DC Multiverse by Mattel is still going strong, offering 6 inch figures to the masses and pulling from all eras and sources of DC Comics. The latest wave, which we saw at SDCC is the Lex Luthor in the Super Suit Collect and Connect wave. This will feature 5 figures and be available all all major retailers. Mattel added in some bonus pieces to that CnC figure though through two Wal-Mart exclusives – Harley Quinn and Spoiler. If you grab them in addition to the main 5, you’ll get an alternate Apokalips head for Lex and a Motherbox. These 2 Wal-Mart figs dropped before the rest of the wave, and we are taking a look today at them both. Each are based on modern comic looks and come with multiple accessories. They are both out now, and as we mentioned earlier, they are Wal-Mart exclusives. Read on to check out what they can do after the break courtesy of Mattel!
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Hot off the presses, just got done shooting and we are dropping a gallery for the entire first wave of Mattel’s DC Multiverse Aquaman Movie wave 1! The wave consists of 4 figures, with all four giving you the Collect and Connect figure (yes 4, not 6 or 8). They kicked things off with the heavy hitters, Aquaman, Mera, Black Manta and Orm (aka Ocean Master). These are the collector level figs, so we get full range of articulation with cuts, twists and rockers where needed. For the price range of around 20 bucks per fig it’s well above average. Paint is also above par on all 4, with specific detailing, metallic sheen and weathering. The stars of the wave are Aquaman and Black Manta though, they really do shine. Sculpt on both are fantastic, they can hold their own with DC Collectibles and dare I even say the Japanese imports, especially when you factor in price.
I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of this wave, and had a fun round of shooting with them. Now I gotta go get a mop and clean up. Read on to check out over 95 HD images of them all courtesy of Mattel!
A listing at Target gives us a look at another Mattel Multiverse Aquaman Movie Figure Set. This 2-pack features Gladitor versions of Aquaman and Orm. Each 6″ scale figure will include their own trident, and a display base will be included with the set. The set is listed as in-stock and ready to ship, and may be available in stores now. It’s priced at $39.99. See a few images after the jump.
Recreate the ultimate Aquaman movie battles with this compelling, premium action figure pack! These highly detailed collectible, 6″ scale figures have 23 points of articulation, authentic costumes and each wields a signature molten Trident weapon. Create a dramatic display with the included base that features an art card backdrop and molten singed earth base.
- Highly detailed collectible Gladiator Arthur Curry and Orm action figures
- Premium deco, character likeness and 23 points of articulation
- Each figure has a Trident with molten prongs
- Includes a 2pc display base with molten earth effects
- Recreate the ultimate battle for the future of Atlantis!
It looks like the new DC Multiverse – Aquaman Movie 6″ Scale Figures are now hitting stores. The first wave of figures include Aquaman, Mera, Black Manta, and Orm (Ocean Master). These figures include Collect ‘N Connect parts to build The Trench Creature. Our good friend @DenO_Tokunation sent along a few images from his local Walmart in Lexington, Kentucky. The official street date, I believe, is October 1st, so your mileage may vary.
There have also been some recent pre-orders popping up on Amazon this month for a few more Aquman 6″ scale figures. Those include Aquaman & Warrior Shark Figure Creature Pack, Vulko & Hammerhead Shark 2-Pack, Aquaman, Orm, Brine King Action Figure, 3-Pack, and an Amazon Exclusive Vulko.
Check out the images after the jump.
At Power-Con 2018, Mattel had a display of some potential new Masters of the Universe and Thundercats Classics at their booth. For Masters of the Universe, since Super 7 is handling the main line, Mattel was showcasing updated Jumbo 12″ figures, which have new head sculpts that more accurately reflect the classic toys. they also dropped in a couple of surprise Thundercats Classics figures! They had Jaga and Grune on display. Everything is listed as “Concept Figures” with no guarantee they will be produced, so this may wind up being a display just for the sake of having a display at the show. The photos come courtesy of ToyShiz on Instagram.
Masters of the Universe Vintage Jumbo Series
- Zombie he-Man
- Anti-Eternia He-Man
- Prince Adam
Masters of the Universe 12″ Articulated Concept Figures
- Evil Lyn
Masters of the Universe Mega Construx
- Wind Raider
- Scare Glow
- Evil Lyn
More photos have been added of additional concept items and Mega Contrux.
I’ve been trying to find some better images of these, but sadly, none seem to be available. Thanks to Toyark forum member SpartanSP43, we have a look at some upcoming Halo figures. In a Canadian Mattel Catalog posted online, the newest assortments of their Halo action figures were revealed. These include their new 6″ scale and 12″ scale figure assortments. The 6″ scale figure will include build-a-figure pieces
The most interesting reveal, though, is their Spartan Skeletor 6″ Scale Figure. The catalog lists it for release on July 1st, but that doesn’t seem to have been the case. We’ll keep our eyes open for further info. For new, click the banner image for the full page.
As expected, the loss of revenue from Toys R Us looks to be taking its toll on the toy world. Mattel has posted a 14% drop in sales for the Second Quarter of 2018, forcing the toy maker to further trim its workforce. They will be cutting over 2,200 non-manufacturing jobs as well as closing their manufacturing plants in Mexico. Overall, about 22% of Mattel’s work force will be eliminated. Last year they announced $650 million cost savings plan, which saw them close their New York City headquarters. While sales for brands like Barbie (up 12%), Hot Wheels (up 21%), and Jurassic World were strong, other high profile brands such as Monster High, Disney’s Cars, and American Girl all took major hits.
From CNN Money:
The vast majority of the layoffs are back-office and support roles, the company said. On a conference call with analysts, Mattel CEO Ynon Kreiz said the company performed a comprehensive “bottom-up review” to preserve the company’s sales-generating and creative capabilities. He said he hopes the company can realign resources toward high-performing toys, improving online sales and developing better toy franchises for the future.
Yesterday, we shared photos of the new 6″ scale Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Owen and Blue figures from Mattel. Today, they updated the display with a Jurassic Park – Ian Malcolm 6″ Scale figure. We have photos of that, and a few more shots of Own and Blue. Read on to see them.
After their panel, Mattel dropped in a bunch of new 6″ scale Multiverse figures into the DC Comics display. Including new Premium Multiverse figures from classic films. Check out the full set of photos by clicking the headline of the story. Included are:
- Batman Beyond
- Kingdom Come – Superman
- Kyle Rayner Green Lantern
- Kid Flash
- Lobo – Collect-N-Connect Figure
- Black Canary
- John Stewart Green Lantern
- Kid Flash
- Batman Ninja – Batman
- Batman Ninja – Joker
- Flashpoint – Aquaman
- Mammoth – Collect-N-Connect Figure
- Beast Boy
- Batman Returns – Penguin
- Wonder Woman TV Series – Wonder Woman
- The Flash 1990’s TV Series – The Flash
- The Dark Knight – The Joker
- Batman Forever – Batman
Mattel revealed an all new collector level 6″ scale Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Owen and Blue set at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. We have photos of that, as well as their diorama display from the event. Read on to see those photos.