Fans hoping to grab Mattel’s Ecto Goggles will have to wait just a little longer. Mattel has announced the item has been bumped from its July 15th release to August 15th.
Here’s the official word from Mattel:
As you read this, the long-awaited Ghostbusters™ Ecto Goggles are in the final phase of production! To give all you Ghostbusters™ fans who are attending SDCC the chance to check them out for yourselves, the release date has been moved from July 15th to August 15th. Keep an eye on this spot, because we’re going to do first looks soon.(P.S. And any time you want to make sure you’ve got the latest sale information, just click on over to our Sale Schedule page.)
A reminder that subscribers to any of the lines currently featured on MattyCollector.com will get first dibs on August 14th as part of Mattel’s “early access” feature.
The brand new Slimer gelatin mold from Diamond Select Toys is now available online or (hopefully) and a hobby shop near you! To help add a bit of hype to the product, the below images were uploaded to Diamond Select Toys Facebook account:
My name is Tyler and I am the art director for factory Entertainment. We are currently working on a line of Ghostbusters SHAKEMS (like a bobble statue) and I wanted to show some progress and get some feedback with the fans.
We displayed the prototypes (first draft versions) at Toy Fair, and while overall people liked them, a lot of the fans have commented (in the NEWS section here) that they arent totally happy with the sculpts. Well, we werent either in may cases, so I just wanted to reach out and keep you all updated to changes we are making and hear your thoughts!
The Stantz we showed had a face that we all thought just was not at all Stantz. So I personally re-sculpted it. Now, keep in mind we dont normally show this stage, and it looks odd being just the face (the goggles and har, etc.. will be added later) But I thought someone might be interested in the behind the scenes process.
The final head will be small, considering its only on a 6 inch figure base.. Also, we want an open dialog with fans, so I can always be reached at tyler (at) factoryent.com.
I took it upon myself to e-mail Tyler and also ask about the “comic box” that was also shown at Toy Fair (as seen in the picture below). He revealed that it is in fact a bank.
The Bank actually IS the comic styled thing.. Its a plastic rectangle about 2 inches deep with the comic style art on both sides!
We’ve also been informed that he’ll be showing off pictures of the Slimer SHAKEMS resculpt soon.
To view our original post regarding these news items, click here.
Mattel Toys has officially started sending out the below press release for their upcoming 1:18 Heritage Ecto-1:
The Ecto-1 is featured in the original Ghostbusters movie and is based on a 1959 Miller-Meteor Cadillac limo-style ambulance. This 1:18 scale, die-cast Hot Wheels Heritage Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Vehicle is a must for dedicated Ghostbusters fans!