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Friday, October 30, 2009
  Pre-Selling Lost Seasons 1 Thru 5!
Rittenhouse Archives has just released the first details about its upcoming Lost: Seasons 1 Thru 5 trading card set. The set is scheduled for release on January 27th.

Every box will include 3 autograph cards!

In addition to the 108-card base set (featuring 1 card for each episode from all 5 seasons of Lost), collectors can look for lenticular Lost In Motion cards and other exciting bonus cards. There will be a case topper (TBA), a 3-case incentive (TBA), and a 6-case incentive (TBA). Customers pre-ordering 15 cases receive a free Lost: Seasons 1 Thru 5 Archive box!

There will be more than 40 Autograph signers for the set including...

Michelle Rodriguez (Ana Lucia)
Yunjin Kim (Sun)
Terry O’Quinn (Locke)
Michael Emerson (Ben Linus)
Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond)
Ken Leung (Miles)
Harold Perrineau (Michael)
Nestor Carbonell (Richard)
John Terry (Christian Shephard)
Sonya Walger (Penny Widmore)
Ian Somerhalder (Boone)
Mira Furlan (Rousseau)
Kiele Sanchez (Nikki)
Alice Evans (Eloise Hawking)
Mark Pellegrino (Jacob)
Titus Welliver (Man In Black)
Alan Dale (Charles Widmore)
Evan Handler (Dave)
Doug Hutchison (Horace)
Jon Gries (Roger Linus)
Tania Raymonde (Alex)
Patrick Fischler (Phil)
William Sanderson (Oldham)
Eric Lange (Stuart)
William Mapother (Ethan)
Plus many more!

Rittenhouse regularly sells out of its releases, and we think there is no doubt that this set will do the same.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
  Spider-Man Archives In Stock - AGoT Blackwater Bay Arriving Tomorrow - Dragon Ball Clash of Sagas Ships
Rittenhouse's newest trading card set, Spider-Man Archives has arrived. We have shipped all pre-orders. This set is sold out at the manufacturer, but we have a small number of boxes still available. Every box includes a hand-drawn color sketch card from a top artist (John Romita Sr., Felipe Massafera, Cat Staggs, Brian Kong, and many more!).

Check out our auction (click here) for a Spider-Man Archives 6-Case Incentive card. It is a hand-painted sketch card of Kingpin by John Haun.

We will have the newest A Game of Thrones Chapter Pack, The Battle of Blackwater Bay, in stock tomorrow. If you haven't placed your pre-order, it isn't too late. Individual packs are $9 and 6-packs are just $44.

Dragon Ball Clash of Sagas arrived today as expected. All pre-orders have been shipped.

Clash of Sagas 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 in the set. 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. Boxes are available for $60 each.
  Get a free gift with your next order!
Simply enter the coupon code for your free gift upon checkout when ordering through our website, or mention it when ordering by phone.

Babylon 5 Deluxe Edition booster box
Coupon Code: 413352

Street Fighter Movie trading cards box
Coupon Code: 413353

Star Wars CCG Jabba's Palace Sealed Deck box
Coupon Code: 413354

Please note: If you are unable to take advantage of our FREE UPS Ground shipping, adding a free item to your order may increase your shipping costs. Offer limited to one per customer, per order, while supplies last. Offer expires November 30, 2009.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
  Yu-Gi-Oh Warriors' Strike In Stock - Dragon Ball Clash of Sagas Arriving Tomorrow

Yu-Gi-Oh Warriors' Strike has arrived! All pre-orders have been shipped. If you haven't placed your order yet, we have a good supply of Warriors' Strike in stock and ready to ship.

We expect to receive our shipment of Dragon Ball Clash of Sagas tomorrow. We have a small number of boxes still available if you haven't placed your order for this set yet. Boxes are just $60 each.
Friday, October 23, 2009
  Magic, Middle Earth, & Yu-Gi-Oh Restocks - Yu-Gi-Oh Warriors' Strike Ships Tuesday!
We restocked a number of items this week that we hadn't had in awhile. Here are a few of the highlights:

Magic: Betrayers of Kamigawa booster box.....$69
Magic: Saviors of Kamigawa booster box.....$69
Middle Earth: Wizards Starter [Unlimited].....$86
Yu-Gi-Oh: Gladiator's Assault 1st Edition booster box.....$71
Yu-Gi-Oh: Retro Pack Series 2 [2009/Euro Version] box.....$71
Yu-Gi-Oh: Tactical Evolution 1st Edition booster box.....$88

Next Tuesday, October 27th, is the official release date for Yu-Gi-Oh Warriors' Strike Structure Decks. We expect to ship pre-orders out on Tuesday. If you haven't placed your pre-order yet, it is not too late. We still have boxes available to ship on Tuesday. They are $52 each.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
  UFC Round 2 Back In Stock - SW Clone Wars Widevision Delayed - America at War Coming In November

We just received a restock of UFC Round 2 trading cards. This has been one of the hottest products we've seen this fall. Our last restock sold very quickly, and we expect this one to as well. On average, every box includes 2 autographs and 2 memorabilia cards! Boxes are available for $129 each.

