Wednesday, November 23, 2011

More Bandai Thundercats for 2012

Toynewsi has posted some new details for the 2012 Thundercats line. We will get a larger role-play Claw, Tygus and Panthro Nunchuks. 
It seems like 2012 will be a good year for Thundercats fans. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Ask Matty Q&A for 11/15

Here we go with another round of Q&A with the Mattel team of Mattycollector!!

1- Update on the great Super Powers Penguin that was seen at NYCC- when will we see it?        Hmmm…there was a Super Powers Penguin in the case???  

2- Can you comment on what we might see at Toyfair as far as # of reveals, we already know up to June so it would seem there wont be much info to release. 
We still have many of the DC Universe Club Infinite Earths subscription figures to reveal (both the 6" figures and the oversized figures), in addition to some retailer-customized items, and the entire Fall line up of DC Universe All-Stars and Action addition to some surprises!    

3- With the sellout of the GB Prop Trap, will we see more props in 2012?  
You'll have to wait and see!   

4- Will there be a Mattycollector event at Toyfair in February again? Any details for the fans on day/time?      
  Yes there will be an event but we do not have details yet. Stay tuned! 

5- Any chance of pics of Voltron Packaging Art for the Subscription figures?- when might we see it 
We will reveal it closer to the first on-sale date!   

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Bandai Show Details on New Thundercats 6" Scale

Recently it was announced that Bandai was re-thinking their current Thundercats Lion-O and moving away from the 8" Classics in favor of a 6" Scale. A 8" Lion-O and Tygra were released, new info has been slow to trickle out. Today MTV posted some details and interview here.

First off the next 2 6" Figures from the new cartoon will be Tygra and Cheetara to round out the main-line Thundercats.

Next is the new 6" Classics Lion-O, with a new face and Mumm-Ra.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Mattycollector 11/15 Sale Page is Up

Here is the link 

November 15th Sale Items
Score all of Matty’s newest products from one easy page!
Sale starts at 9 a.m. PT / Noon ET

Snout Spout™
Coming Soon Club Eternia® Figure of the Month, November 2011
Masters of the Universe® Classics
Heroic Water Blasting Firefighter™
(Included with 2011 subscriptions)

Coming Soon Club Eternia® "Quarterly Beast" Figure, November 2011
Masters of the Universe® Classics
Beautiful Horse Spirit Becomes Magical Flying Unicorn!
(Included with 2011 subscriptions)

Bubble Power™ She-Ra®
Coming Soon Masters of the Universe® Classics
Most Powerful Woman in the Universe™
(Not included with 2011 subscriptions)

Justice League Unlimited 7-Pack
Coming Soon DC Universe Classics
The Toyman
Coming Soon DC Universe Classics
Black Vulcan
Coming Soon DC Universe Classics
Coming Soon DC Universe Classics
El Dorado
Coming Soon DC Universe Classics
Captain Boomerang
Coming Soon DC Universe Classics
Bronze Tiger
Coming Soon DC Universe Classics
Hal Jordan
Coming Soon Green Lantern
Coming Soon Retro-Action® DC Super Heroes
Black Adam 
Coming Soon Retro-Action® DC Super Heroes
Martian Manhunter
Coming Soon Retro-Action® DC Super Heroes
Coming Soon Retro-Action® DC Super Heroes
Coming Soon Retro-Action® DC Super Heroes
Coming Soon Retro-Action® DC Super Heroes

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mattycollector Posts 11/15 Sale Info- MOTU, DC, JLU Specials

Here are the details for the 11/15 Mattycollector sale info- (details here)

