Mattel – Action Figure Insider http://www.actionfigureinsider.com The Best Darn Toy News On The Web! Wed, 24 Jan 2018 03:00:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 61893577 Lobo and Mr. Mind Coming To Mattel’s Justice League Action Line http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/lobo-and-mr-mind-coming-to-mattels-justice-league-action-line/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/lobo-and-mr-mind-coming-to-mattels-justice-league-action-line/#comments Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:00:17 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=164005 While I’ve known about this figure since SDCC last year, I couldn’t talk about it because it wasn’t my news to break… but now that he’s on the back of the package of another figure the news is out there – Lobo and Shazam villain Mr. Mind are coming to Mattel’s Justice League Action line!

Yesterday, I found a new figure and vehicle set, Batman and the Batcycle at a local Walmart, I flipped over the box and who did I see on the cross sell image, but the Main Man himself!

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MIDDLETON, Wis., Dec. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — 3…2…1…It’s time to blast off with American Girl’s 2018 Girl of the Year™, Luciana Vega™! Officially launching on January 1, Luciana is the latest in American Girl’s long line of inspiring characters that encourage girls to think about who they want to be and how they want to make their mark in the world—no matter the challenges they may face. In Luciana, girls will meet a creative, confident 11-year-old girl and aspiring astronaut who dreams of being the first person to go to Mars. And, while she has the skills and smarts to achieve her goals, she also learns that being a good leader and team player right here on Earth is the best first step.

American Girl introduces its new 2018 Girl of the Year, Luciana Vega, a creative, confident 11-year-old who wants to be the first person on Mars. Luciana launches on January 1.

“We’re proud to introduce fans to American Girl’s 2018 Girl of the Year, Luciana Vega—a champion of STEM and a natural-born leader who puts her whole heart into making her dreams a reality,” says Katy Dickson, president of American Girl. “Luciana is a role model for today’s girls—empowering them to defy stereotypes, and embrace risks that will teach them about failure and success as they chart their own course in life—whatever the goal. For us, it’s all about building girls of strong character, and it’s why we’re continuing to encourage girls to lead change and embrace #charactercounts.”

Luciana’s world comes to life via a beautiful 18-inch Luciana™ doll, featuring warm brown eyes, medium skin, and dark brown hair with a distinctive purple streak to show off her creative side.    Other STEM-inspired outfits, accessories, and products that reflect her Space Camp® experience include Luciana’s Flight Suit and Space Suit, her Maker Station, and a Mars Habitat loaded with science and research essentials for hours of pretend play. And—for the first time—girls can further engage in Luciana’s world by downloading the American Girl app and scanning her catalogue pages and products to unlock exclusive content, including augmented reality, trailers and videos, space simulations, quizzes and challenges, and much more.

Additionally, Luciana’s story is chronicled in a chapter book series written by Erin Teagan and published by Scholastic. The first two books, available now, introduce readers to Luciana, a young girl of Chilean descent with a serious science streak, who loves the idea of exploring new territories in space. After winning a scholarship to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, Luciana is thrilled to launch her dream of landing on Mars. But as she ascends from Space Camp kid to youth astronaut trainee, she faces many challenges that test her competitive spirit and self-confidence, and she must find the courage to embrace the unknown with bravery, curiosity, and wonder.

To help ensure the accuracy of Luciana’s story and product line, American Girl worked with the following four-member Advisory Board who were integral to Luciana’s development: Dr. Ellen Stofan, former NASA Chief Scientist; Dr. Deborah Barnhart, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center; Dr. Megan McArthur Behnken, NASA Astronaut; and Maureen O’Brien, Manager of Strategic Alliances at NASA. In addition, a team of American Girl editors and product designers visited Space Camp and NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston to gain insight into a day in the life of a Space Camp trainee—from putting on space suits and learning about the “right” way to eat in space to conducting a mission in micro-gravity. American Girl’s partnership with NASA was developed through the Space Act Agreement to inform and inspire the wider public (and especially young girls) about the excitement of space and STEM careers.

