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Hey He-Fans and She-Ravers,
We are sooooo close! 2015 subs ended with about 90%. A great showing but not quite close enough to go forward. With the end of the vintage line (redone in Classics) in question, we truly do believe in our fan base. We’re going to reopen the subs for an extension window from Friday, 8/22 at 9:00 a.m. PT through Monday, 8/25 at 11:59 PT.

Now is the time to rally! If everyone who sub’d last year would renew, we’d be golden. If you’re on the fence or were thinking of cherry-picking, remember… if the sub does not get that last critical 10% there won’t be a line to cherry-pick.

So please, let’s all come together! All MOTU fans of all eras truly make Classics the greatest MOTU (if not all brands) toy line of all time! I know we can do it! If you’re holding out, remember, unlike any previous year you pretty much know exactly who you’re getting, with our absolute promise to finish the vintage MOTU line, MOTU variants, original POP characters, and A-list New Adventures and media characters.

Let’s come together and make this happen! We really believe in our fans, and we’ve got one last chance. All our cards are on the table… it’s time to go all in!

Here’s (hopefully) to a great 2015!
Scott “ToyGuru” Neitlich

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Mattel Officially Announces He-Man & The Masters Of The Universe Classics Club Eternia 2015 Subscriptions http://insidepulse.com/2014/06/25/mattel-officially-announces-he-man-the-masters-of-the-universe-classics-club-eternia-2015-subscriptions/ http://insidepulse.com/2014/06/25/mattel-officially-announces-he-man-the-masters-of-the-universe-classics-club-eternia-2015-subscriptions/#comments Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:18:13 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=357121 MattyCollector.com released this information on the upcoming Club Eternia subscriptions

2015 Club Eternia

2015 Club EterniaWhen subscriptions become available on 6/27, we’ll have all the details except the name of the club-exclusive figure; we always reveal it along with the first quarter figures at our Mattypalooza Fan Panel at San Diego Comic-Con. Remember, club subscribers receive Early Access to non-subscription products during our monthly sales, a choice of monthly or quarterly shipping options, and other great benefits.
You’ll want to make sure you subscribe early this year for a couple of reasons… first, not only will subscribers receive all Club benefits, including the monthly figures and variants, choice of shipping options and Early Access, but subscribers who sign up before Friday, 7/25 at 11:59 a.m. will get a free display stand set! And second, this year subscriptions are limited to a set number, and once we hit that amount, that’s it… no more subscriptions will be sold.

The all-knowing, all-seeing Kowl™ will track the progress as we head toward the subscription limit. We’ll update the Kowlometer twice a week when Early Availability opens on 6/27 but why risk it? Subscribe early and make sure you get a subscription!

Early Availability Opens: Friday, 6/27 at 9 a.m. PT. No figures will be revealed, but everyone who orders by Friday, 7/25 at 11:59 a.m. PT gets a free display stand set!
Club-Exclusive Figures Announced: Friday, 7/25 at 12:00 p.m. PT. Figures revealed at Mattypalooza Fan Panel at SDCC and here immediately after.
Subscription Period Closes: Availability continues until subscription quota is met or Monday, 8/18 at 11:59 p.m. PT, whichever comes first.
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Mattel Begins Campaigning For He-Man & The Masters Of The Universe Club Eternia 2015 Subscription http://insidepulse.com/2014/01/14/mattel-begins-campaigning-for-he-man-the-masters-of-the-universe-club-eternia-2015-subscription/ http://insidepulse.com/2014/01/14/mattel-begins-campaigning-for-he-man-the-masters-of-the-universe-club-eternia-2015-subscription/#comments Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:26:40 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=346565 Mattel’s Scott ‘Toy Guru’ Neitlich posted this on the MattyCollector Facebook page.

He-Fans and She-Ravers,

Happy New Year, everyone! And welcome to the top of another exciting year collecting Masters of the Universe Classics on Mattycollector.com!

Here at the top of 2014 is a very interesting point in the line to take a moment and pause for reflection. Not only on where we have been, but on where we are going as well. We are now into our sixth year of the line (I know we had three releases in 2008, but 2009 was really the first full year). It has been a long and amazing ride. Never in my wildest imagination did I think we would get this deep into the line (almost to our 150th figure!) nor did I think I would have the privilege and honor of getting to head-up the line for this long. Truly a personal dream come true as a toy collector and MOTU fan myself!

As we enter 2014, we are clearly at a turning point for MOTUC. No longer are we looking up a big mountain wondering where the peak will be, but rather it is now the point where we are looking down the other side, celebrating the victory of making the MOTUC Castle Grayskull happen (that was all you guys, you know!) as well as the roadmap to “complete the line.”

