Gabriel Hagmann of DreamStrands Comics in Seattle, Washington saw the news that WizKids was going to distribute its product to hobby stores exclusively through Diamond/Alliance (see 'WizKids Goes Exclusive'), and shares his thoughts:
I think this is a mistake.
DreamStrands stopped ordering games and DVDs from Diamond. We began to deal with other game, toy and video distributors (
However, WizKids has done a wonderful job of supporting the brick & mortar venues and the prize support for their games is unequaled. That service is greatly appreciated. I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt, and I hope this works out to everyone's advantage. Unfortunately, I've dealt with Diamond and been a retailer for too long to think that shortages on product will not occur. Let's hope this agreement includes procedures for lessening the impact of such circumstances.
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