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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 Tru-Moves Figures at Amazon!

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Aquaman Tru-Moves Movie Action Figures

Recreate Aquaman’s movie battles with Aquaman and the lethal Super-Villain Black Manta! These 11.5-inch scale figures have 11 points of articulation, state of the art costume designs and true-to-movie realism! Pose them in dynamic action or start a compelling collection with other action figures in this set. Pit good against evil to see who will reign over land and sea. Each action figure sold separately, subject to availability.

According to the official description, we should expect Mera and Orm figures soon as well. Until then, check out the official images of both Aquaman and Black Manta below. You can currently order the Aquaman and Black Manta figures from Amazon.

Check out even more Aquaman movie toy news here!

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 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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Target Exclusive Aquaman Gladiator Figure 2pk

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Target is the exclusive home to the new Aquaman – Gladiator Figure 2pk from Mattel! Recreate the ultimate Aquaman movie battles with this compelling, premium action figure pack! These highly detailed collectible, 6″ scale figures have 23 points of articulation, authentic costumes and each wields a signature molten Trident weapon. Create a dramatic display with the included base that features an art card backdrop and molten singed earth base.

Aquaman – Gladiator Figure 2pk Highlights

  • Highly detailed collectible Gladiator Arthur Curry and Orm action figures
  • Premium deco, character likeness and 23 points of articulation
  • Each figure has a Trident with molten prongs
  • Includes a 2pc display base with molten earth effects
  • Recreate the ultimate battle for the future of Atlantis!
TCIN: 53356968
UPC: 887961707090
Item Number (DPCI): 087-16-1375
Aquaman - Gladiator Figure 2pk

Aquaman – Gladiator Figure 2pk

Aquaman - Gladiator Figure 2pk

Aquaman – Gladiator Figure 2pk

Aquaman - Gladiator Figure 2pk

Aquaman – Gladiator Figure 2pk

Aquaman - Gladiator Figure 2pk

Aquaman – Gladiator Figure 2pk

Aquaman - Gladiator Figure 2pk

Aquaman – Gladiator Figure 2pk

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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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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