With the new female-led Ghostbusters getting closer and closer—release date is July 15, 2016—there’s more information about tie-in merchandise.
The latest is Diamond Select Toys announcing a new set of Minimates, featuring all four Ghostbusters–plus some ghosts, of course, including a couple of mystery spooks.
From the press release:
Ghostbusters 2016 Movie Minimates 2-Packs Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! We’re getting a new Ghostbusters movie, with a new Ghostbusters team, and now we’re getting new Ghostbusters Minimates! The new Ghostbusters team is presented in four new two-packs, including Erin Gilbert with Jillian Holtzman, Abby Yates with Rowan’s Ghost, Patty Tolan with Slimer and a rare, one-per-case set of Slimed Patty with a ghost to be revealed! Each Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. In scale to all Ghostbusters and Real Ghostbusters Minimates! (Item #APR162600, SRP: $9.99/2-pack)
You can check out more details here. Diamond Select says the set will be available this summer.
It hasn’t been confirmed exactly what role the ghostly Rowan plays, but there is speculation (warning: possible spoilers at the link) about the new spirit, who does, in fact, look rather familiar in shape. There’s also Slimer, and an un-named ghostie included in the set, but we aren’t allowed to know who it is yet.
In the meantime, it’s great to see these Erin, Jillian, Abby, and Patty figures, with hopefully a lot more to come. Studios have taken criticism recently for not having enough merchandise available reflective of the important roles female heroes are playing. It looks like Sony is going to step up for the female-led Ghostbusters.
Also of interest to Ghostbusters fans, coming up in Fall 2016, Diamond Select Toys has a set of tumblers of the team from the original 1984 movie.
Ghostbusters Movie Glass Tumblers
A Diamond Select Toys release! Raise a toast to the heroes of New York City! For repulsing an invasion by Gozer the Gozerian, DST has issued four commemorative tumblers featuring each of the four Ghostbusters – Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston. Featuring all-new artwork and scene descriptions, these tumblers look like what you would have gotten back in 1984, had the original Ghostbusters movie received promotion at fast-food restaurants. Each tumbler is packaged in a full-color window box, each sold separately. Hand-wash only.
Any further spec you want to share about the new Ghostbusters or thoughts on what kind of merch you hope to see for the new movie? Let us know in the comments.
Author: Dot R
Dot has been bouncing around various fandoms for many years now writing essays, episode reviews, commentary, and reporting news and conducting interviews, among other things. Along with being a Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and Supernatural fangirl, she’s also a fan of fantasy and science fiction television shows, everything from Farscape to Killjoys to 12 Monkeys to X-Files to Wynonna Earp. Currently Fangirl at Large covering numerous geek culture related topics, convention news, casting spoilers, show news, and interviews.
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