AFi Exclusive – Talking with Scott Neitlich – What’s Next for DC 6″ Figures?
October 9, 2013
Back in August, the week before the DC Club Infinite Earths subscription window closed, I was able to sit down with Mattel’s Scott Neitlich and do a podcast to go over all of the questions they had come up regarding the 2014 DC sub.    Now we know that the sub did not fund there are a lot of people with a LOT of questions about “What next?” and “Will we see ANY of the 2014 figures?”   I was seeing a lot of the same questions being asked over and over again on the MattyCollector.com message boards and anywhere collectors gathered.   I also saw a lot of theories fans were proposing on how to get these figures and how to keep the line going.
Mattel announced that they will be making an announcement about the future of the 2014 Q1 figures (Hook-hand Aquaman, Superboy, Damian Wayne Robin, Ice and both versions of Doomsday) this weekend at their MattyPalooza panel on Friday at New York Comic Con.
In this podcast interview Scott talks about they possibilities available for end of the 4HM sculpted 6″ line, why this is the end, what might have been the reason the sub didn’t catch on with DC fans and much, much more.
Unfortunately the recorder chopped off the last 10 minutes of the interview so this will stop abruptly, but there’s still a lot of great information in the hour that I did capture that makes it worth a listen.
Depending on the announcement at NYCC and the questions that come up after, I’ll try to set up one more of these chats with Scott to get any answers that folks are still looking for.
Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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