Talk about the your favorite Ghostbusters Collectibles from Mattel, Kenner, and more.
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By Fritz
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I've ordered Egon and Winston from Amazon; they keep saying they'll be here in about two weeks, but on the other hand they haven't shipped yet.

Why did they put Slimer in charge of that?! :-D Image

EDIT: And after sitting in processing hell for a week in a half, this morning I get an email saying it's been shipped and will arrive today. I guess Slimer noticed my joke and sped things up. Image
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By Fritz
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Awesome news Fritz, let us know what you think of them after you get them.
They actually arrived later that day, but I was a bit busy with other things to deal with them immediately.

But as Cheech Marin once said, "better late than never"

So first I opened the Amazon box:
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:-D

Egon
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Winston
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Closer-ups of the characters in the box, and Egon's equipment. They're the same for both: proton thrower (attached to the pack), PKE Meter, Ghost Trap, and four gloved hands
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The "bookends" of the boxes look snazzy together. I'm gonna save these so I can eventually put all four together:
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So, if you're one of those guys who is horrified by people actually opening up their toys because it spoils the resale value, well, look away now because it's about to happen.


Last chance.



Here we go:
Because I'm me, I opened Egon first.
The Ghost Trap's cable doesn't unfold well, and both PKE Meters had slightly bent prongs. That may improve with them out of the boxes; we'll see.
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There's a bag with an ad for DST's other Ghostbuster stuff, and instructions on building the Firehouse diorama. I put the extra hands and the proton stream in this bag. In a wonderful nod to the Kenner toys, the proton streams are the same colors as the proton streams in the legendary Series 1 figures from 1986: Red for Egon, yellow for Winston, with Venkman's to be green and Ray's to be orange.
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And here's the Professor with his PKE Meter:
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The Proton Pack with thrower attached:
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The Trap even attaches to the pack, just like in the show! But like I said, the cord on the trap is bent all weird for now:
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Here's Egon's diorama bits:
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And now for Winston, showing off his proton beam:
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DST knows their stuff--they gave us two of the clear plastic pieces that attach the beams to the throwers with each figure. Those things can be easy to lose.
I'm not as big on the gloved hands as some people here are, since they didn't use them often in the show, but here's Winston trying them out:
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:whatever: --Jazz hands, Man!
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Ray is the only one I'll probably display in gloves most of the time, though.
Winston's diorama parts (along with this beam):
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And last but not least, one shot of half the team together, wondering where the other half is:
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My inner fifteen year old is seriously pleased with these guys.
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By slaysghosts
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Only reference I can find is Amazon: March 27
Who knows how accurate that is.

Another note:

Got my Egon and Winston today, haven't opened yet. Will probably customize slightly w/ changing a few colors/shades and cleaning up some lines. So far, from just looking at them through the packaging, they look awesome in person.

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Opened them. They're fantastic. Struggling w/ what to do w/ my Zeddemore.
Came like this from Amazon:
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Couldn't help but pull out my paintbrush and do a down n dirty clean up:
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Like the joints and the stream and everything else feels solid.....struggling w/ ordering another w/ a perfect logo, doing a kitbash, then returning the defective logo........what I cleaned up looks ok enough from two feet away but I know it's a botched logo....internal struggle w/ my mind more or less I think.
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By Matt Campbell
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I managed to find Real Ghostbusters Winston in a store at West Edmonton Mall on Boxing Day but Egon and Slimer weren't there, so I've found and ordered Egon off of Amazon and he should be arriving in the mail this week. I'm still looking for a decently priced Slimer as he was not on Amazon and the ones I've seen on eBay have been priced at over $50 + shipping, maybe I'll buy the spud straight from Diamond Select's website as I was thinking of getting some stands for my figures from them anyway.

I'm digging the RGB Winston and get a kick out of his proton stream being the same colour as his Kenner counterpart from my childhood. The only issue I had was that when I took the proton gun out of the plastic and put it on the hook on the pack, the hose that connects it to the pack appears to have broken away from the gun end. So that's 3 hoses I have to reconnect now as my Quitting Time Ray and We're Back Egon suffered the same fate.
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By dalbyspook
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Greetings UK folks. I finally gave up on my Forbidden Planet pre-order for Winston, Egon and Slimer as it was just too vague and possibly looking like they weren't getting them. I took the plunge and ordered from Nerd Toys, who now appear to actually have the wave in stock, if anyone's still looking.

Fingers crossed!
By Wiggyof9
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Like the joints and the stream and everything else feels solid.....struggling w/ ordering another w/ a perfect logo, doing a kitbash, then returning the defective logo........what I cleaned up looks ok enough from two feet away but I know it's a botched logo....internal struggle w/ my mind more or less I think.
You did a great job fixing the logo, especially considering how botched it was.

GBnews posted their review finally and for the first time in any review I have seen showed the fire house progress. Holly hell this thing is huge. I still have my stuff in package mostly because i think to open them all up once i have all the diorama pieces so I didnt realize just how tall this will be. At least it wont be too deep so I can just adjust some shelves once the final figures are released.

Based on the reviews i have seen it looks like the RGB wave has done better than the GB2 waves. I have seen a lot of YouTube comments from people that didnt know about the line and want the RGB stuff. I also got at least 1 person to buy the entire fire house series. Im crossing my finger that febs toy fair will have good news for us, especially with a new movie in 2020.
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By Jangonate
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Final wave should land in February. Won’t know exact dates until they pop up on Diamond, but I know that finished figures in box have been sent out to a celebrity. Wrestler dude who loves Ghostbusters. Maybe you know of who I speak.
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