Some longtime fans know that MOTUC was originally created and always had the intent of being the most all-inclusive MOTU line possible, incorporating characters from the widest variety of source material – from vintage toys to Filmation and mini comics. All sculpted and designed around the same “buck” (or shared part) system to create one unified universal look for all characters. When we kicked off the line back in 2007-2009, a long term roadmap was created that spread out the releases over many years to ensure that each year had a robust selection and we did not burn through too many hot characters too quickly, leaving far out (at the time) years like 2013 and 2014 with very little to offer.

This initial strategy has paid off very well helping to ensure recent years still contained huge fan-demanded characters like Ram Man and Horde Troopers, all deliberately held back for these years to keep the line fresh and hot.

But the inevitable happened and the cost to produce these figures slowly crept up, to the point that in 2013 we finally had to accept a price increase. Along with this, we heard fans loud and clear that the robust nature of the line was getting a little too robust and under the new higher prices more obscure characters like the Fighting Foe Men or Karatii might not be what most fans wanted.

And we listened to you!

As promised back in 2012 when the 2013 sub was sold, we reworked the original roadmap (which stretched out to 2017/2018) and combined the last few years into two “final” years that would be needed to complete all of the vintage MOTU, POP and A-list most fan-demanded figures from other lines such as NA, 200X, Filmation, mini comics etc. We dropped a lot of the “filler” figures and focused on getting the most demanded figures out there before prices rose to the point that it would cost more to make the figure than fans were willing to pay.
So that brings us to 2014…the first year of the “new roadmap.” I’m pretty confident that I can say we held true to our promise. With 60-70% of 2014 already revealed, I haven’t seen much chatter that the figures revealed thus far are “off the map” and new strategy. One of the more “frustrating” things about working in the toy industry is that it takes 12-16 months for any changes to happen. This meant even when we promised fans a new roadmap during SDCC 2012, it still meant 2013 had to be produced under the original road map/strategy of offering the most robust character selection possible. So there were still a few tail-end obscure characters that made it out in 2013.

That all finally changes!

Now we are finally at 2014, just days away from the first “revised roadmap” figure, Two-Bad , shipping to subscribers. Our goal for the next two years is to crank out all of the remaining MIA characters to ensure the vintage roadmap is complete by the end of 2015. As promised in 2012, we are keeping prices flat in 2014 to the 2013 prices, but it is likely come 2015 there will be a very small price increase (in comparison to the large price increase we had in 2013). But they key takeaway is that in order to deliver on fan expectations to complete the new revised roadmap, we need all the SKUs and slots we can get in both 2014 and 2015. Without a 2015 line, we will be a little short.

That being said, a TON of work from Mattel design, marketing and the Four Horsemen went into crafting 2014 and 2015. Both years add up to be two sides of the same coin. Half of the remaining figures will be offered in 2014 and the other half will be in 2015, should we hit the minimum quota to get a 2015 sub.
There are always going to be personal favorites who may not make the list (Filmation alone has hundreds of characters we have not gotten to!) but once all of 2014 and 2015 are announced and sold, I think for the most part fans will look at the two year line-up and be hard pressed to say “that figure/character should not have been released in lieu of this other one” (i.e., are we not going to release Rio Blast so we can do the Guy in Yellow shorts playing tug of war in the mini-comics? I don’t think so!).

This does not mean in any way 2015 is guaranteed to be the last year of Classics. But standing at the top of 2014, I do feel we are clearly looking down a mountain and not up one. For the most part, fans should have a good idea of who is coming in the next 24 months (just look at the vintage lines and see who has yet to be released!). But in order to pull this off and ensure MOTUC truly reaches its end-goal and full potential, we’ll need your help.

The 2015 sub buy-in is only seven months away and we will truly need full support to make this final year happen. Let’s not lose steam now and let a few figs remain in limbo. Mattel and the whole MattyCollector.com team want nothing more than to go out on a high note. So as we head into 2014 and into the revised roadmap that is here at last, let’s not lose sight of the importance of supporting the 2015 sub. We can only make these figures when we have an audience to buy them. And this line has always been by fans, for fans, driven by fan purchases.
This deep into the line, we are definitely hitting what I call 50% territory. There are a lot of figs set for the next 24 months that about 50% of fans love and 50% might be able to do without. Some POP fans want nothing to do with NA and the same the other way around. I see Madame Razz, for example, getting a lot of “I want her!” posts and just as many “please don’t make her!” posts.

