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What We Know So Far about Current Ghostbusters Information

#1 User is offline   LarryKoopa 

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 12:57 PM

Frankly, there have been a lot of wild stories on this board, so I'm going to use this thread as a repository of confirmed information. That should stop the spread of noxious, possibly hazardous rumors.

1. The Real Ghostbusters toys are the Toys R Us exclusive Retro-Action (Mego/Big Jim-like) dolls. Retro-Action Real Ghostbusters will be in their usual animation color outfits and are currently available. Unlike the SDCC Peter, they will not feature voice-boxes. Mr.StayPuft is on the package but he is currently not planned to be in the RGB line. Each figure costs in the ballpark of $20-25 and has a Proton Pack and Wand that is styled after the original Kenner action figures. Most also have their own piece of unique equipment, based on the Kenner role play toys. Egon has a PKE Meter, Ray has the Ghost Sniffer, and Winston has the Ghost Trap.

2. There will be one more Retro-Action Real Ghostbuster product, a two pack of Sam Hain and Janine Melnitz! Janine will come with a proton pack, as well as all three other previous accessories. The pack also includes a little Slimer and a nearly-two-foot-tall Firehouse display. The entire set retails around $50. With this set, the Retro-Action Real Ghostbusters toyline will end.

3. The fifth 2011 Club Ecto figure is October's Ray Stantz with a Slime-Blower. This figure is likely being released to take advantage of the newly-tooled torso for Winston. Unlike Winston, who came with equipment, Ray comes with a ghost! The Cinema Ghost from the second montage of GBII, to be precise. Ray does not have any other unique accessories, and the Cinema Ghost does not have it's wings. It is currently available on Matty Collector.

4. There will be a two-pack of 12inch busters, Winston Zeddemore and Peter Venkman from Ghostbusters 2. There will also be a GBII two-pack of Ray and Egon. Both are promised to include a wealth of accessories in the 12-inch scale, including proton streams and the KUD Meter. These were originally set to come out in April and June, but have been delayed to get the proton streams right, until July. September? October! December, and that's final. Neither two-pack is included in the ClubEcto-1 subscription.

5. The final Club Ecto figure for 2011 will be December's Vigo The Carpathian! The Sorrow of Muldavia is a 100% new tooling and includes a scale lenticular portrait. The image changes from the original painting, to the painting after he has walked out of it. The reverse side of the lenticular portrait features the painting of the Ghostbusters as Angels from the end of the film.

6. The first 2012 figure is set to be January's Ready To Believe You Peter Venkman with camcorder and Taxi Driver Ghost. The Taxi Ghost is only seen from the mid-torso up, so that is all that the figure represents. I love this move, as it allowed them to fully articulate his arms and head.

7. The second 2012 figure is none other than The Rookie from Ghostbusters The Video Game! The Rookie will include a Ghost Trap and PKE Meter sculpted to his belt, the Ghost Trap (originally included with Winston) and newly-tooled appropriately-sized Ecto Goggles!

8. The third 2012 figure is set to be March's Dana Barrett as Zuul. This figure is a 100% new tooling. The prototype shown appears to be a statue of Dana/Zuul laying on the stone bench from the rooftop temple. The final figure should also include a set of legs. The prototype shown is not the final sculpt.

9. Mattel has canceled the 2012 Club Ecto-1 Subscription service. The previously-exclusive Rookie and the other figures already shown, as well as a fourth figure yet to be revealed, will be sold as regular monthly figures for an increased price of $22. Subscriptions are being refunded and there will be some form of "thank you" to the fans who had subscribed. The Ghostbusters line has not come to an end and there are plans for 2013.

10. A picture has surfaced of an alternate Demon Head for Vigo. It is unknown if this is a secret accessory for the Vigo action figure, another toy for later on in the line, or the promised "thank you" to the 2012 subscribers. It is also possible that nothing will ever come of the accessory.

Any questions? Additions?

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 01:38 PM

That pretty much sums it up so far. I feel like this line could do really well, we just need to be sure sales are strong for the first few figures.

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 05:50 PM

Sounds good. I hope to see a Louis Tully and Janine and hopefully some of the more popular ghosts.

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 06:47 PM

I'm only into the 6inchers myself, but those 12inchers are so good I just might buy one.

I just hope they make it far enough to do that clean Egon. The SDCC one was a pass for me because A) He never gets slimed in the movie, B) I have the NECA toys, which include a great Slimer, and C) They promised the clean one would come with the PKE meter.

Actually, it would be super if they made a clean Peter, too. And give him the goggles that Ray should've had...

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 06:13 AM

Matty said on his Facebook sometime ago (maybe last week) that both 6" and 12" Ray is supposed to be released on October (it was answer to someones question about when 12" Ray is released).

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 08:43 AM

This line will do well, it just needs time to grow

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 01:16 PM

You pretty much put everything together in a nice neat package.

