Following the Mattypalooza panel, I headed down the the Mattel showroom and took pictures around their booth space. See the below gallery for all the latest Masters of the Universe, DC Comics, Max Steel and Ghostbusters.
DC Universe, Ghostbusters, Masters of the Universe are on deck at the Mattypalooza panel.
Club Infinite Earths
2013 – Huntress due out in September, October is Ocean Master, Ra’s al Ghul in November. December is Batzarro.
2014 – DCU will continue if the minimum subs are met. Two tiers. 2014 program includes 12 monthly figures, and an exclusive.
January – 90’s Aquaman, February – Ice, March – Conner Kent (Superboy),
Sub only figure – Doomsday in Prison outfit. Tier2 is unleashed Doomsday.
Batman utility belt. 4 working pouches, 4 working tubes, includes Batarang, $125 day of.
Watchman: Sept Comedian, November Ozymandias
Ghostbusters: August – Ecto Goggles $110. Includes 4 slimer animatin shots. Interaction with PKE meter.
October: The Proton Wand – $130. If you have two, you can get a crossing the streams effect.
Available by pre-order. An in-scale Ecto 1. Lights, sounds, trunk…detailed. $215 by pre-order. As an add-on you can order a 6″ Peter and Ray with removeable packs. Need Ecto 1 preorder to happen for these to be released.
Masters of the Universe
There’s a He-Man facebook page. If they get 500 new visitors today, there will be an exclusive reveal on the page.
He-Man App – coming to Android, with an exclusive mini-game. 3 card monte with Orko
2013: October – Mantenna, Batros (Club Filmation), Sky High with Jet Sled (no Sub), Lord Dactus, Nephthu (Club Filmation), last weapons pack of the line – includes Cowl, Horde Trooper (Includes 2 troopers, battle damaged and clean)!
November- Geldor, MOTU Sticker sheet, Sea Hawk (Club Filmation), Castle Grayskull ($300), stackable stands
December – Plundor, Strong-or (Strong-arm) (Club Filmation)
2014 – 12 monthly figures, $25 each, $27 day of. 4 quaterly items, 1 holiday item, 1 club exclusive figure, 1 club map. Can choose monthly shipping or quaterly bundles.
January – Two Bad, February, Glimmer, Hydron, Q1 oversided item – Modulok, Traveling Convention – Goatman, March sub only figure – Unnamed One (won’t be revealed until he arrives in mailboxes). Club Map is Horde Empire Map, exclusive club minicomic.
STAN LEE walked in the room! New partnership with POW Enertainment.
STANDAR – a Stan Lee Motu figure available at Comikazi 2013! Stan Lee read STANDAR’s bio.
WHOA FLASH OF SCORPIA!
Mattel has released their SDCC panels and plans for events at their booth space. Check them out below and maybe I’ll see you there!
Thursday, July 18th
10am – 11am Room 25ABC – Mattel Presents: How Toys Are Made
Join the Mattel Entertainment Brands Design Team for a journey through the history and evolution of Mattel action figures. From our earliest offerings through our latest brand launch of Max Steel®, we will take you through the last 35 years of our action figure portfolio, highlighting the significant advances and design innovations of our brands throughout the years. We also will have a Q+A with a panel of premier Mattel action figure designers and historians representing WWE®, MOTU, DCU, Max Steel®, Man of Steel™ and Batman™ that will take on any and all questions about our many action figure brands.
1pm – 2pm Room 25ABC – Mattel and WWE®: Bring on the Action!
Here’s your chance to attend Miz TV with special guest Dolph Ziggler! The Miz will host as Mattel toy designer Bill Miekina and marketing manager Mitchell Cameron discuss the latest in WWE® action figure news and give sneak peeks at upcoming product. You never know what surprises are in store! See you there!
Friday July 19
11am – 12pm Room 25ABC – Mattel Presents: Mattypalooza 2013!
It’s that time again! Join us for the toy panel to beat all toy panels – Mattypalooza! Celebrating our 5th year at SDCC, come get the inside scoop on your favorite collectables from Mattel: Masters of the Universe® Classics, DC Comics™ Signature Series, Watchmen™, Ghostbusters™ and more! Plus as a special bonus attendees will have the opportunity to vote on an upcoming MOTUC monthly figure: Huntara vs. Lord Masque – you decide who gets made! Be there for a major announcement as Mattel partners with one of the biggest names in pop culture to bring you exciting new collectables you will have to see to believe! The panel will also include an insightful Q & A with Mattel toy designers, Mattel Marketing Manager Scott “Toy Guru” Neitlich and special guests The Four Horsemen. It’s the place to be for the world premiere of tons of new toys and collectibles! If you go to one Toy Panel at SDCC, make it Mattypalooza!
