Any questions for Mattel?

This is for the mid-April round. Questions due by 11:59pm Wednesday, March 30.

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  • dayraven wrote:

    What is the situation with price increases on DCU/GLC figures? While Mattel has offered different suggestions on it’s pricing in 2011, TRU has already raised prices to 17.99… is this to be considered the new standard price?

    I was going to ask a similar question:

    Over the past three years, the DCU figures have seen a 50-80% price increase, with little to no increase in quality or value. Going forward, will there be anything added to these figures, besides a little useless pin, to justify this massive increase?

    This is almost to the point of MOTUC prices, minus the shipping, and those figures arguably have better quality and more accessories.

  • GUTS! is one of my favorite toy lines of all time. Has this line ever been discussed for a revival? It seems that a line like GUTS! could offer product at a very low price point and fill a niche that really isn't having a lot of product out at the moment.

  • I'm glad to see the Horde getting fleshed out a bit, but it seems like the rest of the Horde as well as the Snake Men are more unique sculpts. Can you give us a rough idea of when we'll see the next Snake Man/Horde member?

  • Will we see the army builder 2-packs return in 2012 since we already know the 4 quarterly beasts/oversize figures for 2011? Many of us MOTU fans are hoping for some Horde Troopers or Skeletor's warriors to combat the Palace Guards.

  • While Ram Man is not yet in the plans (as far as we know) He has 3 Different Color schemes. Unlike Man-e-Faces a half and half option won't work here.

    FYI:

    Red Tunic Green Legs (Actual Toy)

    Orange Tunic Red Legs (Cardback)

    Dark Red Tunic Maroon Legs (Mini Comic)

    Has anyone on the MOTUC team thought about his color scheme issues?

  • I second Valo's question. They're actually usually pretty good about giving subtle faction hints.

    In fact…I'll take it one further.

    Any chance we can get know the month-to-month factions (not even male or female) of the rest of the 2011 line up beyond Clawful? Or any of them?

  • What is the situation with price increases on DCU/GLC figures? While Mattel has offered different suggestions on it’s pricing in 2011, TRU has already raised prices to 17.99… is this to be considered the new standard price?

  • Will the Silver Age joker figure see an improvement on the range of motion in the neck joint, compared with the "triple bar bell" problem that plagued the DCUC 10 release?

  • Can we ever expect to see a lighter blue color scheme on a Superman DCUC similar to the color scheme of his Super Powers figure? Thanks!

  • I think you've done a wonderful job on Vikor and BG Teela.

    Will there be other characters made in this "vain"??

    DCUC is still your best line, IMHO. Anything to leak to us before SDCC.??

    Excite us!!

  • Voltron questions.

    When will you release some toy images?

    Will these be available at mass retail worldwide?

    When will the toys be ont the sheves?

    Will yor Voltron be sold as 5 seperate lions or will it be available in a gift set?

  • With the Dark Knight Rises coming out in Summer 2012 and what I'm sure will be a huge Batman presence at retail, what are the chances you guys will get to a 6" scale Batmobile? Whether it's a DCUC comic style, Movie Masters Tumbler or '89 Batmobile, I think that fans would be absolutely ecstatic about such a product. Is it in the plans?

  • I'm just under a day late for this, darn it. I got my days mixed up and thought today was the 30th. Frig!

    Maybe I can sneak this one in – if not there's always next time:

    WWE Question: Can Mattel clarify why Canadian case assortments of Elite figures only include 2 figures from the wave?

    It's very frustrating for Canadian customers since there's absolutely no options for the other 4 figures in each wave but to track them down online, often at highly inflated prices.