There was some pretty big news at the San Diego Comic Con that Mattel was offering a subscription service to fans of their action figure line. The only problem? The offer was scheduled to close today. Mattel needs a 100% buy-in from fans for the club to move forward, so the company has extended the signup deadline to August 14, 2011.
It seems like forever ago that the DC Universe Legion of Super-Heroes 12 Pack was announced by Mattel. It looks like the figures will be available real soon, as Action Figure Insider spotted the packaged figures on the SDCC show floor. via Action Figure Insider
MattyCollector is showing off the packaging for the upcoming Masters of the Universe Classics Battleground Teela figure. The warrior goddess certainly looks different than her ’80s animated version, which I’m sure isn’t going to sit well with a lot of MOTU fans. Battleground Teela goes on sale June 15, 2011. via MattyCollector.com
Mattel has announced that the limited edition 3 3/4-inch Green Lantern action figure with die cast ring is now available at Toys R Us.com. It’s a limited edition figure – only 2,814 units are available. The good thing is the online toy store is limiting it to one figure per customer, but I still have a feeling those who really want one will still need to go trolling on eBay in a few weeks. via Matty Collector
Mattel announced via Matty Collector.com that there are a slew of Ghostbusters toys coming our way in 2011, and some sad news for those wanting Real Ghostbusters toys.
Expect to see a lot of Green Lantern toys on the store shelves as the movie draws ever closer. Mattel is showing off the new Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern figure (over at Daily Blam) and it doesn’t look terrible. At least they didn’t simply rip the head off the DCUC Green Lantern, give it a paint job, and pop a Reynolds head on it. And speaking of Green Lantern and the DCUC figures, Blackest night is appearing in Wave 17 of the popular series. Take the jump for a look at all those figures, including the Black Lantern Hal Jordan…
Oh man, oh man! Mattel is showing off a new Justice League Unlimited 2-pack featuring Darkseid’s Parademons. While I really like DCU Classics version of the Parademon, this JLU version looks pretty sharp, and may be a harbinger of some very cool things to come. (Yes, that is a major hint of more figures hitting soon). While the 2-pack may be enough for many of you, if you want to create your own Parademon army, you’re going to be in luck as Matty Collector is limiting sales to 10 per customer – that 20 Parademons! I know what I want…
Just a few more days until Back to the Future turns 25 years old, and it finally looks like we’ll get to see action figures and other toys based on the series. Global License magazine reports that Universal has created licensing deals with several companies. Included in the list Back to the Future action figures, accessories, and toy vehicles – MATTEL Die-cast vehicles – WELLY DIE CASTING Back to the Future interactive games – TELLTALE GAMES Universal actually announced many other deals for other properties, but I don’t think Smokey & the Bandit die-cast vehicles trumps the BTTF news. Or…
There have been some really weird crossover comics, until I wandered down the toy aisle and saw the Superman vs. He-Man action figure two pack, I completely forgot that the two actually met in a DC crossover event in 1982. Back then, Superman was able to bring He-Man down with a well placed punch, but both characters have gone through an evolution since then. So… FIGHT! [poll id=”154″]
The second wave of the Green Lantern Classics line will arrive in next year, and Mattel is showing off the figures. The line includes Nautkellol, Medphyll, Skallox, Night Lik, and a secret figure that will appear in the upcoming movie, but due to the action figure release schedule, will actually debut as an action figure before a movie character. Take the jump for the complete gallery of figures.
I really love the life size and larger than life sized statues that the booths utilize during their major shows. Here is Mattel’s Prince Adam ready for today’s attendees to stand around shouting “I have the POWER!” Like I’m sure he’s never heard that one before… I wonder what these companies do with the statues after the convention season is over? via Mattel
If there is one action figure package I want from SDCC’10, it has got to be the Starro mega-pack that features a bendable Starro (that I hear can fit over your own face for crazy hijinks) and five action figures that pay homage to The Brave and the Bold #28. While this figures themselves are going to rock in only the way that Mattel can serve up, it’s the packaging itself that might have many needing to buy two – one for the figures, the other for the awesome Kevin Conroy recording that is just a button push away.
Hot Wheels has announced that the Brave and the Bold Batmobile is set to arrive in stores at the end of the month, which is just around the same time as a rather big comic book convention in San Diego, California. I bet if you look hard enough at the show you’ll be able to find one… Gallery after the jump!