Here’s an interesting tidbit from BBTS – they are closing out some MattyCollector.com DC exclusives, including the DC Universe Classics Swamp Thing, which was Mattel’s San Diego Comic-Con DC exclusive in 2011. And get this – Swamp Thing is listed at BBTS for pre-order at $15.99, while he was $30 when sold at the show and later on MattyCollector.com. Of course, don’t expect the Un-Men with him, as they were an exclusive pack-in for the figures sold at SDCC.
I haven’t seen any news on this from Mattel or from any other retailers (granted I didn’t look that hard so let me know if I missed something), so at this point I’m assuming this is a BigBadToyStore deal direct with Mattel to clear out the warehouse of these DC items.
MATTY COLLECTOR CLOSEOUT
Mattel is releasing a number of items at closeout prices. These include the JLU Three-Pack – Toyman, Firefly, Dr. Destiny at $21.99, the JLU Three-Pack – Vandal Savage, Batman, Future Superman at $11.99, the Justice League Unlimited 7-Pack with Gypsy, Dr. Mid-Night and more at $17.99, the DC Universe Swamp Thing at $15.99, the Retro Action DC Super Heroes Sinestro at $9.99 and the JLU Justice Guild Four-Pack at $13.99.
Here’s some deals for DC Universe Classics customizers:
- Batman Legacy Catwoman Collector Figure – $9.88 – this classic Catwoman from the Batman Legacy line was a highly sought after version of Selina Kyle but ultimately peg-warmed – she’s got a nice blank body, high-heeled boots, skirt, and a cape
- DC Universe Young Justice 6″ Artemis Figure – $9.28 – the 6-inch Young Justice line tanked at retail – the show getting canceled didn’t help, but the $20+ price point was the clincher – Artemis comes with a mostly blank body with the exception of some buckled boots, but as a deluxe figure she also has a compound bow, quiver, and arrows
- DC Universe Young Justice 6″ Aqualad Figure – $8.33 – accompanying Artemis is Aqualad from the deluxe Young Justice line, also discounted deeply – another blank body aside from the Aqua-buckle and fins on his calves, he comes with a bunch of translucent water accessories and also has some useful bare feet
I Am Your Fodder highlights action figures that are cheap and would make interesting customizing fodder.
Toy Guru promised to make Early Access worthwhile to subscribers, and as it opens this morning I wonder if he it’s working out in practice. For one, there have been a couple of last minute changes – sometimes the emails and news updates on the site are inconsistent. Like this month, the email referenced the Masters of the Universe Classics Evil-Lyn, but at the last minute they’ve switched to Stinkor. And, for the most part, Early Access has been limited to older MOTUC figures that long-time collectors already have.
Of course, that changed when the convention exclusive MOTUC Strobo came and went in Early Access in about five minutes, causing lots of subscribers to scream bloody murder. And chances are good that we’re heading for another one of those this morning.
Update: Early Access got a late start. Spirit of Hordak was available for about 5 minutes – sold out now. By the clock on my laptop he was up for grabs from 8:13 – 8:18AM PST. Let us know if you were able to pick one up!
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It was a slow day for AFP yesterday, as I was on the road taking my wife and her mom to Las Vegas as a little Mother’s Day celebration. As we were sitting at the gate waiting to board the plane, I thought about action figures of mothers. And came up with one. Pamela Voorhees, from Friday the 13th, was the only one I could recall. And actually, there were at least two made of her. In 2005, NECA came out with deluxe set for the movie’s 25th anniversary, with Jason and his dear old mom (pictured above, courtesy of BigBadToyStore). Sideshow made a 1/6 scale version – see Michael Crawford’s review of Pamela Voorhees.
So, what other mothers deserve action figures? Before getting called to board the plane, I came up with three.
» There’s more… click to continue reading In Honor of Mother’s Day – the Top Three Moms Who Deserve Action Figures
Bill has shared his latest comic, JLI: Moonlighting. He’s a fan of the Giffen / Maguire run, and he captures their style fun in this comic. It stars the core members of the original team: Batman, J’onn J’onzz, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Guy Gardner, Black Canary, Mr. Miracle, and Captain Atom. Bill also threw in Maxwell Lord for good measure. Be sure to check out more of his comics at Bill’s Comics.
Justice League International: Moonlighting
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I was just browsing Amazon after seeing the Batman Classic TV Series figures up for pre-order and noticed that the latest DC Comics Unlimited wave is available now. Since these are direct from Amazon, they’re not jacked up in price (yet) and have the Prime option available. Darkseid still looks way too top-heavy for me, but I know lots of folks are collecting the New 52 looks of these characters.
I have not been seeing a lot of retail presence for this line, so Amazon may be your best shot. Happy shopping!
Mattel covers all the burning questions you might have about two of its exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con this year – the Masters of the Universe Classics Comet Brothers, featuring Rokkon and Stonedar, and the DC Universe Classics New 52 Shazam, aka Captain Marvel.
Toy Guru also hits on some that you might not want to know the answers, such as: how do Rokkon and Stonedar poop when in rock form? Answer: convenient butt flap. And: is Captain Marvel’s hood really that big? Answer: yes, but thankfully it’s removable.
» There’s more… click to continue reading Mattel Previews the San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Masters of the Universe Classics Comet Warriors and DC Universe Classics New 52 Shazam – Video
DC Universe Classics Superman by Ibentmyman-thing – I’m a big fan of IBMMT, being a proud holder of several of his customs (including his modern Johnny Quick and Power Ring!) – his Superman has a number of improvements, including a new more determined head sculpt, a larger Superman shield, and a more classic light blue paint job – ends May 09, 2013 18:30:05 PDT
In AFP’s Border Patrol, we scour active eBay auctions for customized action figures that you won’t want to let slip by!
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