Tag: Toy Guru

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 22, 2015
MOTUCMincomicsFallEt2 We had so much stuff planned for our 10th anniversary week that we couldn’t squeeze it all in back in April and since this whole year is really our 10th anniversary we are going to keep on celebrating! Scott “Toy Guru” Neitlich has been a friend and a gracious contributor to us here at AFi…

 

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
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
October 17, 2014
ScreenHunter_03 Oct. 17 20.56 Offered a new opportunity at another toy company October 17th, 2014 (Los Angeles) – Mattel brand manager Scott “Toy Guru” Neitlich handed in his letter of resignation this morning at Mattel.   After 9 years of making collector product at Mattel, Scott was headhunted by another toy company and has accepted that position.   While Scott has…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 3, 2014
DCUCSPTrinity1 Here’s your close-up look at the vintage-style DC Super Powers Collection sculpted by the Four Horsemen with build-a-figure pieces to create Kalibak. Also check out Doomsday, the final figure in Signature Series line in special 360 degree view packaging and the Batman 1966-style cowl – perfect for cosplay or display.

 

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
May 30, 2014
DCSCDoomsdayDefeat1 Doomsday is almost here! Scott Neitlich (aka Toy Guru) and Mattel packaging designer John Langston take you on a tour of this truly awesome figure and his packaging, an homage to the Superman, The Man of Steel #18 comic released back in November 1992.   Doomsday is available in July 2014 so click on over…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 30, 2014
NA Skeletor is coming in Aug as the quarterly variant. He includes a Havoc staff, After Mattel revealed photos this week of the carded MOTUC “New Adventures” Intergalactic Skeletor figure fans were concerned about the way the armor/torso piece and the removable helmet fit onto the finished figure.    Today Mattel posted additional press photos and sample photos on their Facebook page:    MOTU fans, Ask and ye shall receive! Here…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 11, 2014
MOTUCclubEtheria_TF14Display1 Scott just posted an update on the MattyCollector.com Facebook page that the MOTUC/POP Club Etheria subscription didn’t hit 100%, but was close enough to move forward: You have the power She-Ra fans! Or is that the honor?! Either way, we just hit our mark for the 2014 Princess of Power Club Etheria sub with 97%…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 25, 2014
MattyCollector1 The gang at MattyCollector.com sent out the following notice today about Scott Neitlich’s upcoming appearance on the next episode of Travel Channel’s ‘Toy Hunter.’ What happens when the Toy Guru and the Toy Hunter team up? Find out on Wednesday, February 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel. We can’t wait to check out…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 14, 2014
ScreenHunter_237 Feb. 14 14.52 Today Mattel posted a Pre-Toy Fair video showing off a few new items and explaining how the Sunday Toy Fair collectors event will run.   We will be there covering the event live so keep your eyes on the front page! The other thing to note is the display of figures there with Scott.   If you…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 3, 2013
DCSCLogo-500x145 While I was at the Mattel booth yesterday at Comikaze 2013 I was talking to Scott aka Toy Guru and he gave me a little hint that we might still be getting one last unannounced surprise for fans of DCUC and the DC Signature Classics line. After the panel he said to me: I’m really…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 3, 2013
Yesterday Comikaze 2013 kicked off with with Mattel Mattypalooza panel and with it, two new Masters of the Universe Classics reveals.   Announced this weekend were Flutterina, receiving her first toy since 1985 and Intergalactic Skeletor (who is also “New Adventures of He-Man” Skeletor, but apparently there was a rights issue with using the words “New…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 17, 2013
Here is Mattel’s final video push for the DC Classics and MOTUC subscriptions and Ecto-1 pre-order available through 8/19 at 11:59pm PT at www.MattyCollector.com. The MOTUC Sub is currently at 72% The DCSC Sub is currently at 39% The Ecto-1 Preorder is currently at 28%   [youtube]http://youtu.be/2_SJl-Bw2_o[/youtube]

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 12, 2013
Castle Grayskull is now in its early “test shot” phase, which is an unpainted, working plastic model. You can see how the Jawbridge will work – it was lowered to guarantee that He-Man could pass through it, as customers requested. If you didn’t pre-order, it’ll be available at www.mattycollector.com in limited quantities in December 2013….

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 26, 2013
I’m never sure why we have to cover the same ground and ask the same questions year over year with the Mattel subscriptions.   I keep seeing people posting about “scare tactics” and the meter being a “marketing tool.”  The conspiracy theorists are out in full force.  I get fans wanting to know the full line…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 15, 2013
Heading to 2013 San Diego Comic Con? Toy Guru has all the info you need on how to get the hottest toys from Mattel! We’ve also got six major fan panels, including reveals for 2014 from Masters of the Universe, Monster High, and more. Details are here on MattyCollector.com http://ow.ly/mWP5I  

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 16, 2013
MattyAFiLogo.jpg Twice a month the gang from Mattel are kind enough to answer five questions from AFi readers.  The Mattel marketing and PR team, have replied with the answers to our latest round of questions that AFi readers have posted in our forums.   Q1.  Any chance of some proper 1/18 scale figures loosely based on…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 15, 2013
At the beginning of the month Mattel revealed the line up of their 2013 San Diego Comic Con exclusives.   Fans of the old DC Universe Classics line and the newer DC Signature Collection Club Infinite Earths subscription line waited with baited breath hoping for another one of their favorite characters to be marked off their…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 15, 2013
ToyHunterToyGuru-500x281.jpg Masters of the Universe is the focus on tonight’s episode of  “Toy Hunter.” Show host Jordan Hembrough needs Scott “Toy Guru” Neitlich’s help identifying a vintage MOTU figure on the Travel Channel program.  Check your local listings!  http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/toy-hunter

 

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