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2. We’ve seen some of the Mattel DC lines tied to events in the comics, like DC Infinite Heroes with Crisis on Infinite Earths. However, it seems like DC Direct is tied into the modern events, for example, with its Blackest Night line. What are your plans to leverage upcoming events in the comics? We believe you’ve said there would be a new theme for DCIH in the upcoming year, but what about DC Universe Classics – will there be comics-themed waves, or should we expect ties to the comics to be more opportunistic?
We will be getting to some of the current storylines, but unlike DC Direct, Mattel does not work with the DC editorial staff, so we find out about new stories when they hit the racks just as fans do! It take about one to two years to go from concept to shelf, so newer characters and storylines may take a little bit before they appear in our toy lines. We actually have a figure set coming out later this year that features some DC characters that first appeared about 16 months ago.
Kastor: Will the delay of the Ultraman/Luthor 2 pack impact the DCUC 2-packs for the rest of the year? Meaning, will we still be getting four 2-packs plus the SDCC Wonder Twins, or only three plus the Wonder Twins?
Matty: There will still be 4 DCUC 2 packs on Matty.com in 2009. The Wonder Twins pack is a separate SDCC item that will also be on sale on MattyCollector.com after the show.
Kastor: You stated in a previous Q&A that the next DCUC 2-pack would be two villains, could you give us another hint about their identities? Male/Female? Human/Alien?
Matty: One will be female, one will be male.
1. Early pictures of the DCIH Hal Jordan pack-in figure that comes with the new animated Green Lantern movie have started to surface. It looks like the articulation is greatly improved from the line’s previous releases, is this closer to the POA scheme that we can expect for DCIH in the future?
Yes, with even more articulation on the way!
3. You recently revealed that in 2010 most months will have more than one MOUTC item for offering. Can you tell us if that means mostly reissues of previous figures or can we expect two new figures each time? The more the merrier!
Bonus items will be a combination of re-releases, new characters with minimal tooling, logical repaints (i.e. no techno glow Skeletor!) and some other surprises to be revealed at SDCC.