Guide to Wunderland
New this week: Chapter
73, in which Christmas comes to the Federal Penitentiary
This week's film is a two-part Made-For-TV
"movie event", which was surprisingly good. It's kind
of like Forrest Gump, except without all that phony crap about
a moron with all the luck.
- Scarce IMAX footage --
"The Making of 'Everest'"
was a better film.
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Thursday, February 11,1999
week we've been busy creating our first print catalog. It's a
fan-fold Pocket Catalog, about the size of a playing card, listing
only the items in our Retail product line, i.e. the ones we've
produced in large enough quantities so as to permit wholesale
pricing, for placement in stores. The 4 products currently comprising
our Retail product line are Fluxx, Aquarius, 53 Spades, and Proton.
(We're calling our other 20+ products our Experimental product
line). We've actually created 2 distinct versions of our Pocket
Catalog, one for consumers and one for retailers. (Henceforth,
we'll be including a copy of our consumer catalog with each order
we fill; if you'd like extra copies, just ask.)
In a related story, we have this week added something new
to the LooneyLabs site, called the Retailer's
Back Room. This is a secure purchasing venue (much like our
long established gift shop) in which store owners / managers
/ buyers can purchase items from our Retail product line at wholesale
This is all part of a general effort to get our product line
into more stores across the nation, and is specifically in preparation
for Toy Fair, an enormous event held each year in New York City,
where retailers from around the country converge to inspect --
and place orders for -- all the new games and toys on the market.
We won't be getting an actual booth at Toy Fair, but we have
arranged for our retail line to be on display in the booths of
two other companies: ICE
(publishers of the Second Edition of Fluxx),
and Discover Games,
a company which represents an assortment of small, independent
game companies (like us) at events like this. In both of these
booths, our new Retailer catalogs will be available alongside
demo copies of our 4 games, in an attractive catalog-dispensing
display we built over the weekend.