Comic, Hobby Stores Get First Dibs on Trading-Card Game

4Kids Entertainment Inc. and its subsidiary TC Digital Games LLC are releasing the first wave of the Chaotic Trading Card Game starter decks and booster packs on Oct. 24 exclusively to comic and hobby stores nationwide and in Canada. Fans can purchase “Chaotic OverWorld: The Dawn of Perim” and “Chaotic UnderWorld: The Dawn of Perim” starter decks as well as “The Dawn of Perim Secrets” booster packs. The public beta version of the Web site also launches Oct. 24. The trading-card game is slated for the mass market in early 2008, supported by TV advertising. A licensing and marketing program is under development with first products to begin shipping in early 2008. The show currently airs Saturday mornings on 4Kids TV as well as daily on Jetix.