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Chaotic folds as trading card games deal 4Kids a bad hand

Chaotic folds as trading card games deal 4Kids a bad hand

Five or ten years ago, 4Kids was riding high. The Fox Box was a premiere showcase for toons like Sonic the Hedgehog, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Viva Pinata, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Pokemon. More importantly, the company was dominating in the field of trading card games. At the height of TCGs, recess across the globe was owned by gauntlets of cards, with kids showing whose monster or dragon or beast or bot was superior. Today, 4Kids is a different story, with financial woes, a new program block called Toonzai, and a mighty blow to the TCG empire with the loss of TC Digital Games. 4Kids was majority owner of TCD which, along with TC Websites, was a major factor in the Chaotic line. With those pieces gone, the Chaotic brand is essentially all but dead – certainly bad news for animation and TCG fans. Check out the detailed press release

Viva Pinata: game time!

Viva Pinata

Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise, the Rare game made for the Nintendo DS based on the Viva Pinata TV series, will be hitting stores September 2nd in the US and September 5th in the UK.  Those are similar dates for the Xbox 360 game, Viva Pinata: Trouble In Paradise, which is a sequel to the first Viva Pinata game from a few years back.

To promo the franchise, Rare has created a “Believe Pinata” campaign, where all of the commercials resemble the Halo commercials used to advertise Halo 3.  Very well done!  Check out some samples after the break.

[source: joystiq]
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