Toy Fans,
Oh man, I hope you're ready for this! Our November 15th sale is jam-packed with awesome products you've been waiting for, like a JLU 7-pack, Wave 18 and, as selected by fan vote, the handsome Swiftwind™ in white. But we didn't stop there… in fact, we've added a very special sale just for Justice League Unlimited fans that you won't believe! Read on for all the details.
November 15th Sale
First, let's start with our regular sale. Arrive at 9 a.m. PT on Tuesday, November 15th, and you find a trio of long-awaited MOTUC figures, a collection-completing JLU 7-pack, and all of the Wave 18 figures you'll need to create the Collect and Connect® figure Apache Chief.
  • MOTUC Snout Spout™ (Club Eternia® Figure of the Month, included with 2011 subscriptions)
  • MOTUC Swiftwind™ (Club Eternia® "quarterly beast" figure, included with 2011 subscriptions)
  • MOTUC Bubble Power™ She-Ra® (not included with 2011 subscriptions)
  • JLU 7-pack (Gypsy, Crimson Avenger, Johnny Thunder, Thunderbolt w/stand, Dr. Mid-Nite, Speedy, The Creeper)
  • DCU Classics Wave 18 Toyman
  • DCU Classics Wave 18 Black Vulcan
  • DCU Classics Wave 18 Samurai
  • DCU Classics Wave 18 El Dorado
  • DCU Classics Wave 18 Captain Boomerang
  • DCU Classics Wave 18 Bronze Tiger Classic
There's also great news for subscribers of Club Eternia®… open your Snout Spout™ package and you'll find a special bonus sticker sheet featuring the MOTU teams! This sticker sheet is a subscriber-only freebie and orders placed on the day of the sale won't come with the sticker sheet.
Hang on, because we're not done yet… you'll also be able to get six fan-favorite Retro-Action® figures all in one fell swoop! A complete set makes the perfect holiday gift for your favorite 8" collector (especially if that happens to be you!).
  • Retro-Action® DC Super Heroes "Shazam!"
  • Retro-Action® DC Super Heroes Black Adam
  • Retro-Action® DC Super Heroes Martian Manhunter
  • Retro-Action® DC Super Heroes Darkseid
  • Retro-Action® DC Super Heroes Superman™
  • Retro-Action® DC Super Heroes Batman™
November Subscription Information
If you're a subscription holder, here's the rundown of charges and key dates for November:
Club Eternia®: Snout Spout™ $20, Swiftwind™ $30 = $50 total
Club Ecto-1: No subscription figure = $0 total
Subscription Combo (2 Eternia®, 0 Ecto-1): $50 total
Please remember that if you have multiple subscriptions, you’ll need to multiply each of those amounts by the number of subscriptions you have. Shipping costs, taxes and fees are additional and vary depending on location and shipping method you choose.
Your card will be charged 5 calendar days before the on-sale date, so plan to have funds available by Thursday, November 10, 2011. Subscription orders will begin shipping 2 business days before the on-sale date, which will be Friday, November 11, 2011.
Justice League Unlimited Sale 11/15 – 11/28
Alright, JLU fans, this is your chance to pick up all your favorite collection-essential figures at ridiculously low prices! The sale starts Tuesday, November 15th at 9 a.m. PT and ends Monday November 28th at 11:59 p.m. PT. At these prices, they're bound to go faster than you can say "The Flash" so get there early for best selection!
  • JLU Darkseid & Kalibak 2-Pack Was $25, Now $12
  • JLU Parademon 2-Pack Was $25, Now $12
  • JLU 3-Pack Featuring The Flash, Green Lantern & Hawkman Was $20, Now $10
  • JLU 3-Pack Featuring Adam Strange, Animal Man & Star Man Was $20 Now $10
  • JLU S.T.R.I.P.E. Was $20, Now $10
Want more? How about this… the regular price for a JLU 4-pack is already a great deal at $30 per pack. For this special sale, buy 10 packs and you'll pay only $12 each (plus shipping & taxes). And if you buy 20 packs, they'll be just $10 each. Better yet, buy 30 packs and you'll pay the crazy-low price of only $8 per pack! Yes, you read that right - $8 for a pack of four figures! Gather your friends and combine your orders because as long as one person orders and the order ships to one address, you can get them in any combination and the discount applies!
These are the packs that qualify for this insane deal:

  • JLU “Shazam!” Family 4-Pack
  • JLU Legion of Super Heroes 4-Pack
  • JLU Gotham City Criminals 4-Pack
  • JLU Justice Guild 4-Pack
  • JLU Doom Patrol 4-Pack
And here's a summary of the pricing (plus shipping & taxes):
  • Buy 10 packs, pay $12 each
  • Buy 20 packs, pay $10 each
  • Best Deal! Buy 30 packs, pay $8 each
Again, both sales start Tuesday, November 15th at 9 a.m. Pacific (12 noon Eastern). Click here to register for an email reminder, or get them on Facebook, Twitter and in our Fan Forums. Until then, rest up, toy fans, because this is gonna BIG!

SDCC 2012 Tickets will Require Member ID

San Diego Comic-Con seems like a far time away, but if you have recently tried to get tickets over the past few years it has become difficult. 

This year, likely in response to much of last years ticket troubles- they are launching a new "Member ID" sign-up requirement. This will likely facilitate easier access to obtain tickets for the show. Be sure to follow the SDCC twitter and email feeds. Get more details here

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ask Matty Q&A for 11/1

The Mattycollector team again delivered answers to the questions you asked!! Keep them coming via email or comments.

1- Since the GB subscription is ended, any chance for newly tooled pieces to be offered at higher pricing, like the terror dogs?   It is something we are looking into. Stay tuned for more details!    

2- Is the pricing on the Snake Mountain stands the same as the Grayskull Stands?   There may be a slight price increase due to rising overall costs.    

3- How is the scent infused into Stinkor in the manufacturing process?      It is mixed into the plastic at a liquid stage just as it was done in the vintage line.      

4- Will some TOD Sorceress be held back for the end of the year or only if she fails to sell?      We will allocate a certain amount of product for online sales at the end of the year from total production and add to that any unsold product from the traveling conventions.

5- There have been some reports of problems with the Vac-Metal On Hurricane Hordak- is this due to manufacturing or like anything in that a few bad pieces make it through? Every figure is hand made so there will always be some discrepancies.