Toy Fair 2018 had no shortage of crazy announcements this year, but one that really stuck out and played on our nostalgia heartstrings was the throwback to The Real Ghostbusters from Diamond Select Toys. Before we get to that Series 9, we have a few other lines before that, that are epic in their own right; starting with the famous Firehouse Diorama. Learn more about the upcoming figures below!
This week, Ghostbusters Select Series 6 ships to comic and specialty stores, and it marks a new era of Ghostbusters products from Diamond Select Toys. After completing the rooftop diorama with Series 1-5, all of which were based on the original film, Series 6 is based on Ghostbusters 2, and includes the first pieces of the firehouse doors!
“We’re Back” Ray Stanz, Geared Up Louis Tully and Vigo the Carpathian launch the Ghostbusters 2 line, with exclusive diorama pieces in Select packaging at comic shops and specialty stores. Non-diorama versions are at Toys”R”Us in thinner packaging, and both include accessories and interchangeable parts.
Ray and Louis each come with a proton pack, walkie talkie, ghost trap, alternate hands and proton stream. Ray, in his grey jumpsuit, comes with additional gloved hands and a removable Santa hat, as seen in Ghostbusters 2. The Select versions of Ray and Louis each come with a front door of the firehouse, while the Select version of Vigo the Carpathian comes with the sign from Ghostbusters 2, as well as a corner segment of the building.
Pre-orders are open for Series 7, with “We’re Back” Egon Spengler in grey, Slime Blower Winston Zeddemore and museum employee Janosz Poha. Janosz will be exclusively available at comic shops and specialty stores, in Select packaging, with Oscar, a lenticular disappearing Vigo painting, and a pair of baby-holding hands for Vigo. Instead of Janosz, Toys”R”Us will get a translucent Terror Dog with two sets of horns. They should ship this summer.
Series 8 just opened for pre-orders with “We’re Back” Peter Venkman, “We’re Back” Winston and Slime Blower Ray, all of whom should arrive this fall.
Just unveiled at the New York Toy Fair, Series 9 and 10 of the Ghostbusters line will feature the Real Ghostbusters, from the 1980s cartoon of the same name. Egon, Winston and Slimer star in Series 9, with all new heads and gear for Egon and Winston, and new faces (and a bus driver hat) for Slimer. Series 10 will feature Peter, Ray and a fully articulated 9-inch Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. Each will come with a piece of the firehouse diorama at comic shops and specialty stores, and they will be solicited for pre-orders later this year, for a winter release.
Track down Series 1-6 at your local comic shop, or order from your favorite online retailer!