Toys R Us has an online deal today only for an extra 10% off, including already discounted figures. It’s a mish-mash of stuff, as usual, but there are some Halo and Young Justice figures on sale. I haven’t actually seen the new Halo stuff in stores, but got confused by the “6-inch” designation on the new stuff. Are the new Halo figures truly in the 6-inch scale? If so I might have to check them out.
It’s sales day on MattyCollector.com – something I often and gladly forget because I’m subbed up like a toy gangsta – and DC Universe Classics Mirror Master from Club Infinite Earths is the headliner. Here’s the link to the handy August 15 bundle page. Due to our arch-enemy, Logistics, there’s no figure from the Club Eternia subscription, but if you still need a Masters of the Universe Classics fix, you can pick up this month’s figure from the 30th Anniversary sub, Sir Laser-Lot.
I’m not a big fan of the design Geoff Johns came up with when he was 8 years old. To some of you I know that means I’m a cranky old guy who doesn’t doesn’t know how to have fun with toys (yes, I also was underwhelmed by Vykron). But to each his own – if you’re a Laser-Lot fan, I’m glad Mattel made him for you.
Also, with Young Justice subscriptions at the halfway point to hit the minimums for the green light, Mattel extended the sub order window by 2 weeks – and delayed the ship date (only if YJ fans buy enough, we keep getting reminded) by three months. I’ll keep hoping that Mattel eventually gets to the point where they’ll do a true pre-order – that means no thermometer – because it will mean they’ve made a good enough product that they trust we’ll buy in mass quantities.
Be sure to enter for your chance to win one of the Fwoosh 10th Anniversary giveaways – a Young Justice prize pack from Mattel or a Avengers Vault Promo Box from Hasbro. (The Marvel Universe Thor is just there for size comparison – he’s not part of the Vault promo box.) You’ve got the rest of Friday, May 4 to enter.
Mattel held its Collector Night event at New York Toy Fair yesterday, and Scott “Toy Guru” Neitlich was on hand to share the details of all the products they had on display.
Included in the mix were Voltron, DC Universe (including Club Infinite Earths, All-Stars, Young Justice, Action League, Justice League Unlimited, Batman Legacy, and The Dark Knight Rises Movie Masters), Masters of the Universe Classics, WWE, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, and Cars. Following his presentation, Toy Guru fielded all the questions that the crowd threw his way.
I know we’re a week behind schedule with this, but I’ve been extremely busy with life outside toys. 🙂
Here’s the latest Ask Matty Q&A from our pals at Mattel.
Can you give us some approximate shelf dates for the new Batman Legacy figures we saw, including the Batman / Catwoman 2-packs, Harley Quinn, and Nighting from Arkham City, and the First Appearance Batman and Golden Age Catwoman? Any more Batman Legacy waves planned before movie figures take over the shelves?
There will be one more wave, which will come end of December/early January.