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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New York Comic Con 2011 – Mattel Batman Legacy

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In our most recent Ask Matty Q&A, Mattel confirmed that Batman Legacy would continue in 2012, and we got a glimpse of that at their New York Comic Con booth last night. You can say that there’s a definite Catwoman vibe going on, as they showcased two new Catwomen – one from their Arkham City sub-line, and the Golden Age Catwoman in the comic-based sub-line. Mrow!

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New York Comic Con 2011 – Hasbro Marvel Avengers Movie Figures

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At Hasbro’s special preview night, we saw a few figures from both the 6-inch Avengers line and the 3.75-inch Avengers line. At the official NYCC preview night, Hasbro had more of both on display. I think both lines are looking really good. For the recent Marvel movies, I’ve only picked up a couple of the Iron Man figures – these have me thinking about building out a full movie collection.

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New York Comic Con 2011 – Hasbro Marvel Legends

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New York Comic Con opened its doors last night for Preview Night for 4-day ticket holders, press, and professionals. And right at the entrance I found Hasbro’s booth – and it is pretty massive for the their first time at NYCC. I know there were some folks who were disappointed that during Hasbro’s own preview night, they showed Avengers movie figures in the 6-inch scale. But fret no more – Hasbro showed another full wave of Marvel Legends in their display booth.

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New York Comic Con 2011 – Hasbro Preview Night Marvel Avengers and Amazing Spider-Man 3.75-Inch Figures

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We covered the Hasbro Marvel Legends Avengers 6-inch figures in our last post, but we all know that Hasbro’s bread and butter is in the 3.75-inch scale that they’ve dominated for decades with Star Wars, G.I. JOE, and more recently, Marvel Universe. So it’s no surprise that with two summer tentpole releases with the Avengers and the Amazing Spider-Man coming out in 2012, that Hasbro would have accompanying 3.75-inch lines.

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