Monday, June 30, 2008

Mattel Q&A For June 30th

Mattel took time out to answer some questions:

1) Any possibility of rereleasing hard to fing DCSH figures(Clayface, Two-Face, Catwoman, Parasite, Steel, etc. etc.)?

Absolutely. We will do our best to get all of the hard to find figures back to market in time.

2) Will Lobo be released to the aftermarket after SDCC?

Only if we do not sell out at San Diego Comic Con.

3) Is there any chance of the original brown Man-Bat to be released in the DCUC line?

As announced in Toy Fare magazine and at NYCC, yes, Brown Man-Bat will be out in 2009.

3) Do you plan on doing anymore two packs for DCUC other than the two already annouced?

Yes. These will continue into 2009 if there is enough fan interest.
4) What's the word on the recalling of Batman Movie Masters? Will they be rereleased at a later date?

There is no recall on Batman Movie Masters figures. They are currently and will continue to ship.


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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Marvel Minimates Revealed!

Fans of DST's Marvel Minimate universe will be pleased to learn that the next assortments of their favorite super heroes are heading their way later this year! Series 23 and 24 will feature all-new characters, villains and costumes, making these assortments a must-have for any Marvel fan!

Series 23 will contain several two-packs featuring characters taken from the past twenty years of Marvel history. Nova will be paired with Gamora, Cloak will team up with Dagger and the Spymaster will take on War Machine in this all-star lineup. The variant War Machine featuring Jim Rhodes will also be available as a limited chase figure.

With the ongoing success of the Amazing Spider-Man, it was only a matter of time before his villains got their due as Minimates! Series 24 will feature two-packs consisting of Spider-Man & Shocker, Cosmic Spider-Man & Transformation Venom, “Back in Black” Spider-Man & Kraven and the limited Tarantula variant. Additional pieces will also be included for transforming Transformation Venom into Eddie Brock and each Spider-Man into Peter Parker.

With fans clamoring for more characters and plans ramping up to continue the Minimate line well into the future, be sure to stick around for more updates as the summer convention season begins

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Mattel Q&A For June 15th

Mattel took time out to answer some questions:

1) Will we be seeing any figures to promote the new Mortal Kombat vs. DC video game?

Nothing is planned at this time, but this is definitely something we can look into if there is enough fan interest.

2) Any plans to make a 12 inch joker?

While we don’t have a 12 inch Joker in the line up for 2008, this is something we are looking into if the Dark Knight line continues in 2009.

3) Any plans to create a line of figures like Hasbro's Super Hero Squad?

We are always looking into new an innovative ways of brining our licensed and home grown brands to fans everywhere in different styles and executions. Once we have new lines to announce, you can bet we will let fans knows very loudly! Read more...

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Hulk Versus Hulk—‘Nuff Said!

The Red Hulk battles the Green Hulk—and there will be smashing!

It’s the battle you’ve been waiting for since the incredible, smash-hit superstar creative team of Eisner-winning, Emmy-nominated scribe Jeph Loeb (Ultimates 3, television’s Heroes) and the incomparable artist Ed McGuiness teamed up to launch Hulk, creating one of 2008’s runaway successes!

But just who is the Red Hulk? How will this reveal shake the Hulk’s universe to its core? And just what is the Watcher doing in the middle of this? Find out in Hulk #4, as the sold-out series continues!

Retailers, please check the Marvel Mailer for special ordering incentives.

If you’re wondering what all the buzz is about, don’t miss Hulk: Red Hulk, collecting the first three issues of the series that introduced the Hulk you never thought you’d see!

HULK #4 (FEB082223)
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & 50/50 Covers by ED MCGUINNESS
Colored by JASON KEITH
Rated A …$2.99
FOC—6/5/08, On-Sale—6/25/08

Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Colored by JASON KEITH
Rated A …$4.99
FOC—6/19/08, On-Sale—7/9/08


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Monday, June 2, 2008

Mattel Q&A For June 1st

Mattel took time out to answer some questions:

1) This is a long winded question, but across the web, people are quick to criticize Mattel on the distribution of the various action figure lines. Obviously once it leaves your docks & arrives at distribution centers for Wal-Mart & Target, it's the stores responsibility to distribute the figures to their stores. And then the individual stores to supply the figures to the racks. Where does Mattel fit into this process, if at all?

Mattel takes orders from our retail partners and supplies them either directly from our factories in China or domestically from our domestic (USA) warehouses. Once product is in the hands of a retail partner it is up to them to bring it to the shelf.

2) Are there any plans to have Legion of Super-Heroes figures in the JLU line? From the "Far From Home" story.


3) What is the street date for the new Super Friends figures?

Hawkman and Cyborg should be out this summer.

4) Are any movies beside The Dark Knight and Batman Begins going to be in Movie Masters line, like Superman Returns?

We do not have plans for Superman Returns at this time, but we do have big big plans for the Movie Masters line. You will just have to wait for Comic Con San Diego.

5) Is Mattel planning on having a website where people can see the various DC lines? You have other lines that have sites, why not the DC stuff?

This is something we are working on and hope to have news at San Diego Comic Con.

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