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Critical Role: Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Nabs Diamond’s Top Spot for December 2019

Diamond Comic Distributors has released its top products for December 2019. Critical Role: Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting was the top-selling item invoiced by dollars for the month. Paizo dominated the month though, taking 8 of the top 10 games for the month.

Find the full list below.

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1CRITICAL ROLE: TAL’DOREI CAMPAIGN SETTING HCJUN173357GRE
2PATHFINDER CORE RULEBOOK SPECIAL EDITON HC (P2)MAY193228PAI
3MY HERO ACADEMIA: THE CARD GAMEJUL183082S7
4PATHFINDER ACG CORE SETMAR198499PAI
5PATHFINDER LOST OMENS WORLD GUIDE HC (P2)MAY193231PAI
6STARFINDER RPG ALIEN ARCHIVE 3 HCJUN193098PAI
7CREATURE CODEX HCJUL183073PAI
8STARFINDER RPG CORE RULEBOOK HCJUN173371PAI
9STARFINDER RPG CHARACTER OPERATIONS MANUAL HCSEP193078PAI
10PATHFINDER LOST OMENS CHARACTER GUIDE HC (P2)AUG193363PAI

Geppi Family Enterprises, Alliance Games’ Parent Company, Adds to its Leadership Team and Opens Up Credit with JP Morgan Chase

Steve Geppi, Chairman and CEO of Geppi Family Enterprises

Geppi Family Enterprises (GFE), the parent entity of Diamond Comic Distributors, Alliance Games Distributors, and other Stephen A. Geppi-owned companies, has expanded its leadership team. In addition, it has announced changes to help expand into new product lines and markets to raise sales and profitability.

Formed in 2015, GFE was created to encompass all the companies owned by Diamond Comic Distributors’ Founder and President & CEO, Stephen A. Geppi. The holding entity is comprised of a dozen companies, among them Diamond Comic Distributors, Alliance Game Distributors, Diamond Select Toys, Baltimore Magazine, Hake’s Auctions, Diamond International Galleries, and Gemstone Publishing.

Stan Heidmann, President of Geppi Family Enterprises

GFE has updated its current leadership structure to add an Office of The Chairman, comprised of Geppi as Chairman and CEO; current GFE Executive Representative, Joe Foss, who will serve as Vice Chairman; and Stan Heidmann, who will join the team as President.

Prior to joining GFE, Heidmann was Finance Division Executive – Revenue Management at PepsiCo, where he led their distribution, revenues and finance teams for the Mid-Atlantic region. 

In addition to the hiring of Heidmann, Geppi also announced that he will be establishing an Advisory Board for the Geppi Family Enterprises levelThe board will be comprised of accomplished executives from a variety of different industries, including the comic book industry.

Geppi also announced that both Diamond and Alliance Game Distributors are entering a new banking relationship with JP Morgan Chase. The new credit facility will support Diamond and Alliance’s efforts to expand, create new products, and raise profitability.

Dynamite Entertainment’s ReAnimator Collectible Board Game Tops Diamond Comic Distributors

Diamond Comic Distributors has revealed the top ordered products for June. Dynamite Entertainment‘s ReAnimator Collectible Board Game was the top ordered game by dollars invoiced for the month.

Magic the Gathering: Battlebond from Wizards of the Coast was the top trading card game coming in at #3 but Konami‘s Yu-Gi-Oh! took three of the top ten spots.

BOOM! StudiosMouse Guard Roleplaying Game 2nd Edition Box Set was the top roleplaying game at #9.

For the full list of comics, graphic novels, and toys, read the full report at out sister site.

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

REANIMATOR COLLECTIBLE BOARD GAME DEC171511 DE

2

STRANGER THINGS: EGGO CARD GAME NOV178197 HAS

3

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: BATTLEBOND APR182619 WIZ

4

YU-GI-OH! TCG: FLAMES OF DESTRUCTION SPECIAL EDITION APR182566 KON

5

YU-GI-OH! TCG: FLAMES OF DESTRUCTION BOOSTER PACKS MAR182721 KON

6

RICK AND MORTY: TOTAL RICKALL CARD GAME APR188202 PSI

7

MUNCHKIN CCG: DESOLATION OF BLARG BOOSTER PACKS FEB182814 PSI

8

DEADPOOL MONOPOLY JUL178753 HAS

9

MOUSE GUARD ROLEPLAYING GAME HC BOXED SET (2ND EDITION) FEB151158 BOO

10

YU-GI-OH! TCG: DARK SAVIORS BOOSTER PACKS APR182565 KON

Steam Forged Games’ Dark Souls Card Game Tops Diamond Comic Distributors’ Top Game for April

Diamond Comic Distributors has announced the top products for comics, graphic novels, toys, and games for April.

Steam Forged Games‘ Dark Souls Card Game, based on the best-selling video game, was April’s best-selling game product. Steam Forged Games also found success with the Dark Souls Board Game which came in at #4.

