Tag: Mattel

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 25, 2014
PoolnMariBarbie3 I was sent this press release today by Mr. Zed himself.   In doing some research before posting his thoughts I see that he is not the only one offended by the art show.  Pool and Marianela also seem to have drawn the attention of many Catholics in Latin America.   I needed some images to run…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 25, 2014
Hasbro-Logo2 PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Global branded play leader Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced a new strategic merchandising relationship with Disney Consumer Products for the globally popular Disney Princess and Frozen properties. The agreement gives Hasbro global rights (excluding Japan) to develop dolls based on Disney Princess stories and characters including Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 25, 2014
MOTUCGiantsEmail Today, Thursday 9/25 is the last day you can sign up for the MOTU Giants 2014 subscription.  You can choose from having them shipped monthly, or to save on shipping you have have all 4 of the 2014 figures shipped at once at the end of the year.  Plus, if you sub you save $5…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 22, 2014
A new video this week from Scott at Mattel.   In it Scott gives us a hint as to if the MOTU Giants do well who might be included in a second wave…   Get a close-up look at the 2014 MOTU Giants: He-Man, Skeletor, Stratos & Beast Man. They’re faithful recreations of the vintage MOTU…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 19, 2014
For all of you folks that have been asking for more toy talk on the podcast, then this is the episode for you! We talk a little bit of music, a little bit of catch up and then we dive deep in our plastic lives and talk toys. I don’t think we talk about a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 15, 2014
MOTUGiantHeManSDCC4 Today we take a quick look at the new MOTUC GIANTS He-Man from Mattel. This is the first in Mattel’s new jumbo line of vintage Masters of the Universe figures. Faithful recreations of the vintage MOTU figures in 12” scale! Each figure has a twist waist power punch, “rubber band” legs, and vintage-style accessories. They…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 9, 2014
DCSCSuperboy4Face2 As we learned last year in my interview interview with Scott Neitlich, the Connor Kent Superboy figure was actually sculpted a few years back and was originally scheduled to be part of DCUC Wave 13.  He was going to be a 50/50 split with the ‘Reign of the Supermen” 90′s Superboy that we got in wave…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 5, 2014
Mattel posted a small update yesterday on the upcoming DCSC Doomsday Unbound figure, with a new press photo of the figure with the torn cape: It’s the toy we never thought we could make, but it’s happening! In a final farewell to the DCU Signature Series and the Four Horsemen, Doomsday arrives… bigger, badder, and totally “Unleashed!”   He was…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 4, 2014
Today over on the MattyCollector.com news page Mattel announced the following new contest: He-Man: The Photography War – Comic Cover Contest He-Man fans, this is the chance of a lifetime to contribute to the history of the brand and get the attention of the world for your amazing creative and photography skills.  Mattel is hosting…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 4, 2014
MOTUCMiniLastWeekAd1 Click to order today! http://ow.ly/B44bw These mighty Minis figures are about 2” tall, feature head, shoulder, and waist articulation, and each comes with their own accessories. Each 2-pack pits one hero against one villain, and includes a piece needed to build the Collect and Connect Minis Castle Grayskull. — at www.mattycollector.com.  

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 3, 2014
mattel-logo EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Building on its longstanding support of Special Olympics, Mattel (Nasdaq: MAT) today announced that it has been named an Official Partner of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles (LA2015). Mattel has committed volunteer and financial support to the 2015 World Games, which are dedicated to creating a better…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 1, 2014
While we first saw many of these figures last month at SDCC, this past week the figures showed up on Amazon.com.   This gives us our first look at the press photos for the 3.75″ Mattel DC Multiverse figures based on the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight video game.   Some of these are still available…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 1, 2014
I hope all of you US listeners are enjoying the long holiday weekend.  I know I am.  Here we are at our alliteration episode, number 111… is it still alliteration if it’s with numbers and not letters? As we discuss in this episode we now live in a world with a 12th Doctor, and just…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 28, 2014
DCUCSPWWChip1     As announced, back in February at Toy Fair 2014, the final figures in Mattel’s long running 6″, Four Horsemen sculpted, DC Universe Classics line will be a series of tributes to the 30th anniversary of Kenner’s beloved DC Comics ‘Super Powers’ 3.75″ action figures.   Mattel is repainting 6 figures (including a collect-and-connect figure)…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 28, 2014
MOTUC2015Sample1     Yes, you do have the power! The fans have spoken, and it’s official… we’ve reached our subscription goal for the final Club Eternia! That means we’ll be seeing Lizard Man, Ninja Warrior, Huntara, club-exclusive Oo-Larr, mini-comics, and the rest of the lineup for 2015. Click on over to MattyCollector.com to sign up for…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 28, 2014
Beloved Victorian-Era Character, Samantha Parkington, Returns to the Historical Lineup MIDDLETON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– On August 28, 2014, girls across the country are invited to step into the world of BeForever, American Girl’s line of historical dolls, books, and related accessories that connects girls ages 8 and up with inspiring characters and timeless stories from America’s past. First…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 27, 2014
BHV68_001_newsPage The latest news from Mattel on their September sale on MattyCollector.com: September is going to be a huge month! We have tons of cool picks for DCU fans, there’s Rio Blast™ and Entrapta™ for MOTUC, and four new figures from Ghostbusters™ to celebrate the 30th Anniversary! But the really big news is… This month we get the first of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 26, 2014
Breaking news – The sub fully funded!!  This just in from MattyCollector.com: Yes, you do have the power! The fans have spoken, and it’s official… we’ve reached our subscription goal for the final Club Eternia®! That means we’ll be seeing Lizard Man, Ninja Warrior, Huntara™, club-exclusive Oo-Larr®, and the rest of the lineup for 2015.   It’s…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 25, 2014
We are in the final hours of the re-opened 2015 MOTUC Club Eternia Subscription window and this will be our final post on the topic until the announcement of it funding or not.     My old pal Pixel Dan did a great video this weekend with his “guesses” on who else we might see in the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 22, 2014
DCUCDoomsday1      We were overjoyed at the news this week that DC fans would be getting one last figure released on MattyCollector at the end of the year.   Ever since DOOMSDAY Unleashed was announced at the tier 2 figure for the 2014 DC Infinite Earths subscription, fans have wanted this massive Superman villain on their…

 

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