But just as with the diversity of MOTU itself, finishing off this line will take all of us coming together. As an example, POP fans need to support NA figs to get their POP collection finished, and NA fans need to support POP figures to get their NA MIA figs made. I know this may mean not every figure will be for every fan. But this line is truly about coming together. If we all support the next two years, we all win. Should any one “sub” group of fans choose to bail, it will only hurt the chances of making us all happy.

So as we enter 2014, let’s unite. Let’s unite as a fan base and show the whole toy collecting world that there are no fans like MOTU fans. Together we can all make this happen. We have 24 months to go to lock this up. No fatigue now. Not the time to bail.

MOTUC has the very real potential of making EVERY figure from the vintage MOTU and POP lines, as well as A-list characters from other cannons and media. We can make this happen. We are so close now, it is not time to lose steam! It will take all of us supporting all of the figures to make every fan happy. The MOTU fan base in unlike any other toy or brand fan group. We support diversity and work together. When we started this line, we all thought it would be cool to get to six figures and an SDCC item. Now we are standing at an unprecedented point about to make the final leap.

The revised roadmap is finally here. All 2013 figures were part of the old strategy and the old roadmap. It is an all new ball game starting with Two Bad, Glimmer and Hydron this quarter. We have a few surprises left, and again, it does not mean 2015 is THE END. As long as we have support we would love to keep this going. But we do have a clear roadmap for the next two years. This is the time to be more excited than ever. We are so close to achieving a rarely accomplished goal in toy collecting – modern interpretations of EVERY vintage fig.

And one last thing to consider, as we head into 2014 and by Grayskull hoping we get to 2015, fans are going to get A LOT more value in their figures. The characters we have left, for a good part, have a lot more tooling needed. Giant wings, backpacks, tails, and a ton of new parts. If you compare 2014 and 2015 to what we offered in 2009, price value, figure to figure, fans are going to be getting a ton more. Zodac was a new head, armor and gun, Extendar is almost fully tooled and comes with a ton of accessories. 2014 and 2015 will be well worth the price of admission!

I couldn’t be more excited for the next two years and I am so glad to share this experience with all of you. Like we did for the Castle, together we can make this happen. It is all in your hands.

Good Journey!

Scott (AKA “Toy Guru”)
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PSA: Last Day to Subscribe To Mattel’s 2013 DC Universe Classics Club Infinite Earths, He-Man & The Masters of the Universe Club Eternia & The Watchmen Club Black Freighter Action Figure Subscriptions http://insidepulse.com/2012/08/06/psa-last-day-to-subscribe-to-mattels-2013-dc-universe-classics-club-infinite-earths-he-man-the-masters-of-the-universe-club-eternia-the-watchmen-club-black-freighter-action-figure-subscription/ http://insidepulse.com/2012/08/06/psa-last-day-to-subscribe-to-mattels-2013-dc-universe-classics-club-infinite-earths-he-man-the-masters-of-the-universe-club-eternia-the-watchmen-club-black-freighter-action-figure-subscription/#comments Mon, 06 Aug 2012 15:53:34 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=308088 Today is the final day to subscribe to all of MattyCollector.com’s subscription service figures.

-Club Infinite Earths (DC Universe Classics)
-Club Black Freighter (The Watchmen)
-Club Eternia (Masters of the Universe Classics)

Click Here for MattyCollector’s Subscription Page!

As previously reported, both MotU & DCU subs are in great danger of being canceled, and, as of this posting, the DCU sub is not even at the half way point to green light the subscription. This looks like the end of the line for DCU, and MotU might not be that far behind.
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Ask Mattel February 1st Edition (WWE, DC Universe, Masters of the Universe & More) http://insidepulse.com/2012/02/03/ask-mattel-february-1st-edition-wwe-dc-universe-masters-of-the-universe-more/ http://insidepulse.com/2012/02/03/ask-mattel-february-1st-edition-wwe-dc-universe-masters-of-the-universe-more/#comments Fri, 03 Feb 2012 14:03:08 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=288254 Twice a month, Mattel is kind enough to answer questions around the web on its lines, including WWE, DC, Masters of the Universe, Ghostbusters & More. Check out the January Q&A session sorted out by catagory!


DC Comics

Q. Can we expect the All Star line to feature 4 figure waves only, or will there be multi-packs of some kind?
A. The All Stars will differ wave to wave. We know fans like consistency but due to the nature of this retail line, expect it to change up number of figures per wave as well as number of new and re-releases quite a lot wave to wave this year.

Q. Can we expect any news about the future of DC’s 3.75 plans at the upcoming Toy Fair?
A. No. We do not have a DC 3 3/4″ line planned at this time. Maybe down the road.

