Mattycollector update

Ahead of Scareglow and the rest of today’s Mattycollector releases, Mattel offers up this update via Facebook. (Text after the jump.)

Hey gang!

Its been a while since I offered a general update and rather post a little bit here and there on fan forums, I thought a good posting on Facdbook for all the lines would be best.

DC Universe world:

So lets see, sounds like Wave 11 has hit stores which is very exciting. And on top of that, I can announce that we will indeed have Wave 11 for sale on

It is unsure at this point if we will have it before the holidays, but when we get Wave 11 in, it will be sold as a master case of 8. You will get:

1 X Katmai Tui with constructs

1 X John Stewart with constructs

1 X Shark

1 X Cyborg Superman in Sinestro Corps uniform

1 X Steppenwolf (Red)

1 X Steppenwolf (Green)

1 X Deadman (standard version)

1 X The Question – fan choice!

And of course all the parts you need to make Kilowog! The only figure not included in this set is the clear chase version of Deadman. This version is exclusive to retailers.

Pricing and onsale dates will be posted in the coming weeks, but this is a first step to helping improve distribution!

In other DC news, we just got in the first test shots of 12″ Zod! Boy is he fantastic! We want to make a few small changes before showing to the public, but if you’ve seen our 12″ Ghostbuster figures, you’ll know the quality to expect. Zod will use the same basic body and packaging structure, but of course he will have all the details and accessories custom for him including an extra set of hands, Earth weapons for him to bend and melt with heatvision, as well as a stand for the pack out Oval Office setting! Overall an incredible figure is coming Dec 15th!

And speaking of Dec 15th, we’ll also have the first ever Retro Action 8″ Vintage Figure: Green Arrow! This is a preview figure for an all new line coming to Toys R Us and select online retailers in the Spring. Each figure is painstakingly created with the look and feel of the toys you knew as a kid. Who say’s they don’t make toys like they used to?

Now we did hit one snag, we won’t have our full order on Dec 15th. So much like Mer-Man, Green Arrow may sell out quick, but we’ll have a few more in within a week or so. But if you want this guy for the holidays, be there on on Dec 15th at 12:00 noon eastern time!

And JLU is shipping! You may have seen a few new 3 packs starting to trickle out. We’re working with Target now to clear out old sets and get more new sets in before the end of the year and we’ll keep shipping at least into the first few months of 2010 until we get caught up. JLU is still coming! This is one of my highest priorities!


Have you seen these toys! Wow, amazing stuff really. New Avatar 33/4″ and 6″ figures as well as 3 3/4″ beasts and vehicles are in stores now. We’ll also have select Avatar figures on on Dec 1st leading up to the movie launch. If you haven’t marked your calendars yet, Dec 18th will be a cinema experience like no other! (and wait until you check out the mind blowing iTags including with each Avatar figure – create virtual animated version of each toy, right on your computer monitor! All you need is webcam and the free downloadable software!)


The news is out and Mattel has WWE! Look for all new super star scale figures aimed at the discriminating collector everywhere Jan 1st. Wait until you see the Entrance Greats assortment! Some of the best figures we’ve ever done! And with WWE, we’re just getting started!


Lots going on in the MOTU world. We got in a new sample of Moss Man. Almost there. His fur is not quite the right color, so we’re going to hold off until we have a more finished sample on this guy before posting.

We also got early samples of Battle Cat in package in. Have a bit of an issue that his mask is falling off in package. We’re doing everything we can to fix this before the full production is finished. He’ll come in a box with a blister back (similar to the original toy) so worst case is the box can be opened without damage to slide the mask back on. But we’ll do all we can to avoid this!

As soon as we have a better sample we’ll post it for all to see.

And the big news, we’ve got our April 2010 figure all lined up. You can catch the first images of EVIL LYN in the next issue of Toy Fare magazine! Which version is she? You’ll just have to wait until Toy Fare’s 2010 preview in issue 150 to find out!


Oh, we’ve barley gotten out feet wet (or is that slimed) in Ghostbuster toys! New 12″ and 6″ will be shipping throughout the winter and spring. We’ve got a lot of new surprises in store for 2010, but you may need to wait until SDCC 2010 for us to reveal all of the new news, but it is in the works!

That’s the big stuff. Of course we have a big sale tomorrow on We’ve been working at length with Digital River to endure it is a clean easy sale. If any collectors do have ANY shipping issues at all, we’ll be monitoring this page carefully so we can address any order concerns. Please be sure to post your order number as a reference if we do need to jump in for extra customer service help. We’re committed to making shopping on the best experience possible!

Good luck tomorrow, there’s going to be some great figures up for sale!


Comments now closed (14)

  • Best typo ever:

    "We’ve been working at length with Digital River to endure it is a clean easy sale."

  • Nice to hear that with Moss Man and Battle Cat things are going pretty well… *___*

    Evil-Lyn is a great add to MOTUC.. but we're having too many dolls in my opinion…

  • Notice they said nothing about The Dark Night. Nor are the hyping these figures in any way. I have a feeling the Dark Knight Line is going to end soon….

  • My wonder about DCUC 11 on mattycollector is about price. We'll have to wait and see.

    I am interested in the 12" Zod though as several reviews were pretty happy with the 12" Ghostbusters he is related to. I don't have any 12" figures, but I would be happy to add Zod and Superman from the movies to my collection.

  • I have to order it the old fashioned way today, since Mattel screwed up and canceled my subscription. They never did fix that either. Whatever.

  • Good to hear about DCUC Wave 11. Though I have a feeling it is going to be a fast sellout like initial MOTUC offerings.

    Also a little skeptical about Battle Cat's mask falling off in the package. Why is it falling off in the first place? I don't want it to fall off on my shelf, nevermind in the box.

  • @Barbecue17: Yes, the dearth of Movie Masters info is troubling…wasn't Prototype Suit Batman supposed to go on sale today? What's the deal there?

  • Well, bank robbery Joker is still available, so maybe Mattel is waiting for that figure to sell out before offering the next? Or maybe they will do one figure every two months now.

  • I'm 90% sure the first Evil-Lyn will be yellow-skinned. Mattel and the Horsemen have made it very clear they're sticking to the original card art for most of these early characters (later characters just had a painted version of the figure itself).

  • I was wondering when it'll street too. I find it a little funny they wouldn't answer the Evil-Lyn question I had for this latest round of Ask Matty, but they just gave the news out here.

  • @Heli:

    yup i caught that one as well and even posted it on their facebook page lol

    i have to say this was a really good update overall though. they need more of this