MattyCollector Q&A Answers March 2012

Let’s kick off this weekend with the latest round of MattyCollector 2012 Q&A! Here are the questions we sent off and the answers:

1) Which incarnations of Batgirl & Hawkman are planned for All-Stars Wave 3, and will All-Stars Wave 3 Steel feature any vacuum chrome metalized pieces?

A) At this time we are actually making big changes to the roll out. Look for more info to come soon.

2) Does Mattel have any plans on revisiting the 3.3/4″ scale, and giving them articulation that can compete with Hasbro’s MU and Joe lines?

A) Not at this time but we are always looking into it

3) Does Mattel have the rights to do the DC Watchmen comic versions? If so, could there be a chance of getting Comedian, Nite-Owl, Silk Spectre, Rorschach, Ozymandias and Dr. Manhatten in the same 4 Horsemen DCUC bucks we know and love?

A) Not at this time but it would make a great line of figures!

4) Why did you decide to use Kid Flash’s costume from the first three episodes (the costume in the 4-inch KF/Flash two pack), rather than the costume he uses for the rest of the season (the costume used on the other 4-inch KF toys)?

A) As a way of offering variants of a main character for kids.

5) Considering that Batman, Red Arrow, Guardian, and Sportsmaster seem to have custom upper torso pieces, why does the 6-inch Robin have a re-used torso that is so much more muscular than his lean appearance in the show? And is there any chance at a new, slender-build torso for future characters that have that appearance?

A) Not at this time but we will be happy to pass this suggestion along to design!

Discussion / Comments (Jump to this Thread on the Forum)

  1. Crazy Jetty's Avatar Crazy Jetty says

    Some dissappointing questions there, and some even more dissappointingly bland non-answers.

    Did the Toy Guru suddenly get taken over by Hasbro's answer people?

    (...nope. They were still too straight forward to be Hasbro.)

  2. Shin Densetsu's Avatar Shin Densetsu says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Crazy Jetty View Post
    Some dissappointing questions there, and some even more dissappointingly bland non-answers.

    Did the Toy Guru suddenly get taken over by Hasbro's answer people?

    (...nope. They were still too straight forward to be Hasbro.)
    I came up with the questions myself because for the past few months, no one was posting questions. By all means if you all have questions, please post them!

  3. Crazy Jetty's Avatar Crazy Jetty says

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    Originally Posted by Shin Densetsu View Post
    I came up with the questions myself because for the past few months, no one was posting questions. By all means if you all have questions, please post them!
    I have been. I've got like, the last three or four posts in the "Ask Mattel: DCUC" thread. I even raised a minor complaint about how hard it is to locate (Case in point, I can't find it now, so I can show you! It's a sticky and I can't find where it's at), how easy it is to miss, and how it would be a better idea to have one consolidated thread.
    I think I even asked if we were still doing it, at one point because so long had passed without even an acknowledgement or an ask mattel being posted.

  4. Enigma2K2's Avatar Enigma2K2 says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Shin Densetsu View Post
    I came up with the questions myself because for the past few months, no one was posting questions. By all means if you all have questions, please post them!
    Maybe they're getting FED UP with MattyCollector?

  5. Blastbull's Avatar Blastbull says

    Will there be more than 3 new action figures for TDKR action figures?

  6. Shin Densetsu's Avatar Shin Densetsu says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Crazy Jetty View Post
    I have been. I've got like, the last three or four posts in the "Ask Mattel: DCUC" thread. I even raised a minor complaint about how hard it is to locate (Case in point, I can't find it now, so I can show you! It's a sticky and I can't find where it's at), how easy it is to miss, and how it would be a better idea to have one consolidated thread.
    I think I even asked if we were still doing it, at one point because so long had passed without even an acknowledgement or an ask mattel being posted.
    Well I de-stickied the old Matty Q&A threads today. To make it easier, post all questions here. This is now the main Q&A thread. We gotta submit our next round by March 1st, so you have over a week to post questions.