Q. Why does Mattel keep using grey plastic for white costumes – Captain Cold, Hawk, even White Lantern Flash all look much too dull. Will this be corrected for future products?
A. Usually it is that ongoing conflict between artistic choices and logistics for the line. We will pass this comment to design to see what can be done.

Q. What is the future of the “Action League” line? I’ve been collecting all the Green Lantern related characters and am only missing Kyle Rayner. What are the odds of him being released?
A. The Action League line is going strong with more to be revealed at NYTF. No plans for a Kyle quite yet. Stay tuned!

Q. We’re 20 waves into DCUC (More if we count DCSH) and The figures STILL are prone to breakage at the soft piece connecting the leg to the crotch. (The piece that is supposed to make the leg swivel forwards and back) When are you going to fix this consistent issue? (Reason #1 why I did not subscribe to Club Infinite Earths.)
A. We are constantly working on improving quality and will pass your note to design.

Q. You never really answered the question of what line the Super-Powers Penquin will be in. Could you clarify?
A. That is because we are not ready to reveal this! Stay tuned for more!

Q. In 2011, we saw 6 female DCUC figures (Dove; Star Sapphire Wonder Woman; Saturn Girl; Stargirl; Superwoman; Star Sapphire) We saw 5 new MOTUC female figures in 2011, and by March 2012, we will have a new 5 already! Poison Ivy has been announced but not shown for Club Infinite Earths, and a repaint Supergirl has been shown for the All-Star line. Can we hope for more female superheroes in 2012?
A. Yes, there will be more females in 2012 for sure!

Q. I know that Toy Fair is right around the corner, but could we possibly get a preview of what the new DC Club IE figure packaging looks like?
A. You will see this at NYTF!

Q. It seems with DCUC that accessories for the figures is random at time. Why accessories like the scythe for Nekron or the whip for Catwoman left out, but a character like Bronze Tiger, gets weapons?
A. It is not random, it is just the ongoing conflict with what we creatively want to produce and what time and budgets will allow.

Q. Considering the number and variety of vehicles already produced for the Brave and the Bold line, is there any chance that some of these will be repurposed or re-released as part of the DC Universe line?
A. No, not at this time.

Q. The DCU All-Star figures revealed so far have been an unusual combination of apparent repaints and figures requiring minimal tooling. Would larger waves allow more unique sculpts?
A. There will be some figures with more tooling and others with less depending on the best execution for each character.

Q. With Dark Knight Rises coming this summer, what product lines can consumers expect to see? 6 inch? 3.75 inch? Action League?
A. We will have this to announce at NYTF.

Q. With a fresh slate of DC direct-to-DVD animated movies coming out this year, can we expect any Mattel tie-ins like either the Public Enemies line, or the one-off retailer exclusive figure pack-ins?
A. At this time, no we do not have plans for this in out 2012 lines.

Q. A comment recently that Granny Goodness was not on the cards for Club Infinite Earths as figures that needed 100% new tooling weren’t possible. What exactly is the percentage of new tooling that is workable?
A. Tooling is based on sales. We had a very low sell in rate for the online 2012 DCU sub and therefore we had less tooling to use. We will have to see how day-of sales go and how the 2013 sub sell in rate goes before revisiting other highly tool’d figures. At the end of the day fans vote with their purchase. If DCUC sold as well as MOTUC we could certainly look at fully tool’d figures, but as of now, it does not so we have to be creative with the tooling we do have to use.

Q. Are there any firm plans to bring more Legion of Superheroes characters to either Club Infinite Earths or DC All Stars?
A. Yes in time.





Masters of the Universe

Q. You recently announced changes to the schedule for MOTUC and Club Eternia. Will there be any other delays/reshuffling on any of the other Matty collector lines?
A. You should absolutely expect more changes on all of our online toy lines. It is actually quite nice we have had so few in the past. Running an online toy line is prone to slight delays and these should be expected as a normal part of the line from time to time.

Q. What does Mattel consider a legitimate QC issue that would warrant figures to be delayed or exchanged in mass? For some figures who customers have perceived as having problems, these have been responses from some Mattel reps: “Mossman is not a bath toy.” “It’s not a big deal! Reviewers didn’t notice the backward shoulders.” “The figure is not defective, it just is not working as perfect as we will like.” Recently, we have seen widespread QC problems with Swiftwind’s legs. How defective or “not working as perfect as we would like” would a figure have to be for Mattel to take action on a QC issue? Missing limbs?
A. We don’t have a specific rule for this but we do replace any defective product so if a figure is assembled incorrect you can return it for a corrected item.

