You’re probably aware I have had a Matty Collector Ghostbusters collection (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, January 9, 2018) for a number of years now. The one Matty Collectible I hadn’t posted about exclusively or wrote about previously is their version of the traveler.
Photo Source: Ecto-Containment
Prior to Ghostbusters 20th Anniversary in 2004 N.E.C.A, released Ghostbusters collectibles for the 21 century. Early products included (Extreme) Head Knockers. They were better versions of bobble heads.
N.E.C.A also made the first detailed Ghostbusters figures. The kind of figures we would have wanted in 1984. Except for one problem, “likeness rights” or other reasoning prevented them from selling ghostheads at least 4 Ghostbusters figures.
They did the next best thing, villians! Series 1 as they called them included Slimer, Terror Dogs, a 15 inch Stay-Puft, and Gozer!
When I originally had Series 1, I opened them almost like it was Christmas 1987. I still have the loose figures 14 years later. Today I took photos and created a new page for my NECA collection. Which can also be found under the Toys navigation menu.
Photo Source: N.E.C.A
I admit I also have ulterior motive for adding 24 figures I own (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, January 9, 2018) to Ecto-Containment. I’m looking to sell them.
I’m asking $60 USD per Twelve Inch Ghostbusters figure. Or $240 USD for all four. Can sell individually or as a set.
I’m asking $75.00 USD for the 12 inch Egon/Ray Ghostbusters II set.
Twelve Inch Ghostbusters figures come in their original white mailers. Figures packaging haven’t been opened. I also admit I once was going to open Egon. Out of all four figures, I’ve only displayed Egon and Ray. Otherwise figures have been in their original white mailer boxes. Each figure includes all accessories, instructions, and advertising from Matty Collector.
Six Inch Ghostbusters figures come in their original white mailers. With the exception of any figure that didn’t have a white mailer box. Figures packaging haven’t been opened. Each figure includes all accessories from Matty Collector.
I’m looking between $30 USD per figure. Prices may be adjusted.
While I’d prefer to ship within the United States, I could ship internationally as long as buyer or buyers pay shipping and any additional fees. Which will be stated before final sale.
I can be reached at spengs @ ecto-containment dot com. Or you can message me at Facebook. Or please leave a comment below.
Thank you in advance for reading and looking! I’d appreciate any re-blogs, shares on Facebook, re-tweets on Twitter, or through any other social media platforms.
Sticky Note: Ecto-Containment will continue to be at ecto-containment.com throughout 2018.
Last week I began the first of two current site updates. Creating 4 new pages to add 12 inch Matty Collector Ghostbusters to Ecto-Containment. I also organized the Matty Collector Prop Toys menu. I had most of the 12 inch figures on the site before having to prepare for winter storm Grayson.
Yesterday I took photos of the 6 inch Matty Collector Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II figures. Along with a 12 inch Ghostbusters II Egon/Ray “museum” set. It took into the evening to edit, resize, and watermark 60 + photos.
Today I created 23 new pages to mostly add photos of both six inch and twelve inch Matty Collector Ghostbusters photos. I haven’t written about most of these figures. I might eventually or the pages will be more about archiving and digital preservation.
All Matty Collector page links can be accessed by either clicking Matty Collector or hover over that part of Toys to see more navigation to Twelve Inch, and Six Inch figures. Where each 12 inch or 6 inch Ghostbusters figure page is also listed.
Photo Source: Ecto-Containment
The working Matty Collector Ghost Trap (eBay) and Matty Collector Neutrino Wand (eBay) are kept in their white mailer boxers and crate boxes. Included are any original packing materials, accessories, and instructions.
Both auctions have a buy it now or bid option ending on Monday afternoon ET.
They come from a smoke free and no pets environment.
I’ve been looking for Kenner Instructions I didn’t have (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, June 6, 2013) since at least 2013. Number 1 on the list, Kenner Ecto-Goggles & Ecto-Popper instructions. While four years later I haven’t found or been contacted about the original US instructions, we’re all a little closer to some kind of instructions.
