At San Diego Comic ConUnderground Toys showed off their new Domo Ghostbusters inspired products, which include a Domo Stay-Puft and Domo “no ghost” logo plushies. Also on display were 4 new Ghostbusters plushes. Previous Slimer, Stay-Puft, and “no ghost” logo plushes were also shown along with Ghostbusters key chains.
During Mattel/Matty Collector’s SDCC panel it was announced that The Real Ghostbusters figures were coming in 2015. If Mattel was looking to surprise a fan base that generally has grown distant with how one toy company has handled Ghostbusters figures, they succeeded. Mainly because without a complete new movie, ongoing comic, no new current cartoon, and mainstream merchandise in stores I don’t think any ghosthead expected new Ghostbusters figures.
In recent years Matty Collector had made all 4 The Real Ghostbusters in the Mego/Kenner style of the 1970s as part of their Retro-Action figure line. Which was followed up with a Retro-Action Janine/Samhain 2 Pack. As I’ve previously said from a business point of view fans never knew how successful these figures were. Also at the time Matty Collector didn’t seem interested in similar figures to their Ghostbusters lines.
Details seem scarce and Matty seems to have learned their lesson from last year by not showing off something that doesn’t physically exist. I’d imagine they’re also considering leaning towards pre-orders to “gauge interest.” Hopefully if they decide to do that, they’ll give ghostheads and other consumers enough time, unlike the ECTO-1 they wanted to make last year.
In February QMXannounced Ghostbusters Q-Pop figures. For New York Toy Fair physical figures weren’t yet available, only 3D artwork. At San Diego Comic Con QMX had all 4 Q-Pop Ghostbusters on display. I didn’t really know what to make of these figures then. They still kinda look kid versions of the Ghostbusters or what they could look if their was a new animated series.
I’ve still never seen a Q-Pop figure in person, for Ghostbusters these seem to just about perfectly capture what Ghostbusters is and the personalities of each character. QMX even made Slimer, without really having to make him. I just noticed a tiny Stay-Puft marshmallow man with Ray, making these a little more perfect.
We don’t know yet how they’ll be packaged, pricing, or release dates. Hopefully if they do well, QMX will make more figures. Janine from Ghostbusters anyone?
During 2014 Matty Collector, a Mattel collector brand had been relatively quiet when it came to Ghostbusters. Matty Collector had been teasing San Diego Comic Con products, nothing Ghostbusters related. I had even asked about something fans knew was coming.
At this year’s SDCC, Matty Collector finally revealed what is most likely the final products for Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary 6″ figures 2 packs. Each set comes with two 6″ Ghostbusters figures. What makes these sets different, besides getting 2 figures per set is the figures have removable Proton Packs and glow-in-the-dark “no ghost” logo figure stands.
The 30th Anniversary Ghostbusters figure sets will be available from Matty Collector this September. Probably around the middle of the month at $50 USD per set.
Chronicle Collectibles have been working on a 1/4 scale Terror Dog. Unlike N.E.C.A’s toy versions from a decade ago, Chronicle Collectibles has been working with the original molds by Randy Cook. Which were used during the filming of Ghostbusters!
If you’ve long lost track of how many times you’ve seen Ghostbusters in 30 years, you might want to try a different way to experience Ghostbusters phenomenon, through the printed word. That would be physical print, not computerized robot text. When Ghostbusters was in theaters the first domain hadn’t even been registered yet. That wouldn’t happen until the Ides of March in 1985. If you’ve been a ghosthead for three decades or nearly as long, you’ve probably owned a Ghostbusters book, magazine, or comic.
If you were old enough you could have joined the Official Ghostbusters Fan Club within a month of Ghostbusters June ’84 release. I wasn’t, sadly missed out, and wouldn’t remember the club until my twenties. Ghostheads which do include myself are trying to get that printed material to put on-line, if it exists. 4,000 years from now we’ll have an answer.
IDW Publishing announced today that two of our beloved childhood franchises (which they have the licenses to) will be teaming up in four issue event this October! How would mutant ninja turtles from NYC cross paths with the Ghostbusters?
Transported to a different universe by a faulty invention, the TMNT find themselves in a New York City much like their own, but with one major exception: a rampant ghost problem! If that weren’t enough, the Turtles and their reluctant new hosts, the Ghostbusters, soon find that the Turtles didn’t come alone…