To engage girls and boys with Luciana’s message, American Girl—in partnerships with Scholastic, NASA, and Space Camp—has funded Blast Off to Discovery, an educational program to help third though fifth-grade students explore the wonder of space through Luciana-inspired content, including STEM-based lesson plans and classroom activities, videos, a game, and more. The program will be available on www.scholastic.com starting January 31, 2018. In addition, American Girl and Scholastic will host a Mission to Mars Sweepstakes where families can go on a series of weekly missions for a chance to win several prizes, including a grand prize trip to Space Camp valued at over $2,000.

Other Luciana-related initiatives being held throughout the year include the following:

  • Luciana Retail Events: On January 1, American Girl stores nationwide are hosting Luciana’s Debut Event, where girls can celebrate the company’s first STEM-themed character with fun, interactive science demonstrations, a Moon Phase craft, galaxy-inspired treats, and a free Luciana doll tee to take home. For more details, visit americangirl.com/retail.
  • Luciana Online Play: Girls can visit play.americangirl.com/play/girl-of-the-year/luciana/ to read excerpts from the Luciana books and enjoy fun space-inspired activities.
  • American Girl World™ App: Fans can step into the worlds of Luciana and their other favorite American Girl characters and experience their stories in a whole new way. The app is available to download later in January through the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Kindle.
  • Luciana-Themed Space Camp: Girls and their families can train just like astronauts—including taking a tumble spin in the Multi-Axis Trainer and designing a robot—at a special Girl of the Year experience created in partnership with Space Camp starting in summer 2018. American Girl is also sponsoring 20 scholarships to attend Space Camp. To learn more, visit americangirl.com/meetluciana.

The Luciana collection is available on January 1, 2018, through American Girl’s catalogue; at americangirl.com; at all American Girl retail locations nationwide; and at American Girl specialty boutiques at select Indigo™ and Chapters™ in Canada. The Luciana books can also be purchased through retail and online booksellers, and select Luciana products will also be available at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center gift shop. To request a free catalogue, call 1-800-845-0005; to join the company’s loyalty program, AG Rewards, go to americangirl.com/REWARDS.

ABOUT AMERICAN GIRL
American Girl is a premium brand for girls and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT, www.mattel.com), a creations company that inspires the wonder of childhood. Headquartered in Middleton, WI, American Girl offers an inspiring world of dolls, content, and experiences that nourish a girl’s spirit and help develop her strength of character. Best-selling lines include Truly Me™, Girl of the Year™, Bitty Baby™, WellieWishers™, and American Girl’s classic historical characters. The company sells products through its award-winning catalogue, on americangirl.com, in its proprietary U.S. experiential retail stores, as well as at specialty retailers nationwide. By inspiring girls to be their best, American Girl has earned the loyalty of millions and the praise and trust of parents and educators.

 

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@MEGAContrux Christmas to You! @Mega Closes in on A Decade of #Halo Sets #Ad http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/megacontrux-christmas-to-you-mega-closes-in-on-a-decade-of-halo-sets-ad/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/megacontrux-christmas-to-you-mega-closes-in-on-a-decade-of-halo-sets-ad/#respond Sun, 24 Dec 2017 18:00:22 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=162736

The combination of MEGA™, which pre-dates the Mattel acquisition of MEGA™. HALO™ is MEGA™’s longest running video game license and in those 8 years they have been able to produce a significant amount of sets tying into the long running video game franchise. MEGA™’s dedication to this franchise moves beyond just a cool collection and into world building!

 

We’ve seen several other toy companies try their hands at HALO™ toys in the past, but NO ONE could touch the world building that is possible through the Mega Construx™ HALO™ sets.  Everything is possible with MEGA®, from Spartans, to Covenant and Brutes, endless vehicles and even environments. MEGA™ has touched every corner of the HALO™ universe.  Much like their Call of Duty sets, this is the perfect marriage of license and materials. Refreshingly, MEGA™ is not chained to a certain brick design element and therefore are unafraid to develop new parts to fit whatever sets or worlds they are creating leading to more accurate and realistic sets.

There are a wide variety of set sizes and price points available to fans, everything from single carded mini-figures all the way up to large vehicles, set pieces and bosses. So no matter your budget,  there is a MEGA™ HALO™ set available in your price range in stores now.

