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Pulse Con: Hasbro reveals Ghost Popper and Afterlife Ecto-1

Posted: September 26th, 2020, 2:39 pm
by Kingpin
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During today's Pulse Con, toy company Hasbro had two main announcements regarding the expansion of their Ghostbusters toylines.

For the Kenner Classics series, Hasbro will be producing a brand-new version of the original Ghost Popper, with an updated colour scheme which brings it in line with other pieces of equipment from the original 1980s run.

Priced to retail for $19.99, the Ghost Popper is scheduled for release on January 1st, 2021.

For the Plasma Series, Hasbro will be producing a 1/18th scale replica of Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters: Afterlife, featuring rust and dirt detailing, Gunner seat, and a further feature (which you'll have to visit the topic to see due to it being a small spoiler for the movie).

Priced to retail for $49.99, the Ecto-1 is scheduled for release on January 1st, 2021.

Re: Pulse Con: Hasbro reveals Ghost Popper and Afterlife Ecto-1

Posted: September 26th, 2020, 2:41 pm
by Kingpin
Photos of Ecto-1:

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And the box art:

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Re: Pulse Con: Hasbro reveals Ghost Popper and Afterlife Ecto-1

Posted: September 26th, 2020, 3:23 pm
by Ecto Ernie
Ok, so what is this “further feature”?

Re: Pulse Con: Hasbro reveals Ghost Popper and Afterlife Ecto-1

Posted: September 26th, 2020, 4:03 pm
by Kingpin
Ecto Ernie wrote: September 26th, 2020, 3:23 pm Ok, so what is this “further feature”?
The Ghost Trap with wheels.
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Re: Pulse Con: Hasbro reveals Ghost Popper and Afterlife Ecto-1

Posted: September 26th, 2020, 4:27 pm
by Ecto Ernie
I don’t know how to spoiler tag a post, so i’ll Just say: That’s what I figured, but I don’t see it represented anywhere in the photos.

Edit: Nevermind, I missed the spoiler button between the photos.

Re: Pulse Con: Hasbro reveals Ghost Popper and Afterlife Ecto-1

Posted: September 26th, 2020, 4:30 pm
by Ecto Ernie
I wonder/hope it will have a pack rack that accepts the plasma figure’s packs.

Re: Pulse Con: Hasbro reveals Ghost Popper and Afterlife Ecto-1

Posted: September 26th, 2020, 6:03 pm
by RedSpecial
Kingpin wrote: September 26th, 2020, 2:41 pm Photos of Ecto-1
The spoiler is actually visible in a couple more of those shots.
It's just sneakily concealed.

Re: Pulse Con: Hasbro reveals Ghost Popper and Afterlife Ecto-1

Posted: September 26th, 2020, 6:16 pm
by Kingpin
RedSpecial wrote: September 26th, 2020, 6:03 pm The spoiler is actually visible in a couple more of those shots.
It's just sneakily concealed.
Hah! Clever! :)

Re: Pulse Con: Hasbro reveals Ghost Popper and Afterlife Ecto-1

Posted: September 26th, 2020, 6:55 pm
by Prime 1986
Isn't this Ecto 1:18th? So doesn't that mean it can't fit the 6 inch figure line in it?

Re: Pulse Con: Hasbro reveals Ghost Popper and Afterlife Ecto-1

Posted: September 26th, 2020, 7:30 pm
by ccv66
Too small for the 6-inch line :/

Re: Pulse Con: Hasbro reveals Ghost Popper and Afterlife Ecto-1

Posted: September 26th, 2020, 11:09 pm
by RichardLess
ccv66 wrote: September 26th, 2020, 7:30 pm Too small for the 6-inch line :/
....must....resist...urge...to...make...inappropriate...joke

Re: Pulse Con: Hasbro reveals Ghost Popper and Afterlife Ecto-1

Posted: September 27th, 2020, 1:47 am
by Ectojeff88
I must admit the Ghost Popper announcement is disappointing. My least favorite of the Kenner role play equipment. Of all the options really?
There’s gotta be more they just can’t show with the movie still 6 months away.

Ecto-1 looks real nice but what’s with the crazy preorder issues happening again?
All of Hasbro’s plans have clearly still been impacted from Covid, doesn’t matter which retailer. Or is the demand for this Ecto REALLY that high also?

Re: Pulse Con: Hasbro reveals Ghost Popper and Afterlife Ecto-1

Posted: September 27th, 2020, 2:10 am
by RichardLess
Quick question. And no judgements, I’m just curious. I’m assuming everyone is all adults here, correct? So what do you all do with these toys? Display them? Play with them?

My sister, bless her heart, knows how big of a Ghostbusters fan I am so when Matty Collector was a thing she got me all the stuff they offered. The proton pack wand, the PKE meter, the goggles. Plus these huge 12 inch figures of the GBs. They are all just sitting in boxes collecting dust in my closet. Some, like the figures, haven’t even been opened out of their original packaging. I’ve thought about displaying them but...my place has a very specific aesthetic(I call it post modern rustic) & having a bunch of merchandise out & about just wouldn’t work. The lady that did my interior decorating would probably have a stroke lol Plus when I have members of the opposite sex over it, well let’s just say the last thing I want them to see are a bunch of toys(especially ones they can’t play with).

