Written By: Richard Roy
In early 2012 I bought a Matty Collector Ghost Trap from a seller within my state. I took un-boxing photos almost immediately, didn’t do much with them. The intent was to upload them to Ecto-Containment and around that time write a review. Whatever the reason prior to “Superstorm” (right) Sandy I sat on them.
The first week of November two years later I finally decided to work with those original pictures and add them to Ecto-Containment. The review still needed to be written. With my sense of humor I made it seem like we’d see that in 2016. Before the review I realized I needed more detailed pictures. I took a new series of photos, uploaded on November 9 and on November 10 wrote a review of my Matty Collector Ghost Trap, which has been published to Ecto-Containment.
The only prop toy I haven’t reviewed is their P.K.E Meter. I could see covering it by the end of 2014, I’ll see how that goes.
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.
Continue reading “SDCC: Matty Collector The Real Ghostbusters Figure Line”
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.
Photo Source: Toy Ark
This past February I posted about Mattel/Hot Wheel’s 30th Anniversary ECTO-1 with figures. Which was barely close up and the item was in a case. Now Mattel has released some detailed pictures of what 1:18 ECTO-1 and especially these Ghostbusters figures will look like.
If Matty Collector, Mattel’s adult collector brand had never made more detailed 6 and 12 inch Ghostbusters figures within the last 5 years, these are passable for possibly static figures that are meant for display purposes. If these are the final production figures and they’re being compared to the stand alone figures, its easy to nitpick. Does anyone else feel like these could be knock offs of the $22/25 USD figures?
Continue reading “Mattel Releases Preview Images of 1:18 Scale ECTO-1 With Figures”
Last Summer Matty Collector, Mattel’s adult collector brand showed off a potential ECTO-1 that could be pre-ordered with two 6″ Ghostbusters figures that would have had removable packs. Business decisions and probably a revaluation of the products caused this SDCC “unveiling” to be cancelled. Previously Mattel’s die cast brand, Hot Wheels Elite had released both ECTO-1 and ECTO-1A in multiple scales with varying degrees of detail and pricing.
Continue reading “New 30th Anniversary Ecto-1 With Figures”