Who Is Matty?
Welcome, Fellow Toy Enthusiasts!
If you're like me and into anything and everything to do with collecting toys, you've come to the right place! I want to tell you all about my website, but first, let me take a quick sec to introduce myself…
Some of you may have met me at Comic-Con, others might be meeting me for the first time, but a lot of you probably remember me from back in the day when I was the spokeschild for what is now the world's largest toy company — that's right, Mattel. In my child-star glory days, I was in all the commercials with my trademark catchphrase, "You can tell it's Mattel… it's swell!" Yeah, I know. I was an enthusiastic kid.
You can imagine that as a child working at Mattel I got a lot of free toys. In fact, they gave me one of every toy. Big Jim™, Major Matt Mason™, Masters of the Universe®… you name it, I got 'em all. And even when Mattel decided to "go in a different direction" for their advertising, I still managed to collect everything they produced.
Over the years, I worked in a lot of different departments at Mattel, but 2008 rocked because I was promoted to my dream job: Master Toy Collector of Mattel! I'm a total toy fiend and no one knows more about Mattel toys than I do, so who better to be in charge of collecting?
My first order of business was to put together a website to give you, my fellow Mattel collectors, a place to call home. And here it is: MattyCollector.com! This is the place for official news, the latest release information, sneak peek pics, and product archives (and maybe even a glimpse at my personal Mattel toy collection).
Be sure to check out my store, where you can buy exclusive products you can't get anywhere else from favorite brands like Masters of the Universe® Classics, Ghostbusters™, Disney/Pixar's Cars, The Dark Knight, DC Universe, plus a whole lot more.
I'm constantly on the hunt for new brands and toys, so be sure to visit often to see what I've added. Even better, sign up for my email and I'll send all the news you need to know right to your inbox. You can also follow me on Twitter and my good friend, Toy Guru, on Facebook.
So welcome to a new era of Mattel collecting. I have to say, I think it's going to be swell.