In this feature we are going to look at three recent Mega Construx™ HALO™ sets:

First up is the Incinerator Cyclops – This set is a mech suit for the minifigures, so you know it’s got to be awesome. The set comes with a UNSC Flame Marine that fits inside the mech suit. The minifigure has a stand and comes with a hefty flame-thrower that is attached to a tank on his back.  The mech suit has a full range of articulation, as well as having its own flamethrower attached to a much larger tank on the mech’s back. This set is 162 pieces and is recommended for ages 8+.

Next, we have the CTF Artic Warthog.  Warthogs are some of the most iconic vehicles in the HALO™ universe.  This set includes three minifigures: the Spartan Mark VI (Gen I), Spartan Rogue and the Spartan Recon. The Warthog holds all three figures, comes with rubber tires, a mounted roof cannon and a working wench. The figures also have a strong personal arsenal that includes: an SMG, shotgun, magnums and both plasma and frag grenades. Each figure has a stand, and the set includes an ammo box and a banner flag.  This set is 311 pieces and is recommended for builders 8+.

Finally, we take a look at the UNSC Wolverine Charge Vehicle. This set is BIG and took me over an hour to complete.  The set comes with three minifigures: UNSC Flame Trooper, UNSC Marine and a banished Brute. They are armed with an assault rifle, a flame thrower and the brute shot.  But, the real fire power comes from the Wolverine Charge itself which brandishes mounted duel missile batteries. Each of these batteries can launch up to six missiles and is swivel mounted to help stop the Brute hoard.  The cockpit opens and will fit one of the UNSC minifigures.  This set is a whopping 759 pieces and is recommended for builders 8+.

Each of these sets are complex and satisfying builds that are indicative of the fun complexity of the rest of the Mega Construx™ HALO™ line. You have to remain engaged and pay close attention to the easy to follow instructions or you will have problems.  These sets are like putting together a really fun and satisfying puzzle, but at the end,you can play with it!

Mega Construx™ has a wide range of great HALO™ sets available now, featuring all of your favorite Spartans, beasts, vehicles and environments.  You can check out more of what’s available and what your fellow fans are doing with their sets at – https://www.MEGAconstrux.com/en-us/worlds/HALO™

While you are there check out the Mega Contrux™ stop-motion app – https://www.MEGAconstrux.com/en-us/apps

These sets make great gifts for any HALO™, video game, or construction set fan.  With the holidays approaching you should grab a set or two for yourself or a builder in your life.

These samples were provided by MEGA™.

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@TheToyAssociation REVEAL THE 2018 ‘TOY OF THE YEAR AWARD’ NOMINEES FOR ‘ACTION FIGURE OF THE YEAR’ #TOTY2018 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/thetoyassociation-reveal-the-2018-toy-of-the-year-award-nominees-for-action-figures-toty2018/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/thetoyassociation-reveal-the-2018-toy-of-the-year-award-nominees-for-action-figures-toty2018/#respond Fri, 03 Nov 2017 22:00:12 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=160917 Today the Toy Industry Association announce the nominees for all 14 categories the 2018 Toy Of The Year Awards.   This year is the SECOND year they have included an Action Figure of the Year category and the second year we here at AFi have the honor of helping them with the reveal announcement of that new category and the nominees for this years slate of hopefuls.   Check out the video below for the announcement of all 7 nominees for the 2018 Toy of the Year Awards, ACTION FIGURE OF THE YEAR award:

 

The TIA provided us samples of each of the 7 nominees in the ACTION FIGURE OF THE YEAR category and we have put together a series of closer looks and unboxing videos for the products.   We will be posting one of those videos each day starting tomorrow.

After you watch the videos make sure you head over to www.toyawards.org and vote for your favorites in all 14 categories!

OR if you are anywhere in the New York area this weekend you can see ALL of the nominees in person at PLAY FAIR 2018!

