Post by Capsule x Nike on Sept 4, 2013 0:31:38 GMT -6
MATTEL (LATIN AMERICA)
In the year 2000, Mattel picked up the rights to release Dragonball toys in Latin America. This line saw the Re-issue of MANY previously discontinued figures and vehicles from various other lines around the globe including Bandai's super battle collection, AB's Vehicles, playsets, and minifigures as well as the Bandai US 1997 Blasting Energy Action figures. All figures and playsets would have all new packaging and sport the Mattel logo.
MATTEL BANDAI SBC RE-ISSUES
Mattel unfortunately would not get around to re-releasing ALL the original SBC figures before the lines cancellation. The figures that can be found in their unique green blister pack style packaging are volumes 00-19 , 28-38, and 40-42.
VOL.00 Son Goku Perfect Version (image coming soon)
According to DBT, these Mattel figures were available in January 2001. I don't know the release date, but that is extremely helpful for placing their release in 2000 or 2001! Despotes incorrectly referred to them as Mexican figures (or figures released in Mexico), as it seems they were actually released in Brazil and perhaps other South American countries instead, since the websites (that no longer work) were in Portuguese and located in Brazil.
Wednesday, 1/17/2001, 3:22 PM EST - Dragonball Z in Mexico! -Despotes
Bandai, AB, and Irwin toys south of the border!
American toy giant Mattel has started releasing imported Dragonball Z toys in Mexico! So far, they've imported Bandai Super Battle Collection figures, and AB and Irwin playsets!
What does this mean for US fans? Well, it will now be much easier to get some of the super-rare AB toys, such as the Mr. Satan car playset, figures and vehicles! These toys have been popping up all over eBay, and are available in many Mexican online stores that will ship to the US. And of course, if you live close to the border, then these toys are just a road trip away.
Dragonball Z can be seen in Spanish on Telemundo, Monday through Friday.
UPDATE: The Mattel versions of the AB playsets, such as the Satan car and the Gokou bike, are different colors than the AB versions. Thanks to Vegeta Jr. for pointing that one out.