We found out today that Topps has delayed the release of its upcoming Star Wars Clone Wars Widevision trading card set. Originally scheduled to arrive by October 30th, that date was pushed back to November 6th recently, and has now been moved to November 13th. We are sold out of Widevision hobby boxes at the moment. We hope to find more to make available to our customers once they are released. Email us at sales@potomacdist.com if you would like to be notified if we find additional boxes.

We were also informed today that the upcoming America at War: World War II/Band of Brothers Series I trading cards have been delayed. We originally expected the set to arrive this month, but it is now scheduled for release in November.

The set includes hand-tinted historical photos, graphics, and maps highlighting America's fighting forces that contributed to the planning and execution of Operation Overlord - D-Day. Included are Artist Print cards from the Valor Studios Collection, randomly inserted Sketch cards by Ingrid Hardy, and Instant Win cards offering chances for authentic WWII Memorabilia as well as limited art prints signed by actual Band of Brothers veterans.

The Band of Brothers set features the Easy Company Regiment made famous by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks' HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers." Every box includes at least 1 Band of Brothers autograph card, and includes a complete set of WWII Series 1 and Band of Brothers Series 1.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
  Warhammer Invasion Core Set Restock - Scourgewar Bundles Get A New Name
We received a small restock yesterday of Warhammer Invasion Core Sets. The new Warhammer Invasion Living Card Game from Fantasy Flight has been red hot since its debut late last month. We are selling Core Sets for $29 each. We are also pre-selling the first three battle packs - Skavenblight Threat (October), Path of the Zealot (November), and Tooth & Claw (December). They are $9 per pack or $44 per 6-pack.

Upper Deck recently announced that it has changed the title of its upcoming World of Warcraft Sourgewar Bundles to Scourgewar Epic Collection. The contents and price of the product remains the same. Each bundle includes 5 Scourgewar booster packs, 1 Scourgewar playmat, 1 Scourgewar deck box, 1 Scourgewar consumable loot card, and 1 Scourgewar poster. Boxes are $25 each. Cases (12 boxes) are just $249.
Monday, October 19, 2009
  UFC Round 2 Back In Stock! - Half-Blood Prince Autograph News

We just received a small restock of the recently released UFC Round 2 trading cards. Our first shipment of these sold out very quickly, and we don't expect these to last long.

Boxes are $129 each.

Artbox just released the names of several actors who have signed autographs for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Update set. Signers include Julie Walters (Molly Weasley), Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy), Dave Legeno (Fenrir Greyback), Tom Riddle (Frank Dillane), and Isabella Laughland (Leanne). As we get additional information on costume, prop, and autograph cards, we will post it here.

We are pre-selling Half-Blood Prince Update boxes for $55. Cases (10 boxes) are just $539.
Friday, October 16, 2009
  Stardust Overdrive Special Edition On Sale - Call of Cthulhu In Memory of Day Pack Arrives

Konami has just announced plans to release Stardust Overdrive Special Edition in December. Each Special Edition pack includes 3 Stardust Overdrive boosters and 1 of 2 Super Rare variant cards (Charge of the Light Brigade or Tempest Magician). These cards have previously been available only as Secret Rare cards. Boxes are available for pre-order for just $63.

The newest Call of Cthulhu asylum pack, In Memory of Day arrived today.

Each pack contains 40 fixed cards (20 unique cards). This is the 2nd asylum pack for the Dreamlands expansion, which chronicles the adventures of card shark Gregory Gry and the mysterious artist Twila-Katherine Price. In Memory of Day presents the Day side of the Day/Night mechanic and introduces, for the first time, Nasht and Kaman-Thah, Guardians of the Dreamlands. New mechanics allow players to Descend the Seventy Steps of Lighter Slumber as well as the Seven Hundred Steps of Deeper Slumber and enter the Enchanted Wood, gateway to the Dreamlands.

Individual packs are $9. Purchase 6 packs for just $44.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
  Dragon Ball Clash of Sagas Release Delayed - VTES Heirs to the Blood Update

We were informed today that the Dragon Ball Clash of Sagas expansion that was originally scheduled to arrive tomorrow has been delayed. Apparently, Bandai's shipment has been held up in customs. As soon as we find out more information, we will post it here.

We are also uncertain of the Vampire: TES Heirs to the Blood release date at this point. We had been told recently that the expansion would ship on November 11th. However, we've received different information since, and we are now unsure whether that date is accurate. We do expect the set to arrive in November. As soon as we have up-to-date information, we will post it.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  Yu-Gi-Oh Ancient Prophecy SE In Stock - Damaged Boxes For Discounted Prices
The newest Yu-Gi-Oh release, Ancient Prophecy Special Edition arrived earlier this week. We've shipped all pre-orders. From what we understand, Konami is already sold out of this product.

Each Ancient Prophecy Special Edition pack includes 3 Ancient Prophecy booster packs and 1 of 2 Super Rare variant cards (Solar Recharge or Red-Eyes Wyvern). Boxes are just $64.

If you haven't already, check out our list of discounted damaged boxes where you will find some great deals.