It’s not too late to get your tickets for Play Fair in New York City this weekend! Play Fair brings new and beloved toy and pop culture brands together under one roof for an interactive and fun-filled live event open to families, and fans! Save $5 off the ticket price with coupon code TOYASSOCEMP5 at: http://www.playfairny.com/tickets/

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AFi Takes a Look at Mega Construx™ – Destiny #Ad http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/afi-takes-a-look-at-mega-construx-destiny-ad/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/afi-takes-a-look-at-mega-construx-destiny-ad/#comments Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:00:19 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=159765  

MEGA™  has been taking the store shelves, as well as collector’s shelves, by storm with their licensed construction sets geared toward kids aged 8+ and collectors, recently rebranded as Mega Construx™.  While some consider the brand’s early offerings to be just another brand of construction toys, the MEGA™ team has been pushing the envelope beyond what most fans thought was possible with construction toys as they have picked up more and more top shelf licenses. If you have not checked out a Mega Construx™ set recently, you are missing out on some really fun and complex builds.

One of MEGA™’s recent video game license acquisitions is the run-away smash franchise, Destiny, which earlier this month released their newest installment Destiny 2.  MEGA™ already had a relationship with game publisher Bungie because of their work together on the Halo franchise, so Destiny was a logical extension.  MEGA™ began releasing sets based on the original Destiny game in 2016 and have  recently debuted new sets based on Destiny 2.

Destiny is a game well suited to be represented in a construction toy line, and MEGA™ has done a clever job in making a robust line with a lot of added play value.  At the center of the game are the Guardians, and in-game they are highly customizable/upgradable with their weapons and armor.  MEGA™ uses that premise in their mini-figures, as well with the smaller sets, which feature extra upgradable armor pieces and weapons for the characters. When those pieces are not in use, you can put them on the base which doubles as a display/armory. The two sets I received are the smaller, single figure sets of Warlock Samsara Amory and Warlock Hezen Lords Armory.  MEGA™ even takes advantage of the three-pronged Destiny logo to be the figure base that also supports the armory display.  The Mega Construx™ mini figures have a surprising amount of articulation for figures of their size. The Warlocks sport a ball jointed head, ball jointed shoulders, ball jointed swivel elbows, swivel wrists, swivel waist, partial ball jointed hips with swivel and hinged knees! All of that articulation allows for a wide range of motion as well as poseability of the figure.

Both of these sets are quick builds with nearly 40 pieces, making them great display pieces. In MEGA™’s Destiny line, there is a wide variety of figures, factions, vehicles and environment sets with varying levels of construction difficulty. MEGA™ keeps a very fun and detailed website that shows you each of the sets and figures regardless if it’s a Guardian, Vex, Fallen, Cabal or Hive – https://www.megaconstrux.com/en-us/worlds/destiny

Mega Construx™ pulled out all of the stops with their 2017 showing this summer at SDCC. One of the most impressive exclusives of the show was their Destiny® Iron Song Ghost Shell set! This impressive presentation for any Destiny fan came complete with a figure of Lord Saladin, and a buildable almost 1:1 scale ghost with a light up feature and stand! The set comes in a specially-made Rise of Iron-themed box with an engram inside, perfect for holding all of your precious loot. The presentation is stunning, from the white and gold-printed outer box to the magnetic closures on the lid.  They already command high prices on the secondary market if you missed out on getting one of these when they were first available.

Mega Construx™ has a wide range of Destiny and Destiny 2 sets available now, featuring all of your favorite characters, beasts, vehicles and environments.  You can check out more of what’s available and what your fellow fans are doing with their sets at – https://www.megaconstrux.com/en-us/worlds/destiny

While you are there check out the Mega Contrux™ stop-motion app – https://www.megaconstrux.com/en-us/apps

Samples were provided by MEGA™.

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Jurassic World Roars into New Partnerships With Mattel, Lego, Funko and More! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/jurassic-world-roars-into-new-partnerships-with-mattel-lego-funko-and-more/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/jurassic-world-roars-into-new-partnerships-with-mattel-lego-funko-and-more/#respond Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:00:32 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=159767 From Licensing Global:

Mattel, LEGO, Funko, H&M, Isaac Morris and many others are on board to support the Jurassic World sequel, which is coming out next June.

GLOBAL–Universal Brand Develop has signed on a slate of worldwide licensees to create a robust merchandising program inspired by the upcoming film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

The film’s master global toy partner Mattel and LEGO Systems will kick off the consumer products program with toys spanning a variety of play patterns and age segments. Additional toy, role play and costume licensees supporting the film include Funko, Build-A-Bear, Rubies and WowWee.

