At the time of this post, it's only 15 days until San Diego Comic Con. With time ticking down, you know that there'd be a ton of exclusive announcements and let me tell you, companies have definitely unleashed the floodgates....
After repeated insistence from Matty Collector that the company would NOT be releasing an "Unleashed" Doomsday in any way, shape or form because Club Infinite Earths tanked, Matty has announced that it will, in fact, be relea...
The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.
Other non-DCU containment suit Doomsday SDCC items up for sale include the Monster High Manny Taur and Iris Clops 2-pack, the MotUC Hordak with Imp (but not the Imp as a treasure chest, which was SDCC-only), the Total Heroes Cyborg, the Arkham Knight Batmobile, and "Turbo Charged" Max Steel.
As such, this is a great opportunity to pick up a containment suit Doomsday if you weren't able to make it to SDCC along with, well, some other stuff like that neat-looking Manny Taur.
Greetings, ghouls and spooks! This year there were a ton of new Monster High dolls shown on display that you'll be able to pick up in upcoming months. After recently getting my boyfriend addicted to Monster High, I'm excited ...
For those expecting some cool Masters of the Universe stuff at SDCC, Matty Collector apparently didn't disappoint. There were a lot of new reveals (a few of which were shown early) between the Club Eternia and Etheria selections for the rest of this year and the start of next year, a 2015 Mini MOTU series which features a Mini Snake Mountain, giant Masters figures, and more.
There's an absurd amount of stuff to discuss, but I'll try to hit some of the highlights after the jump.
The WWE section of Mattel's booth was pretty well filled at this year's San Diego Comic Con, with plenty for both old and new fans alike to be happy about. Many of the figures revealed at the panel on Thursday were at the boo...
If you have a slightly uncontrollable love of Minecraft, as I sometimes think I do, then it was perhaps interesting to see a little Minecraft section at Mattel's SDCC booth. Inside that section was a little "chest" you c...
While Matty Collector's DC offerings are drying up, Mattel's DC Comics booth at SDCC showed off a slew of items heading to retail including a rather large expansion to its 4-inch Multiverse line, new items for its Batman Classic tv series including a Yvonne Craig Batgirl, and new Total Heroes offerings.
In addition, the booth featured highlights from the DC Superhero and DC Universe Classics line alongside Matty's final DCU web offerings, the Super Powers wave and the final Club Infinite Earths items.
For four years now, I've made. I've learned that not only is it pretty informational, but there's almost always a surprise in store for the folks who attend. I just happened to get spoiled my first year during the Summer of Punk when CM Punk, with WWE Championship in tow, invaded the panel just after his surprising win at Money in the Bank 2011. I didn't quite know if I'd ever run into another panel surprise that would top that.
Well, somehow, this year turned out to be the best WWE-Mattel panel I've been to, for both the figures they showed off ... and the surprise at the end.
Toy companies can do some odd things when it comes to movie spoilers. In the case of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, for instance, Kenner revealed the villain's secret identity when it left the figure unmasked in the packaging (you know that movie you were going to see in theaters later this week, kids? Wham, spoiled!). The film and toy industries have gotten a lot better in that regard, sometimes because the films will hold off providing character specs to these kinds avoid spoilers.
As such, the Collect-n-Connect for Mattel's Green Lantern line managed to stay reasonably under wraps. The first wave of three figures (GL Hal Jordan, Tomar-Re, and Rot Lop Fan) depicted a mostly darkened out version of Parallax and the three pieces, each an identical tendril, didn't really give much away. When two images finally showed up, I had naturally hoped for the second, cooler-looking version (not caring that he didn't really look like that). Of course, the one we actually got was a lot closer to the first one. I had already picked up a bunch of figures from the wave by this point. What was I to do?
Hit the jump to see how I made the best of a bad situation.
Matty Collector's Scott Neitlich has confirmed via the Matty forums that a Snake Mountain playset is basically off the table.
"At this point it is doubtful we will explore something this large again," said Neitlich, who...
For Ever After High fans awaiting more news after Tuesday's teaser image, the time for the full reveal has come. As predicted, the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive is none other than Cerise Wolf (a.k.a. Cerise Hood), the daughter of Red Riding Hood and the Big, Bad Wolf. She comes garbed in a blood red dress and wolf's pelt, honoring both sides of her lineage. Notice that fangs are visible on this doll, unlike previous versions.
To get your paws on this doll, you have several options, including one for those who can't make it the con. The first option is pre-ordering it for pick-up at SDCC during the Voucher sale at MattyCollector. The sale begins on June 23 at 8 a.m. Pacific for Club Eternia subscribers. For everyone else, the start is June 24 at 9 a.m., provided they haven't sold out of the allocated stock during Early Access. The second option is to simply brave the lines at SDCC and purchase it straight from Mattel's booth. Finally, starting on August 4 at the MattyCollector After Party Sale, everyone will have a chance to purchase a Cerise Wolf from their online store. Priority goes to Club Eternia subscribers, who will be able to order beginning August 4 at 8 a.m. Pacific. And if there are any dolls left, the flood gates will open to the public starting August 5 at 9 a.m. Pacific.
As of yet, we don't know the edition size nor the price of Cerise Wolf.
At this year's San Diego Comic-Con, Mattel is not only bringing Monster High exclusive dolls but an exclusive Ever After High doll as well. A teaser image of the Ever After High figure popped up on Instagram yesterday and fans have already decoded the character and made a solid guess on the outfit. The mention of the character's "big bad" shoes hints towards Cerise Wolf, daughter of Red Riding Hood, being the exclusive doll. More will certainly be revealed in the days leading up to SDCC. Keep your eyes on Tomopop for more updates as they come in.