AFi’s “Ask Matty” Mattel Q&A Answers for May 15th, 2013
May 16, 2013

MattyAFiLogoTwice a month the gang from Mattel are kind enough to answer five questions from AFi readers.  The Mattel marketing and PR team, have replied with the answers to our latest round of questions that AFi readers have posted in our forums.


Q1.  Any chance of some proper 1/18 scale figures loosely based on Arrow? (like maybe Huntress?)

A1.  Nothing planned at this time  but you never know. We do love the show!


Q2.  With the “Man of Steel” movie coming out, could we see Superman related Hotwheels: *Supermobile, *Kal-El Space Rocket, *Superman Godfall Motorcycle?

A2.  A cool idea. We’ll pass this along to our wheels team and partners in Hot Wheels.


Q3.  Are there plans in place to reveal the Beware the Batman line at SDCC? Not the already known Bats Unlimited versions, but a stand alone BtB line?

A3.  You’ll have to wait and see!


Q4.  Will there be any Mattel products for the newly announced Batman: Arkham Origins game? Such as Black Mask or Deathstroke?

A4.  You’ll have to wait and see!


Q5.  Will we hear anything about what your plans are with all the other create a character entries at sdcc?

A5.  No. We do have plans in place but this will not be revealed for a little bit longer.

If you’d like to ask a question for the  June 15th submission then feel free to post your questions in our Mattel Q&A question submissions thread!   Remember they can be about any Mattel product including MOTUC, Ghostbusters, WWE, any of the Mattel DC lines, Voltron and Cars. Twice a month we draw our submission question directly from the ones that AFi readers post.

You can submit new questions in this thread.

Thanks again to the team at Mattel for taking time to answer our questions!

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 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,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, 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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