Mattel Announces NYCC Fan Panels & Events Schedule 10/12-10/14
October 4, 2012
Today Mattel revealed their plans, panels, and exclusives for New York Comic Con 2012:
Posted by Admin on October 3, 2012Toy Fans,It’s almost time for New York Comic Con to unleash its power in the Big Apple, and Mattel is ready! We’ll be right there at Javits Center when the show opens Friday, October 12th until closing on Sunday, October 14th. We’ve got great fan panels and events planned, packed with awesome guests and information…
Mattel Presents: Mattypalooza in New York 2012 – Masters of the Universe Classics
Saturday, 10/13 at 12:15 – 1:15 pm, Rm 1A14
This year’s Mattypalooza will be bigger and better than ever with all the latest on Masters of the Universe® Classics… including the world premiere of the art for the long-awaited Castle Grayskull! You’ll see early design renderings for this 2013 release and get all the details on the upcoming product pre-order. Don’t miss the live Q & A with Mattel toy designers and marketing manager Scott “Toy Guru” Neitlich andJim Preziosi, Eric “Cornboy” Mayse, Chris Dahlberg and Eric Treadaway, aka The Four Horsemen.
VOLTRON®: Form Blazing Fun!
Sunday, 10/14 at 2:45 – 3:45 pm, Rm 1A21
The Defender of the Universe returns to New York Comic Con! “Head Geek” Jeremy Corray hosts a panel including Bob Koplar from World Event Productions and Traci Todd from VIZ Media. Writer Brian “Smitty” Smith joins artist Jacob Chabot talking about their Voltron Force comics, and writer Brandon Thomas and artists N. Steven Harris and Craig Cermak preview new issues of the Voltron comic lines based on the classic series. Scott “Toy Guru” Neitlich will hold a drawing for a giant Voltron Classics Black Lion, and there will be updates on the live action movie produced by Atlas Entertainment (The Dark Knight Rises), Relativity (Cowboys and Aliens, Immortals) and Kickstart Productions (Wanted).
MATTEL BOOTH EVENTS
MOTU Mini-Comic Signing: Scott “Toy Guru” Neitlich & Tim Seeley
Friday, 10/11 at 11:00 – 12:00 pm
Our own Scott Neitlich, Mattel marketing manager (AKA “Toy Guru” from MattyCollector.com) and Tim Seely will be at the Mattel booth to hand out and personally sign copies of MOTU mini-comics for fans!
WWE® Autograph Signing: Dolph Ziggler™
Saturday, 10/13 at 2:00 – 3:00 pm
WWE® Superstar Dolph Ziggler™ will be at the Mattel booth to greet fans and sign autographs! Stop by for a chance to meet the bleached blond Superstar who battled seven other Superstars to capture the coveted Money in the Bank briefcase and the opportunity to score an illustrious WWE® title.
On Sale at NYCC
Temple of Darkness Sorceress®
Here’s your chance to purchase the Temple of Darkness Sorceress® figure for $22! This special traveling figure has a new look that reflects her appearance in the vintage mini-comics featuring all white/silver deco and opening wings, and comes with the Zoar staff and a power orb holder. This figure is not included in any sub, and sold out at Power-Con. After NYCC the only opportunity to purchase this figure will be on MattyCollector.com. If you want this figure, make sure you head to the Mattel booth the minute you arrive at the show!
“There is no Dana, only Zuul!” It wouldn’t be New York without one of those pesky paranormals from Ghostbusters™ butting in, so we’ll have our 6” figure of Dana Barrett as Zuul available for $25. This figure features authentic, film-accurate sculpting right down to her golden gown, plus two interchangeable lower bodies so she can stand or, when she tires of waiting for the coming of Gozer, sit on the included bench display.
That’s it for now, but there’s going to be a ton going on at NYCC, and we’re ready to get our toy action on. See you at the Javits Center!
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.