Matty Collector’s MOST WANTED Sale Begins on 08/05/13 (Subscribers 08/02/13)

Matty Collector - Mattel - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - HeaderFor all those that were not able to attend Comic-Con 2013 in San Diego last month, Matty Collector is a having the’r “Most Wanted” Sale on Monday, August 5th starting at 9:00am. The Early Access for subscribers was today for 4 hours, so hopefully there are some items left for everyone else to grab if you missed out! Good luck!


Toy Fans,

The Con is gone, but here’s your chance at some of the awesome products we had at SDCC this year! All the details are right here…

Early Access: Friday 8/2 at 8am PT thru 12pm PT (subscribers only)
All Access: Monday 8/5 9am PT thru 8/12 11:59pm PT

Please note that all products are subject to sell-out to subscribers during Early Access* on Friday 8/2. Any remaining products will be available to everyone starting Monday 8/5 at 9am PT.

…and other stuff you may want!

Want an email reminder so you don’t miss special sales like this? Click here to register. Or, join me on Facebook, Twitter and in our Fan Forums and you’ll get reminders there, too.

–Matty

*Early Access is a subscriber-only benefit through our clubs. Subscriptions are closed for 2013, but if you want to make sure you have the chance to purchase many of our hottest items before non-subscribers in 2014, get your 2014 subscription today!

Matty Collector Reveals Mattel SDCC Exclusives — Day 5!

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 Mini He-Man® & Skeletor® Figures and Back to the Future™ Hover Board. 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 Mini He-Man® & Skeletor® Figures

Great things come in small packages! At long last, the fan demanded mini versions of He-Man® and Skeletor®… in a foldout mini Castle Grayskull® diorama package! Each figure has six points of articulation at the arms, legs, waist and neck, and comes with snap-on accessories such as a power sword, shield and havoc staff. He-Man® features a shield with traditional j-hook, allowing it to be held out in front instead of clipped onto his arm!

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.

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Back to the Future™ Hover Board

There’s good news for anyone still looking for this ultimate Back to the Future™ item… the last remaining stock will be available at 2013 San Diego Comic-Con! Developed in conjunction with and fully sanctioned by Universal Studios, this 1:1 scale model includes authentic “whooshing” sounds sampled directly from the original films and a deco featuring Mattel logos, just like in the films! (Please note: this item does not include the exclusive mini-Hover Board.)

This product will only be available for purchase at the show.

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Matty Collector Reveals Mattel SDCC Exclusives — Day 4!

Matty Collector - Mattel - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - HeaderMatty Collector will be revealing their Comic-Con 2013 exclusives this week. Today, it’s the Catwoman Barbie® Doll and Hot Wheels® A-Team Custom GMC Panel Van. 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.


Catwoman Barbie® Doll

The Caped Crusader has met his match… the purr-fectly beguiling Catwoman toys with Batman™ while planning fantastic jewel heists! Her acrobatic skills and seductive style have been featured in the original comics, the live action TV shows, blockbuster movies and multiple animated series, and now Barbie® doll takes on the role of this famous DC Comics character wearing a re-creation of the iconic BATMAN Classic TV Series costume, complete with mask and cat ears!

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.

TM & © DC Comics.

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Hot Wheels® A-Team Custom GMC Panel Van

We love it when a plan comes together! The members of the A-Team were the top action adventure heroes of the ‘80s, and their van was one of the reasons why. This updated A-Team Custom GMC Panel Van features “mud” deco added to the wheels, body, and window, and arrives housed in an ammo box-style package. We pity the fool who doesn’t snag this cool ride! Features include Real Riders® wheels and diecast body and chassis.

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 3!

Matty Collector - Mattel - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - HeaderMatty Collector will be revealing their Comic-Con 2013 exclusives this week. Today, it’s the DCU Club Infinite Earths “Shazam!” New 52 and Hot Wheels® Atari Beach Bomb™ Pickup. 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.


DCU Club Infinite Earths “Shazam!” New 52

Sculpted by the Four Horsemen, this is the first ever figure of the New 52 Billy Batson, the boy turned DC Super Hero known as “Shazam!” Not included with club subscriptions, this figure arrives with a removable hood in Club Infinite Earths die cut packaging with distinctive silver foil. The perfect addition to your DCU 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, then at MattyCollector.com on August 5, 2013.

