Mattel 2/15 Sale Announced: Ram Man®, Jitsu™, Phantom Stranger & More
January 24, 2013
Yesterday Mattel announced the line up of their monthly MattyCollector sale. Below is the list of items that will be available on 2/15:
Toy Fans,For most people, February may be about flowers and candy, but what really gets our collector heart going pitter-patter is a toy lineup like this one! Here’s everything you need to know about our monthly sale starting on Friday, February 15th a 9 a.m. PT (12 noon ET):
February 15th Monthly Sale
MOTUC: Ram Man® (“quarterly oversized” figure, included with Club Eternia® subscriptions)
MOTUC: Jitsu™ (monthly figure, included with Club Eternia® subscriptions)
MOTUC: Faker® (remaining Customer Service stock – not included with Club Eternia® subscriptions; subject to Early Access sell-out)
MOTUC: Kobra Kahn™ (remaining Customer Service stock – not included with Club Eternia® subscriptions; subject to Early Access sell-out)
DCU: Phantom Stranger (monthly figure, included with Club Infinite Earths subscriptions)
The Early Access period for subscribers is Thursday, February 14th at 8am PT through Friday, February 15th at 8am PT.
For February, the figures are Faker® and Kobra Kahn™. Neither figure is included with 2013 Club Eternia® subscriptions and if they sell out during Early Access they won’t be available to the general public during the regular monthly sale. Most are leftover Customer Service stock – they’re first run (not reissues) and won’t have the burst on the package. And finally, a reminder that Early Access products are sold separately from subscription products so shipping can’t be combined.
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.