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New Jersey Collectors Con is proud to announce our next door prize MOTU Giant Zodac! Don’t be fooled by this meditating man’s mild manner. When duty calls, Zodac becomes a force to be reckoned with! Feel the power with this highly-detailed, fully-articulated action figure that comes complete with a Cosmic Staff.

When and Where Is The Next New Jersey Collectors Con?
Holiday Inn Cherry Hill – New Jersey
2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Sunday, March 22nd 2015

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At Toy Fair 2015, MEGA Bloks had a separate display as well as a setup at Mattel’s preview event. Our crew was able to stop by and take photos of the additional items they had on display at the proper booth. Included are the following MEGA Bloks licenses:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (License Announcement Banner)
  • Terminator Genisys
  • Call of Duty
  • Halo
  • Minions
  • Monster High

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Mattel also had a Batman Classic TV Series on display. they had the figures that were released, the Batmobile and an awesome looking Batcave set!

  • Batman
  • Robin
  • Catwoman
  • Joker
  • Batgirl
  • Riddler
  • Penguin
  • Batman Surfer
  • Joker Surfer
  • Batmobile
  • Batman – To The Batcave Play Set

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Here’s what Mattel had on display for their Masters of the Universe Classics ad Giant Figures at Toy Fair 2015.

Masters of the Universe Classics

  • Ninja Warrior
  • Lizard Man
  • Huntara
  • Snake Armor He-Man
  • Battle Armor King Hsss
  • Spirit of Grayskull
  • Oo-Larr
  • Angella
  • Blast Attack
  • Multi-Bot
  • Sssqueeze
  • Hover Robots
  • Peeka Blue
  • Callix
  • Mara of Primus
  • Evil Seed
  • Heads of Eternia

Giant Masters of the Universe

  • Zodak
  • Man At Arms

 

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Check out the DC Comics figures and collectibles that Mattel had on display. Included:

DC Multiverse

  • Vs Sets
  • DC Multiverse Arkham Series Figures – Including:
    • Batman Beyond (Alt costume)
    • Azrael (Alt costume)
    • Classic Batman (Alt Costume)
    • Penguin
    • Arkham Knight
    • Unmasked Batman
    • Hush
    • Joker
    • Harley Quinn
    • Deathstroke
    • Black Mask
    • Scarecrow
    • Mr. Freeze (Detective Vision)
    • Thug (Detective vision)

 

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This cannot be good news for Mattel, especially immediately before the largest industry event of the year. After absolutely disastrous holiday sales, which saw sales drop a whopping 59% compared to the 2013 Holiday season, Mattel CEO Bryan Stockton has immediately resigned from the company. The Wall Street Journal has a good write up of the news, but this is a telling snippet:

Mr. Stockton took the CEO job three years ago and has presided over a long run of weak results. People inside the company and at customers attributed the slide to a growing focus on the numbers and overseas expansion at the expense of the company’s creative side. The company’s executives became entangled in a culture that valued endless meetings and long PowerPoint presentations. Meanwhile, smaller competitors like VTech Holdings Ltd. were taking shelf space and Lego A/S was challenging Mattel’s position as the largest toy company.

Read the entire story Here. Sound off in the discussion and let us know what you think.

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Just a quick update here. Most of those affected will already know, but MattyCollector fans have been hit with a one two punch of bad news over the last week or so. First up, the Doomsday Unleashed figure, which was sold as a in stock item during MattyCollector’s Cyber Sales, has been delayed. The figure was not in stock and is still currently on a boat heading to the distribution centers. Fans have been none too pleased by this news.

The second bit of news to hit this week came yesterday. The Masters of the Universe Minis Sub has failed to reach its goal. This has caused Mattel to scrap the entire line and refund (but not for 7-10 business days) those who did happen to sub. Keep your eyes on your inboxes for a refund confirmation.

Toy Guru

For the most part, I usually don’t report on the organizational personnel from assorted toy companies. Hirings, firings and shuffling occur all the time. However, some people work so closely with their customers that they become the face of the brand they represent. Such is the case with Scott Neitlich, aka Toy Guru, who, for nearly a decade, has been the personality fans and collectors thought of when they talked about MattyCollector. Yesterday, a report over at Action Figure Insider has revealed that Scott is no longer with MattyCollector. On Friday he had handed in his resignation with the company and is moving on to work with another toy company. The new company is not named.

AFI posted an audio interview and you can listen to it Here. Sounds like the MOTU figures revealed are still set for 2015, so no need to panic there.

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MattyCollector has posted photos showing a bunch of upcoming Masters of the Universe Classics and Masters of the Universe Minis. These were revealed as part of their online New York Comic-Con reveals. Included are:

Masters of the Universe Classics

  • Princess of Power – Angella
  • Blast Attack
  • Multi-Bot
  • Spirit of Grayskull (2015 Chase Figure)
  • Sssqueeze

Masters of the Universe Minis

  • Horde Trooper
  • Jitsu
  • Mekaneck
  • Ram Man
  • She-Ra and Horde Trooper
  • Trap Jaw
  • Snake Mountain

Mystery Accessory

  • Evil Seed Staff (possibly for Mini)