Discuss the upcoming movie to be released in 2020 and directed by Jason Reitman.
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By CraigTHEOWL1
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I figured this would eventually be a thread, so here we go!

We know that Mattel has has the master toy license for the last decade, and to everyone's knowledge, that deal is still in place? Are we expecting a great line of figures from this new movie? The ATC line was pretty underwhelming and kind of sputtered out quickly; do we think that GB20 has the potential to launch a succesful on-going line of figures like Jurassic World?
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By RedSpecial
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It really depends how well received the movie is.
If it hits the mark with fans they'll clamour for tie in merch and the line could have decent longevity with multiple waves across various licensee's

If its a lukewarm reception or worse , it'll likely fizzle out pretty quickly after an initial wave of merch.
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By Alphagaia
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I'll get a new Ecto-1 with chasing roller granny day 1.

For my kid obviously.






So I'll get two.
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By droidguy1119
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It's hard to say not knowing what the movie will be like. I feel like this is going for something different tone-wise, so the kind of toys they made for 2016 might not totally apply.

I'm a big Funko Pop! guy, so I'm hoping for some of those (maybe they can do Ghostbusters II, as well...).
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By Alphagaia
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Am I the only one who does not care for ecto cooler?

Maybe it's because we never had it in the Netherlands, but it seems just such a trivial thing to want.
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By 910dohead
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I can't speculate on what will be made in the toyline because I know very little about who is who or what is what in the new film. However, I do know which company has the rights for the movie toyline. If the upcoming movie is actually great and satisfies the fandom, then the toyline is also going to be as equally amazing.

Another revival of Ecto Cooler would also be great, but they really would need to do a better job of distributing it. It really was a pain in the ass trying to find it. Then when it seemed to have disappeared from shelves, all of the sudden 99 cent stores literally had pallets and pallets of the stuff priced to fly out of the door. I wasn't complaining but the stock was weeks away from the printed expiration date.
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By CosmoBubba
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Another revival of Ecto Cooler would also be great, but they really would need to do a better job of distributing it. It really was a pain in the ass trying to find it. Then when it seemed to have disappeared from shelves, all of the sudden 99 cent stores literally had pallets and pallets of the stuff priced to fly out of the door. I wasn't complaining but the stock was weeks away from the printed expiration date.
I’ll second that, if only because I never did see Ecto Cooler in stores. I bought a few cans from the local Cinemark theater during a screening of the original movie, and I managed to get two cases of juice boxes from the Western Kentucky Ghostbusters franchise at a local convention, and that’s all I ever saw.
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By Kingpin
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Maybe a Playmobil set or two to coincide. I'd love to see Lego release a tie in, in follow-up to previous sets, and it'd be a lot of saved work: re-release the Ecto-1 with rust stickers,
a bit of tweaking on the driver side for the chair/door features
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, with minifigs of the most important characters, and maybe paired up with
whatever they're trying to bust in the chase sequence
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I bet we'll get a die-cast replica of the run-down Ecto-1, probably Hotwheels/Johnny Lightning, maybe one of the bigger releases as well.
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By SpaceBallz
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Am I the only one who does not care for ecto cooler?

Maybe it's because we never had it in the Netherlands, but it seems just such a trivial thing to want.
Im not gonna lie, the taste isn't the greatest. I think people mostly love it for nostalgic purposes. If they re-release the Ghostbusters cereal I'd buy it in a heart beat and squint whilst I choke down the bran and sugar but smile on the inside .
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By Glenn Frederick
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Not to make this thread completely about ECTO Cooler but it was a popular drink years before Coca-Cola slapped the word "ECTO" and a picture of Slimer on the box.

It used to be called Citrus Cooler so it wasn't just a marketing plan to make a Hi-C Ghostbusters drink, it has its Fans!
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By deadderek
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Oh boy someone dropped the ball on the distribution of Ecto Cooler in 2016 that's for sure.

Hopefully they do better this time around. :)
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By Seth Rex
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I would like a proper Ecto 1 to go with the new movie. The one for ATC was a bit TOO kiddy, and that's saying something considering Playmobil made 2 perfect Ectomobiles.
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By Kingpin
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I would like a proper Ecto 1 to go with the new movie. The one for ATC was a bit TOO kiddy, and that's saying something considering Playmobil made 2 perfect Ectomobiles.
Do you mean the one with the Slimer figure? The LEGO and matchbox renditions were pretty good.
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By Seth Rex
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I would like a proper Ecto 1 to go with the new movie. The one for ATC was a bit TOO kiddy, and that's saying something considering Playmobil made 2 perfect Ectomobiles.
Do you mean the one with the Slimer figure? The LEGO and matchbox renditions were pretty good.
Yeah, that one.
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By ghoulishfright
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Am I the only one who does not care for ecto cooler?

Maybe it's because we never had it in the Netherlands, but it seems just such a trivial thing to want.
Of course you would think that if you've never had it. Ecto Cooler is like the nectar of the gods! It tastes kinda like Mountain Dew, but more orangey and smooth. Plus, it's the principle of the thing. Discontinuing Ecto Cooler has been the single greatest snack injustice of the last century.
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By Wafflerobot
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If any of the original cast members show up in the movie, it would be kinda cool to see figures of them too. Grey haired Venkman etc
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By Alphagaia
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If any of the original cast members show up in the movie, it would be kinda cool to see figures of them too. Grey haired Venkman etc
Are we finally getting that Ghostbuster in a wheelchair toy?
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By RealGhostbusterJay
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I have some hope with Hasbro but also some worries. Kids in general just don't buy toys as much, Spirit has done well with the products they've released and hopefully will keep them in the event that Hasbro maybe doesn't deliver RP items at the same level. I sadly don't see them releasing general figure lines like star wars, I see it more like the diamond select lines or black series star wars where we have 6 inch figures aimed more at display. I would love to be way wrong however and see 3.75 inch figures that are readily available at general toy stores.
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By deadderek
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I have some hope with Hasbro but also some worries. Kids in general just don't buy toys as much, Spirit has done well with the products they've released and hopefully will keep them in the event that Hasbro maybe doesn't deliver RP items at the same level. I sadly don't see them releasing general figure lines like star wars, I see it more like the diamond select lines or black series star wars where we have 6 inch figures aimed more at display. I would love to be way wrong however and see 3.75 inch figures that are readily available at general toy stores.
2016 toys languished on the shelves, but there were plenty of them for those few interested.

I have my doubts 2020 will have a HUGE assortment, but I do believe we'll get new figures.

20 bucks says we'll see "Classic" merchandise come out with the new stuff again.
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By Glow in the Dark
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I really do hope we get a $500 or so Proton Pack replica. They do a good job with some of their Force FX lightsabers, this should be easy for them.
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By Kingpin
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A little tidbit I just came across:
Hasbro has been named as the worldwide master toy licensee for Ghostbusters and will create a wide variety of toys for the film’s release in 2020 that will appeal to Ghostbusters fans of every age
-Source
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