Talk about the your favorite Ghostbusters Collectibles from Mattel, Kenner, and more.
By Broccoli
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Here is a hot-take for a collectable idea. Would anyone be interested if they did a collector set of the 2016 GBs, but in the RGB style (paint scheme and articulation)? I think the idea would be cool for a unique collectable - probably best offered as an online exclusive.

I also realize this is something that would never actually happen.
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By petesapie
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Has anyone "restored " their hasbro ectos? Was about done with mine but screwed up the door. Just need to fix that and wait for the logos to come in.
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By kahuna900
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petesapie wrote: March 24th, 2021, 9:49 pmHas anyone "restored " their hasbro ectos? Was about done with mine but screwed up the door. Just need to fix that and wait for the logos to come in.

WOW!!! Repaint?
By Alex Newborn
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Nice and shiny looking!

Any plans to move the ladder back to the passenger side? Or will you leave it as is to retain functionality of the gunner seat?

Speaking of which, I recently re-read the Mueller novelization, and spotted this little reference...

"The Ectomobile looked like it had been through the Battle of Stalingrad, streaked with smoke and slime.
Not often we have to chase the rotten things down on the road and zap them from the car, Venkman
thought. Hatari* with ghosts."

I couldn't help but picture the Afterlife trailer as soon as I read that little description from 1985.

Presumably, Egon or whoever would have installed that gunner door at some point *before* the car began rusting in a barn.

So there must be a mid-point where it still looked basically like it did in '84, yet already had the gunner seat upgrade.

Alex


[*Hatari is a 1962 John Wayne movie where they live-catch various jungle animals. It's one of my wife's favorite films. Possibly best well-known for the song Baby Elephant Walk by Henry Mancini. It also inspired some of the inGen-catching-dinos scenes in 1997's The Lost World: Jurassic Park.]

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By petesapie
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Alex Newborn wrote: March 25th, 2021, 1:12 pm Nice and shiny looking!

Any plans to move the ladder back to the passenger side? Or will you leave it as is to retain functionality of the gunner seat?

Speaking of which, I recently re-read the Mueller novelization, and spotted this little reference...

"The Ectomobile looked like it had been through the Battle of Stalingrad, streaked with smoke and slime.
Not often we have to chase the rotten things down on the road and zap them from the car, Venkman
thought. Hatari* with ghosts."

I couldn't help but picture the Afterlife trailer as soon as I read that little description from 1985.

Presumably, Egon or whoever would have installed that gunner door at some point *before* the car began rusting in a barn.

So there must be a mid-point where it still looked basically like it did in '84, yet already had the gunner seat upgrade.

Alex


[*Hatari is a 1962 John Wayne movie where they live-catch various jungle animals. It's one of my wife's favorite films. Possibly best well-known for the song Baby Elephant Walk by Henry Mancini. It also inspired some of the inGen-catching-dinos scenes in 1997's The Lost World: Jurassic Park.]



Nah, just gonna leave ladder alone. I did put the ladder on the passenger side on my lego build and didn't put the rust stickers on.
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By Coover5
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CAZAFANTASMA wrote: March 25th, 2021, 7:06 pm Wanted to share this 3d printed Ecto 1 that is in scale with the Hasbro figures, you can do one too! :)
Amazing! I remember desperately wanting an Ecto for the Mego Real Ghostbuster figures and being told by most people such a thing could never be made. I have to admit I began to believe that but now this has me wondering again.
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By Prime 1986
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The M.O.D Blaster is on amazon!
https://www.amazon.com/Ghostbusters-Bla ... mes&sr=1-5
Is it going to be this higher price? not the $30 it was supposed to be?
Edit:
Ghost Gushers and Fright Features are up on Amazon UK
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ghostbusters-E ... 619&sr=8-1
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ghostbusters-F ... 641&sr=8-1
By Coover5
#4949124
There is a video of a quick Ecto-1 unboxing on YouTube but there's also a video of Bug Eye and Fearsome Flush. I guess all three should be coming soon.
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By Ectojeff88
#4949183
If Malaysia has them popping up how in the world is the main North America and Europe release all the way until August?!

I do notice a new art style for the stickers. Not sure how I feel about that new look of the logo, but that’s easy to update. I’m planning to decor mine with Ecto-1A stickers since I never had it.
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By Kingpin
#4949188
Ectojeff88 wrote: May 10th, 2021, 10:33 pm If Malaysia has them popping up how in the world is the main North America and Europe release all the way until August?
At a guess? Malaysia is only a short flight from China compared to the US and Europe.
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By Coover5
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On the first thorough unboxing of the Kenner Classics ecto-1 uploaded to YouTube it seems the instructions and stickers are bent but I doubt that will be the case for all of them. I just hope Hasbro will be offering up replacements for bent stickers. If not I guess I'll have to decide between getting Ecto-1 or Ecto-1a stickers off eBay.
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By Peter Venkman Jr.
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No Ecto 1 for me yet, but I did get a Bug Eye Ghost from Ebay today. My Wal Mart only had the four Ghostbusters action figures for sale when I visited yesterday, and I did not feel like waiting for them to get them since they are really terrible with their toy department. Going to get a Fearsome Flush and an Ecto 1 in the near future. Also a quick heads up, Fearsome Flush is currently sold out on Wal Mart.com.
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By Coover5
#4949652
Coover5 wrote: May 13th, 2021, 1:19 pm On the first thorough unboxing of the Kenner Classics ecto-1 uploaded to YouTube it seems the instructions and stickers are bent but I doubt that will be the case for all of them. I just hope Hasbro will be offering up replacements for bent stickers. If not I guess I'll have to decide between getting Ecto-1 or Ecto-1a stickers off eBay.
Unfortunately the instruction manual seems to be folded in half in all the unboxing I have seen so far so replacement stickers are probably in order. but I was already thinking of ordering replacement stickers on ebay. I LOVE the gradient blue back window of the Ecto-1a especially with the slimer detail. I really wish the original ecto had that. Might get the ecto-1 and ecto-1a stickers so i can use the back window sticker from 1a for a little "Real Ghostbusters" flare then use the plain blue back window sticker to get a more cinematic Ecto-1a if i buy another ecto
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