We now have information that was presented at the MattyCollector panel at NYCC, hosted by Toy Guru & The 4 Horsemen! ToyARK member Flint was on hand and gave us the following intel:
IN 2009 they Are going to have full Brand Pages and Visual Guides for DCUC, MOTU, JLU, Ghostbusters, Cars, Toy Story.
New Items every Month in 2009
Justice League Unlimited
JLU 4 Packs every quarter
First Up Gotham Criminals on 2/17
Next Legion of Super Heroes : Brainiac 5, Lightning Lad, Cosmic Girl (and One other who’s name escapes me)
Then The Marvel Family: Captain Marvel, Black Adam, Mary Marvel and The Wizard Shazam
April 15th Alex Luthor and Ultraman 2 pack Available
There may be some months with bonus figures. Bonus figures will be repaints or reissues, but don’t worry about things like Technocolor Skeletor. Think Mini comic or 200x style repaints.
SDCC exclusive in addition to July Figure, revealed in April.
12″ figures have a new body type pattened by Mattel that has never seen before with amazing articulation.
Will feature authentic accesories with moving parts. The line will represent all spectrums of Ghostbusters Media. Each Figure will be packed with a ghost. A new Figure will be available every other month.
12″ Ghostbusters figures will be $60 and 6″ will be $20.
If MOTU contines to be successful, they may look at A Grayskull type display. Good chances of Battlecat and obviously Panthor.
The Cost for Mini comics would take away from things like extra heads. They are looking at doing a graphic novel reprinting the original Mini comics.
They are looking at international distribution centers for international fans.
MOTUC reissues would have minor changes like 2nd printing on packaging.
King Greyskull could get a reissue with different paint apps.
You will never see a rerelease of LOBO but he may be a possibility for JLU someday likely through Matty.
Director was signed for a MOTU movie
Shadow Weaver (MOTU) is off limits as are other Flimation characters. But if rights ever open up, they’ll probably jump on it.
Titus and Megator would be more possible then Modulock and Accessory packs with repainted weapons might happen one day.
They were looking at trying to do Thundercats, but the rights are not available.
Anti Monitor 30″ exclusive for SDCC. The 30″ Antimonitor was very expensive to make and the ones given away for the Raffel is hand put together and painted. They looked at producing them but they would cost $300 and they would have to sell 50,000 to be profitable.