Rich Roy’s Stay-Puft Timeline
Originally a San Diego Comic Con exclusive, Matty released and sold a 20 inch Stay-Puft Marshmallow man as a “scene in a suitcase” diorama. Please read that again, a nearly two foot tall marshmallow like collectible!
After removing the inner packaging from the suitcase, we have the beginnings of a diorama. Probably pricey New York City real estate. “Pulling” the folds back opens ghostheads to a world.
A world where Matty Collector thought any ghosthead would have room to display this happy fluffy like man. A world (in a box) where even a 20″ collectible can be held back.
Stay-Puft looks like he materialized from 1959, ready to have fun on a NYC night. Where better to explore then by the Ghostbusters cardboard diorama firehouse.
As part of this neat-o, not entirely accurate scene are multiple diorama pieces. They have tabs that “slide” into the surroundings. I probably tried, never had the complete cityscape in the tabs or on display.
Let’s talk about a Matty marshmallow collectible decision. It’s precedessors made their suppose to be soft marshmallow collectibles from plastics. This big guy is made of a type of foam which makes Stay-Puft soft, squishy like.
The price of this texture, Stay-Puft could naturally yellow. It was a enough of a problem that Mattel explained the process of making them. Paint and this foam didn’t mix well.
Other problems can include indentations on the foam and surface cracks. Fortunately I haven’t noticed any yellowing. I never displayed a Matty Collector Stay-Puft, keeping it in box their has been at least slight indentations.
Despite all the flaws a dude made of fake marshmallows can have, I didn’t regret this purchase.