Mattel New Ghostbusters Toys Information

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Over at GBI in the Ghost Corps Mattel Display (GBI Blog Post, April 16, 2016) on May 1, 2016 in the comments section I added the new toys with pricing if I knew them. Today thanks to Matthew Jordan who oversees the Ghostbusters Wiki and David Boozer we now have further information.

May 1, 2016

Ghostbusters (2016) 6″ Figures

  • Abby Yates
  • Erin Gilbert
  • Jillian Holtzmann
  • Patty Tolan
  • Stay Puft Balloon Ghost
  • Rowan The Destroyer
  • Mayhem

Ghostbusters (2016) Ecto Minis: 3-Pack

  • Abby Yates 3-Pack
  • Erin Gilbert 3-Pack
  • Jillian Holtzmann 3-Pack
  • Patty Tolan
  • Ecto Minis
  • Ecto-1

Ghostbusters (2016) Role Playing Toy

  • Proton Pack Projector

Ghostbusters (2016) One Off

  • Slimer with Sounds

Ghostbusters (2016) Ecto Ghosts

  • Slimer
  • Rat Ghost
  • Splitting Ghost

Ghostbusters Hot Wheels

  • Ghostbusters (2016) Ecto-1 and Ecto-2 2-Pack
  • Ecto-1  and Ecto-1A 2-Pack

Ghostbusters (2016) Ecto Minis

  • Mystery Box (One Character per box, 12 (or
    13?) to collect) *Amazon is selling them. Amerang Uk has a 24 pack of
    them listed. Confirmed May 1st release date on Ebay.

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Some Matty Collector Ghostbusters Sculpting

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With Mattel Ghostbusters/2016 toys (slowly, depending on location) reaching retailers this month and Diamond Select Toys Ghostbusters Selects also at retailers it gave me an opportunity to finally post something I never got to in January for some reason.

Eleventyplex, a traditional sculpting company once worked with Matty Collector on their Ghostbusters figures. These sculpts included Dana Barrett, Librarian, Taxi Ghost, and Cinema Ghost. The ghost figures were accessories to Matty Collector Ghostbusters figures.

Here are additional photos of their Ghostbusters sculpts. On the side navigation menu you can also view the rest of their portfolio.

Source:  Eleventyplex

Mattel Planning New Ghostbusters Figures And A Proton Pack

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Sony Pictures VP of global consumer products, Mark Caplan has provided information about what ghostheads can expect from their business partnership with Mattel in the next year. While we’re probably not getting those The Real Ghostbusters figures (Ghostbusters Inc. Blog Post, July 25, 2014) we’ll see new Ghostbusters figures and have a Proton Pack. Continue reading “Mattel Planning New Ghostbusters Figures And A Proton Pack”

Hot Wheels The Real Ghostbusters Ecto-1

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Previously Mattel’s die cast brand Hot Wheels has produced and sold (GB Inc. Blog Post, December 12, 2014) ECTO-1s in various sizes. Less then a year later on the cusp of The Real Ghostbusters 30th anniversary Mattel finally made an Ecto-1, “as seen in the hit series The Real Ghostbusters.”

If you want your RGBs Hot Wheels to have more of a “on duty” feel, their’s also a glow in the dark version. Which was a Mexican comic con exclusive. They’re marked up on a popular auction site upwards of $80 USD. The regular version, hopefully to be found at retailers on and off-line should cost considerably less. And what about that sweet card? Continue reading “Hot Wheels The Real Ghostbusters Ecto-1”

Rich Review: Matty Collector Ghost Trap

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Intro: On October 17, 2011 Matty Collector brought ghostheads the second officially licensed Ghostbusters™ prop toy, the Ghost Trap. The first was the P.K.E Meter, which originally went on sale in December 2010. During that October Ghostbusters retail wise, Mattel had made a somewhat odd decision to sell expensive new Ghostbusters collectibles at the same time. I always felt they should have been spread out over a quarter. Personally I couldn’t afford what I wanted, which included a brand new sealed in box collectible Ghost Trap.

As the year the Earth was suppose to be destroyed by ancient culture’s beliefs began I was finally ready to buy a Matty Collector Ghost Trap from the source. I couldn’t because they were finally sold out. Not in a Mattel’s poor business practice way either. Fortunately their were some alternatives, I really didn’t want to pay a secondary or third party mark up.

