SDCC 2015: Mattel Announces More Exclusives and New Pre-Order Voucher Dates

Adds Ever After High, Monster High, and DC / Thomas & Friends mashup exclusives

Mattel SDCC 2015 exclusives - Ever After High Raven Queen, Monster High villain 2-pack, Thomas and Friends Super Friends Minis

Mattel has announced three more Mattycollector exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con. While they’re not particularly appealing to me, the Monster High dolls have proven to be highly sought after, so the villain 2-pack and the Raven Queen from Ever After High should sell out quickly. The DC and Thomas and Friends mashup minis brings together two Mattel licenses that may appeal to a younger Con-goer. With the exception of the Con-exclusive Batman / Diesel, it looks like the rest are also headed to retail stores in the future.

With the latest announcements, Mattel also announced a date change for pre-order vouchers:

Voucher Sale Date Change

For those of you attending SDCC, you can purchase vouchers here at MattyCollector.com then pick up your products at SDCC. Please note the new voucher sale dates, as follows:

  • Early Access: Monday, 6/1/15 from 8 a.m. PT to Tuesday, 6/2/15 at 8 a.m. PT (Club Eternia® subscribers only)
  • All Access: Tuesday, 6/2/15 at 9 a.m. PT to Thursday, 6/11 at 11:59 p.m. PT (open to everyone)
  • Pick-Up ONLY at SDCC: Thursday, 7/9/15 thru Saturday, 7/11/15 (pick-up times/location to be announced)

Source: Matty | News

Two-Bad Makes Mattycollector May Early Access a Can’t-Miss

Masters of the Universe Classics Rio Blast and DC Universe Classics Aquaman and Robin also available

Mattycollector May Sale

Blast Attak, this month’s Club Eternia figure, may be considered a dud by many Masters of the Universe Classics fans, but Early Access this month is sure to be a madhouse – that’s because Mattycollector is making Two-Bad available. As some of you may recall, during the subscription drive for the 2014 Club Eternia, Mattel announced that Two-Bad would have no day of sales inventory, leading to much angst from the fan base and presumably to more subscriptions.

What remains to be sold during is likely the customer service stock for the figure – so be prepared for a massive rush followed by a quick sell-out. Adding to the mayhem are two of the final DC Universe Classics figures – Aquaman with his hook hand and the Damian Wayne Robin, both with their own draw. Rio Blast rounds out Early Access.

Early Access has Two-Bad, Rio Blast, Aquaman and Robin, and opens tomorrow at 8AM PST. All Access adds Blast Attak, and will open up at 9AM on Friday.

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SDCC 2015: Mattel Reveals First Con Exclusives for Ghostbusters and Masters of the Universe Classics

Pre-orders for Courtroom Battle Egon, Rotar vs Twistoid, and Hover Robots start 5/28

Mattel SDCC 2015 Exclusives - Ghostbusters Egon, Masters of the Univers Classics Rotar vs Twistoid and Hover Robots

The gang at Mattycollector has started their reveals for San Diego Comic-Con. I am a little surprised that first out of the gate is the Courtroom Battle Egon Spengler from Ghostbusters – it’s been a few years since the courtroom versions of Venkman (2011) and Stantz (2012) were released with the Scoleri brothers, so it might be a tough sell except for the Ghostbuster fans who must complete that trio. I think the suit coloring is a little light, but might make for some better contrast with the other two.

From Masters of the Universe Classics comes the Rotar vs Twistoid 2-pack, which harkens back to Rokkon and Stonedar from two years ago – let’s see if there’s some price creep from the $60 those cost. And we’ll also see the return of the Hover Robots 3-pack, which is the traveling convention exclusive. Somehow I suspect that will be the toughest of the three exclusives to get.

Mattel will use the same system as last year, with pick-up at the show nearby the Convention Center. The pre-order vouchers will go up for sale May 28 for Early Access, and June 1 for All Access.

Stay tuned for more reveals. What do you think they’ll have for DC Comics exclusives this year?

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Masters of the Universe Classics Beasts of Burden One Day Sale 5/1

Up to 20% off Battle Cat, Battle Lion, Griffin, and Arrow

Mattycollector MOTUC Beasts of Burden sale

Mattel is holding another one-day sale to help clear out remaining inventory. Starting tomorrow at 9AM PST, four Masters of the Universe Classics steeds will go on sale at Mattycollector. Individually, they’ll be 15% off, but if you buy three or more, the discount gets bumped up to 20% off. The scaling discount works in any combination. That means if you want to build out your flock of Griffins for Skeletor, Beast Man, and the rest of the Evil Warriors, that’s fair game. Want an army of pastel-colored horses? You have the power!

Personally, I think this opens up some options if you wanted to use Battle Lion’s armor on Battle Cat to complete a 200X style steed for He-Man, for example. It’s still a steep asking price though. Normally, Battle Cat and the Griffin are $35, while Battle Lion and Arrow are $42. The Beasts of Burden sale will go for 24 hours, ending Saturday at 9AM PST.

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Border Patrol: WWE Elite Scale Play Set – Must See!

Border Patrol - WWE Elite Scale play set by Extreme Sets

For this edition of Border Patrol, we’re just featuring one eBay auction. But it’s a doozy!

I am instantly wary of eBay auctions listed with qualifiers like “OOAK HTF L@@K!!!” in the title. This auction is not titled like that; I’m the one applying the labels, because if you love action figures, you’ve got to check it out.

This play set was built to accommodate a Mattel WWE Elite Scale ring – that’s not included in the auction but you can pick up an Elite Scale ring with free shipping at the Mattel Shop this week. The play set comes with pretty much everything else (minus the figures, naturally) to give your wrestling action figures a full-size arena to put on a show. It comes with a couple of entrance sets, a Jumbotron and speakers that are suspended from the ceiling, and a custom built audience, complete with wrasslin’ slogans on their t-shirts.

This was a prototype built for an ambitious but ultimately underfunded Kickstarter project from last year. Be prepared to see a huge price tag, and know that this play set is so huge that the seller is only accepting bids from people who can pick it up (in a pickup truck, most likely) from its location in Southern California. Even if this puts you out of the running, you should still take a look at this one-of-a-kind WWE Elite Scale play set.

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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