@Mattel To Announce #SDCC Exclusives on Monday
June 15, 2017

I’m sure many of you were as surprised as I was to get an email from the defunct MattyCollector.com address.   It looks like Mattel has integrated that email list to be able to get the word out about the upcoming announcement of their 2017 SDCC exclusives.

In the image sent out below they show a 12″ Wonder Woman/Cheetah DC Super Hero Girls 2-pack and 2 other silhouetted items.  I’ve heard rumor of a Justice League item and I would suspect there would be a WWE item this year as well.  Which leads me to the question of when/how they will announce their Hot Wheels exclusives as they always have a few of those each year.

Personally I’d love to see a DC Comics Imaginext exclusive this year!

See below for the information we have so far:

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 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.
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