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Playmobil unveils Ghostbusters range

PostPosted:October 26th, 2016, 5:25 am
by Kingpin
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Since early summer, German toy company Playmobil has been teasing their plan to release a range of sets based on the Ghostbusters licence. Thanks to an online catalogue for the company, we can now see photos of the products, as well as prices and the projected release date:

Ecto-1 (with Winston and Janine) $49.15/£40.25/€45
Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (with Ray) $21.84/£17.89/€20
Slimer with hot dog stand $17.48/£14.31/€16
Firehouse (with Peter, Janine, Egon and Vinz Clortho) $80.83/£67.08/€75
Venkman and Terror Dogs (and Zuul) $13.11/£10.73/€12
Spengler and Ghost $7.65/£6.26/€7

The sets are expected to start appearing in stores around May 2017. For more photos, please visit the topic.

Re: Playmobil unveils Ghostbusters range

PostPosted:October 26th, 2016, 5:27 am
by Kingpin
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Where were these when I was little? :sigh:

Re: Playmobil unveils Ghostbusters range

PostPosted:October 26th, 2016, 6:44 am
by Venkman's Swagger
My bank balance cannot take it anymore!!! Make it stop.

Re: Playmobil unveils Ghostbusters range

PostPosted:October 26th, 2016, 7:45 am
by JCRJr3
Well, damn. I had cut myself off from buying more toys and only focusing on props, but THESE LOOK SO FUN! NEED to have these on the shelf!

Re: Playmobil unveils Ghostbusters range

PostPosted:October 26th, 2016, 8:20 am
by Dr.D
These are really cool. Only a little bummed they added an extra grill light on the Ecto. Probably based off the promo art that started making the rounds a few years back.

Re: Playmobil unveils Ghostbusters range

PostPosted:October 26th, 2016, 8:56 am
by Fritz
Holy cow...

I mean, two different Janines, one in a flight suit?

And I can imagine a lot of people getting the firehouse even if they don't buy anything else in the line. That's impressive.

Re: Playmobil unveils Ghostbusters range

PostPosted:October 26th, 2016, 10:05 am
by Kingpin
Fritz wrote:I mean, two different Janines, one in a flight suit?


I think this would be the first time the movie-verse version of Janine has been given her own uniform and gear in figure form.

Re: Playmobil unveils Ghostbusters range

PostPosted:October 26th, 2016, 12:06 pm
by EJLambert
I'm going to have to buy two sets. I know my three year old will want them as much as I do! It's awesome that there's going to be Ghostbuster stuff that a preschooler can play with.

Re: Playmobil unveils Ghostbusters range

PostPosted:October 26th, 2016, 5:03 pm
by joeghostbuster
very cool. and much more affordable then Lego ($80 for a firehouse compared to $350 lol)

Re: Playmobil unveils Ghostbusters range

PostPosted:October 26th, 2016, 8:24 pm
by Alex Newborn
First, let me say I love these.

I had some Playmobil stuff when I was a kid, including a glow-in-the-dark classic sheeted ghost with a metal ball and chain around one ankle.

That Ecto is reawakening a desire of mine to make custom 4" tall Kenner-style or GIJoe-style Ghostbusters figures.

My one concern is that they made the firehouse with a roll-down red door, like the way the real location looks now, instead of the movie-accurate black doors that part down the center.

Hopefully there's still time for them to correct that.

Alex

Re: Playmobil unveils Ghostbusters range

PostPosted:October 27th, 2016, 12:16 am
by redfive1973
I'm going to need a bigger house. I love the Playmobil stuff. Have a bunch of the pirate figures and one of the ships. I think the pirates will have company soon with these new goodies.

Re: Playmobil unveils Ghostbusters range

PostPosted:October 27th, 2016, 4:32 am
by Kingpin
Alex Newborn wrote:My one concern is that they made the firehouse with a roll-down red door, like the way the real location looks now, instead of the movie-accurate black doors that part down the center.

Hopefully there's still time for them to correct that.


Like the mistake on Ecto-1's bumper, this'll probably be what we'll see when the toys hit the shelves - it may've been an intentional design choice, making use of existing parts, and/or a space saving measure on the interior of the playset.

Re: Playmobil unveils Ghostbusters range

PostPosted:October 27th, 2016, 6:07 pm
by jnichols1081
pic links appear broken

Re: Playmobil unveils Ghostbusters range

PostPosted:October 28th, 2016, 9:13 pm
by Coover5
I know the name playmobil but I know they are for younger kids. Is Playmobil like Legos where you get to assemble the items or closer to minimates where it's figures and playsets preassembled? Either way I need that Ecto-1!

Re: Playmobil unveils Ghostbusters range

PostPosted:October 29th, 2016, 1:39 am
by Kingpin
jnichols1081 wrote:pic links appear broken


This issue is known.

Re: Playmobil unveils Ghostbusters range

PostPosted:October 31st, 2016, 5:32 pm
by busterofb.c.00
Winston creeps me out so much....

Re: Playmobil unveils Ghostbusters range

PostPosted:November 29th, 2016, 10:24 am
by Dreamstalker
Well, I know what I'm buying my niece for next Christmas...if her mom doesn't have the same idea.

Re: Playmobil unveils Ghostbusters range

PostPosted:December 6th, 2016, 2:31 pm
by Kingpin
A new animation (with another promised for release in February) has popped up online for the festive season:


Re: Playmobil unveils Ghostbusters range

PostPosted:December 6th, 2016, 3:09 pm
by SSJmole
Kingpin wrote:A new animation (with another promised for release in February) has popped up online for the festive season:



That says march. Also these are hella cute I want some lol

Edit : Disregard march as I thought you meant advert promised February. Misunderstood