Mattel issues press release on Neutrino Wand + Clippard trademark to be used
Get ready! The Ghostbusters Neutrino Wand from Mattel will be on sale for all users this coming Monday for $130USD!
Here’s the press release from Mattel:
Negative vibrations from ectoplasmic entities bumming you out? Give them a positive blast with your Neutrino Wand! Developed with Sony Entertainment, this authentically detailed wand delivers vibrations and a force kickback when blasted, light-meter animations on the base that ramp up or down depending on how high you’ve adjusted the proton stream setting, and an extending tip that lights up with orange, red, and yellow LEDs (does not actually shoot a beam).
The wand’s buttons and switches are loaded with lights and sounds sampled directly from the Ghostbusters™ films, including the main power on/off switch and the proton stream on/off switch, length-adjuster knob, and “blasting” button. And if total protonic reversal is your thing, then you’ll want to cross the streams and see what happens! Fire two Neutrino Wands at each other and watch the lights change color as the light-up meter transforms to a unique pattern and new sounds and vibration are triggered.
TM & © 2013 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.
EU Member States: Due to additional required safety warnings, this product is unavailable for shipment to the following countries. Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
You must be 18 or older to purchase this product.
Also, Clippard Instrument Laboratory posted the below, highlighting that their Clippard likeness will be present on the wand:
Clippard Instrument Laboratory is pleased to announce an agreement with Mattel® that will allow use of the Clippard trademark and modular valves likeness in the making of replica Ghostbusters™ Neutrino Wands.
Ghostbusters is a supernatural comedy starring Dan Akroyd, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis as three eccentric parapsychologists who start a ghost catching business in New York City. It was originally released in 1984 and followed by a sequel, Ghostbusters II, in 1989. The main equipment used by the Ghostbusters is a Proton Pack—an unlicensed nuclear accelerator which fires a proton stream from the handheld Neutrino Wand (aka Neutrona Wand or “Proton Gun”). The Proton Packs and Proton Guns used in the movies feature several Clippard products, including theR-701 and R-331 modular valves as well as several Minimatic® fittings. The script for a much-anticipated third movie is currently in the works.