Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ask Matty Questions - 8/31

1) The mini-masters were shown only to gauge interest in the line. Would this be a retail or online offering? Can we see more!!!
We are still reviewing possible execution for the Mini Masters. We know fans like em! To manage expectations, do not expect them any earlier then 2013.

2) It was stated that this year so far the MOTU club is lower then previous- any ideas why? Character selection, economy??
There are many factors that contribute to fans choosing to purchase a subscription but Mattel does not comment publically on this.

3) The Man-E-Faces secret accessory is great!! Could we see others in some kind of future accessory pack?
As long as fans enjoy this type of thing we would love to continue to make some accessories secret in the future!

4) Any idea when we will see updated photos of Dana Barrett from GB?
As soon as we get updated images of Dana, we’ll post them on Matty.  We should have something in the next few weeks.

5) Any chance of a picture of the GB Firehouse diorama with the standard Mattel GB figures and not the action hero scale?
The Stay Puft diorama was meant to act as the diorama for this 6” scale.  We don’t have anything planned yet, as far as a firehouse diorama just yet.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Captain Power- Coming to DVD This Winter

If you did not grow up when Captain Power was on TV, here is a press photo. Also the toy line that came from this show featured a interactive toy with VHS tape. 
Now the original TV series is going to see a DVD release this winter,Captain Power Facebook post . Check out some pics below.


Monday, August 22, 2011

Mattel Shows Cars 2 Chase Toys at D23 Convention

Mattel unveiled its CARS Super Chase Collection, a new line coming in 2012 that will feature one-time only, limited run die-cast vehicles for fans and collectors of all ages. John Lasseter who received the very first vehicle from the Super Chase collection at Disney’s D23 Expo on Friday, in Anaheim, Ca.
Flash, the Swedish racer, will be the very first Super Chase vehicle available, beginning spring 2012. There will also be three additional Super Chase vehicles throughout 2012 -- all never before released in die-cast. Each of these 1:55 scale vehicles will feature a unique character and engaging nuances of the franchise, and will be packaged distinctively in its own packaging.
These CARS Super Chase die-cast vehicles are being produced in limited quantities but will be sold wherever Mattel’s CARS die-cast vehicles are sold and will retail for $3.99.



Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Mattycollector Subscriptions- MOTU, Voltron, Ghostbusters and DC?

If you did not realize since SDCC, Mattycollector has been selling2012 subscriptions to various lines. There has been much heated debated on the internet about each of these lines. It is readily clear that MOTU, Ghostbusters and Voltron will be available. The contingent piece is whether the DC line can get enough buyers to carry it forward.
With a large support base the group Save DCUC has emerged with a website savedcuc.com. Check them out and show your support.


Monday, August 15, 2011

Ask Matty 8/15 Questions and Answers

1) Of the new product reveals at SDCC, what was the team most excited for?
That depends on who you ask! Each team tends to be excited over their items. The 23” Voltron and the new MOTUC 30th anniversary items/mini comics tend to be very popular around here!

2) You commented that Swiftwind will not have any plugs to put in the holes for the wings to make it look more clean. Any chance these could be made and come with a future POP character or in a weapons pack?

Never say never but nothing is planned at this time.


3) Will the Windraider be as limited as the original release of Battlecat when it goes on sale this Fall? If it sells out can vehicles be reissued?
 It is always possible we will do a second run but nothing is planned right now. We will have to see how it does the first time before expanding to a second run.

4) The Mini-Masters that were displayed at SDCC- can you give us any plans for these?
There are no plans for these at this time. They were put out purely to gage fan interest for now…

5) The Ghostbusters Vigo is great, but was there ever talk to include a baby Oscar?
 Sure there is talk! He would be a great accessory but just not one we could fit in with Vigo at this time.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Reminder Mattycollector Sale on 8/15

This monday 8/15 hit up mattycollector and grab your favorites. Don't forget, noon EST. Also make sure to order your 2012 Subscriptions!!



6" "Ready to Believe You" Egon Spengler
Coming Soon Official Club Ecto-1 Figure, August 2011
Ghostbusters™
(Included with 2011 subscriptions)

Green Lantern Origins 3-Pack
Coming Soon Green Lantern Origins 3-Pack
Justice League Unlimited
2009 San Diego Comic-Con

Man-E-Faces®
$20.00
Coming Soon Club Eternia® Figure of the Month, August 2011
Masters of the Universe® Classics
Human…Robot…Monster!
(Included with 2011 subscriptions)

Megator™ Figure
Coming Soon Club Eternia® Monthly Figure, August 2011
Masters of the Universe® Classics
Evil Giant Destroyer™
(Included with 2011 subscriptions)

Beast Man® Figure
Coming Soon Masters of the Universe® Classics
Savage Henchman™

Gygor™ Figure
Masters of the Universe® Classics Evil Fighting Gorilla

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bandai Thundercats Vehicles

In the newly released Bandai Thundercats line - there are featured vehicles at a price point of $15. So far 3 have been released, with exclusive characters. There are 2 vehicles dubbed ThunderRacers with an exclusive Tygra and Lion-O. These act as add-ons for the Thundertank. The Lion-O version comes with a launching drill and the Tygra version comes with a laser light gun. The mutant piece comes with a Lizard Man and is dubbed the Lizard Cannon. It features a launching projectile.







Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mattel Toy Story & Cars 2 Exclusives at Disneys D23 Expo

Each year, D23, the official Disney fan club, holds the very supercalifragilisticexpialidocious D23 Expo. This year "The Ultimate Disney Fan Event" takes place August 19-21, 2011, in Anaheim, California. To celebrate, we'll have special toys from two of the biggest Disney films ever… Toy Story and Cars 2. Based on how insanely popular they are, the toys are bound to go fast so for fans heading to D23 Expo, you can pre-order both our Toy Story Woody's Roundup figure and the Cars 2 Submarine Finn McMissile vehicle right here at MattyCollector.com and pick them up at D23 Expo. That means no waiting in line and you're guaranteed to get the toys you want!
Here's how the pre-order sale works:
  • The sale starts Monday 8/8 9 a.m. PT and ends Friday 8/12 11:59 p.m. PT.
  • For best selection, be here at MattyCollector.com on Monday 8/8 at 9 a.m. PT when the sale starts.
  • Choose the items you want and add them to your cart. There’s a purchase limit of 6 per person on all products.
  • Your credit card will be charged and a confirmation email voucher will be sent.
  • Bring a printout of your email voucher, the credit card you used for the transaction and your identification to the Mattel booth in the Disney Living Pavilion.
  • Pick up your product between open of show Friday 8/19/11 and close of show Sunday 8/21/11.
  • Products cannot be shipped. This option is for pick up at the D23 Expo only.
  • All sales are final. There are NO REFUNDS so please be sure you can personally pick up your purchase(s) at D23 Expo no later than close of show.
If you're going to D23 Expo but you can't make the pre-order sale or the item you want is sold out, these awesome toys will also be available for purchase at D23 Expo on a first-come, first-served basis.
Remember, the pre-order sale ends on Friday 8/12 at 11:59 pm. PT but quantities available are extremely limited, so you'll want to be here right when the sale starts!
—Matty

PS- Anybody going and wants to help me and the site get these, please email!!