It’s the start of a new month, and a new round of MattyCollector 2012 Q&A answers!
1) Mattel. It seems 3.75 lines tend to hurt your company by poor sales. From the canceling of Infinite Heroes, the clearancing of Green Lantern basic figures, and also the early price cutting of the Young Justice 4 inch line. You hired away the Four Horsemen from Mcfarlane Toys long ago to help with larger action figures. Can you do the same thing today by hiring some designers away from Hasbro’s better Marvel Universe lines of great 3.75″ figures?
A) An interesting thought and something to consider, although scale might appear to be a correlated factor, there are other factors with a lower p-value in this regression that ought to be considered (figured I’d get you to brush up on statistics =)
2) Is it at all likely that we’ll see a New 52 Batwoman figure in the future (if not near future), or would the [unfortunately] controversial nature of her character prevent one from going into production?
A) We don’t consider Batwoman to be controversial at all. She is a great figure we’d love to get to one day.
3) Black Shirt and Blue Jeans Superboy. This is the most Sought after outfit. Is anything preventing this design from being used in the 6 inch Young Justice Select Series line?
At this point, there are no plans to release him. Sorry! Additionally, we will not be continuing YJ on Matty.com in any scale (at this time). We tried a similar brand, JLU, in many form factors (singles, 3 packs, 4 packs and a 7pack of all new figures) and none sold well enough. This makes it a bit harder to continue YJ online. A toyline like YJ really takes Mom and Kid interest to keep it going. We cannot keep the line like YJ going on collector support alone. JLU proved this.
4) I hope this constitutes as a valid question, but did Matty collector scrap those 3.75″ Super Deformed Masters Of The universe toys they showed off awhile back? They looked really cool.
A) Not in the least. We are still looking into these to see if there is a way to release them. No set plans right now.
5) With Ras Al Ghul appearing in the movie, is he finally coming to the Movie Masters line?
A) No plans to announce right now.