Tag: Mattel

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 30, 2013
This week Mattel sent out the following FAQ update on Castle Grayskull: Castle Grayskull Update   We’ve heard your confusion around the Castle Grayskull pre-order and do apologize. Here’s a complete Q & A update as of today, 11/26/13.   Q. When will my Castle Grayskull ship? A. The castles have started to arrive at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 30, 2013
————– NEW PRE-ORDERS ————– GIGANTIC ACTION:  SCORPONOK This version of Scorponok stands even taller than the recent Fortress Maximus reissue.  He comes with a movable visor, a shield and a large cannon, and is listed at $549.99. Note that it appears this figure does not transform. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11790&mode=retail DC UNIVERSE PLAY ARTS KAI SERIES 04 –…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 29, 2013
ImagScarecrowPoison-Ivy All good things must come to an end.   And so we come to the end of our first ever Imaginext week.   I hope you have enjoyed these reveals as much as I have.   We’re going out with a big finish – an awesome pair of Bat villains! But first lets look at the final installment…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 28, 2013
ImagBatmanBatmobile Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  And since I’m in a GIVING mood I’m going to reveal TWO new DC Comics Imaginext sets featuring the Dark Knight himself – Batman. But first let take a look at part 2 of the history sweet love between DC Comics and Imaginext via Wikipedia: In 2010, an original video animation based…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 27, 2013
ImagMartian-ManhunterPlastic-Man Day 3 of our week of exclusive Imaginext reveals brings us a sweet 2-pack of DC characters that are sure to beef up your Justice League line up – J’onn J’onzz the Martian Manhunter and old Eel O’Brian himself – Plastic Man!   Both of these characters are brand new to the line. But before we…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 26, 2013
ImaginextLogo Imaginext is a line that kind of snuck up on me.   It started out cool enough when they started the sub-line that included DC Comics Batman characters.   Then that sub-line became it’s own line and kept expanding and started seeing things like cool playsets, vehicles and villains!  Lots of villains. Then they started moving beyond…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 23, 2013
Mattel Video Update: Castle Grayskull Pre-Orders & 2013 Cyber Monday If you pre-ordered Castle Grayskull, here’s what do if you received a cancellation because your castle is still waiting for you! Just call Customer Service at 877-GO-MATTY and they’ll make sure your order gets back on track. Toy Guru also gives you an overview of our 7 Days of Cyber Monday sale, starting with Early…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 22, 2013
7DaysOfCM_newsPage3.jpg Today Mattel gave us some idea on what to expect on their annual Cyber Monday sale.   While we don’t know what the line up of figures will be yet we have some details of how the sale will work: It’s the Turducken of holiday sales! We’ve got a Flash Sale stuffed inside a Cyber…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 20, 2013
MOTUCCastGSCK1 Several folks who placed a pre-order for Castle Grayskull in the original order window received the following email this week:   Dear XXXXX, We are writing you to let you know that your pre-order for the Castle Grayskull playset did not successfully process, and we have had to put your castle on hold.    Order…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
November 19, 2013
Remember when Mattel sold Japanese Kaiju figures? Had I not held onto a weird blue monster with big ears since childhood I would’ve answered “uhh, no.” Turns out, Mattel did obtain the rights to distribute toys for the popular Japanese company Popy back in the late 70′s. You  do remember Shogun Warriors, right? Same licensing…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 19, 2013
————– NEW PRE-ORDERS ————– BATMAN UNLIMITED 2013 SERIES 04 – CASE, SINGLES The new Case of Batman Unlimited figures includes two each of Batman and Deathstroke (each from Arkham Origins) and one each of “Beware the Batman” Batman and Vampire Batman.  This case is listed at $99.99, with singles of Arkham Origins Batman and Deathstroke…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 19, 2013
clubblackfreighter This month we got the final piece in Mattel’s “The Watchmen” line of 6″ action figures and the “Club Black Freighter” subscription.   As with any action figure line there are some hits and misses and things that not everyone agrees on.   Some folks didn’t like the scale of the figures since they use the DCUC…

 

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