Tag: Mattel

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 26, 2015
mattel-logo Bryan Stockton Resigns as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Company Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results Company Announces Quarterly Dividend EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that Christopher A. Sinclair has been named the Company’s Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. The Company also announced…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 13, 2015
MOTUCLizardManChip   This righteous reptile-human hybrid may be cold-blooded, but he burns with dedication to the Masters of the Universe®. Lizard Man doesn’t hesitate to toss his tail into the fray to defend Eternia®, and he’s a worthy warrior when speedy stealth is needed. Finally arriving in the MOTUC lineup, he comes with a Filmation sword…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 13, 2015
mattel-logo Richard Dickson Appointed President, Chief Brands Officer; Tim Kilpin Appointed President, Chief Commercial Officer EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced key changes to the company’s Executive Leadership Team, effective immediately. Richard Dickson and Tim Kilpin will assume expanded responsibilities as President, Chief Brands Officer and President, Chief Commercial Officer, respectively. Both…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 9, 2015
BBTSLogo TRANSFORMERS MP-21G MASTERPIECE G2 BUMBLEBEE Bumblebee has received a new chromed yellow paintjob in his G2 incarnation.  It appears to include a jetpack and alternate faces, and we have it listed at $64.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK12027&mode=retail TRANSFORMERS MP-10 MASTERPIECE CONVOY/OPTIMUS PRIME WITH TRAILER REISSUE This reissue includes Roller, Spike, the Matrix, Optimus’ trailer and more, and is…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 8, 2015
Yesterday, Mattel released the list of items that will be on sale in January on MattyCollector.com.   After an avalanche of products November and December it will be a nice break with just 2 figures.   We’re leaping into the new year with Lizard Man, the first Club Eternia® figure for 2015. And we don’t know…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 2, 2015
MattelFPBestStart1 EAST AURORA, N.Y., Jan. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Fisher-Price, Inc., one of the world’s leading infant and preschool toy manufacturers and a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., today released a short film entitled Wishes for Baby, marking the official launch of the Best Possible Start marketing campaign. Directed by award-winning documentarian Patrick Creadon, and filmed with real…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 2, 2015
— Partnership with No Kid Hungry® to Help End Childhood Hunger— MIDDLETON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)-– American Girl is mixing up fun for millions of girls today with the debut of Grace Thomas™, the 2015 Girl of the Year™! Grace, an avid baker with an entrepreneurial spirit, is motivated to follow her dream of starting a baking…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 29, 2014
MatDCMulti66Batman1  Back in November we broke the news of a potential 1966  Batman in Mattel’s DC Multiver 4″ line.   At that time we were able to get confirmation from the Mattel retail side that something was coming… we just didn’t know what at that time.   Our speculation was that the figure wouldn’t be a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 23, 2014
mattel2014HolidayCard Poor He-Man.    Despite being an in-house I.P. and making millions for the company over his 30 year history he STILL doesn’t have the pull necessary to be included in Mattel’s 2014 Holiday E-Card that was sent out today.    All the other Mattel greats are there: Hot Wheels? – CHECK! Barbie? – CHECK! Fisher Price?…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 23, 2014
GGHoli14GrootSet1 Our friends over at GentleGiant Ltd./3D Systems have given us the opportunity to reveal their 2014 Holiday Item – The Holiday Potted Groot statue. As of this writing this statue has not been announced by Gentle Giant so even I don’t know all of the particulars, but I DID buy one of their holiday items…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 22, 2014
DHArtOHeManLimitedEd1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Milwaukie, OR – Just in time for fans’ holiday wish lists, Dark Horse and Mattel announce that the biggest art book of 2015 – The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe – will receive a limited edition release. Restricted to 4,000 copies, The Art of He-Man and the Masters…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 19, 2014
SNJakksAnnounce1 Ever since we broke the news of Scott Neitlich aka ToyGuru leaving Mattel back in October I have had a ton of folks ask me where he was going and what was his new gig. We wanted to let him get his legs under him at his new job and settle in… and get his…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 16, 2014
DCSCDoomsdayUnleashFight1 I’ve had quite a few fans reach out and ask if I had heard any updates from Mattel on the shipping of the Doomsday Unleashed DCUC figure from MattyCollector.   As you will recall the Doomsday Unleashed went on sale back in November as part of the MattyCollector.com BlackFriday/Cyber Monday sales.    Then on December 1st Mattel…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 8, 2014
We can hardly believe that it’s been 3 years since we first launched the Geek Shall Inherit podcast, but the numbers… and dates don’t lie. It was 3 years ago THIS WEEK that we launched the Geek Shall Inherit podcast with episode one, and we have been talking pop culture ever since! True to form,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 3, 2014
MattelTent14pic1 It’s that time of year again! Once a year, at Mattel’s  headquarters in El Segundo, they hold their annual holiday tent sale.  This sale typically runs from Halloween until just before Christmas around the corner from their main building in an adjacent parking lot.   The sale is primarily made up of bulk overstock toy of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 3, 2014
MOTUMinis2015pic2 Yesterday, on their official Facebook page, MattyCollector.com updated fans on the fate of the MOTU Minis:   MOTU Minis Update: These little guys had a big task and we’re sorry to say we didn’t reach our goal for the 2015 MOTU Minis subscription. We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to all the fans…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 2, 2014
Honda14Skeltor As we told you about last month, Honda is really pulling on the nostalgia strings for kids of the 1980’s with the focus on classic toys in their 2014 Happy Honda Days ad campaign. Skeletor, Strawberry Shortcake, Jem, Gumby, Little People, Stretch Armstrong and G.I. Joe all make appearances in the original grouping of commercials….

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 25, 2014
AHMadmanAmazingHeroesFigure Mike Allred’s Madman figure has been unlocked early in celebration of the new comic book release.   Los Angeles, CA (November 25, 2014)—To celebrate the November 26th release of Michael Allred’s Madman In Your Face 3D Special, the Amazing Heroes Wave 1.5 Kickstarter by Fresh Monkey Fiction has now unlocked the exclusive Madman 4.5” action figure for a $25 pledge. Also available is…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 24, 2014
TOTY15-logo Consumers invited to vote for their favorites at ToyAwards.org – now until January 11, 2015   New York, NY | November 24, 2014 – The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced today the 83 finalists for the prestigious 2015 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY) – also known as the “Oscars” of the toy industry.  Between now and January 11, 2015,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 24, 2014
—Beloved Brand Pledges Nearly $3 Million in American Girl Dolls to Children’s Hospital Association in Unprecedented Holiday Charitable Initiative— MIDDLETON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– American Girl today announced an unprecedented charitable giving program to benefit children in hospitals across the country during the 2014 holiday season.Beginning today through December 18, 2014, American Girl will match any doll…

 

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