Additional licensing partners include: H&M, Freeze, 5th Sun, Isaac Morris, GBG, Fast Forward and Franco for apparel and home décor; Kelloggs, Ferrero, Jelly Belly, PEZ, GBG Beauty, Party City, Innovative Designs, DecoPac and American Greetings for food, beauty and stationery; and Frontier Development for gaming. Additional gaming titles are platforms for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will be revealed at a later date.

“The Jurassic World franchise has always had huge cross-generational family appeal, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom promises to be one of the biggest movie and merchandising events of 2018,” says Vince Klaseus, president, Universal Brand Development. “Following the success of 2015, we’ve been hard at work to build out the largest Jurassic World program to-date to meet the increasing demands from fans, as well as reach new audiences around the world–demonstrating the global appeal of this 365 mega-franchise.”

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will open in theaters June 2018

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Mattel Appoints Joe Euteneuer as Chief Financial Officer http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mattel-appoints-joe-euteneuer-as-chief-financial-officer/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mattel-appoints-joe-euteneuer-as-chief-financial-officer/#respond Wed, 04 Oct 2017 14:00:59 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=159497 EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced the appointment of Joseph J. (“Joe”) Euteneuer as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective September 25, 2017. Euteneuer replaces Kevin Farr, who left the company on September 29, 2017. In his role as CFO, Euteneuer will work closely with the company’s senior management team and Board of Directors to provide financial and administrative leadership to support Mattel’s transformation strategy focused on delivering enhanced and sustainable growth. He will report directly to CEO Margo Georgiadis.

“Joe brings a strong track record of helping companies implement new strategies to improve long-term growth and profitability and we are thrilled to welcome him to our team,” said Georgiadis. “He has been instrumental in leading companies in a variety of industries through times of transformation and turnaround, which will be invaluable for Mattel as we execute our new growth strategy and create enhanced shareholder value. I am confident that Joe will make a significant impact as we reshape our operations to become leaner, faster and smarter. He is a great addition to our management team and I look forward to working closely with him.”

“It’s truly a great opportunity to join Mattel as it executes its new growth strategy to build upon its leadership position and shape the future of the toy industry,” said Euteneuer. “Mattel is an iconic brand and household name for learning and development through play. I look forward to working with the team to future-proof the company and accelerate change.”

Euteneuer has more than four decades of financial leadership experience in the technology, telecom and cable industries. Prior to joining Mattel, he was CFO at Sprint Corporation, where he managed a large-scale finance organization and helped drive widespread organizational transformation for the Fortune 500 company. Prior to Sprint, he served as CFO of Qwest Communications, XM Satellite Radio and Comcast Corporation. Euteneuer has a strong background within all dimensions of finance including operational finance, efficiency initiatives, pricing strategies, cost management, capital allocation and fund raising. Euteneuer received his master’s degree in Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

About Mattel
Mattel is a global learning, development and play company that inspires the next generation of kids to shape a brighter tomorrow. Through our portfolio of iconic consumer brands, including American Girl®, Barbie®, Fisher-Price®, Hot Wheels® and Thomas & Friends™, we create systems of play, content and experiences that help kids unlock their full potential. Mattel also creates inspiring and innovative products in collaboration with leading entertainment and technology companies as well as other partners. With a global workforce of approximately 32,000 people, Mattel operates in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. Visit us online at www.mattel.com.

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Mattel Strengthens Leadership Team To Help Drive Transformation Strategy http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mattel-strengthens-leadership-team-to-help-drive-transformation-strategy/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mattel-strengthens-leadership-team-to-help-drive-transformation-strategy/#respond Wed, 04 Oct 2017 05:56:26 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=159478 COMPANY NAMES NEW CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, NEW CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER AND NEW CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that it has appointed Sven Gerjets as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Amy Thompson as Chief People Officer (CPO) and Nancy Elder as Chief Communication Officer (CCO), effective immediately. The company separately announced the appointment of Joe Euteneuer as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The executives will work closely with CEO Margo Georgiadis and the Mattel leadership team to support Mattel’s transformation strategy focused on delivering enhanced and sustainable growth.

