Ask Matty – December “15th” Edition
MOTUClassics.Com Asks: Octavia’s tentacles have us worried about Squeeeze, but we noted that Mattel’s NautKeLoi from the GL line featured a great internalized articulation design. Is something like that possible within MOTUC’s budget?
Anything is possible, but we simply don’t have a Squeeze in the works right now so we simply can’t offer a clear direction.
MOTUClassics.Com Asks: Does Mattel have an upper cap on how much product they’ll put out for a particular toy line in a calender year? While the total number of SKUs for MOTU has dropped in 2013, the Castle has equalized out the price to consumers to be about the same across both years. Is that by design?
No, we don’t have an overarching rule like this. It changes year to year to year.
DCClassics.Com Asks: The number of figures in the DC & Batman Unlimited reveals has changed up with each announcement. Is Mattel working towards a set number of figures per release or will it continue to change?
The DC Unlimited and Batman Unlimited figures are released in mixes, not specific waves like DC Universe Classics. There are a number of different factors that go into determining which figures will be in which mix, and there is no set number of figures.
DCClassics.Com Asks: We know both companies plan their product lines well in advance, but both Mattel & DC Collectibles are now heavily overlapping in terms of character selection. Is there no coordination between the two companies? Would it not be better if the lines were producing different characters or does Mattel prefer to be offering similar product?
We do our best to coordinate with our partners at DC and DC Collectables but with so many uncontrollable factors in the toy industry it is not always easy to be 100% coordinated all the time.
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