Since the Mattycollector Cyber Monday sale kicked off last Tuesday, four items have sold out. Masters of the Universe Classics Granymyr was first to go, during Early Access. Since then, Hordak, Orko, and Battle Armor Skeletor have joined him.
What could we see during the hourly flash sales? I think the Spirit of Hordak may come out of hiding. Do you think customer service stock for the Horde Trooper 2-pack and subscriber-only figures like Sea Hawk could show up?
We’ve got 7 whole days of steals, deals and Matty madness! It’s your chance to snag special offers, extra cart discounts, and some hard to find items you’ve been eyeing all year. Early Access starts on Tuesday morning before Black Friday, with All Access on Wednesday morning, and the sale continues until 9:00 a.m. PT on Tuesday morning, 12/3.
Extra Cart Discounts! Save 10% off your entire order if you spend $100-$199 and 20% off your entire order if you spend $200 or more! Please note these extra discounts apply only to discounted items and will not apply to The Cyber 6!.
Be sure you check in often on Monday, 12/2 for hourly flash sales with special pricing that come and go… you never know what you might find!
Important Note: Cart discounts do not apply to full price items. Mattel reserves the right to change the sale price at any time and all sales are final. All items are limited to stock on hand. Refunds for defective items only; no replacements.
via MattyCollector.com Online Store – Create Your Bundle.
Diamond Select Toys is offering 10% – 20% off all items available in their online store. That includes Marvel Select, Marvel Minimates, Star Trek, the Walking Dead, the Expendables, Ghostbusters, and a whole lot more.
The sale starts on Thanksgiving (tomorrow) and runs through Monday. Happy shopping!
“Thank You” Sale!
The holiday shopping season is upon us, and to say “thanks” to their customers for making 2013 such a great year, Diamond Select is offering a discount on all in-stock items in their Web store! Running from Thanksgiving (Nov. 28th) through Cyber Monday (Dec. 2nd), if you visit the “Products” section at diamondselecttoys.com, you’ll be able to order any in-stock item at 10% off using the code DSTX10.
Plus, selected items will be eligible for a 20% off code DSTX20! Check out the list below, and visit the special “Sale” section of the store to pick up some great deals!
Get 20% off on:
- All Minimates Vehicles
- Alice: Madness Returns Minimates
- Battle Beasts Minimates
- Expendables Action Figures and Minimates
- Femme Fatales Darkchylde Statue
- Knight Rider License Plates
- Femme Fatales Steampunk Lexi Statue
- Marvel Minimates – Thor Movie
- Marvel Minimates – Outback X-Men
- Marvel Minimates – Torch and Blastarr
- Ghostbusters Series 4 Minimates
- Star Trek Retro Figures
- Street Fighter X Tekken Minimates
- Tomb Raider Minimates
- Universal Monsters Minimates
- Walking Dead Minimates Halloween ComicFest 2-Pack
via Diamond Select Toys.
I am still trying to wrap my head around why this eight day sale is called Cyber Monday, but I probably don’t have the mental faculties required to comprehend it. But if you’re heading over to Mattycollector for it, here’s what you can expect to find. When I checked late last night in Early Access, I found only one item had sold out – that was the Masters of the Universe Classics Granymyr for $68 (normally $85). For a lot of folks, that discount would have amounted to free shipping, because that sucker is heavy. Congrats to the Early Access folks who picked him up.
Some of the remaining deals jumped out at me. The Eternian Palace Guards 2-pack didn’t show up for me when I looked in the morning, but they’re there at the top of the page now – and for $27, half off the regular (bumped up) cost of $54. Also half off, and an exceptionally good deal is Battleground Teela – just $10. If you don’t have her, get her!
For those of you who have been holding out for San Diego Comic-Con exclusives – all of the action figure exclusives (except for Monster High, if you count those) are available and on sale. Rokkon and Stonedar, Batusi Batman, big-hooded Captain Marvel, Man of Steel, and even the mini He-Man and Skeletor figures are there. This year I skipped on all of them, except for the MOTU mini-figures, and even on sale I’m probably letting them go. How about you guys? What’s on your list for Matty Cyber Monday?