Q. A keen observer dissected Bubble Power She-Ra and diagnosed the bad engineering of the v2.0 pelvis creating the ugly “diaper-crotch” look seen on Tallstar and Jewelstar. Please see the attached pics. A byproduct of this effect is that the new body was supposed to make the women shorter, when it in fact keeps them tall and misshapen as seen on Sorceress and Starla. PLEASE, can this be addressed and corrected immediately and successfully before the next female figure is revealed?
A. We will certainly pass this comment along to the design team as we are always trying to improve figures whenever possible!

Q. In MOTUC, the molded unpainted faces just aren’t as nice as the painted faces in MOTUC. Generally, Adora, Teela, Sorceress, Evil-Lyn, Tallstar, and Jewelstar comes through production looking a lot more polished than the waxy unpainted faces of Starla, Queen Marlena, She-Ra, Catra, and especially Battleground Teela. Maybe it’s because the Horsemen completely paint their prototypes, but can Mattel please look into painting skin tone on ALL faces, regardless of the color plastic used for the head?
A. We don’t have an overall rule for how this is handled. It is on a figure by figure bases as determined by the Horsemen and design. But we will pass this suggestion along!

Q. The MOTUC Wind Raider was a smashing success, selling out quickly despite its price tag and lack of inclusion in the sub. Does this vehicle’s success– and the new online home of DC Universe with Club Infinite Earths– change the previous precedent of no 6″ scale vehicles in the DC Universe line?
A. The Windraider actually only performed “okay” for us and therefore we have no plans for more vehicles in the near future.There is just too much tooling involved that is a one time use.

Q. Digital River is requiring damaged or defective Wind Raiders be sent back before a replacement can be issued, but there are now reports that customers who return the defective product are being issued refunds instead of replacements, thus making their collections incomplete. Is there no stock allocated for defectives for vehicles, and will this lack of replacements for defects and damaged items be the same for all subscription products going forward? More to point for the Wind Raider, will it be offered again for those who were issued a refund instead of a replacement?
A. There are still customer service stock of Windraiders available if you have a defective one to send back for a replacement.

Q. What steps have been taken in order to ensure customers that a repeat of the Demo-Man shipping debacle does not occur in the future?
A. Going forward, we have changed policy so we will only ship figures when we are 100% in stock if it is a subscription item. If not, the item will be moved to the next month (as we did with Jan’s Sorceress and Photog figures).

Q. How often do Mattycollector personnel monitor the Facebook page and Mattycollector forums? I know you are all busy people, but it seems like having someone posting regularly and answering questions on the forums could help you connect better with your customers and keep them from becoming panicked and agitated as a lot of MOTUC subscribers did with the Demo Man logistics issues.
A. We try to hit the boards as much as possible, but to manage expectations, the brand managers and designers at Mattel have a lot on our plate and usually online interaction is done during their spare time and off hours. Toy Guru tries to get on as much as possible. Just look at the time stamp on most of his late night and weekend posts!

Q. Has Mattel finalized plans for their Conventions for 2012 or at least where the Traveling Sorceress will be available?
A. We will announced this at NYTF in Feb.

Q. Is the Star Sisters Three-Pack a one-off, or are Three-Packs a possibility for future MOTUC releases?
A. We are not going to force any figures into a 3 pack, but if there is a logical pairing of 3 figures we are open to this option.





WWE

Q. Is there any possibility that multiple packs of WWE figures might be sold at Mattycollector? This would be away to bring collectors a few fan-demanded characters at once!
A. Yes, this is something we are looking into.





Voltron

Q. Recently, the response to early reviews of the Voltron Red Lion & Lance were very positive. We know that the pilots and lions are bundled together, but does Mattel have any plan to sell the pilots separately, as originally planned? Many have voiced a desire to purchase the pilot action figures, but cannot afford to purchased the entire set of lions. Maybe a boxed set of all 5 pilots with the alternate helmets and key stands, minus the collect-n-connect sword parts?
A. This is something we are looking into but no plans to announce yet. Stay tuned. We have heard you!

Q. Voltron’s Lance still has the lighter brown hair of the prototype. While he does pass in that he does have dark brown in the series, Keith and Sven actually have black hair in the cartoon. CAN we PLEASE see this important change in hair color from brown to black in these two pilots since there is still time?
A. Keith is confirmed to have black hair. We are working on seeing if we can make a change to Sven.

Q. We have seen all of Voltron 2012 since SDCC. Will we see any new Club Lion Force items at NYTF or will we have to wait until SDCC?
A. Not at NYTF but possibly at SDCC. We are waiting to see how the Red Lion performs before committing to a 2013 line.

