We have been eagerly anticipating the release of PhatMojo’s second wave of DuckTales action figures for some time now. It was all the way back in February when we saw an image of PhatMojo’s upcoming DuckTales Wave 2 in the website’s background, and we’ve heard from our readers and listeners at least once a week about these toys.
But then a lot of time passed. We had heard that Wave 2 was scheduled to be released this Spring, but when Spring came and went the amount of questions that we were receiving across email and social media hit a fever pitch. One thing has been clear to us, DuckFans loved their DuckTales action figures and want more. We dismissed the early concerns that something was wrong because we assumed DuckTales summer hiatus impacted the release of the figures. After all, many of the figures in the image were of characters or stories that had not yet aired.
All the while, we stopped hearing from PhatMojo for a time. That’s when we started having to convince ourselves that there wasn’t a problem. Recently one of our readers, Dylan Duck, let us know in a comment that they had reached out to someone at PhatMojo by email and they had received a reply. The reply stated that the wave was on “indefinite hold” and that a “limited release” was possible. They also said that although the first wave had a great response, “critical interest” was low for the second wave.
Upon reading these reports we reached out to PhatMojo CEO, Shawn McCarthy, hoping to gain more insight into what is going on and what we can all do to insure we have DuckTales figures available in stores as soon as possible. Shawn responded this weekend in a very positive email. There are plans for a “limited release” this year. I want to tell you what that means, but I am still waiting on confirmation that I can share that part of the email. As soon as we receive the go ahead we will let you all know.
The toy line as a whole needs “critical interest.” What does that mean? It means they need a retailer interested in selling us these toys! PhatMojo hopes to have the “limited release” worked out this week, but the broader toy line needs interest from retailers. This is where we need to get the word out to retailers that we want to buy PhatMojo’s DuckTales toys. The “limited release” planned for this holiday season could make a statement that may create that interest.
I didn’t want to write a blog tonight that didn’t give you the most important detail, but we also don’t want to announce what is in the “limited release” until we get the ok from PhatMojo. Where would you like to get your PhatMojo figures? Join the conversation below in the comments or on social media (just search for DuckTalks).