Ghostbusters Day Toy Reveals include Slime Glow Figures, Mini-Pufts, and My Little Pony Crossovers
There was a time when any movie action figure to a banana was something like its on-screen counterparts. Now, toy companies sell toys for numerous movie franchises with likenesses so realistic that you literally wish you were a kid again just to be able to re-enact all the movie scenes that you couldn’t quite do justice to twenty to thirty years ago. Hasbro celebrated Ghost hunters Day 2021 by releasing a brand new wave of their 6-inch plasma range. The new characters are based on the likenesses of the original four Ghostbusters and come with a glow-in-the-dark slime effect, but that’s not the main event here.
The release also sees the arrival of one of the first toys from the Ghostbusters: Afterlife movie – a 3-pack of Mini Stay Puft Marshmallow Men with interchangeable heads. While the images available are digital replicas of what the toys will look like, there’s no true Ghostbuster fan who can deny that these little guys are great. These come on a film scale of 3.5 inches and are just as popular at Christmas time as “Baby Yoda”. With pre-orders now available for its October release, you can own your own little army of mini-pufts for around $ 26, with each Ghostbuster figure priced the same. Also included in today’s big Ghostbusters launch was the My Little Pony Crossover Collection Ghostbusters Plasmane.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is one of the most anticipated films to come with many people trying to ignore the fact that without the Covid19 pandemic we would have seen the film by now and instead wait patiently for its arrival in November. With the hype surrounding it, there was no chance that Hasbro would miss the chance to get the most out of the movie, and while there are sure to be a lot more toy releases, there hasn’t been a chance since the trailer came out last year cute little creatures don’t make an appearance.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is the long-awaited sequel to the 1984 classic horror comedy and its 1989 sequel. The film discards the events of the Melissa McCarthy-led reboot of 2016 and picks up decades on the events of Ghostbusters II. Egon Spengler has died and we are getting to know new characters who have a family connection to the founding member of the Ghostbusters team. When evil violence seems to be at work, the children Trevor (Finn Wolfhard of Stranger Things) and Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) join the seismologist Mr. Grooberson (the immortal Paul Rudd) and at some point realize that something is strange in the in near Summerville, Oklahoma, there is only one team you need to call.
With original cast Annie Potts, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykroyd and of course the legend who is Bill Murray, this time not in some bizarre cameo roles but back in their 80s characters, this is a film made for is known to many has been too long in coming. With original director Ivan Reitman’s son Jason directing the film, you can call it fate, call it karma, call it luck. Everything actually happens for a reason, and it seems that this film was made as the conclusion of a trilogy we have been waiting for three decades.
Topics: Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2020, toys, collectibles