So what do you do? Display them proudly? Play with them? Keep them in the original packaging as an investment?

Re: Pulse Con: Hasbro reveals Ghost Popper and Afterlife Ecto-1

Posted: September 27th, 2020, 2:37 am
by RedSpecial
The Target exclusivity seems to be the crux of the issue as with the Walmart exclusive kenner figures a while back.

Where as it seems much easier to get a preorder at international retailers again.

Re: Pulse Con: Hasbro reveals Ghost Popper and Afterlife Ecto-1

Posted: September 27th, 2020, 4:08 am
by deadderek
RichardLess wrote: September 27th, 2020, 2:10 am Quick question. And no judgements, I’m just curious. I’m assuming everyone is all adults here, correct? So what do you all do with these toys? Display them? Play with them?

My sister, bless her heart, knows how big of a Ghostbusters fan I am so when Matty Collector was a thing she got me all the stuff they offered. The proton pack wand, the PKE meter, the goggles. Plus these huge 12 inch figures of the GBs. They are all just sitting in boxes collecting dust in my closet. Some, like the figures, haven’t even been opened out of their original packaging. I’ve thought about displaying them but...my place has a very specific aesthetic(I call it post modern rustic) & having a bunch of merchandise out & about just wouldn’t work. The lady that did my interior decorating would probably have a stroke lol Plus when I have members of the opposite sex over it, well let’s just say the last thing I want them to see are a bunch of toys(especially ones they can’t play with).

So what do you do? Display them proudly? Play with them? Keep them in the original packaging as an investment?
For me I'm a geek & damn happy about it. If someone comes over and has a problem with my room having geek stuff all over it...they can leave.

I have movie posters, some Ectos, etc and it's never impacted my ability to get la-- I mean get dates or enter relationships.

Re: Pulse Con: Hasbro reveals Ghost Popper and Afterlife Ecto-1

Posted: September 27th, 2020, 8:08 am
by RichardLess
deadderek wrote: September 27th, 2020, 4:08 am
RichardLess wrote: September 27th, 2020, 2:10 am Quick question. And no judgements, I’m just curious. I’m assuming everyone is all adults here, correct? So what do you all do with these toys? Display them? Play with them?

My sister, bless her heart, knows how big of a Ghostbusters fan I am so when Matty Collector was a thing she got me all the stuff they offered. The proton pack wand, the PKE meter, the goggles. Plus these huge 12 inch figures of the GBs. They are all just sitting in boxes collecting dust in my closet. Some, like the figures, haven’t even been opened out of their original packaging. I’ve thought about displaying them but...my place has a very specific aesthetic(I call it post modern rustic) & having a bunch of merchandise out & about just wouldn’t work. The lady that did my interior decorating would probably have a stroke lol Plus when I have members of the opposite sex over it, well let’s just say the last thing I want them to see are a bunch of toys(especially ones they can’t play with).

So what do you do? Display them proudly? Play with them? Keep them in the original packaging as an investment?
For me I'm a geek & damn happy about it. If someone comes over and has a problem with my room having geek stuff all over it...they can leave.

I have movie posters, some Ectos, etc and it's never impacted my ability to get la-- I mean get dates or enter relationships.
Yeah. Let’s just say I have relationship issues about showing people who I really am & leave it at that. It’s funny. Writing about that above paragraph made me realize almost how my place is almost a metaphor for my life lol.
I mean, it is true displaying merchandise would absolutely go against the design scheme. I can’t think of anyway where displaying my stuff wouldn’t look wrong. Maybe I just need the right curio cabinet.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not ashamed of being a geek. But it’s not something I advertise either.

Re: Pulse Con: Hasbro reveals Ghost Popper and Afterlife Ecto-1

Posted: September 27th, 2020, 9:53 am
by Kingpin
RichardLess wrote: September 27th, 2020, 8:08 amYeah. Let’s just say I have relationship issues about showing people who I really am & leave it at that. It’s funny. Writing about that above paragraph made me realize almost how my place is almost a metaphor for my life lol.
I mean, it is true displaying merchandise would absolutely go against the design scheme. I can’t think of anyway where displaying my stuff wouldn’t look wrong. Maybe I just need the right curio cabinet.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not ashamed of being a geek. But it’s not something I advertise either.
Is it a place you own, or do you rent it from someone else?

If it's a place you own... Then I'm almost inclined to say there's something a bit off in the home/homeowner relationship...
The "domicile" should reflect the resident's personality, and while I get the desire to not go overboard, I also do feel that the decor shouldn't override whether you wish to display something or not. The decor should cater to your interests, not the other way around. :)

Re: Pulse Con: Hasbro reveals Ghost Popper and Afterlife Ecto-1

Posted: September 27th, 2020, 12:23 pm
by GK45
You gotta be who you are man. If someone is going to have a problem with it, better to find out the first time they come over than once you're already committed.
Just start with a bookcase or some kind of shelf in the bedroom.

