Leolao wrote: ↑August 31st, 2021, 11:59 pmNew firehouse for the retro figures, please! I'd love to see a full size Proton Pack to go with the Spengler WandBroccoli wrote:I don't know if this has been mentioned here yet, but Hasbro PulseCon is happening October 22 and 23. Ghostbusters will be represented this year. Any speculation/hopes on what will be revealed? If memory serves, last year they revealed the Wrecto Plasma Series and the retro Ghost Popper.Hopefully:
-Plasma Series Real Ghostbusters with Samhain or Boogieman BAF
-1/12 Ecto 1 or Ecto 2
-More Prop Replicas
We still don't really know who the main baddie for Afterlife is just yet. Chances are there is an action figure in the pipeline for whoever that may be. Maybe a Muncher figure in the Plasma series or the dead miner we see in the trailer? There is also Dana Barrett, Janine Melnitz and Paul Rudd's character. If any of that is planned, we probably won't see any reveals until after Afterlife hits theaters (but they will want something on shelves for Christmas).
As far as classic figures goes, it would be really nice if the Plasma series would dip into Ghostbusters 2 and produce a Vigo figure. However, I wont get my hopes up as it seems this figure line is going for the typical characters you would expect to see. We haven't seen anything beyond main and secondary characters yet and Hasbro has already dipped into producing slime covered variants of the 4 Ghostbusters. If that doesn't spell it out then I don't know what will.
Real Ghostbusters Kenner Classics? If that is continuing, (which sadly I think its been cancelled) we might see a few more ghosts and maybe something like Ecto-2 or another wave of figures. A big surprise would be the firehouse playset but I really don't see that happening. I could be wrong but I don't think the Ecto-1 even made it to retail before Walmart started to clearance out the line. That seemed to be an online exclusive only.
Honestly, what I see happening is they'll use a short amount of time to advertise the Plasma Afterlife figures as well as the Fright Feature line and then drop one or two new items like an RC trap or a few new role playing items. Probably a mini-puft 12" plush priced at $60 to be honest Haha.
While GB may not have the hefty amount of characters like those other properties, I can't see Hasbro not getting the license to just let it sit ideally.
I have a sneaking suspicion that after Afterlife is released, the Plasma series will really start to open up. Maybe not as much as Marvel Legends, but I wouldn't be surprised if the other aspects of the franchise start getting represented like GBII, RGB, XGB, and ATC (assuming the license includes all of that).
You will NEVER just casually walk into Walmart and/or Target to full pegs of GB stuff. Never.
delta88 wrote: ↑September 4th, 2021, 8:39 pmWalmart toy aisles near me are ghost towns. I would like to agree with you but their aisles look like one would think they're going out of business. I am not even going to go as far as saying Covid and shipping restrictions did this, but this has been ongoing for years prior. I think only certain type of Walmart planogram-set stores will maybe get a dump bin of product. You're giving Walmart too much credit of being a competent retailer that audits its product properly. Target is just as bad at this. A huge marketing push would be great and plentiful product would be great but I really don't see it happening.SpaceBallz wrote: ↑September 3rd, 2021, 1:42 pm Our toy shelves at our Wal-Mart are still almost bare still, it's weird.I think with WalMarts involvement in the movie your going to see a huge marketing push from them. Including an expanded toy selection.
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