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Old 10-22-2009, 08:44 PM   #1
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Post your questions for the Mattel Q&A

Starting with the November 15th edition ActionFigureNews.ca will be involved in the bi-weekly question and answer sessions with Mattel. Please post your questions regarding Masters of the Universe, DC Universe Classics, Justice League Unlimited, Ghostbusters or anything else Mattel related in this thread by the 14th and 30th of each month.

Mattel can not answer questions about unannounced figures (i.e. "will you do a figure of Psycho Pirate in 6" scale), productionruns, acquiring new properties or logistics in production.
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:13 AM   #2
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Will Canada see DCUC Wave 10 at Walmarts here? You've "said" in the past that the wave WILL be available internationally, but is this theory rather than fact?
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:32 PM   #3
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Will Canada see DCUC Wave 10 at Walmarts here? You've "said" in the past that the wave WILL be available internationally, but is this theory rather than fact?
Excellent question. We need more like this guys.
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:00 PM   #4
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Since Target stores do not exist in Canada will you be making the exclusives that sell there available to any Canadian retailers? Also DCUC figures are pretty much non-existent at Canadian retailers will you be increasing the amount of exposure that you have in sale isles? Because Wal-Marts up here don't even carry DCUC lines that are exclusive to them let alone the lines that are not.
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:39 PM   #5
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Since Target stores do not exist in Canada will you be making the exclusives that sell there available to any Canadian retailers? Also DCUC figures are pretty much non-existent at Canadian retailers will you be increasing the amount of exposure that you have in sale isles? Because Wal-Marts up here don't even carry DCUC lines that are exclusive to them let alone the lines that are not.
Excellent question about Target exclusives. Maybe Mattel can offer the figures to Zellers like Hasbro does.

Lets keep the questions coming.
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:05 PM   #6
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Will Canada see DCUC Wave 10 at Walmarts here? You've "said" in the past that the wave WILL be available internationally, but is this theory rather than fact?
On the MattyCollector Facebook page, I remember someone mentioned they had contacted Walmart Canada.

Unfortunately, they were told that Walmart Canada will NOT be ordering that wave, as they are not carrying the DCUC line.

So, here are my questions...

1) Given that Hasbro's Marvel Comic lines (e.g. Marvel Universe, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Iron Man animated, Spectacular Spider-Man, Wolverine & The X-Men) sell reasonably well, why has Walmart Canada refused to carry DCUC since the very first wave?

They seem fine with carrying the animated Brave & The Bold line (which do sell) and the Dark Knight movie figures (which nowadays do not sell and have become pegwarmers...at least at the Walmart close to where I live).

2) Will the later DCUC waves be available at Toys R Us, as well as the newer 2-packs (Batman & Clayface, and Superman & Brainiac)?

3) When wave 7 (the Atom Smasher wave) came out at Toys R Us, why did it seem like most stores only got half of the wave?

I never found a single Aquaman, Blue Beetle or Booster Gold at any store (and trust me, I hunted around frequently). I can understand if they were shortpacked, but it was easier to find the reissued figures of Green Lantern and Batman (which I assume would had as much demand) than those 3 particular figures.

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Old 10-25-2009, 08:41 AM   #7
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Regarding the JLU line - which has not been available in Canada since they went U.S. exclusive: is there any kind of plan to make the figures the rest of the planet missed over the years available on Mattycollector.com once their exclusivity period ends?

I know in theory you released new three-packs "internationally", but I haven't seen them, which I suppose is another question altogether.
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Hasbro Canada stated back at TFCon that they pushed hard to get their Wal-Mart exclusive Masterpiece Skywarp on Wal-Mart Canada shelves. Is Mattel Canada "pushing" just as hard to get the Wal-Mart exclusive DCUC wave 10 on Wal-Mart Canada shelves?
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will any mass candian retails get BATSUPER public eneimes toys
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will any mass candian retails get BATSUPER public eneimes toys
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