Updates from Power-Con Mattel Panel
September 22, 2012

Frosta’s arms are incorrect. They know it. They will offer full refunds for sub holders but this is the only Frosta they will make. They will do a free gift as an apology for sub holders.

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Temple of Darkness Sorceress is selling fast. May sell out and not hit Matty.

Jan 2013 Netossa. Based mostly on Filmation look
Jan – Ram man

Feb Jitsu. Has 3 blades. Metal hand not vac metal.

March- Fang man his energy rod weapon is from a Filmation concept piece of art. Tongue is articulated

Sub figure is King He Man

New team sticker on King Heman “He-ro son of He-man”

King Heman has DC mini comic as exclusive. Features new info on origin of Skeletor.

Q2 – Fighting Foe Men 3pack.

Fan Choice slot. In Nov 2013. Geldor was winner.

2013 con exclusive. Strobo.

April 2013- Snake face. 2 heads – staff and shield.

May 2013 – Karatii. Space Mutant

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June – Octavia

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NYCC art show. Oct 10-24. At Toy Tokyo. 20 pieces of art. Some for sale. Free print for first 500.

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Big announcement- Castle Grayskull Experiment!

Will be a preorder. Will have a meter presale. Won’t be sculpted until after they meet min order. $200 should deliver in Fall 2013. Based on the original Mark Taylor design.
They will show a “looks like” b-sheet at NYCC. That will be the only image for the presell.

That’s it for the new announcements. Now onto Q&A.

No battle ram until wind raider sells out.

Re-issue vintage Model kits? Not produced by Mattel. Not sure the molds still exist.

Greyskull preorder is close to the number of Club Eternia sub buy in for 2013. So if everyone that bought a sub buys a castle it should go through.

Grayskull will be available to order/preorder world wide.

Still no update on MiniMasters.

They still don’t have the rights to the 87 movie.

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