Twice a month the gang from Mattel are kind enough to answer five questions from AFi readers. 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.
We have already submitted our questions for the July 1st round, but you can submit your questions in now for the July 15th round of questions.
Let’s get to the questions and the answers!
Q1. DCUC: You have shown that a soft pliable rubber is available for capes on the Matis figure, so what are the chances of you making capes for future CnC figures out of this material and rolling/folding them up in the packaging rather than giving us fabric capes? Having soft goods on the likes of Trigon and the upcoming Anti Monitor takes away the uniformity of the line.
A1. These types of capes are possible but they are EXTREMLY expensive which is why they are only used when absolutely needed for a particular figure.
Q2. AS we’ve seen from this Men of Action blog (http://www.
A2. This is something we have talked about, we just haven’t locked in an exact execution yet. But we are well aware of fan demand for this!
Q3. Can we get any insight on the batman:legacy line plans? can we expect to see mostly updates and redecos of previously released dcuc and dcsh figures or will there be more total newly done characters like the mad hatter, poison ivy or ventriloquist coming in future waves?
A3. The Batman Legacy, much like Green Lantern Classics, will only run a few waves prior to the next Batman film. It will be a combination of redecos and newly tool’d figures in both comic book and video game styles. We’ll have more to reveal at SDCC. It is not intended to be an ongoing line. It a placeholder until Batman Dark Knight Rises collector figures start up again.
Q4. Can we get a run down of which line manager is managing which collector lines these days? I know there has been some shuffleing between Scott, Danielle, Rhobyn and Derrick.
A4. Sure! Collector team call!
Scott Neitlich is a marketing manager who oversees the Green Lantern, DCU, GB and MOTU lines.
Danielle McLachlan and Rhobyn DeJesus are brand managers who report to him managing the day to day on DCU/YJ (Danielle) and Ghostbusters (Rhobyn). Scott runs the day to day on Green Lantern and MOTUC while still overseeing the overall direction for DC and GB as well as the Mattycollector.com website.
Derick Deller is a brand manager who works on the Batman team reporting in to John Friberg. John recently joined the DC team as a marketing manager from his stint on Hot Wheels basic cars. Welcome to the Batcave John!
Q5. How is it determined what lines show up at the Mattel company stores? Sometimes it’s older overstock, but some times there are some unreleased product (like the Brave and the Bold Flash) and some recent product like Green Lantern Classics Wave 2. Do they place orders like other retailers?
A5. They both place orders and receive overstock.
The next Q&A have already been submitted, but if you’d like to ask a question for the July 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 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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