New York Comic Con 2011 – Mattel DC Universe Classics

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At San Diego Comic-Con, Mattel announced the start of the Club Infinite Earths subscription for DC Universe Classics and a shift back to more mainstream character mixes for their retail line. A lot of you took this as a harbinger of the demise of DC Universe Classics at retail. The subscription failing to hit the sales target originally set by the Mattel team, was yet another signal of impending doom.

Mattel hopes to set the record straight, showing off new figures for Club Infinite Earths, the retail line, and some more retailer exclusive 2-packs. And, yes, the “last” DC Universe Classics wave in production form, the Nekron Collect and Connect wave. Is it enough to put the collector community at ease? You tell me.

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San Diego Comic-Con 2011 – Eric Treadaway Interview

VeeBee and I had the chance to sit down again with Eric Treadaway of the Four Horsemen at San Diego Comic-Con a few weeks back. VeeBee just posted the final part of the interview at the Fwoosh, and you should also out the first, second, and third parts too. As always, it was a fascinating conversation that ran the gamut, including Masters of the Universe Classics, DC Universe Classics, and their own Fantastic Exclusives.

The whole thing provides some great insight into the entire lifecycle of making action figures, but I particularly enjoyed Eric talking about creating his own Masters of the Universe Classics character (in the part one of the interview) as well as some of the background behind the revamping of the DC Universe Classics line in the coming year (in part three), especially with the sub pre-orders coming up shy.

With the total subscriptions for Club Infinite Earths in the pre-order phase closing out at just above 60% of the desired target, and Mattel promising a related announcement this week, I’m really curious to see if Mattel is going to move forward in some way despite missing the target subscription number.

So, what do you think Mattel is going to share with us this week?

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