Mattel posted a general update for its collector lines. It’s quite long, so I’ll summarize it here.
- DC Universe Classics wave 11 will be sold on MattyCollector.com in master cases of 8 (both Steppenwolves, regular Deadman), but may not be until after the holidays
- 12-inch General Zod and 8-inch Green Arrow are coming on December 15
- New JLU 3-packs should be hitting Target in force before the holidays
- Select Avatar figures on MattyCollector starting December 1
- WWE is coming January 1 (yes, we know!)
- Masters of the Universe Classics Moss Man sample will be posted as soon as the “fur” color is right (I thought it was moss :-))
- Mattel is working on Battle Cat packaging – currently his mask is falling off in package (a box with blister back)
- Evil Lyn will be the April 2010 figure, and will be featured in Toy Fare #150, the 2010 preview issue
- More Ghostbusters are planned, but it might not be until San Diego Comic-Con 2010 until we get all the news
Also, don’t forget – it’s sale day on MattyCollector.com on Monday at Noon Eastern. I’ll be picking up a Masters of the Universe Scareglow via my subscription, and will probably pick up a couple DC Universe Classics Color of Fear 2-packs separately.
Gee, Mattel, can you and Digital River *please* work on finding a way to combine extra orders with the subscriptions? Don’t penalize your loyal customers.
The latest from Mattel 11/15/09
Its been a while since I offered a general update and rather post a little bit here and there on fan forums, I thought a good posting on Facebook for all the lines would be best.
DC Universe world:
So lets see, sounds like Wave 11 has hit stores which is very exciting. And on top of that, I can announce that we will indeed have Wave 11 for sale on MattyCollector.com.
It is unsure at this point if we will have it before the holidays, but when we get Wave 11 in, it will be sold as a master case of 8. You will get:
- 1 X Katma Tui with constructs
- 1 X John Stewart with constructs
- 1 X Shark
- 1 X Cyborg Superman in Sinestro Corps uniform
- 1 X Steppenwolf (Red)
- 1 X Steppenwolf (Green)
- 1 X Deadman (standard version)
- 1 X The Question – fan choice!
And of course all the parts you need to make Kilowog! The only figure not included in this set is the clear chase version of Deadman. This version is exclusive to retailers.
Pricing and onsale dates will be posted in the coming weeks, but this is a first step to helping improve distribution!
In other DC news, we just got in the first test shots of 12″ Zod! Boy is he fantastic! We want to make a few small changes before showing to the public, but if you’ve seen our 12″ Ghostbuster figures, you’ll know the quality to expect. Zod will use the same basic body and packaging structure, but of course he will have all the details and accessories custom for him including an extra set of hands, Earth weapons for him to bend and melt with heatvision, as well as a stand for the pack out Oval Office setting! Overall an incredible figure is coming Dec 15th!
And speaking of Dec 15th, we’ll also have the first ever Retro Action 8″ Vintage Figure: Green Arrow! This is a preview figure for an all new line coming to Toys R Us and select online retailers in the Spring. Each figure is painstakingly created with the look and feel of the toys you knew as a kid. Who say’s they don’t make toys like they used to?
Now we did hit one snag, we won’t have our full order on Dec 15th. So much like Mer-Man, Green Arrow may sell out quick, but we’ll have a few more in within a week or so. But if you want this guy for the holidays, be there on MattyCollector.com on Dec 15th at 12:00 noon eastern time!
And JLU is shipping! You may have seen a few new 3 packs starting to trickle out. We’re working with Target now to clear out old sets and get more new sets in before the end of the year and we’ll keep shipping at least into the first few months of 2010 until we get caught up. JLU is still coming! This is one of my highest priorities!
Have you seen these toys! Wow, amazing stuff really. New Avatar 33/4″ and 6″ figures as well as 3 3/4″ beasts and vehicles are in stores now. We’ll also have select Avatar figures on MattyCollector.com on Dec 1st leading up to the movie launch. If you haven’t marked your calendars yet, Dec 18th will be a cinema experience like no other! (and wait until you check out the mind blowing iTags including with each Avatar figure – create virtual animated version of each toy, right on your computer monitor! All you need is webcam and the free downloadable software!)
The news is out and Mattel has WWE! Look for all new super star scale figures aimed at the discriminating collector everywhere Jan 1st. Wait until you see the Entrance Greats assortment! Some of the best figures we’ve ever done! And with WWE, we’re just getting started!
Lots going on in the MOTU world. We got in a new sample of Moss Man. Almost there. His fur is not quite the right color, so we’re going to hold off until we have a more finished sample on this guy before posting.
We also got early samples of Battle Cat in package in. Have a bit of an issue that his mask is falling off in package. We’re doing everything we can to fix this before the full production is finished. He’ll come in a box with a blister back (similar to the original toy) so worst case is the box can be opened without damage to slide the mask back on. But we’ll do all we can to avoid this!
As soon as we have a better sample we’ll post it for all to see.
And the big news, we’ve got our April 2010 figure all lined up. You can catch the first images of EVIL LYN in the next issue of Toy Fare magazine! Which version is she? You’ll just have to wait until Toy Fare’s 2010 preview in issue 150 to find out!
Oh, we’ve barley gotten out feet wet (or is that slimed) in Ghostbuster toys! New 12″ and 6″ will be shipping throughout the winter and spring. We’ve got a lot of new surprises in store for 2010, but you may need to wait until SDCC 2010 for us to reveal all of the new news, but it is in the works!
That’s the big stuff. Of course we have a big sale tomorrow on MattyCollector.com. We’ve been working at length with Digital River to endure it is a clean easy sale. If any collectors do have ANY shipping issues at all, we’ll be monitoring this page carefully so we can address any order concerns. Please be sure to post your order number as a reference if we do need to jump in for extra customer service help. We’re committed to making shopping on MattyCollector.com the best experience possible!
Good luck tomorrow, there’s going to be some great figures up for sale!