NYCC 2009: Mattel & DC Comics: A Heroic Partnership Panel (Images)

by Jay Cochran
February 07, 2009
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.

Images from Mattel's DC Booth are loading now and MOTU Booth images coming soon!
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Last 10 comments - ( Read All Posts )
Ares6009 - 2009-02-10 @ 12:37 am
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BigBot84 - 2009-02-10 @ 12:20 am

So are we in a way getting an unmasked batman again? You could hopefully do a head swap.

superpowers1986 - 2009-02-09 @ 10:03 pm

Man that Joker looks to be the classic version. It looks super sweet. I love how this line pays great homage to the Super Powers line (My favorite of all time) its like they take the classics into the modern style. AWESOME

ransomz - 2009-02-09 @ 9:03 pm
I dun bu... Read More
MarvelBoy1974 - 2009-02-09 @ 5:38 pm

I have to get that superfriends 3 pack.

Hopefully one day they will make an El Dorado, WonderTwins, FIrestorm Ronnie Raymond, and Rima figures. El Dorado was one of my favorites because I am Mexican-American and thought it was so cool to have a Mexican superhero when I was a kid. Su... Read More

pooda - 2009-02-09 @ 5:13 pm

if im wrong for this, then wheeljack can slap me silly until wave 9 hits in his area.(damn...that my be forever)(lol) but heres a link to a youtube vid of them showing the new joker fig. when they show it, pause it. he has a mallet, playing cards, and an open "laughing" mouth expression. its obv... Read More

pooda - 2009-02-09 @ 4:20 pm

mattel needs to start giving us the vehicles that go with these characters. i already have a lobo with no bike, now steppenwolf wont have his hover bike either.

Jmacq1 - 2009-02-09 @ 12:30 pm

Man oh man....Steppenwolf was like my all-time favorite Super Powers figure. A DCUC version of that figure would be soooooo awesome.

I find myself curious, though. Right now it looks like DCUC is running an even mix of: JLA/"A-Listers", JSA, and New Gods/"Kirby" figures. I only ha... Read More

Cthulhu5k - 2009-02-09 @ 5:35 am
Ok, that sounds better. The Question won some poll, and will be released as a DCUC figure this year, am I right?

Given that the leaked Walmart list for future waves was correct, I'm guessing that is also true. And Steppenwolf is coming out as well along with Forager and a few others.

MrImpossible - 2009-02-09 @ 5:03 am

Ok, that sounds better. The Question won some poll, and will be released as a DCUC figure this year, am I right?

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