‘Ask Matty’ For October 1st – Your Questions Answered By Toyguru
We received our questions back from Scott Neitlich “Toyguru,” Mattel’s Marketing Manager for all toy lines sold on Mattycollector.com. We want to thank Scott once again for taking the time to answer these questions!
Q: Since the trunk on Snout Spout did not work out as intended with the foam material cracking when it’s posed, would it be possible to someday get a replacement head before the line ends? I would be more than happy to pay a reasonable amount to replace the one defective one I have. Thanks!
Toyguru: At this time it is a hard thing to get into the line. Heads are very expensive and we don’t have a figure right now we can offer an additional plastic Snout Spout head with.
Q: The planned head pack for MOTUC is something that many of us has been asking for years. How will this work if the heads are only 200X? Can you only make heads for current and upcoming announced figures or can you also make a head for an unreleased/unannounced figure like Evil Seed or Hawk if there’s enough demand for it?
Toyguru: At this time an item like this is so speculative that we simply don’t have any details. It is simply something we are exploring and gaging fan interest in.
Q: You recently stated that there are more 200X figures coming in 2014 and 2015 after Dactys, but what about concept characters? They might not work in the subscription now, but has the door closed on those forever?
Toyguru: The door has not closed, but for the remainder of 2014 and 2015 (assuming there is a 2015 line) we are going to focus on the most needed figures for the line. Concept characters may have to wait for 2016 and beyond.
Q: If it is not possible for DC Infinite Earths 2014 figures to be sold on Mattycollector next year, is there a chance to get more DC exclusive figures in another style on Mattycollector?
Toyguru: At this point we are exploring whether or not a small handful of DCU 6″ figures may be possible to release in 2014, but there most certainly will not be a full year’s line now that the sub did not go through.
Q: Will Mattel show off any new reveals this year at NYCC?
Toyguru: Yes lots of new stuff will be at NYCC!