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Sorry for the delay folks, here are our latest answers to questions we submitted for the MattyCollector 2014 Q&A.

Out of curiousity, do Total Heroes Ultra figures cost more to tool than a Club Infinite Earths figure?

It depends on the figure, but it is not the tooling, it is the production cost that is lower due to less deco and articulation on the TH figures. This is why Signature Series figures are 25.00 and THU are 20.00.

I have to ask this. Is Mattycollector not allowing 3rd Party sales of Figures purchased in Early Access? and if So why? It seems as if you do not want the DC Collectors to get the figures and you are trying to stop them simply because they didn’t want the MOTU Sub.

Once a customer purchases a product, they are welcome to save it, play with it or resell it at their discretion. Once the item leaves our facility we have no control over what a customer chooses to do with their toy.

For the Super Powers figures, each figure uses existing tooling, they are just repaints. We get that the average DC figure at MattyCollector is $20+ but some of those figures feature unique tooling, like Huntress and many others., Shouldn’t the Super Powers figures be cheaper due to just being repaints?

It is not the tooling that determines this, it is the production cost in terms of plastic and paint that physically make up a figure and this cost for a 6″ figure is pretty standard whether it is a redeco or a new figure. It would waiver more if said figure had larger parts like giant armor, wings or a tail because this would mean the figure needs more plastic and paint overall. The production run is also a factor and the fewer figures we make, the more expensive they are to produce. In 2014, Signature Series figures are $25.00 (not $20), the SP figures are priced higher at $30.00 due to the inclusion of a C&C piece, larger packaging and smaller production runs.

The 200X line had some neat variations such as Snake Armor He Man and the arctic He Man with spear. Have you considered these variations for the MOTUC line(I ask this because we already have some Snake Men in the line)?

Those would definitely be cool variants. Whether or not they will make the line remains to be seen. Our latest reveals will be at SDCC 2014 during our fan panel on Friday at 11:00 in room 25ABC.

When Club Infinite Earths comes to a close, will you be willing to show the 4H concepts/fgures that never made it? Kind of like a “concept vault”?

Likely not. While this would be cool there are often mitigating factors preventing us from doing something like this.

Club Eternia 2015 Logo

MattyCollector has announced the details for their Masters of the Universe Classics Club Eternia Subscription for 2015. Here’s the details in full:

2015 Club Eternia

When subscriptions become available on 6/27, we’ll have all the details except the name of the club-exclusive figure; we always reveal it along with the first quarter figures at our Mattypalooza Fan Panel at San Diego Comic-Con. Remember, club subscribers receive Early Access to non-subscription products during our monthly sales, a choice of monthly or quarterly shipping options, and other great benefits.

You’ll want to make sure you subscribe early this year for a couple of reasons… first, not only will subscribers receive all Club benefits, including the monthly figures and variants, choice of shipping options and Early Access, but subscribers who sign up before Friday, 7/25 at 11:59 a.m. will get a free display stand set! And second, this year subscriptions are limited to a set number, and once we hit that amount, that’s it… no more subscriptions will be sold.

The all-knowing, all-seeing Kowl™ will track the progress as we head toward the subscription limit. We’ll update the Kowlometer twice a week when Early Availability opens on 6/27 but why risk it? Subscribe early and make sure you get a subscription!

  • Early Availability Opens: Friday,6/27 at 9 a.m. PT. No figures will be revealed, but everyone who orders by Friday, 7/25 at 11:59 a.m. PT gets a free display stand set!
  • Club-Exclusive Figures Announced: Friday, 7/25 at 12:00 p.m. PT. Figures revealed at Mattypalooza Fan Panel at SDCC and here immediately after.
  • Subscription Period Closes: Availability continues until subscription quota is met or Monday, 8/18 at 11:59 p.m. PT, whichever comes first.

Goat Man at SDCC

Mattel won’t be attending NYCC this year so we’ll have extra Goat Man™ figures for sale at SDCC! Beast Man® commands you to stop by the Mattel booth and pick up his obedient servant Klacky, this year’s traveling convention figure.

All Toy Lines Must End

Mattel has posted up a Game of Thrones inspired Masters of the Universe poster. It states that “All Toy Lines Must End” with a date of 6/27/2014 on it stating “Masters of the Universe Classics: The Final Year“. Looks like the next, and possibly last, Club Eternia subscription will be announced that day.

Read on to check it out.

Snake Mountain

Responding to a question on the MattyCollector Forums, Scott “Toy Guru” Neitlich has clarified that the chances for future Masters of the Universe Classics Playsets is pretty much slim to none. Apparently many fans did not fulfill their pre-order obligations and never claimed their Castle Grayskull. Here’s what he had to say:

Question
Hey TG,
I have recently read your comments around fans not completing their CG pre-orders which I find pretty disappointing. Obviously not your fault.

