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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.
Last edited by slaysghosts on January 19th, 2019, 6:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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