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The National Entertainment Collectibles Association, Inc. (NECA) has announced an agreement with video game publisher Valve Corporation to create consumer products including Action Figures, Toys, Board Games, & Apparel for all Valve properties.
 
No product announcements have been made yet. Valve is a game studio that is known primarily for its first person shooter series including such titles as Half-Life, Counter-Strike, Team Fortress, and Day of Defeat. Valve also debuted Portal, a first-person physics-based puzzle game in 2007 (Portal 2, which was developed for the PlayStation 3 was released in April).
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Former Wizards of the Coast employee Donald Henry pled guilty to a felony charge of Attempted Theft 1. As a first time offender, Henry was sentenced to time served and 24 months probation along with 240 hours of community service and payment of $10,000 in restitution to Wizards of the Coast.

Henry was charged in conjunction with the theft of $45,000 in Magic the Gathering promotional cards that were stolen from a Wizards of the Coast storage locker (see “WotC Employee Charged in Magic Theft ”).

WotC takes preserving the integrity of its promotional cards that are used to support its organized play programs very seriously: last year WotC successfully sued tournament organizers accused of appropriating promotional cards (see “WotC Gets $100K”).

As reported by ICv2

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Click on the 'Read more' link below to see the Top 5 Non-Collectible Miniature Lines (hobby channel) reflects sales in Q1 2011.  The charts are based on interviews with retailers, distributors, and manufacturers.

 

As reported by ICv2

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Click on the 'Read more' link below to see the Top 5 Roleplaying Games (hobby channel) reflects sales in Q1 2011.  The charts are based on interviews with retailers, distributors, and manufacturers.

 

As reported by ICv2

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Click on the 'Read more' link below to see the Top 10 Board Games (hobby channel) reflects sales in Q1 2011.  The charts are based on interviews with retailers, distributors, and manufacturers.