Q. Any chance for packaging pictures for Voltron soon? Will it be at ToyFair?
A. Yes, we will have this up very soon.

Q. Has Club Lion sold well enough to ensure a second year of the subscription?
A. The subscription did not so we are waiting to see how day-of sales go before giving the green lite on a 2013 extension of the line.





Ghostbusters

Q. The Retro Action series seemed to be the perfect outlet for animated-style Real Ghostbusters. However now that it looks like the Retro Action line has run its course, does this increase the chances that we may see some animated Ghostbusters in the Matty Collector line?
A. At this time, there has not been enough interest in the 6″ movie style GB (which is arguably more popular overall) so there are no plans right now to expand to a more tooling intensive animated 6″ line. Maybe one day!





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New He-Man & The Masters of the Universe Classics Figures Revealed at Power-Con http://insidepulse.com/2011/09/26/new-he-man-the-masters-of-the-universe-classics-figures-revealed-at-power-con/ http://insidepulse.com/2011/09/26/new-he-man-the-masters-of-the-universe-classics-figures-revealed-at-power-con/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2011 19:48:01 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=268080 Mattel was at Power-Con this past weekend in Los Angeles, and they have a ton of new stuff on display. Among them, MattyCollector put up some details on upcoming figures.

“Traveling Convention” Figure: Temple of Darkness Sorceress
This is an all-white redeco of the Sorceress, as she was shown in the vintage mini-comic “The Temple of Darkness.” She’ll arrive with her white magic staff and new Orb of Grayskull™ stand (the Orb itself was included with our King Grayskull figure in fall 2010). This Sorceress will be our 2012 “traveling convention” figure, much like the three JLU 3-packs are for 2011. We haven’t locked down the itinerary yet, but we expect NYCC and Power-Con to be two of the shows we attend in 2012. Any unsold units of this special redeco of the Sorceress will be sold on Mattycollector.com in late fall 2012, but you can get her first at Mattel’s traveling shows! (P.S. She will not be sold at SDCC or in any subscription.)

April Club Eternia Figure: Stinkor
It’s the henchman with stench, man! This servant to Skeletor® really smells just like the vintage toy (think patchouli with a little extra sumpin’ sumpin’). Comes with two interchangeable heads, backpack, shield and all-new blaster. Included with 2012 Club Eternia subscriptions.

April Club Eternia “Oversized” Beast: Griffin
Take to the skies with the evil winged steed of Beast Man® and reign terror throughout the light hemisphere! Based on the Battle Cat buck (new head, rear legs, neck, saddle, head and tail), this new beast is the perfect choice for sending wicked warriors soaring into battle. Included with 2012 Club Eternia subscriptions.

April Non-Subscription Item: Snake Mountain Stands

Can’t stand your evil warriors? Here’s your chance to get them in fighting position with this great non-sub item featuring reconfigurable base and rock spikes.

May Club Eternia Figure: Slush Head
The evil goon squad member from the Tri Solar System enters the MattyCollector.com universe at long last. Another great mutant warrior to add to your collection, Slush Head comes complete with arm tentacles, axe and removable head dome you can really fill up with water! Included with 2012 Club Eternia subscriptions.

May MOTU 30th Anniversary Series Figure: The Mighty Spector
Created by our very own Toy Guru, Scott Neitlich, from a childhood sketch, The Mighty Spector is the heroic master of Time Travel. He’s an undercover agent ready to serve the royal household any time, any place. Comes complete with blaster and swapable laser whip/knife (not shown). Included with 2012 MOTU 30th Anniversary Series subscriptions.

These are just some of the awesome items we’ve got planned for 2012. As we recently announced, prices for figures purchased during the monthly sales will be higher than those purchased through the subscription. If you want to make sure you get every one of the subscription figures shown above , plus save on figure prices and combined shipping, then make sure you sign up for both Club Eternia® and the 30th Anniversary Series. But don’t wait… the sale ends Monday, October 3rd at 11:59pm!


