Tag: Mattel

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 10, 2015
MOTUCspiritLives_Logo Mattel updated the MattyCollector.com news blog to give fans the details on how and when they can order the 2015 MOTUC chase figure” The Spirit Lives with our 2015 Chase Figure: When He’ll Appear is (Kind of) a Mystery Spirit of Hordak™. Loo-Kee™ and Kowl™. And now, the great Spirit of Grayskull™ commands his rightful…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 2, 2015
ImxtLOD1 The Imaginext team out East have been very bad, but when they are bad it’s good for us.  They are cooking up the next round of DC Comics Super Friends by focusing on the VILLAINS!  They are giving DC Imaginext fans a quartet of great new items, two of which are available now (on Amazon.com)…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 2, 2015
Warner Bros. Unveils New Animated Content for Batman Unlimited Batman Unlimited, New Animated Content Inspired by Mattel’s New Batman Toy Line, to Debut Spring 2015 All-New Animated Shorts Based on the Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Toy Line to Premiere Spring 2015 Burbank, Calif. – February 2, 2015  – Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation today unveiled an unprecedented…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 29, 2015
MOTUCFebNinjor1 When the February MattyCollector.com sale details were announced this week there was some confusion as to whether Ninja Warrior would have ‘day of’ stock available.   Originally fans were told during the 2015 Club Eternia subscription window that there would be NO Ninja Warrior ‘Day of’ sales, and that the figure would be a “sub…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 26, 2015
Today Mattel updated the MattyCollector page with news of the February sale. February is National Nunchucks month! Well, not really, but don’t tell Ninja Warrior… he’s on his way and he’s ready to rumble. This month also brings an epic battle to your doorstep that pits Snake Armor™ He-Man® vs. Battle Armor® King Hssss™. May…

 

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…

 

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