3/15 Sale Announced: Elongated Man, Dr. Manhattan & More
February 14, 2013

Earlier this week Mattel announced the line up of the March monthly sale.  The biggest news in the announcement is that Fang Man will not be available for sale in the March “day of” sales.  He will only ship to subscribers.

Matty_logo2Toy Fans,Ready for some March-ing orders? You’re in the right place! We’re doing things a little differently this month (Fang Man™ is only shipping to subscribers) so read on for all the details and information about what’s going on!Here’s everything you need to know about our monthly sale starting on Friday, March 15th at 9 a.m. PT (12 noon ET):
March 15th Monthly SaleDCU: Elongated Man (monthly figure, included with Club Infinite Earths subscriptions)
DCU: Dr. Manhattan (bi-monthly figure, included with Club Black Freighter subscriptions)
MOTUC: Mekaneck® (remaining Customer Service stock – not included with Club Eternia® subscriptions; subject to Early Access sell-out)
MOTUC: Keldor™ (remaining Customer Service stock – not included with Club Eternia® subscriptions; subject to Early Access sell-out)
MOTUC Clamshells (new! Custom-designed to protect your in-pack figures)
WWE® Elite Collection Flashback Shawn Michaels®
WWE® Elite Collection Flashback Miss Elizabeth™Early Access

The Early Access period for subscribers is Thursday, March 14th at 8 a.m. PT through Friday, March 15th at 8 a.m. PT.

For March, the figures are Strobo, Mekaneck® and Keldor™. Strobo is our “traveling convention figure” for 2013 and he’s currently only available through Early Access, so if you’re a subscriber to any of our clubs, congratulations on that smart decision! Everyone else will have to wait for Power-Con or the other conventions, or get him on… if any figures remain! The other figures for Early Access are Mekaneck® and Keldor™. Neither figure is included with 2013 Club Eternia® subscriptions and if they sell out during Early Access they won’t be available to the general public during the regular monthly sale. Most are leftover Customer Service stock – they’re first run (not reissues) and won’t have the burst on the package. And finally, a reminder that Early Access products are sold separately from subscription products so shipping can’t be combined.

Club Eternia® Subscriber-only Figures

MOTUC: Fang Man™ (monthly figure, included with Club Eternia® subscriptions – not sold 3/15 at
MOTUC: King He-Man™ & Sub-ternia™ Map (exclusive club items – included with 2013 Club Eternia® subscriptions)

When the subscriptions went on sale last year, we mentioned that some figures would not be sold on the day of the monthly sale, and that’s the case with Fang Man™. He will only be shipped to subscribers of Club Eternia®. This month also brings the King He-Man™ figure, arriving with the Sub-ternia™ Map. These exclusive items ship only to subscribers of Club Eternia®, one of the many advantages of club subscriptions!

March Subscription Key Dates

If you’re a subscription holder, here are the important dates to note for March 2013: Your subscription will renew five calendar days before the on-sale date, at which time your card will be authorized for the full amount of your order, so plan to have funds available before Sunday, March 10th. Subscription orders should begin shipping approximately March 12th, three business days before the March 15th on-sale date, and your card will be charged the full amount at this time.

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,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, 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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