POE: Now that Mattycollector.com is here, is there any chance we might see a Halloween or holiday-themed figure or repaint exclusives at some point (DCUC, JLU, MOTUC etc.)?
MATTY: That is a cool idea, but nothing is planned right now to tie into any specific holidays. It is a bit tough to do that since most fans want a traditional version of Superman. If there is enough demand for Batman with a jack-o-lantern and Superman with a Santa hat we could certainly look into it (but honestly, we’d rather spend the tooling dollars on all new characters).
Any new estimate on when the Target-exclusive Movie Masters 6″ Batpod will start showing up?
It should be on sale any week now.
Which DCUC figure has been the toughest to make, from a production standpoint (sculpting, casting, tooling etc.)?
Wonder Woman has been the greatest challenge thus far. Everyone involved worked hard to create a perfect representation of the most iconic heroine in the DCU (and probably the world)- a terrific (and daunting!) challenge! Male characters are always easier than females because of the subtleties involved, but Wonder Woman took things to a new level. The Four Horsemen captured the perfect balance of beauty and strength in their sculpt, crafting one of the very best (if not THE best) female heads ever. Special attention was paid to get the hair just right. The face paint was revised multiple times to make sure that Diana’s face wasn’t overly made- up, but instead captures the subtlety of the paint master. The final result is a figure that we hope fans will look at and not think “that’s a great toy of Wonder Woman” but instead “that’s a great Wonder Woman”!
Will the bases coming with some future DCUC figures be simple stands, or will they be sculpted?
The bases are not sculpted. They are the same cool bases you can buy in bulk on MattyCollector.com in November.
A purely personal question–does anyone at Mattel remember the Krusher toy from back in the ’70s? It was one of my childhood favorites…
Sure! It actually came out in 1980. Here is a picture from our catalogue.