We are picky! When we receive boxes from our suppliers that aren't up to our standards, we sell them at a discount. We do our best to assess the possible damage to each item and slash the price accordingly. The result is an opportunity for you to buy discounted boxes that other companies might consider selling you at their regular price!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
  VTES Heirs to the Blood Releasing In November - Dragon Ball Clash of Sagas Price Increase Coming Soon
We had originally expected the new Vampire: The Eternal Struggle expansion, Heirs to the Blood, to arrive late this month. We were informed by White Wolf today, however, that it is now expected to release on November 11th.

We are currently pre-selling Heirs to the Blood booster boxes for $63, booster cases (10 boxes) for $619, and starter boxes for $49.

The new Dragon Ball expansion from Bandai, Clash of Sagas, is expected to ship by October 16th. We are currently selling booster boxes for $59 and booster cases (6 boxes) for $348. On Friday, October 9th, we will be raising our prices to $60 for boxes and $354 for cases! Place your pre-order by Friday to get our lowest price!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
  New Bella Sara Arrives - Yu-Gi-Oh Price Increase Reminder - Clone Wars Widevision Delayed - WoW Minis Souls of Vengeance Canceled

The new Bella Sara Bella's Ball boosters arrived today. The Bella Sara Series 2 Miniatures also came in. All pre-orders for both products have been shipped. We are sold out of Bella's Ball boosters right now, but we do have additional Series 2 Miniatures boxes available. If you are looking to order Bella's Ball, email us at sales@potomacdist.com and we will notify you as soon as we restock.

Don't forget: Today is the last day to order Yu-Gi-Oh Ancient Prophecy Special Edition and Warriors' Strike Structure Deck boxes at our lowest prices!

Each Ancient Prophecy Special Edition pack includes 3 Ancient Prophecy booster packs and 1 of 2 Super Rare variant cards (Solar Recharge or Red-Eyes Wyvern).

The Warriors' Strike Structure Decks include 40 cards (including 1 ultra rare and 2 super rares), a rulebook, a deluxe game mat, and a dueling guide with instructions on how to enhance the deck. The deck combines 3 themes - Warriors, Equip cards, and Gemini Monsters (first introduced in Tactical Evolution).

Topps has pushed the release date for its upcoming Star Wars Clone Wars Widevision trading cards back a week. We originally expected to ship orders by October 30th. We now expect to ship hobby boxes by November 6th and retail boxes by November 13th.

While we are currently sold out of hobby boxes, you can click here and submit your email address to be notified if and when we find additional boxes to sell.

We found out today that Upper Deck has canceled its upcoming World of Warcraft Miniatures expansion, Souls of Vengeance. We are uncertain whether this signifies the end of the WoW Minis game, but that certainly seems likely.
Monday, October 5, 2009
  Pre-Selling Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince Update Set
Artbox Entertainment gave us preliminary information on its upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Update trading card set today. In addition to the 90-card base set, collectors can look for autograph, costume, and prop cards. As soon as we have more details on the inserts and case incentives, we will post them here.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Update boxes are $55 each. Cases (10 boxes) are just $539.
Friday, October 2, 2009
  Yu-Gi-Oh Ancient Prophecy & Warriors' Strike Structure Deck Price Increase Coming Soon!
Place your pre-orders for Yu-Gi-Oh Ancient Prophecy Special Edition and Warriors' Strike Structure Decks now to get our lowest prices! Ancient Prophecy Special Edition boxes are expected to ship by October 15th. We've been told that Konami is already sold out of this product! Warriors' Strike Structure Deck boxes should ship by October 29th.

Here are our current prices:
Ancient Prophecy Special Edition box.....$63
Warriors' Strike Structure Deck box.....$51

After Tuesday, October 6th, we will raise our prices:
Ancient Prophecy Special Edition box.....$64
Warriors Strike Structure Deck box.....$52

Click here to order now and save!

We are also pre-selling these upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh products:
2009 Collectible Tin Series 2 case (12 tins).....$159
Hidden Arsenal booster box.....$88
Hidden Arsenal booster case (12 boxes).....$1038
Stardust Overdrive booster box.....$59
Stardust Overdrive booster case (12 boxes).....$695
  Big KMC Restock Arrived Today - Komplete Kiss Sets On Sale

We received a large KMC deck protector shipment this morning. We now have all standard and Yu-Gi-Oh size colors in stock, including the ever popular Super Black, Matte Black, and Perfect Size standard sized sleeves, as well as Black and White Yu-Gi-Oh sized sleeves! These are our

We are now pre-selling Komplete Kiss Sets! The set includes the entire 90-card Kiss Ikons set and the 90-card Kiss 360 Degrees set, as well as an exclusive 5-card foil insert set. Each Ikons and 360 Degrees card will include an electric blue "Kiss."

Both the Ikons and 360 sets were released earlier this year and sold out very quickly. So this is a great way for collectors who missed out the first time to catch up! Individual Komplete Kiss sets are just $24. Cases (20 sets) are only $444. We expect to ship Komplete Kiss sets by November 6th.

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