AFi Exclusive – The Scott Neitlich 2014 DCSC Subscription Interview
August 7, 2013

I’ve seen quite a few folks asking why Mattel and Scott/Toyguru is appearing on podcasts and rallying so hard behind getting the MOTUC sub to fund and neglecting the DC Sub.   The answer was – no one else had asked him.   So we fix that here.

I sat down with Scott yesterday for an hour to grill him on all things DC Club Infinite Earths, and tried to ask all of the questions that I had seen around the web that folks were asking about this year’s DC sub, such as:

  • About New 52 popping up in the 2014 sub (there are none)
  • The possibility of a fan vote for a sub slot?
  • Why are the Red Hood and Batzarro in the sub?
  • Will we get BOTH Doomsdays?
  • And much more!

Scott is very honest and candid with his answers.

After listening to this podcast, if your question has still not yet been answered then post your question in the comments below and I’ll follow up with Scott.

Feel free to share this interview anywhere you think it will help rally fans to push the sub through for another year of awesome, Four Horsemen sculpted DC figures!

To order YOUR 2014 subscription (I’ve ordered mine) hop on over to

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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  • Wing says:

    i was going to drop the DC sub this year. among the 4 figures shown, i am only interested in one of them. but after listening to this podcast, i am back to on the fence. it is good to know that there will be more female characters in 2014 and no the new 52 figures. i hope there are more information release regarding the 2014 sub so i can finalize my decision. but a few things for sure i don’t want another batman beyond figure or any more batman/superman variants in my collection, please save these slots for some characters that are not released.

  • evilwilma says:

    “I’ve seen quite a few folks asking why Mattel and Scott/Toyguru is appearing on podcasts and rallying so hard behind getting the MOTUC sub to fund and neglecting the DC Sub. The answer was – no one else had asked him.”

    No one had asked him? We’ve been asking for that very thing ever since the sub started, on matty’s forum and elsewhere. We’ve been asking from the beginning for some marketing push, even if just viral marketing, to promote the DC sub so it wouldn’t squeak by. It’s just felt like not the same level of trying to generate excitement, interest, or heck just even knowledge that the sub exists.

    I ordered a sub, based on the figures announced, and my general happiness with the figures released so far, but I can understand there’s a skepticism behind decisions to order based on the perceived lack of enthusiasm on Mattel/Nietlich’s part.

  • […] For those who are subscribers for Mattel, you will be receiving this first. For those of you who are not, you can subscribe now to get Damian Wayne. The importance of subscribing is imperative! Why, because you get figures like Damian Wayne in the future. Mattel is trying to produce more figures for fans who want to buy and own their favorite DC characters. As subscriber, you are investing and supporting the company to continue to make more of your favorite DC characters or Batman characters. So, if you are interested in subscribing to DC Club Infinite Earth run by Mattel you can go HERE to learn about the prices and what you will be getting in the mail. You can also listen to  Scott Neitlich who is the Toy Guru of Matty Collector about why it’s been hard for Mattel to produce your favorite DC characters as figures please go HERE. […]

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