Well Mattel is quickly turning into the company that cried wolf. When they didn’t get enough subscriptions for their DC Infinite Earths Club, Mattel said that the Doomsday Unleashed figure would not go into production. Because of the new tooling required, this would not happen, ever. The other Doomsday figure, the containment suit version, was made into San Diego Comic-Con exclusive. This left many fans bummed out.
Today, Mattel has had a change of heart. Not really a big surprise considering how many times they have gone back on things over the last few years. Just look at the Masters of the Universe Classics subscription. Any ways, they posted on their Facebook page the following message.
Celebrating the official end of the Four Horsemen 6″ DC Universe line, Mattel is excited to partner with Warner Bros. and DC Comics to bring you the long-in-coming “Unleashed” Doomsday figure! He will be available this winter in an amazing window box diorama as a standalone day-of purchase! Images and full details to come, but we couldn’t wait to share this news with our fans! This final figure will celebrate the end of a fantastic toy line.
So what do you think? Are you excited about this change? You can check out an image from last year of the Doomsday Unleashed figure below, but I would suspect there will be some changes made to the final figure before it goes on sale. (Source: Mattel)