Matty Collector Reveals Mattel SDCC Exclusives — Day 2!

Matty Collector - Mattel - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - HeaderMatty Collector will be revealing their Comic-Con 2013 exclusives this week. Today, it’s the DC Man of Steel™ Movie Masters® Superman™ vs. General Zod Movie Pack and Hot Wheels® Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper. Their press release follows below.


Every weekday starting Monday April 29th and ending Friday May 3rd, we’ll reveal a new SDCC product. That’s ten total, plus we’ll add one or two surprises later in May or June just to keep it all going. Make sure you check back every day so you don’t miss a single one!

We’ve also got news about the SDCC Voucher Pre-sale, SDCC’s Most-Wanted Sale, and where you can see these products live on display. Click here for all the info.


DC Man of Steel™ Movie Masters® Superman™ vs. General Zod Movie Pack
This 2-pack brings to life the super charged battle between two powerful Kryptonians, Superman™ and the General Zod, an exciting diorama set in the city of Metropolis! The package features lights that simulate Superman’s Heat Ray vision, and shows off the Kryptonian’s super strength and flying ability. The diorama is completed with sound effects to help bring the scene to life. Full image will be available on 6/17.

This product will be available for pre-order at MattyCollector.com on June 4, 2013, to be picked up at San Diego Comic-Con (details to come). It will also be available for purchase at the show, then at MattyCollector.com on August 5, 2013.

TM & © DC Comics.

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Hot Wheels® Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper

In the desperate search for the fabled thirteenth colony, surviving pilots from the Twelve Colonies fly these single-person crafts, ever watchful for enemy Cylons. You’ve waited for many yahrens… now you can celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the original 1978 TV show with this finely detailed replica Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper! In 1:64 scale with VUM finish and die-cast body and chassis, this fighter plane comes on a commemorative blister card that evokes the original Mattel packaging and fits seamlessly into your vintage collection.

This product will be available for pre-order at MattyCollector.com on June 4, 2013, to be picked up at San Diego Comic-Con (details to come). It will also be available for purchase at the show.

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Matty Collector Reveals Mattel SDCC Exclusives — Day 1!

Matty Collector - Mattel - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - HeaderMatty Collector will be revealing their Comic-Con 2013 exclusives this week. Today, it’s the Masters of the Universe® Classics Rokkon™ & Stonedar™ 2-Pack and Hot Wheels® Battlestar Galactica Cylon Raider. Their press release follows below.


Every weekday starting Monday April 29th and ending Friday May 3rd, we’ll reveal a new SDCC product. That’s ten total, plus we’ll add one or two surprises later in May or June just to keep it all going. Make sure you check back every day so you don’t miss a single one!

We’ve also got news about the SDCC Voucher Pre-sale, SDCC’s Most-Wanted Sale, and where you can see these products live on display. Click here for all the info.


Masters of the Universe® Classics Rokkon™ & Stonedar™ 2-Pack

The Comet Warriors have arrived! This 2-pack of vintage MOTU Rockmen figures includes the young and excitable Rokkon™ and the wise and heroic Stonedar™. Recreate the Filmation look with snap-on arm and leg armor, or go bold(er) and transform into full rock mode with the additional snap-on front piece! Each figure also comes with trademark laser gun that they can hold, or can be snapped into chest. These figures, sculpted by the Four Horsemen, come in window box packaging and are not part of Club Eternia.

This product will be available for pre-order at MattyCollector.com on June 4, 2013, to be picked up at San Diego Comic-Con (details to come). It will also be available for purchase at the show, then at MattyCollector.com on August 5, 2013.

