Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Best of the Game Trade Award Winners

 

 

 
Alliance enjoys hosting the Best Of The Game Trade Awards each year because it fosters the growth of relationships between retailers and helps develop stronger business practices across the gaming industry. The purpose of the Awards is to help share business concepts and ideas in which fellow retailers can learn from and model in their own store.  Nominations for the 2015 awards span five categories: Best Hybrid Game Store, Best Kids Section, Best Renovation Before/After, Best New Release(s) Display, and Best Staff Motivational Program. Below are the winners of the Golden Meeple as well as runner-ups for each category. 
 
Winner:
More Than A Game Café - Bangkok, Thailand
 
Runner Up:
Rainy Day Games - Aloha, OR
 
Runner Up:
The Wizard's Chest - Denver, CO
 
Winner:
Spilavinir - Reykjavik, Iceland
 
Runner Up:
Games and Stuff - Baltimore, MD
 
Runner Up:
Rainy Day Games - Aloha
 
Runner Up:
Uncle's Games - Tacoma, WA
 
Winner:
Dragon's Lair Comics and Fantasy - Austin, TX
 
Runner Up:
Rainy Day Games - Aloha, OR
 
Winner:
The Game Hub - Lower Lake, CA

 
Runner Up:
Illusive Comics - Santa Carla, CA
 
Winner:
Battlefront Bangkok - Bangkok, Thailand
 
Winner:
Rainy Day Games - Aloha, OR
 
Runner Up:
Little Shop of Magic - Las Vegas, NV
 
 
John Kovalic
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, September 4, 2015

FORCE FRIDAY!




One of the most widely anticipated retailing events related to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes place todayFriday, September 4th, which Disney Licensing has deemed Force Friday!




Disney, its licensing partners, and retailing chains worldwide will offer for sale (officially at midnight) a myriad of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys and licensed merchandise that will be sought after by new and old Star Wars collectors alike.




While many Star Wars: The Force Awakens items will already be available for purchase at mass retail outlets on Friday (with many stores holding midnight release openings), Alliance will also have new product available and will be revealing its first wave of Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise on Force Friday.




Please Note: Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Some items will only be available in limited quantities, but Alliance will be processing back-orders and shipping additional product as quantities are received.




Star Wars: The Force Awakens officially hits theaters on December 18, but you can feed the appetites of aspiring Jedis anxiously anticipating the film's release!

Check out the complete list of product below now available to pre-order from your Alliance Account Rep.

Take command of a Resistance X-wing or two First Order TIE fighters with The Force Awakens Core Set for the X-Wing Miniatures Game! In this two-player game of dramatic, high-speed dogfights, you and your opponent battle head-to-head for the fate of the galaxy. Secretly plot your maneuvers, fly at your enemies, take aim, and fire. It takes just minutes to learn the rules, but the game’s expansions and rules for squad building ensure there’s plenty of Star Wars action that you can explore and enjoy for years to come!
The Force Awakens Core Set is the heart of your X-Wing experience and contains everything that you and a friend need to start playing, including three painted plastic ships – one Resistance T-70 X-wing and two TIE/fo fighters.

Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game: The Force Awakens Core Set
Available in September!
SKU: FFG SWX36
SRP: $39.95













Star Wars: Episode 7 Super Deformed Plushes
Star Wars: The Force Awakens returns audiences to a galaxy far, far away this Christmas, introducing audiences to a new generation of heroes caught in a galactic struggle between the forces of good and evil. Comic Images’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens Super Deformed Plushes bring fans the new characters of the film as delightful plushes that stand roughly 7” tall. Choose from Kylo Ren, BB-8, the Stormtrooper, Finn, or Rey! Scheduled to ship in October 2015.
BB-8 DIA 688459    PI
Destroyer DIA 688466         PI
Figurehter DIA 688465        PI
Finn Super DIA 688461        PI
Kylo Ren DIA 688457 PI
Millenium Falcon DIA 688463  PI
Rey Super DIA 688462         PI
Stormtrooper DIA 688460      PI
X-Wing DIA 688464  PI

Star Wars: Episode 7 BB-8 Back Buddy
Carry your books and papers in style with Comic Images’ newest Back Buddy plush backpack — the rolling droid BB-8 from the forthcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Scheduled to ship in October 2015.
DIA 688467         PI

