Ask Jakks Q&A With Scott Neitlich – September 2015

Ask Jakks Q&A With Scott Neitlich – September 2015


Scott Neitlich, the new Director of Marketing for boys action figures and collectors for Jakks Pacific had taken some time from his busy schedule to answer a few questions for us. ToyHypeUSA will also be sending him monthly questions just like we did for Ask Matty, when he worked at Mattel as the brand manager for Masters of the Universe Classics. Send us your questions to [email protected] by September 25th.

ToyHypeUSA Exclusive - Interview With Scott Neitlich At Jakks Pacific

1.  The 3D Character Creator looks exciting and are more characters planned should this be a success for you in TMNT and Marvel? Also, could you post a video demonstration of how it works as it makes a character?

Short answer is we are very excited for the future of the 3D Character Creator system and have big plans for it. We don’t have any specifics to announce right now, but we will have several video demos up in time for the holidays to help kids and collectors create awesome real 3D characters in just a few east steps!

2. For Star Wars The Force Awakens, will Jakks be revealing their line-up on or by September 4th, or can we get an early look at the toys such a preview image or a list of what’s being released?

Sorry, but we can’t comment on Force Awakens product at this time. Look for more news soon!

3. For the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 48″ line, if you did a character such as Slash, Mutagen Man, Casey Jones, Rocksteady or Bebop, would they also feature storage compartments and is this going to be normal for the line or on a character by character basis?

For our BIG FIGS Colossal scale 48” figure we try to come up with an action feature that works best for that particular figure. Our 48” Darth Vader (shown at Star Wars Celebration) has a voice motion detector that can be switched between friend and foe mode for different authentic Vader sounds and sayings. There is no one rule governing this scale, we try to make each character unique and awesome with a feature that works for that particular character.

4. Any plans for a New York Comic-Con 2015 exclusive figure?

Unfortunately we will not be attending NYCC this year.

5. Any plans for Kylo Ren from The Force Awakens or are you looking at other characters at this time?

We are very excited for the Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens but at this time can not comment on any product specifics. Look for more news after Force Friday! 

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