This wasn’t entirely unexpected news. As stated in the press release Hasbro and Sony are partners with the recent (not talked about by me yet) Ghostbusters Transformers Ecto-1 Ectrotron. Which is also part of the current Ghostbusters/Transformers comic book series from IDW Publishing.
The fun part for ghostheads is Hasbro ties (sorta) to the original The Real Ghostbusters. Kenner was the “master toy company” for real Ghostbusters toys during 1980 something. Sometime after the series ended in 1991, Hasbro acquired Kenner.
What Ghostbusters toys will Hasbro make in 2020? I think safe bet mostly is a tie into Ghostbusters 2020. Will we see retro style real Ghostbusters figures? It’s fun to speculate and in time we’ll know.
In 1980 something if you wanted to have a Ghostbusters (birthday) party, these themed items (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, January 8, 2015) were about the best your parental units were going to do.
Fast forward 31 years, (my, how Ghostbusters times have changed) Spirit Halloween has officially licensed Ghostbusters items for your upcoming Ghostbusters party or event.
Looking for Ghostbusters decor to throw a great party? Who you gonna call? This officially licensed Ghostbusters Tablecloth and Banner are the perfect way to add some ghostly haunting to your next party. The Ghostbusters are on call 24 hours a day to serve all your supernatural party needs.
Dimensions: 108″H x 54″W (tablecloth), 5″H x 80″W (banner)
Material: Cardboard, plastic
Opinion: A Ghostbusters tablecloth would have been perfect when I was 10. It’s great that Spirit Halloween and Sony finally have the right decor for a Ghostbusters party. Considering their have been such parties since 1984. This tablecloth could also be a really nice touch for Ghostbusters franchise events.
A Ghostbusters tablecloth could be enough, at the same price point Spirit Halloween includes a 14 linked banner that spells Ghostbusters. This is nit-picky, the second Slimer image should have been Stay-Puft.
Toys news site, ToyArk took photos as part of their SDCC coverage. Overall this is The Real Ghostbusters series Ecto-1 I remember. As the figures aren’t posable, it stands to reason “the car” won’t have doors that open. Either way this Ecto-1 would be great for display.
Details, pricing, and a release date haven’t been revealed. This post and/or a new one will be updated when more information is available.
Diamond Select Toys produced a couple of series (Diamond Select Toys Blog Post) featuring The Real Ghostbusters figures. Although posable, they don’t quite capture, (from what I’ve seen of them) “the Kenner feel.” A reason I don’t own any of them.
On a higher end collector market, Chronicle Collectibles is producing all 4 The Real Ghostbusters figures along with Slimer. The bad: They’re more like statues, total cost, near $600 USD*, and Slimer is exclusive to buying the set. “Figures” without Slimer can be bought individually. *Chronicle Collectibles offers monthly payment plans.
I’ve added a new item (link removed as EGBs Ecto-1 has been sold) to the Ecto-Containment Store. Around 2012 I bought an Extreme Ghostbusters Ecto-1 sealed in box, until 2015.
Now, during Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary, it was for sale.
ø Firing Pop-Up Missile Launcher! ø Blazing Lights & Action Sounds! ø Awesome Action Ghost Trap! ø Fits All “EGB” Action Figures! I’ve owned this Extreme Ghostbusters Ecto-1 in box since around 2012. It was sealed in box until I opened it in 2015 for review on Ecto-Containment. EGB Ecto-1 comes with original packaging and includes accessories. Please see photos and review for more about Extreme Ghostbusters Ecto-1! Vehicle comes from a smoke free and pet free residence.
Before their could ever be a The Real Ghostbusters version of ECTO-1 from Kenner, their had to be a prototype and approval from guys in casual apparel.
An internal photo print of said prototype was posted by the Facebook group, Ghostbusters Incorporated Worldwide. This proto Ecto-1 is based off the The Real Ghostbusterspromo. It still looks cool, feels delicate and doesn’t appear it would fit a single figure, let alone three. Remember a Real Ghostbuster of your choosing usually sat in the gunner chair up on the roof of Ecto-1.
In May the box subscription service Loot Crate announced a new Limited Edition Crate. One that would celebrate the Ghostbusters film franchise for both the 20 and 21 centuries. With Ghostbusters (2016) on the horizon from Columbia Pictures, a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, new and “classic” merchandise could mean an all Ghostbusters crate was indeed possible.
Last month around Ghostbusters 32 anniversary ghostheads were able to place their orders. Personally I don’t subscribe to any subscription box services. For a limited edition all Ghostbusters collectibles, I wouldn’t normally need to give buying a second thought. I did as with Ghostbusters (2016) being the shiny new Ghostbusters movie I knew their could be more Ghostbusters (2016) collectibles then GHOSTBUSTERS ones.
I decided if their was one or more items I didn’t want I could sell hopefully for a small profit. I took a plunge into a river of Ghostbusters collectible. Which shipped in early July and arrived from California a little earlier this week.
Before I talk about the items and show 22 additional photos I will provide the following:
If you ordered this Limited Edition Loot Crate and either haven’t received your order yet and would like the element of surprise to have your own enjoyment, you may want to read my reviews of other Ghostbusters collectibles. They can be found under iRich.
One of our contacts behind the marketing of Lego Dimensions (US) sent additional information, (during last weeks snow clean up) and a trailer for when a few LEGO doctors meet up at the same time. Yeah, I know.
For the first time in any LEGO videogame, characters and vehicles from some of the biggest entertainment brands in the universe converge in LEGO® Dimensions™. In a new short trailer illustrating the game’s crazy, possible mash-ups, Dr. Venkman from Ghostbusters™, Doc Brown from Back to the Future™, and The Doctor from the long running British science fiction television series Doctor Who, unexpectedly come together.
Fans can play through individual levels based on these popular properties in the game’s main story. Players can also explore one distinct, freeplay Adventure World for each of these entertainment properties with any LEGO Dimensions minifigure belonging to that brand. Each Adventure World provides players access to additional gameplay content and exploration throughout some of the most iconic locations from each brand’s universe.
Lego Dimensions (US) Ghostbusters level pack is available now. If being a Ghostbusters Lego game of sorts isn’t enough reason to want to add this your LEGO Dimensions game, the great people behind the games were nice enough to send me an email. Continue reading →
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