Tag: Mattel

 

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…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 21, 2014
mattel-logo EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)-– Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that Ann Lewnes, 53, has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors, effective February 1, 2015. Ms. Lewnes currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Adobe Systems Inc., a position she has held since 2006. “We are very pleased to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 21, 2014
This week MattyCollector.com posted the preliminary details on their “7 Days of Cyber Monday” sales.   There’s a lot of information to take in and there will be a lot more revealed next week I suspect.  But in the meantime see what we know about the sale below:   The Turducken of holiday sales is back…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 21, 2014
A new kickstarter campaign launched today started by my friend and former Mattel and Spin Master brand manager Jim Murphy called the INVICTA CHALLENGE.  Several of the rewards and stretch goals feature action figures designed and sculpted by the Four Horsemen Design Studio.   Check out all the details about the campaign below:   INVICTA Challenge…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 20, 2014
MOTUMinis2015pic1 In an unprecedented post-Toy Guru move, Mattel and MattyCollector.com has revealed the entire wave of proposed 2015 figures sets for the Masters of the Universe Minis line in an attempt to get enough subscribers to make the line move forward for 2015. The timeline of reveals is as follows: They showed us the first 2…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 20, 2014
You probably noticed that there was a bit of a gap between episodes, but if you are at all internet savvy you will have found both Jason… and I talking about pop culture stuff on a couple of other podcasts.  Hopefully that helped you get some of your GSi “fix” in between episodes. There’s been…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 17, 2014
MOTUCTungLashFace2 This month our Snake Men AND our Horde army expands by one more with the release of the November 2014 Club Eternia figure – Tung Lashor! His enemies wish this sinister servant of King Hssss would hold his tongue, but they’re about to feel the sting of his scorn! Adding to the evil army of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 13, 2014
mattell-PGP-studio Officially announced back in October, Mattel’s new Playground Productions has been relatively quiet in the following weeks.   However, today they updated their website to include a new PGP sub page and included this sizzle reel that should give people a better idea of the sorts of projects this new division of Mattel will be tackling.  …

 

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