One of the reveals from this past weekend’s PulseCon were brand new Ghostbusters items! The popper toy looks exactly like that– a toy. My opinion is that it looks very cheap, but I personally didn’t collect or play with Ghostbusters toys as a kid (with the exception of a few Play Doh sets) so I can’t say how it compares to the original Kenner toys. I purchased the Ghost Trap from Walmart this year and thought that was fun, though. I own one Plasma Series figure (Egon, duh) and I liked it, although it felt like a Star Wars: The Black Series toy. (I maintain that many Hasbro action figures are built on a similar engine.
Without a doubt, fans are going to be going nuts for that Ecto-1, which (for better or for worse) is a Target exclusive. Preorders for it have unfortunately sold out, but Target assures that we can check the shelves on release date. I think this will be another toy that is impossible to get. Out the gate it is already $50 (the same as NECA’s upcoming die-cast version of the Back to the Future DeLorean), so we will see the price shoot up in no time.
GHOSTBUSTERS KENNER CLASSICS GHOSTPOPPER
(Ages 8 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $19.99 / Available: January 1, 2021)
Poltergeist popping action is back with the GHOSTBUSTERS Kenner Classics Ghostpopper from Hasbro! Inspired by the classic blaster from Kenner, this retro Ghostpopper is a must have for any Ghostbusters fan and features original Kenner deco and package art inspired by the iconic look from the 80s. Comes with six soft foam Ghostpops and three cut-out Ghost Targets. Available exclusively at Walmart.
GHOSTBUSTERS PLASMA SERIES ECTO-1
(Ages 14 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $49.99 / Available: January 1, 2021)
Commemorate the next chapter in the Ghostbusters story, GHOSTBUSTERS: Afterlife, with the GHOSTBUSTERS PLASMA SERIES ECTO-1 1/18th-scale collectible of the iconic Ecto-1 vehicle from Hasbro. Featured in the all-new GHOSTBUSTERS: Afterlife movie, this collectible features premium deco with incredible detailing inspired by the updated look of the new Ecto-1 as seen in the 2021 movie. The GHOSTBUSTERS PLASMA SERIES ECTO-1 collectible also features opening doors, movable pieces, and more features inspired by the movie. Available exclusively at Target.