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Ghostbusters Afterlife Psychokinetic Energy Meters, Proton Pack Official Images

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19 hours ago, Satam said:

I'm reminded of the kid size Real Ghostbusters Proton pack and PKE meter toys from the 80s.  Except this looks less fun, somehow.

You're joking, right?
The original TRGB Proton Pack and Neutrona Wand were cheap, hollow, vacu-formed plastic blobs with zero paint-apps, easily damaged stickers, limited sculpt detail, and NO play features aside from costume value (EDIT: I forgot the wand was actually hard plastic, and it DID have a "grindy" sound effect and a foam noodle that came out the end, if you can call those "play features").  The PKE was equally lame, as all it had was an orange dial (with CLICKING sound effect!) and a rotating antenna (not a POWERED rotating feature, like from a battery, just a dial that you spun on the back).
The only half-decent piece in that old set was the Ghost Trap, which actually rolled across the floor, opened with a foot pedal, could store ghosts inside, and had glow-in-the-dark doors.
These toys look like they're made of more durable plastic, are more screen-accurate sculpts, have actual paint apps or parts molded in proper colors, moving parts, an actual visually identifiable "proton stream," possibly electronic features . . . how are they "less fun?"
Now, if I'm wrong about the construction, paint, or electronics, I'll grant you, they're not really any better than the old stuff.  But seriously, I'm 38 and I played with those toys literally every day as a kid.  I get nostalgia as much as anyone . . . and these new ones genuinely look WAY better.  At LEAST they are sculpted more movie-accurate, and PROBABLY built out of better plastic.  And they DEFINITELY look better than THESE:


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I think these look like perfect fun for kids. 

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