“As we continue to transform Mattel into a consumer-centric, purpose-driven company, we are proud to assemble a world-class leadership team to accelerate our progress and reach our objectives,” said Georgiadis. “One of the keys to our success is attracting forward-thinking leaders who believe in our vision and bring a fresh perspective and strong skillset to Mattel. We are thrilled to welcome Sven, Amy and Nancy to our team and look forward to working with each of them as we execute our strategy to increase value for customers, employees and our shareholders.”

As CTO, Gerjets will create and execute a plan to transform Mattel’s into a more nimble, data-driven company. He will be responsible for all aspects of technology implementation, including shared technology platforms, analytics, software and hardware development and connected products. Gerjets brings more than 25 years of experience leading technology organizations and improving business results across a broad range of industries including telecommunications, higher education, satellite communications and data security. He joins from software startup n.io Innovation where he was Chief Product Officer and currently serves as an advisor. Prior to that, he was Chief Information Officer at Time Warner Cable.

As CPO, Thompson will work with Mattel’s leadership team to champion the company’s values and mission and ensure optimal collaboration across the global workforce. She will focus on building a progressive and world-class Human Resources organization and establish a high-performance company culture. Thompson joins Mattel from TOMS Shoes where she served as the head of HR for five years and successfully developed and implemented plans that increased employee engagement and improved organizational design and accountability. Prior to TOMS, Thompson worked in several global HR leadership roles at Starbucks Coffee Company. She is a supporter of Manhattan Beach Education Fund (MBEF) and a member of Advancing Women Executives.

As CCO, Elder will work closely with Margo and the leadership team to define, establish and promote the Mattel brand as the leading global learning, development and play company. She will oversee all aspects of communications, including corporate, employee, brand, government affairs and the Mattel Children’s Foundation. Most recently, Elder was CCO at JetBlue Airways Corporation where she was responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive strategic vision and reputation strategy for the brand as well as managing media relations, internal communications, social media and crisis communications. She previously held communications and marketing leadership positions at MasterCard, GE and Time Warner. Elder currently serves as a board member of the JetBlue Foundation, GrowNYC and the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation.

About Mattel
Mattel is a global learning, development and play company that inspires the next generation of kids to shape a brighter tomorrow. Through our portfolio of iconic consumer brands, including American Girl®, Barbie®, Fisher-Price®, Hot Wheels® and Thomas & Friends™, we create systems of play, content and experiences that help kids unlock their full potential. Mattel also creates inspiring and innovative products in collaboration with leading entertainment and technology companies as well as other partners. With a global workforce of approximately 32,000 people, Mattel operates in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. Visit us online at www.mattel.com.

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Justice League #HotWheels Character Cars Video #UniteTheLeague http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/justice-league-hotwheels-character-cars-video-unitetheleague/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/justice-league-hotwheels-character-cars-video-unitetheleague/#respond Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:00:42 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=158482 The team at La Di Da Films recently created a stop-motion video for Warner Brothers and Mattel to promote their new line of Justice League Hot Wheels Character cars!

 

Check out the New Justice League Hot Wheels collection in action! Collect them all now!

 

The Justice League unites in this stop-motion video for DC, announcing the new Justice League Hot Wheels Cars.
The Justice League Hot Wheels are unveiled introducing Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman. Each superhero has their own Hot Wheels car. Watch as Batman and Wonder Woman assemble the Justice League and make a hasty getaway in the Flying Fox! Produced by La Di Da Films for Warner Bros. and DC Comics.
Director: Adam Blake Carver
Cinematographer: Eric Adkins
Animator: Brandon Lake
Art Direction: Lauren Shell
Scenery and Set Fabrication: Dustin Yoder, Natalie Knudsen
Gaffer: Dustin Gardner
Electrician: Ian Raymond
VFX Supervisor: Andrew Hakim
Color: Paul Sage
Music by: Fredrik Ekstrom
Sound Design: Hive Studios
Special Thanks: Musa Brooker
Produced By: Adam Blake Carver & Leah McKissock
Production Company: La Di Da Films
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The Details of ALL of the @Mattel DC Multiverse Justice League Movie Exclusive Figures http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/the-details-of-all-of-the-mattel-dc-multiverse-justice-league-movie-exclusive-figures/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/the-details-of-all-of-the-mattel-dc-multiverse-justice-league-movie-exclusive-figures/#comments Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:17:21 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=158227 By now everyone should have seen the regular 6″ DC Multiverse Justice League movie figures in stores:

There are 6 figures/characters in the main line and if you buy them all you can “Collect and Connect” the parts to build Steppenworlf, the main villain of the upcoming film.

