Mattel’s 12/16 Sale Releases Announced: Castle Grayskull®, Ghostbusters™ Wand, Standor™ & More
November 15, 2013

Even though the November sale is only  a few hours old, Mattel has just released the information on their December sale.   With the Bat-belt, Ghostbusters wand AND Castle Grayskull December has the potential to be the most expensive Matty month EVER!

This month we wrap up a couple of lines and welcome a long-awaited MOTUC icon. We’ve also got gift ideas from all your favorite lines, including Ghostbusters™, DC Universe and Masters of the Universe® Classics. Here’s the scoop…

It’s time for a few lasts and a first. We’ve got Batzarro, the very last monthly DCUC figure to wrap up Club Infinite Earths. We’ve also got the last Filmation Club figure, the fan-demanded Strong-Or™ (aka Strongarm) and we’ve got the first Stan Lee figure, Standor™. And hmmm… seems there was another little item we’ve been waiting for. Oh yes, this is the month we all become kids again, because Castle Grayskull® starts shipping. The long, long wait is almost over!

Early Access 12/12

  • Thursday, 12/12 from 8 a.m. PT to Friday, 12/13 at 8 a.m. PT (subscribers only)
  • Products Available: DC Classic TV Series Batman Utility Belt, Ghostbusters™ Neutrino Wand, MOTUC Standor™, MOTUC Castle Grayskull®, MOTUC Spirit of Hordak™, MOTUC Weapons Rack

All Access Monthly Sale 12/16

  • Monday 12/16 at 9 a.m. PT (open to everyone)
  • DC Classic TV Series Batman™ Utility Belt*
  • DCU Batzarro (Club Infinite Earths figure)
  • Ghostbusters™ Neutrino Wand*
  • MOTUC Castle Grayskull*
  • MOTUC Plundor™ (Club Eternia® figure, Filmation-style)
  • MOTUC Spirit of Hordak™*
  • MOTUC Standor™*
  • MOTUC Strong-Or™
    (Club Filmation figure)
  • MOTUC Weapons Rack*

December Subscription Key Dates

  • Subscriptions Renew/Cards Charged: Starting Wednesday 12/11
  • Subscription Orders Ship: Starting Wednesday 12/11

Holiday Delivery Dates

Want to make sure your items arrive before 12/25? Place your order by 2 p.m. PT on the following dates:


  • Economy: Wednesday, 12/11
  • UPS Ground: Monday, 12/16
  • UPS 2nd Day: Thursday, 12/19
  • UPS Next Day: Friday, 12/20


  • International Post: Monday, 12/2
  • DHL Express Worldwide: Thursday, 12/19
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 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,,, Boing-Boing,, 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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