3pm – 4pm Room 25ABC – Mattel and DC Comics – A Celebration for Collectors of All Ages!
For fans of all ages, from kids to seasoned collectors, you won’t want to miss the exciting news, reveals, giveaways, and even the trivia game that this panel has to offer! Ruben Martinez andBill Benecke (Mattel toy designers), Jessica Sikca and Danielle McLachlan (Mattel marketing team), Julian Montoya (VP, Warner Bros. Consumer Products), Kevin Kiniry (VP, Creative Services DC Entertainment), a member of the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment(WBIE) team, members of The Four Horsemen Toy Design Studios, and other special guests will celebrate the BATMAN™ Classic TV Series and MAN OF STEEL™ product lines, announce ALL NEW product lines, reveal upcoming products, and give you a few special sneak peeks from the DC Comics™ and Batman™ toy lines. There will be a Q&A, a trivia game that you won’t want to miss and an exciting toy giveaway for everyone who attends! Join us for this celebration for collectors of all ages. TM & © DC Comics. (s13)
Saturday July 20
11am – 12pm Room 25ABC – Mattel Presents: Monster High™ 2013: Where SCREAMS come true!
Celebrate the freaky fabulous year of 13 with the Monster High™ Team!
Get a freak peek at exclusive scenes from the newest Monster High™ DVD, 13 Wishes (this fall from Universal Studios Home Entertainment). The freaky talented Monster High™ voice actors, including: Erin Fitzgerald (voice of Abbey Bominable™, Spectra Vongergeist™, Scarah Screams™ & Rochelle Goyle™), Debi Derryberry (voice of Draculaura™) and America Young(voice of Howleen Wolf™& Toralei Stripe™) will discuss the making of the ghouls’ latest adventure. Moderated by Emmy-Award winning Executive Producer of Monster High™, Audu Paden.
But that’s not all… our Monster High® team is just DYING to share more secrets lurking the halls of Monster High®! Garrett Sander, Rebecca Shipman, Natalie Villegas and Javier Meabe(Monster High® Toy Designers), Roy Juarez (Monster High® Packaging Designer) and Eric Hardie (Monster High® Copywriter) will reveal uhhh-mazing new Monster High® ghouls and how they came to un-life!
Sunday, July 21
12pm – 1pm Room 7AB – Mattel Presents: Max Steel®: Rise of Elementor World Premiere Screening!
Be the FIRST to see Max and Steel team up to take on their biggest threat yet in Rise of Elementor. You will get to watch this exciting 2-part broadcast event for Max Steel® before it airs on Disney XD this fall! Will our heroes be able to defend Copper Canyon and rescue Ferrus™ from the evil Dredd™? Join us to find out, and receive a free toy giveaway!
Mattel Booth Events
All events take place at Mattel Booth #3029 unless noted.
MattyCollector promised there’d be more reveals for this year’s SDCC, and they meant it! Earlier this week they revealed this year’s Monster High SDCC exclusive as Wydowna Spider in her costume as the Power Ghoul Webarella. This doll will be available at the MattyCollector booth at SDCC with the voucher pre-sale kick off starting June 4th. Enjoy!
MattyCollector.com’s May sale is on now, giving you the opportunity to grab The Wally West Flash figure, Silk Spectre from the Watchmen, Masters of the Universe Classic Karatti and Masters of the Universe Fighting Foe Men 3-pack. As of the writing of this post all the new items are still available. Happy shopping!
MattyCollector’s SDCC reveals week continues with the 3rd pair of exclusives now revealed. Up today we have:
DCU Club Infinite Earths “Shazam!” New 52
Sculpted by the Four Horsemen, this is the first ever figure of the New 52 Billy Batson, the boy turned DC Super Hero known as “Shazam!” Not included with club subscriptions, this figure arrives with a removable hood in Club Infinite Earths die cut packaging with distinctive silver foil. The perfect addition to your DCU collection!
Hot Wheels® Atari Beach Bomb™ Pickup
There’s nothing better than the lights and sounds of an arcade game… except maybe a Hot Wheels® car, of course. You’ll be transported back to the local video arcade with the Hot Wheels® Atari Beach Bomb™ Pickup, finished in Red Line Club level hand polished Chrome Spectraflame® and Asteroids deco! And just like the arcades of old, this awesome finish will soon be a thing of the past… this will be one of the last hand polished Chrome Spectraflame® Hot Wheels® car offered. Features diecast body and chassis, and Real Riders® wheels.
