TNI: There has been a lot of talk about Mattel's toy recall of products due to the use of lead paint. Can you tell us what effect this has had, if any, on the DC Comic lines?
Mattel: The recent recalls of Mattel product does not affect any of the DC Comic lines.
TNI: You mentioned in the last Q&A that Lobo would not be made for the DCUC line because the character was too violent. Since the character has appeared in both the Superman Animated TV series and JLU series and seems no more or less violent than Darkseid, can you go into more detail on why this character won't be used?
Mattel: While many adult collectors enjoy our DC toy line, they are also toy lines aimed at kids. It was felt by the powers that be that Lobo was just too violent of a character to offer for toy stores. Although Lobo was relatively tame on the JLU animated series and Superman the Animated series, his comic books are a bit too violent for children - hence why doing a toy based on this character is off limits. When kids buy a toy they often look for the comics as well, and his comics are not kid friendly!
TNI: When can we expect to see the first wave of DC Universe Classic figures on shelves?
Mattel: January 1, 2008.
TNI: Can you tell us or show us what the packaging for the DC Universe Classic line will look like?
Mattel: The new packaging will be revealed soon. Stay tuned. It will be all new and really eye catching.
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