Do they mention if it is original of the reboot?
Ghostbusters reveal is near the end of the interview, and holy crap am I excited. Get hyped guys, we're about to get the best Ghostbusters figures we could ever hope for.
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Agreed on why this isn't all over the place. They apparently spent a lot of time on portraits. Can you imagine the proton packs?
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These could well be the gold standard if Mezco pulls it off. I will probably fork out, but I'll need to see them all first. I can't spend this kind of money if one of them is a dud, and no-one seems to have nailed the 4 at once.
That pod cast also states a possibility of an Ecto 1 (since they are doing a Batmobile for the DC line), though he states they wont do it without lights and sounds and price point is gonna be for sure more than the lego firehouse, but all depends on how big a market for vehicles is.If they can't keep it under $200, f*** that noise, man.
Why exactly does it have to have light and sound? Ive seen their BvS Batmobile, and yes the interior detail is impressive. But, am I wrong in thinking that a majority of GB fans here would settle for an accurate exterior and just being able to put figures inside it if the bells and whistles were concerned? I mean, f*** , just upscale my old Kenner car and shave a hundred bucks off the pricepoint
Wasn't the size and final cost what stopped Mattel from making an Ecto to fit their figures? (Aside from the asinine pre-order window)All of the above plus the backlash from Fans on their Facebook page. During the Ecto presale, Mattel was dumping their "old stock" figures at their Matty Store and OddLots, so you could buy them for about $9.00 each, if you could find them.
There are 8 pages of Piss & Moan about this. How do you guys not remember this stuff? Here's the link to the Matty Ecto :
For those who are too lazy to search the link, here is AJ's explanation on pricing of the Beast.
I look at it like this.And just for fun, here's Feats take on it way back when.
The 1:64 scale cost $1 for the crappy version, $5 for the good version and $20 for the good version in a nice box.
The 1:43 scale cost $60 for the Ecto-1 and $80 for the Ecto-1a.
The 1:18 scale cost $130 for the Ecto-1 and $180 for the Ecto-1a.
The 1:12 scale is a little more than the Ecto-1a, and falls in line with the pricing of scale. And its going to be huge. That's what I can't believe about this. To have nearly a 2 foot Ecto-1 sitting on my coffee table.
this is about 2 years too late for fan hype to buy into that price point...it's a pass for me. Though I will let my packed GBs ride on the back of the 66 Batmobile that Matty is putting out this year for $60
As for why he feels it needs lights and sounds, at the price point for these vehicles, adding those probably doesn't push the cost up that much more and creates a much more dynamic piece.
It's a BIG f***ing car. Even if you leave out the electronics and interior detailing, it will probably still be over $200.I'm sure it has little to do with size and more 1) the cost of the licensing and 2) market/demand for the product. (Batman and the Ninja turtles get great vehicles and play sets... I get it, higher demand/brand recognition)
I'm also going to throw in the horrible economy and the reboot going with a different ecto...even a big dog like Mattel is sticking with lil Hot Wheels and mini figures. Matty was probably spot on with their $250 scale Ecto with light and sound, but they'd already screwed the pooch with that line.
Wait... no... it's all the fans' fault for this business. I missed my chance with Matty, and now I can like it at $350 or lump it with no one else to blame but myself and the other fans who wouldn't jump.
Who knows... maybe the reboot will be a huge success and give us a shot at retail again down the line?
For now, here's Mezco's Dredd and bike to tide you over:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
Pass...Dredd can ride the $20 batpod from Mattel that I picked up in 2008, right Cap?.
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