Pop! Star Wars: Episode 7 Vinyl Figures
The battle between good and evil for the fate of a galaxy far, far away is resumed this December in Disney’s new film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Funko introduces generations of fans, new and old, to their series of Star Wars: The Force Awakens POP! Vinyl Figures! These 3 3/4” tall figures boast the urban, stylized design that have made these figures so desired by fans and collectors. Scheduled to ship in October 2015.
BB-8 DIA 688468    PI
Captain Phasma DIA 688475    PI
Chewbacca DIA 688478         PI
C-3PO DIA 688469   PI
Finn DIA 688471    PI
Flametrooper DIA 688474      PI
Kylo Ren DIA 688477 PI
Rey DIA 688470     PI
Snowtrooper DIA 688473       PI
Stormtrooper DIA 688476      PI
Tie Pilot DIA 688472         PI

Star Wars: Episode 7 Kylo Ren Hugger Plush with 40 x 50 Fleece Throw
Kylo Ren, one of the new characters from this winter’s eagerly awaited Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has been recreated as a hugger-sized plush and, when paired with theStar Wars fleece throw that measures 40” x 50”, will help keep you warm on chilly winter nights! Scheduled to ship in October 2015.
DIA 688480         PI

Star Wars: Episode 7 First Order 46 X 60 Micro Raschel Throw
Keep warm this winter with this micro raschel throw blanket, measuring 46” x 60”, that bears the symbol of the First Order from the long-awaited film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Scheduled to ship in October 2015.
DIA 688481         PI

Star Wars: Episode 7 Force Trio 46 X 60 Silk Touch Throw
You will feel the power of the Force with this silk touch throw blanket, featuring a design based on this December’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, that measures 46” x 60”. Scheduled to ship in October 2015.
DIA 688482         PI

Star Wars: Episode 7 Kylo Ren Comfy Throw Fleece Blanket with Sleeves
Bundle up against the cold this winter with this sleeved fleece blanket that features a design from the long-awaited film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Choose from either Kylo Ren or the Stormtrooper. Scheduled to ship in October 2015.
DIA 688484         PI

Star Wars: Episode 7 Stormtrooper Comfy Throw Fleece Blanket with Sleeves
Scheduled to ship in October 2015.
DIA 688486         PI

Star Wars: Episode 7 Head Cufflinks
Add some sartorial class, with a touch of the Force, to your wardrobe with these new cufflinks that feature characters from the forthcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Each cufflink features the head of one of the film’s characters, including Captain Phasma, Kylo Ren, BB-8, or the Stormtrooper. Scheduled to ship in October 2015.
BB-8 Droid DIA 688500        PI
Captain Phasma DIA 688496    PI
Kylo Ren DIA 688499 PI
StormtroopeR DIA 688498      PI

Star Wars: Episode 7 Action Cufflinks
The characters of December’s film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, are in action on these new cufflink sets! Scheduled to ship in October 2015.
Captain Phasma DIA 688501    PI
Kylo Ren DIA 688502 PI


Star Wars: Episode 7 Life-Size Standups
A new generation of heroes takes up the battle of good against evil in a galaxy far, far away in December’s long-awaited Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now you can bring the characters from the film into your home or office with a new line of life-size standees! Scheduled to ship in October 2015.
BB-8 DIA 689055    PI
Captain Phasma DIA 689064    PI
Chewbacca DIA 689059         PI
Finn DIA 689058    PI
Flametrooper DIA 689061      PI
Kylo Ren DIA 689066 PI
Poe Dameron DIA 689057       PI
Rey DIA 689056     PI
Snowtrooper DIA 689062       PI
Stormtrooper DIA 689065      PI

Star Wars: Episode 7 The New Fear Charcoal T-shirt
Scheduled to ship in November 2015.
SM - DIA 689342    PI
M - DIA 689343     PI
L - DIA 689344     PI
XL - DIA 689345    PI
XXL - DIA 689346   PI

Star Wars: Episode 7 Kylo Ren Dats Low Bro Black T-shirt
Scheduled to ship in November 2015.
SM - DIA 689347    PI
M - DIA 689348     PI
L - DIA 689349     PI
XL - DIA 689350    PI
XXL - DIA 689351   PI

Star Wars: Episode 7 First Order Army Char Heather T-shirt
Scheduled to ship in November 2015.
SM - DIA 689352    PI
M - DIA 689354     PI
L - DIA 689355     PI
XL - DIA 689356    PI
XXL - DIA 689357   PI

Star Wars: Episode 7 Kylo Cut Charcoal T-shirt
Scheduled to ship in November 2015.
SM - DIA 689358    PI
M - DIA 689359     PI
L - DIA 689360     PI
XL - DIA 689361    PI
XXL - DIA 689362   PI

