NYCC 2009: Mattel & DC Comics: A Heroic Partnership Panel (Images)
Mattel reveals the latest news for their upcoming DC Comics based lines in this panel live from the 2009 New York Comic Con. Mattel's toy designer Bill Benecke and marketing brand manager Scott Neitlich along with the Four Horsemen and DC Comics SVP of Brand Management Cheryl Rubin are on hand today.
Wave 2 Brave & The Bold, Green Arrow, Despero, Plastic Man, Sportsmaster, Batman, Batman and The Adam.
Look for Brave & The Bold Mini's to hit in the summer with singles, multi-packs, boxssets.
Target Exclusive wave 3 JLU singles will be out in March. 3-Packs will be distributed at non-Target stores outside the US.
Wave 3 single JLU Jon Stewart, Booster, Superwoman, Parasite, Dr. Fate
Wave 4, Red Tornado, Volcana, Ultraman, batman Zatana
Wave 5: Aquaman, Deadshot, Batman, Omac, Superman red and blue which will be 50/50
Wave 3 3-packs: Batman Beyond, Cheeta, Prison Luthor and Shade (Shade won't have a cane).
Wave 4: Blackhawk w/Superman and Wonder Woman, also Amanda Waller, Gen Eiling and Batman.
Wave 5: Mr. Miricle, Cyborg, Plasticman - amurai Black Vulcan and Apache Chief
On Matty Collector they will have one new 4-pack each qrt. Brainac 5, Lighting Lad, Saturn Girl and Cosmic Boy of the LOSH. After that look for Shazam, Black Adam, Mary and Wizard.
DC Superfriends will see a new Robin figure along with some repaints of previous characters.
Six Packs will be available online and Wal-Mart.
Look for an animal man pack that will have new sculpt and articulation. Look for images later today.
Anti-Monitor Points: Hang on for SDCC, if you have 50 points you can get a 3 3/4" scale anti-monitor or buy him for $10. Every 25 points will also give you a raffel ticket to win a 30" Anti-Monitor with light up eyes. One will be given away everyday at SDCC.
DCUC: Another Wal-Mart wave is in the works for 2009. They say this one will see better distribution.
Wave 8 Dr. Fate will have a chase version and para-deamons will be 50/50. Giganta will have a mini Atom figure.
2-2packs in 09 from TRU and online. Batman/Clayface and Clayface will have the bendy arms. The second pack is Superman vs. Brainiac.
Wave 9 on shelf in Summer of 2009 will have Black Adam, Deadshot, Green Arrow, Black Canary with real fishnet stockings, Wildcat with blue chase version. Also Mantis (Both version which will be 50/50. Gaurdian and the Collect-To-Connect figure Chemo.
Mattycollector packs will include starting in 4/15 Ultraman and Alex Luger.
They also teased a new 6" Joker coming.
Alot more JLU coming. and a multi-pack coming to SDCC.
On the anti-monitor points if you have say 100 points, you can use that to get 2 3 3/4" scale anti-monitor figures and use those same points to enter the raffel for the 30" 4 times.
Mattel's license doesn't include Vertigo characters.
Owl Man will be coming for JLU line.
Brown Man-Bat of DCUC is coming in wave 10.
the 3 3/4" DCIH Anti-Montior will also be available at MattyCollector.
Hour Man is coming soon for JLU.
Loking for ways to bring Hal Jordan to the JLU line but won't be the Holiday exclusve released several years ago.
They can do characters from the shows or the comics in the DCUC line.
Look for new images from the Mattel booth to coming later today.
No plans for a DCUC Jason Todd figure right now.
They are working on flying bases that will work for all their toy lines. The idea of side-by-side bases was suggested and they said they would consider them.
There is a taller Robin coming from DCIH line.
Possible troop builder wave could be in the works for an upcoming DCUC wave.
JLU line could see Wonder Twins eventually.
Could see some civilian characters in the DCUC.
09 should see 5 wave of DCUC including the 2nd Wal-Mart exclusive line.
Could see some Boxsets for DCUC.
Green Arrow can proberly hold his arrows for the DCUC figure.
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