Friday, November 16, 2007

Top Sellers for October

  1. MTG - Lorwyn - booster pack
  2. MTG - Lorwyn - theme deck
  3. MTG - Lorwyn - tournament deck
  4. Warhammer 40k: Apocalypse
  5. Mexican Coca Cola
  6. Panzer Lehr Army Box
  7. Cygnar: Storm Lances Unit Box
  8. Space Marines Emperor's Fist
  9. Imperial Guard Baneblade
  10. Multi-Activity Table
Magic had the release of a new set, and we had record number of tournament attendees. Games Workshop has been a surprise hit at the new location. Apocalypse was our first successful new release from Games Workshop. We sold hundreds of bottles of Mexican Coke, accounting for 30% of our drink sales. Items 6-10 are new miniature releases for Flames of War, Warmachine and Warhammer 40k. The last item is the train table we have in the window. It's from Melissa & Doug and sells for half the price of a Thomas table.


  1. Warhammer 40K
  2. Warmachine
  3. Magic
  4. Hordes
  5. Flames of War
  6. Wizards of the Coast D&D
  7. AT-43
  8. Fantasy Flight Games
  9. Warhammer Fantasy
  10. Days of Wonder
Not included in the list are Melissa & Doug toys (#5), Snacks (#6), and various game supplies like dice and paint. Note that if you include Warmachine and Hordes together, they're our number one game. Adding Warhammer Fantasy to 40K has a negligible impact.


  1. I know there are Warmachine/Hordes players that will disagree, but I'd count them as the same game. 90% of the rules are the same for both, they are fully compatible when played together, and many (if not most) of the customers that play one also play the other.

    It's good to see FoW remain in the top five despite all the problems coming from Battlefront.

  2. It starts getting tricky when I combine things. For example, should I include Citadel supplies with 40K and Fantasy? They're a HUGE category. Should I combine D&D with D&D miniatures? 90%+ of D&D miniature sales are for RPG players.

    Flames of War chucks along based on pure inventory dollars invested. It can't help but sell well when there's so dang much of it. Most sales are backstock. The Lehr box was the first FoW item to make a top 10 in a while.

  3. Personally, I see Hordes as a supplement for Warmachine that also happens to stand alone. Rather than D&D and D&D miniatures, I'd compare it to WoW TCG Heroes of Azeroth and WoW TCG Dark Portal. Each can stand on it's own as a complete game or be played together.

    That said, I'm not arguing that you need to count them together for bookkeeping purposes, just that as a gamer I think of them as the same game.

  4. For top items, is that based on net profit, or sale price?

    Hopefully that's not delving too deeply into the business side.

  5. It's profit, but it would be the same if I used sale price.