There’s nearly 60 items on sale, from toy makers like Funko, Diamond Select Toys, Bif Bang Pow!, Underground Toys, Diamond Select Toys, and even Mattel (who hasn’t sold exclusives through Entertainment Earth, as far as I can recall.)
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.
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.
As Ron pointed out in his Best of 2011 post, we both had a hard time choosing just one. There were alot of great toys in 2011, and a lot of getting used to the higher prices we now pay for toys… which brings me to my number one choice.
The Glyos System. The entire thing, not just one figure. These are the most affordable, quality, playable toys I have had in a LOOOONG time. They’re just plain damn fun! And this year they expanded quite a bit with the new Glyans and Rig-Wing.
We’re back with the October edition of Ask Matty. Because of New York Comic-Con, Mattel won’t have another Q&A until November. Be sure to send in your questions as we get our coverage of NYCC up, since the next round of questions are due on the 15th.
1) We know we’ll get toys for The Dark Knight Rises, but what are the chances of Batman Legacy or another non-movie Batman line getting some shelf space in 2012?
In 2012, our collector product efforts will focus on Batman Legacy in the Spring, and TDKR Movie Masters once the movie product launches.
Whew! I’m finally getting around to dealing with my pics and loot from SDCC 2011.
Up first, I’m going to hit y’all with the SDCC Hasbro Exclusive Marvel Legends Thor! But before I get into it, much thanks to Sandman for snagging this for me when he was buying his Hasbro Show Exclusives as I was having more than a little trouble getting a damn ticket just to be able to stand in line to give Hasbro my money. They really need to do a better job with the retail booths at Comic-Con. In their defense, the line died to nothing by late Saturday afternoon when a lot of the Exclusives sold out, but the system could stand a little tweaking to be less frustrating to buyers at Comic-Con.