IDW Games had two products in the top ten: the Dragonball Z: Perfect Cell Game ranked #4 and The X-Files: Conspiracy Theory Game ranked #7. Also of note, Dynamite Entertainment‘s Vampirella Tarot Cards Set ranked #8.

The top roleplaying game product was Starfinder: Pact World from Paizo Publishing which came in at #9.

Check out the top ten list below. You can see all of April top products here.

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

DARK SOULS CARD GAME NOV178550 STE

2

STRANGER THINGS MONOPOLY NOV178199 HAS

3

DARK SOULS BOARD GAME OCT178117 STE

4

DRAGON BALL Z: PERFECT CELL GAME FEB180490 IDW

5

RICK AND MORTY MUNCHKIN JAN182866 USA

6

STRANGER THINGS: OUIJA GAME NOV178196 HAS

7

THE X-FILES: CONSPIRACY THEORY GAME FEB180491 IDW

8

VAMPIRELLA TAROT CARDS SET AUG171626 DE

9

STARFINDER RPG: PACT WORLDS HC JAN182863 PAI

10

STRANGER THINGS: SCREEN TEST GAME NOV178198 HAS

This Week’s Game Releases through Diamond Comic Distributors

This week sees a lot of games releases from Diamond Comic Distributors (one of the numerous distributors out there). Check out below what you might find on your shelves at your local comic and game shop.

ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE
FEB180490 DRAGON BALL Z PERFECT CELL GAME $39.99
JAN180575 OUTPOST AMAZON GAME $19.99
FEB180491 X-FILES CONSPIRACY THEORY GAME $39.99
MAR173373 DARK EYE WARRING KINGDOMS NOSTRIA ANDERGAST HC $39.99
FEB182816 FIGHTIN WORDS CARD GAME $25.00
JAN182842 GRETCHINZ BOARD GAME $34.99
JAN182859 PATHFINDER ACG ULT COMBAT ADD ON DECK $19.99
JAN182860 PATHFINDER ADV PATH WAR FOR THE CROWN PART 2 OF 6 $24.99
JAN182861 PATHFINDER PLAYER COMPANION MERCHANTS MANIFEST $14.99
JAN182862 PATHFINDER RPG FLIP MAT FOREST FIRE $14.99
JAN182866 RICK AND MORTY MUNCHKIN $24.95
JAN182864 STARFINDER RPG FLIP MAT SPACE STATION $14.99
NOV173157 TORG ETERNITY RPG CORE RULES HC $49.99
NOV173158 TORG ETERNITY RPG DAY ONE HC $29.99
NOV173159 TORG ETERNITY RPG DELPHI MISSIONS HC $24.99
NOV173160 TORG ETERNITY RPG DICE PACK $9.99
NOV173161 TORG ETERNITY RPG DRAMA DECK $19.99
NOV173163 TORG ETERNITY RPG POSSIBILITIES CHIPS $19.99
OCT172969 WRATH RIVER KING 5E ED SC $19.99
FEB182824 YOU GOTTA BE KITTEN ME DLX ED $20.00
JAN182858 YU GI OH TCG LEGENDARY DUELISTS ANCIENT MILLENNIUM DIS $1.99

Dungeons & Dragons: Icons of the Realm: Menagerie 3 Booster Brick Was March’s Top Selling Item from Diamond

Diamond Comic Distributors has released the top selling products in March for comics, graphic novels, books, toys, and games. WizKids‘ Dungeons & Dragons: Icons of the Realm: Menagerie 3 Booster Brick was the top selling game related item for the month.

IDW Games had three products in the top ten: The Legend of Korra: Pro Bending Arena Game at #2, the Atari: Missile Command Game at #4, and The Legend of Korra: Pro Bending Arena: Amon’s Invasion Game at #5.

Mainstays like Dice Masters and Magic: The Gathering weren’t in the top ten.

For the full breakdown of other categories, head to our sister site Graphic Policy.

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

D&D ICONS OF THE REALM: MONSTER MENAGERIE 3 BOOSTER BRICK DEC172933 NEC

2

LEGEND OF KORRA: PRO BENDING ARENA GAME AUG170532 IDW

3

THE DARK CRYSTAL BOARD GAME NOV173124 ALC

4

ATARI: MISSILE COMMAND GAME JAN180574 IDW

5

LEGEND OF KORRA: PRO BENDING ARENA: AMON’S INVASION GAME DEC170558 IDW

6

DC HEROCLIX: HARLEY QUINN AND THE GOTHAM GIRLS BOOSTER BRICK JUN173406 NEC

7

BATMAN: GOTHAM CITY 4D MINI PUZZLE SEP178722 4D

8

FALLOUT COLLECTOR’S CHESS SET FEB182826 USA

9

LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD EXPANDED EDITION HC DEC178223 POC

10

SUPERMAN: METROPOLIS 4D MINI PUZZLE SEP178723 4D

Vampirella Tarot Cards Set from Dynamite Entertainment Tops Diamond’s Games in January

Diamond Comic Distributors has released their top products for January 2018. Dynamite Entertainment‘s Vampirella Tarot Cards Set topped the list.

