SDCC 2012: What’s up with Mattel’s Major Matt Mason?
Sunday, July 15th, 2012 by Pixel Dan
At the beginning of SDCC, I posted a gallery showing the very cool Major Matt Mason display at the Mattel booth. I had questioned if this was a hint to the new secret toy line Matty was about to announce. Of course, the secret line ended up being a line of action figures based on The Watchmen. So I went back to Mattel to ask about the display.
After talking to Scott “ToyGuru” Neitlich, I found out that this display was really nothing more than a way to pay homage to one of Mattel’s classic toy lines. Scott said they had some extra room, so he wanted to shine the spotlight on a toy line that is one of Mattel’s most famous vintage figure lines.
He did also mention that he was curious to see what the response would be, and see if it gets anyone talking. So who knows, if this causes enough buzz perhaps we may see Mattel’s Man in Space make a comeback!