“Ask Matty” Q&A Answers for April 1st- Take II
April 2, 2010

Matty from MattyCollector.com and ToyGuru, have replied with the answers to our latest round of questions that AFi readers have posted in our forums.     

Today is April 2nd so here are the REAL answers to our last round of questions.

I also want to say a BIG thank you to AFi contributor Flash! for the Clawdeen photoshop mock-up we used for our April Fools story yesterday.

 

Q1.) Is DCUC Wave 11 going to be distributed to Toys R Us/Target, or has the entire run already been distributed?

A1.) There is still plenty of DCUC Wave 11 left to ship.  It is up to each retailer to order product, Mattel can not control this.

Q2.) Will any past waves be re-offered on MattyCollector.com? Wave 11 is marked out of stock, but not "gone for good".

A2.) Wave 11 will not be back on MattyCollector.com.  Each box set is up for a set amount of time and then gone! Although right now we are still evaluating whether to keep the box sets going.  There was actually much less interest in Wave 11 and now Wave 12 then we hoped for to justify all of the logistics of creating these sets.  Unless sales of the box set pick up with Wave 13, we may not be able to continue these. We can only make and sell toys for MattyCollector.com if there are fans/customers buying them.

Q3.) You’ve stated we’ll get a look at the GL 5 pack in April/May, but when are it and the announced Batman/Robin and Aquaman/Manta 2 packs expected to hit stores?

A3.) Ideally in the next few months as they are in production now.

Q4.) It was posted on Matty that Wave 13 is coming in March , Wave 14in April, Wave 15 is coming in July, and Wave 16 in Dec/Jan2011. Was a wave skipped there, or will no new product be shipping during the holiday season? Or will older waves be reshipped during this time frame?

A4.) When waves hit retail is not an exact science.  Ideally, Waves 13-16 should ship in 2010 and that will mean plenty of product all year long. They may not all exactly ship in the months we plan – that depends a lot on factors well beyond Mattel’s control.

Q5.) Will the 2-Packs offered on Matty ever be offered again in any form? What about slightly different versions, like an 80s Starfire or Classic Adam Strange?

A5.)We could certainly look at offering the characters from those two packs in the DCUC line again in a different look, but the exact versions from the two packs will not be offered again and there will not be any further Mattycollector.com DCUC 2-packs due to poor sales of the previous packs.

 

The next round of questions have already been turned in, but if you want to get in on the NEXT round we need your questions by April  12th.  Remember they can be about any Mattel product including MOTUC, Ghostbusters and Cars.  You can submit new questions in this thread.

You can find our past Q&A’s here. And you can discuss the answers at our Mattel board.




  

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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