» There’s more… click to continue reading Here’s What to Expect from Mattycollector Cyber Monday Sale Today
I’ve got a feeling that the marketing folks at Mattel just gave up when trying to name this sale that starts tomorrow. Sure, the Cyber Monday sale includes a Monday, but it starts on a Tuesday and it lasts eight days (not seven, as the promo claims) when you count Early Access. To make your brain jump through more hoops, Mattel highlights four items out of the “Cyber 6″ (shown above) – these items aren’t discounted at all during the sale.
Most non Cyber 6 items will be up to 30% off. Some will be up to 50% off. And then you can get 10% or 20% more discount if you spend over $100 or $200. And then next Monday (ahh, Cyber Monday!) there will be hourly flash sales, including the two non-revealed Cyber 6 items that aren’t discounted. Confused yet? Come up with a name for this sale that makes sense and you can probably get a job at Mattel.
» There’s more… click to continue reading Mattycollector Cyber Monday Sale Starts Tuesday and Lasts Eight Days
Mattycollector front man Toy Guru, accompanied by Cornboy and Eric Treadaway from the Four Horsemen, updated New York Comic Con attendees with Mattel’s collector-oriented plans for 2014. For their healthiest line, Masters of the Universe Classics, it was business as usual, but with Stan Lee’s Comikaze in a couple of weeks, the reveals were at a minimum – Flogg from New Adventures and a tease of Robot Faker. On the fan vote for New Adventures 2015, Mara won – no big surprise, as I’m sure many people who did vote but didn’t care about New Adventures just went for the female character.
On the DC front, the four revealed figures for the failed 2014 Club Infinite Earths sub will be released as day of figures quarterly, with the jail-suited Doomsday as a SDCC 2014 exclusive. I have a hard time understanding the jail suit over the infinitely better “unleashed” version – I can’t believe that the better sales numbers that version would yield didn’t justify the increased tooling.
And there’s more – check out our video of the panel. We missed a small portion when the recording hit the limit, but that was just Two Bad and Glimmer, and you’ve seen them before, right?
» There’s more… click to continue reading NYCC 2013: Mattel Reveals 2014 Updates for DC and Masters of the Universe at Mattypalooza (Video)
Masters of the Universe Classics fans have pulled through again, jumping from 91% of the target threshold to a massive 115% in the final four hours of the pre-order window – so Club Eternia has got the green light for 2014. Sadly, Ghostbusters fans won’t be getting the Ecto-1, moving the meter just 1% to 38% in the final hours of the pre-sale.
In the same time period, DC Universe fans managed to jump 5 points from 58% to 63%, but Club Infinite Earths still could not muster enough subscribers to hit even the first tier of the exclusive Doomsday – though I suspect that the tiered system contributed a bit of the sluggishness in the pre-orders, since the first goal was a lackluster jail-suited Doomsday, when compared to the unleashed Doomsday of tier 2. While Club Infinite Earths won’t move forward with the plan partially revealed at San Diego Comic-Con, there is still a possibility of getting DC Universe Classics figures through Mattycollector in 2014 – Mattel just has to figure it out.
I’ve got to believe there’s enough fans to support a DC line – maybe this setback with the all-in approach will spur Mattel to rethink something that works better for the fans. We can hope, right?
» There’s more… click to continue reading Mattycollector Subscription Results: Masters are a Go, Future of DC is Uncertain, and Ghostbusters are Busted
This is it, He-Fans, She-Ravers, DC (umm) collectors, and Ghostbusters! The pre-order windows for the Club Eternia, Club Infinite Earths, and the Ecto-1 close at the end of the day. At midnight (or, if Digital River runs true to form, sometime tomorrow morning) the pre-order pages will come down, and you’ll have missed your chance to subscribe and MAKE IT HAPPEN™. To help you decide to subscribe, Toy Guru posted a few tidbits. They essentially contain the same message, with two different delivery methods – one is a traditional wall of text, and the other is a video, with an opening that is truly Cringer-worthy.
