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Ask Matty – 11/15/11

It’s the middle of the month and you know the drill – it’s time for another addition of Ask Matty!

1. Thanks for showing off Larfleeze for DC retail in 2012, he looks great. One request though, can you PLEASE give him a lantern that has a handle like the standard lanterns? Orange Lantern Lex Luthor had one that was lacking the handle so it would be really nice to get one that can be held in normal fashion.

The Orange Lantern is the lantern of Greed, so the owner must greedily hold it close to his body, hence no handle.

2. Can you please clarify how the Super Powers-esque Penguin shown at NYCC will be released? Specifically what line – Batman Legacy? DCUC Retail?

Hmmm…there was a Super Powers Penguin in the case???

3. Since we are now through June 2012 with our MOTUC product reveals does that mean that is it until Toy Fair 2012?

Likely yes. You may need to wait for NYTF for more reveals. With both Power Con and NYCC we over did it a bit on the reveals!

4. If the Wind Raider is deemed successful in terms of sales so that a second vehicle will be released in 2012, when will we be told you will move forward on a release date?

Regardless of how the Windraider does, there will not be a vehicle in 2012. We are putting our resources for fall 2012 into Granamyr. We may return to a vehicle in 2013, that has not been confirmed at this time.

5. Thank you for answering my previous question about the FilMation character selection, I agree that some of the Horde ladies are very important to have in action figure form. However, much like thye bring a lot female diversity to the Horde, what about the other side of that coin with some of the male Rebellion chracters? Are you looking at characters like King Micah, General Sunder (EASY Horde Trooper reuse) and the Red Knight to bolster the ranks of the Rebellion?

Sure! These are all great characters and if nothing else the Filmation rights have greatly expanded out character base and given us many many more characters to pick from.

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7 thoughts on “Ask Matty – 11/15/11

  1. Will mattel ever post answers to questions about the lineup for The Dark Knight Rises or will they continue skipping around it??

  2. I actually think this response to the SP Penguin question is an indication that something’s going to be revealed very soon. They wouldn’t do that if they didn’t have something coming down the pike.

  3. “Hmmm…there was a Super Powers Penguin in the case???”

    Really, Matty? Playing coy is fine – if you’re a thirteen year old girl on her first date. Thing is, you’re not. If you can’t be bothered to actually ANSWER the questions put to you, then don’t bother with these Q and A’s at all. Your attempts at snark demean the both of us…

  4. Wow, what awesome and useful answers to the DCUC questions. Gee, okay, new question. If Larfleeze/Luthor are supposed to greedily hold their Orange Lanterns, how about you guys give the figures enough articulation to actually do so???

    Seriously, how hard is it to take the mold used for every single other lantern that had a handle?

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