Hive booster box $42
Chaotic: M'Arrillian Invasion Starter $49

Plus, if you order 10 or more of the above boxes, we'll deduct $5 per box! (mix and match is OK). This offer expires July 31, 2009 or when supplies run out.

Fantasy Flight Games informed us today that Kingdom Hearts: Break of Dawn is shipping from the factory now. We expect to ship all pre-orders during the week of July 20 - 24. We are still accepting preorders if you would like to place an order.

Restocks of interest this week include
Star Wars Galaxy 4 Hobby boxes $93
Magic: Future Sight Booster Boxes [Spanish] $79
Quest for the Grail Booster Box $66
Marvel Vs Team-Up Booster Box $22
Pirates: Of Davy Jones' Curse Special Ed. Booster $34
Thursday, July 2, 2009
  L5R Celestial Edition Sizzling - UFS Tekken 6 On Sale - Pre-Selling WoW Scourgewar
Earlier in the week we mentioned the overwhelming demand for the new L5R Celestial Edition boosters and starters. The set has continued to sizzle this week. We are now taking orders for a shipment of Celestial Edition that we expect to arrive by Wednesday, July 8th. If you order now, we will ship your order as soon as our restock arrives. Don't delay if you are considering ordering. We fully expect to sell out of this shipment before it hits our warehouse!

Fantasy Flight Games has anounced plans to release the next Universal Fighting System expansion in September. The new expansion will introduce Tekken 6 to the UFS world. Tekken fans can look for five new characters - Kazuya Mishima, Nina Williams, Paul Phoenix, King, and Christie Monteiro. The set will include 99 new cards and will feature new uses of the Combo mechanic. We are selling booster boxes for $56 and 12-box booster cases for $659.

Upper Deck will release the next World of Warcraft expansion, Scourgewar, in November. We are now accepting pre-orders for the new set. Scourgewar introduces new mounts, keywords, and a new master hero - Kel'Thuzad. The Death Knight class is fully integrated with this expansion with new heroes, abilities, equipment, and dual-class cards included. A new alternate rules set, Strand of the Ancients Rules, is included on some UDE Points cards. Players can use their existing cards to play with the new rules. Three new loot cards are also randomly inserted in packs. Booster boxes are $63 and 12-box booster cases are $744.

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