Aug 24, 2023

Behold Breathtaking Merchandising from Merchandising Contest Winners

Get inspired by the expert merchandising from these stores across the EMEA region.

Aug 24, 2023

Behold Breathtaking Merchandising from Merchandising Contest Winners

Get inspired by the expert merchandising from these stores across the EMEA region.

Back in May, we announced a merchandising contest for stores in the EMEA region to show off their merchandising skills for the opportunity to receive a foil uncut sheet of Rare and Mythic Rare cards from The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth™.

We received tons of amazing submissions, and our panel of internal judges selected the following winners to showcase today.

Fireball in Rome, Italy

Fireball's display included banners and medieval-fashioned weaponry to transport their customers to Middle-earth. The staff was enthusiastic about making a display that felt as close to the world of The Lord of the Rings™ as possible.

Fireball's store display

Geek Retreat Ipswich in Ipswich, UK

At Geek Retreat Ipswich, they pulled together their banners and products to make a stunning display—their customers were so excited about the set, they assisted in getting the balloons prepared!

Geek Retreat Ipswich's store display

L'Antre Temps in Thionville, France

As a board game store and bookstore, L'Antre Temps tried to make a display that showcased products that would appeal to all their customers.

L'Antre Temps' store display

Alongside the three winners above, the panel chose to highlight the following stores for exceptional merchandising in specific areas.

Exquisite Detail: Dominion in Ayr, UK

Dominion put a unique twist on their mossy display: the addition of miniature figures surrounding a depiction of The Shire.

Dominion store display details
Dominion store display details

Handmade Charm: Fumettaria L'Oracolo in Pavullo nel Frignano, Italy

In Italy, Fumettaria L'Oracolo created a charming display using paper cut-outs beside a tall robed wizard inspired by Gandalf the Grey.

Fumettaria L'Oracolo store display

Imposing Presence: Countdown Landsberg in Landsberg am Lech, Germany

An imposing figure sits upon a throne at Countdown Landsberg in Landsberg am Lech, Germany, peering over the products for sale.

Countdown Landsberg store display

From the Window: Magic Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain

Inviting their customers to peruse the product right from the store window, Magic Barcelona implemented a sizeable window display to show off The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth.

Magic Barcelona store display

Immersive Play: Dynamite Games Lannion in Lannion, France

At this game store in Lannion, France, the staff served up fresh leaf wrapped Lembas bread to players in attendance, taking a special step to fully immersing them in the world of Middle-earth.

Dynamite Games Lannion store display

This merchandising contest brought creative and captivating displays to the forefront, and we thank everyone who participated. We hope your displays delighted your customers as much as they showcased your store's style.

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