If you have a US or English version of Kenner The Real Ghostbusters Ecto-Goggles & Ecto-Popper instructions that can be scanned to share, please leave a comment or email me at spengs @ ecto-containment dot com.
I recently asked on the Ghostbusters Collectors Facebook group about these instructions. Ghosthead Nikos Milonas from Greece shared the one page, (front and back) “instructions” from his collection.
From my memory, the US instructions were much closer to how say ECTO-1 instructions were. A multi-page booklet detailing both the goggles and popper. The French version barely qualifies as instruction. Was Kenner trying to save some money on printing costs in Europe?
The back page is Kenner really caring in multiple languages. As I’ve waited 4 + years for Kenner Ecto-Googles instructions I’m appreciative of Nikos sharing the instructions. As they were from photos, the multi-language customer service page wasn’t as clear as the “instructions.” I used one of Kenner US versions for the 2 page PDF file.
- Ecto-Goggles And Ecto-Popper (PDF file)
In December 2010 Matty Collector began getting into producing functioning Ghostbusters “props.” Which I’ve called prop toys in comparison to ghostheads who have the “tools and the talent” to build their own. I’m not one of those ghostheads. I was probably happy to be able to buy the first Ghostbusters tool we see used in Ghostbusters.
December 2010 was technically before Ecto-Containment existed. I wasn’t writing first impressions or Rich Reviews. With Matty Collector prop toys I wouldn’t for at least a couple more years. By then I didn’t see a need to review this P.K.E Meter. I did want to share photos on Ecto-Containment.
In July 2017 as I was moving and selling parts of my collection, I took a dozen photos. Nearly seven years later to its release I’m getting around to sharing photos.
Photo Source: Ecto-Containment HQ
Earlier this year I wrote that Inside Editions would be publishing (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, April 29, 2017) a Haynes (UK) Ghostbusters workshop manual. Written by Troy Benjamin and Marc Sumerak. Illustrations by Ian Moores.
Related: Ectomobile Workshop Manual To Be Published. (GBI Blog Post)
I was born long after the 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Miller-Meteor was built. I wouldn’t have seen a Haynes (US) manual in stores for any 1950s Cadillacs, let alone an Ectomobile.
Nearly 60 years later, Haynes, Insight Editions, Sony/Ghost Corps, and ghostheads had the foresight to add to the Ghostbusters franchise. Covering multiple Cadillacs along with vehicle equipment. While that could be enough Ghostbusters Ectomobile Owner’s Workshop Manual also delves into Ghostbusters gadgetry.
When I began collecting real Ghostbusters six years ago I eventually wanted to write about them all and include photos. The way I did collect, wanted to write about them, and real life didn’t always allow for that.
Before I moved in July and sold some of my Kenner The Real Ghostbusters collection I took some new photos of toys I hadn’t photographed in previous years. This month I took new photos, some which also hadn’t been photographed. I didn’t necessarily plan to write about them now, that’s what I’ve mostly done.
If I still have the toys I’ve taken new photos, added a new Ecto-Containment “watermark,” and replaced them with older Ectocontainment photos.
I haven’t had satellite in more than a year. Even if I did I wouldn’t have been watching a network of cartoons. Paul R. from Spook Central (Facebook) was and saw a TV spot for Playmobil (US) Ghostbusters sets.
On July 15, 2016 Ghostbusters: Answer The Call premiered to US theaters, adding to 32 years of Ghostbusters history. If you weren’t on this etherial plain or too young between 1984-1997 and are looking for Cliffs Notes about the evolution of Ghostbusters, UK magazine Geeky Monkey has ghostheads covered.
In July 2016 I had never heard of Geeky Monkey. At the time driving just to the Barnes & Nobles locations near the old place wasn’t practical. I wouldn’t have been looking for imported UK magazines anyway.
Related: Empire Ghostbusters Magazine PDFs (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, April 20, 2017)