Star Wars: Episode 7 Logoflector 3930 Kylo Ren Snap Back Cap
Kylo Ren from Star Wars: The Force Awakens is featured on this 39THIRTY Capfrom New Era! The cap features Kylo Ren on the front, a stitched New Era flag at wearer’s left side, and an embroidered Star Wars logo on the rear. Interior includes branded taping as well as a moisture absorbing sweatband. Stretch fit on closed back. Scheduled to ship in November 2015.
DIA 689365         PI

Star Wars: Episode 7 Retroflect 950 Snap Back Cap
The characters of the long-awaited film Star Wars: The Force Awakens are featured on the front of these caps from New Era! The 9FIFTY Retroflect Snapback Capsfeature reflective panels and an embroidered character on the front panels, a stitchedNew Era flag at wearer’s left side, Star Wars logo at right, and a snapback closure for an adjustable fit. The interior includes branded taping and a moisture absorbing sweatband.Scheduled to ship in November 2015.
BB-8 DIA 689368    PI
Chewbacca DIA 689367         PI
Kylo Ren DIA 689369 PI
Stormtrooper DIA 689366      PI


Star Wars: Episode 7 Force Awakens Viza Print 950 Snap Back Cap
The Star Wars logo is embroidered on the front of this New Era Star Wars: The Force Awakens 9FIFTY Cap! In addition to its black panels, the Viza cap features a brim imprinted with scenes from the film. It also features an adjustable snapback. Scheduled to ship in November 2015.
DIA 689370         PI

Star Wars: Episode 7 Character Face Fitted Caps
The characters from the new film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, are featured on the fronts of these 59FIFTY fitted caps from New Era! The Star Wars logo is embroidered on the side, and the interior includes branded taping and a moisture absorbing sweatband. Available in sizes 7 1/8 through 7 1/2. Scheduled to ship in November 2015.
BB-8 7 1/8 DIA 689383        PI
BB-8 7 1/4 DIA 689384        PI
BB-8 7 3/8 DIA 689385        PI
BB-8 7 1/2 DIA 689386        PI
Kylo Ren 7 1/8 DIA 689378    PI
Kylo Ren 7 1/4 DIA 689379    PI
Kylo Ren 7 3/8 DIA 689381    PI
Kylo Ren 7 1/2 DIA 689382    PI
Stormtrooper 7 1/8 DIA 689372         PI
Stormtrooper 7 1/4 DIA 689373         PI
Stormtrooper 7 3/8 DIA 689375         PI
Stormtrooper 7 1/2 DIA 689376         PI


Star Wars: Episode 7 20-Ounce Ceramic Mugs
The power of the Dark Side of the Force will get your morning started with these newStar Wars: The Force Awakens 20-ounce ceramic mugs! Choose from Kylo Ren or All-Over Trooper Faces designs. Scheduled to ship in November 2015.
Allover Trooper Faces DIA 689394      PI
Kylo Ren DIA 689389 PI

Star Wars: Episode 7 18-Ounce Oval Ceramic Mugs
The Force is strong in these new 18-ounce oval ceramic mugs featuring designs based on the new film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Choose from Rule the Galaxy or Troop Leader Logo designs. Scheduled to ship in November 2015.
Rule The Galaxy DIA 689391   PI
Troop Leader Logo DIA 689392 PI

Star Wars: Episode 7 14-Ounce Laser Ceramic MugS
The iconic profile of the Stormtrooper and the droids from Star Wars: The Force Awakens are laser-etched onto these 14-ounce mugs! Scheduled to ship in November 2015.
Trooper Profile DIA 689395   PI
The Droids DIA 689397        PI

Star Wars: Episode 7 PosterS 16-Ounce Curved Plastic Travel
When you’re on the go, take your favorite beverage with you in these new 16-ounce plastic travel mugs that feature designs from the new film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Scheduled to ship in November 2015.
Kylo Ren DIA 689398 PI
Villain DIA 689400 PI

Star Wars: Episode 7 4-Pack Clear Pint SetS
A new generation of heroes and villains arise in December’s long-awaited film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and these new pint glass 4-packs feature the characters. Choose from the Heroes and Villains clear glasses or the Villains wraparound glasses. Scheduled to ship in November 2015.
Heroes & Villains DIA 689403 PI
Villain Posters DIA 689404   PI