I'm only down with the 6 inch figs, and really I'm limiting myself to just the 4 Ghostbusters. I got the Egon, so I'll get the other 4. Keeping these MIP (very uncharactaristic of me). If they "redo" RGB, all bets are off.

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 02:44 AM

here's hoping for the third movie leading into a smaller scale (1:18) and playsets! I love the ghostbusters and would be down with some of these, but i'm strictly a 1:18 scale guy.

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 11:35 PM

View PostrevSears, on Aug 22 2009, 03:44 AM, said:

here's hoping for the third movie leading into a smaller scale (1:18) and playsets! I love the ghostbusters and would be down with some of these, but i'm strictly a 1:18 scale guy.



1:18 scale figures and playsets would rock!

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 12:40 PM

If someone can copy-paste the link/announcement in here so I can see it, I'll update the list.
EDIT: I found it myself and updated the list.
Also, if this forum gets really large, we should sticky this thread.

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 03:31 PM

Thanks for the list, ive pinned it.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 12:42 AM

They want to much for those 6inch figures.So i guess i will be passing 30 to 40 bucks a figure,no thank you.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 01:27 PM

View Postgambit19896, on 01 September 2009 - 12:42 AM, said:

They want to much for those 6inch figures.So i guess i will be passing 30 to 40 bucks a figure,no thank you.


Well is there anyway you and some friends can chip in? I buy MOTUC every month and its $30 after shipping for one figure, neither of my brothers collect that line, so both have so far passed but they want the new GB Line, so they are going to chip in for each, bringing bringing the price down to about $22 a pop, which is a little high, but I can swing this once a month.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 07:18 PM

I'd like to go on record right now as having said that I will buy at least one of every character in the 6inch format, on the first day of sale. I'd consider entering a subscription service similar to MOTUC. Ghostbusters are just that important to me. Probably my number one most favorite movie/cartoon show/toy line of all time.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 10:01 AM

Any word/hint at the price for the 12" figures? My wishful thinking wants to price them at $50-$70 but my reality check is giving them a more "SideShow" price range of $150-$200.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 09:00 AM

Haven't gotten any word on price just yet. We only know how much Egon went for at the Con and on Matty.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 03:34 PM

View PostLarryKoopa, on 07 September 2009 - 09:00 AM, said:

Haven't gotten any word on price just yet. We only know how much Egon went for at the Con and on Matty.


Based on these images from Figures.com (taken at SDCC 2009), 6" figures are $20.00 and 12" figures are $60.00.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 06:40 PM

View PostEurocoin, on 07 September 2009 - 03:34 PM, said:

View PostLarryKoopa, on 07 September 2009 - 09:00 AM, said:

Haven't gotten any word on price just yet. We only know how much Egon went for at the Con and on Matty.


Based on these images from Figures.com (taken at SDCC 2009), 6" figures are $20.00 and 12" figures are $60.00.


Well thats AWESOME! Thanks for the pics man! I was afraid those 12" guys were going to break the bank. $60 is pretty reasonable IMO.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 08:19 PM

They definately need to make Dana, Louis (regular & GB outfits), Janine, Janosz & Vigo.

Ghosts I would love to see are the Libarary Ghost, Scolari Brothers & nurse maid Janosz with pram & baby Oscar.

A Statue of Liberty head playset would be cool, though I guess I can display my X-Men movie version with the GB team.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 08:43 PM

View PostEurocoin, on 07 September 2009 - 03:34 PM, said:

View PostLarryKoopa, on 07 September 2009 - 09:00 AM, said:

Haven't gotten any word on price just yet. We only know how much Egon went for at the Con and on Matty.
Based on these images from Figures.com (taken at SDCC 2009), 6" figures are $20.00 and 12" figures are $60.00.
Well, I look foolish! Lemme go update the list.
As long as we're discussing who else we want as a figure in the 6inch line, I concur we need the Scolari Brothers!

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:58 AM

Mattel has just confirmed on their Facebook that 12" Egon will be released on December 15th, which is same the date, when also 6" Winston is released.

Link to the source

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 06:31 PM

View PostEurocoin, on 17 September 2009 - 11:58 AM, said:

Mattel has just confirmed on their Facebook that 12" Egon will be released on December 15th, which is same the date, when also 6" Winston is released.Link to the source
Updated! How do I keep missing the facebook updates?

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 12:45 PM

Anyone know the actual date for Ray to be released, as of today mattel has nothing listed on matty, If he was being released on october 15th shouldn´t it be up already saying "coming soon". Both Teela and Zodak appear already, heck even scareglow is up.

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 12:30 PM

I post the information Mattel gives us. If this info changes without notice, I can't help you.
I don't know why Ray isn't listed on Matty; I only know that they have promised he's coming out Oct15.

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 02:09 PM

Thanks, you actually did a great job posting so much info, hopefully he does como on that date.

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