No one under the age of eighteen will actually read that article. That is why 4KIDS is pushing the show and cards during their broadcast timeslots with codes to use on their main site and etc. That will get children interested in the show and game.
Ok, either you were using teasing in a weird context or you're going off into a new tangent. Yes it's true they're trying to pull in more buyers by offering an extra use for the cards that they purchase, but children are not inticied by multi-function products unless it blinks, flashes and makes 7 different types of noises. The idea of codes and web play is hardly something the average young 6-11 would be interested in, maybe 10 - 11's, but that's really playing to a fraction of their demographic.
Look at Nintendo with the new console, they created a demand for the system and sadly, here in American, they are not fully living up to the original release supply that they said that they would have. That makes more of a demand for the console. A small but not noticable supply and demand chain is now formed. If 4KIDS could do the same thing by over hyping the show and game, then not having enough supplies to make everyone happy, an increase in demand would happen and then an price increase on say every pack of cards would occur to make 4KIDS even more profit.
There is no way you can compare the demand Nintendo generates and the demand that 4kids can generate. It's David vs Goliath here. If you took a survey of youth, and ask them if they knew what Nintendo is, and what 4kids is, what do you think the results would be?
Unless you've heard something about them taking a new direction in advertising and selling their brands, their currently declining brands would serve to show that they can not maintain a steady interest in whatever they acquire.
Off topic, what is going on with your signature and avatar?
What do you mean? Like where are they from? They are from Dan Kim's delightfully disturbing comic strip "Momoka Corner" from his Clone Manga site. His drawing skill is amazing, but his writing is twisted. Not for children.