Mattel surprised us this morning by delivering an SDCC Exclusive Stay Puft Marshmallow Man to us before the show begins this Thursday. We opened the shipping box (which was HUGE) and found a very large simulated aluminum carrying case. The case is very large, roughly 24" x 18" x 12" (which leads me to believe that these Stay Pufts will only be available in the US). Opening up the case can be complicated as it isn't easily apparent how it should be opened. You can open it from the top, but you must disassemble the carrying handle, or you can open the bottom. Once opened the case displays a scene that just depicts a phone call with the buster exclaiming "He's Back!", followed by a cool graphic of five Ghostbusters (yes, five) running to action.
Unfolding the diorama unveils the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man terrorizing the streets of New York, along with a pop out Ghostbusters HQ and Ecto-1. The Stay Puft looks amazing in the diorama display, and it definitely looks great in person. The Stay Puft stands 21" tall (which puts him at 1/64 scale) and is made from a soft, squishy material. There are several points of articulation which will make him pose-able with your figures. Given the scale, it might look best with the Ghostbusters Minimates.
Overall, this is an amazing figure. The diorama really helps sell it, and it definitely looks amazing in person. This Stay Puft will be available at San Diego Comic Con starting Thursday and will be available for $70. The extras unsold at SDCC will be available in early August on MattyCollector.com. Can't get one? We will be giving away this Stay Puft during Comic Con. Details will be posted on Wednesday and a winner will be announced on Monday!
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