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MattyCollector.com Subscriptions Back on Sale, Now Including Masters of the Universe Classics 30th Anniversary http://insidepulse.com/2011/09/16/mattycollector-com-subscriptions-back-on-sale-now-including-masters-of-the-universe-classics-30th-anniversary/ http://insidepulse.com/2011/09/16/mattycollector-com-subscriptions-back-on-sale-now-including-masters-of-the-universe-classics-30th-anniversary/#comments Fri, 16 Sep 2011 17:14:59 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=266170 MattyCollector.com posted the following on their website on re-opening the subscription period:

If you haven’t yet heard the news, the DC Universe Club Infinite Earths subscription is going forward for 2012, with Metron as the oversized club-exclusive figure! We know many of you were bummed you missed the on-sale window and have asked us to reopen the subscriptions. We also heard you when you asked us to offer a subscription for the six MOTUC 30th Anniversary figures. I’m stoked to tell you the answers are yes and yes! Starting Friday, September 16th, you’ll have the chance to purchase subscriptions once more for DC Universe Club Infinite Earths and MOTUC Club Eternia®, plus Voltron® Club Lion Force and the all-new MOTU 30th Anniversary Series*! Here’s a roundup:

Subscription Sale Period
Friday, September 16th at 9 a.m. PT through Monday, October 3rd at 11:59 p.m. PT

Subscription Information
There are no differences between the subscriptions we previously offered and those we’ll sell starting September 16th, and the new MOTU 30th Anniversary Series subscription will operate similarly. Complete product pages will be live soon with all the specifics, but here’s a summary of each. There’s a lot of important information, so please read all the details.

DC Universe Club Infinite Earths
In 2012, DC Universe Club Infinite Earths will be the only place to get true collector 6″ character figures not available at retail, including Poison Ivy, Atrocitus, The Flash 1 and Starman. When you purchase a membership for $30, you’ll be shipped and billed for 9 monthly 6″ figures starting in April 2012 and 3 “oversized” figures (one shipped approximately each quarter, beginning with the second quarter). You’ll also receive the club-exclusive oversized figure, voted by fans to be Metron with his Mobius Chair!

As you know, this club going forward was based on reaching a certain number of subscriptions. Although our goal wasn’t achieved, we want to show our support for fans by moving ahead. In order to make the club work, we crunched the numbers and here’s what we came up with: As a benefit to membership, you’ll be locked in at the advertised subscription rates of $15 for 6″ figures and $30 for oversized figures, plus shipping/taxes/fees. Prices for figures sold outside the subscription during our monthly sales at MattyCollector.com will be $18 for 6″ figures and $45 for oversized figures. The subscription is the only way to guarantee the lower prices and get fan-favorite Metron, which will not be sold at MattyCollector.com!

MOTUC Club Eternia®
Club Eternia is going to be better than ever for 2012! Purchase a membership to Club Eternia for $20 and you’re guaranteed to receive all of the monthly Masters of the Universe® Classics figures released during the year. You’ll also receive club-exclusive Shadow Weaver (our first-ever Filmation character!) and an all-new bonus map poster of Preternia. Figures revealed to date are Sorceress® (January), Fisto™ (February) and Kobra Kahn™ (March). The multipack revealed to date is Princess of Power® Star Sisters™ (Starla™, Jewelstar™ and Tallstar™) that also includes Glory Bird.

Since we launched the MOTUC line in 2008, while costs have risen we’ve worked hard to hold prices for 6″ figures at $20 each. For 2012, prices for figures purchased through the subscription will remain as previously advertised ($20 for 6″ figures, $30-$60 each for beasts/variants/multi-packs). We’re finalizing the numbers now, but figures and other items sold outside the subscription during our monthly sales at MattyCollector.com will definitely be higher. If you don’t already have a subscription, you’ll want to get one when they’re re-opened on September 16th to lock in the 2008 pricing!

MOTU 30th Anniversary Series
By fan demand, we’re offering a subscription to the six very special figures we’ll be releasing approximately every other month in 2012 in celebration of MOTU’s 30th anniversary! Each figure will be a new character created just for the MOTUC line, including Fearless Photog (the winner of the 1985 Create a Figure Contest by Nathan Bitner) and Draego Man by the Four Horsemen. Of the remaining figures, two will be from Mattel, one from Geoff Johns (famed creative director from DC Comics), and the final figure is planned to be the winner of the current Create a Character Contest.

Because this series was created as part of the year-long anniversary celebration, we’ve been given permission from management to also offer these figures to subscribers for the 2008 price of $20 each (plus shipping/taxes/fees), but the price will be higher for figures sold outside the subscription at MattyCollector.com during our monthly sales (pricing to be announced). If you love MOTU, it’s the best way to ensure you’ll receive every one of the MOTU 30th Anniversary Series special releases at the lower price. You can get this subscription whether you have a subscription to Club Eternia or not, but purchasing both ensures you’ll receive every MOTUC figure released in 2012, plus you’ll save on shipping!