  7. Crazy Jetty's Avatar Crazy Jetty says

    Quote:
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Shin Densetsu View Post
    I came up with the questions myself because for the past few months, no one was posting questions. By all means if you all have questions, please post them!
    I have been. I've got like, the last three or four posts in the "Ask Mattel: DCUC" thread. I even raised a minor complaint about how hard it is to locate (Case in point, I can't find it now, so I can show you! It's a sticky and I can't find where it's at), how easy it is to miss, and how it would be a better idea to have one consolidated thread.
    I think I even asked if we were still doing it, at one point because so long had passed without even an acknowledgement or an ask mattel being posted.
    Post your questions for the Mattel Q&A
    I guess it was another thread I was asking if we were even doing it anymore, and mentioned how hard it is to locate.
    But either way, exactly like I said, I got the last three posts. And the last one wasn't that long ago at all. So I *have* been using it.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Shin Densetsu View Post
    Well I de-stickied the old Matty Q&A threads today. To make it easier, post all questions here. This is now the main Q&A thread. We gotta submit our next round by March 1st, so you have over a week to post questions.
    My questions-

    The poll for the Infinite Earths subscription exclusive winner was Metron. Does this exclude the others included in the poll from being made, or was the poll to decide which of these figures was going to be the subscription membership exclusive, while the rest were planned for full club release?

    Aside from making toys that you feel everyone will want, do you have any goals you hope to achieve with the IE Club that you weren't able to achieve with DCUC retail line?

    Does Mattel have any plans on revisiting the 3.3/4" scale, and giving them articulation that can compete with Hasbro's MU and Joe lines?

    When can we expect to hear more concrete information about the DCU Infinite Earths subscription club? (More about when we can expect it to start, and simular information about scheduling, more than about what toys we don't know about.)

  8. thechris has no avatar! thechris says

    Here's a few questions:

    1. Does Mattel have the rights to do the DC Watchmen comic versions? If so, could there be a chance of getting Comedian, Nite-Owl, Silk Spectre, Rorschach, Ozymandias and Dr. Manhatten in the same 4 Horsemen DCUC bucks we know and love?

    2. You guys have done Vertigo characters in the past with Sandman, Animal Man and Swampthing, any chance we'll see other more well known Vertigo characters like John Constantine, Anton Arcane and the Unknown Soldier?

    3. Is there some legal issue that's preventing you guys from doing Hulk Hogan in the Legends line? For once, we get Macho Man Randy Savage, but no Hogan? Hmmm.

    4. Are you guys going to be offering DC All-Stars through your site, too, or will I have to hunt these down at my local Walmart?

    5. Are you guys ever going to offer a buy now/ship later option so that we can save on shipping costs? I imagine if a company like BigBadToyStore managed to pull this off, then a goliath like Mattel should find this childsplay. That's why a lot of people aren't sold on subscriptions. Who the heck wants to spend an extra $10 per figure per month? If you had the buy now/ship later option, we would be saving around $120 on shipping costs.

    6. Any chance you guys will be releasing another Gleek/Wonder Twins set? Perhaps with a different pose or varied set of accessories? I feel like you guys are really screwing the fans when you make essential items to collections exclusive to subscriptions and special events that not everyone has access to. A repaint, fine. Like how Hasbro had Compound Hulk, not essential to a collection, but interesting. The ghost and stone versions of King Grayskull, another good concept. But making Shadow Weaver limited to subscriptions and Gleek/Wonder Twins exclusive to conventions/limited sell? That's a bit of a screwjob if there ever was one.

  9. Shin Densetsu's Avatar Shin Densetsu says

    Thanks for the questions guys, keep 'em coming! They let us send up to 5 questions and it's usually twice a month, so the more questions we can pool from, the easier it will be all around.

    A few times last year they gave us some really good answers. Let's hope it happens again.

  10. Solrac333 has no avatar! Solrac333 says

    Blahbitty blah blah blah?

    Sorry. Nothing to announce right now, but stay tuned.

  11. BYWInsaniac has no avatar! BYWInsaniac says

    I have a few questions about the Young Justice 6-inch line:

    Why did you decide to use Kid Flash's costume from the first three episodes (the costume in the 4-inch KF/Flash two pack), rather than the costume he uses for the rest of the season (the costume used on the other 4-inch KF toys)?

