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#SDCC15: Funko and Diamond Select Announce Ghostbusters Exclusives

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We know that sometimes our readers who aren’t attending the San Diego Comic-Con get a bit overwhelmed by the coverage we give the show, but with all the cool things that are happening, we want to make sure those of you who will be there don’t miss anything. If you fall in the latter category and are a fan of Ghostbusters, you’ll want to read on!

On tap now are some exclusives for the franchise that are heading to the 2015 SDCC from toy companies Funko and Diamond Select.

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Funko is proud to announce our first batch of San Diego Comic-Con exclusives.  Check back every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until June 29th for a new batch of exclusives!

In an effort to provide more of our products to Con-goers, we are NOT offering a pre-buy option this year.

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DIAMOND SELECT TOYS:
Each year Diamond Select Toys sets up at Comic-Con International in San Diego, ready to show off their upcoming products to the large crowds. And with that many DST fans in one place, they also like to bring new products that will go on sale for the first time ever on the show floor! This year is no different, and DST is ready to reveal the exclusive items that will be available at their booth (#2607), including some that will be offered through other retailers at Comic-Con and a few that will only be available through DST!

Ghostbusters Angry Stay Puft Metal Bottle Opener:
A Diamond Select Toys release! You’ve got the tools, you’ve got the talent, but do you have a bottle opener? The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man can open anything: churches, gateways to other dimensions, you name it. Now, this exclusive angry version of our 4-inch metal Mr. Stay-Puft will open up your favorite bottled beverage and magnetically stick to your refrigerator door! Packaged in a full-color slipcase.  ($18.00, available at booth #2607 and other retailers)

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Ghostbusters Slimed Logo Pizza Cutter:
A Diamond Select Toys release! There’s a pizza party at Spook Central, and the only way to make sure there’s enough pizza for everybody is to slice it up with an official Ghostbusters logo pizza cutter! This exclusive slimed version will divide your New York-style pie however many ways you need it, but do it quick, before Slimer eats it all! Wheel is removable for cleaning. Packaged in a full-color window box.  ($18.00, available at booth #2607 and other retailers)

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NECA Announces Ashy Slashy Puppet Replica

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One of our favorite horror TV shows is Starz’s “Ash vs. Evil Dead,” and one of our favorite moments from the first two seasons is when Ash brings out his “Ashy Slashy” puppet.

If you’re like us and have been wondering when you could get your hands on an Ashy Slashy puppet of your own, today we have good news.

NECA has just announced its prop replica!

You can check out pics of the packaging reveal NECA did over on Facebook below, and then let us know if you’re going to be buying your very own Ash Slashy puppet.

We’ll let you know when the item becomes available for pre-order!

Rundown via NECA:
Every day can be demented play day with your very own Ashy Slashy puppet from Season 2 of Ash vs. Evil Dead! We’ve replicated Ash’s potty-mouthed little doppelganger from the asylum episodes for your (hopefully G-rated) entertainment.

This is a working puppet – insert your hand, and you can move the mouth; plus the arms are poseable thanks to inner articulation. 

Ashy Slashy is approximately 15” tall.

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New Stranger Things Season 2 Merchandise on the Way as BoxLunch Teams with Netflix

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Today is momentous for two reasons: First, it kicks off the last weekend before Halloween 2017; and second, “Stranger Things” Season 2 is now available for streaming on Netflix! If you’re the type who likes to wear clothing pertaining to your favorite movies and TV shows or if you’re a collector of memorabilia, then read on for how you can show your love for the best damned horror series to come along in quite some time!

From the Press Release:
Just in time for its highly anticipated second season, BoxLunch partners with Netflix to unveil brand new officially licensed merchandise from the critically acclaimed series “Stranger Things.” Inspired by scenes and styling cues from the show’s previous and forthcoming episodes, BoxLunch presents an extensive collection of apparel, accessories, and collectibles.

Exclusive BoxLunch-only apparel items include the “Stranger Things” Holiday Sweater, Hawkins High Crewneck, and Duffle Bag; the ‘80s arcade styled Pixel Tee and Merrill’s Farm Tee; and three additional shirts – the Sketch Tee, Longsleeve, and Teaser Tee – that feature imagery from Season 2. A trio of limited edition Madrid Skateboard decks and a full line-up of Funko Pop! vinyl figures round out the comprehensive merchandise selection from BoxLunch.

Officially licensed Stranger Things merchandise is available NOW at BoxLunch stores and BoxLunch.com.

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Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and the Xenomorph Getting Their Own 8-Bit Pop Vinyls

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Funko has released some delightful horror-themed products over the years, but this just takes the cake. They’ve announced a new line of 8-bit Pop Vinyl figures, which will feature pixelated versions of Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and the Xenomorph. I never thought I’d say it, but even Freddy Krueger looks cute.

Freddy and Jason will both come in standard editions, in addition to GameStop exclusives based on how they both appeared in their own NES video games. The Xenomorph will also have a Previews exclusive edition depicting it smeared with acid blood. Have a look at the images below to decide which versions you like best. Most of us would probably like to purchase all six!

These adorable (but still horrible) figures will be available in January, so make sure you don’t go bankrupt over Christmas.

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