Voltron® Club Lion Force
Ready to form Voltron? Then don’t miss our Club Lion Force subscription! When you buy a membership for $15, you’ll be shipped and billed for all the official club figures as they are released during the year – a total of 5 pilot figures in 3 ¾” scale and 5 lion figures. That means you’ll own all 5 lions needed to build the epic-scale 23″ Voltron robot and all 5 pilots needed to complete the Voltron Collect and Connect® Ultra Blazing Sword. Also included is the club-exclusive figure for 2012, Sven, the original pilot of the Blue Lion!

In homage to the series and to make sure you get every figure needed to build the 23″ Voltron and Ultra Blazing Sword, each pilot will come as a set with its corresponding lion, so Keith and the Black lion will come as a set, Hunk and the Yellow lion will come as a set, etc. Prices for the pilots and lions are $50-$65 per set, whether purchased through the subscription or when they are sold on MattyCollector.com during our monthly sales (they won’t be sold separately). That means subscribers will receive paired Pilots and Lions at their doorstep, and if you choose to come to MattyCollector.com to purchase additional sets (or if you don’t have a subscription), you won’t have to go to two separate product pages and risk one or the other being sold out – a single click will be all it takes to put them both in your cart!

Remember, all subscriptions ordered by one person (same email address, credit card, address and shipping method) will ship together, with one exception: The first month that any of your subscription orders ship, subscriptions not purchased together will not ship together (estimated January for Club Eternia® and MOTU 30th Anniversary Series, February for Club Lion Force and April for DC Universe Club Infinite Earths). The second time your subscription ships (essentially the monthly renewal), all of your subscriptions will ship together to the same address (estimated February for Club Eternia, March for MOTU 30th Anniversary Series, April for Club Lion Force and May for DC Universe Club Infinite Earths). So, for example, let’s say you purchased two Club Eternia subscriptions in one transaction during the July on-sale period and two subscriptions during the September on-sale period in another transaction. When the first club figures are released in January, the figures purchased in July will ship in one package and the figures purchased in September will ship in another package. Then in February, all the figures from all four subscriptions will ship together. This only applies to subscriptions that were not purchased in the same transaction. All subscriptions that are purchased in the same transaction will ship together the first month as promised.

For those of you who are hesitant to get a subscription because you want to combine subscription figures with other items purchased during the monthly sales to save on shipping, please know that we’ve heard your requests and the team is working hard to figure out a way to do this. There’s nothing to announce yet (and no guarantees), but if you’re on the fence we encourage you to consider purchasing a subscription so you don’t miss out on the lower subscription prices. Then if we’re able to offer the combined shipping, it’s an added benefit.

One last thing… this special sale is only open from September 16th through October 3rd and the sale will absolutely, positively, we’re-not-kidding not be extended! If you want email reminders so you don’t miss this important event, please click here, and as always, I’ll post on Facebook and Twitter.

PK’s Pulse: This is a great chance for anyone who doesn’t want to pay extra for the DC figures on release day to actually get the sub. Looks like they are taking that same approach with the MOTU 30th Anni sub.
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In Stores Now: MattyCollector.com Releases For June 15 (Green Lantern, Ghostbusters, & Masters of the Universe) http://insidepulse.com/2011/06/15/in-stores-now-mattycollector-com-releases-for-june-15-green-lantern-ghostbusters-masters-of-the-universe/ http://insidepulse.com/2011/06/15/in-stores-now-mattycollector-com-releases-for-june-15-green-lantern-ghostbusters-masters-of-the-universe/#comments Wed, 15 Jun 2011 15:16:47 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=252100 Here are the figures released today on MattyCollector.com at Noon EST.

Ghostbusters
-Winston Zeddemore with Slime Blower (Club Ecto-1 Subscription Figure)

Retro-Action DC SuperHeroes
-Green Lantern John Stewert

Masters of the Universe Classics
-The Faceless One (Club Eternia Subscription Figure)
-Battleground Teela (Club Eternia Subscription Figure)
-Grizzlor
-Whiplash


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In Stores Now: MattyCollector.com Releases For March 15 (Masters of the Universe & Ghostbusters) http://insidepulse.com/2011/03/15/in-stores-now-mattycollector-com-releases-for-march-15-masters-of-the-universe-ghostbusters/ http://insidepulse.com/2011/03/15/in-stores-now-mattycollector-com-releases-for-march-15-masters-of-the-universe-ghostbusters/#comments Tue, 15 Mar 2011 15:52:11 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=239884 Here are the figures that will be available today (at 12noon EST) on MattyCollector.com:

Masters of the Universe Classics:
-King Hssss (Club Eternia Monthly Figure)
-Battle Armor Skeletor (Club Eternia Monthly Figure)
-Evil Lyn
-Princess Adora

Ghostbusters:
-Vinz Clortho (Club Ecto-1 Bi-Monthly Figure)


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