Mattel held its Mattypalooza panel on Friday at San Diego Comic-Con. In it, they covered the MattyCollector.com exclusives:
DC Universe – Green Lantern Retro-Action DC Super Heroes, JLU New Gods 2-packs, and the DC Universe Classics Legion of Super Heroes 12-pack (these were also covered in the Mattel DC Universe panel that included the retail-based products)
Ghostbusters – Retro-Action, 6-inch, 12 inch figures, and the PKE meter prop replica
Here we go – it’s the last Ask Matty session before SDCC – and I’m afraid we didn’t do all that well getting the guys at Mattel to spill any surprises. Because of the show, there won’t be another Q&A until August 15th. Send in your questions, because I’m doing a lousy job at it!
1) Since this is the last Q&A before San Diego Comic-Con, can you give us some hints about the new figures that you plan to show from each line (without giving too much away, of course)?
Getting info out of Matty is like pulling teeth! (Yeah, I know, that was horrible.)
For MOTUC, much like last year, we’ll be showing items through the first 2011 figures. For GB Classics, we will show about three to four new figures. For DCUC, we will have at least two waves of six-inch figures as well as some surprises. For JLU, we will show at least the remaining 2010 product, which includes the “skipped over” wave of JLU singles including show accurate Red Tornado and OMAC.
I think the editorial staff at Toyfare is trying to dominate the search engine results for “WORLD PREMIERE” and “WORLD PREMIERING” – there’s going to be a lot to see in this issue, including a new 12-inch Star Wars line from Gentle Giant that I had heard nothing about before today. Cool!
With SDCC only just over 2 weeks away I wanted to give you a quick update.
First off we will have a full schedule of events, panels, signings, and raffles posted as soon as we lock everything down. SDCC 2010 will feature more brands than ever before participating in the Mattel booth. As always, you can expect a huge showing from all of my favorite collector brands such as DCU, JLU, WWE, MOTUC, Ghostbusters and more!
In addition to our exclusives, we’ll also be selling some other collector product in limited quantities. As announced on my forums, we do have some Lobo figures (for you JLU fans!) and She-Ra figures (for her 25th anniversary!). Both are the same run that sold on Mattycollector.com in June, we just saved a few for SDCC.
A full list will be posted soon. Stay tuned soon for more…and hope to see you all in San Diego!
Lots of Mattel news today, but don’t forget that June 15 is the MattyCollector.com sale date. And I’m guessing with She-Ra, Keldor, DC Universe Classics Wave 5, Peter Venkman, and Lobo on sale, it’ll be a bit rough.
A couple of days ago we posted a lineup for DC Universe Classics wave 15 we saw at an online retailer. Today, Mattel posted some pics of wave 15 confirming the lineup, as well as revealing upcoming JLU singles that are exclusive to Target.
Legion of Super-Heroes villain Validus is the Collect and Connect figure for wave 15. What are your thoughts and reactions?
First Official Look at DCU Wave 15 and Fall JLU Singles
Oh DCU, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways… let’s see, Wave 1, Wave 2, Wave 3… Wave 15! Yep, Wave 15 is coming to retailers late this summer. You’ll find these figures first at Kmart in late August/early September, then retailers everywhere in the fall. Collect all seven figures and you’ll have everything you need to create a villainous Validus Collect and Connect™ figure!
Golden Pharaoh — Complete your “Super Powers” collection! Golden Pharaoh is armed with his Pyramid Power staff and rocks a transparent purple torso and collar.
Classic Starman –Traditional version of Starman is well equipped with his Cosmic Rod and a Stellar Energy Pistol. Celestial crime fighting was never so much fun!
Modern Starman — The updated version of Starman lands with his trusty Cosmic Rod and features contemporary translucent parts.
OMAC — He’s not bad, he’s just built that way! Cyborg OMAC is rendered in dramatic detail in his first outing as an action figure.
Martian Manhunter — Two versions will be released, so it’ll be your turn to hunt the hunter for both the standard figure and the hard-to-find chase version with Martian head and “weapon” hand!
Raven — Stunning and smart, the Fan’s Choice winner comes to life as a magnificent action figure.
Sinestro Corps Batman — Commemorating his near-indoctrination into the dark side, our hero comes with a transparent Batarang ring construct.
Jemm – We’re fairly certain the Injustice Gang has their eye on MattyCollector.com as the Son of Saturn gets ready to make his first-ever appearance as an action figure.