TM & © DC Comics.

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Hot Wheels® Atari Beach Bomb™ Pickup

There’s nothing better than the lights and sounds of an arcade game… except maybe a Hot Wheels® car, of course. You’ll be transported back to the local video arcade with the Hot Wheels® Atari Beach Bomb™ Pickup, finished in Red Line Club level hand polished Chrome Spectraflame® and Asteroids deco! And just like the arcades of old, this awesome finish will soon be a thing of the past… this will be one of the last hand polished Chrome Spectraflame® Hot Wheels® car offered. Features diecast body and chassis, and Real Riders® wheels.

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 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.

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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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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

MattyCollector’s Comic-Con 2012 Voucher Pre-Sale is TOMORROW!

MattyCollector‘s San Diego Comic-Con Voucher Pre-Sale is TOMORROW, May 30, at 9am PT (12pm ET). Remember that everything is first-come, first-served so BE PREPAREDif you plan on pre-ordering your items! Mattel will only sell a limited amount of items for the pre-sale and that there is a limit of 6 per product and per person (Don’t be greedy!). All items MUST be picked up by 7pm on Saturday, anything left over will be sold on Sunday (ouch!). Anything left over after Sunday will be available on MattyCollector.com on Monday, July 23rd at 9am PT (12pm ET).

You can check out most of their items here if you haven’t already done so. A few photos of the exclusives have not been released yet. Hopefully, they will be soon. Matty Collector’s press release follows.

05/30 SDCC Voucher Pre-Sale

Toy Fans,

SDCC is right around the corner and, as we’ve done since 2010, we’re going to offer a limited amount of products to be pre-ordered here at MattyCollector.com for pick-up at San Diego Comic-Con. It’s first-come, first-served and there are no promises you’ll be able to purchase a voucher for every product. But once you’ve got your voucher, you’re guaranteed to get everything at SDCC!

Here’s how the voucher pre-sale works (please read carefully, because there are important limitations):

  • Be here at MattyCollector.com on Wednesday May 30th at 9 a.m. PT (noon ET).
  • Choose the items you want and add them to your cart. There’s a purchase limit of 6 units per person per product, on all products.
  • Your credit card will be charged and a confirmation email (voucher) will be sent.
  • To redeem your voucher for the specified products, you must present a printout of the email confirming your order (voucher), along with a photo ID, your 2012 San Diego Comic-Con badge, and the credit card used for this transaction in person on Thursday July 12th, Friday July 13th, or Saturday July 14th from 7 AM – 11 AM or 3 PM – 7 PM in the Torrey Pines room at the Marriot San Diego Hotel and Marina, which is just next door to (and connected to) the San Diego Convention Center.
  • If you’re only attending San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday July 15th, this option is not available to you.
  • If you don’t pick up your product by the end of the show on Saturday July 14th, your product will go into the products available for sale at the show on Sunday. You may be able to purchase it then, but there are no guarantees.
  • The voucher pre-sale ends June 14th at 11:59pm PT, however product is subject to availability so shop early for best selection.
  • All sales are final. There are NO REFUNDS so be sure you can personally pick up your purchase(s) at SDCC no later than Saturday July 14th.
  • Products cannot be shipped. This option is for pick up at SDCC only, and only available to SDCC attendees (badges will be required).

Now that that’s out of the way, on to the fun stuff! Here’s this year’s list of products created just for SDCC and available for order during the voucher pre-sale:

  • Masters of the Universe® Classics Vykron™ (Barbarian)
  • Bruce Wayne to BatmanThe Dark Knight Rises™ Movie Masters® Figure
  • DC Universe Tiny Titans
  • DC Universe DC Comics Vertigo™ Death
  • DC Universe Polly Pocket® DC Comics Villains Set
  • Disney • Pixar Cars 2012 Comic-Con Mater
  • Ghostbusters™ Zuul gatekeeper of Gozer
  • Hot Wheels® Scooby-Doo!™ THE MYSTERY MACHINE
  • Hot Wheels® K.I.T.T. Knight Industries Two Thousand
  • Monster High® Scarah Screams™ Doll

The voucher pre-sale is the best way to guarantee you get all your most-wanted items, but if you miss this sale or the product you want is sold out for pre-sale, all of them will be available for purchase at our booth at SDCC on a first-come, first-served basis.

