1. Given how notorious MOTUC fans are for being a feverish fanbase and how many MOTUC are completeists (you guys yourselves have basically tailored the market to where MOTUC fan’s CAN’T be cherry pickers) what in the world is the logic behind releasing a character like the Spirit of Hordak at a completely unannounced random time, leaving your fan base frustrated and unamused?
To help recreate the fun and excitement of the retail toy hunt online. We knew this program would not appeal to all of our fans, but for many it is being embraced as very innovative and thrilling.
Editor’s Note: Who are these people? Where are they? I must know, so I can punch them in the face!
2. After the Spirit of Hordak, will there be more random figure drops in the future? Should MOTUC fans just spend every chance they get on the MattyCollector site or what?
Our lips are sealed for now!
3. The Dark Knight Returns Batman from the Batman Unlimited series is a fantastic figure. It appeals to both DC Unlimited collectors and MOTUC collectors. Will Mattel make more DC characters with a similar size, style and design as TDKR Batman, including TDKR Superman and possibly even characters like Wonder Woman?
Those figures would be pretty cool! It sounds like you are a fan of TDKR!
Editor’s Note: Is it any wonder I struggle to get people to submit questions, when we get answers like this?
4. In celebration of the new Superman movie, will we see any comic or classic movie characters slip into the line to help flesh it out some? As an example, in the Superman Returns line there was a Metallo figure.
The Superman movie line is inspired by the Man of Steel film, so there will not be any nostalgic characters in the line up. However what you will see are awesome versions of the characters from the new film.
Editor’s Note: Finally a good answer. Unfortunately, not one I really like. I kind of like the designs of the new 3 3/4 Superman figures and I think Mattel could actually extend the line for a while. Add in a Luthor, a Metallo, etc. I really liked that when Marvel did that with their early movie figures and Mattel did that last time around with the Superman returns toys. Oh well.
5. Now that we’re seeing the DC Universe do battle with the MOTU universe, is there any chance for new figures based off of these battles in the comics?
Not at this time. We did a Superman vs. He-Man 2 pack at Toys R Us a few years ago, but don’t have future crossover packs planed right now.
As always, if you have questions you’d like submitted to Mattel email me or reply here with a question and I’ll try to get it asked. I can’t promise that they’ll answer it or even try if they do, but sometimes we do get gems in there. No matter what your question, I will ask it of Mattel. I’m not sending in this time, but I will for the very next round, so you got some time.