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Mattel Promotes Steve Totzke to Chief Commercial Officer

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This piece of news may not matter much, but any news concerning management changes at Mattel, could potentially bring about change in how much DC product we see on store shelves.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced the promotion of Steve Totzke to the role of Chief Commercial Officer, with oversight of a new, unified global commercial organization for Mattel, effective immediately. Mr. Totzke will report to Ynon Kreiz, Mattel’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Steve Totzke

Steve Totzke

“Over the past several months, we have been executing our strategy to restore Mattel to its position as a high-performing toy company,” said Ynon Kreiz, Chairman and CEO of Mattel. “Maximizing our commercial capabilities around the world is central to this strategy. With the alignment of all global commercial operations under Steve, we have the leadership structure required to succeed.”

As Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Totzke will directly manage a unified global commercial organization for Mattel, working closely with Mr. Kreiz as well as Richard Dickson, Mattel’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Partnering with regional leaders in markets around the world, Mr. Totzke will be responsible for driving continued commercial excellence for Mattel, maximizing retail partnerships and expanding the company’s e-commerce capabilities.

Mr. Totzke has held a wide variety of leadership roles with Mattel over the course of nearly 20 years, in areas including sales, marketing and business operations. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, North America, with responsibility for commercial execution, sales and merchandising strategy in the North American market. Previously, Mr. Totzke held a number of leadership roles with Mattel, including Senior Vice President, Sales, VP and General Manager of Mattel’s operations in Australia and New Zealand. In addition, Mr. Totzke served as a Vice President with Spin Master Corporation from 2000 to 2002; prior to that he held sales and marketing roles with Mattel from 1996 to January 2000.

Mr. Kreiz added: “Steve is an exceptional, world-class leader, and along with the entire leadership team, I am confident he will play an instrumental role in executing our transformation strategy.”

“I am excited by Mattel’s direction under Ynon’s leadership, and by the clear momentum the company is exhibiting, particularly in our key power brands like Barbie® and Hot Wheels®,” said Mr. Totzke. “I am looking forward to working closely with Ynon and the team to further strengthen Mattel’s global commercial excellence.”

About Mattel:

Mattel is a leading global children’s entertainment company that specializes in design and production of quality toys and consumer products. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic franchises, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, American Girl®, Fisher-Price® and Thomas & Friends®, as well as other popular brands that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 40 locations and sell products in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and technology companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in exploring the wonder of childhood and empowering kids to reach their full potential. Visit us online at www.mattel.com.

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New Aquaman Movie Toys on Amazon

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AQUAMAN & Warrior Shark Figure & Creature Pack

More Aquaman merchandise from Mattel has started hitting sites for pre-order. Amazon has a couple of new and interesting 6″ figures in this latest wave of updates. The site has the Vulko and Hammerhead Shark 6″ inch 2-pack, as well as an Aquaman and Warrior Shark 6″ 2-pack. Check out the details and images below. Of course pre-order links are also provided.

AQUAMAN VULKO Figure & HAMMERHEAD SHARK, 2-Pack, 6-inch

  • Recreate authentic movie battles with Vulko and a Hammerhead shark
  • 6” scale figure has 14 points of articulation, authentic costume, and a trident
  • Hammerhead has true-to-movie designs, armored skin and moveable fin
  • Hunt and defeat Black Manta!
  • Each creature and figure pack sold separately, subject to availability

You can currently pre-order this set from Amazon!

AQUAMAN & Warrior Shark Figure & Creature Pack

  • True to movie figure and oversized creature set
  • 6-inch scale Aquaman action figure has 14 points of articulation
  • 18-inch scale armored shark has a hidden wheel for push around action
  • The action figure can fire a projectile weapon
  • The shark’s moving body parts simulate swimming and attack

You can currently pre-order this set from Amazon!

 

Note: If you purchase one of the awesome products featured above, we earn a small commission from the retailer. Thank you for your support.

About Mattel:

Mattel, the largest toy company in the world, was founded in 1945. It produces a huge range of dolls, toys, games, and video games for boys and girls of all ages. In addition to the company’s very-well-known lines like Barbie and Hot Wheels, Mattel also provides merchandise under license to some of the world’s most famous properties. Many of the firm’s products have become a part of our culture and one would be hard pressed to find any adult in this country who has not owned, played with, or at least touched one of Mattel’s myriad of toys.

