Mattel Reveals San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives –

Just like last year, Mattel revealed a few of their San Diego Comic-Con exclusives on Attack of the Show last night. Highlighted were:

  • Green Lantern Movie Kilowog – $30 – will be first available at SDCC
  • DC Universe Classics Swamp Thing featuring exoskeletal articulation (rubber skin over an articulated frame) – $30 – like Gleek and the Starro face-huggers, Swampy’s Un-Men will be exclusive to SDCC
  • Voltron 6-inch super-articulated – $30 – will come with both versions of his sword and packaging will feature a sound chip that plays the full Voltron opening theme
  • Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Man with packaging diorama – $70 – this thing looks massive, maybe 18-inches tall

While they didn’t highlight any Masters of the Universe Classics items, keen-eyed observers may have spotted what looks like a space-suited Queen Marlena with interchangeable heads and dress, with a Cringer slug figure. Check that out at 37 seconds into the video.

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C2E2 2011 – Picture Rundown and Mattel Voltron Update

C2E2 – Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo just wrapped up this Sunday and AFP was there to cover all the cool new toy coming out soon. Here is a quick look rundown of the most news-worthy items at the convention.

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Mattel Official Announcement of Voltron License

We posted about the new Voltron show on Nicktoons and toy license for Mattel a couple of days ago. Here’s the official announcement from With the show launching next year, I’m guessing that we won’t see anything toy-related until Toy Fair next winter, and certainly nothing at San Diego Comic-Con in July.

VoltronMattel and Voltron™ Join Forces

‘Toy Fans,

If you were a kid back in 1984, no doubt you tuned in faithfully each week to watch the original giant robot: Voltron, Defender of the Universe™. This week, World Events Productions (WEP) and Classic Media announced that a new Voltron™ animated series will be airing on Nicktoons, Voltron Force™. And who’s going to develop an all-new line of Voltron toys to go with it? Mattel!

Voltron is one of the most iconic brands ever created, and the new show is going to be an epic action-adventure series that fans old and new alike are gonna love. It’s too early to talk about toy line specifics, but I can tell you our designers are working on some seriously sweet products!

Want more details? Click here to read the full press release, and as soon as I’ve got more news about the toys, I’ll post it here.

Let’s go Voltron Force!

— Matty

via Online Store.

Mattel Lands License for Voltron

Hot on the heels of Bandai’s announcement that they will be making toys to accompany the relaunch of ThunderCats, we’ve got another revival of a classic animated franchise from the ’80s. Voltron will also be getting a new animated series in 2011, on NickToons, and Mattel will be making the toys.

Voltron hasn’t been out of the market that long – the 25th anniversary was last year, and Toynami produced collector-oriented classic Voltron diecast and vinyl toys.

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