Far as your question goes. I don't see a point if you don't rip em open and play with em.

Re: Pulse Con: Hasbro reveals Ghost Popper and Afterlife Ecto-1

Posted: September 27th, 2020, 12:54 pm
by RichardLess
Kingpin wrote: September 27th, 2020, 9:53 am
RichardLess wrote: September 27th, 2020, 8:08 amYeah. Let’s just say I have relationship issues about showing people who I really am & leave it at that. It’s funny. Writing about that above paragraph made me realize almost how my place is almost a metaphor for my life lol.
I mean, it is true displaying merchandise would absolutely go against the design scheme. I can’t think of anyway where displaying my stuff wouldn’t look wrong. Maybe I just need the right curio cabinet.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not ashamed of being a geek. But it’s not something I advertise either.
Is it a place you own, or do you rent it from someone else?

If it's a place you own... Then I'm almost inclined to say there's something a bit off in the home/homeowner relationship...
The "domicile" should reflect the resident's personality, and while I get the desire to not go overboard, I also do feel that the decor shouldn't override whether you wish to display something or not. The decor should cater to your interests, not the other way around. :)
Yes I own my home. I should point out though that design & aesthetic are *extremely* important to me. My place very much reflects my personality & design tastes. Don’t get me wrong, I love ghostbusters. But I also love fashion, modern art & architecture. After this COVID thing is over I’m putting in a home theatre with carpeting, sound proofing, rowed recliner seats, LED lights, the works. It was suppose to be done in July but yet another thing COVID ruined. I thought about displaying my stuff in there. Maybe I’ll post some pictures when it’s all done, if that ever happens. I’ve already got the movie posters that will hang in there framed. My GB1 poster has everyone‘s signature but Rick Moranis.

Anyways, I somehow turned this into a thing about me when i very much was curious about what you all do with your collectibles.

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Posted: September 27th, 2020, 1:12 pm
by Coover5
I think the movie room is the perfect place to display your items.

What I do with my stuff varies. The Kenner figures that Hasbro put out I have on display in packaging because the packaging itself is as nice to look at as the figures. I keep my Funko pops out of their package because the packaging is so plain. And any diamond select figures I got I removed from package because the packaging is so bulky it takes up too much room.

Re: Pulse Con: Hasbro reveals Ghost Popper and Afterlife Ecto-1

Posted: September 27th, 2020, 1:22 pm
by Kingpin
At the moment I have some of my Ghostbusters figures and collectibles on display on a shelf in my room, but a lot of stuff is currently in storage.

When I get my own place? I don't yet know, but I'll be interested to see what options I get when I have my own abode.

Re: Pulse Con: Hasbro reveals Ghost Popper and Afterlife Ecto-1

Posted: September 28th, 2020, 1:00 am
by darthbuster
I’d say google and pin interest geek man caves. You’ll find a lot of really tastefully done comic book and collector caves out there. If you like ghostbusters etc. Then display your collection in your taste, get your interior decorator involved and curate a small sampling of your collection. Life’s too short not to enjoy your collection, and if you feel no need to hang on to all of it or any of it sell it and put the money to things that will bring you joy.

That’s what I’m trying to go for once I get my basement is completed and my items are displayed. I also am trying to limit the items in my collection as well so it’s not overbearing. I also sell / clear out items as my interest and taste changes as well.

Re: Pulse Con: Hasbro reveals Ghost Popper and Afterlife Ecto-1

Posted: September 28th, 2020, 7:16 am
by ccv66
I got a decent size armoire cabinet. It holds packs props, figures and books ect. 99% of the time doors a left open. I definitely enjoy it more when they're easily accesed. I used to buy something check out for 10 mins, then put it back in the box never see it again. Now it's easy to grab a book to read, show friends or shut the doors if I people over. You can get any armoire cabinet to match the style of your house. Plus if I have real small kids over I can throw a rubber band over the handles.

Recently started making one room into a theater, so moving alot of stuff into there for display

Re: Pulse Con: Hasbro reveals Ghost Popper and Afterlife Ecto-1

Posted: September 28th, 2020, 8:55 am
by Chicken, He Clucked
This is a good price point but those thick grey plastic antennae are turning me off this design.

Re: Pulse Con: Hasbro reveals Ghost Popper and Afterlife Ecto-1

Posted: September 28th, 2020, 9:33 am
by Kingpin
They may end up being prototype placeholders (I hope).

Re: Pulse Con: Hasbro reveals Ghost Popper and Afterlife Ecto-1

Posted: September 30th, 2020, 8:30 am
by Jdizzle66
The popper is awesome. Im going to need to get 2, so I can put my vintage popper in the box.