About Aquaman:

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime-one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.

The film also stars Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm/Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-MateenII as Black Manta, and Nicole Kidman as Atlanna.

The movie is directed by James Wan, and produced by Peter Safran, Rob Cowan, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns, and Walter Hamada. Aquaman hits theaters December 21!

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Amazon Exclusive DC Multiverse Vulko Figure up for Pre-Order Now!

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Aquaman Vulko Action Figure, Amazon Exclusive

Amazon has listed their exclusive DC Multiverse Aquaman Movie Vulko figure up for pre-order! The figure costs $19.99 currently. Get ready for the wave (is that a bad pun), of Aquaman merchandise that should be hitting stores soon! This is just the beginning!

Wage epic Aquaman movie battles with this highly collectible, exclusive 6” scale premium Vulko action figure. As mentor to Aquaman, Nuidis Vulko serves a critical role. This action figure features 23 points of articulation, interchangeable heads and hands, his signature battle accessory and authentic actor likeness so you can recreate true-to-movie poses. Vulko also includes bonus pieces to collect and connect with other 6-inch Multiverse action figures’ pieces to build a complete Trench Creature figure! Pose Vulko with the movie’s Super Heroes and Super-Villains and create a captivating display. Other figures sold separately, subject to availability.

The DC Multiverse Vulko figure features:

  • True to movie Vulko action figure with premium deco and actor likeness
  • 23 points of articulation enable authentic battle poses
  • Interchangeable heads and hands plus his signature sword
  • Includes bonus pieces to collect and build a Trench Creature action figure
  • Create a captivating display of Super Heroes and Super-Villains. Each sold separately, subject to availability

You can currently pre-order the figure from Amazon!

Aquaman Vulko Action Figure, Amazon Exclusive

Aquaman Vulko Action Figure, Amazon Exclusive

Aquaman Vulko Action Figure, Amazon Exclusive

Aquaman Vulko Action Figure, Amazon Exclusive

Aquaman Vulko Action Figure, Amazon Exclusive

Aquaman Vulko Action Figure, Amazon Exclusive

Aquaman Vulko Action Figure, Amazon Exclusive

Aquaman Vulko Action Figure, Amazon Exclusive

Note: If you purchase one of the awesome products featured above, we earn a small commission from the retailer. Thank you for your support.

About Mattel:

Mattel, the largest toy company in the world, was founded in 1945. It produces a huge range of dolls, toys, games, and video games for boys and girls of all ages. In addition to the company’s very-well-known lines like Barbie and Hot Wheels, Mattel also provides merchandise under license to some of the world’s most famous properties. Many of the firm’s products have become a part of our culture and one would be hard pressed to find any adult in this country who has not owned, played with, or at least touched one of Mattel’s myriad of toys.

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DC Multiverse Aquaman Movie Figures Showing Up on eBay!

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DC Multiverse Aquaman and Mera Figures

The first live action Aquaman film doesn’t hit theaters until December, but it looks as if some of the upcoming toys for the film are starting to hit eBay. Currently they are fetching a premium at $34.99 each Buy-it-Now price. With these figures starting to hit eBay, you can probably expect them to hit store shelves in droves, very soon. If you can wait, you can of course use the links below to snag them from eBay.

The three figures currently on eBay include DC Multiverse Aquaman Movie action figure, DC Multiverse Mera Action Figure and DC Multiverse Orm Action Figure. You can check out a few images from the various eBay postings below, and use the links in this paragraph to view them on eBay.

Note: If you purchase one of the awesome products featured above, we earn a small commission from the retailer. Thank you for your support.

About Mattel:

Mattel, the largest toy company in the world, was founded in 1945. It produces a huge range of dolls, toys, games, and video games for boys and girls of all ages. In addition to the company’s very-well-known lines like Barbie and Hot Wheels, Mattel also provides merchandise under license to some of the world’s most famous properties. Many of the firm’s products have become a part of our culture and one would be hard pressed to find any adult in this country who has not owned, played with, or at least touched one of Mattel’s myriad of toys.

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