Not going to SDCC? We’ll have limited quantities of some items available here at MattyCollector.com on Monday, July 23rd at 9 a.m. PT (noon ET). We’re still working out the final list of available items but we’ll definitely have Vykron™ packed in either spaceman or military warrior garb.

That’s everything for now! Remember, the sale starts Wednesday, May 30th at 9 a.m. PT (12 noon ET). Want an email reminder? Click here to register. Or, join me on Facebook, Twitter and in our Fan Forums and you’ll get reminders there, too. And one last thing… Scott “Toy Guru” Neitlich is posting video previews on the MattyCollector.com YouTube channel , so check it out and subscribe so you don’t miss a single one!

–Matty

Disney Consumer Products Takes Guests to the Heart of the Magic at D23 Expo 2011 Inside the Disney Living Pavilion

 

Disney Consumer Products (DCP) will showcase an extensive collection of Disney merchandise and interactive experiences inside its Disney Living Pavilion at the ultimate Disney fan event, D23 Expo, held at the Anaheim Convention Center from August 19-21.

In the Disney Living Pavilion, D23 Expo attendees can explore the ultimate Disney lifestyle through the neighborhoods of “Style,” “Play” and “Celebrations.” From the latest toys and newest fashions to the ultimate Disney birthday party and some of the most beloved Disney classics such as Disney It’s a Small World, guests can experience all things Disney through an immersive environment featuring: exclusive and never-before-seen products; meet and greets with artists, designers, authors and innovators; hands-on demos and activities; and live performances at the Disney Living Pavilion stage.

Guests can commemorate the event with specially released D23 merchandise including a new Hallmark keepsake ornament, a Toy Story Woody action figure and Finn McMissile Cars vehicle from Mattel, a Minnie Mouse plush from Just Play, limited-edition 25th anniversary items from Disney Store, and more.

Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with Disney Consumer Products’ online communities in the Disney Living Social Media lounge. Watch favorite Disney Living videos, virtually check-in and join social networking activities like Tweet-ups and participate in giveaways.

DCP’s exciting line-up of events and attractions includes:

Stage Shows

  • On Stage 23, the United States Postal Service and Disney will celebrate the First Day of Issue Ceremony for the Disney·Pixar Send A Hello Commemorative Stamps featuring original designs of beloved characters from films such as Cars, Ratatouille, Toy Story, Up and WALL•E. With special guests John Lasseter, chief creative officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, and Ronald A. Stroman, Deputy Postmaster General, United States Postal Service, plus an artist signing following the ceremony, this is a must-see event. (Aug. 19, 4:15 p.m.)
  • On Stage 28, guests can enjoy the “it’s a small world: Celebrating 45 Years” panel discussion. Panel luminaries include experts from Walt Disney Imagineering, Disney Parks and Resorts and Disney Consumer Products, as well as Disney legend Alice Davis – who along with fellow legend Mary Blair researched, designed and supervised the creation of more than 150 costumes for the original attraction. (Aug. 19, 1 p.m.)

Disney Play at the Disney Living Pavilion
With toys featuring everyone’s favorite Disney characters and stories, there is something for all ages.

