Mattel posted a lengthy update on their Facebook page.
Hey toy fans,
I know a lot of fans have been asking for sales reports on the items we sell on MattyCollector.com. While for legal reason I can’t go into units produced vs. sold, but I can give you a few tidbits.
MOTUC has been a great success. Stratos is actually selling faster than anticipated, so that is a great sign and will help us adjust quotas for the rest of the year.
DCU and JLU have been doing well, but I gotta tell ya, the Masters fans are killing the DC fans on this one! We do have some really great plans for more DCU brand sets in 6″, JLU and beyond. So if you are interested in seeing more DCU brand items online, grab one of the current sets. Honestly, at the end of the day, it is the sales of one items which will lead to the next and we need to hit certain minimums to keep lines going.
Not that JLU and DCU are doing poor, but if you want ’em, we suggest you get ’em!
Okay, and to end on a high note, overall things are going great. We are very close to launching the DCU brand library featuring (ideally) all of the collector lines from the past few years leading up to sneak peaks of new released. Should be the ideal place to get your DCU info!
After that we’d like to see CARS go up as new CARS product gets ready to launch in a few months (the team is working hard on this with Pixar and Disney, so stay tuned for awesome stuff as soon as it is ready!)
We’ll also be adding a Ghostbusters page in the next month or so as we rev up for a summer release of 6″ and 12″ figures from everyone’s favorite paranormal investigators aimed for collectors.
Next up is Faker on sale March 16th (the 15th is a weekend). Until then, see you in aisle 7G.
PS: DCUC Wave 7 mix 2 should be out in about a month. (ideally). I’ll update everyone as soon as we see first samples, that usually means they will be in stores within a few weeks.
I don’t think DC fans need be worried that MOTUC is selling better. MOTUC figures can only be bought off the site, while JLU/DCUC fans have their hands full trying to find figures at retail. Also, quality control issues have made fans wary of buying DCUC figures sight-unseen.
In short, there’s no reason to panic–not that that ever stopped collectors.
On the other hand, the news about DCUC Wave 7 is a bummer. Unless the single cases are being produced early in the production run, it’ll be early April at least before I see my set from CornerStoreComics.