Star Wars: Episode 7 Captain Phasma Burst 14-Ounce Ceramic Mug
The mysterious Captain Phasma from Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars on this new 14-ounce ceramic mug! Scheduled to ship in November 2015.
DIA 689407         PI

Star Wars: Episode 7 Molded Ceramic MugS
Based on the new film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, these molded ceramic mugs will bring your favorite characters from the film into your home! Scheduled to ship in November 2015.
BB-8 DIA 689454    PI
Stormtrooper DIA 689483      PI
Villain DIA 689488 PI

Star Wars: MILLENNIUM Falcon Chewbacca 10-Ounce Glass
With imagery taken from December’s film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this 10-ounce glass features Chewbacca and the Millennium Falcon! Scheduled to ship in November 2015.
DIA 689489         PI

Star Wars: First Order Glass TumblerS
The logo of the villainous First Order in the forthcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens is featured on these glass tumblers! Choose from either 10-ounce or 16-ounce sizes. Scheduled to ship in November 2015.
10-Ounce DIA 689491 PI
16-Ounce DIA 689492 PI

Star Wars: Rebel Glass 16-Ounce Tumbler
The logo of the Rebellion from Star Wars: The Force Awakens is featured on this 16-ounce tumbler. Scheduled to ship in November 2015.
DIA 689494         PI

Star Wars: 21-Ounce Iconic Tumbler
With designs taken from the new film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, these 21-ounce tumblers are sure to be a hit at home! Choose from Villain or Trooper designs. Scheduled to ship in November 2015.
Trooper DIA 689498 PI
Villain DIA 689496 PI

Star Wars: Trooper 14-Ounce Iconic Tumbler
Let the world of Star Wars: The Force Awakens quench your thirst with these new 14-ounce tumblers featuring imagery from the forthcoming film! Choose from Trooper or Villain designs. Scheduled to ship in November 2015.
Trooper DIA 689499 PI
Villain DIA 689500 PI

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New Vendor: Czech Games Edition!



Alliance Game Distributors is happy to announce the distribution of 
products from Czech Games Edition! 
Check out Czech Games Edition products below!


Dungeon Lords (CGE 00007)
Dungeon Lords is a game for 2 to 4 aspiring Dungeon Lords. You get to dig tunnels, mine gold, hire monsters, create traps and care about all the things a proper dungeon needs. It is not easy, as the competition for resources is stiff and sometimes you have to get a bit evil to get what you want  and the more evil you get, the stronger the adventurers your dungeon attracts.



Dungeon Petz (CGE 00015)
What this town needs is a pet store. No one knows which imp said it, but every imp recognized the idea was pure genius: A pet shop for dungeon lords? What a great idea! Yeah, and no one else is doing it! No competition! We’ll be rich!  And now you have just opened the first pet shop in town. Right next door to the other first pet shop in town. Across the street from two more.  Buy baby monsters! Feed them and watch them grow! Clean their cages!  Yes, running a pet store is exciting for an imp. But it can also be mentally challenging: What is the smartest way to win the upcoming exhibition? Which pet is best suited for your dungeon lord customer? How strong a cage do you need, and if you guess wrong, how many family members will be maimed?  Win or lose, you are sure to enjoy the grand opening of Dungeon Petz.



Dungeon Lords: Happy Anniversary (CGE 00029)
Dungeon Lords: Happy Anniversary includes the Dungeon Lords base game, the Festival Season expansion, stickers for food tokens, metal coins, a new "Dungeon Set-up" mini-expansion, and other items.


Fresh Fish (CGE 231003)
In Fresh Fish you try to build your market stalls as close as possible to the matching delivery trucks on a huge market square. A delivery of goods directly from the delivery truck into the market stall is not allowed; at least one path space must lie between them. Unfortunately the competition between the traders is quite intense, so you will block each other from the shortest paths with your market stalls.


Check out these other titles from CGE!

Shipyard (CGE 00006)
Bunny Bunny Moose Moose (CGE 00008)
Dungeon Lords: Festival Season Expansion (CGE 00014)
Last Will (CGE 00016)
Tash-Kalar (CGE 00023)
Dungeon Petz: Dark Alleys Expansion (CGE 00024)
Last Will: Getting Sacked! Expansion (CGE 00025)
Alchemists (CGE 00027)
Tash-Kalar: Upgrade Pack (CGE 00030)
Codenames (CGE 00031)
Friese's Landlord (CGE 221009)
Five Cucumbers (CGE 240101)

Contact your Alliance Account Rep to order these and more!