When I saw this update in my RSS Reader, I had to write about it. You see, I’ve been a Ghostbusters fan for most of my life. The movie came out when I was 4, and the cartoon when I was about 5 or 6. Not only that, but I still have a ton of the toys from back in the day. This year, there are some replicas coming out of the Proton Pack and the Ghost Trap from the movie.
Now Mattel has announced that they’re going to release a line of new collectibles in honor of the 25th Anniversary of Ghostbusters, this year.
There will be movie based 12- and 6-inch versions of the characters, as well as ghosts and characters based on The Real Ghostbusters. New Ghostbusters Action Figures? Thanks, Mattel, for breaking my budget! Read on for more!
Mattel’s Ghostbusters line debuts in June with 12-inch figures available exclusively at the toymaker’s MattyCollector.com website. Each figure will feature window box packaging and include authentic Ghostbuster equipment unique to each of the movie’s major characters. Select prototype figures will be on display at this weekend’s New York Comic Con and at later this month at Mattel’s New York Toy Fair Collector Preview Night.
Ghostbusters collectors will also be offered 6-inch figures – one of which will debut at San Diego Comic Con in July – that will come complete with authentic “Ghostbusters” equipment and ghost.
“There haven’t been many comedic blockbusters over the past quarter century as memorable and loved as Ghostbusters,” said Tim Kilpin, Mattel’s general manager for Boys, Girls & Games. “We are honored to participate in the celebration of the film’s 25th anniversary by creating the most extensive line of Ghostbusters collectibles ever.”
Mattel will also market characters and ghosts from the animated series The Real Ghostbusters.
You better believe that I’ll be collecting these! With all of this and all of the new Transformers coming out this year with the new movie, I’m going to need to build a new room just for all of the toys. Ridiculous! But insanely fun!