Masters of the Universe Classics Rokkon and Stonedar - MOTU - SDCC 2013 Exclusives - Mattel - Matty CollectorMasters of the Universe Classics Rokkon and Stonedar - MOTU - SDCC 2013 Exclusives Box Front - Mattel - Matty Collector Masters of the Universe Classics Rokkon and Stonedar - MOTU - SDCC 2013 Exclusives Box Back - Mattel - Matty Collector


Hot Wheels® Battlestar Galactica Cylon Raider

Destruction of the Twelve Colonies and the human race is the objective, and the Cylons will stop at nothing to achieve their goal. Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the thrilling TV show with this 1:64 scale Battlestar Galactica Cylon Raider! Featuring VUM finish and die-cast body and chassis, this detailed replica comes on a commemorative blister card recalling the look of the original packaging from 1978. A perfect addition to any vintage collection, and a must-have for Battlestar Galactica fans!

This product will be available for pre-order at MattyCollector.com on June 4, 2013, to be picked up at San Diego Comic-Con (details to come). It will also be available for purchase at the show.

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FOX Opens FanFront Event to Fans After Their Upfront Presentation!

FOX Upfront 2013 - Join the Extraordinary - FanFront - HeaderImmediately after the network presentation of its fall schedule to industry reps, fans will be able to mingle with stars from its new and returning shows. The annual event is being turned into a fan event by FOX (FOX FanFront).

The event is free to those who are lucky to RSVP right away… via email or calling (646) 745-1570. If you are one of the lucky persons to be allowed in, you’ll be with stars from the network’s yet-to-be-announced new shows as well as returning hits The Following, Bones, Glee, New Girl, The Mindy ProjectRaising Hope, American Idol and The X Factor

Supposedly there will be a surprise musical performance and some swag will be available. Fans are also encouraged to submit questions for talent on their Facebook page and via Twitter. It will be interesting if this gives FOX a boost in their followings for the shows or give them a reason to cancel shows faster…

NBC Announces Five Drama Series Renewals for Next Season REVOLUTION, CHICAGO FIRE, PARENTHOOD, GRIMM and LAW & ORDER: SVU are all due back for 22 episodes

NBC - Grimm - Revolution - Chicago Fire - Parenthood - Law & Order Special Victims Unit - HeaderDramas Revolution, Chicago Fire, Parenthood, Grimm and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit All Returning for 2013-14 Slate

All have been given 22-episode orders.
The announcement was made by Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment.

“On the verge of our 2013 fall scheduling decisions, we’re pleased to renew five drama series that will be important to our new season line-up,” Salke said. “We’re proud and very appreciative of all of the actors, producers, writers and directors who work so hard to deliver such high-quality work week in and week out. These complex shows represent a broad range of genres and tones, and all of them stand out for us in a television landscape now filled with one-hour series. We’re especially pleased to be renewing Revolution and Chicago Fire – two first-season successes – and there will be more returning series announcements made in the next couple of weeks.”

Revolution, the Monday night drama that centers on a family trying to reunite amidst a worldwide power failure, is executive produced by Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk (“Lost,” “Star Trek”). The series is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises and Warner Bros. Television.

Revolution is the season’s top-rated drama on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox and top-rated new series among those networks in adults 18-49, scoring a 4.6 rating, 12 share and 11.8 million viewers overall in “most current” averages for the season to date. Revolution has teamed with The Voice to help improve NBC’s Mondays this season versus last by 24 percent in 18-49 (with a 3.6 rating vs. a 2.9).

Chicago Fire, from Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dick Wolf and creators Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, goes inside a Windy City firehouse and the lives of those who engage in one of our nation’s noblest professions.

In addition to Wolf, Haas and Brandt, executive producers also include Matt Olmstead, Joe Chappelle, Danielle Gelber and Peter Jankowski. The series is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films.

Chicago Fire has topped its premiere audience of 6.6 million persons a total of eight times this season, and the only other new drama on the broadcast networks to have done it even once this season is NBC’s Hannibal. Chicago Fire originals have improved the time period versus year-ago results by 24 percent (“live plus same day”).

Parenthood, adapted from the 1989 feature film, examines the colorful Braverman family, and all its foibles and triumphs. The series is executive produced by Oscar winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer (“A Beautiful Mind,” “Frost/Nixon”), Emmy winner Jason Katims (“Friday Night Lights”) and Lawrence Trilling (“Pushing Daisies”). The series is produced by Universal Television and Imagine Entertainment.