  • Making its first public appearance, Rock Star Mickey, the new animated plush from Fisher-Price will rock out at D23 Expo. Don’t miss a special performance with rocker and Broadway star Constantine Marioulis and Rock Star Mickey on the Disney Living Pavilion center stage. Releasing this holiday season at retailers nationwide, Rock Star Mickey is already generating buzz as a must-have holiday gift. Mickey really gets things going as he sings, bobs his head, dances across the stage and finishes with his signature move — the mouska-split — where he plays the guitar with his nose!
  • At the Mattel booth, the whole family can enjoy some quality time playing with the newest Disney toys from Mattel including the latest Cars die-cast vehicles and new space-themed Toy Story playset and action figures. Plus, be the first to see the Ultimate Disney Princess castle and VIP doll collection inspired by the hottest Disney Channel stars releasing this fall just in time for the holidays. Fans can snap up specially released D23 merchandise from Mattel including a Toy Story Woody action figure and Finn McMissile Cars vehicle.
  • In the JAKKS Pacific area, kids can live out their favorite stories with an exciting display of Disney Princess and Disney Fairies role play and playsets. They can also enjoy carnival-style games from Just Play and check out the limited-edition Minnie Mouse plush available for the first time at D23 Expo. And no visit to the Disney Play neighborhood is complete without a picture next to a life-sized Lightning McQueen created entirely out of LEGO® bricks.

Disney Style
Guests can experience an array of Disney-inspired apparel, accessories and art in the Disney Style neighborhood.

  • The Disney It’s a Small World area will feature fashionable infant and children’s clothing and accessories inspired by Mary Blair’s original art of the iconic attraction. Kids can create Disney It’s a Small World-inspired arts and crafts and participate in a shoe styling competition. A Nordstrom pop-up shop will feature the latest infant and toddler apparel collection, TOMS Shoes and BASQ personal care products.
  • Guests can meet the artists and get an autograph from winners of fashion leader Uniqlo’s “Mickey By” global t-shirt design contest. They can also preview and purchase Hallmark’s cherished annual Disney keepsake ornament featuring a Pook-a-Looz style Steamboat Willie, available first for D23 Expo guests. And at Retro 51, makers of fine writing instruments, guests are invited to drop off the ugliest pen they own at their booth to compete for cool prizes because “Life is too short to carry an ugly pen!”™
  • At the Disney Beauty lounge, guests can stop by for pampering and special beauty demonstrations. Kids can have fun, too, with Disney face art and hair styling. Nutrition, health and wellness will take center stage in the Disney Food and Health area. Here guests will receive tips about nutrition and exercise, get snack and meal ideas, learn fun ways to stay healthy and spin a prize wheel for giveaways.
  • Guests can enjoy The Wonderful Words of Disney sponsored by Disney Publishing and discover classic tales and new adventures in this comfortable reading area. From paper to iPad, guests can immerse themselves in the Disney library. There are daily storytelling sessions, and guests can go “Behind the Page” at panel discussions and signings with Disney authors Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson and Don Hahn on Stage 28.
  • Throughout the Disney Style neighborhood, collectors will find treasures and limited-edition offers. This is the place to meet Disney artists, see them at work, hear their inspirations and have pieces signed and dedicated. Guests may wish to participate in the “Disney Storytellers: Artists of Walt Disney Animation Studios” panel discussion (Aug. 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Disney Living Pavilion Center Stage)
Disney Celebrations
At the Disney Celebrations neighborhood, guests will not only be able to join the festivities and activities of a real party with balloons and games, but also have fun learning directly from party planning experts how to make magnificent balloon bouquets, decorate a winning cake and cupcakes, and find the best Disney party decorations. Guests will also be treated to daily birthday cupcake giveaways from DecoPac.

Disney Store
Be one of the first to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Disney Store in its 1,500 square foot pop-up shop at D23 Expo where guests can preview Disney Store’s new fall line, as well as specially released D23 Expo items such as limited-edition anniversary merchandise (only available at the event, and to D23 Members shopping on DisneyStore.com after the event, while supplies last), Vinylmation, new Wish-a-Littles from the Kidada for Disney Store collection, and more. On the pavilion’s center stage, guests can watch the unveiling of Disney Store’s enchanting new Disney Princess Designer Dolls and a fashion parade debuting the 2011 Disney Store Halloween Costume collection. Additionally, Kidada Jones, celebrity jewelry designer, will also make a special guest appearance and unveil her all-new Vinylmation.

Disney Baby
Upstairs in the Baby Care Lounge hosted by Disney Baby, moms can enjoy a moment of serenity and tend to young ones in private. Special prizes will be given away in the lounge, which will be equipped with changing tables and product samples.

