Ask Mattel Answers for November 1


1.) Hayestronaut asks: With the news of a potential Major Matt Mason film and the development of vintage collector-style lines such as DC’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes, is there any chance of seeing a new Matt Mason collector line?

This is something we are reviewing. Only time will tell!

2.) Tom-Tom asks: Regarding DCUC 10: Mattel has said that Wal-Mart ordered more figures than in wave 5. However, many collectors are still having troubles, claiming it to be worse than wave 5. What is Mattel’s view of the situation?

Sorry, I cannot discuss particulars on retail distribution! That is up to each retailer not Mattel.

3.) PrfktTear asks: How long will Wave 10 be shipping to Wal-Mart?

Until the entire order is shipped.

4.) Dayraven asks: Why are some DCUC figures and accessories made of nice sturdy hard plastic, while others seem to be made of a much softer plastic grade?

Some figures have softer areas to accommodate increased articulation or stylized capes or tunics which need softer plastic.

5.) Barbecue17 asks: You have a policy of not discussing unannounced product, but you also have mentioned that once a figure has been announced there is little to no time for fan input. Is there any point in the life of a figure that fans have the ability to influence some aspect of a figure?

We listen very carefully to fan suggestions when reviewing new candidates for toy lines. If there is a figure you really want, post about it online or talk to us at conventions. Many times the figures with more online chatter wind up being produced sooner in the line.

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  1. Reverend Ender

    I'm in. All Martian Manhunter, All the time.

  2. Barbecue17

    Agreed. That would be hilarious if each site next time made all their questions about the same character. One site Martian Manhunter, one site Jim Gordan, etc..

  3. Motorthing

    Yeah, I want a Martian Manhunter too, so lets talk about nothing else for 6 months as "Matty" suggests then they will have to make one. Lets make all three questions about MM too, to ram the point home – it's not like that will be any more wasted than the answers to the above all were anyway…..

  4. Barbecue17

    Thanks for asking my question Poe!

    No thanks to Matty for not answering it or not understanding it. They answered a question, but I'm not sure it was the one I asked.

    My intention was to get some clarity on what Mattel intends for these sessions. They always tell that they can't talk about figures that haven't been announced but then when they announce them they claim that the figures are too far along in production to make any changes.

    And in regards to the question Mattel answered I have 2 words. Martian Manhunter.

  5. RageTreb

    Wow, talk about a non-answer for 3. understand if they can't divulge specifics, but did they have a douche about answering it?

  6. dayraven

    @Heli: thanks for noticing dude… but apparently, we all got exactly the nature of the question i was asking… matty was the only one who didn't seem to understand… so i suspect that was an infamous matty dodge rather than a real attempt to answer the question.

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