Parenthood grew this season versus last by 8 percent in adults 18-49 (to a 2.8 rating from a 2.6) and also increased by 8 percent year-to-year in total viewers (7.1 million vs. 6.6 million). This season’s last seven Parenthood telecasts beat both the ABC and CBS drama competition in the time period in 18-49.

Grimm, inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales, is a Universal Television and Hazy Mills production. The series was created by Stephen Carpenter, David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf. Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner and Norberto Barba also serve as executive producers along with Greenwalt and Kouf.

Grimm is Friday’s #1 series in adults 18-49 and is up versus one year ago by 14 percent in 18-49 rating (with a 2.4 vs. the year-ago 2.1, “most current”) and is up 12 percent in total viewers (6.9 million vs. 5.2 million).

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit will enter its 15th season for NBC. The series chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, an elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is a Wolf Films production in association with Universal Television. Dick Wolf is creator and executive producer. Warren Leight, Julie Martin and Peter Jankowski are also executive producers.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit originals this season have improved the time period versus year-ago results by 70 percent in adults 18-49 (“live plus same day”) and are building on the time slot’s lead-in by 31 percent in 18-49 and 70 percent in total viewers.

For embeddable clips and full episodes from NBC shows, please visit NBC.com.

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via NBC Press Release

Nerd HQ 2013 Volunteer Recruitment Has Just Opened!

Nerd Machine HQ Comic-Con 2012 SDCC HeaderThe Nerd Machine has just announced their volunteer recruitment for Nerd HQ 2013. You must be 21 or older to volunteer, but if you do I’m sure you’ll have a great time and have lots of opportunities to meet new people! The Nerdolution begins Thursday, July 18 and runs through Sunday, July 21.

Here is the link to their volunteer application for the Nerd Army! Good luck and have fun!

Zach Braff Needs Your Help to Fund His Next Movie!

Zach Braff - Wish I Was Here - Kickstarter - SDCC - Comic-Con - HeaderZach Braff has a project on Kickstarter to make a movie called, Wish I Was Here. This is his follow up to Garden State. He didn’t want to sacrifice anything to hurt the movie doing a typical financing deal, so he turned to Kickstarter. He should be pleased with the outcome of this! Go check out his project… It’s already heading towards his target on the first day! Zach is already over one-third the way to his goal of $2,000,000.

Oh, and by the way… He’s going to be filming parts of the movie at Comic-Con!

Update: Zach found a larger venue for the screening in New York City!

Zach Braff - Wish I Was Here - Advance Film Screening and QnA in New York City - Kickstarter Zach Braff - Wish I Was Here - Advance Film Screening and QnA in New York City for Two - Kickstarter

Syfy Will Launch Its First Ever Mobile Game with LOST GIRL: The Game!

Lost Girl - The Game - Syfy - Mobile App - HeaderAVAILABLE ON IOS AND ANDROID DEVICES BEGINNING MONDAY, APRIL 22 IN CONJUNCTION WITH LOST GIRL SEASON THREE FINALE

Marking Syfy’s first ever entry into the mobile gaming space, Syfy Ventures today announced it is launching Lost Girl: The Game, a free mobile gaming app available for download on iOS and Android devices. The all-new game offers fans of the sexy, supernatural drama, an interactive, mission-based experience inspired by the popular Syfy original series.

Lost Girl - The Game - Syfy Mobile - Screenshot 001Lost Girl: The Game will launch together with the Season 3 finale of the series, which concludes on Syfy Monday, April 22 at 10PM (ET/PT).

Lost Girl - The Game - Syfy Mobile - Screenshot 002Featuring an original storyline, written by the series’ writers, The Game invites fans to create a customized Fae character that they can use to venture through exciting new mysteries set in the virtual world of Lost Girl. Users can get a taste of the world of the Fae by creating their own avatars, embarking on missions and uncovering hidden objects, in order to score points and unlock levels.

