What are the odds some ingenuous & resourceful fan will produced metal antennae swapout kits for the Hasbro Ecto?
SpaceBallz wrote: ↑January 20th, 2021, 12:10 pm Walmart just canceled my pre-order of the Ghostbusters popper. No reason given.Mine was cancelled too. I checked the inventory of my local Wal-Mart on the website and saw some were in stock so I just went in and grabbed one. They had a ton of RGB figures sitting on the pegs too. So beautiful to see!
below_radar_00 wrote: ↑January 21st, 2021, 8:32 amThey must have just gotten a restock, because my Walmart was full of RGB figures. No StayPuft or Green Ghost though.SpaceBallz wrote: ↑January 20th, 2021, 12:10 pm Walmart just canceled my pre-order of the Ghostbusters popper. No reason given.Mine was cancelled too. I checked the inventory of my local Wal-Mart on the website and saw some were in stock so I just went in and grabbed one. They had a ton of RGB figures sitting on the pegs too. So beautiful to see!
I am curious, if they continued the RGB line with future figure re-releases (which I think is unlikely), which ones would you want to see? For me, I would love for them to re-release the "Monsters" line. As a fan of the Universal Horror movies, I would pick those up in a New York minute.
It terms of scale, they are pretty much perfectly in 1:18 scale with one another and side-by-side, they look excellent as a visual evolution of the vehicle's appearance. (I SO regret not getting the Elite Ecto-1A when I had the chance)
The biggest difference is just the materials used. The Hot Wheels one is obviously metal and made of a lot more separate parts that had to be assembled in production. They used metal or chromed plastic everywhere that made sense on that one. The Hasbro one is built in as much of a "single piece" molded construction as possible, but the details are still very good. The lack of any metal parts or chromed pieces isn't much of downside to it as it just makes the car look more weathered and worn out. In terms of tangibility, yes it feels much cheaper and lighter, but for the price point it's not a rip off nor a bargain.
Overall, I love it and it'll be a great display piece. I would love to see Hot Wheels do an Elite series Afterlife version but who knows if the licensing will allow that since Hasbro has their own version now. If this is the only one offered, I don't think people will be too disappointed and will be glad to have it.
Here are some comparison pics:
metallijosh wrote: ↑January 24th, 2021, 8:45 pm I used a silver Sharpie to add the headlights and foglights as well as the gas cap on my plasma ecto. It looks a lot better.Ooh pics?
But the release date came and went and my order is still sat there, meanwhile they've removed the Ecto from their website as "sold out"... which isn't reassuring.
The wand was freely available for a while so I'm surprised - either the release is delayed over here or there was more demand / less Ectos?
Going to order one myself later this week.
metallijosh wrote: ↑March 12th, 2021, 10:39 am $50 for the Kenner Classics Ecto!?! I bets the price in the plasma series Ecto isn't looking too bad now!!Apparently the $50 isn't as bad. I read elsewhere (probably on this forum) that the original cost for the Ecto was something like $22. Adjusted for inflation, it would bring it up around $50.
Broccoli wrote: ↑March 18th, 2021, 6:34 pm Apparently the $50 isn't as bad. I read elsewhere (probably on this forum) that the original cost for the Ecto was something like $22. Adjusted for inflation, it would bring it up around $50.Here's the post in question:
mrmichaelt wrote: ↑March 15th, 2021, 4:58 pm Chris Stewart informed me the original price was $22.87 in 1987 so converting that to how much that is in 2021 comes out to around $53. Throw in tax to the $49.99 msrp for the Hasbro reissue, somehow, they managed to keep the cost relatively the same! $39.97 is a steal. Maybe it's a pre-order limited sale price.-Source
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