It’s Green Lantern week! Sunday May 1st is the release date for Mattel’s Green Lantern movie product. From what I have seen and what I have read some stores were more ready than others.Target seems to have been the least prepaired. We’ll have more spotlights on the new GL products this week on AFi.
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. This is another great round with some really definitive answers. You might not LIKE all of the answers, but you have to appreciate Mattel really being straight with fans this round.
We have already submitted our questions for the May1st round, but you can submit your questions in now for the May 1st round of questions.
Let’s get to the questions and the answers!
Q1. IF TARGET does make an ORDER (BUY) the remaining JLU 3-pk. Case, will it now be 6 JLU 3-pks. instead on 8 ? Meaning will you take OUT the: JSA and ANIMAL MAN/Adam Strange packs because you will be selling them on Matty.com?
A1. At this point we can confirm that Target will not be taking any additional packs beyond there current inventory. The best way to support additional JLU packs to buy the STRIPE single, the fall 7-pack and the Space and Golden Age 3 packs on sale in September. If these packs sell well we can look at releasing the additional packs. The future of JLU is literally in fan’s hands!
Q2. In The Ghostbusters line, Winston has new head sculpts in both the 12-Inch and 6-Inch scale. Any chance of the other ‘busters getting new head sculpts, particularly Ray Stantz?
A2. It is something we are always looking into. Ray, Peter and Egon did not change looks as much between films so it was not as much a priority, but when the tooling and resources are available we would love to do this.
Q3. Why show the ’66 Batman TV Show logo used next to some of the Batman Legacy figures (smiley Batman and Batgirl) in your Wondercon display? Is this a hint we will get ’66 style figures? I hope!
A3. Not a hint. It was an error on the part of our trade show team who used the wrong logo.
Q4. Will MOTUC Leech’s hands be made of a more rubbery material (like his vintage counterpart) or will they use the same plastic of a standard MOTUC hand?" Also will Leech’s hands be on standard swivel joints or will they have the added articulation that we saw on Bow?"
A4. His hands will use the same plastic as the rest of his body (they will not be actual suction cups) but he will come with a net accessory that has actual suction cups. We are still working out what the articulation level will be.
Q5. What will be the release date for the JLU 7-pack? How much will the set cost?
A5. It will be out in November for $55.00.
The next Q&A have already been submitted, but if you’d like to ask a question for the June 1st 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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