Ghostbusters Funko Pop Movies 3 Pack


Back in May Funko showed off upcoming Funko products. (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, May 20, 2016) Maybe to the surprise of ghostheads, their was to be a new Ghostbusters Pop! Movies collectible! Not just one figure either. Fans wouldn’t have to buy them separately. However, ghostheads would have to buy them from Walmart as this 3 pack would be there exclusive.

My nearest location barely carries Pops! and other nerd collectibles. Seeing how they didn’t seem to carry summer 2016 Ghostbusters toys, I knew I wouldn’t see this 2.5 miles from my house. I went to order from the blue stores site. On the first try they were sold out. One day weeks later when I was being responsible keeping ECU running my friend let me know these were in stock. I was able to avoid the inconvenience of trying to go to another location and buy from secondary/third markets too.

Same friend (who is a Funko Pops! collector) and I placed an order. After I received mine via mail (to further avoid the blue store) and the day he was expecting his, a Walmart he was at (in New Jersey) had 10 of them. :O

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30th Anniversary: SDCC 2014 Limited Edition Funko Pop! Movies Ghostbusters


Note: Originally appeared at my personal site, iRich.

On June 24, 2014 Funko revealed (GBI) the upcoming SDCC Pop! Movies Ghostbusters exclusives. Immediately I knew I wanted one above all.

A Funko Pop! Movies Ghostbusters 4 pack? With the guys covered in marshmallow? Yes please.😀 As I wasn’t going to SDCC, getting this at face value (not its limited edition, its hot right now value) wasn’t going to be easy. As is usually the case I saw these on eBay well near and over $100 USD.

I had been looking for what was a previous exclusive variant of Funko’s Pop! Movie Stay-Puft, found at then US retailer Hot Topic. They too were going for varying prices from on-line retailers to eBay sellers. During a search I came across Fugitive Toys. I hadn’t previously heard of them. I hadn’t really collected vinyl figures and since that’s their toy business, made sense.

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30th Anniversary: Funko Pop! Rides ECTO-1


Note: Originally appeared at my personal site, iRich.

Originally I didn’t know how I felt about a Funko Pop! Rides ECTO-1. I hadn’t owned other Pop! Rides. If it wasn’t for Funko Pop! Movies Winston I didn’t know if I would add this to my Ghostbusters collectibles. As I was building my Funko Pop! Movies Ghostbusters collection and waiting to own a Funko Pop! Rides ECTO-1 I knew I’d get one. I didn’t know when. As I had waited nearly all year anyway it became a Christmas present.🙂

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30th Anniversary: Funko Pop! Movies Winston Zeddemore


Note: Originally appeared at my personal site, iRich.

Early on when Funko was beginning to show (GBI) their Pop! Movies Ghostbusters figures, their wasn’t a pic to be found of Winston Zeddemore. Before Funko could receive an on-line petition ghostheads were assured Winston was to come with an Ecto-1 Pop Ride. While Pop! Movies Winston deserves a company car, fans really should have been able to buy a Pop! Movies Winston Zeddemore from the start. In the later half of Ghostbusters, he does drive ECTO-1 (at least once) and he’d often drive ECTO-1 during The Real Ghostbusters. He wasn’t the only Ghostbuster to do so.

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30th Anniversary: Ghostbusters Funko Pop! Movies Peter Venkman


Note: Originally appeared at my personal site, iRich

In August I wrote about the Funko Pop! Movies Ghostbusters vinyl figures I had bought from Barnes & Noble and Amazon. I was missing a stand alone Pop! Movies Ghostbuster. To explain the absence I said:

Pop! Dr. Venkman was unavailable as he was looking for a non existent Dana as Gatekeeper Pop!

I knew I’d be receiving a Pop! Movies Dr. Peter Venkman (104) as a gift. With Christmas come and gone, I not only received a Pop! Movies Dr. Peter Venkman, other Funko Pop! Ghostbusters figures as well.🙂

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30th Anniversary: Ghostbusters Funko Pop! Movies Stay-Puft


Note: Originally appeared at my personal site, iRich.

The Funko Pop! Movies Stay-Puft has arrived!! No 30th Anniversary Ghostbusters celebration would be complete without the marshmallow man. Is he a man though? After all he’s made of marshmallows. At some point the philosophical questions had to be thought about.

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3oth Anniversary: Ghostbusters Funko Pop! Movies Vinyl Figures


Note: Originally appeared at my personal site, iRich.

In March 2014 Funko, a collectible toy company announced their Ghostbusters Pop! Movie Vinyl figures were coming for Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary. Previously I wasn’t too familiar with Funko products. When it came to vinyl figures, I knew more about Mighty Muggs from Hasbro. I found out about them for the first time a couple years ago. When I saw Mighty Muggs at US toy retailer Toys ‘R Us and bought two retailer exclusive licensed Marvel Iron Man 2 figures.

What’s the difference in brands? Mighty Muggs are a bigger scale and seem to have decal graphics for clothing, skin, and hair. Pop! Vinyl Figures generally are 4 inches in size, look more realistic, are known for their circular black eyes, their heads can move, more detailed skin, hair, and clothing. Depending on the figure, will come with its known accessory that isn’t removable.

Both companies did or do share similar licenses that include characters from MarvelDC, and Disneyfor starters. Pops! are meant to be collectible and continue with licenses for classic and more recent television shows. Of course movies too from back in what I like to call the day to present.

When they were announced most of the pop vinyl line would be available in May. The Winston Pop! Movie figure would be available with the Pop! Movie ECTO-1. For most retailers product 109 continued have its release date moved. The item may be available at the end of August. I’ve seen an on-line retailer through Amazon list an October release.

Not surprising I’ve liked these figures almost immediately. They’re the vinyl figures I would have wanted from the beginning and didn’t even know I needed. When they became available closer to the end of April I was getting ready for vacation. Between travel expenses and things like bills I knew I’d have to wait until June. With the LEGO Ecto-1 Ghostbusters set coming out, at the time I felt I’d have an easier time finding the Pop! figures during the summer.

Near the end of July while on a trip to the nearest Barnes & Noble (one of two national chains, the other being Hot Topic that I know of that carries Funko Pop! vinyl figures) they had Dr. Venkman, (104) Dr. Stantz, (105) and Egon. (106) Slimer and a different size Pop! would come from Amazon first week of August.

Pop! Dr. Venkman was unavailable as he was looking for a non existent Dana as Gatekeeper Pop! Pop! Dr. Ray was more then happy to help a ghosthead and collector out.😉

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