Another day, another pair of SDCC reveals from MattyCollector. Up today we have:
DC Man of Steel™ Movie Masters® Superman™ vs. General Zod Movie Pack
This 2-pack brings to life the super charged battle between two powerful Kryptonians, Superman™ and the General Zod, an exciting diorama set in the city of Metropolis! The package features lights that simulate Superman’s Heat Ray vision, and shows off the Kryptonian’s super strength and flying ability. The diorama is completed with sound effects to help bring the scene to life. Full image will be available on 6/17.
Hot Wheels® Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper
In the desperate search for the fabled thirteenth colony, surviving pilots from the Twelve Colonies fly these single-person crafts, ever watchful for enemy Cylons. You’ve waited for many yahrens… now you can celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the original 1978 TV show with this finely detailed replica Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper! In 1:64 scale with VUM finish and die-cast body and chassis, this fighter plane comes on a commemorative blister card that evokes the original Mattel packaging and fits seamlessly into your vintage collection.
MattyCollector has kicked off their SDCC reveal week, and plans to unveil two exclusives daily through Friday (with a few surprises saved for later). If you’re attending this years’ show, pre-sale voucher sales kick off June 4th and the after-con sale is planned for August 5th. Now on to the reveals.
Masters of the Universe Classics: Rokkon and Stondar 2-pack
The Comet Warriors have arrived! This 2-pack of vintage MOTU Rockmen figures includes the young and excitable Rokkon™ and the wise and heroic Stonedar™. Recreate the Filmation look with snap-on arm and leg armor, or go bold(er) and transform into full rock mode with the additional snap-on front piece! Each figure also comes with trademark laser gun that they can hold, or can be snapped into chest. These figures, sculpted by the Four Horsemen, come in window box packaging and are not part of Club Eternia.
Hot Wheels: Battlestar Galactica Cylon Raider
Destruction of the Twelve Colonies and the human race is the objective, and the Cylons will stop at nothing to achieve their goal. Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the thrilling TV show with this 1:64 scale Battlestar Galactica Cylon Raider! Featuring VUM finish and die-cast body and chassis, this detailed replica comes on a commemorative blister card recalling the look of the original packaging from 1978. A perfect addition to any vintage collection, and a must-have for Battlestar Galactica fans!
Ram Man, originally slated for January, has been moved to February as the complete allotment of figures will have not arrived in time for the sale.
MattyCollector’s might be making your holiday shopping a little easier with their gift pak sale. The sale, starting December 6th and running through January 4th, features 5 gift paks that are either Masters of the Universe or Ghostbusters themed. The five gift paks are:
If any of these paks tickle your fancy, be sure to check MattyCollector.com starting tomorrow.
MattyCollector.com has posted the details of their Black Friday promotion – pulling the fun all the way into Thanksgiving eve! Starting at 9AM (Pacific) on Wednesday morning, November 21st, Matty will have select product at savings up to 30% off. The sale continues through 9:00AM (Pacific) Tuesday the 27th. On CyberMonday (the 26th) they’ll have flash sales that will come and go, offering different merchandise and special product – so check in often (or pay attention to your social media!). Happy shopping!
Today was a busy day for panels, the third and final one I attended (and tweeted actively during @AwesomeToyBlog) was the MattyCollector Mattypalooza panel. Here details on their DC Club Infinite Earths and Club Eternia were shared and the new Watchmen subscription was announced. Check the slides out for all the details.
Not an actual rock, that is – that’d be way too Charlie Brown Halloween, and its a bad idea to give fans ammunition. But what will be available at the MattyCollector booth at SDCC will be a free ‘The Rock’ WWE Rumblers minifigure. Decked out in a special SDCC shirt, the Rock included a removable microphone accessory. Be sure to grab yours at the Matty booth at Comic-con, or buy one on ebay after the show if you’re not going and really want one.
Matty’s announced the sales dates for their 2013 subscriptions, but haven’t revealed which subscriptions they’re going to be offering. That details they’re saving for SDCC – but they have teased they’ll be having a never before offered subscription. Based on some now removed keywords from MattyCollector.com’s post, speculation is that Matty is going to announce a ‘Back to the Future’ subscription. Guess we’ll know in about two weeks.
But in the absence of knowing what subscriptions there will be, we do at least know that the sale starts July 13th at 1PM and ends August 6, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. PT. This year, they’re promising no extensions.