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Ask Matty - May 1st

By May 1, 2013

It's always nice to get insights into a company's inner workings and future plans. Mattel regularly offers that opportunity to fans as a part of the "Ask Matty" program, and I've decided to take part here on About.com Action Figures. Here are the answers for this edition, straight from representatives at Mattel.

1. Will any new Filmation subscription characters be making an appearance at SDCC this summer?

Definitely!

2. The $4 shipping coupon offered with May sales is a nice gesture. Is there any chance this could become a regular feature for subcribers purchasing non-subscription items?

Definitely not. We simply can't afford it!

3. Any word on the success of the Watchmen line and the chances of getting additional characters (i.e., the Minutemen, Bubastis, etc.)?

The Watchmen line is doing good but will not have a second year at this time.

I'm sad to see that Watchmen isn't performing well enough to continue, and it's a shame that future breaks on shipping costs for MattyCollector.com items aren't on the table. But the Filmation line continues to move forward, and that's always a good thing. Come back in a couple weeks for more answers when we "Ask Matty"!

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