Tickets to D23 Expo 2011 are available at http://www.D23Expo.com. Admission includes access to all experiences and entertainment at the D23 Expo and can be purchased for single days or for the full three days of festivities. Admission is $42 for a one-day adult ticket and $32 for children 3-12. Three-day passes are $121 for adults and $91 for children. Members of D23: The Official Community for Disney Fans will receive a discount on admission as well as early entry to each day of the D23 Expo for themselves and their guests. More details about D23 Expo entertainment, events and special guests will be announced in the coming weeks. Fans can keep up with all the news by visiting www.D23Expo.com, as well as by following “Disney D23” on Twitter and Facebook.

About D23 Expo 2011
The D23 Expo—The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings the entire world of Disney under one roof, providing attendees with unprecedented access to Disney films, television and theme parks. For schedules, live updates, interactive features and tools, polls and much more, check out the D23 Expo mobile app at www.D23mobile.com! To be part of the D23 Expo conversation, make sure to follow @DisneyD23 and tag your tweets with #D23Expo. For questions during the D23 Expo, get answers by sending tweets to @D23Expo.

About D23
The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923, when Walt Disney opened his fledgling studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s 88-year history. D23 gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication Disney twenty-three; a rich website at www.disney.com/D23; a new collectibles line, the Walt Disney Archives Collection; and special events for D23 Members throughout the year, highlighted by the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, August 19-21, 2011.

About Disney Consumer Products
Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and its affiliates that extends the Disney brand to merchandise ranging from apparel, toys, home décor and books and magazines to foods and beverages, stationery, electronics and fine art. This is accomplished through DCP’s various lines of business which include: Disney Toys, Disney Fashion & Home and Disney Food, Health & Beauty. Other businesses involved in Disney’s consumer products sales are Disney Publishing Worldwide, the world’s largest publisher of children’s books and magazines, and www.DisneyStore.com and www.DisneyStore.co.uk, the company’s official shopping portals. The Disney Stores retail chain, which debuted in 1987, is owned and operated by Disney in North America, Europe, and Japan. For more information, please visit Disney Consumer Products or follow us at www.YouTube.com/DisneyLiving, www.Facebook.com/DisneyLiving and www.Twitter.com/DisneyLiving.

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Iconic Franchise Voltron® to Hold Its First-Ever Comic-Con Panel

Voltron®, the franchise that began when the 1980s robot-themed television action series Voltron: Defender of the Universe® launched, will make its first-ever panel presentation at Comic-Con International at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 21, in the Indigo Ballroom at the Bayfront Hilton hotel.

The panel will feature entertainment and a presentation of both all-new and iconic Voltron content including original graphic novelscomic booksvideo games, Nicktoons’ highly-successful Voltron Force™ television series, and toys and merchandise in addition to other collectiblesexclusive sneak previewsnever-before-seen material and surprisesfor attendees.

Carrie Keagan, current host of VH1’Big Morning Buzz Live, lead anchor on No Good TV and known for her appearances on G4’s Attack of the Show, will moderate the hour-long event, which includes artists, producers and designers from the entire Voltron universe:

  • From THQ, Adam Affrunti, producer;
  • From World Events Productions, Jeremy Corray, Voltron Force supervising producer, and Todd Garfield, Voltron Force story editor;
  • From Nicktoons, Keith Dawkins, senior vice president and general manager of Nicktoons;
  • From Mattel, Steed Sun, entertainment brands design director, Michael Montalvo, entertainment brands design manager, and Brandon Sopinsky, entertainment brands designer;
  • From Dynamite Entertainment, Joe Rybrandt, editor, and Brandon Thomas, Voltron comic book writer;
  • From VIZ Media, Traci Todd, senior editor, and Jacob Chabot, cartoonist and illustrator for VIZ Media graphic novels

The panel’s scope highlights the transcendent nature of Voltron’s inter-galactic appeal,” says Peter Armstrong, executive producer of THQ’s forthcoming video game. “This is an epic year for Voltron fans and the Comic-Con panel is going to be a memorable event for them. It’s the perfect time for us to present the first-ever Voltron panel since this legendary robot action franchise is back right now in a very big way. We can’t wait to talk about what’s next for Voltron, and to showcase some of the best and most exclusive Voltron content for the first time.”