Validus — Collect all 7 figures above to create this fearsome 9” Collect and Connect™ figure! Validus arrives with a crystal-clear head dome to reveal his heinously huge brain.
And since we’re on a roll counting ways we dig DCU, let’s talk about the five JLU singles coming to a Target store near you later this year:
Future JLU Superman with Starro Spore — In a double dose of firsts, this release will mark the initial availability of an all-new figure, plus it includes fan-favorite Starro Spore as a never-before-offered accessory!
Barry Allan as The Flash with Lightning Bolt — It’s the first time this figure is offered, so you’ll want to catch him before he’s gone in a… well, you know…
Power Ring — Evil twins everywhere will rejoice when Power Ring joins their ranks for the first time as an action figure. Features a giant green hand construct.
Batman Beyond with Batarang — Available for the first time as a single, Batman is ready to battle the bad guys when stocked with this staple from his arsenal.
Mr. Terrific — Also making his big debut as a single, the ever-present T-spheres have been completely redesigned.
When we get more information on release dates, we’ll let you know when you can expect to find these DCU must-haves. Until then, happy hunting!
You’ve got until Midnight Central Standard Time tonight to enter for a chance to win a Justice League Unlimited Lobo from the Fwoosh. And it couldn’t be easier to enter. Don’t miss out!
We know you have been waiting a long time for this. Finally, the “Main Man” is coming to your JLU shelf by way of Matty Collector this June. I am pretty sure that, next to the Green Lantern that will not be mentioned, Lobo is the most fan requested figure out there. Mattel and DC found a way to get him to the fans (since he is a little bit on the violent side for the youngsters) and he will be a gauge to test if more figures like him will be possible for a similar release down the road – Kalibak, perhaps?
Well, now one lucky fan is going to get a chance to win this figure FOR FREE before anyone else! How do you ask? Well, it is simple – all you really have to do is respond to this with your personal feelings/story/reason why it is great to finally have Lobo in your JLU collection.
Mattel has posted details on its June 15th sale date. With the late addition of DC Universe Classics Wave 5 (the first Wal-Mart exclusive wave) to an already loaded line-up, it’s bound to be a day full of fast sell-outs.
6/15 SALE: She-Ra™, 6” Peter Venkman™ & More
When it comes to our June 15th sale, there’s only one question: who says girls can’t kick booty just like the boys? One look at our long-awaited She-Ra™ figure and you know they truly do have the power! She’s not alone, though, because June also brings us big bad boo buster Peter Venkman™, plus JLULobo, and other toughies.
Here’s the complete list of products we’ll have for sale on Tuesday, June 15th (as always, subject to change):
As promised in our last Ask Matty Q&A, Mattel has published the schedule for its upcoming MattyCollector.com products through June of this year. No big surprises, but the Masters of the Universe Classics re-issues for each month were revealed: Stratos, Hordak, Mer-Man, and Faker will all get their “The Original” tags.
Product Release Schedule Through June
We do our best to plan when products will be released, but sometimes the production and delivery gods have other ideas. We’ve been doing a bit of the release date shuffle lately and thought it would be helpful to print our complete schedule through June:
MOTU Classics: Stratos® (re-issue)
MOTU Classics: Moss Man® – Flocked Ears
MOTU Classics: Moss Man® – Unflocked Ears
(Club Eternia™ monthly figure) DCUC Wave 12 Boxed Set (Darkseid) The Dark Knight Scarecrow
MOTU Classics: Wun-Dar™ & Map of Eternia®
(Club Eternia™ subscribers only – items not available for sale)
MOTU Classics: Hordak™ (re-issue)
MOTU Classics: Evil-Lyn® (Club Eternia™ monthly figure)
MOTU Ultimate Battle Ground Weapons Pak
Ghostbusters™ 12″ Peter Venkman™ The Dark Knight Batman (Night Vision)
MOTC Classics: Mer-Man® (re-issue)
MOTU “Oversized”: Tytus™
MOTU Classics: Optikk™ (Club Eternia™ monthly figure)
Ghostbusters™ 6″ Walter Peck™ (with containment unit) The Dark Knight: Two-Face
MOTU Classics: Faker® (re-issue)
MOTU Classics: She-Ra™ (Club Eternia™ monthly figure) DCU JLU Lobo
Ghostbusters™ 6″ Peter Venkman™ with Slimer
As always, these dates are subject to change, but we’ll let you know as soon as we know if anything changes.