Back in May we posted about Ghostbusters Incorporated, Sony, Funko, and Big Ten Entertainment partnering together to bring ghostheads and Domo fans Funko Movie Pops! Ghostbusters Domo figures! 5 months later we’re getting our first look at them.
The week of October 9, 2014 the Javits Center is hosting New York Comic Con. Per usual there will be con exclusives. One of them from Funko is a variant of their Egon Spengler Movie Pop! and ECTO-1 Pop! that comes with Winston Zeddemore. As can be seen the NYCC Ghostbusters Pop! has Pop! Egon and Pop! ECTO-1 slimed in places. The artwork also appears different from the standard ECTO-1/Winston Pop!
What seems unusual is that unless we’re talking about Ghostbusters II,™ the character of Egon Spengler isn’t normally the one who gets slimed. Peter and Ray, for sure. This “combo” Pop! surely is unique. It’s possible Funko in a way wanted to honor Harold Ramis, who of course perfectly played Dr. Egon Spengler in both Ghostbusters™ and Ghostbusters II.™ Either that or someone at Funko wanted to do something different.
After all Funko had already done the SDCC slimed Pop! Peter Venkman with Pop! Slimer. Along with the SDCC “marshmallow covered” Pop! Ghostbusters. If the Pop! ECTO-1 was always going to be part of the NYCC exclusives, I would have done a marshmallow (different white or use a slightly dark outline) covered ECTO-1 and include a marshmallow covered Pop! Ray Stantz.
What do you think of Funko’s decision for a slimed Egon and Ecto-1?
When I could be working on these web sites, I’m checking a popular auction site for Ghostbusters instead. At times its the same new and old collectibles. Their will be times one can come across a custom item. Such was the case when I saw a slimed version of a Funko Pop Vinyl Peter Venkman.
It wasn’t because I was on this auction site I didn’t post about it sooner. As this auction had ended and I didn’t see this posted on Ghostbusters sites, I wanted to show this artists work.
“Urban vinyl toy store” Fugitive Toys has revealed their presumably San Diego Comic Con exclusive Funko Pop Stay-Puft exclusive. He’s been a sailor, happy, a little roasted, and now they made him angry. You wouldn’t like when Mr. Stay-Puft is angry!!
Fugitive Toys are also giving at least one away through their Instagram.
Hopefully these will also be available after SDCC, even in limited quantities.
Funko Pop collector and reviewer John Carlos McMaster bought and made a video reviewing his Funko Pop Vinyl Ghostbusters figures. John gives a honest review as a ghosthead and collector, down to possible flaws these figures could come with.
Ghostbusters is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary this year!
And we have all of your favorite characters in Pop! form to celebrate!
Dr. Peter Venkman…
Dr. Raymond Stantz…
Dr. Egon Spengler…
Slimer with a translucent base…
A new Pop! Ride featuring Winston Zeddmore in the Ecto-1…
Something we loved from our childhood, something that could never possibly destroy us…
A SIX INCH STAY PUFT MARSHMALLOW MAN!
Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is the first of our new SUPER SIZED Pop!’s!
I ain’t afraid of no ghost!
Peter, Ray, Egon, Slimer, and Stay-Puft will be available in April! Winston Zeddmore with ECTO-1 coming in May!
Not the prettiest picture. Apparently for whatever reason Funko‘s Pop Vinyl ECTO-1 wasn’t on display at New York Toy Fair. Or it was and a picture didn’t surface of it in the nice green back lit display. Funko’s ECTO-1 reminds me of a chopped version of Kenner’s ECTO-1. And a larger version of The Real Ghostbusters soap dish.
I don’t know if this is the final version, and I may be in the minority of ghostheads who aren’t sold on this. I won’t complain if I had to own it. I don’t know if I would buy it, if it wasn’t going to be included with Funko’s version of Winston. One of the positives is it appears any Funko Ghostbusters figure can sit, well stand in ECTO-1. Fortunately too Winston will be able to be displayed on its own. I’m glad the creative minds at Funko thought like how ghostheads and collectors do.