Wizards of the Coast had three entries on the list with Magic: The Gathering, while WizKids saw success with two slots for their Dice Masters. Hasbro‘s Dropmix Music Game System came in at number 10.

Also of note is Fantasy Flight‘s “Fantasy Flight Games Starter” a starter set of games for shops to quickly stock up on the publisher’s games. It could signal numerous comic shops branching out into gaming.

While mainly a comic distributor, the company also does sell games. Below are the top ten items. For the full breakdown of comics, games, and toys, check out our sister site Graphic Policy.

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 VAMPIRELLA TAROT CARDS SET AUG171626 DE
2 RICK AND MORTY MONOPOLY DEC172927 USA
3 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: HOUR OF DEVASTATION BOOSTER PACKS APR173295 WIZ
4 MARVEL DICE MASTERS: MIGHTY THOR 90 GRAVITY FEED PACKS JUN173411 NEC
5 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: IXALAN BOOSTER PACKS JUN173398 WIZ
6 DC DICE MASTERS: BATMAN GRAVITY FEED PACKS SEP168742 NEC
7 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: SHADOWS OF THE PAST BOARD GAME APR160482 IDW
8 FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES STARTER OCT178573 ASM
9 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: HOUR OF DEVASTATION BUNDLE PACK APR173296 WIZ
10 DROPMIX MUSIC GAMING SYSTEM JUL178809 HAS

Shinobi 7 Goes Exclusive with Diamond/Alliance and Completely Acquired by Seven Seas Entertainment

Shinobi 7 has announced an exclusive distribution deal with Diamond/Alliance for all sales channels. Under this agreement, Diamond/Alliance will distribute all upcoming Shinobi 7 products to the hobby gaming market, specialty comic shops, bookstores, and mass market. Current products already released by Shinobi 7 will soon be relisted with Diamond/Alliance.

In conjunction with the deal, Seven Seas Entertainment has acquired the complete ownership interest in Shinobi 7, which was initially formed as a joint venture between Seven Seas Entertainment and Ninja Division Publishing. Shinobi 7 is now a subsidiary of Seven Seas Entertainment and will operate under an independent management and production team.

Shinobi 7’s main focus continues to be the production and publishing of high quality tabletop games based on exciting licensed brands. To date, Shinobi 7 has released the following product lines, which are available through Ninja Division Publishing until March 15, 2018:

Tokyo GhoulThe Card Game, a deck-building game adapted from the hit anime franchise about an alternate reality where monstrous ghouls and humans coexist.

My Little Pony: Tales of Equestria, a complete pen-and-paper roleplaying system based on the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic franchise.

WizKids Wins for the 2017 Diamond Gem Awards

Diamond Comic Distributors has announced the winners of the 2017 Diamond Gem Awards, selected by comic book specialty retailers and celebrated within the comic book industry as a key annual award honoring sales success. Diamond is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, serving thousands of retailers worldwide.

WizKids took home two awards:

2017 Game Manufacturer of the Year: WizKids

2017 Game Product of the Year: Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool and X-Force Booster Brick, WizKids/NECA

Paizo Dominates Diamond’s November Releases

Diamond Comic Distributors has released their list of top shipping items from November 2018. Paizo Publishing dominated the month with nine out of the top 10 items.

Paizo Publishing’s Pathfinder RPG: Ultimate Wilderness Sourcebook was November’s best-selling game product and one of the nine Paizo products in the top ten. Also in the top ten, NECA/WizKids’ DC HeroClix: Harley Quinn and the Gotham Girls Booster Brick ranked #2.

 

 

 

 

TOP 10 GAMES

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 PATHFINDER RPG: ULTIMATE WILDERNESS SEP173077 PAI
2 DC HEROCLIX: HARLEY QUINN AND THE GOTHAM GIRLS BOOSTER BRICK JUN173406 NEC
3 PATHFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK POCKET EDITION APR168770 PAI
4 PATHFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK JUN091729 PAI
5 PATHFINDER RPG: BESTIARY 2 POCKET EDITION AUG173198 PAI
6 STARFINDER RPG: ALIEN ARCHIVE HC AUG173202 PAI
7 STARFINDER PAWNS: ALIEN ARCHIVE PAWN BOX SEP173078 PAI
8 PATHFINDER RPG: BOOK OF THE DAMNED HC JUL173377 PAI
9 PATHFINDER RPG: ULTIMATE EQUIPMENT POCKET EDITION AUG173199 PAI
10 TOME OF BEASTS HC JUN168476 PAI
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