Mattycollector.com, Mattel’s online sales hub, has thrived over the years by offering exclusive items via monthly subscription services such as Club Grayskull (for Masters of the Universe collectors), Club Third Earth (Thundercats), and of the most interest to our readers, the late and lamented DC Universe Club Infinite Earths.
Selling items directly to consumers has allowed Mattel to extend the life of toy lines that may have a hard time finding a home on the pegs at your local Toys R Us. It has also given collectors a chance to preorder items to be picked up at the massive San Diego Comic Con/Comic Con International/whatever they’re calling it these days.
Now, for the first time ever, Mattel will be utilizing mattycollector.com to allow fans who will not be able to attend SDCC a chance to pick up some exclusive items of their own, in their inaugural San Diego Comic Con Online Sale.
The sale will being on Monday 7/18/16 at 9:00 am PT (12:00pm for those EST folks), and is open to EVERYONE.
Items available in this sale include:
Barbie® Amazon Princess Wonder Woman™ Doll ($80)
DC Comics™ Multiverse Wonder Woman™ Figure + Invisible Jet ($15)
As well as items from several non-DC properties:
Ever After High® Cedar Wood® SDCC 2016 Exclusive Marionette Doll ($30)
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe® She-Ra® ($75)
Hot Wheels® Star Trek™: ’64 Buick Riviera & Spock 1:64 Figure ($20)
Monster High® Ghostbusters Frankie Stein® Doll ($25)
Thomas & Friends™/DC Super Friends™ MINIS ($19.99)
ThunderCats™ WilyKit & WilyKat™ 2-Pack ($60)
If you’re interested in any of these goodies, be prepared to start hammering your F5 button at 8:59 am, as these sorts of things tend to sell quickly, and “quantities are limited”. Matty has a history of putting up “flash sales”, and most items tend to sell out in a matter of hours (and sometimes minutes, or less!) rather than days. So, if you want this stuff, better to play it safe than sorry.