Friday, March 02, 2012

AFB Asks Matty for 1 March!

It's time for another round of questions and "answers" from Mattel as AFB Asks Matty!

Q: How much testing went in to "My Subscriptions" before it was released? It didn't seem to work for many collectors, and at the time of this writing has been offline for days. What's the plan to get it working properly?

A: We are working on this and other fixes and customers should see many new improvements rolling out over the next two months.

Q: There was recently an announcement that there would be no more split shipment for MOTUC items and that instead they wouldn't go on sale until all were in stock. However, it has now been announced that the February items will now be split-shipped. Why did you go back on your word so quickly, and will it happen again?

A: It was only a 3 day delay so we decided to go forward with the sale and just hold all product for 3 days. We didn't want to hold up any figures and longer due to the Jan delay.

Q: Many collectors who have been clamoring for Rocket Red in the DCU line have been hoping for the JLI version, but the MA version has now been announced. What was the thinking behind choosing a version of a character that's the opposite of what people have been asking for?

A: This was the version that used the least amount of tooling and we did not sell enough subs to get more tooling this year.

Q: Mirror Master looks great. However, he's shown with guns yet his right hand is closed into a fist. Will this be changed to an open hand so that he can hold both weapons?

A: No, he will have one closed fist per the Horsemen sculpt.

Q: It was very exciting to see Platinum and Tin revealed for Club Infinite Earths - thank you! They seemed to be painted the same colour - since they are meant to represent different elements will they have slightly different shading to show this correctly?

A: They are slightly different shades. It was hard to tell under the lighting.

That's all for this round. You can discuss this or add questions for future rounds at the AFB Forum, or comment here to enter the March Comment of the Month Contest!

Until next time!

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