Blizzard really don't have any worries about their finances,even now is in the finanail crisis. As you see, the Funcom layoff and some other unemployment issues. This is good for the WOW players and also for smaller companies associated with Blizzard.
A 14-employee company is having a good scene this year, they are Epic Weapons retailer. Epic Weapons are the people who make and sell Frostmourne, the real-life replica of Arthas' infamous runeblade. Collectors can buy the sword from their site for USD 379 to USD 479 each now. Epic Weapons also sell other replica items from films and TV shows, and their revenue for this year is expected to exceed 2 million USD. They make and sell them in United States and Overseas.
"We believe the gaming industry is very logical" for a successful business formula, said Hawkins, the company's chairman. "We take something from inside a game and make it real."
NOW do you wanna collect it?