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Straight from the 2012 San Diego Comic Con, here’s footage of Mattel’s Mattypalooza panel, featuring information and figure reveals for several f their lines, including Ghostbusters, WWE, DC Universe, the new Mystery line, and Masters of the Universe Classics.
Oh, and you get a first-person view of my outburst when Mosquitor is revealed. Enjoy!
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News has broken this past week through various Ask Matty answers across the net that Mattel has cancelled both the 4″ and 6″ Young Justice toy lines. While this is sad news for many knowing that they will now be unable to complete the main team in 6″ form, it’s not much of a surprise. The 6″ scale figures are quite expensive, and seem to be clogging store shelves as a result. The 4″ scale figures also don’t seem to be moving very well.
You may have heard that the time is nearing for the end of the Young Justice toy line. While we’re as bummed as you are, we want to be sure you know this doesn’t in any way mean the end of DC toys from Mattel. In fact, it’s quite the opposite!
Next month kicks off not one, but two new lines: our DC Universe Club Infinite Earths subscription service dedicated to true collector characters you won’t find at retail. The first shipment goes out in May and features an all-new 6” Golden Age The Flash figure. If you missed out on this awesome subscription, a limited quantity will also be available at MattyCollector.com on May 15th at 9am PT. Then, in late May, head to your local retailer and you’ll find The Dark Knight Rises, a kid-targeted Batman™ line. And for 2013, we’re planning an innovative collector-aimed line coming to retail stores.
Keep your eye on this spot and we’ll have more details as they’re available. Our partnership with DC is stronger than ever and we couldn’t be more excited for all the amazing new collector and kid toys to come!
What exactly does this mean? I guess time will tell. Mattel is obviously trying for a little bit of damage control by telling us about all of their other upcoming lines. But with DC All-Stars already getting canned before it’s release, and DCUC moving to MattyCollector.com (and just barely, for that matter), one has to wonder if this is the beginning of the end for Mattel’s 6″ scale DCUC-style figures.
What do you guys think?
Check out the 2nd figure in the wave, and first adult member of the super hero side to hit the 6″ line: Batman!
Mattel’s latest wave of Young Justice action figures should be hitting stores soon. This new wave sports new packaging for the Invasion storyline happening in season 2 of the Young Justice animated series.
First up, let’s take a look at Wally West himself: Kid Flash!