Tag: Mattel

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 29, 2010
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: June 15th, 2010 Wave/Assortment:  MattyCollector.com Figure Exclusive Packaging: Single Carded Accessories: Male & female halves of the Power Sword® – first time appearance of the male half in purple! Removable cape (fits your Skeletor® figures, too) Removable armor “Acid” vial Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen Notes: My, what…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 29, 2010
New today in the AFi archives we have the long rumored and highly anticipated DC Universe Classics SDCC 2010 Exclusive PLASTIC MAN!    I think most of us were impressed when we first saw this figure revealed on "Attack of the Show" but it’s not until you get this figure in your hand that you…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 29, 2010
Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: July 2010 Wave/Assortment:  DC Universe Classics 2010 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Packaging: Single Carded (with bagged accessory at the Con) Accessories: Neck, legs, spring, stretchable arms, regular arms, fists, paddle-ball, fly swatter, suitcase with "comics",  file folder and wearable goggles. Collect and Connect: None Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 26, 2010
Mattel posted the following update today for some of their international customers that might want to order the SDCC 2010 exclusives on line: DCU Fans, One of the fans over at the Forums on MattyCollector.com asked why specifically Plastic Man wouldn’t be available in Australia/New Zealand and if a modified version could be made. Wanted…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 26, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS, May 26, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Hot Wheels(R) was joined today by Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, Dad’s Root Beer along with team driver Mike Conway to reveal a custom-designed #24 Dad’s Root Beer IRL racecar. The racecar, unveiled for the first time, will be on display at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today then travel…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
May 25, 2010
From the AFi Mattel Interview: [i]"JLU fans tend to be louder rather than numerous"[/i]. I think Mattel failed to take into account a number of issues in terms of setting up their on line sales for JLU product. 1. Fans are MAD that they have been unable for years to find figures shown at SDCC…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 24, 2010
R6273_PlasticMan06.jpg Mattel has posted the final packaging and details for the DC Universe Classics SDCC 2010 exclusive Plastic Man figure.   Mattel always tries to do something fun with their con packaging and this year is no exception.   For those of you keeping score this is the second set of glasses to come with a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 24, 2010
  Earlier this week we posted Part 1 of our exclusive interview with Scott aka Toy Guru about Mattel’s Justice League Unlimited line.   After it was announced that there would not be a SDCC exclusive for JLU fans had a lot of questions about the future of the line.  We put together a list…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 17, 2010
  I know.  You guys might think I’m really milking this 5th Anniversary thing, but this interview has actually been several weeks in the making.   I first proposed this interview to Mattel back in April when it was revealed that there would not be a JLU exclusive for San Diego Comic Con 2010.  Scott…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 17, 2010
Just moments ago Mattel revealed DC Universe Classics Wave 15 on their Facebook page.   The line up has has 7 main figure and 2 variants (Martian-head Martian Manhunter and Classics JSA Starman).  The Collect and Connect figure is Validus from Legion of Super Heroes.  This line up has been rumored for several months, and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 14, 2010
KmartCARS.jpg  Today the gang over at MattyCollector.com posted this double dose of news about this year’s annual KMart Cars event, happening on 6/12.  To see the new countdown clock mentioned below click here.  Cars Fans, Meet our all-new countdown clock, rolled out for the first time to help us track the minutes to the big Cars…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 14, 2010
 Matty from MattyCollector.com and ToyGuru, have replied with the answers to our latest round of questions that AFi readers have posted in our forums.        Q1. Why is Evil-Lyn’s head cast in navy blue plastic and then painted yellow and not just cast in yellow like her arms and legs? Teela and the Goddess were made with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 12, 2010
The Hot Wheels team posted the line up of their new line of cars based on the characters in the upcoming movie Toy Story 3 on the official Hot Wheels Facebook Page this week.  These should be shipping to stores right now.       Blastin Buzz   Wheelin’ Woody   Little Green Speedster  …

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 11, 2010
Our friends over at BigBadToyStore.com just listed an upcoming, unannounced wave of DC Universe Classics- Wave 16 on their website for preorder – we can’t release any details yet, but preorders for the full set of 7 with variant are available at $104.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/ bbts/product.aspx?product= mat12242&mode=retail  Also up for preorder is the 3rd series of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 7, 2010
The gang at MattyCollector.com posted the following Fun Fact this morning on the MattyC facebook page. MOTUC Trivia Time: Did you know that the sword of She-Ra was planned with a single-tone finish? When fans saw it, they asked for the Sword of Protection to have the same two-tone color scheme as the Sword of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 30, 2010
MOTUC TYTUS the Giant!   Next up in the AFi archive we have the first of the oversized figures in Mattel’s Masters of the Universe Classics line.    Sold only in Europe in the 1980s, fallen champion Tytus™ is available worldwide for the first time at Mattycollector.com on May17th! As befits the Heroic Giant Warlord, this…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 30, 2010
Matty from MattyCollector.com and ToyGuru, have replied with the answers to our latest round of questions that AFi readers have posted in our forums.        Q1.  You have re-issued some of the harder to get characters from DCSH in two packs in DCUC, but there are still some that people would like to see back out in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 30, 2010
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: May 17, 2010 Wave/Assortment:  MattyCollector.com Figure Exclusive Packaging: Single Carded Accessories: Removable armor Warrior Smasher Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen Notes:  Sold only in Europe in the 1980s, fallen champion Tytus™ is available worldwide for the first time at Mattycollector.com! As befits the Heroic Giant Warlord, this stunning…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 30, 2010
AFi 5th Anniversary Scoop Week Reveal #6 – SpyMonkey Creation New Accessory Reveal!   SCOOP WEEK REVEAL #6 New Accessories from SpyMonkey Creations! Last week Man of Action Jeremy "SpyMagician" Sung posted an awesome blog about people that are custom making and selling custom accessories and figures for sale.  This is a field that SpyMagician knows a lot about because he is one of the co-founders of SpyMonkey…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 30, 2010
After I posted our archive feature of the new JLU Lobo figure a few readers asked if I could do a couple of comparison shots of Lobo with some of the other larger JLU figures.  I aim to please, so here they are!  I posted these in the Lobo archive entry, but I figured I’d…

 

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