AFP Ask Matty Round-Up for 11/15/10

We thought maybe we had been stood up by the Mattel team, but they eventually showed up tonight with the answers for the latest round of Q&A. Thanks to Toy Guru and the team at Mattel!

1. We’ve seen what looks like a factory-produced Green Lantern Classics Abin Sur figure with double-jointed elbows and Black Hand with double-jointed elbows and knees. Does this mean that you’re taking opportunities to introduce figures with double-jointed articulation when you have the opportunity to add new tooling? Or was this a production error?

Yes, we are looking at adding more articulation into DCUC figures when logistically possible.

2. The DC Universe Classics Martian Manhunter and Jemm figures are great, but we’ve noticed they can come with larger veined biceps, smaller biceps, or a mix. Which sets of biceps were intended for those figures, and what should folks do who have mismatched biceps or ones that are both off-sized?

The larger veined arms were intended. It appears due to a vendor error some were produced with the unintended bicep which we corrected as soon as possible.

3. We’d be remiss if we didn’t ask you about Back to the Future, even though you may not be able to say much at this point. When do you think we’ll first see toys from this license – are we talking about some time in 2011? Is this the kind of thing where you’ll work with a partner like the Four Horsemen or Gentle Giant?

We can’t comment on details this early, but we can tell you product will not be out until 2012 at the earliest.

4. When you do get around to releasing Fisto and Jitsu in Masters of the Universe Classics, have you considered giving them interchangeable normal and over-sized hands?

Yes, we have talked about this. If it will happen, remains to be seen.

5. The white mailer box for the Masters of the Universe Classics Roboto had “Grayskull” printed near the bottom – what does it signify?

It is there for legal and logistical purposes. No hidden meaning.

Here’s the other Ask Mattel Q&As from around the web (to be updated as they surface):

  • Cool Toy Review
  • DC Hall of Justice
  • Experience the Wonder
  • The Fwoosh
  • Infinite Hollywood
  • Kastor’s Korner
  • Kord Industries
  • MOTUCFigures
  • Pendragon’s Post
  • Poe Ghostal’s Points of Articulation
  • Pop Culture Network
  • The Rumor Buster
  • Toy News International

4 thoughts on “AFP Ask Matty Round-Up for 11/15/10”

  1. In response to number 2, you should contact Mattel’s customer service department and have them send you a replacement immediately. We, as consumers, need to start demanding a lot more for the price of these things. Mattel seems to have forgotten that part of the question in their response.

    And Mattel needs to start taking responsibility for their mistakes. Their figures now run an average 15 to 20 bucks a pop, there’s no excuse for large-scale manufacturing errors at that pricepoint.

  2. Great. My Martain Manhunter is an error. I am so sick of these fuck ups. These guys at Mattel are assholes! Next time you screw up a figure, why not give us a heads up so we don’t waste our money? Enough of this mixed bicep bullshit. What wave are you on again?

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