Twice 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. Mattel has changed the guidelines for these Q&As so they only involve items and lines sold on MattyCollector.com. These Q&A’s do not cover any retail lines.
Don’t forget, a brand new batch of great figures will go on sale on 2/17, Including the long awaited Modulok, so head over to MattyCollector.com and check them out.
Q1. Will there ever be a figure line based on the original artwork and paintings from Masters of the Universe by Earl Norem? Like Star Wars did with Ralph MaCquarie?
A1. We are definitely focused on completing the vintage line by the end of 2015. Something like this would need to wait until 2016 at the earliest. But we would love to hear from fans if this is something they would like to see.
Q2. Why don’t we get any exclusives on Matty for WWE? Will Matty ever carry any WWE products again? That is a massive retail license, so it should be no problem carrying anything new right?
A2. We have offered multiple WWE items on Mattycollector.com over the years but unfortunately have not had the success we needed. In the end, we can only sell products when there is an audience to purchase them and for now it looks like the WWE fan prefers retail as their collecting venue.
Q3. Any chance that previous subscribers will get early access for purchasing the quarterly DC figures since the attempted sub didn’t go through?
A3. No, we can not give 2014 sub benefits to 2013 customers. You need to have bought one of the 2014 subs that did happen (in this case only MOTU went through) to get the sub benefits in 2014. The quarterly figures will be day-of only.
Q4. Any chance the Mattel boys toys retail team could do some more collector focused figures based on the 1966 Batman and release them through MattyCollector.com? Use the same release model you are using on DC Total Heroes where there is a retail wave and then more collector focused quarterly releases?
A4. You will need to ask the retail team. Sorry, but this Q & A is for the online team only.
Q5. Are there any plans to release another set of Polly Pocket She-Ra figures, maybe the other characters from the box art?
A5. At this time no, but you never know what the future will bring.
If you’d like to ask a question for the next submission then feel free to post your questions in our Mattel Q&A question submissions thread (see link below)! Remember they can be about any MattyCollector.com products. 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!
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