“Fans of Syfy’s Lost Girl will have a new platform to explore the Lost Girl world,” said Jeff Li, Vice President, Syfy Ventures. “Our Lost Girl fans are clamoring for new ways to engage with the hit series.  We are thrilled to work with our media partners at Shaw Media and Prodigy Pictures to bring Lost Girl to new platforms.”

Lost Girl - The Game - Syfy Mobile - Screenshot 003Lost Girl: The Game was developed by Complex Games.

Lost Girl will return for a fourth season on Syfy in 2014 with 13 all-new episodes. During its third season, Lost Girl is the #2 original cable drama in Adults 18-49 in its time period, averaging 1.3 million total viewers based on most current data.

Lost Girl - The Game - Syfy Mobile - Screenshot 004Lost Girl follows supernatural seductress Bo (Anna Silk), a Succubus who is a Fae creature of legend and folklore living among humans. Bo refuses to choose an allegiance to either the Dark or Light Fae clans, leading her on a personal path of discovery. Lost Girl co-stars Kris Holden-Ried (The Tudors, Underworld 4) as “Dyson”; Ksenia Solo (Life Unexpected; Black Swan) as “Kenzi”; Zoie Palmer (The Guard, Instant Star) as “Lauren”; Rick Howland (Billable Hours, Murdoch Mysteries) as “Trick” and K.C. Collins (Owning Mahowny, Doomstown) as “Hale.”

Lost Girl - The Game - Syfy Mobile - Screenshot 005Lost Girl was developed by Prodigy Pictures, in association with Shaw Media and Showcase. Executive producers are Jay Firestone and Emily Andras. Vanessa Piazza is producer. Produced by Wendy Grean. Lost Girl is produced with the participation of the Canadian Media Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian cable industry, and with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit Program.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.  NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.(Syfy. Imagine greater.)

Zoie Palmer

THOR: THE DARK WORLD Poster

Thor - The Dark World - Marvel - HeaderMarvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself.  In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

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Hallmark Introduces 2013 Exclusive Keepsake Ornaments at SDCC, NYCC and D23 Expo!

Hallmark - Man of Steel - Superman - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - HeaderHallmark continues its participation at the nation’s largest pop culture fan conventions with four Keepsake Ornaments exclusively developed for 2013 events.

Three ornament designs will be sold in limited quantities at Comic-Con International, to be held July 18-21 in San Diego, Calif., and at New York Comic Con, set for October 10-13 in New York City:

  • Wrath of the Rancor™ – Created especially for event sales, this ornament captures Luke Skywalker’s struggle with the savage creature dwelling below Jabba the Hutt’s palace as seen in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi™.Hallmark - Wrath of the Rancor - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusive
  • U.S.S. Kelvin™ – As featured in the 2009 Star Trek movie, this Federation starship exclusive is a “battle-scarred” variant of the same Keepsake Ornament available starting in July in Hallmark Gold Crown® stores.Hallmark - Star Trek - U.S.S. Kelvin - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusive
  • Man of Steel – Inspired by this summer’s big-screen adventure of the same name, Superman is the subject of this event-exclusive Keepsake Ornament. Details and images of this ornament will be announced later this year.Hallmark - Man of Steel - Superman - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusive

At the D23 Expo 2013, slated for Aug. 9-11 in Anaheim, Calif., Hallmark will offer limited quantities of one design:

  • Cinderella’s Castle – Featuring battery-operated light and sound, this exclusive Keepsake Ornament will boast a different look from the ornament available starting in July in Hallmark Gold Crown stores.Hallmark - Cinderella's Castle - Disney D23 Expo 2013 Exclusive

More information about Hallmark’s plans for these fan events will be announced closer to the respective dates.

Starting April 15, the 2013 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Dream Book showing this year’s entire line of Keepsake Ornaments will be available in Hallmark Gold Crown® stores and online at Hallmark.com.

About Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hallmark makes the world a more caring place by helping people express what’s in their hearts and spend time together – a privilege few other companies in the world enjoy. Hallmark greeting cards and other products are found in more than 39,000 retail outlets in the United States, including the network of flagship Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. The brand also reaches people online at Hallmark.com and on television through Hallmark Hall of Fame original movies and cable’s top-rated Hallmark Channel. Worldwide, Hallmark offers products in more than 30 languages available in 100 countries. This privately held company is based in Kansas City, Mo., and is led by the third generation of the founding Hall family. Visit http://corporate.hallmark.com for more details.

via Hallmark Press Release

Matty Collector Announces San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Exclusives Pre-Sale Info

Matty Collector - Mattel - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - HeaderMatty Collector (Mattel) announced San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives Pre-Sale information. Actual exclusives have not yet been announced, other than the 6-inch Batusi Batman figure from the BATMAN Classic TV Series line. Updates will be coming as soon as info is released.


5/15 Sale Announced: Karatti™ & More
Plus SDCC Sales & Save $4 On May Shipping!

Toy Fans,

We like you. We really, really like you. So as our way of saying “thank you” for being our loyal customer, we’re taking $4 off the cost of shipping for every order that contains a May release product! The discount applies to all May subscription orders as well as purchases made at MattyCollector.com between 5/15 9am PT and 5/16 9am PT. As long as your order has one of the May products on the list below, you’ll save $4 on shipping. Read on for everything you need to know about our May sale, plus get dates for our SDCC voucher and “Most Wanted” sales…

May 15th Monthly Sale

All May subscription orders and purchases made at MattyCollector.com between 5/15 9am PT and 5/16 9am PT that include a product on this list will receive a $4 discount on shipping! If you’re a subscriber, the discount will automatically apply and show on your invoice. For orders placed between 5/15 9am pt and 5/16 9am PT, the discount will automatically apply when you checkout.

  • DCU Wally West The Flash (Club Infinite Earths figure)
  • Watchmen Silk Spectre (Club Black Freighter figure)
  • MOTUC Karatti™ (Club Eternia® figure)
  • MOTUC Fighting Foe Men™ 3-Pack (Club Eternia® “quarterly” release)
  • MOTUC Evil-Lyn® (remaining customer svc. stock, subject to Early Access sellout)
  • MOTUC Slush Head® (remaining customer svc. stock, subject to Early Access sellout)

Early Access

  • Starts Tues 5/14 at 8am PT and ends Weds 5/15 at 8am PT (subscribers only)
  • Products Available: Evil-Lyn® and Slush Head®

Please remember that quantities are limited and these products are subject to sellout during Early Access. If any remain after Early Access ends, they’ll be made available to the general public on 5/15 at 9am PT. Early Access products are sold separately from subscription products so shipping can’t be combined with subscription orders or orders placed at MattyCollector.com during the regular monthly sale. Early Access products purchased together do ship together when the shipping address/payment information is all the same.

May Subscription Key Dates

  • Subscriptions Renew/Cards Charged: Starting Friday, May 10th
  • Subscription Orders Ship: Starting Monday, May 13th

San Diego Comic-Con Sales

Everyone’s favorite time of the year is right around the corner! You know we’ve cooked up some serious must-have toys but we’re not ready to show you what they are just yet. We’ll reveal them later this month and tell you which ones will be available for pre-purchase and pick up at the show, which ones are show-only, and those that will be available here on MattyCollector.com. For now, here are the dates you need to know:

  • 6/4 at 9am PT: San Diego Comic-Con Voucher Pre-sale (pick up only at SDCC)
  • 7/18 – 7/20 Pick up items ordered during the Voucher Pre-sale at SDCC
  • 7/18 – 7/21: San Diego Comic-Con in-booth product sales
  • 8/5 at 9am PT: San Diego Comic-Con “Most Wanted” Sale (order products from MattyCollector.com and they’ll be shipped right to you )

Don’t forget… every order that includes a May release product qualifies for a $4 discount on shipping, both subscriptions and orders placed during the regular monthly sale from Wednesday, May 15th at 9 a.m. PT (12 noon ET) through Thursday May 16th at 9 a.m. PT. Want an email reminder? Click here to register. Or, join me on FacebookTwitter and in our Fan Forums and you’ll get reminders there, too.

via Matty Collector