Tag: DCUC

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 22, 2009
Toy company moves up 22 positions, to rank among top 50 in 2009 EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan 22, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — FORTUNE announced today that Mattel (NYSE:MAT), the world’s largest toy company, has been named to the prestigious 12th annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list. This is the second consecutive year Mattel…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
January 17, 2009
dcuc6.jpg   It’s been a fairly good toy week. I wasn’t even looking hard and found most of DCUC 6 today, and had to really hold myself back from looking at any Targets because i don’t want to stumble across those clearance deals like $3.48 Marvel Legends and $35 Millennium Falcons. I’m trying to scale back, […]

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
January 17, 2009
  It’s been a fairly good toy week. I wasn’t even looking hard and found most of DCUC 6 today, and had to really hold myself back from looking at any Targets because i don’t want to stumble across those clearance deals like $3.48 Marvel Legends and $35 Millennium Falcons. I’m trying to scale back,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 15, 2009
Two web exclusive new items went on sale today at MattyCollector.com.   DCUC Adam Strange™ and Starfire™ Action Figures DC Universe™ Classics 2-Pack: $25.00 You can see our feature on this set here. and Masters of the Universe® Classics Skeletor® Action Figure Skeletor® Evil Lord Of Destruction™ $20.00 Also new today on the site are…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 14, 2009
Matty from MattyCollector.com and ToyGuru Jr. sent us the answers to our latest round of questions.that AFI readers have posted in our forums.  There are some very interesting hints and reveals in this installment, so read it carefully and let the speculating begin! Q1: The JLU Gotham Criminals 4 Pack looks cool. I can’t wait…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
January 13, 2009
dcuc5group.jpg Man, Mattel really makes it hard to be a Mattel defender.  I like a lot of what they try to do, but between concept and execution, something just goes missing. Do they need to hire an engineer? Or fire the one they have and hire a good one?  I’m really hoping that everything I’m hearing […]

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
January 13, 2009
Man, Mattel really makes it hard to be a Mattel defender.  I like a lot of what they try to do, but between concept and execution, something just goes missing. Do they need to hire an engineer? Or fire the one they have and hire a good one?  I’m really hoping that everything I’m hearing…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
December 29, 2008
The results are finally in!  Ok, ok, yeah I know, the results were in like 3 months ago, I know. But just in time for the end of 2008, here is the wrap-up of the inaugural Action Figure Insider DCUC Fan Bracket! First off, the lateness of this is all on me. Go ahead, yell,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 28, 2008
Over the holiday break I managed to sneak away from of my loved ones long enough to crank out this sneak peek feature on the upcoming DCUC Wave 7 Big Barda figure sculpted by the Four Horsemen.  You can check it out and see all of the pictures over at my blog. And if that…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 28, 2008
Just before the holidays I got a package from Mattel.  One of the most surprising things in the box was a carded sample from DC Universe Classics Wave 7. The week before the holidays,  I had visited a local comic shop that is located up the street from Mattel HQ.  On display in the shop,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 26, 2008
It’s getting hard for a news website to keep up with it all!  Below you will see the new images of the new Movie Masters figures, but in addition to that Mattel and MattyCollector launched a new Facebook page for Matty. If you are signed up with Facebook you can find his profile here- Matty’s…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
December 18, 2008
Four new DCUC 2-packs are up for order on BigBadToysStore.com DC Universe Classics Two-Packs – Batman Vs. Clayface DC Universe Classics Two-Packs – Superman Vs. Classic Brainiac DC Universe Classics Two-Packs – Lex Luthor Vs. Supergirl DC Universe Classics Two-Packs – Golden Age Hawkman & Golden Age Hawkgirl No photos are posted yet. You can…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 12, 2008
 For the past couple of  years, right around the holidays, Mattel headquarters here in Southern California opens a big holiday clearance tent sale in the parking lot behind their campus.   They have a retail store on site too and also open a few regional stores for the month of December, but the tent sale really deals…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 13, 2008
This news was just posted over at MattyCollector.com: As we get closer to 2009, (when MattyCollector.com will really take off with new product every month!) we finally have on-sale dates to announce. Here are the first batch of items to look forward to in 2009! (more details will be revealed in early December!) DCUC Adam…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 12, 2008
For a week you have squinted and drooled over at the tiny images of the newly announced DC Universe Classics Wave 8 over on MattyCollector.com.   Well now Mattel has sent us larger images of those figures so you can see more of the details.  And now that I have seen this larger image of…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
November 8, 2008
    So just about a year ago I wrote a blog entry extolling the greatness of Mattel’s DC Universe Classic 6" action figure line, and favorably compared it to Kenner’s Super Powers line. Since then, things have only gotten better for this line.  First, though, I want to address a few comments left after…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 3, 2008
Just as promised MattyCollector.com updated this week with an AWESOME update that includes DC Universe Classics Wave 8: Big news here on MattyCollector.com. In addition to moving closer to having our DCU brand pages up (look for those in December with release calendars and picture archives!), we are thrilled to announce the premier of WAVE…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 1, 2008
Matty from MattyCollector.com and ToyGuru Jr. sent us the answers to our latest round of questions.that AFI readers have posted in our forums:     Q1) Why was the Holiday Hal Jordan figure included in Mattel’s JLU showcase at SDCC? If he’s such a no-no(from DC/WB’s point of view), then why put him in there? Was…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 22, 2008
Mattel has been busy this week sending out new images of upcoming DC Universe product.  Here’s a round up so you know where to look for all the new goodies:   Raving Toy Maniac has the Wave V DCU Classics carded images. This is the Walmart exclusive wave.   You can see them by clicking…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 9, 2008
Ole’ Matty comes through again and sent us packaged pictures of the fourth wave of Mattel’s DC Universe Classics line, including the variants and KB exclusives.  Sonic Arm Cyborg and Maskless Batman Beyond are the exclusives for KB stores. Captain Atom Gold and Silver will be at a 50/50 ratio, Artemis will be a chase…

 

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