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2010 SDCC - Mattel's DC Universe Information Round-Up

2010 San Diego Comic Con: Jay Cochran - 2010.07.27
Here is a round-up of information from last week’s San Diego Comic-Con for Mattel’s DC Universe line.

Justice League Unlimited

Justice League Unlimited will continue to be sold exclusively through Target stores and select online etailers. In 2010 you can expect to see new 3-packs and single carded figures that contain mix of in-show characters and fan-favorite ones.

For single carded figures, look for the following characters to be released by late fall:

- Martian Manhunter
- Superman (variant red/blue)
- Captain Atom
- Red Tornado
- Ultraman

For 3-Packs look for the following sets in 2010:

- Batman, The Joker, Gray Ghost
- Delmos, Warlord, Supergirl
- Adam Strange, Animal Man, Starman
- Golden Age Flash, Golden Age Green Lantern, Golden Age Hawkman

Mattle will also be offering a couple new 2-packs on their own website in 2010. These will be released before the holidays:

- Destroyer Darkseid, Kaliback
- Parademon 2-pack

In the early Spring of 2011 look for the following single carded figures:

- Batman
- KGBeast
- B’ wana Beast
- Metallo
- Cheetah
- Hro Talak

For 2011 3-packs you can expect to see the following sets:

- Blue Beetle, Powered Up Fire, Booster Gold
- Guy Gardner, Martian Manhunter, Batman
- Aquaman, Superman, Toyman
- Firestorm, Angle Man, Killer Frost

Action League

Mattel will be expanding their Batman: Brave & The Bold Action League line of mini-figures to the entire DC Universe. These 2 ¼ scale figures will have increased articulation and new poses and be sold as 2-packs.

The first wave will include the following sets:

- Superman vs. Bizarro
- Firestorm vs. Black Lantern Firestorm
- The Flash vs. Captain Boomerang
- Green Lantern vs. White Lantern Sinestro
- Green Arrow vs. Prometheus
- Batman vs. Joker
- Tomar Re vs. Low

Retro-Action DC Super Heroes

Mattel will continue their 8” cloth “Retro-Action DC Superheroes.” They will continue to be sold exclusively through Toys R’ Us stores and select online retailers.

Wave 3 will include the following figures:

- Flash
- Captain Cold
- Wonder Woman
- Cheetah

Wave 4 will include the following:

- Shazam
- Black Adam
- Martian Manhunter
- Darkseid

Starting in February Mattel will offer exclusive Green Lantern Retro figures through their website. They will release one figure per month counting down to the release of the Green Lantern movie. The first two figures will be a Yellow Corps Sinestro and Guy Gardner Green Lantern.

Speaking of the Green Lantern movie, Mattel says they have big plans for GL and their 3” DC Infinite Heroes line. Mattel was short on details right now but stay-tuned to the coming weeks for more details on these.

12" Movie Masters

Mattel will be releasing their 12" Christopher Reeve Superman figure by Christmas 2010. The figure will come with a Lex Luthor toupee and Kryptonite necklace. Look for it to be sold exclusively on Mattel's website.

DC Universe Classics

Mattel’s Toys R’ Us exclusive line of DC Universe Classics vs. Masters of the Universe Classics figure 2-packs will continue with 4 new 2 packs in 2011. Following the He-Man vs. Superman and Skeletor vs. Lex Luthor sets which are already out on shelves, we can expect new sets to include Stratos vs. Hawkman and Mer-Man (Mini-Comic Colors) vs. Aquaman. The remaining two new 2-packs for 2011 have yet to be determined but one possible pairing could see a Trap-Jaw vs. Cyborg set.

For the single carded DC Universe Classics line, look for there to be 4 mainline waves and one wave to be released as a Wal-Mart exclusive. Wave 14 which is the Wal-Mart exclusive wave is shipping to stores now and Wave 15 will ship early this Fall. Starting with wave 16, each wave will have 6 figures instead of 7 (not including variants) and a “Collect-to-Connect” piece to build a bonus figure.

Wave 14 includes:

- Zartana with removable hat
- Gold with removable arm attachments
- Tyr
- Obsidian
- Kamandi
- Green Lantern (Alan Scott)
- Golden Age Hourman
- Collect-to-Connect Ultra Humanite

Wave 15 includes:

- Golden Pharaoh
- Martian Manhunter
- Martian Manhunter Alien Head (Variant)
- Sinestro Corps Batman
- Starman (Jack Knight)
- Starman Classic (Variant)
- Raven (Fan’s Choice)
- Jamm, Son of Saturn
- OMAC (Classic)
- Collect-to-Connect Validus

Wave 16 includes:

- Knightfall Batman
- Classic Robin with modern head
- Classic Robin with vintage head (Variant)
- Creeper
- Jonah Hex
- Mercury
- Riddler (Jumpsuit)
- Collect-to-Connect Bane

Also look for a new 6" Joker figure to join Mattel's Toys R' Us All-Star line. This figure is a repaint now sporting a black suit.

For those of you who can’t get enough Green Lantern this year, Mattel has you covered with a new line of Green Lantern Classics. These 6” figures will be based on heroes and villains from the Green Lantern comic book series. There will be 2 waves and each wave will include a “Collect-to-Connect” figure. Also for the first time, some figures will include swappable heads and arms that can be used on different figures.

Wave 2 will include an original Red Lantern figure that will be sculpted by the Four Horsemen and named by DC’s Geoff Johns. There will also be a special Toys R’ Us 2-pack that features figures of corrected height Sinestro and Hal Jordan.

Wave one will include:

- Kyle Rayner
- Sinestro Corps Mongul
- Black Hand
- Manhunter Robot
- Sinestro Corps Low & Maash - Two Figures In One (Uses the interchangeable arms and heads)
- Black Lantern Abin Sur
- Collect-to-Connect Sinestro Corps Arkillo

Finally look for a Legion of Super Heroes 12-pack. These 6” figure will be sculpted by the Four Horsemen. The set will include a Proty accessory and die-cast Legion Flight Ring. This set will be sold next Spring exclusively on the Mattel website.

The figures included in this set are as follows:

- Superboy
- Cosmic Boy
- Lighting Lad
- Saturn Girl
- Brainiac 5
- Chameleon Boy
- Ultra Boy
- Karate Kid
- Wildfire
- Matter Eater Lad
- Timber Wolf
- Collect-to-Connect scale Colossal Boy
- Invisible Kid (Mattel Joke)


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