*Editors Note: This article also appears on Idle Hands and is reprinted here with author and Dread Central Paul “Nomad” Nicholasi’s permission.
Almost time to head into New York City and set up shop for Toy Fair 2020! As I prep the gear and ready my camera for a hell of a workout, the news is coming in hot and heavy. One such item is from a source who provided new, official pictures from Hasbro’s Ghostbusters line, confirming the newest licensor is exploring the Real Ghostbusters cartoon look (kinda?) along with a movie-accurate line touching on everything from the first appearance to the newest film, Afterlife.
Hasbro has pulled out all the gimmicks for their new Ghostbusters lines, incorporating their Star Wars “Blade Builder” lightsaber tech into the Proton Pack roleplay items…and more specifically, the “Ghost Blaster M.O.D.”, which is customizable.
They also took a cue from their own Avengers roleplay items in creating their Ghostbusters Proton Pack, which allows you to attach the Blaster and Whistle while scoping the area with your PKE Meter.
Now for those Real Ghostbusters-esque figures! We’ve got a good look at the Ecto-1, which is described as a “playset”, and two of the figures from the Fright Feature action figure line; namely Peter and Winston. We are told the figures will include a “reveal the ghost” sort of gimmick in the packaging, so kids get that “mystery figure unboxing” element of play and you completists get to hunt down all the different variants!!! Fun fun.
Ghostbusters is my JAM, so you bet i’ll be on the lookout for further news. Stay tuned!!