Following the Voltron panel presentation, an autograph session with some of the major talent and participating executives will take place in a nearby area. A giant Voltron figure will also be on-site for photo opportunities with fans and attendees.

Voltron: Defender of the Universe first blazed on to TV screens in 1984, and quickly became a top-rated animated series. It’s the tale of a galaxy plagued by chaos and evil, and the five robotic lions – piloted by a team of brave space explorers – that combine to form the mighty robot hero, Voltron®. The hit series inspired a best-selling toy line and made Voltron a pop-culture icon.

An all-new 2D/CGI animated series, Voltron Force, recently debuted in the U.S. on Nicktoons, where it enjoyed the highest-rated premiere in the network’s history. The series is scheduled to air on broadcast networks around the world in 2011.

Contributing to the Comic-Con events celebrating the return of Voltron are the following:

THQ
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. THQ and its logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc. More information about THQ and its products can be found at www.thq.com.
World Events Productions
St. Louis-based World Events Productions, Ltd. (WEP) has produced and distributed children’s animation for over 25 years. WEP is the IP holder for shows including: Voltron, Defender the of the UniverseVoltron: The Third DimensionDenver the Last DinosaurSaber Rider and the Star Sheriffsand Vytor the Starfire Champion, among others. WEP is a Koplar Communications company. WEP is represented by United Talent Agency. For more information visit www.wep.com and www.voltron.com.
Nicktoons
Nicktoons is the fastest growing kids’ network and offers programming such as NFL’s Rush Zone: Guardians of the CoreDragon Ball Z KaiFantastic Four: The World’s Greatest Heroes, Iron Man: Armored AdventuresWolverine and The X-Men and Speed Racer: The Next Generation, as well as a roster of hits that have defined kids’ and animation lovers’ TV, including Avatar: The Last Airbender, Invader Zim, Danny Phantom, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius. Nicktoons currently reaches almost 58 million homes via cable, digital cable and satellite, and can be seen on Cablevision, Charter Communications, Comcast Cable, Cox Communications, DirecTV, DISH Network and Time Warner Cable. Nicktoons and all related titles and logos are property of Viacom, Inc. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com.
Mattel
Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) (www.mattel.com) is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. The Mattel family is comprised of such best-selling brands as Barbie®, the most popular fashion doll ever introduced, Hot Wheels®, Matchbox®, American Girl®, Radica® and Tyco R/C®, as well as Fisher-Price® brands, including Little People®, Power Wheels® and a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. In 2011, Mattel was named as one of FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the fourth year in a row, and was also ranked among Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens.” With worldwide headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., Mattel employs approximately 31,000 people in 43 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. At Mattel, we are “Creating the Future of Play.” For more information on Mattel’s collector offerings, visit www.facebook.com/mattycollector.
Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite Entertainment was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, Green Hornet, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Project Superpowers, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time and more! Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including PROJECT SUPERPOWERS – which debuted at #4 in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005 Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%). The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award. For art and more information, please visit: www.dynamite.net. To find a comic shop near you, call 1-888-comicbook or visit www.comicshoplocator.com.
VIZ Media
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including the popular monthly manga anthology SHONEN JUMP magazine, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages. Contact VIZ Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and website at www.VIZ.com.
Classic Media
Classic Media, one of the world’s largest independent entertainment companies, is a leader in reinventing the classics of yesterday and creating the entertainment classics of tomorrow. The Company owns and manages a globally-recognized portfolio of well-known family and pop-culture entertainment brands, including Casper the Friendly Ghost®Where’s Waldo?®,The Lone Ranger®, Lassie®, Postman Pat®, and new global brands Tinga Tinga Tales® and Guess with Jess®. Big Idea, a member of the Classic Media family, is the leading faith-based studio and producer of children’s programming, including the best-selling animated series, VeggieTales®. More than 3,600 hours of Classic Media programming is distributed in more than 170 territories worldwide and showcased in multiple formats, including TV, film, home video, consumer products, publishing, digital, and music. Visit us athttp://classicmedia.tv.
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