With San Diego Comic Con right around the corner, it’s the time of year to be on the hunt for any little tidbits and leaks that might give us some insight into what we’ll be revealed next week. Yeah, we could wait and be surprised, but where’s the fun in that?
Never mind that the listing refers to the lines as bot 7″ and 6″, Entertainment Earth tends to label Mattel’s DC line that way. The listing is vague, but to me it sounds like a reissue of the nU Batman coming out this summer, the cancelled nU Batgirl, and ideally “classic comic” is referring to the Super Powers Penguin that debuted at SDCC last year without a home.
Soon after, this listing was discovered:
Here we have the majority of the remaining balance of cancelled DC All-Stars figures. Between these two listings and the figures coming this summer, this is everything that we’ve seen or known about DC All-Stars except for the black repaint of Supergirl and Larfleeze. This DC Unlimited line’s first assortment also looks a s”nU”ze-fest for fans of the classic universe that want to see the original line continue, but the Classic Comic Penguin in the Unlimited Batman line gives me hope for classic figures in the Unlimited DC line. And, hey, isn’t DC Direct calling itself DC Unlimited these days?
But all this could mean nothing. Remember the retailers jumping the gun last year and listing that DC Classics “Reign of the Supermen” sub-line? Either way, we’ll know if this is a legitimate listing or not by Friday:
Friday July 13, 12 noon – 1pm Room 25ABC
Mattel Presents: Mattypalooza 2012!
Masters of the Universe® Classics, DC, Ghostbusters™, Voltron® and more! This year’s Mattypalooza will be bigger and better than ever! Get all the latest info on your favorite Mattel collector lines, like Masters of the Universe® Classics, DC Universe™, Ghostbusters™, and a brand new mystery line from MattyCollector.com! For all the insider intel, don’t miss the Q & A with Mattel toy designer Ruben Martinez, Mattel brand manager Scott “Toy Guru” Neitlich and special guests The Four Horsemen. It’s the place to be for the world premiere of tons of new toys and collectibles, including the unveiling of the 30th Anniversary MOTU Create a Character contest winner!
Friday July 13, 3pm – 4pm Room 4
Mattel and DC Comics™: A Heroic Partnership
Fans of Mattel’s popular DC toy lines will find out all the latest news, sneak peeks, and behind-the-scenes scoop on their favorite Mattel/DC action figures, including the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises film, kid and collector releases from Batman™, and more. Get a look at how a toy line is created and participate in the Q&A with a special panel of Mattel toy team members!
It was at last year’s SDCC that the world DC Collectors had been accustomed to virtually imploded with a single sentence. It’s hard to believe, but I’ve only added five DC Classics to my collection this year.
What are you hoping to hear from Mattel this year? Throughout all that’s happened in the last year of DC Classics, I’ve been hoping to see Mattel use the video game branding of DC Universe Online (the game still features all the classic designs after all) to market and sell the old figures. This DC Unlimited line would indicate that won’t be the case again this year.