While several of the store exclusive figures were shown at the Mattel booth at San Diego Comic Con, they were not labeled with the information where/when they will be released.  We have talked to the Mattel team and gathered all of the information into one post for easy access.

Here is the complete rundown of the exclusives for Mattel’s 6″ DC Multiverse Justice League action figure line:

The (non -tactical suit) Batman and Armor Mode Cyborg are both Walmart exclusives and should be hitting stores soon.  Images of packaged versions both of these figures have surfaced on-line recently.  They both come with 3 Mother Box accessories instead of a Collect and Connect piece.

Mera is an Amazon.com exclusive and is currently up for pre-order on the site.  Her estimated release date is November 15th.

The product copy says: In the thrilling new Justice League movie, DC Super Heroes and DC Super-Villains battle to control Earth! This 6″ Mera figure lets fans recreate key action with the great undersea warrior. The captivating figure features green scaled suit, iconic crown, and a signature weapon accessory. 

Her “signature weapon accessory” are the swappable hands.

 

Toys R Us  has a shirtless tattoo Aquaman and Green Parademon exclusive for figures.

Toys R Us will also have the $60.00 Multiverse Batmobile (non RC version).  You can see it as the centerpiece of the Comic Con display above.

NOT shown at SDCC is a Target exclusive Multiverse 2-Pack of the Flash: From Page to Screen 2-pack we showed earlier this week.
This 2-pack has a newly re- decoed Rebirth Flash, and a translucent red movie Flash w/ Ezra Miller interchangeable head and two sets of hands that can also be swapped out with the mainline Multiverse movie Flash’s hands.

With the prerequisite lightning effects in blue and yellow, display bases, and bakdrop cards.

Target wants to be “The Home of the Flash” when the movie hits, so they requested this 2-pack.  As of this writing Mattel has not created any other movie/comic 2-packs like this for any of the other Justice League characters.

The last exclusive was the San Diego Comic Con exclusive Cyborg “Origins” figure in the special Mother Box packaging.  It is currently listed on the Mattel Vault website, but not currently available for sale there.

So there you have it!   If you are planning to collect the 6″ Mattel DC Multiverse Justice League movie figures that is everything and everywhere you will need to be on the look out to pick up.

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Target.com Reveals New Mattel Justice League The Flash From Page To Screen Figure 2pk http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/target-com-reveals-new-mattel-justice-league-the-flash-from-page-to-screen-figure-2pk/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/target-com-reveals-new-mattel-justice-league-the-flash-from-page-to-screen-figure-2pk/#respond Tue, 05 Sep 2017 17:00:04 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=158067 AFI reader Kenny N. tipped us off to this Mattel DC Multiverse 2-pack that popped up on Target.com this week featuring The Flash from “Rebirth” and The Flash from the upcoming Justice League movie.   It doesn’t appear to be available in stores quite yet, but keep your eye on the DPCI number for it in your local store – 087-06-7103.

Justice League fans and collectors will love this two pack of exclusive The Flash figures from two worlds! Recreate signature DC Comics battles with “Rebirth” The Flash. He wears his original red and golden power suit, iconic mask and boots and comes with golden lightning bolt accessories. Attach them to the figure for dramatic effect. Then recreate epic new movie scenes with the thrilling Justice League The Flash figure. He wears his updated power suit and comes with electric blue lightning bolt accessories that also attach to the figure. Each celebrated version of The Flash is highly detailed, in 6-inch scale with 21 points of articulation for dynamic posing and action moves. Authentically recreate Barry Allen’s role in the Justice League movie too with the bonus, interchangeable head that comes in the actor’s likeness. Create a dynamic display with these Super Hero figures on their unique signature bases, in front of unique, colorfully powerful electro field backdrops.

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