In my latest Soapbox Sunday, I outlined which Mattycollector subscriptions I’m signing up for and why. If for some reason you still haven’t made up your mind, do it today!
(Also, click on Battle Cat above for some disco lights for your dancing cat. Or don’t. I didn’t use the animated version for the main post because I didn’t want to blind any unsuspecting readers!)
» There’s more… click to continue reading Last Chance for a Last Dance with Mattycollector Pre-Orders
Yes, I’m a procrastinator. I haven’t submitted my pre-order for the Mattycollector subscriptions. But when I do, I’ll be one of the guys KILLIN THE LIEN. When it comes to Club Eternia, Club Infinite Earths, and the Ecto-1 pre-orders, I’ll be saying no to Ghostbusters and Masters of the Universe Classics, and giving a hesitant yes to DC Universe Classics.
When I started thinking about this post earlier in the week, I was planning on something a little different. The gist was going to be, “I’ve subbed for Masters and DC (note: I always knew I was going to pass on the Ecto-1), and now it’s up to you” – I’d present my rationale for my decisions. I wouldn’t tell you to sub too (I hate that), but rather ask you to consider how the subs line up with what you want and to make up your own minds.
For the past couple of days, I started to really put that into practice for myself. As someone on the bandwagon since the subscriptions started, it was the de facto choice to keep subbing. So I was pretty surprised to come to the decision to stop subscribing to Club Eternia.
» There’s more… click to continue reading Soapbox Sunday: I’m KILLIN THE LIEN (One out of Three Subs Ain’t Bad)
It was the Invasion of the Pod People this week as Mattel was making its final push for Club Eternia, Club Infinite Earths, and Ecto-1 subscribers. Toy Guru may have officially been out of the office, but that didn’t stop him from participating in a handful of podcasts to get the message out – the decision for these subscriptions to move forward is in our hands now. I’ll encourage you to listen to as much of these as you can, especially if you are still on the fence, or even dead set against subscribing.
Having spoken with Toy Guru more than a few times over the years, I can say with confidence that he loves the brands he represents, and as a collector, he wants to put the best product out there. If part of the reason you are thinking about skipping the subs this year is because of him, I’ll suggest you separate the message from the messenger. He can come off as too sales-oriented – I think that’s because he is very well-prepared before he speaks publicly, making his spiel seem more like a sales pitch and therefore less off the cuff and genuine. Try to take that into account as you listen to these podcasts:
Three ladies headline the August Mattycollector sale, and hallelujah – it’s not the Star Sisters. On the Masters front, it’s Castaspella from the regular Club Eternia sub, and Shokoti from the Club Filmation half-year sub. DC’s Fire serves as a poignant reminder that the Club Infinite Earths subscription is in dire straights. Her partner in
crime heroics, Ice, is one of the figures that’s at risk if the subscription doesn’t hit minimums. Ghostbusters cosplayers, the Ecto Goggles go up for sale too.
For your convenience, here’s the link to the bundle page for the August Mattycollector sale, which opens at 9AM PST on Thursday.
Early Access opens tomorrow at 8AM PST. For Masters, it’s Rattlor and Man-E-Faces. For DC, it’s Uncle Sam and Platinum with Tin pack-in. But I’m wondering, why bother? If you have Early Access, you’re subbing, so you probably have those figures already. Until Early Access includes the sub figures going on sale the next day, it’ll be of limited value to me. But on the off chance you do need something, here’s the link to Early Access for August.
» There’s more… click to continue reading Masters of the Universe Classics Shokoti and Castaspella and DC Universe Classics Fire Headline the Mattycollector 8/15 Sale; Early Access on 8/14