The initial release of "Build the Ghostbusters Ectomobile" has proven to be a trial release, to investigate the potential market. The range is currently suspended at issue 2. The Eaglemoss website is presently predicting a launch this summer.
Collectibles company Eaglemoss has published a website featuring a new "Build the Ghostbusters Ectomobile" collection, similar to a replica of the Back to the Future DeLorean previously released by the company.
The details of the model/collection are as follows:
•1/8 scale - 31½ inches/80cm in length - 9.9 inches/25cm in width
•The first issue is priced at £1.99*, the second at £4.99, the third issue (and each subsequent) will be priced at £8.99 - The issues will be released on a rate of four per month.
•Illuminated lightbars, spotlights, beacon, headlights and taillights
•Opening passenger doors and hood
•Removable Proton Pack gurney
•Colour magazine with each issue, detailing the car and the people responsible for making the films.
There will also be additional gifts for subscribers to the collection:
•Free additional issue (with first installment)
•Magazine binder (with first installment)
•Ecto-1 replica licence plate (with third installment)
•Ecto-1 baseball cap (with sixth installment)
•T-Shirt (with eigth installment)
•Mirrored display base (with tenth installment) - Which can be upgraded to include a transparent cover
It should be noted that DeLorean kit from Eaglemoss was estimated to reach a final completion cost of around £1,168, placing the construction at roughly 32-months on the four-issue-per-month cycle. Fans looking to collect this series should prepare for a similar cost and gestation period. This model is also based on the car's appearance following the 2008 restoration.
An official date has not yet been released for the Build the Ghostbusters Ectomobile collection. GBFans will provide an update when it becomes available.
*Details on whether the collection will become available in the United States aren't presently known, however it is likely it will be advertised at a later date, like the company's Star Trek titles.