OK…so first off, Mattel announced that they’ll be having a pre-sale for SDCC items for pick up at the convention.
The Matty team has answered the call of the fans… for the first time ever we’re going to offer a limited number of products (and limited quantities) for pre-sale here on MattyCollector.com for pick up at SDCC! We’re still finalizing the details, but here’s basically how it’ll work:
•Be at MattyCollector.com on Tuesday, 7/13 at 9 a.m. PT (noon ET).
•Choose the items you want and add them to your cart. Purchase limit of 6 per person applies to all products.
•Your credit card will be charged and a confirmation email (voucher) will be sent.
•Bring your voucher, the credit card you used for the transaction, your identification, and your Comic-Con badge to Manchester Room 1 at the Marriott San Diego Hotel and Marina, which is just next door to (and connected to) the San Diego Convention Center.
•Pick up your product on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday: 10 AM – 12 noon or 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. All sales are final. There are NO REFUNDS so be sure to pick up your purchase(s).
•If you are only attending Comic-Con on Sunday, this option is not available to you.
•If you don’t pick up your product by the end of the show on Saturday, your product will go into the products available for sale at the show on Sunday. You may be able to purchase it then, but there are no guarantees.
•Products cannot be shipped. This option is for pick up at SDCC only, and only available to SDCC attendees (badges will be required).
Please note: there is a limited amount of each product available for pre-sale. It’s first-come, first-served and there are no promises you’ll be able to purchase a voucher for every product. But if you’ve successfully purchased a voucher, you’re guaranteed to get your product – including SDCC-exclusive Starro spores, Plastic Man suitcase, and Orko® with color-change features!
Here are the products we’ll have available for pre-sale. Individual product pages will be posted soon, but you can see images here in the meantime:
•Masters of the Universe® Mo-Larr vs Skeletor® Figures
•Masters of the Universe® Orko® Figure (with SDCC-exclusive color-change features)
•Cars Toon Tokyo Mater
•DC Universe Plastic Man Figure (with suitcase)
•Justice League of America presents Starro the Conqueror (with Starro spores)
•James Cameron’s Avatar™ The Final Battle – Avatar Jake Sully vs Colonel Miles Quaritch Figures
•Retro-Action™ The Real Ghostbusters™ Peter Venkman™ Figure
•Toy Story 3 Disney/Pixar Collection Lotso Figure
•World Wrestling Entertainment® Undertaker® Figure
If you miss this sale or the product you want is sold out for pre-sale, we’ll still have these products available for purchase at SDCC subject to availability (see below). We’ll have lots more at the show besides the ones listed above (to be announced soon), so be sure to stop by booth #2945 either way!
For those who can’t attend the show, we’ll also offer limited quantities of these products after the show on MattyCollector.com on 8/2 at 9 a.m. PT (noon ET), although the SDCC-exclusive Starro Spores and Plastic Man suitcase won’t be included, and Orko won’t have color-change features. More details will come on this special sale as it gets closer.
We know you’ll have lots of questions, but as I said, the team is still working out the logistics and I’ll let you know the details as soon as I have them. Please post your questions here and I’ll try to include the answers in my future posts.
I think we can just assume everything about this will go smoothly and everyone will be happy with the results.
Moving on, as you can see from the image at the top of the screen, Mattel will be having a vote at the panel as to whether Swift Wind–who’s evidently coming in late 2010 2011–will be pink or white.
Sigh…how is this even a question? No amount of nostalgia could possibly ever make me want a pink Swift Wind, and I’m going to go out on a limb and say that 90% of fans and collectors feel the same way (that is to say, those who even want a Swift Wind). Swift Wind was white on the She-Ra cartoon, so I think it’s only going to be the diehard POP fans who want pink, like the first toy (though the “Royal” version was white).
The only pink figure I want in MOTUC is Plundor. Who we’re never getting because Mattel won’t pony up the dough for the rights to the cartoon of their own property.
So the only question remaining is how we’ll somehow end up with a pink Swift Wind.
I think these SDCC fan votes are sketchy. Last time they had a vague hand-raising count for flocked vs. non-flocked Panthor–non-flocked won, which I’m happy about, but the haphazard voting method bothered me nonetheless. I suppose we should be happy that they’re having them vote on something that’s a foregone conclusion.
(Could pink possibly win…?)