MATTEL; THE DEATH OF YOUNG JUSTICE AND A WORD FROM MATTY COLLECTOR

Written by on April 11, 2012 in DC, Doc Owen, Mattel, Uncategorized, Young Justice - 2 Comments

Matty Collector message boards are mentioning the fact that Young Justice has been scrapped, both 4 and 6 inch versions. This comes on the heels of the news that DC Universe All Stars was getting the heave-ho.
No official word has come from the company per se, but follow this URL.

http://forums.mattycollector.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8541044647/m/1741069057?r=1741069057#1741069057

UPDATE
This just seen on the Matty Collector Facebook page…

DC Line Update: More Great Toys To Come!
by Mattycollector.com on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 4:52pm ·

Toy Fans,

You may have heard that the time is nearing for the end of the Young Justice toy line. While we’re as bummed as you are, we want to be sure you know this doesn’t in any way mean the end of DC toys from Mattel. In fact, it’s quite the opposite!

Next month kicks off not one, but two new lines: our DC Universe Club Infinite Earths subscription service dedicated to true collector characters you won’t find at retail. The first shipment goes out in May and features an all-new 6” Golden Age The Flash figure. If you missed out on this awesome subscription, a limited quantity will also be available at MattyCollector.com on May 15th at 9am PT. Then, in late May, head to your local retailer and you’ll find The Dark Knight Rises, a kid-targeted Batman™ line. And for 2013, we’re planning an innovative collector-aimed line coming to retail stores.

Keep your eye on this spot and we’ll have more details as they’re available. Our partnership with DC is stronger than ever and we couldn’t be more excited for all the amazing new collector and kid toys to come!

-Matty

Batman Brave and the Bold, Dead!
DC Universe Classics, Dead!
DC Universe All Stars, Dead!
Young Justice, uh, dying…
Green Lantern movie… You know the list.

It looks like tough times in El Segundo, California.

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2 Comments on "MATTEL; THE DEATH OF YOUNG JUSTICE AND A WORD FROM MATTY COLLECTOR"

  1. Sliding Lock Man in PA April 11, 2012 at 11:39 pm ·

    I know a good home for that YJ GL figure though!! ;-P

  2. Cable April 14, 2012 at 8:14 pm ·

    You know: it’s hard to feel sorry for Matty. They had the opportunity with Young Justice to totally jump start themselves in the 3 3/4 – 4 inch action figure line with multiple articulation, just the same way Hasbro is doing with Marvel Universe. But no, Mattel just got greedy and decided to stick with JLU 5 point articulation. As if that wasn’t bad enough, good old Matty then decided to price gouge as well: $9.99 (plus tax) for a 5 point figure???!!! And $19.99 (plus tax) for a 6 inch figure???!!! Greed is what killed the YJ line.

    Matty is a sinking ship without a captain. How’s the subscriptions fiasco working out for you? We’ll charge you to join our subscription service, and you’ll get the figures WE choose, not you. Yeah, that’ll work. And then there’s the latest from Matty:

    ” Next month kicks off not one, but two new lines: our DC Universe Club Infinite Earths subscription service dedicated to true collector characters you won’t find at retail. The first shipment goes out in May and features an all-new 6” Golden Age The Flash figure. If you missed out on this awesome subscription, a limited quantity will also be available at MattyCollector.com on May 15th at 9am PT. Then, in late May, head to your local retailer and you’ll find The Dark Knight Rises, a kid-targeted Batman™ line. And for 2013, we’re planning an innovative collector-aimed line coming to retail stores.”

    Yeah, can’t wait to see the Batman Dark Knight re-paints, and what price they’ve been raised to. Notice the phrase “Kid-targeted”. Can’t wait for Super Friends Batman. Oh, wait….

    Yeah, thanks Matty!

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