We have our answers mid-February answers for the MattyCollector 2013 Q&A. Check them out:
1) Recently we saw the official images of the Man Of Steel Movie Masters toys. They look very impressive however all toys in promo shots usually do. By final production sometimes things change, Will the final production Man of Steel Movie Masters figures feature detailed paint jobs, like washes to being out the detail, hair color, et al? For example, the Movie Masters Ras Al Ghul figure in hand did not look as good as the protoype shown on the card.
A) There are always some changes between early prototypes and final product but we do our best to maintain quality in every way we can.
2) Are there any plans to do more New 52 characters particularly those who for decades have been highly popular with Image Comics (Grifter, Vibe, Voodoo) to future series or are these going to be left out?
A) Certainly. But nothing specific right now to announce.
3) We’ve been told that core characters (in the case of last month, Batman specifically) “sell more than any other character.” Hopefully you can answer this follow-up question: How do you track this data? Is it based on how many units were shipped, or how many actually sold-through at retail?
A) NPD which is the national retail tracking system for most major retailers/manufacturers (for a variety of consumer products) does provide sku by sku sales data showing which individual figures (component skus) sell better.
4) Last year SDCC there was no DC Figure Is there a plan to do a Comic Con Exclusive in 2013?
A) Last year we offered a 6″ Batman figure. This year there will also be a 6″ figure. Who that is remains to be announced.
Some of us never found the DC All Stars wave with Superboy Prime. Will that figure be re-released as part of the DC Unlimited line?
A) No, no plans for a rerelease at this time.