Site Update: NECA Ghostbusters

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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

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New Ghostbusters Pop Tees

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Funko recently announced wave 2 of their Pop! Tees. Among the likes of some jokerish space civil war t-shirts is the above Ghostbusters Pop! t-shirt. We know Pop! Movies Winston Zeddemore (iRich Blog Post, December 28, 2014) is smaller in scale, that isn’t a reason to exclude him.

You may remember Funko originally released (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, July 11, 2015) a Ghostbusters Pop! Tee as a SDCC 2015 exclusive. Which was later sold at retailers and on-line.

Each of Funko’s Pop! Tees come with a Pop! Mini Standee collector card. They’ll be available during Summer 2016.

Source: Funko

Cryptozoic Entertainment Ghostbusters Fan Club Kit Pre-Order

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At last month’s Toy Fair New York aka NYTF, one of the collectible items Cryptozoic Entertainment had on display (GBI Blog Post, February 14, 2016) is the upcoming GHOSTBUSTERS Fan Club Collector Kit.

As I was too young for the official fan club (GBI Blog Post, June 8, 2014) and somehow missed out on Ghostbusters cereal’s “Be a Ghostbuster” cereal premium (GBI Blog Post, October 20, 2014) thirty two years later finally, I get to officially be part of a Ghostbusters fan club! 😀

Even though I wanted to with GBI, I never quite had the financial means to keep mass quantities of fan club materials to give to “franchises.” Continue reading “Cryptozoic Entertainment Ghostbusters Fan Club Kit Pre-Order”

Rich Review: Ghostbusters Vinyl Sugar Idolz

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Around this years San Diego Comic Con when Funko/Vinyl Sugar‘s Ghostbusters Vinyl Idolz were out there in the wild I was checking the usual on-line retail sites so I could buy them. Still to my knowledge no ghosthead who isn’t an employee of Funko knows why their isn’t a Vinyl Idolz Winston. I sorta preferred the SDCC exclusive versions. (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, July 11, 2015) A reasonable price alluded me within the US. Last year I bought something similar with Funko’s SDCC Marshmallow Covered Movie Pops!. (iRich Blog Post, December 28, 2014)

With some of the exclusivity out of reach I ended up buying Vinyl Idolz Peter Venkman first from Barnes & Noble‘s website. Vinyl Idolz Ray Stantz and Vinyl Idolz Egon Spengler came from an eBay seller in NJ. I was able to save some more that way. Continue reading “Rich Review: Ghostbusters Vinyl Sugar Idolz”

SDCC Exclusive: Funko Pop! Tees Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man

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At the end of June Funko, who had previously produced and sells a Pop! Movies ‘roasted’ Stay-Puft vinyl (iRich Blog Post) figure (which I have and believe I still need to write about) chose its angry, roasted vinyl figure for a SDCC 2015 exclusive t-shirt.

The packaging is modeled after Funko’s Pop! Movies Ghostbusters packaging. I’m not sure (outside of secondary and third markets) if these will be available for retail. If you attended SDCC, you may have been able to pick one up.

Photo Source: Funko

Vinyl Idolz SDCC 2015 Exclusives

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Vinyl Sugar, a Funko company (sure that works) revealed during June three upcoming San Diego Comic Con Ghostbusters Vinyl Idolz exclusives. A touch of paint + a limited number made + SDCC sticker divided by the square root of being a SDCC exclusive = second and third party mark ups on-line.

As a quick aside I would have written about them sooner if it hadn’t been for personal obligations wondering if we would need multiple mortgages.

Let’s take a look at these exclusive variants. Continue reading “Vinyl Idolz SDCC 2015 Exclusives”

The Real Watch

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Recently a technology company released a digital watch. The core of the produce section watch is the same, their designs, style, and even the way they’re made varies. Did you know another company that invented technology also was involved in the watch business back in the 1980s?

Amongst the upper echelon of Ghostbusters merchandise, originally meant for children, also stylish enough for adults is The Real Watch, watches based on the Ghostbusters and The Real Ghostbusters license. Continue reading “The Real Watch”