The product team at Mattel graciously answers questions from journalists and websites on regular basis. This time around, they provided us with answers to three frequent queries that I get from readers. Going forward, we’ll have an open call for questions from you for the product team on things like DC Universe Classics, JLU, Masters of the Universe, and more. While you ponder those possibilities, here are three responses on DC Universe Classics straight from the source.
Newsarama: It’s great to see that the DCUC Doom Patrol is starting! That leads to a two-part question: how viable a Collect and Connect candidate is Elastic Girl, and is there any kind of weirdness over that name, given “The Incredibles”?
Mattel: Elastic Girl would be a great choice for a future Collect and Connect figure, and there are no issues with using her name!
NRAMA: Thus far, we’ve seen DCUC figures from the JLA, the JSA, the Teen Titans, the Outsiders, the Doom Patrol and even the All-Star Squadron (Commander Steel); will we begin to see the Legion in 2010? On a related note, are either Validus or Colossal Boy C+C contenders?
Mattel: We do have some great plans for the Legion of Superheroes, but when and how they will be released has yet to be announced!
NRAMA: When the invidiual figures go online for order, will the variants be available as well? For example, if I can’t find one Wildcat in my area, would I be confident in the ability to go to the website and find the other one?
Mattel: Each Wave will have a 50/50 variant and a chase variant. The 50/50 variant will be available online but the chase variant will not.
There you go, readers. What do you want to learn from Mattel in the September Q&A?