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I found a listing on a popular auction site with a buy it now option too. As luck would have it, the seller was in my state. I was able to buy a Matty Collector Ghost Trap for about what it would have originally cost with shipping. “Call it fate, call it karma…”  Continue reading “Rich Review: Matty Collector Ghost Trap”

Matty Collector Ghost Trap Un-Boxing From 2012

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On October 17, 2011 Matty Collector brought ghostheads the second officially licensed Ghostbusters™ prop toy, the Ghost Trap. The first was the P.K.E Meter, which originally went on sale in December 2010. During that October Ghostbusters retail wise, Mattel had made a somewhat odd decision to sell expensive new Ghostbusters collectibles at the same time. I always felt they should have been spread out over a quarter. Personally I couldn’t afford what I wanted, which included a brand new sealed in box collectible Ghost Trap.

As the year the Earth was suppose to be destroyed by ancient culture’s beliefs began I was finally ready to buy a Matty Collector Ghost Trap from the source. I couldn’t because they were finally sold out. Not in a Mattel’s poor business practice way either. Fortunately their were some alternatives, I really didn’t want to pay a secondary or third party mark up. Continue reading “Matty Collector Ghost Trap Un-Boxing From 2012”

Matty Collector Ecto Goggles Update

When I gave my first impression about Matty Collector’s Ecto Goggles on August 26, 2013 I figured that’s the last I would have wrote about them. Within a few days, then about a month later things changed with my pair of Matty Ecto Goggles. I thought I commented about this on the site, (might have been during the transition) of course I can’t find it now. When putting the 3 AAA batteries in (two on the bottom, one on the side) and removing them I had been using a 12 volt power screw driver. It’s usually easier for me and it hadn’t been a problem. The last time I went to put the batteries in to film the animations again, I couldn’t remove the side screw. The one that powers the goggles. I was sure I stripped the screw and probably did. I don’t have the right tool or bit to deal with it. Friends and I’ve tried without the bits/tools, even tried the rubber band trick that kept coming up on-line. I know its my fault, I’ve felt if Mattel didn’t put that one side screw inside that one “part” for the look, small power tool or not it’d be free. Instead of me some day possibly spending money on bits and tools I normally don’t need. Lesson has been learned which is why I’ve been careful and haven’t even had that 12 volt power screw driver anywhere near my Neutrino Wand.

As I’ve been putting together my Ghostbusters uniform during Septmeber 2013 and will wear the Ecto Goggles I decided to apply the decals. Using screen shots provided by ghostheads, I applied a minor amount of decals where it looked screen accurate as it could. When they’re applied, you can see how small they are compared to prop replicas. Maybe Matty Collector/Epic Creations would have liked ghostheads to use just about all of them. It would have been too much.

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For example the lenses technical and danger decals could have been as long as they’re wide. Although I don’t show off all sides of my Ecto Goggles with the decals applied, you might notice slight peeling. I definitely handled them enough, I don’t know if the plastic was oily. They haven’t been displayed and usually stayed in their box, inside my house. It was unusually hot for October 2013, humidity could have been an issue. I may eventually use a professional set of decals and apply them to make these Ecto Goggles look more accurate for how they were built.

Whatever the reason Mattel completely ignored (at least in the final production) any chance of keeping these resting against your forehead, with or without batteries. Their is a way to correct it, it’s so simple Matty/Epic could have just supplied the material and let the buyer decide. Two words: Weather Stripping

Or is that one word? I’m not in that business.

Perhaps others figured this out immediately, one ghosthead and at least another posted about this on Ghostbusters Fans. I don’t know the brand or if their is a particular thickness. Go to the blue, orange, or red hardware retailer and buy a bag (I think it comes in  bag) of weather stripping.

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Its light, its soft, I think it has a sticky side. Cut to length and apply. It won’t look pretty and from the back it looks like you might be building 1980s artificial intelligence. For some scientific law of Newton you can wear Matty/Epic Ecto Goggles against your forehead. You don’t even have to cut the straps unless you want a tighter and more screen accurate look.

Special thanks to friend, ghosthead, and colleague of Ghostbusters NJ Bill Malkin for providing the material and making the modifications as we were working on my pack.