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.
Questions have been a little light this month so hopefully you guys will have more after Toy Fair in a few weeks.
Let’s get to the questions and the answers!
Q1. Can we expect the All Star line to feature 4 figure waves only, or will there be multi-packs of some kind?
A1. The All Stars will differ wave to wave. We know fans like consistency but due to the nature of this retail line, expect it to change up number of figures per wave as well as number of new and re-releases quite a lot wave to wave this year.
Q2. You recently announced changes to the schedule for MOTUC and Club Eternia. Will there be any other delays/reshuffling on any of the other Matty collector lines?
A2. You should absolutely expect more changes on all of our online toy lines. It is actually quite nice we have had so few in the past. Running an online toy line is prone to slight delays and these should be expected as a normal part of the line from time to time.
Q3. Recently, the response to early reviews of the Voltron Red Lion & Lance were very positive. We know that the pilots and lions are bundled together, but does Mattel have any plan to sell the pilots separately, as originally planned? Many have voiced a desire to purchase the pilot action figures, but cannot afford to purchased the entire set of lions. Maybe a boxed set of all 5 pilots with the alternate helmets and key stands, minus the collect-n-connect sword parts?
A3. This is something we are looking into but no plans to announce yet. Stay tuned. We have heard you!
Q4. With the continued success of Marvel Universe, paired with the relaunch of Marvel Legends, does DC and Mattel have any plans yet for a new 4″ DC line?
A4. No, we do not have plans at this time but it is always something we are looking into.
Q5. Why does Mattel keep using grey plastic for white costumes – Captain Cold, Hawk, even White Lantern Flash all look much too dull. Will this be corrected for future products?
A5. Usually it is that ongoing conflict between artistic choices and logistics for the line. We will pass this comment to design to see what can be done.
If you’d like to ask a question for the February 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.
Thanks again to the team at Mattel for taking time to answer our questions!
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