2011 Toy Fair: Mattel Report On MOTUC, Ghostbusters, DCUC, Green Lantern, Voltron & More
by Jay Cochran
February 13, 2011
We have already shown you the images from the Mattel showroom at the 2011 New York Toy Fair and now here is a run down on information for Mattel products revealed to us today by Mattel's own Scott Neitlich.
Green Lantern toy line will be out on May 1st 2011 with the move hitting theaters on June 17. There will be several lines aimed at kids and collectors who will see a 6" Movie Masters line. There will also be some over-sized Movie Masters figures available exclusively on MattyCollector.com. Characters like Kilowog and Green Man will be part of this over-sized offering. There will be 12 6" Movie Masters figures and each one will come with a Collect-To-Connect Parallax figure
There will also be a cool 12" Hal Jordan movie figure that has a infer-red sensor that works with a power ring you can wear. When you wave the ring in front of the figure it cause it to light up and to speak phrases from the movie in Ryan Reynolds voice, things like the Green Lantern oath. That to will be exclusive to MattyCollector.com.
For Masters of the Universe Classics, look for King Hiss and Battle Armor Skeletor to be released in March as well as some re-releases like Evil Lynn, Count Marzo and Adora.
April will see the release of the club figure Cyclone and the over-sized beast Panthor, as well as the release of the weapons rack.
May will see the release of Catra which will have two removable masks and wick comb along with her sword. Mattel will also put Stratos back up for sale, this will be remaining stock from the last time this figure was on sale, so quantities will be limited.
June will see the release of the Faceless One which will have a light-up havoc staff. As a bonus figure, look for Battleground Teela to see release in June as well. This figure is based on an appearance in a DC Comic book back in 1983.
July will see a release of Clawfull who will come with all-new shield.
August will see the release of Man-E-Faces which will have a "secret accessory" that they are not yet ready to reveal. Megator which is another over-sized figures will also see release in August and also have a "secret accessory" they aren't ready to reveal yet.
Look for a poll to begin on Mattycollector.com tomorrow where fans can decide on the final deco for the Man-E-Faces figure. The mini-color version or the version the original toy had. This however doesn't mean that eventually both versions won't see release.
Swiftwind will be the final over-sized beast released in 2011. There will also be a new She-Ra figure released that will see fixes to it so that the figure will be able to sit on the horse. It will also have a maskless head and tooled with a new female body. It will be sold as a separate figure on the same day Swiftwind goes on sale.
For DC Universe Classics, Mattel had on hand waves 17 and 18. Wave 17 is a Blackest Night wave and 18 is a Super Powers wave. This wave sees the release of Black Vulcan, El Dorado, Toyman, Apache Chief, Modern Captain Boomerang and Bronze Tiger that will have a human head and a tiger one.
The Legions Of Super Heroes 12-pack will be released on August 15, 2011 on MattyCollector.com. The full pack will be on display at SDCC.
This will be the final year for Justice League figures. Though Young Justice will pick up where JLU left off. For JLU we will see 3 new retailer 3-packs (Future JLU, Vandal Savage with future Superman and the Mongul pack with Batman and Wonder Woman. There will also be new single packs that includes the likes of S.T.R.I.P.E which will have a human head and helmeted head. JLU will also see 1 final 7 pack that will come out in the fall. They are saying who will be in it, but as a clue it will include the final 7 "card carrying" members of the JLU team that have not yet been made in figure form. Look for these to be revealed at comic-con.
Young Justice will see figures in the 4.75" scale and the single packed figures will come with collect-to-connect Hall Of Justice pieces. This won't be a playset, but more like a 3D type diorama to display your figures on. There will also be 2-packs with a hero and sidekick tpye theme, like Superman/Superboy, Batman/Robin and so on. There will also be villain 2-packs as well.
Young Justice figures will also be done in the 6" scale as well and include some very intricate display bases. These will have a more animated look than the regular DCUC figures.
Batman will see a new line this year called the "Legacy Line" which is to help build up to the excitement of the 3rd Batman movie. This line will see single carded figures and 2-packs. The single carded figures will all be comic book style figures and the 2-packs will be movie based characters from the first Nolan Batman film and figures from Batman video games like the upcoming Arkham City game. Single packs for this line will include Modern Age Batman, Golden Age Joker, Mr. Freeze. The two-packs will include Arkham City Two Face/Batman and Batman Begins Proto Suit Batman/Lt. Gordon.
For Voltron, look for the first figure to be sold at SDCC as an exclusive, and expect to see the first products be revealed their as well. They do say that these will be Voltron toys you've been waiting for since childhood and your going to get something really big and really buildable in the right scale. There will be a collector line and a line backing up the new cartoon.
For WWE look for a Eddie Guerrero and Diva Natalya in the Legends line.
Ghostbusters will see 3 new figures which include Louis Tully who will be called Vinz Clortho Key Master Of Gozer. It will have two swappable heads and a dog head he can put on. The figure will also have a pizza slice and bowl of popcorn. In April we will see the release of a 12" 2-pack that features Winston and Peter Venkman from Ghostbusters 2. The prototypes for these shown today had the wrong head on for Winston and the wrong uniform on for Peter. This set will have a ton of accessories including a possessed toaster. This will cost $120. There will be a second 12" 2-pack revealed at SDCC.
In other 6" figures we will see the release of Egon with lab coat who will come with two PK Meters (wind up and wind down) as well as the Library Ghost. July will see the release of Winston with slime blower. This figure will have a retailed chest and correct gear.
Back To The Future products are coming in mid 2012. They only have the rights to Doc and Marty at this time and the Delorian, so look for different versions of those two characters from all 3 movies to be released in various scales.
No price increases on DCUC or Matty stuff in 2011.
Mattycollector will be going on the road in 2011 and attending 4 conventions this year. The c2e2 convention in Chicago, Wondercon in San Fransisco, DragonCon in Atlanta and New York Comic Con. This is on top of San Diego Comic Con. They will be selling 3 3-packs of JLU figures. If they don't sell out of these at the cons then they will put them on sale on their website at the end of the year.
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