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.
Marvel Legends Executioner by Stevid – while the Wrecking Crew might be a bit oversized, I hope that when Hasbro finally gets around to making the Executioner that they reuse that body – in the meantime, here’s your chance to add this essential Thor baddie to your collection – ends May 22, 2013 18:30:15 PDT
In AFP’s Border Patrol, we scour active eBay auctions for customized action figures that you won’t want to let slip by!
» There’s more… click to continue reading Border Patrol: Marvel Legends Executioner, Masters of the Universe Classics Horde Trooper, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder
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!
» There’s more… click to continue reading MattyCollector Early Access Open for May Sale – Will Spirit of Hordak Frustrate Fans?
With the ABC hit series Once Up Upon a Time becoming a franchise with spin-off Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, it seems that NBC wants in on the resurgent female-oriented fantasy drama. They’ve got big plans for She-Ra, starring Australian pop sensation Kylie Minogue. Hey, she starred as Cammy in the Street Fighter movie with Jean Claude Van Damme, so we know she’s got the chops for the demanding action sequences.
This is what Mattel has been waiting for. How long until we see them get back onto retail shelves with Masters of the Universe Classics?
» There’s more… click to continue reading She-Ra Coming This Fall to NBC – Mattel Toys on Retail Shelves Next?
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
Man of Steel Movie Masters figures are up for pre-order on Amazon, but it’s almost like a straight up purchase because they have the in-stock date as May 15. I guess Mattel must have backed their trucks into the Amazon warehouse (or however that’s supposed to work) because in the past couple days I’ve seen the Batman Classic TV Series figures and the latest DC Unlimited put up for sale at the online retail juggernaut. Speaking of Juggs, wouldn’t it be great to get some new Marvel Legends on Amazon soon?
Up, up, and away!
The guys at Farpoint Toys & Collectibles shared their out of this world Power of Grayskull Diorama with us. The display is in a 9.5 x 8 foot store window. It’s got over 40 Masters of the Universe Classics figures in it, and over a thousand bricks in its custom Castle Grayskull. It’s so incredible that I’d be willing to set foot in New Jersey just to see it. (Hey, I used to lived there, so I can joke about it!)
» There’s more… click to continue reading Check Out this Mind-Blowing Castle Grayskull Diorama by Farpoint Toys & Collectibles