New York Toy Fair: New Factory Entertainment Ghostbusters Shakems Pictures

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Figures.com took new pictures of Factory Entertainment‘s upcoming Ghostbusters Shakems. Pictures from New York Toy Fair showed Mr. Stay-Puft, Slimer, a variant angry Stay-Puft head, which will be included, and their boxes.

I felt like I also saw pictures of the actual Ghostbusters Shakems too which were being worked on within the last year. If I find out new information about them, I can provide an update.

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New York Toy Fair: Factory Entertainment Write ‘Ems

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Factory Entertainment, makers of the upcoming Ghostbusters Shakems and lunchbox showed off a set of Ghostbusters character pens, known as Write ‘Ems. They appear to be small, wide or fat pens that can stand on their own for display too. They look more like collectibles then writing instruments. Slimer reminds me of a candle. It seems Peter Venkman and Slimer Write ‘Ems will come as a set. Its unclear if Factory Entertainment is planning on making more Ghostbusters characters Write ‘Ems.

I don’t know if the rights are already secured or the products are in some production stage. Unless Factory Entertainment knows Write ‘Ems are profitable I’d hold off on selling the other guys as collectible pens.

No further information is available about release date or pricing.

What do you think of these Write ‘Ems? Will you be buying?

Photo Source: Figures.com

New York Toy Fair: QMX Announces Q-Pop Ghostbusters

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QMX, (Quantum Mechanics) makers of Q-Pop figures announced at New York Toy Fair they’ll be producing Ghostbusters Q-Pop figures. Q-Pop Ghostbusters Prototypes weren’t available, (hopefully for future cons) the above four concepts were. From first glance you might think QMX was prepearing a treatment for a new cartoon, perhaps with kid versions of the guys. If you ignore the fact Ray is smoking a cigarette. Which in itself today will be interesting to see if that makes the final version.

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GB Inc. Media

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Lack of news updates this month is partially attributed to working on site content. I could have posted smaller posts, I wanted to wait until a certain amount of content had been completed and uploaded. This was also occurring during a barrage of snow storms, changes to health insurance, and of course big Toy Fair news.

In the old incarnation of GBI, the majority of converted print media wasn’t available in PDF format. Basically because I didn’t know I already had software to combine multiple PDF files. Instead of just uploading separate files, through research, trial, and error, what is or was physical books became digital copies for the first time. With the later media I did more then combine PDF files. I’ll talk more about that in this post.

Documentation (Forms)

All previous GBI forms have been updated for GB Inc. These are the new changes.

  • “New Letterhead”
  • Franchise Application can be used for “internal” use within your group’s franchise or to even help start a franchise. It isn’t for “corporate” use so I can make your franchise official. Those days are over.
  • Dr. Venkman “welcome” letter has been updated to something that felt more natural, not just “corporate, universal.” I wasn’t always happy with the corporate letter for something that’s suppose to be “personal.”
  • GB Inc, 8 page contract was updated to remove Ghostbusters International and GBI. Replaced with GHOSTBUSTERS, Ghostbusters Incorporated, and GB Inc.

Ghostbusters Training Manual

  • Converted to PDF file.

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New York Toy Fair: Diamond Select Toys Stay-Pufts

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From last years NYTF and during San Diego Comic Con Diamond Select Toys made sure ghostheads knew a two foot Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man plastic bank was coming. While I was talking about Ghostbusters merchandise on both Ecto-Containment and the former Ghostbusters International last year I said the following:

Also on display is the upcoming 24” Stay-Puft Marshmallow man. I believe it’s also a bank like its previous smaller versions. As I have other Stay-Pufts, including Matty Collector’s 22” foamy version I don’t really need a plastic 24” Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man that may be able to hold my pennies.

I own Stay-Puft toys and collectibles from under 6″ to 22.” Ghostheads may remember Matty Collector’s foamy version had an unexpected chemical reaction that could/can yellow their Stay-Puft. Fortunately mine hasn’t begun roasting and as Matty Collector charged a pretty penny, I can’t see spending a lot for a slightly bigger plastic one.

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New York Toy Fair: Ghostbusters Radio Controlled Helicopters

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World Tech Toys, makers of radio controlled cars, trucks, helicopters, and licensed figures were at New York Toy Fair to let us all know what they’re planning when it comes to Ghostbusters. I didn’t know much about World Tech Toys before seeing the above image.

I admit it seems a little odd (which would then be right for Ghostbusters) to have helicopter blades attached to a human figure. That’s part of what they’re already known for, having radio controlled DC Comics hero and villain figures. With Ghostbusters the only in movie universe figure that makes literal sense is Slimer.

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New York Toy Fair: Lego Ghostbusters ECTO-1

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At this past weekend’s New York Toy Fair Lego showed off their previously announced Ghostbusters ECTO-1 set for the first time. It’s easy to be biased, I think the Lego ECTO-1 seems to surpass their Back to The Future DeLorean(s). Which I still do not own yet. The Lego ECTO-1 reminds me of the original car, also has that “5 years later” older feel from the beginning of Ghostbusters II.

Release date is set for June with a retail price of $49.99 USD. It may be a little less through on-line retailers such as Amazon.

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“I Love This Town” Minimates Box Set

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For Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary, Art Asylum, a Diamond Select Toys brand has created a new set of Ghostbusters Minimates. Called “I Love This Town,” this 4 pack box set is based somewhat on the temple/rooftop, Gozer battle scene. Features of this set include interchangeable parts, accessories, and removable Proton Packs.

“I Love This Town” retails for $19.99 USD and is available now. They can be fought from fine retailers on and off-line. Like comic book shops and Ghostbusters Fans.

Photo Source: Diamond Select Toys

Marshmallow Fun Releasing Ghostbusters Shooters

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I admit, I basically hadn’t heard of Marshmallow Fun. I’m not the type of person whose idea of having fun with marshmallows is “firing” them. I’m by no means cheap, I don’t like to waste food. I wouldn’t have thought of something like this.

I don’t eat marshmallows often anyway. When I have, my fun with them involved creating a sorta recreation of Mr. Stay-Puft, making S’mores, or roasting them. Either way they’re for consumption. The creative and genius minds at Marshmallow Fun figured if they made toy products that people could have fun with, that involves marshmallows is not only a marketable idea, but a profitable one. Which is why I’m not a licensee to Ghostbusters.

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