| on May 01, 2010, 06:18:00 PM
CriticalMess.Net Mattel Q&A for May 1st, 2010
Gardner Grayle asks:
Can you share with us the reasons why bucks can't be shared across the various six inch lines? Movie Masters, Ghostbusters, WWE, MotUC, Avatar, and DCUC would all benefit from shared bucks.
Each “buck” is proprietary to that line and many times from a different licensor so it can not be shared.
Orko is available for non-SDCC attendees. Is this a deliberate reaction to "Gleekgate?"
Despite what some fans have guessed, Mattel considers Gleek to be one of our best SDCC items to date. The Wonder Twins sold out the fastest and received the most amount of press last year in a big way because Gleek was an exclusive. So, if anything, we are making a deliberate attempt to copy this successful model.
We know some fans were disappointed in not getting a Gleek and some may not get the Spores, Plas’ suitcase or color change Orko, but that is all what makes a limited toy special. Versions of all of these toys will be on Mattycollector.com for those not attending the show, but we will continue to make exclusive product for SDCC just as we have before we had Mattycollector.com. Keldor, She-Ra, Man-Bat in white and Grundy were only available at the show in the past.
Now that we have Mattycollector.com it doesn’t mean every SDCC item will be available for non-show attendees. The goal is to reward the show attendees who made the trek to SDCC by giving them something that’s unique and not readily available to everyone.
Starro - Foam or something else?
More of a rubber with bendy wires; similar but more heavy-duty than Clayface’s arms
Whose idea was it to make Prince Adam the accessory? I want to shake his hand.
That would be the MOTUC team! Many of who will be at SDCC if you want to shake their hand!
John Moores asks:
Are you going to do a Jay Garrick figure with all-brown hair and young features to fit with the young looking classic JSAers so far as well as an old one with white-temples? Could be a good variant and we need both.
We can’t comment on unannounced figures, but you can bet we will race to get Jay into the line sooner then later. As to what style he will be in, that remains to be seen!
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