Had you or your team ever discussed the possibility of setting forth a deposit for these big ticket items? I know certain online sites (Sideshow Toys comes to mind) that require a deposit depending on price of item. They also have cancellation fees for their “flex pay” items. I think its a good way to protect themselves and ensure that these cool services move forward.

So in closing question is…..Is Matty open to “deposits” for big ticket items. It will either help offset costs or truly let you know how serious fans are about purchasing a big ticket item. Have a good day and looking forward to SDCC

Answer
Always possible but at this point it is doubtful we will explore something this large again. We always expected their would be a percentage of presale customers who never complete their order, but it turned out their were way more and in the end we just can’t muster the logistics at this point to attempt another playset, even with a “deposit factor”.

The ship has sailed.

So those hoping for a companion Snake Mountain for their Masters of the Universe Classics figures look to be out of luck.

SDCC 2014 Arkham Knight Batmobile Battle Mode

MattyCollector has released some new info for their upcoming San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Batman: Arkham Knight – Batmobile. Check out a new photo and video showing off the Battle Mode for the Batmobile in the game.

Batman™ Arkham Knight Batmobile ($85)
In the video game, Batman™ battles all-new threats in Gotham City with the help of an arsenal-equipped vehicle. This Batman™: Arkham Knight Batmobile features premium, highly-detailed deco and authentic sounds straight from the game, and much more!

The tires can do a complete 360-degree spin, allowing the vehicle to turn on a dime… very handy for pursuing villains. When the top of the vehicle is pressed downward the firepower is revealed: on the left side, a riot suppressor rubber bullet gun, and on the right side, a high-powered Gatling gun, both with sounds and light effects – straight from the game! Hold the activation button longer than three seconds to create a red glow, simulating heat transferring, and press the rear button to turn on the headlights and play the game’s iconic Bat-swarm sound effect. There are also controls to rev the engine, to see the exhaust light up, and for the sound of the cannon. The vehicle comes with an articulated DC Comics™ Multiverse Akrham City Batman™ figure with a fabric cape allowing Batman™ to sit in the driver’s seat!

Read on to check out the video and the new photo.

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Mattel will retain the toy licensing rights to DC Comics characters for at least another three years according to a new report in Variety. The deal extension covers DC Comics, DC TV Shows and DC Movies. Unsurprisingly, Mattel will officially produce toys based on the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as well as Justice League movies. According to the report, the deal covers Mattel’s other brands including Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Barbie, Mattel Games and Fisher-Price. Here’s a few snippets:

“Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have an unrivaled portfolio of characters and a strong slate of content across all platforms which is essential to driving our global consumer products business—a business anchored by our long-term partnership with Mattel,” said Brad Globe, president, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “With so much opportunity on the horizon, we know Mattel will bring the talents of its world-class organization to create and market product lines for fans of all ages.”

“In our fifteen years of collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Mattel has been honored with bringing the stories and characters of the DC Comics universe to life in toy form,” said Doug Wadleigh, senior VP, global brands marketing, boys and entertainment for Mattel. “Mattel’s robust portfolio has helped extend DC Comics properties to new consumers utilizing the toy brands they know and trust. We are excited to continue our partnership, and look forward to supporting upcoming entertainment launches and franchise development.”

Mattel also has reinvigorated its collector offering with the new 6-inch Total Heroes line, and the four-inch DC Multiverse line of hyper-detailed action figures for the more serious collector.

For the full article, you can Click Here.

MOTUC Goat Man

Adjust your travel plans accordingly. MattyCollector has announced that a scheduling conflict will prevent them from attending New York Comic-Con 2014.

Hey Matty Fans! A quick update… due to scheduling conflicts we regret we’ll be unable to attend NYCC this fall. In light of this change, we’re going to be bringing the quota of Goat Man allocated for NY to SDCC this year. Hope to see as many of you as possible in San Diego!

If you were looking to grab a Goat Man at NYCC, it might be best to find a friend attending San Diego Comic-Con to grab you one there.

Rio Blast Ships in September

MattyCollector‘s Scott “ToyGuru”  Neitlich has posted an update and clarification on what to expect the rest of 2014 through 2015 for Masters of the Universe Classics. Scott talks about the type of characters that are going to make it into the line before 2015. He also reveals that the rest of the 2014 line-up as well as the first quarter of the 2015 MOTU line-up will be revealed at San Diego Comic-Con.

Check out the post in full after the jump.

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