    Considering that Batman, Red Arrow, Guardian, and Sportsmaster seem to have custom upper torso pieces, why does the 6-inch Robin have a re-used torso that is so much more muscular than his lean appearance in the show? And is there any chance at a new, slender-build torso for future characters that have that appearance? Roid-Robin is a ridiculous looking flaw to an otherwise spotless line.

  12. Crazy Jetty's Avatar Crazy Jetty says

    Does Mattel plan on ever producing and selling any more individual 6" figure stands and flight stands, for MattyCollector.com?

  13. OwlLasers has no avatar! OwlLasers says

    I haven't seen this online yet, but maybe I'm looking in the wrong place: When will the Club Infinite Earths figures go on sale for non-subscribers who didn't get a chance to get in on a subscription?

  14. Crazy Jetty's Avatar Crazy Jetty says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by OwlLasers View Post
    I haven't seen this online yet, but maybe I'm looking in the wrong place: When will the Club Infinite Earths figures go on sale for non-subscribers who didn't get a chance to get in on a subscription?
    I think August or september is when they open up for new subscriptions, and allow people to drop out.

  15. OwlLasers has no avatar! OwlLasers says

    Hrm. My understanding, according to what I read on Mattycollector, was that the club figures would also be available to non-subscribers at a higher price. Maybe I'm being too optimistic. haha

  16. Crazy Jetty's Avatar Crazy Jetty says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by OwlLasers View Post
    Hrm. My understanding, according to what I read on Mattycollector, was that the club figures would also be available to non-subscribers at a higher price. Maybe I'm being too optimistic. haha
    Oh, I'm sorry. I misread, and thought you were asking when the subscriptions would open back up.
    No, no hard date has been given yet for when figures will go on sale for non-members. And I don't think they announce them until they're about ready to put them up.

  17. hrothgars's Avatar hrothgars says

    When might we see what DC All-Stars packaging will look like?

    Which incarnations of Batgirl & Hawkman are planned for All-Stars Wave 3?

    Will All-Stars Wave 3 Steel feature any vacuum chrome metalized pieces?

  18. Crazy Jetty's Avatar Crazy Jetty says

    Quote:
    2) Does Mattel have any plans on revisiting the 3.3/4" scale, and giving them articulation that can compete with Hasbro's MU and Joe lines?
    A) Not at this time but we are always looking into it
    Interesting answer. Interesting in how straight forward and frank it is (As well as how it doesn't even try to defend the decision not to articulate them by saying something about "We give them exceptional accessories" or some such nonsence).

  19. Shin Densetsu's Avatar Shin Densetsu says

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    Originally Posted by kenm2474 View Post
    I am amazed that no one has asked why have you(Mattel) not made a correct version of Superboy?
    Can you elaborate? I'm not too keen on Superboy, we can send that question in for the next round(April 1st). The only costumes I'm familiar with are his 94 red and blue with jacket and shades, shirt and jeans, and the white suit from Young Justice.

  20. yourfacehere's Avatar yourfacehere says

    I hope this constitutes as a valid question, but did Matty collector scrap those 3.75" Super Deformed Masters Of The universe toys they showed off awhile back?

    They looked really cool.


    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Shin Densetsu View Post
    Can you elaborate? I'm not too keen on Superboy, we can send that question in for the next round(April 1st). The only costumes I'm familiar with are his 94 red and blue with jacket and shades, shirt and jeans, and the white suit from Young Justice.
    There's his superman dies logo t shirt, with jeans. It's plain, but it looks really cool.

  21. Shin Densetsu's Avatar Shin Densetsu says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by yourfacehere View Post
    I hope this constitutes as a valid question, but did Matty collector scrap those 3.75" Super Deformed Masters Of The universe toys they showed off awhile back?

    They looked really cool.




    There's his superman dies logo t shirt, with jeans. It's plain, but it looks really cool.
    Hmm we can ask about the SD's the next round, iirc they were just shown to gauge interest.

  22. yourfacehere's Avatar yourfacehere says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Shin Densetsu View Post
    Hmm we can ask about the SD's the next round, iirc they were just shown to gauge interest.
    I was super excited at the Scareglow, tiny yet well sculpted, it's right up my alley, plus that face was simply awesome! Though I guess that's related to sculpt.

    By the by, what's iirc mean?

    Also thanks for the consideration!

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